20 Nov, 2018

AnimeNYC 2018

Posted by K.J. Linder in: .Blogs|Opinion|Signings & Events | No Comments

Welcome back Anime NYC! From November 16th to November 18th, this anime convention returned to the Jacob J. Javits Center in the city for its second year!

Anime NYC 2018

It’s been awhile since I’ve been to an anime con in NYC. Historically, NYC hasn’t been able to hold on to a big anime convention.

Big Apple Anime Fest (BAAF) was ended in 2005, Anime Next skipped town from NY to Secaucus NJ, and the big problems with Anime Fest at NYCC this year.

But Anime NYC is promising!

With 36,000 attendees (compared to last year’s 20,000) from all 50 states and over 15 countries this con could be on track to outdo Otakon. Read the rest of this entry »

Play Fair Midtown Comics

Do you love comic book collectibles and you just can’t get enough ’em? Or maybe you really like the Dark Knight and you want an EXCLUSIVE collectible? Or perhaps you’re excited to see Batman v Superman? Then we have some very good news for you! Play Fair NY is right around the corner, and we’re giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets! Lucky you!

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Why should you be excited for the very first edition of Play Fair NY in the Jacob Javits Center? Well, where do we even begin?! At the event, you can get your hands on EXCLUSIVE Funko product, take pictures of the new Batmobile from Batman v Superman, get a first-look at the coolest collectibles coming out this year from different companies, and Midtown Comics will have a sweet store set up, too! We’re also going to giveaway a bunch of great items at the event, like a DC Icons Lex Luthor action figure autographed by Batman v Superman actor Jessie Eisenberg!
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Play Fair NY takes place February 13-14. The tickets can be applied to one of the event’s sessions (Saturday morning, Saturday evening, Sunday morning, or Sunday evening). CLICK HERE for more details about Play Fair.  Good luck, and we hope to see you there!

Ted, Andrew, and Sam welcome the brains behind Kings County Comics Kurt KC Christenson and his partner Odette Coquette to chat about their performance in their last comic cosplay themed variety show and their planned future events.  Kurt tells the origin of the Kings County Comics collective and their roots to Brooklyn.

Then we talk about the just released Star Wars trailer and mild spoiler… someone isn’t as thrilled about it as the rest.  We also try to talk about Daredevil without giving any spoilers. And of course we discuss out top picks of the week!

If you have any suggestions for the show please let us know through our Twitter, Facebook, or email us at podcast@midtowncomics.com. Leave a question on our voicemail at 980-MIDTOWN and we’ll play it on the show!

To read the books that we talked about in this episode visit www.midtowncomics.com and have them delivered right to your door anywhere in the world.

KC

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We hope everyone’s gearing up for this year’s New York Comic Con 2014! We have a number of fun exclusives, discounts, giveaways, and contests this year, with yet another way to win prizes in our first ever NYCC Cosplay Bingo!

With help from Comics and Cosplay, we present our new NYCC Cosplay Scavenger Hunt/Bingo contest! Learn how to enter below!

Contest Rules:

1. You have to follow both Midtown Comics (@MidtownComics) and Comics and Cosplay (@ComixNCosplay) on Twitter.
2. You have to take a picture with each cosplayer you find at the convention.
3. Tweet the picture to both @MidtownComics and @ComicxNCosplay .
4. Include the hashtag #CosBingo so we know its a contest entry.
5. We will announce the winners on twitter!
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Cosplay Characters to find at the Con:
1. Ms Marvel
2. Batgirl
3. Dick Grayson
4. Angela
5. Silk
6. Gwen Stacy
7. Thor (Female)
8. Iron Man (Blue Suit)
9. Moon Knight
10. Captain America (Sam Wilson)

Midtown Comics is now happy to work with Comics and Cosplay for a new weekly video series featuring cosplay tips, comic reviews, and more! Ian’s first video counts down the “Top  10 New Comic Books of 2014”! Check it out below!

#10) Ghost Rider

#9) Magneto

#8) Cyclops

#7) Amazing Spider-Man

#6) Sinestro

#5) Moon Knight

#4) Genius

#3) Inhuman

#2) Punisher

#1) Batman Eternal

The views expressed herein are solely those of the writer, and not Midtown Comics.  Additionally, Midtown Comics makes no representations as to the accuracy of any of the information expressed herein.

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In honor of our exclusive Doctor Who releases in July, We’re excited to throw a Doctor Who Day Party at Midtown Comics Downtown on Saturday, August 2nd!

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