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After being critical of selecting a quarterback in the draft, Ben Roethlisberger is helping rookie QB Mason Rudolph.more

Pulisic is the face of the U.S. men's national team and it's a lot of pressure for a 19-year-old. But he is focused on becoming…more

Less than two weeks have passed since Syfy pulled the plug on The Expanse and the series looks to already be rising from the dead--making…more

E3 2018 is fast approaching, which means excitement for big announcements is building. Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Bethesda, Ubisoft, and more will be bringing trailers and…more

Jon Singleton, a former top prospect with the Astros who was suspended in January for his third positive drug test, has been released by the…more

Fortnite's 4.2 content update is now available, and along with finally introducing jetpacks to the game, it marks the beginning of a new limited-time mode…more

NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre says he made three trips to rehab centers for his dependence on painkillers and alcohol during his career.more

The Mission Impossible series has proved to be one of the longest-running and most successful action franchises of all time. 22 years have passed since…more

Social media is finding little to like about the likeness on a plaque honoring retired soccer champion Brandi Chastain.more

With his sixth field goal Monday night, LeBron James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (2,356) to become the NBA's all-time leader in made postseason field goals.more

While the world was watching Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle this past weekend, producer Anna Barry was handed a precious challenge: Craft an immaculate recording…more

Back when white rappers were still a relative novelty, MC Paul Barman was the strangest one of all. An impossibly horny New Jersey nebbish, drunk…more

Headlines haven’t been kind to electric guitars. Slipping sales year over year made for a bleak portrait, and by last September, even Eric Clapton wondered…more

After months of being delayed, jetpacks have finally made their long-awaited debut in Fortnite: Battle Royale. The items arrive on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and…more

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett "definitely" has concerns about police video footage that shows officers using a stun gun on Bucks rookie Sterling Brown.more

Sony is buying EMI Music Publishing, adding two million songs from artists like Alicia Keys, Kanye West and Queen to its already-vast publishing catalog and…more

Which players' performances -- for better or worse -- will determine the winner of the Eastern Conference finals? Our panel weighs in.more

The coach who helped revolutionize "pace-and-space" has adapted to suit his superstar guards. Even after three uneven games, don't expect many changes.more

A variety of new Pokemon will soon begin appearing in Pokemon Go. Developer Niantic announced that Alolan forms of classic Gen 1 monsters are on…more

With Justice League failing at the box office and much uncertainty about the direction of the DC universe, DC fans haven't exactly had as happy…more

Just how ready are Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods and others for next month's U.S. Open? We go through the list.more

Publisher Titan Comics has unveiled a new comic series based on Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed franchise. Titled Assassin's Creed: Conspiracies, the two-part, standalone mini-series debuts this…more

To find the 100 most famous athletes in the world, we started with 600 of the biggest names in sports. Then we ranked them based…more

Kevin Durant takes us inside his growing business empire, his Nike negotiations and whether he ultimately might end up in an owner's box.more

Are the Angels using Ohtani correctly? So far, the planets have aligned for L.A. and its two-way star.more

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This past weekend was East Coast Comic Con, held at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, New Jersey.  We headed over to take a look…more

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Caution: This article features spoilers for the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. There's been something of a stir on the net in regards to…more

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Spider-Man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe is big. His name alone rakes in more money from merchandise than the Avengers combined. So now that he’s…more

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In celebration of the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary release, Krispy Kreme is announcing that beginning on September 29th, two new marshmallow Kreme™-filled treats: Krispy Kreme’s Ghostbusters and Stay Puft Marshmallow Doughnuts will…more

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Ricky Gervais has been discussing what we can expect from his forthcoming David Brent movie, with the comedian describing the project as “almost a musical”.…more

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With Guardians Of The Galaxy recently passing the $500 million mark worldwide, Robert Downey Jr. has taken the opportunity to praise the film, and hail…more

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Chloë Grace Moretz has been discussing the possibility of a third entry in the Kick-Ass franchise, and has described another sequel as unlikely after the…more

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A new full-length trailer has arrived for Alexandre Aja's Horns, in which Daniel Radcliffe plays a bereaved lover on the hunt for his girlfriend's killer.…more

