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New York Comic Con: New Main Stage Wristband Policy Draws Both Fans & Critics

In Other Conventions by Kerry Dixon13 Comments

As we reported last week, New York Comic Con implemented a whole new system this year for the Main Stage, NYCC’s version of Hall H (though even that is only about half the size of Hall H — the Main Stage only holds 3,000, compared to Hall H’s 6,130 capacity). Our readers had a lot of thoughts about the new … Read More

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The Marvel Experience Announces Tour Dates [UPDATE 2]

In General News, Other Conventions by Kim Twombly2 Comments

Along with the Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N Exhibit in New York City, Marvel has also licensed its name and characters to Hero Ventures for The Marvel Experience. Billed as the world’s first hyper-reality tour, Hero Ventures announced the first dates and locations of the Experience at New York Comic Con’s Marvel booth today. A preview in Phoenix starting this December will be followed … Read More

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New York Comic Con to Clear Rooms Between Main Stage Panels; New Wristband System

In Other Conventions by Kerry Dixon8 Comments

Much like at San Diego Comic-Con this year, New York Comic Con seems to believe that there’s a problem (or potential problem) with queuing in line all day for some of the biggest panels. However, where Comic-Con International decided to implement a wristband system showing those waiting in line just what quarter of the room they’d likely to be in … Read More

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Comic-Con International Hands APE Back to Founder

In Other Conventions by Kerry Dixon2 Comments

Comic-Con International will be down to only hosting two conventions a year after this weekend. Thanks to Bleeding Press, we now know that CCI has decided to hand back APE — the Alternative Press Expo — to the man who funded the convention in 1994, Dan Vado. Bleeding Cool discovered that in the program for this year’s event, a notice … Read More

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Dark Horse Announces New York Comic Con 2014 Signing Schedule

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New York Comic Con is less than a week away, and fans of comics publisher Dark Horse will be pleased to know that the company has finally announced its complete signing schedule for the convention, and that it’s full of exciting talent and properties. Headed to New York will be talent from Dark Horse books Hellboy and the B.P.R.D., Elfquest, Avatar: The … Read More

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Mezco Toyz Announces ‘Breaking Bad’ New York Comic Con Exclusive

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Mezco Toyz is heading to New York Comic Con next week with an exclusive that should have fans of Breaking Bad pulling out their wallets. The toy manufacturer is smaller than some of the exclusive giants (Hasbro, Mattel, etc.), they still hold some exciting licenses, and offered several great exclusives at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year. Of their licenses … Read More

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Fugitive Toys Bringing Funko ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Loki Exclusives to NYCC

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Funko may not be one of the exhibitors for New York Comic Con, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be represented on the show floor. Thanks to PopVinyl.net, we now know of at least two Marvel Funko exclusives heading for NYCC — and how you can get your hands on them now. Fugitive Toys, frequent collaborated with Funko, will be … Read More

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Square Enix Announces Deathstroke Exclusive for NYCC

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Square Enix, the licensed collectibles maker and video game company behind such titles as Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts, made some of our favorite exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con this year. Now, they’re bringing their beautiful collectibles to New York Comic Con in October, starting with the Batman: Arkham Origins PLAY ARTS – KAI – Deathstroke. The PVC figure stands … Read More

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WB Unveils NYCC 2014 Panels and Screenings

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Warner Bros. TV has announced its lineup of panels for this year’s NYCC with showings from five shows. The line up includes fan-favorites The Following and Person Of Interest as well as anticipated newcomers Constantine, Gotham and Forever. The Following will be making its third trip back to the Big Apple with stars Kevin Bacon and Shawn Ashmore, as well as executive producer … Read More