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Things To Do In New York This Week If You Like Comics
Wednesday, May 28th
JHU Comics, Hang Dai Studios, and Delete Blood Cancer Present: A Bone Marrow Donor Drive In Support of Seth Kushner on the 28th at 6PM at JHU Comics at 32 East 32nd Street in New York. As announced previously in detail on Bleeding Cool, award-winning photographer and writer of the successfully Kickstarted Schmuck anthology Seth Kushner is suffering from Leukemia and seeking a bone marrow donor. The event at JHU will allow guests to complete a cheek-swab in order to register as a bone marrow donor for Seth and others seeking a match. The event will also consist of a signing by fellow Hang Dai Studios members and fellow comics creators.
Our great friends over at Hang Dai Studios will be joining us for a fantastic signing event with Dean Haspiel (The Fox, American Splendor), Christa Cassano (The Giant Effect) and Josh Neufeld (The Vagabonds). They will be joined by artist Joe Infurnari (The Bunker, Timefucker), and writer Fred Van Lente (Brain Boy, Archer & Armstrong, currently Kickstarting King Kirby).
Along with celebrating Dean Haspiel's art in FF #5, which hits the same day, it is also World Blood Cancer Day. Seth Kushner (Schmuck, Leaping Tall Buildings), a great comic writer, photographer and artist, and friend Dean and us at JHU, has been diagnosed with Leukemia. As he awaits a marrow donor, we thought it would be a perfect time to host a bone marrow drive.
Delete Blood Cancer is going to be here, swabbing and informing folks on how being a donor works. (More on that below!) Even if we don't find a match for Seth at our event, there are millions of others that could use your help and you as their match!
Come out, get some comics, meet some great people and help out in the name of one of our great, talented friends!
Wednesday, May 28th
- 11:30 to 2:00PM outside the Midtown Comics Times Square store
- There will be a raffle for a pair of NYCC 4 Day tickets and a pair of VIP Special Edition tickets. Every person that is present will be entered.
- Cosplay Contest for 2 VIP tickets to Special Edition: NYC
- Giveaways – comics, NYCC merch, SENYC Posters
- Raindate: Thursday, May 29th.
We hope you can make it out to this fun event. Cosplayers, come dressed as your favorite superhero for even more prizes and photo opportunities!
Special Edition: NYC is presented by ReedPop, the folks behind New York Comic Con. It's a smaller, comics-only convention that will take place at the Javits Center in NYC on Saturday June 15, and Sunday June 16. Tickets are available at Midtown Comics right now, in-store only. Tickets are available for single days only, Saturday and Sunday, $30.00 each, $5.00 for kids 6-12.
Thursday, May 29th through Sunday, June 1st
Book Expo America will be returning to the Javits Center in New York for a plethora of book-related events, and hosting a vast number of exhibitors, some of which will be comics-related and many of which will be young adult, all-ages, and genre fiction focused. The Expo runs for four days from Thursday, May 29th through Sunday, June 1st, and it looks like registering to attend is still possible through their website. "Consumers" are welcome to the "Book Con" segment of the event on Saturday, May 31st, while the rest of the Expo is geared toward professionals.