The Golden Age, the COVID Years, and Everything in Between at New York Comic Con

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Remember the good old days, way back in 2006, when the first iteration of New York Comic Con was so crowded the fire marshals temporarily barred fans from entering the Javits Center, over on the West side of Manhattan? The organizers’ acute underestimation of the public’s hunger for comics, sci-fi epics, Hello Kitty plushies, and other avatars of pop culture was the first sign that Comic Con was going to become an annual behemoth.

Since that inaugural year, the Hudson Yards subway stop near the convention venue has opened, so you no longer get

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