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Wed, 10 Oct ’12

Comic Book Day: New York Comic Con Edition

What we’ll be doing, and what you should.

This weekend, we’re going to live (Big) Apple-y ever after, as New York City’s Javits Center becomes pop-cultural ground zero and your new favorite place to be. Some of you have traversed this terrain before, but don’t panic, NYC newcomers. We know there’s a lot to take in, and a long weekend might not cover it if you’re still busy dithering over choices. So let’s start by telling you where our guys are.

The Nerdist booth (#1851) will be teaming up with ThinkGeek to deliver some spiffy swag. Sign up for Nerdist News at the event, and you could win a Tauntaun sleeping bag, Wampa rug, Sonic Screwdriver universal remote or even a big bundle of Star Trek stuff. If you’re reading this, you may already be signed up – so persuade a buddy to do it too, and split the prizes if you win.

Meanwhile, Chris Hardwick will be hosting multiple panels, including some you’d expect – The Walking Dead (with a ton of talent from the show), Legendary Comics (with Guillermo del Toro and surprise guests) – and at least one you might not: The Bay, where he’ll be speaking with Barry Levinson about the Diner director’s latest dramatic change of pace, a found-footage horror movie. He’ll also be signing at the Legendary booth (#1620) from 3-4 pm Saturday, and there’ll be a live Nerdist podcast at the Best Buy Theatre, 1515 Broadway, on Friday night. Also signing at the Legendary booth will be Mark Waid, Shane Davis and Matt Wagner – check out Legendary’s full schedule for days and times.

We also recommend stopping by ComiXology’s booth (#1133) for a hands-on look at the digital future of comics, a screening of something Tron, a first-look at Chloe Moretz as Carrie, autograph opportunities with unusual celebrities like Metallica’s Kirk Hammett…and a very unusual singalong. Want to know more? Check out our list of the top ten things to see at NYCC. Because somehow we’ve got a feeling it’s one list we can’t leave to Letterman.