New York Comic Con will be held October 9-12 at the Javits Center in New York City. They have a huge guest list, including people from comics, television, movies, art, and more; see the website at http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/! (Tip: details are hidden under the triple-bar icon in the top right corner of their website.)
Special Edition: NYC is a new comic book convention being held in New York City June 14-15:
Celebrate your love of comic books, cartooning, illustration and the graphic arts at Special Edition: NYC, a new comic book festival held annually in the birthplace of comics – New York City! From rising stars to living legends, Special Edition: NYC is the place to meet your favorite comic book heroes and get exclusive access to special guests from the pages of mainstream, alternative, indie, international and web comics. At Special Edition: NYC you will have the opportunity to collect the latest comics, buy the hard to find back issues and add original art to your collection. Special Edition: NYC is a pure celebration of comic book culture created specifically for die-hard comic book fans, creators and publishers!
Special Edition: NYC is an intimate event that is focused solely on the art, creation and culture of comic books. Special Edition: NYC is located in Javits Center North and will feature comic book creators, dealers and a limited number of panel discussions.
Special Edition: NYC is an event where Fans can meet their favorite comic book creators in an intimate environment. Special Edition: NYC is organized by ReedPOP, the creators of New York Comic Con, however this is a completely unique event and not meant to be a mini New York Comic Con.
Learn more at http://www.specialeditionnyc.com/.
[Tip from Jessa of Good to be a Geek]
LI-CON is a brand-new fan-run convention, run by the organization behind the long-running I-CON convention. It will be held March 29th and 30th in Rockville Centre, NY. Guests are author Jody Lynn Nye, author and game designer Bill Fawcett, author Paul Barnett (aka John Grant), and scientist John Rennie.
If you have ever been to a “con” you know what LI-CON is. Here you will find people, movies, games, dealers, and assorted weirdness. You’ll also find science, science fiction, fantasy, monsters, and parties. There’s a lot packed in here.
LI-CON I is perfect to be your first convention–it’s our first LI-CON. Also we have a good variety of different things going on, from panel discussions to random hallway conversations, and everyone from your high school classmate you haven’t seen in years to writers, actors, artists, and scientists. There are lots of interesting people to talk to.
Learn more at http://li-con.org/main/.
Lunacon is the 57th Annual Convention of the New York Science Fiction Society, being held the weekend of March 14th-16th in Rye Brook, NY.
Lunacon is the longest-running con in NY. With over 200 panels and events, it offers fun for all, including dedicated rooms for Anime, round-the-clock Gaming, Filkers, Artists, classic Black and White SF, and more! Panels range from writers’ discussions to geeking out over genre media to costume workshops to explorations of the lifestyles of modern fans.
For fun at night, there’s a Masquerade costume contest, club dancing, and room parties. Stop by our con suite to relax on comfy couches and enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages as you nerd up between panels, and dip into our hotel’s hot tub for the yearly “Panel in the Pool”.
See http://2014.lunacon.org/ to learn more.
[Tip from John at Lunacon]
The always-popular Neil Gaiman is on what’s called his “Last U.S. Signing Tour” to promote his new novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane. He will visit the First Parish Church in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA on July 13th at 6:00pm. This event is sponsored by Porter Square Books and it will require a ticket, which you can buy at the store starting June 18th. Note that the ticket does not include a copy of the book; you can pre-order one through the store. For details see http://www.portersquarebooks.com/event/neil-gaiman-ocean-end-lane.
For those of you in the western part of New England, Neil has another appearance on June 20th at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, NY, which might be closer to you. See http://www.northshire.com/event/shelf-authors-conversation-neil-gaiman-presenting-ocean-end-lane for more about that event.
Saturday, May 4th is Free Comic Book Day! (Also Star Wars Day — May the Fourth be with you!) Check with your local comic book store to see if any special events are planned, and be sure to stop by early to get the best choice of free comic books. To learn more about this project visit http://www.freecomicbookday.com/.
I-CON 32 was originally scheduled for the weekend of March 21st-23rd in Stony Brook, NY. However, the convention has just announced that the 2013 event will be delayed, and new dates have not been announced yet:
The factors leading to this decision include financial difficulties, challenges in moving a convention our size, and most notably repercussions of Hurricane Sandy and the nor’easter that followed shortly after.
The I-CON 32 team and the board consulted extensively on this matter, evaluating financial options, private funding, and substantial cuts to the convention itself. These options presented huge changes to the fabric of the convention – diminishing the experience, as well as leaving the organization financially insolvent for an I-CON 33. Ultimately this lead to the decision to postpone I-CON 32.
Visit http://www.iconsf.org/ to read the complete announcement and get further details.
[Tip from James of RISFC]
New York ComicCon will be held October 11-14 at the Javits Center in New York City. They have a huge guest list, including Anne Rice, Peter Davison, Tom Felton, Sean Astin, Christopher Lloyd, Bill Paxton, lots of comics artists, and the band Ben Folds Five. Many more guests are listed on the website at http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/!
Saturday, May 5th is Free Comic Book Day! Check with your local comic book store to see if any special events are planned, and be sure to stop by early to get the best choice of free comic books. To learn more about this project visit http://www.freecomicbookday.com/.