Vampires! Zombies! Aliens! Superheroes! Once again, America’s id will reign at the New York Comic Con. Vampire Chronicles author Anne Rice, Walking Dead star Andrew Lincoln, 1982 to ’84 Dr. Who lead Peter Davison, plus that campiest Batman ever, Adam West, will all share face time with the fans. Hundreds of panel discussions range from an exegesis of the “Tiger and Bunny” anime franchise to “Strategies for teachers who would like to incorporate comics into their lesson plans but find resistance with administration or parents.” Whether you revel in cosplay or relish haggling over that near-mint copy of Batman #232 (first appearance of super-villain Ra’s al Ghul, June 1971) you should find satisfaction somewhere amid this cavernous conclave of pop culture.
Thu., Oct. 11, 3 p.m.; Fridays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Starts: Oct. 11. Continues through Oct. 14, 2012