New York Comic Con

The New York Comic Con is an annual New York City fan convention dedicated to Western comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, cosplay,[4] toys, movies, and television. It was first held in 2006.[5]

New York Comic Con
New York Comic Con logo
StatusActive
GenreSpeculative fiction
VenueJacob K. Javits Convention Center
Location(s)New York City, New York
CountryUnited States
InauguratedFebruary 24, 2006
Attendance180,000 in 2016 [1]
Organized byReedPOP, a division of Reed Exhibitions and Reed Elsevier[2][3]
Filing statusFor-profit
WebsiteNew York Comic Con
New York Anime Festival
Cosplay at NYCC (60421)
Kratos cosplayer at the 2018 event

History

The New York Comic Con is a for-profit event produced and managed by ReedPOP, a division of Reed Exhibitions and Reed Elsevier, and is not affiliated with the long running non-profit San Diego Comic-Con, nor the Big Apple Convention, later known as the Big Apple Comic-Con, owned by Wizard Entertainment. ReedPOP is involved with other events, including Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) and PAX Dev/PAX East/PAX Prime.[6][7][8][9][10] ReedPop and New York Comic Con were founded by Greg Topalian, former senior vice president of Reed Exhibitions.[11]

NYCC 2007
The show floor in 2007

The first con was held in 2006 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Due to Reed Exhibitions' lack of experience with comic conventions (they primarily dealt with professional trade shows prior to 2006), attendance was far more than anticipated, and the main exhibition hall could only hold 10,000.[12] Despite crowding on Friday afternoon, tickets continued to be sold due to low pre-reg numbers (4,500), and the non-counting of professionals and exhibitors. The main exhibition hall hit capacity Saturday morning and was locked by the fire marshals until people left, with the lockdown ending in the afternoon. Major guests, including Kevin Smith and Frank Miller, could not enter the main hall.[13] The line to enter the convention wrapped around the building with waits of two hours to enter, and many were turned away.[14] Ticket sales for Sunday were suspended.[15] Reed announced that additional space would be acquired for the 2007 show.

The second con was held in 2007, with the convention organizer booking double the floor space than the previous year's space, and moving to the upper level of the Javits Center.[16] The show on Friday was again only open to industry and press until 4 p.m., when it opened to the public.[17] Due to better planning, advance ticket sales were controlled, and the convention sold out for Saturday.[18] Lines started forming at midnight Saturday to enter the convention, and by Saturday morning, there was a 2-hour wait in 20 degree temperatures to enter.[19] Crowding was a problem in the Artists Alley, which was off the main convention floor, causing it to be moved to the main floor for 2008.[20] The American Anime Awards, hosted by New York Comic Con, was held on February 24 at the New Yorker Hotel, during the Comic Con.[21]

The third con held in 2008 moved to April, continued to grow (expanding space by 50%), and occupied most of the main level in the Javits Center.[20] Stan Lee was awarded the inaugural New York Comics Legend Award at the Times Square Virgin Megastore before the Comic Con.[22] Kids' Day programming was added to the convention on Sunday with the help of Kids's Comic Con.[23][24] The fourth con held in 2009 returned to February and featured a charity art auction to support The Hero Initiative.[25]

Due to scheduling conflicts with the Javits Center for spring dates and the creation of the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo by Reed, New York Comic Con was moved to October for Halloween starting in 2010.[26] The New York Anime Festival, previously a separate event created by Reed, was also merged into Comic Con.[27] Registration for the combined events was 190 percent ahead of 2009's numbers, convention space was increased by an additional 40 percent, and the anime festival was moved to the lower level of the Javits.[3] The main floor of the convention center was split by a large construction area due to repairs to the Javits Center.

Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge – New York took place in Comic Con 2011. It featured eSport tournaments for games such as StarCraft II, League of Legends, and Counter-Strike.[28]

In 2011, the convention was expanded to four days. The first day of the convention was initially limited to press, professionals, and fans that purchased a four-day pass. This changed in 2013, when single day Thursday passes were put on sale for the first time. With this addition, attendance at New York Comic Con grew to over 130,000, which placed the attendance of the convention on par with San Diego Comic-Con for the first time ever.[29]

In 2014, NYCC's attendance reached 151,000, surpassing SDCC to become the largest comic book convention in North America; the latter is unable to grow further due to venue capacity limits and an attendance cap of 130,000.[29]

