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So, I was able to snag tickets to Saturday at New York Comic Con in October. I've been to many cons, but this is my first time at this one. As far as I understand it, it is like a smaller San Diego Comic Con? But still huge.
The biggest cons I've been to are Dragoncon (Atlanta) and Awesomecon (DC).

Anyway, who else is going and is there usually a NSU meetup?

Anyone have any insight or tips for this particular con? I'm nervous about the size and amount of people that will be there. I'm disabled and walk with a rolling walker (rollater) which usually causes frustration in terms of getting through throngs of people when places are packed. So we'll see LOL! I will be checking out their disability services at the con.

I can't wait though! So, who is going? And if you are and are looking for cards, let me know as I am planning on trimming down my collection significantly!

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The Big Chief Alan Biegel and myself will be
there on Thursday so I can make the Philly Show on Friday. It’s a fun show you will have a good time.

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The Javits Center is very large. The last time I went to the NYCC it was spread out on more than one level, but it was quite crowded. That was pre-Covid and I think they have made an effort to hold down attendance a bit more now.

It's a fun show just to see the cosplay going on and take in the promotions. Unless things have changed a lot, there was a ton of art and artists and comics and autograph signers, but not so much by way of non-sport cards. I've been there twice and picked up several items as souvenirs and in-person autographs, but no cards that I couldn't find elsewhere for less. Either you will spend more than you expected, or you won't buy much. Seems to be no in between.

It's about the experience, more so than the necessity to go if you are a non-sport card collector. Go early and be prepared to stay all day. Depending on what you are interested in, the lines can be very long and time consuming. Autograph signings of anybody even somewhat known are the worst.

This year some of the panels and promotions may be cut out if they still haven't resolved the SAG-AFTRA, but it's a long way off, so that may not be an issue. NYCC was never as good as SDCC as far as panels went, but it usually does boost a handful of star appearances that can be really expensive if you want to get a personal signing.

If you have the opportunity, I would suggest that you get an artist to do something special for you. That's always a good remembrance. Hope you have a wonderful time. Smile
 
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The Big Chief Alan Biegel and myself will be
there on Thursday so I can make the Philly Show on Friday. It’s a fun show you will have a good time.


I didn't realize it was the same weekend of the card show! Frown

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The Javits Center is very large. The last time I went to the NYCC it was spread out on more than one level, but it was quite crowded. That was pre-Covid and I think they have made an effort to hold down attendance a bit more now. [QUOTE]


That's what I'm worried about, the crowds. Ack! LOL! I hope it is ok. The small con we went to the other week here in MD was pretty packed although I know nothing like NYCC and I had a total sensory overload and only lasted 2 hours (even though I bought 3 day tickets), also my body didn't let me do more time there, unfortunately.

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It's a fun show just to see the cosplay going on and take in the promotions. Unless things have changed a lot, there was a ton of art and artists and comics and autograph signers, but not so much by way of non-sport cards. I've been there twice and picked up several items as souvenirs and in-person autographs, but no cards that I couldn't find elsewhere for less. Either you will spend more than you expected, or you won't buy much. Seems to be no in between.
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I love finding original artwork and prints. I love artists alleys! I really look forward to that. I probably won't get cards though, even if I find any, unless it is something I must have Big Grin

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It's about the experience, more so than the necessity to go if you are a non-sport card collector. Go early and be prepared to stay all day. Depending on what you are interested in, the lines can be very long and time consuming. Autograph signings of anybody even somewhat known are the worst.
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Yeah, for us we are only going for the basic experience. The only star that I would like to see would be Rhys Darby. But that's even a "like" rather than a "must". I'm not going to do the long lines, I just can't anymore physically.

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This year some of the panels and promotions may be cut out if they still haven't resolved the SAG-AFTRA, but it's a long way off, so that may not be an issue. NYCC was never as good as SDCC as far as panels went, but it usually does boost a handful of star appearances that can be really expensive if you want to get a personal signing.
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I don't think I could ever do SDCC, what I've seen of that is just incredibly overwhelming. Shoot, DragonCon was overwhelming at times for me. LOL!! So, I'm worried about NYCC for me! Pray for me LMAO!! Big Grin

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If you have the opportunity, I would suggest that you get an artist to do something special for you. That's always a good remembrance. Hope you have a wonderful time. Smile
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Oh, I absolute will have an artist do something, I love that kind of stuff!!! You should see my art collection, I really need to go through and do something about it, I can't hang it all up because of wall space, so .... Smile

And thanks for the info!!! I appreciate it. I can't wait to be honest. I think it will be fun, we are thinking of driving up on Friday and staying Friday night and Saturday night. I know we will be beat when we leave the con Saturday so making that 4-5 hours drive home would be awful!


