NYCC: Special Edition NYC Tickets On Sale Today!


This June, the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City will host the first ever New York Comic Con:  Special Edition NYC. According to NYCC promoter Reed Pop, this will be a much more comic book focused convention than the much more massive and all-encompassing New York Comic Con.

Looking at the  Special Edition NYC website gives a telling detail about the size of this new convention. The homepage lists the location as Javits Center North. For those of you who attended NYCC in the past two years, the north pavilion of the Javits Center is the airplane hanger-looking building that hosts Artist Alley.

Comparing it to other NYC comic book conventions, this seems more in like with New York Comic Book Marketplace and Wizard World show than the main NYCC in October. What makes Special Edition NYC stand out from Wizard World NYC and NYCBM is the line-up of guests already on board. It’s a strong line-up of comic book creators, and only comic book creators. No wrestlers or actors from 60s sitcoms. Who knows if that will change, but the already announced line-up of guests has me wanting to buy a ticket when tickets go on sale today. Ryan Stegman, Frank Cho, Rafael Albuquerque, Jenny Frison, Dustin Nguyen, Charles Soule, James Tynion IV…From top to bottom, this is a list of creators I’m excited to meet. And I don’t think this is the final list. I wonder who we’ll get next. With his collaborators Rafael Albuquerque and James Tynion IV already announced, and his close proximity to New York City, I wonder if Scott Snyder will be a surprise guest.

There are three tickets to choose from: Saturday ($30), Sunday ($30) and VIP ($100). Kids aged 6-12 can get in for $5 with a paying adult. Besides getting you in the door both days,  the VIP ticket gets you a Special Edition NYC Poster signed by the artist who drew it and a special edition comic book. Most importantly though, VIP ticket holders are let onto the floor a full half hour before everyone else. That half hour might be the difference between getting a Ryan Stegman sketch and being the guy on the wrong end of his list’s cut off.

Special Edition NYC will take place on June 14 and 15, 2014. Tickets go on sale today at 12 noon at the Special Edition NYC website.