Post Reply Goin to NYC Comic Con 2017
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Posted 5/13/17
Hey everyone! I'm planning to go to the NYC Comic Con this year for the first time. It's a birthday treat for myself. Any advice on what days to go, times, or events to check out. Time is of the essence! And in advance thanks!
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Posted 5/13/17 , edited 5/13/17
congratulations on your birthday! i can't give you advice on that, but have fun! *_^
they probably have a booklet of some sort online so you can plan in advance.
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Have a good time
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The events really vary on what you're interested. I would check the agenda when it becomes available, and figure out your own "must see". For panels, I would advice against going to a max of 1-2 per day. Anymore and you'll spend several hours in lines (NYCC lines are relatively long if memory holds).

Curious, is this your first convention? I would advise to cosplay if possible. Cosplaying's a blast and a nice way to meet more people (a plus if there's gatherings for that particular series).
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Posted 5/13/17
Yeah my first convention. Truthfully I could have went before but i would have had to go by myself. Family and friends where either busy or disinteresrted. And I kind of had to deal with social anxiety and all; my nerves get "rattled" when I'm around a lot of people I don't know. But now I'm older, wiser, and more importantly less socially anxious. Plus my cousin is going.
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It's difficult to plan which days to go because they don't release the schedule until the last minute.

To get into the most popular and largest panels (for example the Adult Swim panel), you need to show up very early in the morning and line up to get a pass to get into the event. You can get into one or two of these every day except Saturday. On Saturday, these lines will fill up basically as soon as the convention opens so choose wisely and show up early.

The lines for all other panels have basically gotten better since they expanded to other locations and put obviously popular things in larger rooms so you can just pop into a lot of these panels freely now.

It's hard to recommend anything since the schedule won't be up for months and it also depends on what you like. I can tell you that they don't have a lot of anime programming though.

I hope you enjoy the con!
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