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The 11 best events at Super Week

Get down with other hard-partying geeks at shows, raves and meet-ups for a week of fan celebration during Super Week

Written by
David Goldberg
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You don’t host a comic con in the greatest city in the world without some sick after-parties. Upgrade this year's New York Comic Con events with outrageous performances and things to do for fans of all tastes. From spooky raves that will put you in the Halloween spirit to geek-tailored improv shows, this year’s Super Week is guaranteed to get you laughing, dancing and yelling your favorite Star Wars lines from a barstool. Don’t blame us if you get your costume dirty.

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Best Super Week events

Star Trek: The Next Generation-Based Musical Improvisational Comedy
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If you need a little variety in your Star Trek, then call out your favorite suggestions for a live, totally improvised musical dance performance about the Starship Enterprise. Improv mavens Sloane Miller, Susan O'Doherty and their Redshirts crew will sing, dance and phase their way through Klingon and Captain Picard minutia, leaving hard-core fans exhausted from laughing and newbies totally confused.

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Learn about the techniques of some of the comics industry's finest artists as they live-sketch the preserved human anatomies of the "Body Worlds" exhibit. Walk and talk about comics and creativity with Alex Maleev (Daredevil), Russ Braun (The Boys) and Cory Smith (Nova) while viewing fabulously imagined preserved human bodies at this unique crossover event.

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GeekFest Film Fest
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This new touring festival gives budding filmmakers, superfans, web series stars and convention chroniclers the chance to connect with their brethren and gain new fans. This second edition of the fest features the full-length documentary Cosplayer Nation, shorts such as Sharkasaurus and fan films like Nightwing: Prodigal.

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Robot Chicken Season 8 Party
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It should come as no surprise that Robot Chicken cocreators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich know how to get down. Hit the bowl for an exclusive preview of the sure-to-be deranged Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship, followed by a solid DJ set by the Rub, bowling, prizes and revelry for geeks with a sick sense of humor.

Rock N' Comix
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Big-name comics creators like Charles Soule and Dean Haspiel read along to their comics (for all to see on the big screen) while alt-rock bands Run by the Gun and Americans UK provide a booming, epic score. Grab a drink and enjoy this multisensory comics experience that goes far beyond the page.

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  • Comedy
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Two teams of comics and comic writers face off in a debate competition meant to settle age-old arguments, such as whether pirates or ninjas would win in a brawl. As the performers take shots at each other and do untested material, the room gets charged (in the silliest way possible). The subject matter may seem obscure, the guests have been anything but: Faces like Janeane Garofalo, Kristen Schaal, Michael Showalter and Sasheer Zamata have gotten into the arguing spirit at past events.

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Remember that intense blood-soaked dance party scene at the beginning of Blade? Well, the audacious minds at BBQ Films are looking to replicate it—and possibly outdo it. Enter a sunless Vampire arena with Wesley Snipes projected in the background, live sword and dance performances, special guests and a DJ set from electro icons the Crystal Method. Just be sure not to get your cosplay getup drenched when blood rain comes pouring down from the ceiling.

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