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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.
Read more: The Next New York Comic Con
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.
Read more: The Comic Con of All Comic Cons
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.
Read more: Comic Con Is A Monster
With special screenings, panels and more, the New York Television Festival (July 14 - 19) features the future of TV. Held at the Helen Mills Event Space and Theater (137 West 26th St.) there are more panels and workshops than you can shake a CRT at.
At the Creator Bootcamp you can learn how to pitch your own series. Or you can see a showcase of pilots for what may become upcoming new shows. Other panels look into production, content development, an examination of the future of comedy and more.
At the SVA Theater you’ll be able to see a screening of comedian Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters, followed by a conversation with Bobcat Goldthwait and guest stars Dave Foley and David Koechner, moderated by Ophira Eisenberg (NPR's "Ask Me Another")
To learn more, go to: https://www.nytvf.com/
New York Television FestivalJuly 14 - 19, 2018Helen Mills Event Space and Theater137 West 26th St.New York, NY 10001
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