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NYCC 2015: Geek Guide to NY Comic Con Courtesy of Foursquare & ReedPOP

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·         Action Burger

Tip: “Free video games while you wait… Open late.” – Carey

·        Barcade

Tip: “25 craft beers on tap and 80s style arcade games, what’s not to love?! Also- Happy hour runs 2-8PM Saturdays and Sundays.” – Stevie

·         Brooklyn Brewery

Tip: “Very good beers, nice authentic atmosphere. All you need to meet some friends and have a chat!” – Maxine

·        Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.

Tip: “Superhero store that poses as a front for a non-profit supporting kids creativity?! This place is just the best. Restock on capes, buy cans of gravity, or follow the trap door to volunteer with kids.” – Andrea

·         Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Central Park

Tip:  “Courtyard by Marriott shares this space with Residence and is the official hotel of New York Comic Con. The Bistro will be serving NYCC themed cocktails.” – Foursquare

·         Discovery Times Square

Tip: “If you are a Hunger Games fan, the exhibit at DTS is a must.” – Kayleigh

·         Gotham City Lounge

Tip: “A bar dedicated to superheroes and $3 PBR & whiskey specials.” – Spike

·         Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Tip: “Lots of different event/conventions on. Make sure to bring comfy shoes, this place is huge!” – Chloe

·         Madame Tussauds New York

Tip: “The Marvel Super heroes 4D show was amazing. In addition to the show you also get to see all the Marvel Avengers wax figures-Hulk was the best.” – Sandra

·         Midtown Comics

Tip: “Get upstairs to look at the motherload of toys and statues” – Michael

·         Mission Chinese Food

Tip: “The twin peaks themed bathroom by itself is worth the trip” – John

·         Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA)

Tip: “An ever rotating exhibit of amazing pieces of comic book history. A must visit for any comics fans!” – Dora

·         Singularity&Co

Tip: “NYC’s only SciFi bookshop!” – Ash

·         The Way Station

Tip: “Great place to enjoy a drink with fellow nerds. The TARDIS bathroom is a sight to see but the friendly bartenders are also just as amazing. They have a drink & draw the 2nd Saturday of every month.” – Will

·         Toy Tokyo

Tip: “Great selection of Japanese/Anime figures/collectables.” – Matt

·         Two-Bits Retro Arcade

Tip: “Beers and video games. Two of the 5 food groups!” – Tracey

·         Williamsburg Cinemas

Tip: “Great theater! Check out a weekend matinee for $8.50 and be sure to head around the corner afterwards to see the awesome superhero mural on the side of the building!” – Nikki

·         8 Bit & Up

Tip: “Not only is there a coin-op SF2 Champion Edition machine in the front, but I wandered in late one night and there were 15 dudes sitting around playing SF4 on Xbox in the back. This place is legit.” – Den


NYCC 2010: Take Flight at NYCC by Unlocking an Exclusive Foursquare Green Lantern Badge

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FoursquareFor those heading to New York Comic Con and use Foursquare (like me!) you’ll get a chance to unlock a badge that’ll elevate you to the exalted Green Lantern Corps!

Warner Bros. Television Group, DC Entertainment and Foursquare are going green at New York Comic Con, offering fans the chance to unlock an exclusive Green Lantern badge during the three-day show.

How does it work? Well, if you’re at the con, simply check in to Foursquare and you’ll unlock the badge. Head over to the DC Comics booth (#2243) and show your badge and you get an exclusive Green Lantern replica ring.

Expect me to have this achievement unlocked on the first day.  So cool!

Graphic.ly Heads to Foursquare

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Graphic.ly, the digital comic reader, is bringing famous “comic book” locations to Foursquare.  By friending the company on the site, you can find out where famous fictitious events took place in the real world as well as locations with historical significance in comic book history.  This is an amazing blend of new media and also a fantastic promotional idea.  From their email:

We have partnered with Foursquare to bring the comic world to the real world. If you go to our Foursquare profile you will see (soon – like in the next couple of days) tips about real locations in the world that correspond to the world of comics! We are building the badges as we speak, but you can imagine that we will have some fun stuff in store for New York Comic Con! (Including free stuff! and a scavenger hunt.) If you have suggestions for tips and or venues, let us know.

Also, from their Foursquare profile:

Get connected to the world of comic books with Graphic.ly. By following Graphic.ly, you’ll get tips & unlock exclusive badges that bring the world of comics to the world around you. You’ll also get plugged into exclusive badges and offers at major comic book conventions all throughout the year. Get connected with Graphic.ly!