We’re three months out from New York Comic Con, scheduled for October 4-7, 2018.
Most of us here at The Beat are slowly getting into that special mindset required for Comic-Con in San Diego, except for me. I’ll be a Designated Survivor, ensconced at a secret location here in NYC, scanning the newsfeeds while Comic-Carnival is underway in California.
New York Comic Con is my San Diego. It’s got the crowds, the guests, the exhibitors, and a better Artist Alley. Also, no Hotelween. But, as big as it’s gotten, it has had to shrink a little onsite, as the Javits Center is in the process of being expanded and upgraded, requiring demolition of the North Hall, home of Artist Alley and the best restrooms. (I covered the announcement and proposed spaces back in January 2016.) Current projected cost: $1.5 Billion.
I attended BookExpo and BookCon in early June, and took a stroll around the Center, camera in hand.
Here’s the photo update, with commentary.
I’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010.
I’ve been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic novel gospel since 1994.
I’m a bookseller, a librarian, an amateur scholar, a cool uncle, and a comics evangelist.
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