Halloween isn't the only occasion for costumes this fall. New York Comic Con, the epic fan convention for lovers of anime, video games, toys and, of course, comics, is coming to NYC. Enjoy four days of panels, demos, celebrity appearances and the chance for kids to mingle with their favorite costumed characters. New York Comic Con also coincides with New York Super Week, a pop culture festival packed with food, concerts, comedy shows and other activities that don't require a coveted Comic Con ticket. With the help of our super guide, you can experience all that New York Comic Con and New York Super Week have to offer with your whole family (capes optional).
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When is New York Comic Con?
New York Comic Con is Thursday, October 9–Sunday, October 12, 2014.
When is New York Super Week?
New York Super Week is October 3–12, 2014.
New York Comic Con and Super Week events for kids
If you fell in love with The Adventures of Pete & Pete in the '90s, and your kids fell in love with the reruns, you're in luck. You can finally hear Polaris live (you know, the group that wrote that catchy opening song) for an extremely rare live se, plus a performance of "Killer Tofu," by the creators of the music in Doug. There will be a guest panel with some Golden Age Nickelodeon stars, including big and little Pete (Mike Maronna and Dann Tamberelli, respectively) and some very special undisclosed panelists. Your kids will also love The Adventures of Danny & Mike podcast that'll be recorded live at the show. Why remember your childhood memories when you can relive them? All ages.
Columbia University is unearthing priceless materials from their comics archives just in time for NYSW. Kids can see art from MAD artist All Jaffee,Elfquest artist Wendy Pini, drafts and notes from X-Men writer Chris Claremont and Legion of Super-Heroes writer Paul Levit, and correspondence with comics luminaries Stan Lee, harvey Kurtzman and Howard Cruse in the Rare Book & Manuscript Libraries. The opening event and reception will be held on Oct 7 at 6pm, and the exhibit will remain open through January 23, 2015. Ages 6 and up.
The grown-up Muppet fans behind ToughPigs.com presents a show packed with superhero-related clips from Muppety shows and specials featuring the likes of Christopher Reeve, Lynda Carter and Super Grover. During the event, Muppet-themed drink specials for adults will be available, and Muppet giveaways and sing-alongs hosted by staff for the kids. All ages.