[FINAL UPDATE] NYCC 2019 Activities! The Expanse experience! Offsite signings for Robert Kirkman, Saga, Batman: The Damned! Watchmen party!

It always feels like there’s a million things happening at New York Comic Con! Here’s a breakdown of all the fun stuff happening at booths and offsite locations!

I’ll be also regularly updating activities here, but remember to check out my updates on how to NYCC, panel highlights, autographs and exclusives.

 

Updates

  • 9/24 – Added Dragon Ball World Adventure, DC Universe HQ, Gundam Builder’s Workshop, Insight Editions, Marvel props, Outlander fan meet up, Simon Teen, Summoners War community event, SYFY Wire Live Stage schedule, Titan Comics, Zenescope
  • 9/26 – Added Books of Wonder event, DC, Five Points Fest Fall, Galaxy Design Squad, Geek Girl Brunch, IDW, Rooster Teeth after party, Secrets of Stuntwomen non-NYCC panel, Star vs the Forces of Evil, Tor/Forge, Udon
  • 9/30 – My final update on NYCC 2019 exclusives!! After this, I’ll tweet out any news so follow me on Twitter for more updates! Added or updated: Batman: The Damned signing, DC Universe HQ schedule, Epic Reads, The Expanse booth and fan meet up, Fandom party, Fierce Reads/First Second, Robert Kirkman signing offsite, Legion M screenings of Memory: The Origins of Alien, Marvel x Citizen event, NYCC scavenger hunt, Penguin Random House, Saga signing with Brian K Vaughn Sonic Boombox 7th Annual Afterparty, Topps, The Walking Dead bourbon tasting, The Walking Dead photo sweeps, The Watchmen afterparty, The Wicked + the Divine, Yu-Gi-Oh! offsite and signings.

 

At Javits Center

 

[UPDATE] The Birch experience – Hosted by Fandom and Facebook Watch, look for a photo op and swag for this new horror series. #152

 

DC This year’s booth is centered around next year’s Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) with costumes, photos ops, giveaways and cosplay meet ups. They promise extra stuff happening on Saturday and Sunday and advertising all across the convention center and something in the sky. #South concourse

[UPDATE] If you cosplay any of the Birds of Prey characters, grab your garb and head to the DC booth at 6:15 for a very special photo op. You don’t want to miss this one…

 

Dragon Ball World Adventure – Play the latest video games including Dragon Ball Z Kakarot, Dragon Ball Z Fighter, Dragon Ball Legends and Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle #1612

 

Entertainment Earth – In addition to their normal exclusives and signings, they will be giving away bags, pins and ribbons to attach to the bottom of your badge. There will be different pins and ribbons each day including ones celebrating Rick and Morty and Batman. #502

 

[UPDATE] Epic Reads – Here’s the schedule for their daily book drop. #2119

 

[UPDATE] The Expanse – Amazon Prime Video is turning up the volume for fans to experience The Expanse. Explore the Rocinante and take your first steps on New Terra, surrounded by props from the show. #CP101

 

[UPDATE] Fierce Reads/First Second – Here’s the detailed schedule of their signings and giveaways which is super useful. #2136

 

Galaxy Design Squad – This company doesn’t have a booth, but follow them on social media since reps will be handing out enamel pins of Marvel characters in sunglasses.

 

Gundam Builder’s Workshop – Want to try GunPla model building? Attendees can build their own Gundam with a free kit (while supplies last) #1612

 

IDW Tap your badge at the booth for a chance to win a special prize pack with NYCC convention exclusives and a signed copy of They Called Us Enemy. #1844

 

Insight Editions – Lots of giveaways for upcoming books on David Bowie, Harry Potter Knitting Magic, Star Trek (Kirk Fu Manual) and extras with purchase featuring Legend of Korra, and Back to the Future.  #1946

 

Marvel – As always, this booth will have a packed schedule of signings, giveaways and more! #1354

  • They’ve announced their daily cosplay events so cosplayers should plan accordingly!
  • Preview of upcoming Marvel Television Live Auction with new props and costumes each day and a talk on the stage on Thursday at 3 PM.  If anyone wants to get me a birthday present, this is a great place to shop!

 

Nickelodeon will be all things SpongeBob SquarePants with a game inside The Krusty Krab where fans go head to head to complete food orders before time runs out. There will be visits by SpongeBob and Patrick and special giveaways.

 

[UPDATE] NYCC XP – This scavenger hunt has fans scanning badges at locations with the NYCC XP logo. Hit all the locations and win a prize. Look for Pizza Rat for hints on where to go.

