How To Buy NYCC Tickets!...

The day we’ve been waiting for it finally here. Reed Pop announced today to buy New York Comic Con tickets this year. There have been big changes from last year to the Retail Partner Program, so make sure you read all the details below. The Saturday ticket and Kids ticket prices have stayed the same, but every other ticket has seen a price increase from last year. Thursday increased by $5 from $35 to $40. Friday and Sunday have also gone up $5, from $45 to $50. It’s interesting that Friday and Sunday are now the same price as Saturday. Usually Saturday is more expensive because it’s seen as “the” day to go. The multi-day tickets both jumped $10, for $65 for the 3-Day and $95 for the 4-Day to $75 and $105 respectively. There are two VIP packages, both of whose details are outlined on the NYCC website. The two packages sell for $215 and $525. There are three ways to buy tickets to NYCC this year: 1) Online 2) At Special Edition: NYC 3) From Midtown Comics. I’m breaking down each option in this post. ONLINE Online ticket sales will take place on Wednesday, May 13 at 12 noon eastern time on the NYCC website. Unlike the past few years, where VIP Packages, 4-Day Passes, 3-Day Passes and individual day tickets went on sale on different days, everything is going on sale at noon on May 13. Yes, there were a lot of problems last year with the site crashing, and hopefully New York Comic Con addresses that this year, but even with dealing with the site crashes, and tickets showing up as sold out one minute and on sale the next, online remains the best way to secure yourself a ticket....

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 41 – NYCC 2014!...

Billy and Dave are joined by Tuesday Night Movies’s Gotham recapper, Nick, as the guys discuss New York Comic Con 2014. NYCC was a great time, and the boys discuss their encounters with Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Adam West and others. They also preview new comics coming out Wednesday, 10/15/14, including the Gerard Way (of My Chemical Romance) written Edge of Spider-Verse! Give it a listen, big guy! ­čśë http://ia902205.us.archive.org/28/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode41/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2041.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Brooklyn Defender Launch Party!...

Photos by Graig Kreindler. Written by David Henehan. Last night, New York Comic Con had their Brooklyn Defender Launch Party at Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg. For the past three years, Brooklyn Brewery has produced a limited edition beer in honor of New York Comic Con, the Brooklyn Defender. The recipe of the beer changes each year. Every year so far it’s been a different variation on an IPA, but Brooklyn Brewery founder and brewmaster Garrett Oliver said during his speech last night that it’s not guaranteed to always be an IPA. Besides the recipe changing every year, so does the design of the Brook Defender’s superhero persona the artist who designs it. The first Brooklyn Defender was designed by Tony Millionaire. Last year’s was designed by current Wonder Woman artist Cliff Chiang. This year’s Brooklyn Defender was designed by Rocketgirl’s Amy Reeder. Amy Reeder was at the event last night. She gave out free copies of Rocket Girl #1 and signed them as well. Besides the comic, everyone in attendance received a Brooklyn Defender pint glass, sticker and t-shirt, all designed by Reeder. And the NYCC crew raffled off a bunch of NYCC passes. Oh, and did I mention that the event was totally free to get into and was open bar all night! That’s right, free Brooklyn Brewery beer all night, and not just the Defender. Anything on tap was yours for the asking, including the delicious and deadly Brooklyn Blast! The one thing that did surprise me about last night’s event was the lack of cosplayers. There was one very awesome Rocketeer, and that was it. I was shocked. If you missed out on Brookyn Defender Launch Party in the past three years, make sure you attend next year! Last night was...

NYCC Tickets On Sale NOW!...

New York Comic Con tickets went on sale today at 12 noon on the New York Comic Con website! But not all tickets are going on sale today, just the 4-Day Pass ($95), Kid’s Day Tickets ($5) and VIP packages ($195 & $485). If you’re interested in getting any of these tickets, jump on them! You do not want to wait until tickets go on sale at retail locations. Finding 3-Day and 4-Day passes at comic book stores last year was a nightmare. I recommend securing your pass directly from NYCC as soon as you can. For those of you interested in the 3-Day Pass, if the past holds true, that will be up for sale shortly after the 4-Day Pass sells out. The individual day tickets will then follow shortly thereafter. We'll announce when 3-Day and Single Day Tickets will go on sale soon! #NYCC RT @DarthGregov when are single day tix going on sale? — New York Comic Con (@NY_Comic_Con) June 18, 2014 Personally, I think you should buy a 4-Day Pass. At $95, it’s $30 more than the 3-Day pass, so you’re only saving $5 over buying a 3-Day Pass and a separate Thursday ticket. That said, Thursday is the best day at NYCC! The crowds are light. The lines for exclusives are the smallest they’ll be all weekend. It’s the perfect day to take care of things that would take much longer on the more crowded days during NYCC weekend.┬á If you’re a parent thinking about taking your kid to NYCC, consider Sunday. Crowds are lighter than Saturday, there are specific activities aimed at kids that day and you can buy a Kid’s Day ticket for your child for only $5! Kid’s Day tickets have sold out quickly in past...

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: ┬áSpecial 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 ┬áSpecial 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...