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Mini-Guide to NYC and NYAF/NYCC Oct 8th - 10th

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The NYAF/NYCC schedule is up! Felt I should highlight some panels (along with times and rooms) that you guys might be interested in. As well as some New Yorker eats.




Lolita Fashion
Date: Friday, October 8
Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Room 1E12
Description: A 101 overview of Lolita fashion's origins, from Japan to the outside world, its basic fashion/structural components and various styles, and influences.

VAMPS
Date: Friday, October 8
Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Room 1E09
Description: VAMPS -- composed of HYDE from the famous Japanese band L’Arc~en~Ciel and K.A.Z from Oblivion Dust -- will be returning to NYC after their 2009 sold-out show at New York's Irving Plaza. Meet the men before their Saturday night concert.

The Exorcist
Date: Friday, October 8
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Room 1E02
Description: Academy Award winning director William Friedkin’s masterpiece was released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 5 with footage never before seen. See it now at New York Comic Con.

Venture Bros.
Date: Friday, October 8
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: IGN Theater
Description: Come see Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer talk about all things Venture, show some clips and take audience praise and questions. Season 4.5 of The Venture Bros. premiered Sunday, September 12 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim. The Venture Bros. first premiered on Adult Swim in August 2004 and has been a fan favorite every since.

James Marsters Spotlight
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Date: Friday, October 8
Time: 8:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Location: Room 1A08
Description: James Marsters may best be known for the role of Spike, the cult favorite punk-goth vampire that he played for six seasons on the series Buffy the Vampire, but he's done a whole lot more! Don’t faint in this spotlight panel!


Hangry & Angry Fashion Show & Gashicon Q&A
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Date: Saturday, October 9
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Room 1E09
Description: Hangry & Angry is a group formed by Hitomi Yoshizawa and Rika Ishikawa, former members of the famous idol band Morning Musume. Here, they've literally become the characters initially born from the collaboration between h.Naoto, designer and leader in the Gothic & Lolita and Visual-Kei fashion, and Gashicon, illustrator and creator of the Guro-kawa (Grotesque & Cute) characters of Hangry & Angry. Enter their world in this special fashion show and panel featuring Rika Ishikawa and Gashicon.


Spotlight on Ne-Yo
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Date: Saturday, October 9
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Room 1A24
Description: R&B star Ne-Yo will introduce his story, Libra Scale, a superhero tale about love vs. power. He will talk about his love for comic books and graphic novels, his inspirations for the Libra Scale story and show three videos from his upcoming album that tell part of the Libra Scale story.

Rika "Angry" Ishikawa Spotlight
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Date: Saturday, October 9
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Room 1E13
Description: Hangry & Angry is a music group formed by Hitomi Yoshizawa and Rika Ishikawa, former members of the famous idol band Morning Musume. Meet Rika Ishikawa -- half of the group -- at NYAF!

Out of the Woods: Japanese Fashion
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Date: Saturday, October 9
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Room 1E12
Speaker: marthaness
Description: Most people interested in Japanese fashion are familiar with street styles like Lolita, Decora, and Gyaru, but there are many lesser known or newly emerging styles that deserve attention such as Natural Kei, Morigirl, and Dolly Fashion. There will be photos and information about the history of each style as well as models wearing examples. Come and be inspired!

Square Enix
Date: Saturday, October 9
Time: 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Location: Room 1A17
Description: Check out the latest from Square Enix!

Yoshiki and Stan Lee
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Date: Saturday, October 9
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Room 1A08
Description: Yoshiki. Stan Lee. Two immortal names representing pop culture from the East and West. Together at NYCC and NYAF.

Kanon and An Café
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Date: Saturday, October 9
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Room 1E13
Description: An Café bassist Kanon speaks to his fans about his band, Visual-kei, and his new game, PinkyDistortion -- allowing fans to act as manager for a virtual Visual-kei band!

Disney Epic Mickey
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Date: Saturday, October 9
Time: 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Location: Room 1A21
Description: Explore the power of the brush like never before as Warren Spector (Creative Director, Junction Point – Disney Interactive Studios) unveils a new glimpse into the Disney Epic Mickey video game world of Wasteland and its forgotten cartoon star, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Joining him will be Peter David (award-winning comic writer) who will discuss the Disney Epic Mickey Digicomic, along with the Disney Epic Mickey graphic novel. Q&A opportunities will be available.

Masquerade
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Date: Saturday, October 9
Time: 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: IGN Theater
Description: Cosplay is a unique and beautiful part of fandom, and the New York Anime Festival and New York Comic Con celebrate the world of cosplay with a Masquerade -- a costume showcase that is part fashion show and part talent show -- like no other. The winning team takes home the Yume Cosplay Prize -- a trip to a global cosplay destination! See the best of the best -- costumers from around NYC and around the USA -- compete for this top prize. And be sure to get there early to get a seat as Guest of Honor Minori Chihara will be kicked off the event with a concert!

MASTERPIECE and the BBC present the US Premiere of Sherlock
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Room 1A06
Description: From the writers of Doctor Who, a Sherlock for the 21st century - Sherlock Holmes stalks again in a thrilling modern version of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Atonement, The Last Enemy) as the go-to consulting detective in 21st century London, with Martin Freeman (The Office UK, Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy) as his loyal friend, Dr. John Watson, and Rupert Graves as the long-suffering Inspector Lestrade. Fast-paced, funny, and surreally true to the hero’s fantastic gifts for deduction, the series -- -created by Doctor Who’s Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss -- was a massive hit when it aired this summer in the UK. Sherlock premieres on MASTERPIECE Mystery! on PBS with A Study in Pink (October 24), followed by The Blind Banker (October 31) and The Great Game (November 7) -- each mixing beloved elements of Conan Doyle’s original stories with the even more dangerous possibilities for criminal mischief in the modern world, especially by the likes of Holmes’s arch enemy, the evil Moriarty. The BBC releases Sherlock: Season One, featuring exclusive bonus content, on DVD and Blu-ray on November 9.



