Celebrating it’s 14th year, the National Book Festival moves to the Washington Convention Center this Saturday, offering twelve hours of bibliophila!  (The National Park Service says the hordes of eager readers, some 200,000, was damaging the lawn.)

Started in 2001 by librarian and First Lady Laura Bush with support from the Library of Congress, the National Book Festival has grown steadily, from a small fair set on the east lawn of the U.S. Capitol near the Library of Congress, to multiple tents on the National Mall, to the convention center.

The NBF was slow to discover the popularity of graphic novels, but that changed in 2012 with the first graphic novel pavillion.  It returns this year, along with the first night session of events!

But… most exciting and intriguing of all?  A special reception at the White House, hosted by honorary chairs President and Mrs. Obama!  (Is it considered gauche to present the President with a graphic novel at a formal event?)

Can’t get to DC?  C-SPAN2′s Book TV will have live coverage!

Sweet Golda Meir!  There’s an Activity Badge!

Here’s a listing of the various graphic novel creators appearing during the day!  The complete schedule can be found here!

Rep. John Lewis At the 2014 National Book Festival


  • Contemporary Life
  • Saturday, August 30
  • 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, August 30
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

2004 podcast

2012 podcast

Jules Feiffer At the 2014 National Book Festival


  • Picture Books
  • Saturday, August 30
  • 4:40 pm – 5:10 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, August 30
  • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

2002 podcast

2010 podcast

Gene Luen Yang At the 2014 National Book Festival


  • Teens
  • Saturday, August 30
  • 4:40 pm – 5:10 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, August 30
  • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

2007 podcast

Dav Pilkey At the 2014 National Book Festival


  • Children
  • Saturday, August 30
  • 11:20 am – 11:50 am

Book Signing

  • Saturday, August 30
  • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Jeffrey Brown At the 2014 National Book Festival


  • Children
  • Saturday, August 30
  • 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Book Signing

  • Saturday, August 30
  • 11:00 am – noon

Jeff Smith At the 2014 National Book Festival


  • Graphic Novels Super Session
  • Saturday, August 30
  • 9:00 pm – 9:45 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, August 30
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

2010 podcast 

Liza Donnelly At the 2014 National Book Festival


  • Graphic Novels Super Session
  • Saturday, August 30
  • 8:15 pm – 8:50 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, August 30
  • 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Kyle Baker At the 2014 National Book Festival


  • Graphic Novels Super Session
  • Saturday, August 30
  • 7:30 pm – 8:05 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, August 30
  • 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Vivek Tiwary At the 2014 National Book Festival


  • Graphic Novels Super Session
  • Saturday, August 30
  • 7:30 pm – 8:05 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, August 30
  • 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Bryan Lee O’Malley At the 2014 National Book Festival


  • Graphic Novels Super Session
  • Saturday, August 30
  • 6:45 pm – 7:20 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, August 30
  • 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Raina Telgemeier At the 2014 National Book Festival


  • Graphic Novels Super Session
  • Saturday, August 30
  • 6:00 pm – 6:35 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, August 30
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

2012 podcast

Bob Staake

Jennifer Gavin from the Library of Congress speaks with Bob Staake, poster artist for the 2014 National Book Festival on August 30 in Washington, D.C.

…and beyond!


Jennifer and Matthew Holm

Jennifer and Matthew Holm appear at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

Gilbert Hernandez

Graphic novelist Gilbert Hernandez appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

Jaime Hernandez

Graphic novelist Jaime Hernandez appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

Jonathan Hennessey

Jonathan Hennessey appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

Fred Chao

Fred Chao appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

Lynda Barry

Cartoonist Lynda Barry appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

2012 (first Graphic Novel pavillion)

Craig Thompson


Jennifer Gavin from the Library of Congress speaks with author Craig Thompson, who will appear at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival on Sept. 22-23, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.


Graphic novelist Craig Thompson appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

Hope Larson

At the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival, Hope Larson, Anita Silvey and Leonard Marcus discuss the classic book “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle upon its 50th anniversary.