 

[UPDATE] Penguin Random House – Here’s the detailed schedule of their signings and giveaways which is super useful. Also keep an eye out since Knopf has a schedule of some great books they are giving away. #2205

 

Penguin Random House Book Club @ NYCC – If this is the first you’re hearing about this, then its too late to participate. PRH selected applicants for their first book club. Fans could apply to read and discuss one of four unreleased books. Winners would be sent books in advance so they could discuss in person at NYCC and receive $100 worth of books.

 

Penguin Teen  – They have a full schedule of giveaways and signings and other fun things! #2205

 

Random House Children’s books  – To celebrate His Dark Materials, step into the Jordan Library and get a photo with your Daemon! #2104

 

Simon Teen – Announced their schedule of swag giveaways, ARC drops and signings #2128

 

[UPDATE] Star Trek – Looks like its a repeat of SDCC so expect a photo experience where you get transported and receive exclusive pins (while supplies last). #CP102

 

SYFY Wire: NYCC Live Stage – Don’t want to make the trek from panel to panel ? Want the celebrities to come to you? Watch as SYFY Wire interviews the casts of Angel, Outlander, The Orville, Marvel’s Runaways and some Hobbits, Pee-wee Herman and three Disney Princesses. Each interview is maybe 15 minutes long so it’s a great way to see a lot of folks up close. If you want a seat, go early since some people camp out all day. #174

They posted their packed schedule so check out a great sampler platter of all things NYCC! If you can, don’t view it on an Apple device (this page hates Safari) and filter the venue for “Live Stage.”

 

SYFY Wire Fan Lounge Once again, SYFY will take over the upper landing in the Crystal Palace to provide fans a place to sit and relax. #Crystal Palace Mezzanine

 

Titan Comics Keep an eye out for The Pig King and Baroness de Rothschild cosplayers from The Illuminati Ball for a chance to win 2 tickets (worth over $500) for Friday’s masked ball event at a secret temple in Manhattan for a special social media photo contest. #2142

 

[UPDATE] Topps – Look for special autograph cards at show prices, giveaways and gifts with purchase #454

 

Tor/Forge The publisher posted their schedule of giveaways and signings #2136

 

Udon Entertainment Visit their booth to play their Street Fighter winning pose lucky draw to win some exclusives. #1764

 

[UPDATE] The Walking Dead NYC Photo Sweeps – Enter by taking a photo with The Walking Dead art at the 7th Avenue entrance of Madison Square Garden. Post it on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with #TWD10Sweeps.  No information on what the prize is.

 

Zenescope Entertainment Want to win a ticket to any con next year? Zenescope is hosting a scavenger hunt all weekend and the ultimate winner gets a ticket to any “2020 trade show” of your choice! Head to the booth to grab the first clue. You’ll need to find 5 artists across the con who will give you an art card. Unscramble the clues from the cards for a secret password to receive a free print and entry into the grand prize raffle. #1906

 

 

Anime Fest @ NYCC (Hudson Mercantile)

If you have a NYCC badge (or a ticket to an Anime Fest event), you have access to the first floor exhibitors!

 

Asahi Shimbun x Tokyo – Japan’s major newspaper and Tokyo tourist bureau will have a photo exhibition of favorite manga creators and a photo booth to put you on the front page

Boss Coffee – The popular brand will be sampling their canned brews

Fire Force Company – Fun photo ops with the 119 Mascots and a inflatable fire truck

 

 

Offsite

Most of the parties require a ticket so click on the location links below to purchase.

 

Wednesday

  • Forbidden Planet – A signing with Michel Fiffe, Klaus Janson and Charles Forsman from 6 to 8 PM. Check their Facebook page for more details.(Forbidden Planet – 832 Broadway)
  • Spoons, Toons & Booze – Watch cartoons, eat cereal (adult-style) and try to win passes to NYCC. Grab your tickets! (Nitehawk Cinema – 188 Prospect Park West)

 

Thursday

  • Anime Karaoke Kickoff – Karaoke anime theme songs, K-pop or any other tunes. Sign up to sing and cosplay is optional. Must be 21 to enter. (Anime Fest)
  • [UPDATE] DC Universe Headquarters – Non-DCU subscribers can visit part of the pop-up which will also focus on Harley Quinn. DCU subscribers get access to brunch, talent meet ups, screenings, signings and private events. Click here to see the schedule. (447 W. 36th Street – third floor)
  • Doctor Who trivia and costume contest – Returning for a sixth year!  Must be 21 or older for this Thursday event. Purchase tickets in advance. (The Way Station – 683 Washington Ave).
  • Funimation Experience @ Lightbox NYC – A free multi-sensory experience with motion and still art for Tokyo Ghoul:re from 8 PM to midnight (248 W. 37th St)
  • My Hero Academia Cafe – Visit this themed cafe (Friedman’s – 450 10th Ave)
  • [UPDATE]  Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show – See the art and pick up some free exclusive buttons. (Gallery 1988 – 555 W. 25th St.)
  • Saga talk and signing – Brian K Vaughn will be chatting and signing (Barnes and Noble Tribeca – 97 Warren St.)

