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New York Comic Con

  1. The Mary Sue Exclusive: New York Comic Con 2014 Archie #660 Exclusive Cosplay Variant Cover

    Archie Comics have delighted us with the exclusive reveal of their New York Comic Con 2014 convention exclusive variant cover!

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  2. The Mary Sue Interview: Amy Reeder Talks About Rocket Girl, Designing The NY Super Week Brooklyn Defender Logo

    Defend beer!

    Every year the brewmasters over at Brooklyn Brewery unveil a comic book-themed beer called "The Defender" just in time for New York Comic Con—and this year, the Defender mascot is a woman for the first time, designed by Batwoman and Rocket Girl's Amy Reeder. We got the chance to talk to the artist about beer, Rocket Girl, the harassment policy logo she also designed for REEDpop this year, and her Sailor Moon cosplay convention plans.

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  3. Things We Saw Today: Make Your Own Klingon Bat’leth Scarf

    Hab SoSlI' Quch!

    Nicole C Mendez is selling the yarn and pattern for this Bat'leth scarf on her Etsy shop. Great. Now I just need to learn how to knit things that aren't misshapen rectangles. (via Fashionably Geek)

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  4. The Mary Sue Presents NYCC’s Anti-Harrassment Policy (And We Helped!)

    Warriors for great justice

    We were pretty jazzed when ReedPOP reached out to us for help drafting their New York Comic Con 2014 anti-harassment policy. The need for every con to have such a policy, prominently placed so people actually see it, is something we feel pretty strongly about, after all. We assembled a crack team of experts, and after several long e-mail chains and one marathon chat session, voilà: NYCC's 2014 anti-harassment policy was born.

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  5. New York Comic Con Schedule Now Online, Come Check Out The Mary Sue’s Three Panels!

    They're going to be really cool, we promise!

    Last year at New York Comic Con, we here at The Mary Sue got to host an incredible panel about diversity in writing. This year we've got not one but three of 'em for you to attend. At this rate of growth, we'll probably run the entire con by 2025. Until then, check out the official descriptions and times for our panels here!

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  6. Nodor? Certain Characters Might Be Absent From Game of Thrones Season Five

    Is there a way to rave sadly?

    Hodor actor Kristian Nairn might have let the Bran out of the backpack with this one. Potential spoiler alert for Game of Thrones season five, so read on at your own risk. Hodor.

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  7. New York Comic Con Has Asked Us To Help Draft Their Harassment Policy!

    We are very excited to announce today that ReedPOP, the folks behind New York Comic Con and several other fan conventions, have asked us for help with their harassment policy. We'd like to take it one step further and ask for YOUR input as well. Find out how you can help!

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  8. Huge, Record-Breaking Dota 2 Tournament Set for Madison Square Garden During NY Comic Con

    "The geek shall inherit the Earth." -The Bible, I think.

    Continuing the unstoppable conquest of eSports, Valve's Dota 2 will be played in the largest in-person eSports event ever held on the East coast during the New York Super Week of New York Comic-Con in October. The finals of the ESL One global Dota 2 tournament will be played out live in front of thousands of spectators at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

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  9. The Percentage of Female NYCC Attendees Has Risen Over 60% In Three Years

    Its packed to the GILLS with --wait, no. Sorry.

    New York Comic Con has only been around since 2006, but each year it gets exponentially bigger. Last year's convention saw 133,000 fans in attendance, as well as 2,500 press members and 9,200 trade professionals. This year, 3-day passes sold out only an hour after they were made available on the ReedPOP site. And if the numbers are any indication, a lot of those passes were probably bought by women.

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  10. Deep Breaths, Ticket-Buying Nerds: New York Comic Con Knows Their Website Is Borked

    We're going to get through this together.

    Convention ticket buying is always a stressful time, particularly when it comes to San Diego Comic Con. But now it looks like New York Comic Con is aiming to gray just as many hairs as its West Coast compatriot: many buyers are reporting problems with the website, including long wait times and error messages. But it's okay! They're on the case as we speak, and have news for people trying to get their 4-day fix.

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