Jeff Kinney

Sheryl Cannady from the Library of Congress speaks with author Jeff Kinney, who will appear at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival on Sept. 22-23, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

2011 (Graphic Novels Super Session)

Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein

Mark Pett & Gary Rubinstein perform at the 2011 National Book Festival.

Kazu Kibuishi

Kazu Kibuishi appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

Harry Bliss

Author and illustrator Harry Bliss appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

Eric Wright

Graphic novelist Eric Wight appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

Richard Thompson

Cartoonist Richard Thompson appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

Kazu Kibuishi

Kazu Kibuishi appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

Jon J Muth

Poster artist Jon J Muth appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

Allen Say

Allen Say appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.


Mo Willems

Children’s author and illustrator Mo Willems appears at the [2009] National Book Festival.


Neil Gaiman

Young adult novelist Neil Gaiman appears at the [2008] National Book Festival.


Mo Willems

Author Mo Willems speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.


Harry Bliss

Illustrator Harry Bliss at the 2005 National Book Festival

Neil Gaiman

Author Neil Gaiman at the 2005 National Book Festival.

Also, Neil himself reflects on his experience at the NBF.


Neil Gaiman

David Macaulay

David Macaulay speaks at the 2004 National Book Festival.


Brian Selznick

Allen Say

And in 2000 (before the National Book Festival existed):

Jenette Kahn

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As they do periodically, is running a cartoonist diary; this week it’s Eleanor Davis. Her collection How To Be Happy is out now and it’s amazing. These diaries are one of the best features at TCJ, spontaneous and quotidian at the same time.

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Corey Murphy, formerly of Laughing Ogre,  has joined Image as director of retail sales and will be working with comics shops on retail issues. Image hasn’t had anyone on staff to deal with this specific job function in a little bit, but obviously it’s a huge growth area for them.

I don’t know Murphy personally, but I know Laughing Ogre, a three store chain in Virginia and Ohio, is considered one of the more forward looking retailers around so I’m sure she comes very well trained.

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It’s The King’s 97th birthday today, but who needs an excuse to celebrate the mans vision, talent and tenacity? Kirby’s granddaughter Jillian is spearheading the Kirby4Heroes project which is raising money for The Heroes Initiative, which raises many for creators in need. There are events today and ongoing projects listed in the link. She also posted some vintage family photos including the one above.

Marvel historian Sean Howe has some context for the photos, including what Kirby was working on at the time. In the above one it was “2) May 1961: Fantastic Four #1 was in development. It would hit newsstands on August 8. Bar Mitzvah for Neal Kirby.” 

The Comics Reporter has its usual extensive image gallery, but can you ever really get enough Jack Kirby?

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The San Diego city council’s denial of the Convention Center expansion the other day has left a lot of questions for the city—like can they keep the Chargers there or will THEY move to LA, Las Vegas or Anaheim? There’s also the problem of repairing the “Sails” area, as shown in the above photo from the convention center’s Steven Johnson. But the expansion may not quite be dead, as a statement from Mayor Kevin Falconer released on Tuesday shows:

Today Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer released the following statement regarding the Convention Center expansion project. The statement comes after the City Council voted to not appeal an adverse appellate court ruling on the project’s financing.

 “Expanding the convention center is one of the most important actions we can take to grow our local economy and create thousands of new jobs for San Diegans. This is an opportunity to put this litigation behind us and move forward with a successful plan.

Over the past several weeks my office has been meeting with stakeholders, including the lodging and convention industry, the Chargers, JMI Realty, and various experts to discuss options for moving forward. My review of these proposals, many of which have been covered by local media outlets, is preliminary.

As I take a fresh look at expanding the convention center, I am open to all options. These include finding alternative financing for the current plan to expand directly next to the existing convention center as well as exploring a non-contiguous expansion at a different location that could include a new stadium for the Chargers. I continue to believe that any proposed Chargers stadium project should be brought before voters.

The public is the most important stakeholder, and I believe that a successful project must involve public participation and transparency.

Our great city has proven time and again that when we work together we can accomplish great things, and I am confident we will rise to the challenge once again.”

