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Re: First time able to attend NYCC. Any advice you can give?
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2015, 07:31:31 AM »
So I downloaded at app, which seems very similar to the ECCC app they had earlier this year. But I'm having problems. For example, the celebs don't have their panels listed. Felicia Day is only listed for Con Man, but not Spolight on Felicia Day. Finn Jobes and Natalie Dormer are only listed as autographing, and not at the GoT panel. It makes it difficult to plan a schedule when you know there are errors and don't know if omissions are intended or not.

Also, where are the panels for the Hammerstein Ballroom?


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Re: First time able to attend NYCC. Any advice you can give?
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2015, 07:56:47 AM »
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Also, where are the panels for the Hammerstein Ballroom?

In Panels & Screenings search, you can search by venue for "Hammerstein" and this comes up:
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Re: First time able to attend NYCC. Any advice you can give?
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2015, 08:06:51 AM »
Hmmmm... that doesn't seem to work in the app. I get the Naruto premiere, but that's it. Still, it's more than I got before, so thank you!

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Re: First time able to attend NYCC. Any advice you can give?
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2015, 08:38:40 AM »
My mobile app gets updates. But new panels, guests, exhibitors aren't added till days later.

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Re: First time able to attend NYCC. Any advice you can give?
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2015, 08:57:04 AM »
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Hmmmm... that doesn't seem to work in the app. I get the Naruto premiere, but that's it. Still, it's more than I got before, so thank you!

Ah, I'm on the desktop. Sorry I misread your question!

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Re: First time able to attend NYCC. Any advice you can give?
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2015, 09:27:32 AM »
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Ah, I'm on the desktop. Sorry I misread your question!

Yeah, I'm trying to set it up on my iPad so I don't have to carry a printed schedule around. Looks like that isn't going to happen.

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Re: First time able to attend NYCC. Any advice you can give?
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2017, 05:03:40 PM »
This'll be my first time at NYCC. As I usually end up buying more stuff than I can bring back, does the Javits center have a Fedex center like SDCC does where you can ship stuff back home? Thanks!

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Re: First time able to attend NYCC. Any advice you can give?
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2017, 06:32:02 PM »
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This'll be my first time at NYCC. As I usually end up buying more stuff than I can bring back, does the Javits center have a Fedex center like SDCC does where you can ship stuff back home? Thanks!

Yep! I've never used it but I think it's near the Main Stage.
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Re: First time able to attend NYCC. Any advice you can give?
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2017, 06:35:19 PM »
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Yep! I've never used it but I think it's near the Main Stage.
Awesome, thanks for the info.

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Re: First time able to attend NYCC. Any advice you can give?
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2018, 08:49:26 AM »
I've a question that those familiar with NY might be able to comment on:

I'm looking at attending NYCC for the first time this year and have booked in to the West Side YMCA, 5 West 63rd Street. The bookings refundable until Sept so no risk in booking now if i change my mind later.

Now the accom is very basic and it's a shared bathroom but I'm ok with that as all I really need is some where to sleep but my question is if the area it's in is OK.

I picked it as it was very cheap, next to few tourist attractions I want to see as well and the location is just about walkable to the javits centre (half an hour walk). Obviously closer is better but trying to keep this trip as cheap as possible so I'm ok with this for basic accom!


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Re: First time able to attend NYCC. Any advice you can give?
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2018, 09:02:10 AM »
Yes, this area is more than okay.  You'll be fine.  You can even catch the 1 or 2 from Columbus Circle, switch to the 7 at Times Square going Westbound and it will take you right to Javits.
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Re: First time able to attend NYCC. Any advice you can give?
« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2018, 10:20:03 AM »
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I've a question that those familiar with NY might be able to comment on:

I'm looking at attending NYCC for the first time this year and have booked in to the West Side YMCA, 5 West 63rd Street. The bookings refundable until Sept so no risk in booking now if i change my mind later.

Now the accom is very basic and it's a shared bathroom but I'm ok with that as all I really need is some where to sleep but my question is if the area it's in is OK.

I picked it as it was very cheap, next to few tourist attractions I want to see as well and the location is just about walkable to the javits centre (half an hour walk). Obviously closer is better but trying to keep this trip as cheap as possible so I'm ok with this for basic accom!

I work not far from there. It is a VERY safe area. I sometimes work until midnight and I've never felt unsafe walking that late. There are almost always people out, and there is a police station at Columbus Circle, which is just a few blocks from there. Also at Columbus Circle, every train that stops there is an easy transfer to the 7, which terminates directly across from the Javits.
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Re: First time able to attend NYCC. Any advice you can give?
« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2018, 04:55:30 AM »
How hard is it to get into the Hulu theater?  We want to see the 5:30 panel and am concerned that it will fill up hours earlier.