New York City and comic books are synonymous with one another. Besides being the homeplace of almost every Marvel Comics character, New York is also where the entire industry was born. So it’s no surprise then, that New York City will celebrate its four-colored roots with New York Super Week later this fall.
The second annual New York Super Week, which transforms Manhattan and its neighboring boroughs into a pop culture wonder emporium, will fly into the City That Never Sleeps from October 5—11. The week-long celebration of all things geeky, nerdy, and super-heroic will culminate with New York Comic-Con and a Madison Square Garden premiere of The Walking Dead’s sixth season premiere.
““New York Super Week was created because quite frankly, New York Comic Con had outgrown itself and there is so much demand out there for unique fan experiences,” said Lance Fensterman, Senior Global Vice President of ReedPOP, which puts on NYCC and New York Super Week. “We’ve learned some things from last year and we’re working on making things even greater for our Fans.”
The celebratory event had us at “Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular” at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, but fans can also look forward to the following highlights.
* Two signings with renowned Japanese Manga Artist Masashi Kishimoto who will make his first appearances in the United States
* Special How Did This Get Made? live podcast
* Hollywood Babble-On with Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman
* Comedy Mutant: Stand-Up Special with Brian Posehn and Friends
* Multiple events featuring cast members of The Thrilling Adventure Hour
* PressPlay Tour Featuring Fan-Favorite Social Media All-Stars
* DMC (Darryl McDaniels) rare Concert and Discussion
* A Game of Thrones podcast followed by a live DJ set by Kristian Nairn (a.k.a. Hodor)
* Karaoke with the Broadway Stars
* RAWR! Burlesque returns after a sold-out show last year
* Rock n’ Comix concert featuring Charles Soule
* Numerous Film and Documentary Screenings with select Directors and cast members at IFC Center
* For the full list of events, head here.
San Diego, the bar has just been raised. Will you check out New York Super Week and New York Comic Con? Let us know in the comments!
New York Super Week begins October 5, while New York Comic Con begins on October 8.