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The Beat 1 Minute Guide to NYCC


Although it’s been a long, hard convention season, enthusiasm for the New York Comic-Con which kicks off tomorrow is running HIGH, especially among our European comics friends, who can’t afford San Diego prices any more, but find New York’s Fall Saver Fares just right. It’s hard to find a better time in New York than early October — crisp air, falling leaves, a certain “buzz” in the air….it’s a good time.

In case you are wondering what to do or where to go, we’ll direct you to the hard work that others have done.

For eating, CB Cebulski’s three part guide at Eataku is amazing.

Part One West side from burgers to Japanese tapas.
Part Two: burgers
Part Three: NYC classics

With picks from safe to adventurous there’s something to please every taste on this list. NO wonder the guy has been on the Food Network!

As for the show itself, we couldn’t have picked better than David Brothers’ The 15 Must-See Panels at New York Comic Con and Douglas Wolk’s New York Comic Con: What to Stand in Line For.

Unfortunately one marquis event has been changed — the expected Scott Kurtz/Ted Rall debate on digital vs print will not be Kurtz vs someone else, which will still be good, but given their epic online battles, still a bit of a disappointment. Kurtz tweeted about the change then wrote in a private email:

We emailed a month ago. He said yes. Approved the moderator and then today we emailed him instructions on getting his badge and he informs us he didn’t know we were serious and that he’s got to promote a book in Portland.

Soooooooo…not exactly a sudden era of good feeling.

That aside, it’s going to be a busy few days. Although the NYCC proper doesn’t kick off until tomorrow, we’ll be at the ICv2 digital comics conference all day, and we’ll have a full report later on.

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