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The Nerd Yorker
Gosh, this is awkward. This weekend is all about New York Comic Con. You already know that. Most the BoroughCrew is there as I (Bill here) mind the store. I hope they have a great time. I really do. Sincerely. Mean it.
REST OF WEEK
But the geekiness doesn’t end Sunday. The rest of the week is shaping up to be excellent genre soak time.
Monday 8 p.m., Supergirl moves to the CW, where she always belonged. Personally, I’m more excited about Thursday’s season premiere of Legends of Tomorrow which, according to the teases, brings the Justice Society to the screen. Following that at 9 will be the final season premiere of Supernatural.
One potential sleeper hit is USA Network’sFalling Water, debuting 10 p.m. Thursday, right after the CW shows. It’s a head-tripper about people who enter each others’ dreams, ostensibly solving mysteries but discover they hold the fate of the world in their cortexes. Gale Ann Hurd is one of the minds behind it (everyone’s so hyped up about her work on The Walking Dead they forget she co-created The Terminator with James Cameron.)
There are a couple big events of interest to gamers this week. First, Tuesday sees Gears of War 4 drop. Then on Thursday, Sony drops the new PlayStation VR platform.
One film of note — and it’s debuting Tuesday rather than the typical Friday. It’s a limited release of Shin Godzilla. How limited? In the whole New York City gravity well — into New Jersey, out to Long Island and up through Westchester — it’s only on seven screens, and only for seven days! Go to boroughcon.com/events for deets.
Two new movies debut Friday, there’s a one-day mini-comic expo in Brooklyn, there’s a horror reading in the East Village, and Fox tries its hand at restaging the greatest cult film of all time (what could possibly go wrong?)!
WHAT’S NEW AT BOROUGHCON
Thanks for the positive response to the first edition of The Nerd Yorker. We’re going to keep it going! It’ll link to both our web site and our YouTube channel, which we’ll be ramping up this month!
As promised, we have announced our first guest: Monika Lee of SyFy’sHeroes of Cosplay and Blizzard Entertainment!
For more information, you can read our news story at http://boroughcon.com/2016/10/cosplay-female-cosplayers-monika-lee-boroughcon/. Monika’s home page is http://www.monikalee.net/about/.
Other celebrities will be following her, of course, but at their own pace. We can’t rush them. But still, we want to provide a chance for those of you who are less concerned with big names than big geekiness to buy tickets. So we continue to work on our Indiegogo site for presales. You can either wait for January when we expect to have a more-or-less full slate of guests to announce and buy tickets through our web site, or you can have the first-mover advantage and order your tickets through Indiegogo in November. So whether you use pencil or ink, mark your calendars for Memorial Day weekend, on the Queens campus of St. John’s University.
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