As you can see, the Chargers problem is tied at the hip to the whole convention center problem. While the mayor’s statement may just be political bluster, both these projects remain key to the future of San Diego’s downtown. As long as they don’t touch Sushi Deli, I’ll be happy, but developing…

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With the scars and thrills of San Diego Comic-Con faded to memory, it’s time to step into the arena for New York Comic Con, which kicks off October 9-12th. although Super Week events will run all week. Press reg was extended but closed Friday. Pro reg is all gone, and closed early, even though even a pro badge now costs $40–up from $10 last year if memory serves. Pro day on Thursday is now also sold out for pros. However you can still buy some Thursday-only tickets online. If you want to get more tickets, selected days are still available at a few NYC area retailers, although most of these are sold out as well.

So yeah…if you’re trying to get into NYCC, it is a lot harder right now. BUT you can still get your Super Week card which gets you discounts at various events. NYCC is becoming a big spreading octopus of fun and if you’re local you can still have a full week of activity thanks to Super Week.

Also, many other changes are going on at the show. For instance, the Podcast Arena, an area where podcasters could set up and record from the show, has been discontinued, as discussed by Comic News Insider’s Jimmy Aquino (above with frequent co-host Joe Gonzalez):

The Podcast Arena at New York Comic Con has been discontinued. In an email I got from a rep, they said:

“For NYCC this year we will not have a dedicated area for podcast tables. Please let me know if you’d like me to put you in touch with our sales team for space at NYCC. ”

I think we all saw this coming for years and former COMIC NEWS INSIDER (CNI) co-host/current producer (and roommate) Joe called it last year saying he thought they’d be pulling the plug this year. The Arena was constantly shuffled around the floor each year and not really well placed on their website. And last year, we were put in the separate Artist’s Alley area and they didn’t put up our Podcast Arena sign. Most people I ran into said they had no idea where we were located nor how to find us. Foreshadowing indeed!

Podcast Arena started out as a great idea to let local comics media type some space, but it’s understandable that with rising costs, floor space at the Javits Center can no longer be given away. I’ll definitely miss nipping over to the CNI booth to sit down and charge my phone but that’s how the cookie crumbles.

However, NYCC is adding a the first NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay, billed as “the biggest and most prestigious costume contest on the East Coast and will serve as the first stop in the “Quest for the Crown,” a new Cosplay competition circuit that celebrates the very best in Cosplay design from all over the world.” In other words, spectacle!!!

PR below:

Cosplay veterans, former champions and amateurs alike will battle it out for a shot at the NYCC Eastern Championship Crown and over $10,000 in cash and prizes. The Eastern Champion of Cosplay will represent the East Coast in the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago in April 2015, the final round in the Quest for the Crown competition. Thousands of NYCC fans will watch in person and millions of people around the world will tune in via the New York Comic Con live stream to witness the spectacle and pageantry of this fun-filled competition celebrating the best Cosplayers the East Coast has to offer — entries spanning the worlds of comics, movies, television, video games, anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy!

“The Crown Championships of Cosplay began in Chicago last year, and we’re excited to now introduce this new leg of our Cosplay tournament here,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP.  “We love the evolution and growth of our contests — we’ve seen the best Chicago has to offer, and we look forward to expanding this now to reward the passion, dedication and craftsmanship of Cosplayers around America… and ultimately the planet.”

The Crown Championships of Cosplay debuted at ReedPOP’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo earlier this year, and New York Comic Con represents the kick-off of a larger Quest for the Crown competition that will span multiple events, all leading up to a final again set in ReedPOP’s C2E2.  ReedPOP, with over 15 events around the globe, looks forward to setting up additional stops in the Quest for the Crown from the US to Australia, creating a new, worldwide platform to showcase the Cosplay community.

NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay Prizes will include:

  • First Place/Best in Show
    • Two VIP Tickets for C2E2 2015
    • $1,500 Cash
    • Airfare – within the continental US to C2E2 2015
    • Hotel for two nights in Chicago for C2E2 2015
    • Automatic Entry into the final round of the Crown Championships of Cosplay at C2E2
    • $100 Gift Card to ReedPOP Supply Co.
  • Second Place
    • Two VIP Tickets for NYCC 2015
    • $1,000 Cash
    • $50 Gift Card for ReedPOP Supply Co.
  • Third Place
    • Two 4-Day Tickets for NYCC 2015
    • $500 Cash
    • $25 Gift Card to ReedPOP Supply Co.

Fans can register here for the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay, starting today. All submissions must be in by 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, September 19.

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I can’t say this was unexpected, but here we go again: after the threat of endless legal battles, environmental group opposition, the lack of any real financing plan and perpetual local conflict, after spending $10 million in six years, the planned expansion of the San Diego Convention Center has been killed. KILLED.

One of the biggest ironies of the Convention Center expansion’s demise is that this path — the one that has taken six years, cost $10 million and ended in nothing — was considered the least risky. And yet, with one 7-0 vote Tuesday, the San Diego City Council abandoned the effort. The $520 million plan to expand the facility — the biggest construction project on the city’s docket — is now dead. It won’t have to fight off the last environmental litigation from attorney Cory Briggs, who engineered this collapse. It will not pass go.


The Convention Center expansion was a key in San Diego Comic-Con agreeing to stay in San Diego, and signing a multi-year contract to stay. The planned $520 million project was to have been funded by a hotel tax, but his aced many legal challenges, and opposition to the plan won out. Those in favor of the expansion said it would draw other big shows that the current Convention Center can’t handle, but I’m not sure huge trade shows themselves were a big enough growth area to justify the expense:

Now what? :

Councilman David Alvarez, who voted against the financing plan two years ago, said he was pleased that his colleagues decided against pursuing an appeal.

“We have a new opportunity to move forward with a better project, including a potential stadium site, and engage San Diegans in a citywide dialogue about how to build the best facility possible,” Alvarez said. “The people of San Diego should get a say on whether to fund a convention center expansion, and discuss the size, scope and location of the project that best serves the needs of our city.”

Stadium site? Yep, the other problem in downtown is getting a new stadium for the Chargers, and now the idea of a dual use stadium/convention center seems to be dancing in the heads of some—possibly in that big area on the other side of Petco Park. But that would also have to be paid for by someone. And probably not cosplayers.

Adding to all the confusion? The Convention Center itself is said to be badly in need of repair:

The move to pursue a naming rights deal is fueled by the center’s growing tab for repairs, most notably the need to replace the fabric structure of the upper level Sails Pavilion.

“The Sails Pavilion is 25 years old, and its useful life is 20 years, so it’s rotting and likely to fail anytime soon,” said center spokesman Steve Johnson.

In addition, the center no longer has the funds to maintain an operating reserve, a concern raised repeatedly by the city’s independent budget analyst. The center is largely self-supporting through the revenues it gets from leasing the bayfront facility, although it does receive an annual city subsidy of $3.4 million, $1.9 million of which goes to the Tourism Authority staffing for booking large conventions.

Double whoa.

So now what?

As I’ve covered the convention center story for the last few years the Chargers dilemma has always been bubbling under the surface—Qualcomm Stadium (formerly Jack Murphy Stadium) was built in 1967 and it’s about what you would expect from that era, without any nostalgic value to keep it around. While I’m not an expert in the local politics surrounding this, I’d suspect getting a new stadium will become the new #1 dream project.

As for Comic-Con International, it’s current deal is to stay in San Diego throughout 2016. When the extension was originally signed in 2010, it was based on the planned expansion. IN the intervening four years, the big show seems to have taken many steps to deal with its constrained facilities. For a long time, the biggest problem facing the con was finding a way to increase revenue with ticket sales at a finite level. They seem to have found ways to grow with more sponsorships and spreading out to the nearby hotels.

