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MAGFest is a music and gaming convention that took place the first weekend of 2020. I went to it almost blind; I had heard a lot from friends about it, and their thoughts ranged from, “it’s a cult, join us” to “it smells so bad, you’re going to die.” These responses are both so visceral because when MAG starts on Thursday, it doesn’t close until Sunday afternoon. There are panels at all hours, and they are all over the place. So before we get into it too much, know that while I had an incredible time, it is a lot.
Convention season is upon us, my friends, and as the weather gets nicer here in the Capital Region, you may be looking for some fun events to attend or places to wear your cosplays. Well, look no further! Next weekend, April 27-28th is the Spring Saratoga Comic Con.
That’s right!! This weekend at the San Jose Convention Center the North Bay will be getting an amazing Stan Lee run Comic Con, probably the biggest event here in years for us geeks. Lilith will be hitting the floor on Saturday and hopes to get a boat load of amazing cosplay photos to share on our site, and enjoying the amazing line up this event has to offer.
Without further ado, here are some snaps from Campbell Con, the premiere event! It was quaint, cute, and a great place for community building. I’ve only been to a few cons so far, and this was a smaller one, but it had a lot more sense of community and camaraderie than the larger cons. It was also a great way to meet like minded creative people in the geek world. Hopefully they have another event next year!
Whats Up Nerds!
So if you are traveling to the Big City of New York this weekend for your annual pilgrimage to the New York Comic Con make sure that you take heed to the call of the Big Apple. After all, NYC is the city that never sleeps and you better beleive that it rages on NYCC Weekend!!! Simply put, in my brain NYCC is code for NERD VEGAS. All day long you’ll walk the convention floor, but at night you can see all sorts of different things that just enhance your experience. Here you will find a guide to all, OK not all, but Most things going on this weekend in NYC!!!
Thursday, October 10 – 6:30pm
The Australian NYC
20 West 38 Street (between 5th and 6th Ave)
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Kick off NYCC with fans of Game of Thrones for Fire and Lunch’s 2nd Annual MootCon where they’ll be raffling off a bunch of honorable prizes that Ned Stark would be proud of!
THE MARY SUE’S NEW YORK COMIC CON PARTY
Thursday October 10, 2013 – 8:00 p.m.
Houndstooth Pub (street level)
520 8th Avenue New York, NY 10018
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Join the folks from The Mary Sue for their annual NYCC get together. Sit back and relax at The Houndstooth Pub and talk with like-minded geeks and if’s you’re dressed for the occasion feel free to come in cosplay too! Per usual, The Mary Sue will be dropping prizes on the crowd so go check it out.
Brooklyn Defender NYCC Pint Night
Thursday, October 10 – 7:00 PM
328 W 45th St New York, 10036
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The Brooklyn Defender is the official beer of NYCC 2013, brewed by The Brooklyn Brewery, The Defender is beating the snot out of Skunk Beer all over the city! Make sure you get there early if you want to pick up a limited edition pint glass!
NYCC THURSDAY NIGHT KICKOFF
Thursday, October 10 – 8:00pm
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This year’s NYCC Kickoff is a comedy show with comedians Janeane Garofalo, Brian Posehn, Mike Drucker, Myq Kaplan and more! This event is free and exclusive to Thursday and 4 -Day Badge holders, VIPs, Exhibitors, Press and Professionals. You must have your Badge with you to enter the event.
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Hey there Evil Geeks! It’s just about time for the 2013 New York Comic Con and we’re getting everyone ramped up by going over our coverage from last year ahead the the big show this week. This post originally ran as two separate posts last year and it gives you some pointers on some of the things that will be fun at the show, as well as some of the stuff that will drive you bat-shit crazy, Thanks for reading and we hope to see you this week in Manhattan!