Friday, June 06, 2008

Weekanerd NYC: Comic Book Parties and The World's Greatest Wii Tennis Tournie

Friday, June 6
I have to admit I don't know much about European cartoonist Jason, except that he did the cover for the new sweet new Penguin edition of The Dharma Bums. But he's been puzzlingly called the "Kafka and Keats of the comic world", and his new book's in English so now is as good a time as any to get on board. And since Rocketship parties tend to mean free booze, if you can cram yourself into the itty bitty store they'll be serving beer and wine.

Two of our favorite geek events of the year, after the jump...

Saturday, June 7
Did you know Geekanerd has been around for a year now? And our first major story was of Wiimbledon, a home-grown Wii Tennis Tournie with a hilarious name that shockingly became national news. Our own Albo took home second place honors in last year's inaugural tournament, and I was humiliatingly defeated 2/3 in my first match. But this is my year! Registration is over, but there's open bar from 12-3pm, and Wii Tennis is one of the spectator-friendly video games out there. It's worth checking out just to see the latest in Wii Sporting Apparel.

Saturday and Sunday, June 7-8
  • MoCCA Art Festival
  • $10/day, or $15 weekend pass, 11am @ The Puck Building, 293 Lafayette, Manhattan
How does the MoCCA festival match up to the bigger cons? Less cosplay and more chance to interact with your favorite indie comic artists. Click the title link for a full list of guest and panels.

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