The time has come! If you weren’t busy enough at the regular NYCC/Anime Fest events, there are  a multitude of things to do running alongside the show. Whether it’s a signing, an art show, a panel about comics – or just enjoying Happy Hour – we got you covered. Here’s a bundle of events alongside, at, and in the name of this year’s New York Comic Con, starting Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 3rd, with debuts, comics discussions, and more…




  • Title: Watch Marvel LIVE! from NYCC




    • Host: MARVEL, Marvel’s Eat the Universe, Earth’s Mightiest Show, This Week in Marvel
    • When: 10/4 @ 11AM-6PM | 10/5 @ 10AM-5:15PM | 10/6 @ 10AM-6:45PM | 10/7 @ 10AM-3:30PM
    • Where: LIVESTREAM |
    • Description: We’re going LIVE from New York Comic Con on October 4-7 with all the exciting news, interviews, booth tours, panels, fan signings and more. Stay tuned for full updated schedules and guests!



  • Title: A Celebration of Comics




    • Host: Microsoft Store NYC Flagship
    • When: (See Description for Dates/Times)
    • Where: Microsoft Store NYC Flagship | 677 5th Ave, New York, New York 10022
    • Description: Join flagship Microsoft Store on Fifth Avenue as we celebrate the world of comics, superheroes and villains with exciting events, workshops and giveaways.
      • Thursday, October 4 7PM-9PM Comic fans are invited to attend a one-of-a-kind party at the Microsoft Store.
        – Listen to a panel of experts discuss the evolution of the industry
        – Mix and mingle with other fans
        – Come dressed as your favorite character for a chance to win a Surface Go.
        Capacity will fill up quickly, RSVP today: Must be 18+ to attend.
      • October 6-7 In partnership with Tap Tap comics, Microsoft Store is hosting comic workshops for both kids and adults to help you learn and get creative.
        • Junior classes (ages 10-16) | Saturday, October 6 10AM-12PM Sunday, October 7 11AM-1PM
        • Master classes (ages 16+) | Saturday, October 6 1PM-4PM Sunday, October 7 2PM-4PM
    • TICKETS:





  • Title: The Best American Comics 2018




    • Host: The Strand
    • When: 7-8PM
    • Where: The Strand Bookstore | 828 Broadway at 12th Street, 3rd floor Rare Book Room
    • Description: This year’s collection includes work selected from the pages of graphic novels, comic books, periodicals, zines, online, and more, highlighting the kaleidoscopic diversity of the comics language today. Join us as panelists Bill Kartalopoulos, Julia Gfrörer, Julian Glander, Kevin Hooyman, and Julia Jacquette talk about this year in comics.
    • TICKETS: Admission Options: Buy a copy of The Best American Comics 2018 or a $15 gift card to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout.



  • Title: The New Mainstream | Opening Reception




    • Host: Art on A Gallery & Shop, Wendigo Productions LLC.
    • When: 7 – 9PM
    • Where: Art On A Gallery & Shop | 24 Avenue A New York, New York
    • Description: Please join us for this exciting exhibition of of work from a group of the most interesting independent Comix Artists on the scene today, hand-selected for you by special Guest-Curator, Dean Haspiel. Original signed drawings, panels, prints and more will be available for purchase. Meet the artists!



  • Title: Comics and Culture: Those Who Can, Teach




    • Host: Pace University Press
    • When: 3PM – 5PM
    • Where: Pace University | 1 Pace Plaza Bianco Room, B Level New York, NY 10038
    • Description: Pace University Press will present Comics and Culture: Those Who Can, Teach, a panel and discussion on October 3, 2018, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The event will be held in the Bianco Room at the Pace University downtown NYC campus. The panel will offer a stimulating conversation about the comics industry, its influence on literature and popular culture, and how this applies to academic studies. The theme will highlight the intersection of comics and education, the language of comics, and the use of comics in the classroom. The discussion is an extension our journal, Comics and Culture. The panel will feature guest contributors and speakers, including cartoonist Mark Newgarden (Cartoon Network), editor Joan Hilty (Nickelodeon, DC Comics), comics artist Klaus Janson (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns), and writer and illustrator Phil Jimenez (Wonder Woman, X-Men). Paul Levitz, former president and publisher of DC Comics, will moderate the discussion. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. This special panel is sponsored by Pace University Press, Pace University Masters in Publishing Program, and TBA.





  • Title: “After Houdini!” NYCC Book Launch




    • Host: Insight Comics, author Jeremy Holt, Houdini Museum
    • When: 6PM – 9PM
    • Where: Houdini Museum of NY at Fantasma | 213 West 35th Street, Room 401, New York, New York 10001
    • Description: Insight Comics is proud to present the debut of “After Houdini” by Jeremy Holt Books, art by John Lucas, and colors by Adrián S. Crossa. Holt will be available for a meet-and-greet to sign copies. Food and drinks provided!







    • Host: Books of Wonder
    • When: 6PM – 8PM
    • Where: Books of Wonder | 18 West 18th Street 10011
    • Description: Please join us as we welcome 9 talented creators of wonderful graphic novels — just in time for New York Comic-Con! So mark your calendars for this special night as we welcome RAINA TELGEMEIER, KAZU KIBUISHI, GALE GALLIGAN, NIDHI CHANANI, MOLLY OSTERTAG, KRISTEN GUDSNUK, LUKE PEARSON, GUSTAVO BORGES, and SEAN RUBIN to share their latest graphic novels



  • Title: Simone Bianchi’s Marvel Masterpieces Art Show Reception




    • Host: Metropolis Gallery
    • When: 6PM – 9PM
    • Where: Metropolis Gallery | 36 West 37th Street, 6th Floor
    • Description: Over 50 paintings of your favorite Marvel characters from the brand-new Marvel Masterpieces card set by modern day master, Simone Bianchi will be available for viewing and purchase. Superheroes like Spider-Man, Wolverine, Guardians of the Galaxy, Phoenix, Black Panther, Hulk, Punisher, Deadpool, and villains like Doc Ock, Magneto, Modok, Green Goblin, Taskmaster and many more will be on display! The event is open to the public, so whether you live in the Tri-State area, or you’re going to New York Comic Con, you are more than welcome.



  • Title: Comic Con Happy Hour Celebration




    • Host: Society Of Illustrators
    • When: 6:30PM – 9:30PM
    • Where: Society Of Illustrators | 128 E 63rd St, New York, New York 10065
    • Description: Join us for our Comic Con Happy Hour Celebration on Friday, October 5th at 6:30pm to view our three exhibits: The Art of The Avengers and Other Superheroes, Tales From the Crypt: The Revolutionary Art of MAD and EC Comics, and Funny Ladies at The New Yorker: Cartoonists Then and Now. Tickets: $35 includes admission to the museum, plus 1 drink ticket and an exhibition catalog.
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  • Title: 5th Annual NYCC Comics & Cocktails Dinner Party Sponsored by NOC