Never-Ending Closet: A Fashion Show
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Date: Sunday, October 10
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Room 1E09
Speaker: Artificial Intrigue, I Do Declare, Perianth, Twin Bee, O so Wrong O so Right, Heartless Revival
Description: The Never-Ending Closet is a showcase of samples from the collections of various independent, alternative, and global designers that add Gothic, Lolita, and Neo-Victoriana aesthetics to modern life. Pieces will range from haute couture to everyday clothes with a Victorian twist and be modeled by passionate fans -- the women and men at the center of the movement.

Anime, Manga, and Harajuku Fashion: The Secret of International Competitiveness of Japanese Pop Culture
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Date: Sunday, October 10
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Room 1E14
Description: Japanese Pop Culture has spread all over the world in the 21st century. What and how it is spreading? What is the source of the creativity? Takamasa Sakurai, who has been active in Pop Culture diplomacy in 49 cities in 17 countries, will comment by using various resources of movies and photos. Presented by Japan Foundation.

Black Butler Screening and Panel
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Date: Sunday, October 10
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Location: Room 1E09
Description: Enter the world of demon butlers in this special presentation featuring an exclusive screening and a Q&A with Black Butler cast!

MTV Presents 'Unbreakable: Ten Years Later' With M. Night Shyamalan
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Date: Sunday, October 10
Time: 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Location: IGN Theater
Description: M. Night Shyamalan ("The Sixth Sense," "Signs," "The Village," "The Last Airbender"), one of the most successful filmmakers of our time, joins MTV News' Josh Horowitz for an anniversary retrospective of the groundbreaking comic book movie. Don't miss this exclusive one-time event as the director takes fans inside the fan-favorite film with never-before-heard stories and special surprises.

Making Lolita Work for You
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Date: Sunday, October 10
Time: 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Location: Room 1E14
Speaker: curly_c
Description: We will examine the rules of Lolita fashion, and then bend them! We will also discuss how people new to the fashion can jump across the hurdles, have a short debate, and give out free raffle prizes.

Culinary Manga
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Date: Sunday, October 10
Time: 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Room 1E12
Description: Competitive bread baking manga Yakitate!! Japan is just the tip of the culinary manga iceberg in Japan! Join Erin and Noah of the Ninja Consultant podcast as they discuss manga about gourmet food critics (Oishinbo), pastry chef manga (Antique Bakery), and several series about wine (Drops of God, La Sommelier).

Children’s TV Legends
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Date: Sunday, October 10
Time: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Location: Room 1A21
Description: The ToonSeum, Pittsburgh’s Museum of Cartoon Art, brings together the most iconic and beloved characters and puppeteers to present a behind the scenes look at the history of children’s television. This once in a lifetime panel, will feature stories, discussion and question and answers about the greatest children’s television shows of all time and the people who made the shows possible.

Making Of Panel with Secret of Kells Director Tomm Moore
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Date: Sunday, October 10
Time: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Location: Room 1A23
Description: Creator and director Tomm Moore will discuss the making of the highly-acclaimed, Oscar-nominated animated feature The Secret of Kells. Tomm will chat with the audience about the behind-the-scenes process and development of the 2D animated tour-de-force. We'll present new footage not seen in theaters!

Bruce Campbell Spotlight
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Date: Sunday, October 10
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Room 1A08
Description: The man has done it all from bestelling author, to movies like Evil Dead and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs to his co-staring role on Burn Notice. Meet the one and only Bruce Campbell in this spotlight panel.


Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 1000
Take A,C,E or 1,2,3 to Penn Station

There will also be shuttle buses near midtown and at participating hotels to/from the convention center.


Online ticket prices are:
Weekend Pass - $50
Friday Pass - $30
Saturday Pass - $40
Sunday Pass - $30

Also if you're in NYC area you can buy tickets at the following:
Kinokuniya Bookstores
Midtown Comics
Borders


Conventions tend to be fun and overwhelming, but what about after the cons. Here are some places that I recommend that are pretty close.

East
366 3rd Ave
(between 26th St & 27th St)
New York, NY 10016
www.east.japas27.com
-conveyor belt sushi
-karoake upstairs

Skylight Diner
402 W 34th St
(between 9th Ave & Dyer Ave)
New York, NY 10001
Neighborhoods: Hell's Kitchen, Midtown West, Chelsea
(212) 244-0395
www.skylightdinernyc.com/
-diner food

Home on 8th
391 8th Ave
New York, NY 10184
-vegetarian friendly

Shake Shack
693 8th Ave
(between 43rd St & 44th St)
Manhattan, NY 10036
-burgers/shakes/fries
-vegetarian-friendly

Maxies Delicatessen
723 7th Ave
(between 48th St & 49th St)
New York, NY 10019
-diner-ish

Brother Jimmy's BBQ
416 8th Ave
New York, NY 10021
Neighborhood: Midtown West
(212) 967-7603
www.brotherjimmys.com
-American
-For 21+ they have fishbowls

There is also anything in Korea town, which is from 31st - 36th St/5th and 6th Avenue.
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