Attending NY Con

I will be attending the New York Comic Con on Friday, February 23, and Saturday, February 24. On Friday at 2:30, I’ll be appearing on a blogging panel with Heidi MacDonald and Christopher Butcher.

Unfortunately, it’s during the trade-only section of the programming. The show doesn’t open to the public on Friday until 4 PM, so you have to have a Professional, Press, or Exhibitor badge to come see me. It’s also scheduled against the “Capturing Female Readers” panel, which I had hoped to attend. (I find it very interesting that the panelists on that one are female editors from three manga companies and Karen Berger.)

If anyone has hotel recommendations (clean, safe, easy to find, suites would be ideal), please share!


10 Responses to “Attending NY Con”

  1. Ed Sizemore Says:

    Johanna, sorry to hear I can’t attend your panel. I wonder how they determine which panels should be trade only and which should be open to the public?

  2. Guy LeCharles Gonzalez Says:

    I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get into the trade portion this year since I’m kind of freelancing it, but if I do, I’ll definitely come check out the panel. Either way, hopefully we’ll run into each other at some point while you’re here.

  3. Johanna Says:

    Ed, just from the most shallow glance, it looks to me like the public panels are publisher-provided.

    Guy, definitely!

  4. Lea Says:

    Wow, a female readers panel with actual females! Huzzah!
    Now, I’d love for someone to quiz Berger on the logic of a girl’s line with only two female creators, and neither professionals from within comics.

    But I’m mean.

  5. Lea Says:

    Drat the early send.

    I’d love to, but there’s plenty of girls making comics for themselves, and M (I can’t bring myself to say it), is not the last word on getting female readers.

    Kind of a pity about your panel timing. That seems a good panel for when the general attendants are in. I hope someone records it. I know what moves me to blog (obsessive documentation coupled with writing more when I have an audience), but I’d be very interested in what moves you, Chris and Heidi to keep at it day after day.
    (Okay, Heidi gets an income, but what about you and Chris?)

    Lastly, am I the only pro NOT going to NYCC? (Not that I mind–it looks like a madhouse in the making.)

  6. Johanna Says:

    Compulsion. Like any writer, I can’t NOT do it.

    And I do make a little money, not enough for a career, certainly, but a little compensation.

    No, you’re not the only person avoiding NYCC — the pay for badge thing seems to have kept some away, and others plan to visit when everyone else isn’t trying to at the same time.

  7. John Says:

    Try the Skyline Hotel – it’s quite reasonable for NYC, quite nice, and I believe it might be in walking distance of the Javits Center!

  8. ~raina Says:

    Right across the river from the city is the Comfort Inn Long Island City. It’s one subway stop out of Manhattan (it’s in Queens), and only 6 subway stops away from 34th Street–where you can take the bus or a cab to the Javitz. Our families stayed in this hotel (which is half a block from the subway) during our wedding, and everyone said it was clean and comfortable, and that the bathrooms were really nice. It’s also half the price of Manhattan hotels!!

    I realize that the Javitz is on the west side of the city, but honestly, the CILIC really is about as convenient as anything else, and I’d recommend it to anyone.

  9. Bill D. Says:

    Ooh… I found out this weekend that I qualify for a Professional badge since I fall under the educator/librarian heading, so I might just have to check this out! Thanks for the heads-up.

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