 

Friday

  • [UPDATE] Batman: The Damned – 7 PM Brian Azzarello and Lee Mermejo will chat and then sign. (Barnes and Noble – 2289 Broadway)
  • [UPDATE] Citizen x Marvel – 2 PM Chat with Adi Granov and Mark Brooks about all things Marvel. Afterwards, snap a picture with the legendary artists (and BFFs) and receive a special signed art print with any purchase (Macy’s Herald Square – 151 W. 34th St)
  • [UPDATE] DC Universe Headquarters – Non-DCU subscribers can visit part of the pop-up which will also focus on Harley Quinn. DCU subscribers get access to brunch, talent meet ups, screenings, signings and private events. Click here to see the schedule. (447 W. 36th Street – third floor)
  • [UPDATE]  The Expanse fan meet up – 2 – 3:30 PM Cosplay and meet fellow Firehawks. (The Vessel park)
  • [UPDATE]  Fandom: Heroes After Dark – Their first NYCC party is SOLD OUT and sponsored by Wendy’s with cocktails by Johnnie Walker. 21+ (Sony Hall)
  • Ghost Nation 2019 – The very first official Bimtoy shindig begins at 8 PM for 21+. This one is pricey at $140, but it includes exclusives limited to 150:  an Tiny Ghost 5” Vinyl, an exclusive patch, an exclusive Pin, bowling & billiards, food and non-alcoholic drinks. There’s also a costume contest, giveaways and swag (Lucky Strike – ‪624-660 W 42nd St)
  • Harvey Awards – Honoring cartooning and comic arts, this year’s winners will be announced and Mike Mignola, Alison Bechdel, Will Elder, Jack Davis, John Severin, Marie Severin and Ben Oda will be inducted to the Hall of Fame. (Hudson Mercantile)
  • [UPDATE] Robert Kirkman signing – 1 to 2 PM at the pop up to celebrate The Walking Dead Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky. 21+  (The Last Bar in the World – 23  W 24th St.)
  • LGBTQ+ Official NYCC After Party – LGBT HQ and NYCC present a party on Friday at 9 PM with drag and burlesque performances and a cosplay contest with over $1000 in prizes. There will be video games, raffle bags, convention guests and more. Tickets available online and visit the LGBT HQ booth (#1483) to purchase additional raffle tickets. Must be 21 or older to attend. (Printers Alley – 215 W. 40th St across from Midtown Comics)
  • [UPDATE] Legion M Memory: The Origins of Alien – 7 PM Fan meetup and screening of the film with bonus free  limited edition poster and HR Giger pin while supplies last. (Cinema Village – 22 E. 12th St.)
  • My Hero Academia Cafe – Visit this themed cafe (Friedman’s – 450 10th Ave)
  • NYCC Super Awesome Boba Meet up – Adam McArthur is organizing a meet up to chat with fans about Star vs the Forces of Evil. Grab reservations now! (Secret location to be revealed to ticket holders
  • Outlander fan meet up – Fans can gather and chat with some swag and merch for sale starting at 4 PM (Vessel at Hudson Yards)
  • Rave of Thrones – Kristian Nairn (Hodor) spins at this dance party starting at 10 PM. Must be 21 years or older. (Schimanski – 54 N. 11th St, Brooklyn)
  • Secrets of Stuntwomen – Discussion with some of the most successful stunt women including: Zoe Bell, Angela Meryl, Kimberly, Shannon Murphy, Heidi Moneymaker, Melissa Stubbs with a reception featuring DJ Nigel Richards and Matt E Love. Click on the link for the info to make reservations (Moxy Times Square – 485 7th Ave)  
  • [UPDATE] Sonic Boombox 7th Annual NYCC Afterparty – 8 PM. DJ’s, bowling and cosplay. Free swag and beer for the first 300 fans. 21+  (Bowlmor Times Square –  222 W. 44th St.)
  • [UPDATE] The Walking Dead Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky – 11 AM to 5 PM pop up to celebrate The Walking Dead Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky. 21+  (The Last Bar in the World – 23  W 24th St.)
  • [UPDATE] The Watchmen afterparty – Sponsored by IGN and HBO, there will be props from the new show and swag for attendees. It’s wait list only now. 21+  (Classic Car Club – Hudson River Park’s Pier 76)
  • [UPDATE]  Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show – See the art and pick up some free exclusive buttons and bonus signings so check out their schedule. (Gallery 1988 – 555 W. 25th St.)

