If you go to any Comic-Cons, I’m sure one of your few complaints is that they just aren’t long enough to get everything in! The organizers for the New York Comic Con are hearing you loud and clear and have announced a ‘Super Week’ Expansion to help keep you happy.
How much longer is the event going to get? Well it seems that they are adding a full 6 more days to the convention! The initial Comic-Con was set for October 9th to the 12th and has now expanded to run from October 3rd to the 12th!
Organizers ReedPOP has announced that the week is set to be “an immersive and inclusive experience that aims to bring the energy, passion and color of the entire universe of popular culture to every corner of all five boroughs of New York City”. Sounds fun, however, what exactly does that mean? Well, for starters, there will be events at the Hammerstein Ballroom, Bell House, and Galapagos Art Space. On top of that, to help spread the word of the Comic-Con, we’ll be getting live recordings of the popular podcasts, NPR’s ‘Ask Me Another’ as well as Slate.com’s ‘Hang Up and Listen’.
To kick things off, science favorite Neil deGrasse Tyson will be hosting a special episode of ‘StarTalk Live!’ at the Hammerstein Ballroom. ReedPOP believes that the extension is “the spirit of popular events like South by Southwest, but … with a distinct New York sensibility and flair and fully rooted in the world of popular culture.” With it being the second extension so far to the event this year (the first being the ‘Special Edition NYC’ which is an indie show they are launching this weekend in Javits Center North) you can tell that the NYCC really wants to give SDCC a run for its money this year.
Do you live on the east coast? Excited to hear that everyone’s favorite convention is getting a little big bigger and a little big longer this year? Do you plan on attending? Finally are you happy that we’re getting more comic-con or are the convention runners pushing themselves a little too far? Share your thoughts below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter