In a couple of days, thousands of people will pack the Javits Center for the 2017 installment of New York Comic Con. Aside from the panels and chances to meet celebs, another strong aspect about the convention involves the insane amount of afterparties set to take place in the region. Whether you're going for one day or attending the whole thing, you'll probably want to continue the celebration in the night with some old and new friends. We've searched through the entire lineup of afterparties to bring you 10 of the best ones to attend. You don't need a NYCC badge to go to any of these events.
Thursday, Oct 5
NYCC Comics & Cocktails Reception @ Ovest Pizzoteca by Luzzo's
The folks behind Women in Comics NYC Collective International will be busy selling items at their booth (#341) at this year's event. On Thursday night, they'll have a special reception to meet their fans over at Ovest Pizzoteca by Luzzo's.
Friday, Oct 6
Comic Booked NYCC After Party @ Hudson Station
Based in the basement of Hudson Station, comic book website Comic Booked will bring unlimited drinks for a few hours for only $50. The door price will also include a raffle ticket for one of their prizes. This is a 21+ event.
Cosplay Booze Cruise @ Circle Line Manhattan
For the third year in a row, the Cosplay Booze Cruise sets sail for some cosplay fun! Come dressed in your best attire for the cosplay contest. This cruise will have featured cosplayers Kristen Hughey, Soni Aralynn, and Brit Bliss, and it will also have Comic Book Men's Ming Chen on deck. Tickets are $30. This is an 18+ event.
NY Scifi & Fantasy NYCC AfterParty @ Carragher's Pub & Restaurant
NY Scifi & Fantasy's 9th annual NYCC After party arrives at Carragher's Pub & Restaurant. Admission is free for everyone. Special prizes will be given away throughout the night.
Comic Con Vixens 4 @ City Winery
This late night event will feature burlesque performances from Stella Chuu, Dangrrr Doll, and Stormy Leather inside City Winery. Tickets start at $20 with special stage-side seating for $70. This is an 18+ event.
Saturday, Oct. 7
NYCC Carnie Party @ Connolly's Pub & Restaurant
Gaimova & Perez Play team up to deliver an afterparty packed with a bellydance performance from Amara Dance and a $100 cosplay contest hosted by cosplayer Dangrrr Doll. Tickets are $10. This is a 21+ event.
Snikt: The 6th Annual Geeks Out NYCC Afterparty @ Rockbar NYC
Geeks Out will hold their NYCC afterparty at Rockbar NYC, and there's plenty on store for this one, including face painting by Lee Quinn. There's a $5 suggested donation.
Sexy Nerds Comic Con House Party! @ Jack Doyle’s
Sexy Nerds return with their annual NYCC party, and they're set to turn Jack Doyle’s into the biggest spot of the night. Aside from video games and a cosplay contest, everyone gets a free gift on the way out. This is a 21+ event.
Sunday, Oct. 8
NYCC After-Party Show @ Union Pool
Union Pool is the place for a free show to conclude NYCC. Dr. Dog's drummer Eric Slick, who released his debut album Palisades this spring, and Tinnarose, who are plugging their new Wynd Palace EP, will provide live music. The first 100 people to show their NYCC badges will get a free Defender IPA. This is a 21+ event.
WWE Hell In A Cell Viewing Party @ Legends Bar
If you're into wrestling and want to catch the Hell In A Cell PPV, head over to Legends Bar. There's no cover charge at the door, but you must purchase at least $25 worth of food and drinks. Bonus points if you're cosplaying as a professional wrestler!