Tour Dates: October 8-14, 2013
You heard it here first "True Believers" Geek Nation Tours is headed off to the Big Apple and the New York Comic Con! We are very excited indeed to announce this tour. It will be full of all things NYC and of comics, sci fi and super heroes. The New York Comic Con offers loads of coolness for Geeks of any genre. See movie stars, meet your favorite comic book artists, and see new releases before anyone else. The con offers more than that however... You will take part in extraordinary panels, meet special guests of all sorts, play games and hang out with fellow geeks. Visit the vendor hall and you will be sure to walk away with free swag and tonnes of other loot. And of course dress up and do some cos-play or just have your camera ready...The con is a marvel to behold and there will be something for everyone - so swing aboard the tour.
This tour will not only be about the convention however… We will be arriving early to explore New York! We will venture out by foot, taking the subway and hanging out where the New Yorkers do. We will head off to all the tourist sights of course – to see the Statue of Liberty, stroll Central Park, take in the view at the “Top of the Rock” Observatory and to pay our respects to those that died at Ground Zero, but our tour will have a definite Comic Book twist. We will stop by the fictional address of the Baxter Building (home to the Fantastic Four), hang out in Hell’s Kitchen and even see the Avengers Mansion. And that is not all -we will see non-fiction and movie related places too. For instance, we will pass by the offices of Marvel and DC and see the Daily Bugle seen in the Spider-Man Movies...
By the way we will also hang out in the evenings - but try not to get into any trouble. We would hate to lose you to a Gotham based Bat....
Day One – Tuesday October 8th:
Today you will fly from your gateway city to meet up with the tour in New York. We will arrange transfers from whatever airport you arrive at straight to the hotel.
After a quick stop at the hotel to freshen up we will be headed off to dinner. There we will be hosting our traditional exclusive pre-convention welcome meal. Geek Nation Tours always books exciting and informative speakers and this year will be no exception. Please return to the site often for an update on who we'll have lined up for you. There will be a short presentation on “How to Get the Most from Your Comic Convention” and some time for some Q&A. We will hear advice on everything from tracking down that hard to find item to the best way to get that autograph you were hoping for. Not only that, our speakers will be giving you an unbiased look into convention-eering, as they are New York Comic Con veterans.
After dinner we will head off to Rockefeller Center to see the New York skyline. Following this you are welcome to return to the hotel for a well deserved rest but I suspect many of us might be off for a beverage or two.
Day Two – Wednesday October 9th:
Today we will see New York as the New Yorkers see it - from the streets. You will be guided on foot and on subway to most of the major tourist locations and your local guide will fill you full of New York history and lore. We will see the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Times Square and Ground Zero (St. Paul’s Chapel). Not only that - we will make time to eat our way through the city. We will stop for only the best hot dogs, pizza and cannoli – New York classics.
But remember, you are on a Geek Nation Tours tour, so we will see New York through a comic book geek’s eyes too. So mixed in with some New York history will be some cool facts about superheroes too...We will see the The Frick Museum (the inspiration for the Avengers Mansion) and Flat Iron building (the Daily Bugle in the Spiderman movies), The New York Public Library (where Uncle Ben dies), stand at the fictional location of the Fantastic Four’s Baxter Building, wander Hell’s Kitchen (maybe see Daredevil) and even see the offices of Marvel and DC.
Tonight we have a few special treats for you... First off it will be time for Geek Nation's traditional Welcome Dinner. Today we will get together as a group have a great dinner and talk about the days ahead. We will also have some special guests for you.
First off we will be visited by Marie-Claude Bourbonnais an extreme Cosplayer that has frequented the Geek Convention scene for years. Marie is a Cosplayer, Glamour Girl, Actress and Designer and she has even played the role of "Hornet" in the Canadian Superhero show - Heroes of the North. Marie will be with us to talk about cosplaying, sign autographs and take pictures with our tour participants.
Our other guest speakers will be the crew of the Comic Geek Speak Podcast. Not only are they very knowledgeable when it comes to comics and all things geek pop culture but they will be giving our partipants advice on how to best experience the New York Comic Con! That's right if you have any questions on what to do and how to do it during the convention you will have the opportunity to ask these convention veterans!
