5 reasons to Go to New York Comic Con in 2012

Still debating if you’ll go to New York Comic Con this October? With 26 days to go, you better make your decision and fast! While you’re tossing up the pros and cons of making the trek to the East Coast Nerd Mecca, let us take this moment to remind you of everything that you’ll be missing if you decide to stay at home.

Dan Slott

Yes, Dan Slott is one reason in 5 to make the trek to NYCC. He seems like one of the loveliest guys in the comic book industry, possibly because he is. Also because he’s just one huge fanboy who gets do one of the best jobs in the world every day of his life, so maybe that’s why he’s always smiling. And not least because his (self-written) bio says this;

Don’t worry about bringing too many comics for him to sign. He’ll sign all of ’em. Because, well, it’s really no trouble, he has a monosyllabic name, and, seriously, it’s the least he can do— when you bought all that stuff, you paid his rent”

That’s just enough to make you want to give him a humungous hug!

Check out the NYCC website http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com for details on more guests. Photo taken from NYCC website.

Awesome guests

This year’s line-up is one of mammoth proportions. For the anime fans, there are people as cool as Yoshitaka Amano (Final Fantasy), Danny Choo and voice of the infamous Vocaloid, Yu Asakawa.

Comic guests this year include Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA), Axel Alonso (Marvel), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) , Scott Snyder (Batman) and Mike Mignola (Hellboy). And if that didn’t help you get your geek on, this year’s con sees guests such as Seth Green, Tom Felton, Christopher Lloyd, Adam West and Elmo from Sesame Street!!

Actually, Matt says there’s really only one reason to go to NYCC and that’s Adam West. Here’s Matt’s seal-of-approval face

Wherever you see this face, you know it’s the Curicon seal of approval


The best part about going to cons can be the awesomeness of the cosplayers. If you like to dabble, or even if you’re a full on cosplayer nerd, or even if you’re a complete newbie, cosplaying is one of the best things you could do. It’s just so much fun!

Check out some of the awesome cosplayers we met at this year’s SDCC

Artists Alley

The best part about going to ANY con (IMHO) is the artwork that you can get there. Some of my favourite pieces are ones that I have picked up at cons -even the ones I didn’t intend to buy but did because they spoke to me and there was a story behind them. Obviously you’ll end up buying way more than you need but that’s what happens at cons. The worst-case scenario is you have some really cool gifts to give to friends and family!

We’ll Be There!


Yep, Curicon is making the trek from Australia to Booth #102 in the Javits Center and we cannot WAIT! Put us into your show planner, come on by and hang out with us for a bit 🙂

We’ll have a (yet-to-be-announced) limited edition New York Comic Con Exclusive. And it’s free. But it is limited edition and well….we can’t say any more just yet. But we’ll keep you posted!

We’re leaving Chuckie at home so he can take care of things for us while we’re gone.

Chuckie – ruler of the realm

OK, so if that hasn’t convinced you I don’t know what will. If the only reason that you’re not going is because it’s so freakin’ expensive, then I have AMAZING news for you…you could win a trip to NYCC!

Yep, that’s right boys and girls. We have one of the most awesome competitions EVER right here at Curicon. You can win a trip to New York Comic Con – that’s flights, accommodation and tickets to one of the biggest conventions in the world. Yeah, we know we’re awesome. J

All you have to do is go to the Curicon homepage and put in your details. Simple! We’ve given you lots of different ways to increase your chances of winning so don’t be afraid to give it a shot.

Competition closes on September 23rd and if you keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter feeds next week, we’ll be giving out a special code from our Curicon Limited Edition collectible cards… Can’t say fairer than that!

Have an awesome weekend.

Much nerdy love!

Kerrie xxxx


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