Let's see if the comments between quotes worked right now... I think I fixed it Clap

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Hope you have a nice time Jessica and manage to do some of the things you want to do. Wavey

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I was there once and I don't know if I'll ever go again. I normally don't mind crowds, and am fine getting into it at concerts, but the crowd at NYCC when I went was unbearable. I had an hour at the Topps booth, but otherwise was free to roam and never even made it from one end to the other, there were just so many people. This was also quite a few years ago, maybe they've gotten better with crowd management?

Sorry to be Dastick Downer. I do know Batman and Alan have both said post-COVID the crowds have seemed better. Best of luck, I hope you enjoy it!!
 
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Hope you have a nice time Jessica and manage to do some of the things you want to do. Wavey


Thanks so much Wolfie!!!

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I was there once and I don't know if I'll ever go again. I normally don't mind crowds, and am fine getting into it at concerts, but the crowd at NYCC when I went was unbearable. I had an hour at the Topps booth, but otherwise was free to roam and never even made it from one end to the other, there were just so many people. This was also quite a few years ago, maybe they've gotten better with crowd management?

Sorry to be Dastick Downer. I do know Batman and Alan have both said post-COVID the crowds have seemed better. Best of luck, I hope you enjoy it!!


No, you are not being a downer! I appreciate the honesty. This is what I'm most apprehensive about, I hate crowds and people LOL! I'm not sure I will be able to handle it to be honest. I mean, I went to DragonCon once and swore to never go again because of that LOL! I actually can't believe that I decided to get tickets (and I am so surprised that my husband was ok to go with me LOL!). I just hope it is not too bad and that there are at least some dark corners that I can go to get away from people!

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Originally posted by Ted Dastick Jr.:
I was there once and I don't know if I'll ever go again. I normally don't mind crowds, and am fine getting into it at concerts, but the crowd at NYCC when I went was unbearable. I had an hour at the Topps booth, but otherwise was free to roam and never even made it from one end to the other, there were just so many people. This was also quite a few years ago, maybe they've gotten better with crowd management?

Sorry to be Dastick Downer. I do know Batman and Alan have both said post-COVID the crowds have seemed better. Best of luck, I hope you enjoy it!!


No, you are not being a downer! I appreciate the honesty. This is what I'm most apprehensive about, I hate crowds and people LOL! I'm not sure I will be able to handle it to be honest. I mean, I went to DragonCon once and swore to never go again because of that LOL! I actually can't believe that I decided to get tickets (and I am so surprised that my husband was ok to go with me LOL!). I just hope it is not too bad and that there are at least some dark corners that I can go to get away from people!

Just put some James Bond gadgets on your rollator and clear a path! Big Grin
 
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Soooo, my plans have changed. We can't go to NYCC, for health reasons. Frown Makes me so sad and mad! I had a surgery about a month ago and had some issues, then got Covid and had it bad. Still trying to heal with the breathing and complete lack of stamina issues, etc. (which the stamina was bad before Covid due to the surgery). Ugh!!!!

Anyway, have fun everyone who gets to go!!! We were planning to come to the Philly show on the way back down from NY to MD on Sunday morning (we were only going to NYCC on Saturday). But we decided we might come up to the show on Saturday instead, maybe even staying for Sunday. Not sure. I think I will be able to maneuver the Philly show much better than NYCC.

If you go to NYCC, please post some stories and your shopping/autograph haul here!! I would really love to hear/see everything!! I will live vicariously through you Big Grin

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Sorry you have to skip it, but health is always the most important thing. Be well. Smile
 
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Sorry you have to skip it, but health is always the most important thing. Be well. Smile


Thanks Raven! I'm going to try again next year. Hopefully I am better by then (I better be better!!!!!).

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My NYCC23 show report is up on the Beckett blog at https://www.beckett.com/news/author/alanbiegel/ It features more trading cards than you'd expect with a special appearance by The Batman!

~Alan
 
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What were the Star Wars promos by Topps at the show ?
 
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Yes I won a pack going through the Topps Factory game. They were not handing out promos on Thursday you had to make an appointment to get in line for the game. You needed at least two packs to make the 10 card set I believe. They have the NYCC logo on the card backs.

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Hmmm. I could be mistaken but I see the Star Wars packs and they seem to contain 5 cards each with numbers on the backs as high as 15. So maybe you need at least 3 packs for a set ?
 
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It’s possible my highest card was numbered to 10 but there easily could be more.

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My NYCC23 show report is up on the Beckett blog at https://www.beckett.com/news/author/alanbiegel/ It features more trading cards than you'd expect with a special appearance by The Batman!

~Alan


great report
 
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From Alan's report: " Cryptozoic Entertainment, for one, offered a wonderful, show-exclusive, dual LOTR autograph card of Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd for $150."

And one has already sold on ebay for $450.
 
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