To celebrate its new home at the New Yorker hotel, a special Christmas Con is hitting NYC next month, courtesy of Big Apple Con.
Big Apple x 2
Technically, this’ll be the second Big Apple Con of 2019. The comic book convention was held as usual last winter, and now there’s a special supplemental edition, landing next month.
The reason? BAC is moving shop, and holding mini-con to celebrate. Usually held at the Pennsylvania Hotel, the convention is now shifting over to the New Yorker. That’s not too far from the original site, and a place that should ring a bell for longtime pop culture fans.
If you’re unaware, the New Yorker played host in past decades to all manner of cons. Star Trek conventions, vintage toy shows, and smaller comic con’s aplenty called its ballroom home throughout the late 80s and 90s. Since the dawn of the mega-con though, it’s been relatively quiet. So with that in mind, it’s very nice indeed to see Big Apple taking it over again.
While the first official show won’t be till early next year, the Christmas show should be a nice holdover. Landing at the New Yorker on December 14th, the convention will showcase a bit of everything that fans dig about comic cons, plus some nice bonuses just for the Christmas season.
Here’s the official rundown:
BIG APPLE CHRISTMAS CON will include:
- Free gifts for everyone, especially our many comic readers under 14
- Prize giveaways throughout the day
- A neat exhibition of Christmas-themed comic books
- A great Holiday Cosplay Contest (imagine a Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or mashup character)
- A Special Appearance by the one and only Christmas super-hero: Santaman!
- Flash Gordon and The Spirit’s Sam J. Jones
- Bosom Buddies and Gotham’s Peter Scolari
- More To Be Announced in the coming weeks!
Comic Creator Guests:
- Jim Steranko (S.H.I.E.L.D, Captain America, X-Men)
- Sergio Aragonés (MAD Magazine, Groo the Wanderer)
- Larry Hama (G.I. Joe, Avengers)
- Erica Schultz (Daredevil, M3)
- Mark Texeira (Black Panther, Wolverine)
- Kristen Gudsnuk (Henchgirl, Modern Fantasy)
- Billy Tucci (A Child is Born, Shi)
- Paul Levitz (The Visitor, Batman)
- Tom DeFalco (Spider-Man, Archie)
- Paul Kupperberg (Supergirl, Doom Patrol)
- Michael Jan Friedman (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Darkstars)
- Peter Kuper (The New Yorker, MAD Magazine)
- Russ Braun (The Boys, Batman)
Also appearing – Larry Stroman, Brian Kong, Mike Diana, Steve Saffel, John Orlando, Steve Bunche, Zorikh Lequidre, and Dan Fogel.
More To Be Announced!
Date: Saturday, December 14th from 10am – 7pm (VIP Early Admission 9am)
Location: The New Yorker Hotel 481 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10001 Purchase tickets at: https://big-apple-comic-con.ticketleap.com/bacc-pop-culture-christmas/
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