The convention started with a 10-day-long ‘New York Super Week,’ which included 110 events around Manhattan and Brooklyn leading into Comic Con. The annual four-day nerd fest kicked off its ninth installment Oct. 9.
The annual four-day nerdfest known as New York Comic Con —kicked off its ninth installment Oct. 9 — has grown by leaps and bounds since its modest beginnings in 2006.
Last year’s event, which took up every nook and cranny of the Javits Center, drew a record 133,000 geeks, many of whom hid their secret identities under homemade costumes. The attendance was just over half the number of the annual pilgrimage at the older, more established San Diego Comic Con.
For fans in real-life Gotham, it’s become the ultimate geek mecca.
Yes, even the celebrities in attendance geek out when they beam into a haven for fellow lovers of comic books, sci-fi movies, superhero TV shows and video games.
“The whole idea of Super Week is to bust outside the walls of the Javits and to spread our pop culture goodness through the Borough of Manhattan,” says Lance Fensterman, the manager in charge of the New York show.
World Liberty TV, Gaming and Toys Team was on hand to meet the movers and the shakers of the Comic Con, also see interviews of some of the vendors exhibiting at Comic Con-2014.