Covet a signed photo of Lucy Lawless, of Xena: Warrior Princess fame, or an autograph from former heavyweight champ “Iron” Mike Tyson? The New York Comic Con is the place to meet both, along with numerous other badasses of fiction and fact. Among scores of panels, you can investigate whether pop culture’s many blind spots are becoming less opaque in “Women of Color in Comics: Race, Gender and the Comic Book Medium,” and get up to speed on franchising your brutal (and/or tender) fem hero of color at the “Selling Your Comic to Hollywood” confab. Add in vintage-comic dealers, preview screenings, and flamboyant cosplay, and you’ll have every opportunity to max out your credit card and update your fan-fiction blog.

Thursdays-Sundays, noon. Starts: Oct. 9. Continues through Oct. 12, 2014

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