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I thinking of going to MoCCA instead of SDCC, SDCC is too big and too expensive, and I don't really care for the mainstream stuff that much...

I hope I'm not disappointing anybody with this since I kept telling everybody I was almost sure to go to SDCC, but I'll probably go to SDCC some other year... maybe?

But what is there for a geek to do in Manhattan? Of course, I'll probably watch Avenue Q in Broadway instead of London now, but... I can't think of anything else...

How soon do you have to get everything ready? Is it like SDCC where you have to have the tickets and others almost 6 months early? Because I'd feel more comfortable if I made plans when I came back from the UK Thing which is.... NEXT WEEK! X3



Apparently I'm quite ready for the UK Thing, and seeing as I'm the only one in a shirt or flimsy sweater while the rest of Spain is dressed for winter, I might not freeze my derriere in London! XD

I've probably planned it a little too much.. I calculated my clothes weight and average comic weight and volume to know how much I can bring back without being fined! ^_^;



Good news! My new stomach pills appear to be working! I've had breakfast for the fist time in more than a month! XD


Apparently I'm already ranked 8 on the Pixel list at BuzzComix, which is sad since I know I'm the only one voting... for myself... T_T
If I got only a few more to vote for me daily, I'd probably be in the overal top 100 in each list, which is also sad... But not as sad as my pageviews! XD


Why would I get any pageviews? The people who know me from LJ read me on LJ and the people who read my on DA read me on DA! XP


I guess it's time for... Project Wonderful? I don't plan on putting ads, but I could buy some ads space else I guess, how does Project Wonderful work, what do I need?
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From:tanukitsune
Date:March 11th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure I'm love it! I just need to plan my stay a little! :3
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From:joshpm
Date:March 11th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
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Oh! Come to MoCCA! It's pretty much just walk in, it's something like $10 for two days. NYC is great for nerds, there's comic shops, broadway, indie films, tons of fun stuff.

Project wonderful is pretty simple, just look through the site and it kind of explains itsself. You need to create the ads, like a button, banner, whatever you want to buy, and then go to the site you want your ad on and usually there's a link below the ad bar!
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From:tanukitsune
Date:March 11th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
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I'll make some banners and get on it! :3
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From:goraina
Date:March 11th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
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Yeah! No planning needed for MoCCA--just show up the day of, pay a small admission, and enjoy!

There tend to be events surrounding the festival, like bands playing shows and parties and art exhibits.

Of course there are a million things for a geek to do here...museums devoted to TV and movies and radio, comic stores, art everywhere, video game and computer stuff, and you can ask around or Google to find out where tons of movies were filmed. See where Spider-man lived! See where the Ghostbusters set up shop!
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From:tanukitsune
Date:March 11th, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC)
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I do need to plan a little, I have to know what I'm visiting to know how many days I'll stay?

The Ghostbusters HQ is a visitable place? :O
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From:goraina
Date:March 11th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
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Figure 2 days for the con, and at least 2 or 3 to explore...you'll have plenty to do every day you are in town, no matter what. I think most people figure about a week for their first time in NYC, if they can afford it!
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From:ztoical
Date:March 11th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
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you only need to plan for MoCCA if you want a table as they go on sale in june and are pretty much sold out by september. Otherwise you just show up and pay on the door to get in - its pretty reasonable usually $10 for the weekend and there's usually loads of events on the friday/saturday/sunday nights. Other nerd things to do - go to Rocket Ship in Brooklyn and Jim's up by the empire state building and eat loads of great food.

I love MoCCA, its my all time fav con but that might be cus it was the first one I had a table at. I invited one of the thing exhibitors, Mal [High Maintence] to share my MoCCA table this year - if you want to sell anything and need table space let me know - we were going for a little UK and Ireland corner but we could make it a European Union corner :)
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From:tanukitsune
Date:March 11th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
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Huh? I thought Mocca WAS in June... Or July?

Is Rocketship the Gosh Comics of NY?

I don't even have any merch to sell, so buying a table would be silly, right?

But do you think I can afford waiting till I'm back from the UK to plan for MoCCA?
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From:ztoical
Date:March 11th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
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MoCCA is in june - but they start selling the tables for the next year the weekend of the festival. They give those exhibiting that year the chance to book their table for next year.

you can check the rocket ship blog here http://rocketshipstore.blogspot.com/

Yeah the tables are pricey [over $300] so if your not selling would be silly to get one and would annoy people on the waiting list for a table.

All I've done for MoCCA so far is book the table - I've still flights and everything else to book - I've started getting my euros changed into dollars as the dollar is weak right now and who knows when it will jump back but other then that I haven't planed much and I'm going over for over two months. Saying that I'm very much a last minute planner, everyone is different. How long you planning on hanging out in new york?
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From:tanukitsune
Date:March 11th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
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I don't know how long I'll stay, maybe 4-5 days depending on what I want to visit?
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From:ztoical
Date:March 11th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
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if you can afford it I would plan for 5 days or more - MoCCA is two very full days plus there will prob be a friday evening event or two on and there's lots to see and do in new york.
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From:tanukitsune
Date:March 11th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
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Well, I'm not much of a tourist, I don't really know what I'll do there so I don't know how much time I'll take or anything... ^^;
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From:lordrexfear
Date:March 12th, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
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Bring me UK only PC adventure games if you come! As time comes closer I'll make sure you have my # if you want to figure out cool nerdy stuff that isn't "touristy".

Although I'm sure plenty of your friends on here will hook you up if you decide you definitely are coming to MOCCA.
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From:tanukitsune
Date:March 12th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)
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I'm nearly positive I'll go to MoCCA, but I'm hoping I'll be able to buy tickets and everything after the UK thing!
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