Preeti and Bill discuss New York’s upcoming week in geek!
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The Nerd Yorker
After the frenetic New York Comic Con weekend, Gotham’s geeks are taking it easy. The more relaxed Fort Hamilton Comic Con debuts this weekend — Saturday only — at the Community Club in this historic garrison guarding the Verrazano Narrows from the Brooklyn side.
The big, geeky movie premiering tonight is Max Steel, a live-action PG-13 treatment of the Mattel toy line.
So yeah, all in all, a low-key weekend here in Nerd York. The real action is midweek.
REST OF WEEK
If you don’t know about Fathom Events, then it’s our privilege to introduce you. Fathom is the outfit that rents out cineplex screens across the country for such special events as simulcasting live theater or opera, world-class sporting matches or screenings of classic films.
We bring it up because Tuesday night at 7 p.m. — running on only four screens throughout the Five Boroughs — will be your only chance to catch Young Frankenstein in all its big-screen glory! Go to http://boroughcon.com/events for more details. Thank you, Fathom!
Wednesday is a bit of a conflict. Do you go to Fantastic Fiction at KGB Bar in the East Village to hear horror writers Jack Ketchum and Caitlin McKiernan read live, or to you to to the short film festival at 180 Maiden Lane organized byAnime Night New York? KGB starts at 7 and ANNY starts at 8 and they’re both downtown, so maybe you don’t have to choose.
But we’ll all be tuned in to Channel 5 Thursday night for Fox’s presentation ofRocky Horror with the best shadow cast imaginable: Laverne Cox, Reeve Carney, Ben Vereen, Adam Lambert … and even Tim Curry!
Next week will be busier: new movies, new TV shows (TWD!), new games … stay tuned!
WHAT’S NEW AT BOROUGHCON
We signed Yelp! as a sponsor and the Crowne Plaza JFK Airport NYC as an official hotel! More announcements like this coming soon.
Well-known tourney organizer Astin Mack came on board as our Gaming track lead and has gotten to work lining up sanctioning bodies for both video and tabletop game competitions. Meanwhile, Knightrokon alumni Megan Koch and Rashad Florence have signed on to head up vendors/artists and sponsors, respectively. Of course, all these veteran con-runners have expertise far beyond their official portfolios, so we’re all ecstatic about having them on staff.
BoroughCon has entered into a marketing alliance with Liberty City Anime Con and, to start the ball rolling, you’ll see LCAC’s banner on our splash page.