NYCC is mere days away, and the Pop Insider has so much in store for this year’s con. Our awesome con-exclusive print issue will drop at the show, and it’s stuffed full of nerdy goodness, from an awesome holiday gift guide to a cover story about the NY Avengers (featuring incredible photos by @cosbotphotography).

The issue officially debuts at our “Level Up” con kick-off party at Yotel New York on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 7-10 p.m. Click here for all of the details and to get your tickets (if you haven’t already snagged some!!). After that, the mag will be available at info booths around the show floor and at our booth, No. 270.

In addition to serving great geeky content in our print mag and an awesome time at our party, the Pop Insider has a full lineup of events set throughout the con. Swing by our booth at any time to check out the Transformers: War For Cybertron Unicron prototype from Hasbro and to spin our exclusive prize wheel for a chance to win a PJ Masks Fun Pack from Entertainment One, CultureFly boxes and accessories, and more. You can also tap your badge at our prizing station for a chance to win an even bigger prize! Here’s the prize schedule!

Thursday: Exclusive Transformers Unicron Artwork from Hasbro
Friday: Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments from Hallmark
Saturday: Micro Arcades from Super Impulse
Sunday: Care Bears Mystery Prizes from Cloudco & Super Dino Lunchbags from Spin Master

We’ve also got plenty of meet and greets, signings, and cosplay events at our booth throughout the con. Check them out below!


10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Cosplayers Getting Coffee Filming
2-4 p.m. — NY Avengers Meet & Greet
4-6 p.m. — Lua Stardust as Lady Thor Meet & Greet


11 a.m.-12 p.m. — Care Bears Meet & Greet
12-2 p.m. — Cosplayers Getting Coffee Filming!
2-4 p.m. — Danny, @reignofcosplay, as Bumblebee Meet & Greet
4-6 p.m. — Cosplayers Getting Coffee Filming


11 a.m.-12 p.m. — Care Bears Meet & Greet

And, last but certainly not least, keep checking and @thepopinsider for news and updates from NYCC!