In 2016, it was announced that everyone attending NYCC 2016 would be required to complete a "Fan Verification" profile. The event organizers explained that this step was implemented in an attempt to reduce the amount of scalpers and resellers who purchase tickets. Fan Verification would only be open from May 20 - June 14, and tickets purchased could only be assigned to someone with a profile. It was also announced that NYCC would no longer be selling VIP tickets, and that show tickets would not be sold at any retailers or events leading up to NYCC 2016.[30]

In 2017, the sale of 3-day and 4-day passes to the event were discontinued. Only single day Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Sunday kids tickets would be sold for the event.[31]

In 2018, the event organizers announced a partnership with Anime Expo for show called Anime Fest @ NYCC X Anime Expo. The four-day event would be held at Pier 94 in New York City, concurrent with the NYCC convention dates.

Location and dates

Dates Location Attendance Notable guests
February 24–26, 2006 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 33,000[32] Kevin Smith, George RR Martin, Frank Miller[33]
February 23–25, 2007 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 49,000[20] Stan Lee,[34] Brian K. Vaughan
April 18–20, 2008 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 64,000[35] Stan Lee, Frank Miller, T.M. Revolution, Paul Barnett, Coheed and Cambria
February 6–8, 2009 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 77,000[36] Dave Gibbons, Joss Whedon, McG, Daniel Dae Kim, Euros Lyn, Lou Ferrigno
October 8–10, 2010 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 96,000[37] John Romita Sr., John Romita Jr, Stan Lee
October 13–16, 2011 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 105,000[37] Nicki Clyne, Geoff Johns, Tom Kenny, Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith
October 11–14, 2012 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 116,000[38] Clark Gregg, Adam West, Stan Lee, Nathan Fillion, Kirk Hammett
October 10–13, 2013 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 133,000[39] William Shatner, John Barrowman, Felicia Day, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson
October 9–12, 2014 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 151,000[29] Todd McFarlane, Bill Nye, Kevin Bacon, Patrick Stewart
October 8–11, 2015 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 170,000[40] Bryan Cranston, Nathan Fillion, Natalie Dormer, Jack Black, Vin Diesel
October 6–9, 2016 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Over 180,000[41] Yusei Matsui, Adam Savage, Adam West, Alan Tudyk, Alex Kingston, Carrie Fisher, Evangeline Lilly, Jack Gleeson, Jenna Coleman, Jon Bernthal, Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Lawless, Lucy Liu, Matt Smith, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Peter Capaldi, Robert Kirkman, Stan Lee, Steven Moffat, Adam Hughes, Jim Cheung, Sara Pichelli, Garth Nix, Maggie Stiefvater, Naomi Novik
October 5–8, 2017 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Neal Adams, Troy Baker, Bruce Campbell, Peter Capaldi, Chris Claremont, Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Todd McFarlane, Vic Mignogna, Nolan North, Norman Reedus, Michael Rooker, Kevin Smith, Tara Strong, Skottie Young[42]

October 4-7, 2018 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Guillermo del Toro[43]

New York Anime Festival

The New York Anime Festival was an anime and manga convention held annually from 2007 to 2011 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City. Produced by Reed Exhibitions, the people behind New York Comic Con, the inaugural event was held from December 7 through December 9, 2007. Starting in 2010 the New York Anime Festival has been held with the New York Comic Con, bringing the two cultures together.[27][44] In 2012, the New York Anime festival was absorbed into Comic Con.

