Preeti and Bill discuss New York’s upcoming week in geek!
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The Nerd Yorker
Before you go binge on Marvel’sLuke Cage, which just dropped today onNetflix, you might want to first arrange a date night for tonight’s premiere ofMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Tim Burton directs Eva Green in a PG-13 genre film — what’s not to love?
But there’s more to this weekend in Geeky Gotham than fits on a screen of any size. The big news is World Maker Faire, which will occupy — tomorrow and Sunday — the same space as the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs. It’s only fitting.
Closer to home, though, drop by your nearest Barnes & Noble (yes, they still have stores) tomorrow afternoon for the Lego Star Wars Rogue One Build Event. You’re never too old for Legos, but bring a kid along or it might be a little awkward.
While you’re at B&N, pick up a copy of Join by Steve Toutonghi because theSciFi Book Club will be discussing it in the Citicorp Center Atrium at 2 p.m. Sunday.
When you get home, you’re faced with a dilemma. At 8 p.m., do you tune into the season premiere of Ash vs. Evil Dead on Starz or the series premiere ofWestworld on HBO? Either way you can’t go wrong, and you get to finish your nerdy weekend with the first episode of Food Network’sHalloween Wars at 9.
REST OF WEEK
The next three evenings are thick with premieres for genre fans. Monday sees the debut of Milo Murphy’s Law at 8 p.m. on Disney XD: A Weird Al Yankovicanimated series produced by the Phineas & Ferb creators. It also launchesNBC’sTimeless series (time travel is this year’s zombie apocalypse), but you’ll have to miss football (sorry not sorry).
Tuesday brings back-to-back premieres on the CW: the new season of The Flash at 8 followed by the series premiere of No Tomorrow at 9. Then Wednesday, CW launches Frequency at 9.
But the big news, of course, is Thursday: opening day of New York Comic Conwhich is, after Comic Con International, the biggest deal in geekdom in the entire world (although it barely cracks the Top 20 in the galaxy). Well over 100,000 nerds will cram into the Javits Center, and the meetups and after parties will be all over Manhattan.
Comic Con continues through Sunday, so not a whole lot else is going on next weekend (one exception for anime fans — more about that next week). So we’re not doing anything else. We’ll be there. Say hi to us if you run into someone at Comic Con in a BoroughCon T-shirt!
Then next week there’s a long-anticipated video game going on sale, a new VR platform to be released and a bunch of CW premieres.
WHAT’S NEW AT BOROUGHCON
Most obviously, we finally ramped up this newsletter! Please send us any feedback!
We’ve also lined up Lyft as a corporate sponsor, as well as Anime-track sponsors FUNimation, Crunchyroll and AnimEigo. We have a few more that we should be able to announce in time for our second Nerd Yorker issue.
We should also be able to announce at least one or two guests. The big names won’t be announced until January, just before tickets go on sale.
That being said, if you agree that BoroughCon is the place to be for Memorial Day weekend (on the Queens campus of St. John’s University), we will have pre-sales via Indiegogo starting in November. Stay tuned for details.
The latest content on our web site (click below) includes a ton of additions to our events calendar as well as new manga reviews, comics reviews and an important premium article on transferring copyrights for independent comic book creators. But, considering it might have been more than a week since you visited the site, most of it will be new to you. Spend the week catching up!