The Bryant Park Reading Room will be the scene for one of the biggest kids' events of the summer this Saturday when Word for Word Kids hosts Comic Con. Celebrating comic books and the graphic novel, this fantastic event is produced in partnership with Random House, Inc., DC Comics, Archie Comics, Vertical, Inc., Del Rey/Manga, Pantheon Books, and Kodansha Comics, and runs from 12:00-1:00pm on Saturday, August 10. Like all Word for Word events, it's free and open to all.
Just look at this lineup. Superman, the Man of Steel himself, will be on hand and available for photo-ops with his young fans. DC Comics will hand out free buttons, comics, and posters. Archie Comics will give out activity books and coloring sheets. Also appearing will be Mike Herrod, creator of Monster Comics Monster Comics, Comics to Go Comics to Go, and the Balloon Toons title Doggie Dreams, who will speak and give a demonstration of his craft. This is going to be one power-packed hour for kids of all ages.
In case of summer showers, there will be an on-site tent. For stormy weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.
- *The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen
20 West 44th Street
(between 5th & 6th Avenues)
- *Not all rooms in The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen are handicapped accessible - we are sorry for the inconvenience.
- The New York Public Library
Children's Center @ 42nd Street
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
Enter at 42nd Street