Event history

Dates Location Atten. Guests
December 7–9, 2007 Jacob K. Javits Center
New York, New York
15,000Yoshi Amao, Juno Blair B., Svetlana Chmakova, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Justin Cook, Abby Denson, Omar Dogan, Elena Dorfman, Josh Elder, Peter Fernandez, GeekNights, happyfunsmile, Chris Hazelton, Lindsey Henninger, Joanne Izbicki, David Kalat, Yasuhiro Koshi, Rachael Lillis, Patrick Macias, Mike McFarland, Disorganization XIII, Jamie McGonnigal, Joe Ng, Corinne Orr, Lisa Ortiz, Katsushi Ota, Sean Schemmel, Kobun Shizuno, Mike Sinterniklaas, Aimee Major Steinberger, Sonny Strait, Timothy Sullivan, Veronica Taylor, Michael "Mookie" Terracciano, Uncle Yo, Unicorn Table, Voltaire, Tom Wayland.[45]
September 26–28, 2008 Jacob K. Javits Center
New York, New York
18,399Yoshitaka Amano, Steven Blum, Mandy Bonhomme, Abby Denson, echostream, Peter Fernandez, Kyle Hebert, Lindsey Henninger, Roland Kelts, Hideyuki Kikuchi, Disorganization XIII, Rachael Lillis, Love etc., Jamie McGonnigal, Kevin McKeever, Misako Rocks!, The Notorious MSG, Tony Oliver, Corinne Orr, Lisa Ortiz, Bill Rogers, Mike Sinterniklaas, Timothy Sullivan, Brad Swaile, Rie Tanaka, Veronica Taylor, TsuShiMaMiRe, Uncle Yo, Voltaire, Tom Wayland, Pierre Bernard, Ichigo Pantsu, Masaharu Morimoto, Chris Ward.[46]
September 25–27, 2009 Jacob K. Javits Center
New York, New York
21,388Yoshiyuki Tomino, Yui Makino, Brittney Karbowski, Cherami Leigh, Disorganization XIII, Eric Maruscak, Green Light Anti-Zombie Squad, Jamie Marchi, Jamie McGonnigal, Kyle Hebert, Laura Bailey, Lindsey Henninger, Ichigo Pantsu, Mario Bueno, Micah Solusod, Michael Sinterniklaas, Misako Rocks!, Monica Rial, Rachael Lillis, Scott Westerfeld, Shien Lee, Todd Haberkorn, Tom Wayland, Travis Willingham, Uncle Yo, Reni Mimura, Veronica Taylor, echostream, Zach Bolton, AKB48, Gelatine, Masazumi Kato, Kokusyoku Sumire, Timothy Sullivan, Swinging Popsicle.[47]
October 8–10, 2010 Jacob K. Javits Center
New York, New York
Minori Chihara, Toshihiro Fukuoka, Gashicon, Rika Ishikawa, Hiroyuki Ito, Kanon, Takamasa Sakurai, Tow Ubukata, Yoshiki, Puffy Amiyumi, VAMPS, Boom Boom Satellites, Zazen Boys, echostream, Oyama X Nitta, Crispin Freeman, Anime Parliament, Christopher Bevins, Mario Bueno, Disorganization XIII, ichiP, Taliesin Jaffe, Rachael Lillis, Jamie McGonnigal, Reni Mimura, Misako Rocks!, Corinne Orr, Stephanie Sheh, Ian Sinclair, Mike Sinterniklaas, J. Michael Tatum, Veronica Taylor, Cristina Vee, Tom Wayland, Tommy Yune, Uncle Yo.[48][49]
October 13–16, 2011 Jacob K. Javits Center
New York, New York
Dai Satō, Hideo Katsumata, Hiro Mashima, Hiroyuki Itoh, Junko Takeuchi, Katsuhiro Harada, Koichiro Natsume, Makoto Shinkai, Masataka P, Masayuki Ozaki, Misako Rocks!, Toshihiro Fukuoka, Andrew Bell, Cherami Leigh, Chris Sabat, Chris Castagnetto, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Justin Cook, High Adventure (band), Kevin McKeever, Mandy Bonhomme, Mario Bueno, Newton Pittman, Roland Kelts, Sean Schemmel, Todd Haberkorn, Tyler Walker, Veronica Taylor, Uncle Yo.[50][51]

Eastern Championships of Cosplay

The Eastern Championships of Cosplay have been held at New York Comic Con since 2014. They are one of the stops in ReedPOP's global Crown Championships of Cosplay circuit. The top three winning cosplayers receive cash prizes and the overall winner, the Eastern Champion, is entered into the final held at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo.[52][53] Costumes are judged in four skill categories and then in an overall category. The skill categories are:[53]

  • Needlework
  • Armor
  • FX (including animatronics, prosthetics, and other effects)
  • Larger than Life

Winners

Year 1st 2nd 3rd
2014 Michael Wong (Dragon Rider)[54] Julian "PhazonJuke" Keller (General Zod, Man of Steel) Adrián Santiago Aroche (Skull Kid, The Legend of Zelda)
2015 Thomas DePetrillo (Hulkbuster Iron Man, Marvel Comics)[55][56] Sarah Jean "PepperMonster" Maefs (Angela of Asgard, Marvel Comics) Adrián Santiago Aroche (Ganondorf, The Legend of Zelda)
2016[57] Rachel "Lucky Grim" Sanderson (Frau, Sakizou artwork) outLAW2LK (Voltron, Voltron: Legendary Defender) David "Cap Santiago" Santiago (The Wanderer, Fallout)
2017[58][59] Jacqueline "Alchemical Cosplay" Collins (Astrologian, Final Fantasy XIV) Mike "Unorthodox Design" Cameron (Orkish Wasteland, Fallout) Cowbutt Crunchies (Seraphim, Sakizou artwork)
New York Comic Con 2014 - Dragon Rider (15335764989)

Michael Wong (2014)

New York Comic Con 2015 - Hulkbuster (21483182213)

Thomas DePetrillo (2015)

New York Comic Con 2016 cosplay (30228491385)

Rachel Sanderson (2016)

Jacqueline Collins (2017)

Jacqueline Collins (2017)

Gallery

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V for Vendetta artist David Lloyd at the April 2008 convention.

