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 exhibitor's and convention goers locked out at one point) and that they were arranging to have sufficient space for the 2007 show.
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.
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, now known as the Big Apple Comic-Con, which is owned by Wizard World.
This past Sunday I made the pilgrimage to the NY Javitz Center with my son and his friends for Comic Con 2010. The last two that we attended we all had a blast. This one, though good was not as fun as the last ones. One tip off that something was different is that this one was combined with Anime so there were a lot more teens dressed in those funny looking character costumes that I could not identify. Where in previous events we easily … more
I've been to the last two New York Comic Con events and have had a blast each time. Had an interesting encounter with Lou Ferrigno last time. Looking forward to attending this year's event with my son!