Yowsa, things are kicking off big time. Super Week events are already underway, but there are a ton of comics events happening that aren’t part of Super Week. Starting tomorrow! If I left off your event just shoot me an email.

TUESDAY 10/7

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A bunch of folks signing at Forbidden Planet

On October 7th at 6 o’clock, Forbidden Planet is going to have a whole slew of amazing creators in-store. Writer James Tynion IV (The Woods, Batman Eternal) and artist Michael Dialynas ( The Woods) will be here as well as writer Marguerite Bennett (Batgirl, Batman), writer Chris Antzoulis (Paladin) and artist Fabio Valle (Paladin) will all be here to sign copies of their respective books. Woo.

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Erotic Fan Fiction Presents: Alan Moore Watchmen
I don’t know what this is but I loved the poster.

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Gotham Academy at Escape Pod Comics

Escape Pod actually has a full MONTH of events of which this is byut ne so cehck out all of them in the below link.

Meet the creative team of DC Comics Hot new Young Adult book, Gotham Academy! We’ll have Brenden Fletcher, Becky Cloonan & Karl Kerschl on hand to sign their new book and talk comics.
BONUS: Fletcher will be signing copies of Batgirl #35 DAY EARLY SALE! (Batgirl #35 will ONLY be available to purchase during the hours of the signing 5-8pm)
[Part of COMICTOBERFEST at Escape Pod Comics]

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Comics at Columbia: Past, Present, Future

You’re invited to the grand opening reception of this exhibition, which features materials from Columbia’s comics archives. A brief discussion in 203 Butler will kick off the evening, then all may adjourn for a reception and exhibition viewing in our Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Join us–and many of our archival donors, such as Chris Claremont, Wendyand Richard Pini, Al Jaffee, Paul Levitz, Alexander Rothman, Sophia Wiedeman, Peter Kuper, Gregory Benton, Forsyth Harmon, Tom Motley, and more…

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Trivia Armageddon Charity Fundraiser

Wednesday 10/8

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Image Comics Event Part 3
On October 8th at 6pm, Forbidden Planet is going to have:

Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts)
Chris Mooneyham (Five Ghosts)
Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter, Birthright, Ghosted)
Josh Fialkov (Punks, Last of the Greats, Echoes)
Ed Brisson (The Field, Sheltered, Comeback)
Justin Jordan (Spread, Luther Strode)
Declan Shalvey (Injection)
Tim Seeley (Revival, Hack/Slash)
Brandon Montclare (Rocket Girl)
Bob Fingerman (Minimum Wage)
Antony Johnston( Umbral, The Fuse)

That’s plenty of info right?

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The Best American Comics 2014

Strand Hosts a Panel of Experts Celebrating The Best American Comics 2014! The consistently acclaimed series Best American Comics returns to Strand for a dynamic panel. Examining the best in comics both well-known and up-and-coming, Best American Comics 2014 features the same exciting and eclectic mix, as selected by Bill Kartalopoulos and guest editor Scott McCloud. Join us for a an exclusive launch at Strand, featuring an all-star panel of artists and writers like Lale Westvind, Raina Telgemeier and Miriam Katin. The evening will be moderated by Bill, Best American Comics’ editor, publisher and editor of Rebus Books.

Buy a copy of Best American Comics 2014 or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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Celebrating the Heroes of the Comics with Drew Friedman!

Join artist/author Drew Friedman, Mad Magazine legend Al Jaffee, journalist Sean Howe, author of “Marvel Comics, the Untold Story”, and Karen Green, Columbia University Graphic Novels Librarian, for a book launch, panel discussion and visual presentation celebrating Friedman’s new book “Heroes of the Comics”, which features a foreword by Al Jaffee. The panel will be moderated by comics historian Danny Fingeroth. The book, published by Fantagraphics, will be for sale and Drew Friedman and Al Jaffee will be signing and inscribing copies following the panel.

