Where: New York City, NY
When: October 8-11, 2015
What is the history of this event? Where is it located? Who runs it? is it associated with a particular store, museum, school, or organization? Are any famous or notable artists involved in the planning?
Who can participate?
Is this convention for independent creators or publishing juggernauts? Does the event lean toward a particular genre or subculture?
How do I get a table?
How do would-be participants apply? Is there a vetting process or is everyone welcome? Please include links to any relevant web pages!
How much does it cost to exhibit?
What's the price range and what does it include (see below)? Former participants can feel free to include a rough estimate of hotel costs or other expenses associated with exhibiting.
Are tables provided?
What size are the tables?
Are there chairs provided and how many per table?
Can you set up your own table area or do union workers need to?
Is there security at night? Are there electrical outlets for booth use?
Height restrictions on signage?
Can you bring food/water?
Can things be hung from ceiling?
Is there a freight entrance?
Can books/merch be sent ahead to convention site?
Any lights/sound regulations?
Is there wifi in the building and is it free?
Is the building air conditioned?
How much does it cost to attend?
What is the ticket price? Are tickets difficult to come by? Are there volunteer opportunities that will get you in for free?
What kind of events will take place?
entertainment guests of all kinds are everywhere. Authors, webcomic artists, TV producers.
What kind of items will be available for sale?
Anything and everything. Indie comics, original art, costumes, board games, furniture, reproduction props, you name it. Back issues are everywhere- whether you're looking to replace a lost issue of The Walking Dead or drop a few grand on a first printing, chances are that someone, somewhere, has it for sale.
The line is generally long, but moves efficiently, and the cosplay provides a great distraction from all that waiting. Cosplay is common, and ranges from humble DIY to impressive screen-ready creations. It's in an out of the way part of Manhattan, somewhat far from mass transit, but don't even think of trying to park nearby.
Food can be hard to find in the neighborhood, and is often mediocre or expensive, but there are usually food trucks parked inside the gates.
It is both handicapped accessible, and (mostly) kid friendly, but very young kids who are easily scared by monster cosplay or loud displays should probably stay at home.