All Things Fangirl's ongoing list of what to do after hours at New York Comic Con. Be sure to check back for updates!
Thursday, October 7th, 2010
CBLDF NYCC Welcome Party
NYCC starts on October 8, but we want you to get in that New York Comic Con frame of mind a day early. Kick off the con on Thursday, October 7 with the CBLDF Welcome Party! Celebrating the premiere of the LIBERTY ANNUAL 2010, the CBLDF's NYCC Welcome Party brings together the best creators, fans and insiders for a star-spangled celebration of good comics and free speech! The party’s on Thursday, October 7, from 8 to 10pm at the Village Pourhouse on Restaurant Row. Come out to get your copy of the LIBERTY ANNUAL, free apps, and special giveaways. The party is open to all, but with a suggested donation of $10 or more, you will receive a special CBLDF gift bag. The CBLDF also offers two levels that include an OPEN BAR:
$30 -- Entry to the party, wristband for 2-hour open bar (Bud Light/Well/Red & White Wine), CBLDF's Liberty Annual 2010, and a gift bag from CBLDF & our corporate members
$50 -- Entry to party, wristband for 2-hour open bar (Bud Light/Well/Red & White Wine), NYCC Variant Cover of CBLDF's Liberty Annual 2010, and a gift bag from CBLDF & our corporate members
Come support Free Expression and meet the best and brightest in comics at the CBLDF's NYCC Welcome Party!
Head here to buy your wristband
Best American Comics 2010 Signing & Discussion
Barnes & Noble, Union Square, 7pm
Neil Gaiman, Jessical Abel, Matt Madden, Bryan Lee O'Malley in person. More info here.
Darwyn Cooke Signing - Parker: The Outfit
Borders, Penn Plaza, 7pm-9pm
Darwyn Cooke is the Eisner Award winning writer/artist of the best-selling DC: The New Frontier, and has garnered much critical and popular acclaim as the writer/artist of The Spirit, Selina's Big Score, and others
Return of the Dapper Men Launch Party & Art Show
Alice's Tea Cup, 73rd St. 7pm-10pm
Jim McCann talked about this on his recent Talksplode episode, and you'll be able to get advanced copies of the book, as well well as see and purchase Janet K. Lee's original art from the highly anticipated Archaia release. There could be both craziness, and insanity. Look at the name of the place! Check out more here.
The original artwork will be on display and available for purchase as will advance copies of the book. Cakes, scones and tea will be served, as well as wine after 8pm, courtesy of Bluebird Wines.
The New York Comic Jam
Jack Dempsey's Pub, W. 33rd St., 7pm-11pm
At this event, they gather the best from New York's indie comics community to get drunk and draw comics. Sounds like a night to remember and a great way to kick off the con! This event is hosted by House of 12 Comics and you can learn about them here and here.
Friday, October 8th, 2010
Geek Girls Tweet Up NYCC
Stitch Bar & Lounge (247 West 37th Street), 8:30-11:30
During the convention, we will all be busy waiting in lines, getting autographs, attending panels, waiting for bathrooms, and squeeeing over all that is awesome that time to meet those you have been friends with online and across the globe often takes a serious back seat. This Tweet-Up will be the perfect opportunity to hang out with friends you have made online and hopefully make some new friends.
NCsoft East Coast Meet & Greet & After Hours Party
Good Units at the Hudson Hotel
356 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
Meet & Greet - 7pm-11pm
After Hours Party - 11pm-3am
NCsoft East Coast Meet & Greet
Starting at 7 p.m., meet up with fellow NCsoft players and talk with members of the Aion, City of Heroes, Guild Wars 2, Lineage, and Lineage II teams. They will be on hand to chat and to answer questions about your favorite games. You'll have the chance to win prizes from Razer and AMD, and you can try out NCsoft products on Alienware machines with peripherals from Razer.
NCsoft After Hours Party
If you’re looking for a spot to break out some late night fun, stay after the Meet & Greet or join us starting at 11 p.m. when we morph the event at Good Units to the NCsoft After Hours Party. Socialize with NCsoft and dance to into the early hours of the morning to New York’s hottest live DJ mixes. (Suggested dress is upscale casual.)
Saturday, October 9th, 2010
UGO & 1UP Present the "Hells Yeah, NYCC!" Meet Up
Lansdowne Road Sports Bar599 10th Avenue
After a long day of rushing to panels, navigating the sea of booths and running from one end of the Javits Center to the other, join UGO for the end-all-be-all of New York Comic-Con meet-ups, a place to join colleagues and meet new friends over a pintof beer (or whatever's Batman's drinking these days).
Bring invite your friends, come in costume, prepare a recitation of your favorite Star Trek monologue - whatever floats your boat. Let's get all us nutty folk in one place and make it a night to remember!
iFanboy Meet Up & Party
Bergen St. Comics, 470 Bergen St., Brooklyn, 8pm
Hang out with the iFanboys... and SPECIAL GUESTS GEOFF JOHNS AND FRANCIS MANAPUL! There will be an open bar (tips are always welcome), and when the party ends there are lots of local places to head out to after!
More Info here
Rock Comic Con NYC's Nerd Rock Festival
Sullivan Hall, 214 Sullivan, 10:30pm-3am
The premiere NYC Nerd Rock Festival featuring great, rockin' nerd bands, Kirby Krackle, H2Awesome, Fortress of Attitude & Bedlam Rock!
Special Guests include Rachel Bloom (F*ck Me, Ray Bradbury)
Hosted by FUSE TV's Steven Smith (Daily Download, Steven's Untitled Rock Show.)
PLUS: Marvel and DC Artists drawing LIVE during the show!
AND The Covered Comic Art Exhibit featuring Comic Cover reinterpretations from The Covered Blog.
Promises to be THE fun, hilarious and outrageous "after party" of this year's NY Comic Con covering all aspects of Nerd culture!
$10 advance / $12 Day of Show - Buy here
Sponsored by 12-Gauge Comics, Comic Geek Speak, Indie Spinner Rack, Comic News Insider and Evil Twin Comics!