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  • JMS announced as guest at NYCC Feb. 2007

    New York Comic Con has announced that JMS will be one of their Guests of Honor at the 2nd Annual Convention Feb. 23-25, 2007.

    IIRC, their first con was a surprise overwhelming success that caused people to be locked out due to fire marshall concerns. This year they've got more than twice the space and intend to be ready for the crowds.

    Jan
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

  • #2
    Whoot!

    (Better file for my press badge early this year...)
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    • #3
      I think Colleen Doran is going to be there too.
      Flying around the room under my own power.

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      • #4
        I'm pretty sure you're right, Spoo Junky. I might give some though to going, but not until JMS confirms. That's awfully close to being in the 6 month span where he cancelled his con appearances.

        Jan
        "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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        • #5
          I'd like to go but I think a con in NYC would be too chaotic for me. It is tempting, though.
          Flying around the room under my own power.

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          • #6
            Just idle speculation but if he has a creators' meeting at Marvel scheduled around that same week it would make sense that he would hang about for the weekend.
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            • #7
              Good point, Frulad. I looked at the archives and it looks like the first one this year was in January. I don't know how regularly scheduled they are, though. Somebody's started a thread over on the moderated group so if the announcement's a mistake, it's likely that JMS will post.

              Spoo Junky, big cons like this one can be lots of fun but you have to be prepared to rub shoulders with thousands of people you've never met, stand in long lines and do a lot of walking. Planning what panels and events you want to attend can be fun, too, but tricky.

              Jan
              "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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              • #8
                JMS confirms New York Comic Con:

                Title: Re: JMS at New York Comic Con
                Author: [email protected]
                Date: 18 Oct 2006 19:03:19 -0700
                Message-ID: <[email protected] com>


                Jan wrote:
                > In article <[email protected]oups. com>, Jeffrey O.
                > Gustafson says...
                > >
                > >!!!
                > >
                > >JMS will be the guest of honor at the NYCC February 23-25.
                > >
                > >I have never been to a comic book or science fiction convention,
                > >although I have always wanted to go to such in the past. Until
                > >recently, I was limited by proximity, finances, and resources, but
                > >attending the NYCC in February will be a sinch.
                > >
                > >I have never seen Joe in person, and I will definitely be looking
                > >forward to the opportunity, to say the least.
                > >
                > >I have been waiting most of my life for such a chance to see JMS in
                > >person (seriously).

                Trust me, there's far less to me than meets the eye.

                > > I'm giddy, and its more than four months off.
                > >
                >
                >
                > I can pretty much guarantee that you'll enjoy JMS's session(s)

                Also the rack, the guillotine, public flogging....

                > Jeff. Also Peter
                > David (B5 writer, Trek novelist and another Spidey writer) and Colleen Doran
                > (Book of Lost Souls and many other comics artist) will be there as well.
                >
                > On a cautionary note, we might want to wait for confirmation from JMS on this
                > one even though it's a new announcement. This is slightly within the six-month
                > period where JMS said he wouldn't be able to do any cons.
                >

                It's just on the cusp, but yeah, I'll be there.

                jms
                "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jan
                  JMS confirms New York Comic Con:
                  Heh, you called that he would post about that. Lucky people back east

                  Jon
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                  • #10
                    This one is probably going to be a good one for meeting other online fans since there's a goodly number of newsgroupies up that way. The Hawthorne con was great for that! And yes, I'm giving serious consideration to going.

                    Jan
                    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                    • #11
                      I missed out on meeting folks at Hawthorne because I only had time to skip in and get some stuff signed before heading into NYC to meet friends for the afternoon, so hopefully I'll be able to get match some faces to names!
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                      • #12
                        That would be cool, Frulad. We had a *really* nice time that day.

                        Jan
                        "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                        • #13
                          I'm in the Boston area, so I might try convincing my girlfriend that she wants to go to New York. New York is definitely a lot easier to go to for a weekend than San Diego.

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                          • #14
                            Jan, I'm almost certainly going -- I'll either be rooming with my husband (if he feels like carving out the time to attend), or Caryn (yay, expatriate New Yorker chicks rooming together!). The only question now is...which restaurants? :-)

                            Part of me only wants to eat well while I'm there (like Katz's deli, some place in Little Italy, Morimoto's or Nobu one night)...but it might be fun to do Mars 2112 as a group, just for the kitsch factor and the relevance:

                            Mars 2112 restaurant

                            I had to laugh to see The New Yorker as one of the main hotels for the con. The New Yorker used to be owned by the Moonies, and since two of my sisters-in-law passed through the Unification Church, they spent a lot of time there, learning how to sell flowers and stuff like that. Paul and I spent a good deal of our early courtship meeting outside the place (he'd pop into town and meet up with his sisters first). Ah, nostalgia.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by AmyG
                              Jan, I'm almost certainly going -- I'll either be rooming with my husband (if he feels like carving out the time to attend), or Caryn (yay, expatriate New Yorker chicks rooming together!).
                              I'm giving it serious consideration. Only trouble is that it's COLD up there in February!

                              The only question now is...which restaurants? :-)

                              Part of me only wants to eat well while I'm there (like Katz's deli, some place in Little Italy, Morimoto's or Nobu one night)...but it might be fun to do Mars 2112 as a group, just for the kitsch factor and the relevance:

                              Mars 2112 restaurant
                              Yeah, that looks like fun. I'd love to go back to Carmine's in the theater district but the portions are just so huge! I'd need to be sure to go with folks who could take doggie bags with them.

                              Decisions, decisions....

                              Jan
                              "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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