[MA-SOC] NYCC One Month Away

Alain-Christian mynamebackwards at gmail.com
Mon Sep 6 21:06:03 EDT 2010

I usually grab a quick hotdog outside.

On Sep 6, 2010 8:44 PM, "james harrison" <zenmanji at gmail.com> wrote:
> Keep in mind that this is Manhattan. There are quite a few places to eat
> besides the convention center. If you don't mind walking about 5 or 6
> blocks. You can always grab some cheap grub around 9th or 10th ave. Heck,
> there are few places that serves dollar pizza. Bar's are also plenty in
> area if interested.
> On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 8:24 PM, <saihitei at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> My suggestions:
>> Get to Javits *EARLY*. Lines do form for daily entrance, even for
>> ticket-holders, and there have been entrance problems in the past. And be
>> warned: last year's NYCC also promised to mail pre-registrants their
>> admissions, but they never did, and never told us, which caused even more
>> line chaos.
>> You'll probably want to take the crosstown bus if you're coming from Penn
>> Station or Port Authority Bus Terminal, and you'll *definitely* want to
>> the crosstown bus if you're coming from Grand Central Terminal. Crosstown
>> blocks are are longer than regular city streets, and the far west side of
>> Manhattan can appear desolate even in midday. And allow extra time for
>> Saturday/Sunday travel when fewer buses are running.
>> Get a Metrocard. You never know what gathering you'll be headed to after
>> the day's events are over and you'll save the time & aggravation of
>> to scrounge up change for the bus and/or subway fare. Plus, with a
>> Metrocard, you can transfer for free between NYC buses and subways. And
>> you've bought a lot of stuff, you don't want to walk those long blocks
>> lugging your con haul back to civilization.
>> Wear comfortable shoes and layer your clothes. I don't remember if Javits
>> has a freezing-cold A/C system like Otakon does, but it can't hurt to be
>> prepared. There is a coat-check, but I've never used it - it seemed too
>> much of a hassle.
>> If a panel you're interested in is an hour away, even if there's no line
>> you may not want to leave the panels area because you may not be able to
>> back in. There were a few times at previous NYCCs where the entire panels
>> area was blocked off temporarily to help control the crowds of some of
>> super-large panels.
>> Check the websites, Facebook pages, or twitter feeds of creators that are
>> attending to get last-minute updates on their convention plans (Exhibit
>> signings & giveaways, panel changes, etc)
>> Food and drink in Javits can be expensive. Bring a few snacks and a
>> of water with you so you don't have to spend as much.
>> --Angela
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