New York Comic Con is one of the biggest pop culture events in North America and this year it’s back with a mouthwatering lineup of events, panels and signings. Every year thousands of New York Comic Con veterans and first-timers converge to New York for a jam-packed weekend of all things comics, cosplay and mythical characters. Here’s the low-down on New York Comic Con 2017.
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New York Comic Con Dates and Location
New York Comic Con will be held at the Javits Center in New York on 5-8 October, 2017.
New York Comic Con Lineup
There will be hundreds of events, panels, autograph signings and meetups for you to choose from.
Some of this year’s top panel speakers include Aaron Kuder, artist of Guardians of the Galaxy, Amy Chu of Poison Ivy, Alex Maleev creator of Daredevil and XMEN’s Chris Claremont.
Meanwhile, celebrities such as Batman’s Kevin Conroy and the stunning Lena Headey from Game of Thrones will be present for autograph signings.
Check out the full New York Comic lineup.
New York Comic Con Tickets
Individual day tickets (Thursday) – $45
Individual day tickets (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) – $50
Getting to and From New York Comic Con
Air – The nearest international airports are New York’s JFK and LaGuardia Airports.
Metro – You can take the A, C, E, 1, 2 or 3 subway lines to Penn Station. From there it’s a few minute’s walk to the Javits Center convention site.
Shuttle – There will be a free shuttle service between locations such as Times Square, Penn Station and Grand Central Station to the convention site. Check out the New York Comic Con shuttle routes and schedule.
Where to stay for New York Comic Con
It can be tricky finding accommodation in NYC, so be sure to book a place to stay quickly. We’re here to help with tons of great accommodation options from hostels to spare rooms.
Airbnb – Fancy staying somewhere different? This Shipping Container Home home proudly calls itself the ‘first ever legal NYC home to be built entirely from recycled shipping containers’. The rental is in a prime location in the hipster Williamsburg neighborhood and can sleep up to four people. Rent the Shipping Container from $266 a night.
Hotel – The stunning Box House Hotel is a chic option located in Brooklyn. The hotel features private apartment-style rooms, with fresh designs and tasteful art-work. Request a room with views of Manhattan — you won’t regret it. Book a room at the Box House Hotel from $243 a night.
Hostel – A great, budget-friendly option is the HI NYC Hostel, in Manhattan. HI NYC is set in a historic building in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The hostel features a large communal area, a private patio (a rare find in NYC) and a sociable atmosphere. Book a room at HI NYC Hostel from $58 a night.