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Guy Ritchie's King Arthur looks to have found its leading man, with Deadline reporting that Charlie Hunnam is in final negotiations to join the production.…more

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WARNING: Spoilers ahead!In case you hadn't heard, Will Smith's cigar-smoking, alien-killing alter ego Steven Hiller won't appear in the sequel to the 1996 action classic…more

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Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, who won an Oscar for his work on Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," has died. He was 85 years…more

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Miley Cyrus and her former fiancé, Liam Hemsworth, reportedly celebrated New Year's down under in the actor's home country of Australia.The two, along with Hemsworth's…more

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The Oscars are still over a month away, and while the nominees have yet to be announced, we just got a glimpse of what to…more

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Chris Brown has broken his silence about the assault allegations that surfaced over the weekend. A woman accused the R&B artist of stealing her phone…more

Jordan Smith, the 2015 winner of "The Voice," and his longtime girlfriend, Kristen Denny, are engaged! Smith announced the news to his followers via Twitter…more

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"Teen Wolf" star Colton Haynes appeared to open up about his sexuality in a coy social media post some media outlets have deemed his public…more

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Anna Camp and Skylar Astin just shared some aca-awesome news: They're engaged! The "Pitch Perfect" co-stars announced the news via Instagram over the weekend with…more

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We've been #blessed.Kim Kardashian shared the first photo of her new baby boy, Saint West, with fans on her personal website Saturday. The photo, titled…more

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As Motion Picture Academy members cast their ballots for Oscar nominations this week, the biggest issue for many voters isn't about who might be nominated…more

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  With all of the cons popping around New York City there certainly does seem to be a common theme – they take place in…more

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I received today the Avengers: Age of Ultron Mini cell 35mm Film Cell Display and I’ve got to say, it is one classy item to…more

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While the world was watching Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle this past weekend, producer Anna Barry was handed a precious challenge: Craft an immaculate recording…more

Back when white rappers were still a relative novelty, MC Paul Barman was the strangest one of all. An impossibly horny New Jersey nebbish, drunk…more

Headlines haven’t been kind to electric guitars. Slipping sales year over year made for a bleak portrait, and by last September, even Eric Clapton wondered…more

Sony is buying EMI Music Publishing, adding two million songs from artists like Alicia Keys, Kanye West and Queen to its already-vast publishing catalog and…more

Ariana Grande marked the one-year anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing with a short, poignant message on Twitter. "Thinking of you all today and every day,"…more

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A woman who previously accused R. Kelly of "a sexual assault incident resulting in serious bodily injury" and grooming her for the singer's alleged "sex…more

Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan sings some typically moody melodies on a new version of Goldfrapp's "Ocean" that recasts the song as a duet with…more

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Cardi B marries and buries the same man in her Western-styled "Be Careful" video.Director Jora Frantzis opens the brooding video with establishing shots of desert…more

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Less than two weeks have passed since Syfy pulled the plug on The Expanse and the series looks to already be rising from the dead--making…more

E3 2018 is fast approaching, which means excitement for big announcements is building. Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Bethesda, Ubisoft, and more will be bringing trailers and…more

Fortnite's 4.2 content update is now available, and along with finally introducing jetpacks to the game, it marks the beginning of a new limited-time mode…more

The Mission Impossible series has proved to be one of the longest-running and most successful action franchises of all time. 22 years have passed since…more

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With Justice League failing at the box office and much uncertainty about the direction of the DC universe, DC fans haven't exactly had as happy…more

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After being critical of selecting a quarterback in the draft, Ben Roethlisberger is helping rookie QB Mason Rudolph.more

Pulisic is the face of the U.S. men's national team and it's a lot of pressure for a 19-year-old. But he is focused on becoming…more

Jon Singleton, a former top prospect with the Astros who was suspended in January for his third positive drug test, has been released by the…more

NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre says he made three trips to rehab centers for his dependence on painkillers and alcohol during his career.more

Social media is finding little to like about the likeness on a plaque honoring retired soccer champion Brandi Chastain.more

With his sixth field goal Monday night, LeBron James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (2,356) to become the NBA's all-time leader in made postseason field goals.more

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett "definitely" has concerns about police video footage that shows officers using a stun gun on Bucks rookie Sterling Brown.more

