Our collection of parties and events during NYCC is a bit curtailed, due to the fact that we are going down the tubes healthwise, and won’t be able to hit any parties, but here’s a rough stab at it. BTW, we have no public events for Friday, so if you’re havin’ one…send us a link!

Official NYCC Pre-Con Party:
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Special Events taking place at Dave & Buster’s
First Ever NYCC Pre-Con Party | Thursday, February 5, 2009 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm | Dave & Buster’s Times Square – The Official NYCC Con-Bar

NYCC is thrilled to announce the first ever New York Comic Con Pre-Con party taking place at Dave & Buster’s in Times Square Thursday, February 5, 2009 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. This event is open to everyone so grab some friends and join the excitement of the weekend ahead with other fans, exhibitors, NYCC staff and even some guests! Oh yeah…and the first 200 NYCC ticket holders to arrive at the Pre-Con party will receive a pretty sweet gift bag.

If you don’t have your NYCC show ticket yet no problem…you will be able to purchase a ticket to NYCC at Dave & Buster’s along with some cool NYCC Official Merchandise! So grab your favorite nerd in your life and swing on down to Dave & Buster’s to play a few games, have some drinks at the cash bar, mingle with some guests and to get ready for the incredible weekend ahead!

Proceeds benefit the Hero Initiative and attending pros include Joe Quesada, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Phillip Morris, Aaron Douglas and more.

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Side Bar
120 E. 15th Street (Near Union Square)

Enjoy drinks, free sliders for early arrivals, and door prizes! Admission will be $5 and up for CBLDF members, $10 and up for non-members. Attending artists will include: Colleen Doran, David Mack, Rantz Hoseley, Dean Haspiel, Mike Cavallero, Nikki Cook, Mahmud Asrar, Brahm Revel and many more!


Mike Golden, Mark Texiera and Steve Scott Sign at Illustration House
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Illustration House
110 West 25th St.

Marking the opening of the show “Astounding Art.” Details here.

FRIDAY — NO PUBLIC EVENTS LISTED — we’re pretty sure there are some; we just don’t have the PR, hint hint.


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Hosted by iFanboy, ROFLThing, 1UP and Popgun
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m
Stitch Bar & Lounge
247 West 37th Street (Between 7th and 8th Avenue)

Who: Internet superstars and hosts of Revision3’s weekly comic book show iFanboy: Conor Kilpatrick, Ron Richards, and Josh Flanagan; Tim Hwang, founder of ROFLCon, the world’s greatest Internet culture conferences, Garnett Lee, editor of 1UP and Mark Andrew Smith & Joe Keatinge, editors of the Harvey Award Winning Popgun Anthology published by Image Comics.

Featured attendees also include: Christian Beranek, writer, Disney’s Kingdom Comics; Paul Cornell, writer, Marvel Comics’ Captain Britain & MI13 and television writer, Dr. Who and Robin Hood; Mike Norton, artist, Green Arrow & Black Canary and Trinity; Tom Katers, co-host, Around Comics and host, Tom vs. The Flash; Meredith Gran, writer, Octopus Pie; Jonathan Rosenburg, creator, Goats; Scott Kurtz, creator, PvP; Brad Guigar, creator, Evil Inc; Robert Khoo, business manager, Penny Arcade; Neil Kleid, cartoonist, RANT Comics, Action Ohio, The Chemistry Set; Wes and Tony, Amazing Superpowers; Scott Ramsoomair, cartoonist, VG Cats; Johnny Johnny, Tiki Bar TV; and more to be announced!


Deharavath 2!
February 7 through March 4, 2009
Reception: Saturday, February 7, 6:30
Giant Robot NY
437 E. 9th street
New York, NY 10009
(212) 674-GRNY

Giant Robot is proud to host Deharavath 2, a group art show featuring the work of Yukinori Dehara, David Horvath, and Sun-Min Kim.

Dehara’s hand-painted clay depictions of debauched salarymen, brutalized gangsters, happy monsters, and other unique figures stand about 5-inches tall. Although the pieces are detailed and glossy, the subtle and intentional flaws of the Japanese artist’s self-described “crummy” style project more humanity than horror, and are oddly sympathetic. His work has garnered a cult of collectors around the world, and is celebrated in books, stickers, and other merchandise. For this show, his subject will be “otaku.”

David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim are best known for creating UglyDolls, the indie plush dolls that have gained a rabid worldwide following and sparked a movement of cool handmade toys. For this show, Sun-Min is preparing otaku-themed paintings and David is drawing a one-of-a-kind storybook–each page sold separately! (Parents and guardians should note that this is not an UglyDolls event, and will contain works intended for a somewhat more mature audience.)

The opening reception for the artists will begin at 6:30 on Saturday, February 7.

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Indy Creators After-Party

The annual celebration known as New York Comic Con brings together a multitude of creators, professionals and fans of pop culture. For the past three years, the Comicbook Artists Guild contributed to the celebration by co-sponsoring the Indy After Party along with several independent minded publishers, apparel companies, media ventures, and now a museum. This year is no exception. In conjunction with numerous sponsors within the comic book and entertainment industries, CAG invites attendees and exhibitors to Blaggard’s Pub for an evening of networking, door prizes and entertainment. This year’s celebration will take place on Saturday, February 7, 2009 from 8pm to midnight.


  1. A bunch of us are having a QUICK drink Friday evening at Hudson Yards (10th Ave @ W.35th St) between the Futurama and Wonder Woman screenings. All are welcome to drop by and say hello, and to come early or stay late, depending on whether or not you were planning on attending either of those screenings.

  2. Heidi: The local party Glamdammit is billing itself as a NYCC afterparty Sat nite, with Doc Hammer’s band WEEP headlining. Here’s the poop:

    twig the wonderkid, michael t, harley sears, and jo phantastic spin fist-pumping rock ‘n’ roll, punk anthems, and glittery glam-rock along with live performances, burlesque, and a cavalcade of stars

    hosted by georgie seville [motherf*cker] and keanan duffty [slinky vagabond]

    comicon afterparty and live set by weep featuring doc hammer of adult swim @ 10pm
    the gyronauts performance tribute to glam-rock @ 11pm
    late-nite pyrotechnic cabaret by justina flash @ 2am

    sexy go-go dancers apathy angel and jessie lee
    photos courtesy of indierotica and tre gallery
    glam make-overs by miss amanda leigh

    $10 admission / $7 rsvp
    saturday february 7th @ 10pm 21+id
    don hill’s 511 greenwich and spring st new york city

    [official going.com info page here]