 

Saturday

  • [UPDATE] DC Universe Headquarters – Non-DCU subscribers can visit part of the pop-up which will also focus on Harley Quinn. DCU subscribers get access to brunch, talent meet ups, screenings, signings and private events. Click here to see the schedule. (447 W. 36th Street – third floor)
  • NYCRavers: Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them – Harry Potter-themed afterparty starting at 8:30 PM. Must be 21 or older (Tailor Public House – 505 8th Avenue)
  • Five Points Fest Fall – Designer toys, live painting, giveaways beer and more in this annual pop up. Check out their website for more info (Union Square)
  • Funimation Experience @ Lightbox NYC – A free multi-sensory experience with motion and still art for One Piece from 8 PM to midnight. Giveaways while supplies last. (248 W. 37th St)
  • Geek Girl Brunch – SOLD OUT Geek ladies can meet up to talk fandoms, network and just have fun. For this party, first attendees will get gift bags and all get raffle tickets, tasty treats and custom cocktails. (Houndstooth Pub – 520 8th Ave.)
  • Harry Potter (book) trivia – Time to take your OWLs! Reserve in advance since its expected to fill quickly. (Stone Creek NYC – 140 East 27th Street)
  • Johnnie Walker A Song of Ice and A Song of Fire – Sample the two different blends at this Game of Thrones pop up that’s open from 1 to 7 PM. 21+ and you must RSVP. (Crossing Arts Galley – 559 West 23rd St)
  • [UPDATE] Legion M Memory: The Origins of Alien – 9:05 PM Fan meetup and screening of the film with bonus free  limited edition poster and HR Giger pin while supplies last. (Cinema Village – 22 E. 12th St.)
  • NYCC Official Cosplay After Party: Anime Fest 2019 – Party Saturday night! Must be 21 years or older. Purchase tickets on NYCC website. (Anime Fest)
  • MuggleNet – A 20th anniversary dance party starting at 8:30 PM. Must be 21 or older, tickets available on the NYCC website (Hard Rock Cafe – 1501 Broadway)
  • Rooster Teeth NYCC After Party – Grab tickets and then grab a drink to hang with other RT fans. (Carragher’s Pub – 228 West 39th Ave.)
  • Summoners War Community Event – SOLD OUT Free event for fans of the RPG with free food, drinks, merch and raffle giveaways from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Hard Rock Cafe – 1501 Broadway)
  • [UPDATE] The Walking Dead Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky – 12 AM to 6 PM pop up to celebrate The Walking Dead Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky. 21+  (The Last Bar in the World – 23  W 24th St.)
  • [UPDATE] The Wicked + The Divine – 9:00 PM The final dance party. (470 7th Ave, #401)
  • [UPDATE]  Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show – See the art and pick up some free exclusive buttons and bonus signings so check out their schedule. (Gallery 1988 – 555 W. 25th St.)

 

Sunday

  • Books of Wonder event – From 6 to 8 PM, Garth Nix, Mackenzi Lee, Jess Rothenberg, Heidi Heilig, Wendy Xu, Suzanne Walker, Zoraida Cordova and Dhonielle Clayton will chat and sign books (Books of Wonder – 18 West 18th St) 
  • CIB x Mr. Robot Present fsociety Can Release! – SOLD OUT A beer release and screening of the fourth season premiere beginning 2 PM (Coney Island Brewery – 1904 Surf Ave.)
  • [UPDATE] DC Universe Headquarters – Non-DCU subscribers can visit part of the pop-up which will also focus on Harley Quinn. DCU subscribers get access to brunch, talent meet ups, screenings, signings and private events. Click here to see the schedule. (447 W. 36th Street – third floor)
  • Five Points Fest Fall – Designer toys, live painting, giveaways beer and more in this annual pop up. Check out their website for more info (Union Square)
  • [UPDATE] Legion M Memory: The Origins of Alien – 7 PM Fan meetup and screening of the film with bonus free  limited edition poster and HR Giger pin while supplies last. (Cinema Village – 22 E. 12th St.)
  • [UPDATE]  Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show – See the art and pick up some free exclusive buttons. (Gallery 1988 – 555 W. 25th St.)

 

Don’t forget there’s tons of other stuff going on so bookmark this post and check out my other updates on how to NYCC, panel highlights, autographs and exclusives!

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