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Borough Con 2017 – because Spider-Man is from Queens

  With all of the cons popping around New York City there certainly does seem to be a common theme – they take place in Manhattan.  Whether it’s New York Comic Con at the Javits Center or Five Points Festival down by South Street at Pier 36, the con scene is a long trek for those in the outer boroughs.  And it’s a trek that isn’t especially kind when riddled with commuter delays.  That’s where…

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Special Edition NYC - the comic convention for actual comic readers Comic Con is by all means the Mecca for nerds, geeks and fans of all things awesome.  People gather from around the globe either to San Diego or New York to see the latest and greatest in film, tv and of course, the world of comics.  But with each year that passes, Comic Con grows and grows.  In 2014, New York Comic Con managed to have 151,000 unique attendees, beating out San Diego's 133,000 unique attendees.  And when I say unique attendees I mean individual people that are at the con, all at once.  With the cons becoming such huge spectacles, companies with advertising money to spend have reason to show up and promote their materials.  Unfortunately for comic fans, the companies with the most money to throw around are in gaming, tv and film.  Instead of just a tiny booth, these companies can afford massive kiosks or sets put together to attract those walking by.  But what about pure comic fans?  The people who attended the con in the early days, who are only there for their love of comics and don't care about catching a glimpse of a celebrity?  While Comic Con still has sections devoted to that, the space shrinks every year but luckily the creator of New York Comic Con has brought to us an answer to this growing issue: Special Edition NYC. Special Edition is the Comic Con for the comic fan.  It's a far smaller show and lacks the spectacle of Comic Con (i.e. don't come here if you're a gaming or film fan looking for a sneak peak at what's to come).  Instead it's a con celebrating the smaller things that get lost in the advertising shuffle of NYCC. Perks of Special Edition being a smaller show: I was able to spend more time with the people I met at the con.  Usually at Comic Con the lines are so long that you're lucky to take a photo with the person you're meeting as usually someone managing the line is trying to photobomb your selfie so no one else can get a similar idea that could potentially hold up the line.  Instead, because of the size, there was a level of intimacy where the comic writers and artists I met were genuinely excited to talk to fans and chit chat. The staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable.  Usually at Comic Con I come across staff that either has no idea what they're doing, has no idea what they're talking about or decides to vent their frustration out to the world and unsuspecting con-goers.  To be empathetic with them, I can only imagine how stressful a job handling those lines must be especially with how rowdy people waiting on line can be.  And with Comic Con being as large as it is, it's only natural the staff won't know every minute detail.  But, at Special Edition, I was pleased to find people who knew the ins and outs of the place as well as were just cheerful to be there.  So kudos on making that part of the experience great! Another perk of Special Edition being smaller was the great level of coordination.  One of the things that stinks about Comic Con is when coordinating large groups of people there tend to be hiccups.  Just getting people into the place or handing badges can take an eternity. When entering Special Edition however, staff were going up and down the lines handing people hard tickets so as to not cause congestion when everyone was being let in.  It was efficient and made me less cranky to be waiting on a line! Special Edition having far more of a focus on comic book exhibitors means that it's easier to find exhibitors and the selection is great.  Don't get me wrong, I love seeing a booth brought to me by Axe body gel, handing out freebies of deodorant, but not having such booths around meant it was just that much easier to find where I wanted to go.  For years, I get lost trying to find a booth at Comic Con due to some kind of zany booth in the way but Special Edition was great because it was lacking that Hollywood / marketing flair. It's possible to actually get exclusives!  Getting a Comic Con exclusive is like winning the lotto.  It's you vs so many others looking to get the same Pop! Figure you want or comic variant you need.  It's rough trying to get a NYCC exclusive.  Special Edition was far more chill - I walked up to a booth and got the comic I wanted.  It was just that easy. Special Edition is ultimately something that needed to be made.  No longer can comic fans complain about the Hollywood nature of NYCC as the same guys have given them this great haven at another time of the year.  Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love NYCC and love what it's become.  I'm a fan of all of that stuff so I think it deserves the title of nerd Mecca.  But for comic fans who want just a bit more attention towards the comic section of Comic Con, definitely check out Special Edition NYC.