I never got around to writing my SDCC 2014 final report, but it was obvious to me that things had been scaled back this year, some things internally, some things externally. I don’t think the expansion plan failing was unforeseen by anyone involved with Comic-Con. And like Mark Evanier, I can’t see San Diego not being in San Diego. 130,000 people it will be. Only so many people can go to the Super Bowl or the Oscars of the Westminster Dog Show. There can be endless crowds milling around the Gaslamp district, but even that seemed to lose a bit of luster what with the Zombie Walk hit and run. It’s likely that we’ve just reached the size that things are going to be for the foreseeable future.

In some ways, I’m glad to hear the expansion won’t go through. The outdoorsy area behind whe center added a nice natural seaside feeling, and as shown by this years Simpsons display and Gotham zipline, it can still be put to very good use.

In the meantime, perhaps that decaying roof is our new ticking time bomb.

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§ You will need to go through several sign-up tests to get to this Psychiatric Times article about the use of comics in psychiatric treatment, but inspired by the recent Comics and Medicine conference, the answer is “Yes.”

After hearing that I spent a few days at a comics and medicine conference, an ordinarily taciturn patient with autism spectrum disorder revealed that he enjoyed Japanese manga comics. It was unexpected to see him smile or show such enthusiasm, although I wondered if manga’s many sexually exploitative themes kindled his intrigue. Discussing comics in session seemed like a good way to open closed doors and circumvent his limited communications skills.

A transgendered patient seemed equally thrilled to tell me of her affection for artist/author Alison Bechdel. In one day, I felt confident that I had stumbled upon an unexplored but promising clinical tool. A few mental health–related graphic novels left in the waiting room can accomplish a lot, especially when dwindling appointment times leave less and less time for psychotherapy.

§ ONE MORE intervention link, I promise. Michael Cavna interviews co-founder Oni Hartstein :

ONI HARTSTEIN: I think the biggest lesson is that we all know each other much better than in the first year. The five-year point is when the staff really starts to gel with events, and that’s exactly what happened here. The quality of the event is higher than ever.

§ This piece entitled The Comic Book Industry Is On Fire, And It’s About More Than Just The Movies leads you through the many topics we’ve covered here over the last year or so (and links to a few pieces we’ve written) including more and better comics, more cons, more stores, more movies and so on but ends with suggesting actual comics to read. Curve ball!


§ Huh well how do you like that: Marvel Has No Plans To Release Any Comics Based On ‘Big Hero 6′. This is the Disney animated movie based on Marvel Comics, but the subject matter has been thoroughly transformed. Straight out Disney kiddie comics are still a tough sell in the continental United States. And look at those characters. Who could possibly make comics about this gang!

§ After all the time we spent covering the amazing story of the Hulk Statue of the Northlake Library, we were stunned by this account of ANOTHER Hulk Statue in an Illinois backyard discovered by a news chopper inspecting flood damage.


What other Hulk secrets lie in the backyards of America? This could be an entire Marvel New Now Soon mini series. Hello Jonathan Hickman, this is right up your alley.

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Yes, it’s still August.  There are a few days left until Labor Day ends another Summer of Fun!

So that means it’s time for the Fall Season of (unofficial) comic cons!

Hey!  New York Comic Con is in October!  I wonder what’s up at their site?

Lots of guests being announced.

MAJOR guests!

Oh, and they are spreading the lurv out-and-about the greater metropolitan area, with the inaugural “New York Super Week“, held  October 3-12, 2014.

It’s a brilliant marketing move.  Javits can only hold so many people (I’m guessing 150K max during NYCC), and can only sell so many tickets.  This expands the geekery to the general populace, with many free events available!

What’s available, you ask?

Well… there’s Neil Gaiman teaming up with NPR at the Y!  (Buy now, before he announces it on his blog!)

Columbia University displaying comics treasures from their collections!  (Free!)

Thrilling Adventure Hour (already sold out! but there’s a workshop!)





