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What to Do and Where to Eat at New York Comic Con 2019

New York Comic Con returns to the Javits Center for the convention's 13th year, October 3rd through 6th, 2019. This year the Con has continued to extend its wings to feature an anime-only convention, just a short walk away from the Javits Center, called Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo. Wondering what events you can attend (and where to eat afterwards)? We've got the highlights of New York Comic Con 2019.

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New York Comic Con: Midtown Comics

Midtown Comics is New York City's center for all things comic and graphic, with locations in Times Square, Grand Central, and downtown. They'll have a major presence at NYCC: think superstar creator signings, marquee exclusive items, and fantastic savings. Exclusives include Spider-Man #1, Harley Quinn Poison Ivy #1 and more—visit booth #2336 to check out the action. Midtown Comics is also offering CGC grading, with CGC representatives to witness the signing events. (There are also signings at Midtown Comics's New York stores throughout NYCC week, check their Facebook for the latest updates.)

New York Comic Con Thursday | Netflix Presents: Big Mouth

John Mulaney, Nick Kroll and the cast of Big Mouth are joining forces to share clips, give commentary, and build hype for the upcoming third season! You won't want to miss Netflix's finest. Thursday, 5:30-7pm, Main Stage 1D, Javits Center

New York Comic Con Friday | Impractical Jokers: From Staten Island to The Misery Index and Beyond 

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Get ready to laugh when the Impractical Jokers hit the stage. See Sal Vulcano, Brian Quinn, James Murray, and Joe Gatto live on the main stage. They will be sharing inside details on the show, making everyone laugh with old stories, and will tell secrets about the 200th episode. Friday, 6:15pm, Main Stage 1D, Javits Center

New York Comic Con Friday | Marvel's Runaways

Get ready to see the cast of Marvel's Runaways at the Hulu Theater! You won't want to miss this Hulu meets Hulu event. The cast is gearing up for the release of their third season and this panel includes n exclusive screening of what's to come. Friday, 5:30pm-7:pm, Madison Square Garden. 

New York Comic Con Saturday | Warner Bros. Television Block featuring Riverdale, Manifest, Roswell, Harley Quinn and Batwoman

Join this special panel for question and answer sessions and screenings from your favorite shows! This panel might be on the longer running time side, but that shouldn't discourage you from coming and going as you please to be up-to-date with whichever shows you like. 10:30-2:45

 

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Where to Eat Near New York Comic Con: Rustic Table

After a long day walking the convention head over to Rustic Table for a farm-fresh meal. Rustic Table serves up light bites with a Mediterranean twist in a rustic, coffee shop ambiance. We recommend the Avocado Smash, which includes roasted mushrooms, arugula, and lemon dressing, topped with chili flakes for an added kick. 504 W. 42nd St., 212-244-0744, rustictablenyc.com

Where to Eat Near New York Comic Con: Tavola

Tavola in Hell’s Kitchen is a great place to go for traditional Italian cuisine that has its roots in the Puglian, Roman, and Sicilian regions. Featuring two wood-burning ovens that were imported from Naples, the smells alone in this local spot are unbeatable. 488 Ninth Ave., 212-273-1181, tavolahellskitchen.com

Where to Eat Near New York Comic Con: Friedman’s

Experience gluten-free dining like no other at Friedman’s in Hell’s Kitchen. Just let your waiter know that you have an allergy and most items can be substituted. We recommend the lamb burger with gluten-free bread—a unique taste you need to try for yourself. Or skip the entrée and order the Market Plate, where you can any pick three sides for $18! 450 10th Ave., 212-268-1100, friedmansrestaurant.com

Where to Eat Near New York Comic Con: Le Prive

Escape the wonders of NYCC, for a lunch or dinner that is redefining French cuisine. With elegant style, charming ambiance, and exquisite dishes, Le Prive is the perfect place to grab a meal with friends. Also, the bar is a ready host for gatherings of all types; an arousing forum for (anime) culture, (comics') intellectualism, business, romance, and even (Harry Potter) mischief (managed). 626 10th Ave, 212-837-2795, lepriveny.com

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Samantha is a New York native; she was born and raised on Long Island. Samantha is a graduate of Fordham University, having received her BA in communications.

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