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Expos and Conventions

The Next New York Comic Con

The next New York Comic Con will take place October 8th through the 10th, 2010, at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.  The show was launched in 2006 and was an immediate success, quickly becoming a dominant presence in the pop culture world of public events.  It has grown from a convention attracting 33,000 fans in its first year to one that will occupy the entire Javits Center and attract well over 75,000 fans in 2010. In 2009, 452 companies exhibited at NYCC for a total of 84,000 square feet of paid exhibit space, and it has been ranked by Crain's New York Business as the second-largest annual event in NYC.

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The Comic Con of All Comic Cons

It goes without saying that San Diego's Comic-con International isn't strictly a comic book convention. It was never supposed to have become the monster it has. Back in the old days, and that means Clinton’s first term as President and before, nobody thought about movies all that much. Oh, sure there was Trek and Wars and all that stuff, but most of the people were geeking out on Superman, the Fantastic Four and Fritz the Cat, not to mention that gourmet imported stuff from France and Japan. It was a convention; people would come to hang out and dress up in silly costumes, and oh, yeah, buy stuff.

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Comic Con Is A Monster

Okay, it’s officially a monster. 40 years ago, a bunch of kids decided to start up a comic book convention. This was back in the days when such things were given no respect by anybody, even the people who were in the industry. San Diego was too far away from LA do drive for such a thing, and if you remember back then, which you probably don’t, animation was at it’s nadir, literally dying.

The first REAL convention was in 1970, the Golden State Comic-Con at the U.S. Grant Hotel, which has since been renovated. 300 people showed up, which is normal for that kind of thing. After all, comics were for kids and if you went to one of those thing you were considered weird. But the artform was changing. only two years before the first preliminary meetings, the historic Zap #1 came out, bringing forth a revolution.

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AIPAD Photography Show Features Fabulous Photogs

A worldwide exhibition of photographic medium, The Photography Show Presented by AIPAD returns to Pier 94 (711 12th Ave., NY, NY) with more studios, exhibitions, and panel discussions than you can shake a tripod at. Running April 5 - 8, the Photography Show (or AIPAD) features more than 100 of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries will present a range of museum-quality work including contemporary, modern, and 19th century photographs, photo-based art, video, and new media. Exhibiting galleries include UNIX Gallery, Flowers, De Soto Gallery, Jackson Fine Art, and MEM, along with book dealers, publishers, established older galleries and young up-and-comers.

AIPAD will also have a robust selection of panel discussions such as History/Her Stories: Photographs by Women, A Talk with Teju Cole, The Future of Photography, Curator and Artist talks,  ALL POWER: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party, and many more.

To learn more, go to:

The Photography Show Presented by AIPAD
April 5 - 8, 2018

 Pier 94
711 12th Ave.
New York, NY 10019

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