Seating is limited, reserve your tickets now.

http://www.societyillustrators.org/Events-and-Programs/Lectures/2014/Friedman/Celebrating-the-Heroes-of-the-Comics!.aspx

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JHU NYC: CBLDF Annual and YI SOON SHIN SIGNING

Onrie Kompan (Yi SOON SHIN)

Amy Chu (writer, DCComics/Vertigo/Sensation Comics, Girls Night Out)

Janet K. Lee (artist Return of the Dapper Men, Lost Vegas)

Robin Furth (writer/illustrator, Dark Tower and more)

Derek Charm (artist, Powerpuff Girls, Super Secret Crisis War)

Ryan and Luke Dunlavey (Action Philosophers, G.I. Joe)

When: 10/8/2014 from 6-8pm

You’re not ready for this! We’re hosting a great signing for the Legal Comic Book Defense Fund 2014 Annual and Yi Soon Shin, featuring 7 amazing writers and artists.

You can meet all these great creators under one roof, with no hunting down tickets from scalpers! BONUS!

Come out and have a blast with this at this epic signing event!

Purchase of CBLDF 2014 ANNUAL or Yi Soon Shin required to participate in signing.

CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2014 #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A) Tom Fowler & Various (CA) Michael Allred
STORY: JEFF PARKER, STAN SAKAI, MARC GUGGENHEIM & TARA BUTTERS, JONATHAN HICKMAN, BRIAN WOOD, AMY CHU, AL EWING, ROBIN FURTH, RYAN DUNLAVEY, JEREMY LAMBERT, CHRIS ELIOPOULOS, LARRY MARDER, ROB REGER & MARIAH HEUHNER, JOE QUINONES & MARIS WICKS, & MERYL JAFFEE
ART: TOM FOWLER, STAN SAKAI, MATTHEW HOLM, TERRY DODSON, SHANNON WHEELER, RICH ELSON, EMMA VIECELI, RYAN DUNLAVEY, DECLAN SHALVEY & JORDIE BELLAIRE, CHRIS ELIOPOULOS, LARRY MARDER, CAT FARRIS, JOE QUINONES & MARIS WICKS, KATE LETH, & JANET LEE
COVER A: MICHAEL ALLRED
COVER B: WALTER SIMONSON
COVER C: DEREK CHARM

A COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND BENEFIT BOOK!

“USED YOUR IMAGINATION LATELY?”
Calling all dreamers and dancers, wanderers and wonderers, free speakers and free thinkers to this year’s CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL, compiled by former Marvel editor and ardent imaginaut LAUREN SANKOVITCH. Within the pages of this year’s Annual, a merry band of legendary creators has crafted 48 PAGES of THRILLING ADVENTURE, POWERFUL DRAMA, and GUT-BUSTING HILARITY that is not only ALL-NEW but ALL AGES! So grab your favorite life forms and gather ’round for a series of tales to test the bounds of your imagination and celebrate our freedom to do so!

All proceeds from this book benefit the important First Amendment work of the COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND, who’ve been fighting censorship in comics for over 25 years!

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Carousel with R. Sikoryak and more

CAROUSEL
Cartoon Slide Shows and other projected pictures
Hosted by R. Sikoryak

Songs, stories, a sasquatch, a trip to India, and much more.
Featuring:
Jeffrey Lewis
Jeff Lewonczyk
Mac McGill & band (Steve Wishnia, On Davis, Met Metzger, and Breeze Godfrey)
Roxanne Palmer
Lauren R. Weinstein
Sophia Wiedeman
Jess Worby

Tickets:
$12 (advance)
$15 (at the door)
$10 (students/seniors)
or TDF

 

Thursday 10/10

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Lion Forge Happy Hour

Friday 10/11

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The Third Annual Image Comics/Multiversity Comics NYCC Party!

We are pleased to announce that this year at New York Comic Con 2014, Multiversity and Image Comics will once again be teaming up to host their third annual NYCC Party to raise money for the Hero Initiative.

This year’s NYCC Party will be held Friday, October 10th at the Stitch Bar & Lounge located at 247 West 37th Street (a short 3-block walk from the Javits Center straight up 37th street) from 8 PM to close, with a $10 donation to the Hero Initiative to get in. In exchange for your donation, you will automatically be entered into a raffle to win one (1) copy of all of Image’s exclusives for NYCC 2014! It’s a 21+ event with all night happy hour and drink specials, and will assuredly be a fun place for friends, fans and creators to meet, share a drink and mingle.

