The best 10 events for NYCC Presents 2017
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Last year, the folks behind the popular East Coast convention New York Comic Con announced NYCC Presents. Much like their previous New York Super Week, NYCC Presents deliver some special events to various venues throughout New York City. This year, they're doing it again to coincide with the 2017 installment of New York Comic Con, which will kick off this Thursday over at the Javits Center. We've decided to highlight 10 of our choices for the best events coming from this week long celebration of all things NYCC. A New York Comic Con badge will not allow you free entry to any NYCC Presents event.

We The Heroes Ball
When: Monday, Oct. 2
Where: Rock Bar
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Hosted by FiFi Dubois, the We The Heroes Ball will feature some burlesque performers, drag queens, and singers for a good cause. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Trinity Place Shelter, which is a homeless shelter for LGBTQ youth.

Adult Swim on the Green Tour
When: Tuesday, Oct. 3
Where: Socrates Sculpture Park
Time: 6:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Adult Swim will turn Socrates Sculpture Park into the ultimate destination for their acclaimed programming. The entire event will feature a slew of unaired Adult Swim episodes, some rare pilots, and specials.

What Were They Thinking? The Worst Music Videos of the '80s Explained
When: Wednesday, Oct. 4
Where: Videology
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Music videos in the '80s delivered some of the best and worst visuals in the medium. Music Video Time Machine’s Stephen Pitalo will bring together the worst of the worst and discuss how they managed to make it on MTV.

Ecoin Launch Party
When: Thursday, Oct. 5
Where: Terminal 5
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Terminal 5 will be the place for the launch party for new cryptocurrency Ecoin. Join others for a night filled with food, music, and cocktails. While the RSVP list is closed, there will be a standby line beginning at 5 p.m.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Two Decades With Feeling – A 20th Anniversary Celebration
When: Thursday, Oct. 5
Where: Hudson Mercantile
Time: 8:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Edward Gross & Mark A. Altman, who are authors of the Buffy oral history book Slayers & Vampires, will discuss the history of the iconic supernatural series. As teased by the event's title, there may be some singing involved, so get your vocal chords ready.

Epic Rap Battles of History
When: Thursday, Oct. 5
Where: B.B. King Blues Club
Time: 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Popular webseries Epic Rap Battles of History will bring a special NYCC performance on Thursday. The Emmy nominated show have a plethora of Gold singles to its name, including "Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney" and "Abraham Lincoln vs Chuck Norris."

Nerf Herder
When: Thursday, Oct. 5
Where: The Bell House
Time: 10:00 p.m. - 11:55 p.m.

Geek rock band Nerf Herder are best known for providing the theme music for the Buffy, The Vampire Slayer TV series. Their performance on Thursday will be their first NYC show in 15 years. In 2016, the band released their fifth studio album Rockingham. Corn Mo will open.

Jonathan Coulton, Paul & Storm & Friends
When: Friday, Oct. 6
Where: The Bell House
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Video game fans recognize Jonathan Coulton from writing songs such as Portal's "Still Alive" and Left 4 Dead 2's "Re: Your Brains." Paul & Storm, who often provide vocals for Coulton on tour, have been featured on Geek and Sundry and NPR. Aside from these three artists, some special guests will arrive for a night full of geek music.

Music Video Book Club
When: Friday, Oct. 6
Where: Rock Bar
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

A panel of comedians and music lovers will join forces to give their opinions on 10 music videos. While they already know five of the videos, the remaining visuals will be completely random to everyone involved except for host Chris Cummins.

An Evening with Mark Hamill
When: Saturday, Oct. 7
Where: Hammerstein Ballroom
Time:  8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Whether you know him as Luke Skywalker or The Joker, Mark Hamill has delighted many people for nearly 50 years. This special event will go through his entire acting career, and he might shed some secrets about the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi film.