New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con
New York Comic Con
The floor of the 2007 Convention.
Status Active
Genre Multi-genre
Venue Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Location New York City, New York
Country United States
First held 2006
Organizer Reed Exhibitions, a division of Reed Business
Filing status For-profit
Attendance 96,000 in 2010[1] (est.)
Official website Official site

The New York Comic Con is an annual New York City fan convention dedicated to comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television.



The first event was held in 2006 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Organizers stated the attendance was far more than anticipated (with the convention floor even being shut down and exhibitors and convention goers locked out at one point) and that they were arranging to have sufficient space for the 2007 show.[2]

The second annual show was held February 23–25, 2007. While lines were long, the show did not suffer the same problems of the previous year's outing, as the convention organizer was noticeably better prepared and had more than double the space available.[3]

The New York Comic Con is a for-profit event produced and managed by Reed Exhibitions, a division of Reed Business, and is not affiliated with the long running non-profit San Diego Comic-Con, nor the Big Apple Convention, later known as the Big Apple Comic-Con, which is owned by Wizard World.

Starting in 2010 the New York Anime Festival, an event by the same company behind the comic con, was merged into one convention.[4][5]

Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge - New York took place in Comic Con 2011. It featured eSport tournaments for games such as StarCraft II, League of Legends and Counter Strike.[6]

Location and dates

Dates Location Attendees Notable guests
February 24–26, 2006 Jacob Javits Center, NYC 33,000 Kevin Smith, George RR Martin, Frank Miller
February 23–25, 2007 Jacob Javits Center, NYC 49,000[7] Stan Lee,[8] Brian K. Vaughan
April 18–20, 2008 Jacob Javits Center, NYC 60,000 Stan Lee, Frank Miller, T.M. Revolution, Paul Barnett, Coheed and Cambria
February 6–8, 2009[9] Jacob Javits Center, NYC 77,000[1] Dave Gibbons, Joss Whedon, McG, Daniel Dae Kim, Euros Lyn
October 8–10, 2010 Jacob Javits Center, NYC 96,000 John Romita Sr., John Romita Jr, Stan Lee
October 13–16, 2011 Jacob Javits Center, NYC Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Tom Kenny
October 11-14, 2012 Jacob Javits Center, NYC TBA TBA


The New York Comic Con hosts some of the biggest companies and artists in the world of comics, pop art and anime. It features over 400 companies on the main floor, including DC Comics, Marvel Entertainment, Square Enix, Capcom, A.P.N.G. Enterprises and GG Studio, as well as over 300 artists in Artist's Ally. 2010 was the first year to feature the Cultyard, a pavilion for art, design, collectible toys, pop-tech and fashion.[10] The Cultyard has its own section, and feature leaders in the industry including Toy Tokyo, Toyqube, Tokidoki, Elite Gudz, and DKE, as well as artists Tara McPherson, Phetus, and Simone Legno.[10]



  1. ^ a b Fans Wild for New York Comic Con 2010, Publishers Weekly, Oct 12, 2010 (retrieved 11-8-11)
  2. ^ "NYCC: Greg Topalian on Saturday's Show". Newsarama. February 26, 2006[dead link]
  3. ^ "Indie Outreach and More for NYCC 2008", Publishers Weekly, Aug 27, 2007 (retrieved 11-8-11)
  4. ^ "NYCC Fan FAQs". accessed October 18, 2011.
  5. ^ Aoki, Deb. "NY Comic-Con and NY Anime Festival to Combine Shows in 2010" September 10, 2009
  6. ^ IEM New York Official Site
  7. ^ Reid, Calvin. "Indie Outreach and More for NYCC 2008". Publishers Weekly. August 28, 2007. Retrieved March 5, 2010.
  8. ^ Lillard, Kevin. "New York Comic Con". (May 2007) Newtype USA. pp. 96-97
  9. ^ 2009 details
  10. ^ a b Reed Exhibitions, "The Cultyard Comes To New York city," 13 July 2010

External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

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