NameNew York Comic-Con
DatesThe New York Comic Con typically happens in the beginning of the year.
2012 - October 11-14
DaysNew York Comic Con runs Friday through Sunday, but there are events associated with the convention that also happen Thursday.
HoursFriday: 10am-3pm(Trade Only) 3pm-8pm (Public)
Four Days - $85
Three Days - $65
Friday - $35
Saturday - $50
Sunday - $35
Four Days - $100
Three Days - $75
Friday - $45
Saturday - $65
Sunday - $45
Group rates are available on groups over 15.
LocationJacob Javits Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
Contact InfoPhone: 1-888-605-6059
AttendanceThe con seeks to have around 100,000 attendees this year.
About This ConventionThe New York Comic Con is the East Coast largest comic book convention and became that way in only a few short years. It had some early issues with size and capacity, but since has increased its space to accommodate the extremely large crowds. The New York Comic Con is quickly becoming a convention hotspot.
Main AttractionsHere are some of the attractions:
- Buying Comics
- Meeting Creators
- Comic Book Panels
- Kids Day
- Retailer Panels
- Costume Contest
- Portfolio Reviews – For Aspiring Artists
- After Parties
- Buying Comic Related Items
HistoryThe New York Comic Con is a newer convention, being only in its third year on 2008, but has quickly become the second largest convention in the United States. It’s rise in popularity had a bumpy start, but due to its location to the hub of comicdom, it has cemented itself as one of the premier events on the East Coast.
The convention started in 2006 and was held in the Jacob Javits Center in downtown New York. The first convention was promoted with a media blitz and exceeded expectations, perhaps a bit too much. The convention had to turn away thousands of people, numbering as much as six thousand. There were also huge lines to many of the events, with some as long as six hours. Many con-goers were upset with this, but those inside and the retailers involved thought the con overall was a success.
Despite the hiccups of the first year, the con continued to increase in attendance and has expected numbers of 100,000 for its latest year. It has quickly gone past just being a comic book convention, but rather a pop-culture one, much like the Comic Con International in San Diego, hosting video games, movies, and more. The convention has also become a place for professional, retail, and creation sub-conferences that are held within and before the con. It is quickly becoming one of the hot spots of the convention circuit.