New York Comic Con 2019: The 10 best afterparties taking place
After spending hours on the show floor and meeting your favorite stars at New York Comic Con, it's time to party! We give you 10 great afterparties for those looking to extend their NYCC experience into the night. Tickets for Thursday are still available here. The 2019 installment of New York Comic Con will take place from October 3 through October 6 at the Javits Center. You can also check out of lists of great exclusives and fantastic panels at the convention.
Thursday, October 3
Blood Manor Official After NYCC Party ($25 - $35)
7 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Blood Manor (359 Broadway)
New York City's premier haunted attraction Blood Manor will bring an unforgettable NYCC afterparty experience. This event is hosted by The Evil Enchantress, Bronx Spidey, and The Real Life Peter Griffin. Tickets are $25 per person. For $35, attendees can get the Booze & Bites admission, which includes two shots and a complimentary food buffet.
Comic Book Club: New York Comic Con Kickoff! ($12) (21+)
9:00 p.m. to 10:40 p.m.
Caveat (21 A Clinton St)
Comic Book Club will have a special live show to celebrate the start of New York Comic Con. Hosts Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben will be joined by writer Donny Cates (Absolute Carnage, Guardians of the Galaxy). Attendees will have the chance to win comic books during the show.
8 p.m. - 12 a.m.
QXT's (248 Mulberry St)
New Jersey is also getting into the afterparty mode with QXT's Cosplay Dance Party. Aside from DJs, there will also be art from graphic designers and local artists. If you're in the mood to sing, there's an open mic available.
Friday, October 4
Watchmen x NYCC Afterparty (Free with RSVP) (21+)
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Classic Car Club Manhattan (408 12th Avenue)
HBO's forthcoming Watchmen show will have a special afterparty to celebrate its forthcoming release. Presented by IGN, guests will have an immersive experience in the world of the popular comic book series. Everyone will receive special Watchmen swag. HBO's Watchmen will premiere on October 20.
CEG Cosplay Cruise ($30) (19+)
8 p.m. - 12 .a.m.
Circle Line Pier - Pier 83 (West 42nd Street & 12th Ave)
CEG's annual Cosplay Cruise rides again in 2019. Cosplayers Kristen Hughey, Veronica Rae, and UndeadDu Cosplay will join Comic Book Men's Ming Chen as special guests. This three hour cruise around Manhattan will include a cosplay contest, a full bar, and a DJ. Boarding starts at 8 p.m. with a 9 p.m. departure time.
Rave Of Thrones with Kristian Nairn ($25) (21+)
9 p.m. - 4:30 a.m.
Schimanski (54 N 11th St)
Game of Thrones star Kristian Nairn will spin the best tracks inside Brooklyn's Schimanski. Since 2014, Nairn has brought his Rave of Thrones show around the world. The actor has also been producing his own tunes. His last track was "Zephyr," which is a collaboration with Unterberg. Every month, Nairn shows off their favorite house tracks on the Spektrum podcast.
Saturday, October 5
Fan Girls Night Out ($10) (21+)
7 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Houndstooth (520 8th Avenue)
Geek Girl Brunch will bring their sixth annual Fan Girls Night Out party to Houndstooth Pub. For $10, you'll get two free raffle tickets for prizes, a custom cocktail, and some free treats. Early attendees will also gain special gift bags.
Sexy Nerds Arcade ($15)
6 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Sexy Nerds Pop Up (455 W 37th St.)
Sexy Nerds returns for another exciting NYCC afterparty. The eight-hour event will feature a slew of video games provided by VideoGamesNewYork. Cosplayers Lil Ghoul, McThor, and Veronica Rae will appear as special guests. If you're coming in cosplay, a $500 cosplay contest will take place around 11 p.m.
1st Annual CEG Cosplay-A-Gogo Party ($20) (21+)
Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd Street)
CEG are best known for their annual Cosplay Cruises during NYCC. This year, they're bringing the party on land for the first time with their Cosplay-A-Gogo Party at the Cutting Room. DJ Smooth Imperial will be spinning the tunes during this event.
Sunday, October 6
Gaimova's NYCC Sunday After Party ($5 - $10) (21+)
7 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Legends Bar (6 W 33rd St)
Celebrate the final day of NYCC at Gaimova's after party. A $100 cosplay contest is available for those coming in their best attire. Early bird tickets are still on sale for $5. Tickets will be $10 at the door.