Keep reading to unravel the chaos surrounding New York Comic Con (NYCC). It takes place in New York City at The Javits Center. If you’re gearing up for this spectacular event this weekend, look no further. Let’s dive into five unmissable highlights and what scenarios you can afford to skip. Because, if you’re a seasoned Comic Con goer, you know it’s massive and it’s just not possible to see everything.

What to Hit at Comic Con

Exclusive panels with industry icons

Immerse yourself in the wisdom of industry giants as they share their insights on the latest trends and upcoming projects. Comic Con panels offer the opportunity to connect with the people shaping the entertainment landscape. From directors to writers and actors, enjoy hearing from those behind your favorite movies, shows, and more.

Pictures with Cosplayers & celebrity meet & greets

Cosplay is everywhere at Comic Con. Don’t miss the chance to witness jaw-dropping costumes and even participate in the cosplay parade!

In addition to checking out cosplayers, celebrity meet and greets are a highlight for many Comic Con attendees. Pro Tip: To secure an autograph or photo, check the schedule for specific times and locations. Arrive early, as lines can get long. Remember to be respectful and considerate of both the celebrities and fellow fans.

Don’t miss out on merch

Comic Con is not just about experiences; it’s also a haven for collectors and enthusiasts.  Comic Con only comes to NYC once a year, so be sure to stock up on all of your favorites. At Comic Con, you should explore the artist alley and exhibitors to discover exclusive items, limited editions, and one-of-a-kind memorabilia. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a casual admirer, this is your chance to take home a piece of the magic.

Your favorite Comic Con show features

This year NY Comic Con is including the following features:

  • After Dark
  • Artist Alley
  • Cosplay Central
  • Family HQ
  • Gaming
  • Meet-ups
  • Pride Lounge
  • Professional Programming
  • Writer’s Block

See any features that catch your eye? Be sure to check out the Comic Con website for more details on each featured event.

What to Miss at Comic Con

Of course, what to hit and what to miss at Comic Con depends on what you are interested in. However, we’re highlighting three scenarios that happen at Comic Con that you will definitely want to miss with tips to avoid them.

Long lines

Experienced Comic Con attendees know that lines can become long and unbearable. Navigating the sprawling excitement of Comic Con is better when you can minimize the time spent waiting in lines.

Comic Con Pro Tips:

  • Arrive early. Arriving early significantly increases your chances of getting into a panel without enduring a line.
  • Use the app. By using the official Comic Con app, you can get real-time updates regarding line lengths and wait times.

The food

You have to plan your eating at Comic Con. Food at Comic Con is not only pricey, but it also often takes time to get through long lines – and let’s be honest, we’re not here for the food. We recommend you bring a backpack with a couple of snacks and a water jug for the day. Plan to eat your meals either before or after.

Spending too much (not having a budget)

We always recommend you budget your spending at Comic Con and bring cash. There are literally thousands of merchandise options. From independent artists to world-famous comics, know what you are looking for before showing up at the exhibitors and artist alley sections – and know what you’re willing and able to pay for.

We hope these tips will help you make the best of NYC Comic Con this weekend! If it’s your first time attending, be sure to read our article 5 Tips for Your First Time At Comic Con so you can be even better prepared for the day!

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