It will be a fun night and you will come out of the experience all the more prepared for our next day!
Day Three – Thursday October 10th:
Today we will do some pre-Comic Con shopping. For those interested in Golden and Silver age comics we will be off to visit the Metropolis Collectibles gallery. Are you a serious collector? Do you want to purchase only the best collectibles possible? At Metropolis Collectibles we will be treated to the possibility of purchasing only the finest of comics and movie posters. Keep in mind, I have promised that we will be on our very best behaviour and I will have very specific rules for this visit. Alternatively if your tastes are more eclectic we will be headed off to two of the coolest Geek stores in New York - Forbidden Planet and Midtown Comics. After our visits the two groups will meet up again so we can be off to the Mighty New York Comic Con!
Today will be the first day to use our 4-day entry tickets (included in the price of the tour) to gain early admission and explore the Con prior to the General Public. After our explorations you are on your own to discover New York nightlife or join up with the group for something to eat and a drink.
Day Four to Six – Friday October 11th to Sunday October 13th:
Three days of geeky comic bliss! You are on your own to experience the comic convention and to set your own schedule. However there will be a Geek Nation Tours representative available to deal with any questions or concerns you may have. He will even lead you through the massive registration process. Lost? Don’t worry - you can always find his exact location with Facebook “Places” or just text him and he will be there in a flash...
We will meet each night to regale each other with stories of what seminars we experienced, who we saw or met and other Comic Con “war stories”. You can join us every night or feel free to do your own thing. Geek Nation Tours wants you to have the most freedom to “Geek Out” as possible so our meetings are be completely optional and you can come and go as you please.
Geek Nation Tours have something special planned for you on Friday night. As more details filter in over the next months we will release more about our Friday night on the town....
Day Seven – Monday October 14th:
All good things must come to an end. Fortunately you will have loads of great memories (and most likely loot will occupy a large spot in your suitcase).
Geek Nation Tours will arrange transfers to the airport as you start your journey home.
Geek Nation Tours has also arranged for those that would like to escape the rarefied events of the New York Comic Con or those that lean more to the Non-Geek Spouse side of things....As long as we have a minimum participation we will offer several private tours though-out the week to take in even more of what New York has to offer. Perhaps you are interested in doing a Half Apple three hour tour of downtown, or an Uptown Tour or maybe you want to do some shopping in Soho or stop at a historic Pub... Geek Nation Tours will be releasing these tour options for all these shortly but they will give everyone the opportunity to get something out of our New York tour. So bring your non-geek wife, husband, girl friend or boy friend and let us take care of them too.
Price: $2299.00 CAD Total tax included per person based on double occupancy
Don't have a friend to get the double occupancy rate? That is what Geek Nation Tours does. Book as double occupancy and we will match you up with a roommate... This way you get the best of both worlds - someone to BS about the con with - and more cash to spend!
Sharing a room? We can bring the price down if you want to share a room with several of your friends or if you are bringing your family let us know and we can give your family/group rates.
Single supplement: Want a room to yourself? New York hotels are crazy expensive... The single supplement of this tour is $1300.00
Deposit: $500.00 CAD upon booking.
Final: September 1st
What is included: All accommodations, all transfers, entry fee to the New York Comic Con (an $85.00 value), Top of the Rock viewing area, New York by foot tour, all taxes, Metro pass, “Welcome Dinner”, free hotel wifi, exclusive Geek Nation Tours/New York Comic Con bowling shirt.
What the tour does not include: some small subway costs and some meals
Additional Options: Our tour is a great opportunity to turn a geeky trip into a greater exploration of the New York area. Interested in staying longer? Interest in other areas of the American Coastline? Washington DC? We can arrange all this and more. Geek Nation Tours helps tour participants plan extended holidays from taking the train from one side of America to the other to hoping on a local bus tour. We do it all! Let us help you get the very best from your trip to NYC.
Non-Geek Spousal Argument: “Think of the night life....”
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