New York Comic Con (NYCC) organizers have announced that they will hold a special “One Year Out” Bowling Party on Thursday, October 8, 2009, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Bowlmor Lanes, 110 University Place, just South of Union Square in New York City.
The party, which officially kicks off the biggest NYCC ever, is an expression of thanks and gratitude to the many fans, exhibitors, press, artists, creators, and other loyal participants of NYCC who have helped to make the show such a success since its debut in 2006.
The next NYCC will be co-located with the New York Anime Festival (NYAF) and will occupy the entire Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. The two shows, both of which are organized by the Reed Exhibitions Pop Culture Group, will take place October 8–10, 2010. The new fall date for NYCC and NYAF is permanent.
“New York Comic Con is the second largest popular culture event in America as well as the second largest of all public events in New York City,” notes Lance Fensterman, Vice President and Show Manager for NYCC. “This is a huge accomplishment considering we are just coming up on our 5th anniversary. We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the fans, exhibitors, and creators who have made New York Comic Con an institution in such a short period of time. This celebration is in recognition of their loyal support.
Featuring one hour of free bowling plus the opportunity to mingle with other fans and professionals, the One Year Out Party will be open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis and will include a Marvel Charity “Bowl Off” with proceeds benefiting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF). Organizers note that there will be giveaways as well as special announcements revealed at the party, including exclusive news about NYCC’s first two Guests of Honor. Officials also note that registration for New York Comic Con will go “live” on the website at exactly 12:00 noon on October 8, 2009.
For more details, including how to RSVP for the event, visit the official NYCC website.
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