Event Ticket Link
An Evening with Pat Rothfuss and Paul & Storm Purchase Your Ticket!
Arcade Breakfast Purchase Your Ticket!
Arcade Breakfast Purchase Your Ticket!
Ask Me Another Purchase Your Ticket!
BATSU! Monday October 6, 2014 Purchase Your Ticket!
BATSU! Saturday October 4, 2014 Purchase Your Ticket!
BATSU! Thursday October 9, 2014 Purchase Your Ticket!
Black Girl Nerds Podcast Purchase Your Ticket!
Comic Book Bears Podcast Free Event
Comics at Columbia: Past, Present, Future Free Event
Comics at Columbia: Past, Present, Future Opening Free Event
Cure You or Kill You: 19th Century Medical Science & Quackery Purchase Your Ticket!
DJ Fusion Free Event
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Sing-Along and Joss Whedon-Themed Party Purchase Your Ticket!
Dr. Who Trivia and Costume Contest Purchase Your Ticket!
ESL One New York 2014 – DOTA 2 Championship Purchase Your Ticket!
Geek Girl Brunch Presents: Fan Girls’ Night Out Purchase Your Ticket!
H.P. Lovecraft Fest Tickets Coming Soon
Hatsune Miku Purchase Your Ticket!
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Hot Sauce Takedown Tickets Coming Soon
I Don’t Get It Purchase Your Ticket!
Improv Face Off Friday October 10, 2014 Purchase Your Ticket!
Improv Face Off Friday October 3, 2014 Purchase Your Ticket!
Juan Epstein (live podcast) Purchase Your Ticket!
Kevin Geeks Out Purchase Your Ticket!
Macmillan Audio Presents: Science Fiction Audiobook Narrators Live! Free Event
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Mad World Tickets Coming Soon
Meet the Lady: Bullets & Bracelets and DJ Accident Report Purchase Your Ticket!
Morning Musume Purchase Your Ticket!
MORTIFIED’s Salute to Sci-Fi & Fandom! Purchase Your Ticket!
Muppet Vault: Superheroes! Free Event
Mythos Tickets Coming Soon
Nads Purchase Your Ticket!
Nerd Comedy Hosted by Kevin Maher Purchase Your Ticket!
Nerd Nite Purchase Your Ticket!
Nerdist Writers Panel Tickets Coming Soon
New York Super Week Wrap-Up Party Presented by Sonicboombox Tickets Coming Soon
Punderdome 3000 Purchase Your Ticket!
Rave of Thrones: Kristian Nairn aka Hodor DJ set w/ Special Guests Purchase Your Ticket!
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Rock Comic Con Purchase Your Ticket!
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Secret Identity Pub Quiz presented by Ghostery Free Event
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Singularity & Co and Dances of Vice Present Cosplay After Dark: A NYCC Mirror Universe Purchase Your Ticket!
Slate’s Hang Up and Listen (Live Podcast) Purchase Your Ticket!
SLIMED! Presents a Nite of Nickelodeon Nostalgic Nonsense! Purchase Your Ticket!
The Art of Living Dead Dolls Book Party @ Ripley’s Times Square Purchase Your Ticket!
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The First (and Probably Last) Annual New York Feline Film & Video Festival for Humans (Especially Kids)) (All Ages Show) Purchase Your Ticket!
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The History of Music Video, Part One (the Dawn of Time until 1993) Purchase Your Ticket!
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The Story Collider does Science Fiction! Purchase Your Ticket!
The Thrilling Adventure Hour Sold Out!
The Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents: WorkJuice Improv Show & Panel Purchase Your Ticket!
This Week in Marvel Podcast Free Event
Trivia AD Free Event
Writing & Producing for Genre Film and Television Workshop Tickets Coming Soon
Writing & Selling your Genre Television, Film, Comic Book and More…Workshop Purchase Your Ticket!
X Japan Concert Purchase Your Ticket!


Buy the Super Week Card, and you’ll get discounts all over the city!

What a wonderful world!

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Here’s a scene you might not see in the upcoming Superman vs. Batman film. Amy Adams and Henry Cavill accepted the ALS Ice Bucket challenge in full wardrobe on the set of the Man of Steel sequel. Adams challenged all the siblings names she could remember.

I don’t want to ruin the end for you, but I hope you like your Man of Steel soaked.

They just dumped load, after load, after load…

Click here to donate some money to ALS.

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