The Hero Initiative is a charity that raises money to help support creators in need and gives to those who have helped foster, develop and pioneer the medium we all love so much. At last year’s event, Image Comics and Multiversity raised over $5,000 dollars for the charity thanks to the many fans who came out and attended.

The party will also feature quite a few special Image Comics creators as guests, such as Brian K. Vaughan (Saga), Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine), Jamie McKelvie (The Wicked + The Divine), Scott Snyder (Wytches), Sean Gordon Murphy (Tokyo Ghost), Nick Dragotta (East of West), Joshua Williamson (Birthright), Tim Seeley (Revival), Declan Shalvey (Injection), Dustin Nguyen (Descender), Frank Barbiere (Five Ghosts), Ed Brisson (Sheltered), Daniel Corey (Red City), Wes Craig (Deadly Class), Otis Frampton (Oddly Normal), Joe Harris (Great Pacific), Kyle Higgins (C.O.W.L.), Antony Johnston (Umbral), Justin Jordan (Spread), Ales Kot (Zero), Megan Levens (Madame Frankenstein), Adam McGovern (Nightworld), Brandon Montclare (Rocket Girl), Michael Moreci (Roche Limit), Steve Orlando (Undertow), Amy Reeder (Rocket Girl), Fabrice Sapolsky (One Hit Wonder), Gus Storm (EGOs), Roc Upchurch (Rat Queens), Fred Van Lente (Howtoons) and Jim Zub (Wayward).

So if you’d like to have a drink, groove to some music, share a chat and donate money to a great cause, please join us on Friday, October 10th for the third annual NYCC Party from Image and Multiversity Comics. RSVP on Facebook (link to be inserted later) and we look forward to seeing you there!

Be sure to visit the Image Comics booth in the main exhibitor floor of NYCC at Booth #1544, and the Hero Initiative at Booth #N104. Huge thanks to Tim Daniel for designing the flyer, as well as Jock for the use of his art!

Saturday 10/11

 

NYCC Zombie Crawl

The NYC Zombie Crawl is back for its 8th annual lurch around Manhattan on Saturday, October 11th! It’s the first time one of our main events is taking place on a Saturday and it’s also an after party for NY Comic Con so expect to see a lot more ghoulish faces this year. We’ll have drink specials and zombie action all afternoon and evening into the next morning with Pabst Blue Ribbon and our new sponsor Jägermeister!

The zombies will crawl all over midtown and will culminate in a blood and booze fueled after party at CARNIVAL at BOWLMOR LANES TIMES SQUARE (222 W 44th St btwn 7th & 8th Ave, Manhattan) at 8:30pm with an after party featuring live music, sideshow performances and more!

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“The 13th Hour” Opening Reception

The 13th Hour
7th Annual Group Exhibit
October 11 – November 15th
Opening Reception: Saturday, Oct 11, 7 – 11pm

NEW YORK, NY (October 11th, 2014) – Last Rites Gallery opens it’s sixth annual The 13th Hour group exhibit, celebrating the spirit of the Halloween Season.

In its annual exhibit, Last Rites sets out to present a broad-spectrum representation of Dark Surrealism. Held days just before Halloween, the show is the gallery’s largest group exhibit, and features renowned artists from around the globe- working in an array of mediums including painting, drawing and sculpture. From gothic elegance to finely crafted grotesquery, the beauty within the darkness is embraced and brought into the spotlight.

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JHU NYC Presents: The Action-Lab Post-Con Party!

Well, folks, it’s that time of year when you dust off your spandex, fill your wallet with your hard-earned cash, load up on snacks and wear comfortable footwear.

Yes, the Convention is hitting NYC and we’re going to celebrate in a big way!

Action Lab Entertainment is teaming up with us and we’ll be hosting the Post-Con Party for them!

We’ll have an INSANELY huge list of creators and talent here to sign for you, party with you, drink with you and have a few laughs with you!

 

Sunday 10/12

Seekrit After Party for Survivors Only!
If you ask me nicely I’ll tell you where it is.

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