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Danny Fingeroth at the April 2008 convention.

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DC: The New Frontier artist Darwyn Cooke at the April 2008 convention.

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Green Lantern artist Ivan Reis at the April 2008 convention.

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Artist Jerry Ordway at the April 2008 convention.

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Thor writer/artist Walt Simonson at the April 2008 convention.

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Identity Crisis artist Rags Morales at the April 2008 convention.

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Italian artist Simone Bianchi at the April 2008 convention.

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New York Comic Con during the X-Files autograph session with Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz, creators of The X-Files.

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Watchmen photographer Clay Enos at the February 2009 convention.

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Eisner Award Hall of Fame member Jim Steranko at the February 2009 convention.

NEW-GEN Creators and Mark Hamill

NEW-GEN Creators J.D. Matonti, Chris Matonti, and Julia Coppola with NEW-GEN Creative Consultant Mark Hamill at the October 2011 convention.

See also

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Spoof on Titan (Japanese: 寸劇の巨人, Hepburn: Sungeki no Kyojin, lit. "Titan Short Skits") is a Japanese 4-panel manga written and illustrated by hounori. The series is a parody-spinoff of Hajime Isayama's popular Attack on Titan manga. It was launched in both Japanese and English on Kodansha and DeNA's manga app Manga Box on December 4, 2013, and ran until December 31, 2014.Kodansha USA announced its license to the series at New York Comic Con on October 10, 2015 and published it in English in 2016.

Star Driver

Star Driver also known as Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto (Japanese: STAR DRIVER 輝きのタクト, Hepburn: Sutā Doraibā Kagayaki no Takuto, lit. STAR DRIVER: Shining Takuto) is a 2010 Japanese anime television series created and animated by Bones. The series is directed by Takuya Igarashi, with character designs by Yoshiyuki Ito and Hiroka and Misa Mizuya. The anime premiered on October 3, 2010, on MBS-TBS's prime Sunday 5pm timeslot, replacing Sengoku Basara II. Aniplex of America premiered the first episode at the 2010 New York Comic Con/New York Anime Festival on October 9, 2010. Bandai Entertainment formerly licensed the series, but due to February when Bandai stopped selling DVDs and Blu-ray discs, they also cancelled licensing with other anime. Star Driver was one of them. The series has been licensed by Aniplex of America and was streamed with English subtitles on Hulu, Crackle, and on Crunchyroll starting on August 17, 2011. A film based in the series was released on February 9, 2013 in Japan by Shochiku.

Star Wars Battle Pod

Star Wars Battle Pod is a 2014 arcade game based on the franchise Star Wars. It was unveiled at the New York Comic-Con on October 8, 2014. The game consists of multiple scenarios that correspond with one of the major battles in the original trilogy. There are five scenarios: the Battle of Yavin (Yavin) from Star Wars where the player is placed in an X-wing attacking the Death Star to prevent it from destroying Yavin 4, the Battle of Hoth (Hoth) from The Empire Strikes Back where the player pilots a snowspeeder to assist in the evacuation of Hoth from invading Imperial forces, a speeder run through Endor (Endor) where the player helps Han Solo make it to the shield generator to destroy the Death Star's shield for the Rebels in space, and the Battle of Endor (Death Star II) from Return of the Jedi, which places the player in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon to try to destroy the Death Star II and end the war. There is one scenario that does not follow the storyline of the movies but sets its own path (Vader's Revenge). This scenario takes place immediately after the destruction of the first Death Star where the player plays as Darth Vader who is trying to prevent the Rebels from escaping with a piece of the Death Star with the ability to eliminate Han Solo in the process. Another version of the game adds a scene from The Force Awakens, where the player pilots a T-70 X-Wing to engage First Order ships on Takodana and protect General Leia's transport.

The Boys (2019 TV series)

The Boys is an upcoming American superhero drama web television series based on the comic book The Boys by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The show was developed by Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen.

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