¶ First we would like to direct everyone’s attention to The Daily Cross Hatch and their feature, New York Comic Con 2009: An Indie Survival Guide. As Brian Heater points out, it’s not exactly Winter MoCCA Fest:

It’s unfortunate, to be sure, but let’s face it—having attending the show for the past few years, we can sympathize. The focus of shows like NYCC and its larger west coast counterpart is squarely focused on the big name players in the industry. They are, after all, the ones who largely tend to bring bodies through the door. While the showing from smaller publishers is smaller (Fantagraphics, for one, let us know that it won’t be in attendence, as it’s since decided that there’s little to be gained from a show like NYCC), they’re there if you know where to look.

We put the message out to indie artists and publishers, asking where we might find them at this year’s show. The responses largely came back in one of two forms:

1. Those who swore on their life that they’d never again risk setting foot in the convention, and wished us luck on our seemingly self-destructive pursuit.
2. Those who were, in fact, planning on attending the show, and were therefore more than happy help their indie brethren direct traffic.

There are some indie cartoonists and publishers attending, and for sure they spent a lot of money to be there, so make sure you go and check them out.

Abby Denson:

So here’s my appearance schedule for this weekend’s NY Comic Con! It includes my first ever Marvel signing and the lovely and talented Colleen Coover will be there with me (along with loads of other superstar Spider-Man cohorts)! So if you want to get that copy of Amazing Spider-Man Family #3 (featuring the debut of Amazing Spider-Ma’am!)?signed by Colleen and I, this is THE TIME to do it! 6PM Saturday at Marvel Booth #1141. Be there!
Read on for my full schedule:

Feb. 7th and 8th
NY Comic Con!
Jacob K. Javits – 655 West 34th Street, NYC
Panel schedule so far:
Saturday?- 12:15PM-1:15PM “Friends of Lulu Panel: The Representation of Women in Comics” with Jillian Tamaki, Calista Brill, Robin Furth , Chris Butzer – Room 1A18
Saturday?- 4:15PM-5:15PM “Men are from Krypton, Women are from Paradise Island” with Jimmy Palmiotti, Colleen Doran, and Jamal Igle – Room 1A17
Saturday-?6:00PM to 7:00PM – Signing @ The Marvel Booth (#1141) with Mike McKone, Phil Jimenez, Joe Kelly, Dan Slott, and Colleen Coover
Sunday?- 11AM-12PM – “Kids Comics Workshop” with?Matt Loux?and?Dave Roman?- room: Kids Zone 1

Neil Kleid:

Just a heads up as to where I’ll be signing at this year’s New York Comic Con. I’m promoting THE BIG KAHN, my upcoming graphic novel from NBM Publishing, and signing copies of BROWNSVILLE, COMIC BOOK TATTOO, NINETY CANDLES and more! I also have one or two things to announce. If you have a chance during the convention, please swing by to say hello.

Here’s where you’ll find me:


11AM-1PM: NBM Publishing (Booth 1713)
2-3PM: Image Comics (Booth 1403)
3-5PM: NBM Publishing (Booth 1713)


Meetings and general walking around, saying hello to pals.


10-11AM: NBM Publishing (Booth 1713)
11AM-12PM: Image Comics (Booth 1403)
3-5PM: NBM Publishing (Booth 1713)

Links to more stuff:
Ben Templesmith
Dean Haspiel
Elizabeth Genco