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The New York Comic Con is coming to town!
Mark your calendars, folks! The New York Comic Con will be at the Javits Center through October 9–12. Beyond the usual attractions, there will be panels discussing the future of self-publishing and finding success in comics, among others. Find the full list here.


October 5th, 2014
97 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007
Join Barnes & Noble for a New York Comic-Con Super Week Science Fiction and Fantasy Audiobook Performance and Q&A with Fred Berman (narrator of the Walking Dead series), Matthew Brown (narrator of Amy Kathleen Ryan’s Skychasers series, Mary E.Pearson’s Jenna Fox Chronicles, and Julie Cross’s Tempest Trilogy), and Rebecca Soler (narrator of Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles). Leanna Renee Hiber will be moderating.

October 6th, 2014, at 7 pm
150 E 86th St., New York
Acclaimed actor, director, producer and now memoirist, Alan Cumming seems to succeed at everything he tries. And yet it’s so hard to hate him for it. The enviable man of many talents speaks tonight with author Tom Santopietro about his memoir, Not My Father’s Son, his relationship with his father and his family’s deeply buried secrets.

Event is free.

October 7th, 2014
150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028
One of life’s most simple pleasures is to be read to. Emma Galvin (narrator of Darren Shan’s Zom-B Series), Katherine Kellgren (performer in Rick Riordan’s Kane Chronicles), and Sean Runette (narrator of Andrew Fukuda’s Hunt Triology series) will tell us what it’s like to be the voice doing the reading.

1318_Coverspy_Book_Swap_3.thumbnailOctober 10th, 2014, 7:00pm-8:30pm
828 Broadway at 12th Street
Strand’s Super-Spooky Book Swap + Costume Contest!
Have Nancy Drew’s classic bob? Know a Brooklyn buddy whose beard screams Captain Ahab? Maybe that mink coat your grandma gave you doubles perfectly for Edward Gorey’s!

Let Strand and CoverSpy help you gear up for Halloween in style with a book swap and literary costume contest… Bring three books to trade and come dressed as a favorite character or author for the chance to win awesome prizes! We’ll take care of the rest including wine, Argo Tea, goodies from Billy’s Bakery, Sigmund’s Pretzels and giveaways from Strand, The Bean and other NYC hotspots. Admission is $15.