Will Eisner New York exhibition at MoCCA
posted March 21, 2011 10:26 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat April 16 at 2:30 PM, Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
594 Broadway, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
Anyone interested in seeing the Will Eisner New York exhibition at MoCCA? After some discussion, I figured Saturday, April 16 might be an auspicious date. I've been to the space before, and though the place isn't huge, this one looks fun. It's $5. Could do lunch before in Chinatown/SoHo also or just meet up at museum at 2:30.
posted by jng to Exhibition (35 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I'd be down for Saturday meetup for this. I want to see this exhibit anyway.
posted by KingEdRa at 1:52 AM on March 22, 2011

I can pretty much only do weekend NYC meetups anyway (I work M-F in NJ) . I expect mass transit should be fairly straightforward.
posted by Karmakaze at 5:15 AM on March 22, 2011

I'm interested.
posted by grobstein at 3:12 PM on March 22, 2011

interested...waiting for the vagueness to resolve itself into a date. Cool idea!
posted by milestogo at 10:12 PM on March 22, 2011

How does Saturday, April 9 sound? I'll change it out of proposal mode once folks are ok with a date.
posted by jng at 1:25 PM on March 23, 2011

I'm interested if it's a couple of weekends later in April.
posted by angrycat at 10:48 AM on March 24, 2011

I would also be interested in another weekend- I am at a wedding on the 9th.
posted by rmless at 3:03 PM on March 24, 2011

Any weekend is fine by me. I feel like Chinatown dim sum deserves a meetup event of its own (can't believe it's been a year since the last one). For a Golden Age comics meetup, I feel I'll be craving a good corned beef sandwich & some pickles. Somewhere like Katz' Deli, but less expensive & crowded.
posted by oh yeah! at 6:14 PM on March 24, 2011

Saturday, April 23? Not sure about corned beef in the area, but IIRC the meatloaf sandwich at Fanelli's is good. That Golden Age enough?
posted by jng at 10:32 PM on March 24, 2011

MoCCA is really awesome. I'll try to make it if it's convenient. Earlier in April I will be more available.
posted by fuq at 12:56 PM on March 25, 2011

If it happens on April 9, I may join you since I'll be in town that weekend!
posted by SisterHavana at 11:37 PM on March 25, 2011

Ok, I'm going to split the difference and set it for Saturday, April 16. Hope that works for some, and perhaps the others can grab those who have been orphaned to see it on other weekends?
posted by jng at 5:47 PM on March 28, 2011

My family will be in town on the 16th and I'll be frantically cooking and cleaning. I'm sorry I won't be able to hang out with you guys and see the Will Eisner stuff.

If anyone else can't make this date and wants company on another weekend, let me know. I'm always up for company for museum trips.
posted by sciencegeek at 7:32 PM on April 3, 2011

The 16th is best for me (I'll be in the city, but booked on the 9th) -- However, MoCCA looks to be having a festival this weekend: http://www.moccany.org/content/mocca-festival
The MoCCA Festival will take place over April 9-10, 2011 at the Lexington Avenue Armory located at 68 Lexington Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets. The annual two-day event attracts thousands of comic art lovers and creators from around the globe to celebrate the world’s most popular art form in the heart of New York City. Since 2002 the MoCCA Festival offers a unique venue to experience comics, mini-comics, web comics, graphic novels, animation, posters, prints, original artwork and more. Each year, the Festival invites dozens of established and emerging creators, scholars, and other experts to participate in two days of lecture/discussion panels on a variety of comics and cartoon topics. For 2011, the panels and programs are being organized by Brian Heater (The Daily Crosshatch)

posted by Karmakaze at 6:56 AM on April 4, 2011

I'm interested but have a dumb question, never having been to a meet up before. How do you know who people are? Is it just because their milling around looking at people?
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 1:57 AM on April 13, 2011

I usually wander around looking lost and someone asks if I'm there for the meetup. Or I'll walk up to someone else who seems to be loitering the same way and ask, and eventually there's enough critical mass that there's a group of geeks to approach.

Did anyone want to meetup for lunch first?
posted by Karmakaze at 5:24 AM on April 13, 2011

Good to know there are no name tags or a secret salute or anything.
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 5:59 PM on April 13, 2011

now i kinda wish there was a secret salute...
posted by milestogo at 5:34 AM on April 14, 2011

Karmakaze, I definitely want to get lunch before the exhibit.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:33 AM on April 14, 2011

I'm a definite maybe at this point.
posted by Eideteker at 12:15 PM on April 14, 2011

If I go -- definitely lunch!
posted by grobstein at 5:18 PM on April 14, 2011

Excellent. How about Fanelli's at 1:30 or do folks want to brave the Saturday dim sum rush? Or another option?
posted by jng at 5:58 PM on April 14, 2011

Seems like we have too many maybes to attempt dim sum. Fanelli's (94 Prince Street between Mercer & Greene?) sounds fine to me.
posted by oh yeah! at 6:11 AM on April 16, 2011

That sounds good to me!
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 6:49 AM on April 16, 2011

Lunch I mean.
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 7:01 AM on April 16, 2011

Just on the PATH train now, will probably be a little later than 1:30.
posted by oh yeah! at 9:58 AM on April 16, 2011

Yikes, just saw ppl are up for lunch. Leaving now. Will be late. Be there by 2.
posted by jng at 10:16 AM on April 16, 2011

Made it to Prince Street, will wander around window-shopping for a bit. (Anyone I haven't met already, I am the redhead in the blue coat with a giant pink handbag and big brown umbrella)
posted by oh yeah! at 10:46 AM on April 16, 2011

Stuck in NJT - track trouble or something. Will get there as best as I can.
posted by Karmakaze at 10:57 AM on April 16, 2011

Fanellis is MOBBED! I'm wearing a brown coat, blue-green shirt and black cords.
posted by brujita at 11:02 AM on April 16, 2011

Fanelli's was too crowded - jng, brujita & I have relocated to Soho Park, on Lafayette & Prince, in the greenhouse-ey part.
posted by oh yeah! at 11:20 AM on April 16, 2011

And now I'm walking up and down the road getting soaked, completely unable to find the museum that nobody in the area has heard of. Five mor minutes and I'm going to give up.
posted by Karmakaze at 11:49 AM on April 16, 2011

Glad you found us, Karmakaze. Thanks for organizing, jng.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:47 AM on April 17, 2011

Yes! I really enjoyed it.
posted by brujita at 11:28 AM on April 17, 2011

Was totally fun. Thanks for coming out!
posted by jng at 1:33 PM on April 17, 2011

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