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J.K. Rowling might have moved on from Harry Potter, but that doesn't mean her fans have to.
Next month Harry Potter: The Exhibition, is returning to Discovery Times Square in NYC with lots of cool new updates.
Last year's New York Comic Con left some fans disappointed after they spent the weekend fighting through crowds and waiting in endless lines, but this year the con might be able to redeem itself.
NYCC has recently announced a pretty impressive schedule filled with panels (including The Walking Dead, Carrie, Robot Chicken, and the upcoming ABC series 666 Park Avenue), an opening night concert with Ben Folds Five, dinner with Marvel writer Jonathan Hickman, Sci-Fi Speed Dating, and lots of other fun stuff.
Online 3-Day and 4-Day NYCC passes are sold out but there still some available at local comic retailers in the tri-state area, like Midtown Comics and Forbidden Planet in New York City. You can find a full list of ticket retailers at newyorkcomiccon.com but you better hurry, these tickets are sure to be gone soon too!
Tickets for this year's New Yorker Festival went on sale Friday and, surprisingly, there are still plenty available for more than a dozen events.
The New Yorker Festival will take place Friday, October 5th through Sunday, October 7th and will feature talks with Portlandia's Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, Lena Dunham, Viola Davis, Sarah Silverman, Patti Smith, Lisa Kudrow, Ben Stiller, and other notable voices.
If a massive flood happens to hit Long Island this fall, Darren Aronofsky has it covered.
The Black Swan director is currently working on Noah, starring Russell Crowe as the famous ark-builder of the Old Testament. Instead of recreating an Ark with CGI, Aronofsky has kept it real by building a life-size, 5-story tall Ark on the grounds of Planting Fields Arboretum in Upper Brookville, New York.
On Tuesday night Stephen Colbert made a very special announcement on "The Colbert Report". No, he isn't running for office again, but he is hosting a music festival aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum in New York City!
"The only thing bigger than the festival itself is this year's venue," Colbert said during the announcement. "You may know her from her work capturing the Marshall Islands during WWII. She displaces 41,434 tons. Ladies and gentleman, the mother#$%#&$# U.S. Intrepid!"
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After being closed for more than 5 years, one of NYC's most famous clubs, CBGB, is being resurrected as a music festival.
The festival will be similar to Austin's SXSW and will include conferences, workshops, rock 'n' roll movie screenings, and performances by more than 300 band at venues across New York City.
The Cro-Mags, Vision of Disorder, Sick of It All, Guided by Voices, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Cloud Nothings, the Baseball Project, So So Glos, Firehorse, the Dirty Pearls, D Generation, and Sister Sparrow are all part of the music line-up.
Surprise, surprise. Jimmy Kimmel announced he's taking his ABC talk show on the road, but he isn't headed to Las Vegas or Manhattan...he's going to Brooklyn.
Jimmy Kimmel Live will tape five shows at the Brooklyn Academy of Music between October 29 and November 2. The episodes won't only be filmed in Brooklyn, they will also showcase the borough's neighborhoods, restaurants, music scene, and people.
The beloved Texas-based theater chain, Alamo Drafthouse is continuing its expansion with the announcement of a New York City location.
The Alamo theaters are known for their unique in-theater dining experiences and fun theme nights, like the Houston location's upcoming Girlie Night featuring a screening Say Anything.
The NYC Drafthouse will be located in the former Metro Theater at 2626 Broadway on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The venue will feature five screens showing new releases and the theaters' signature programming. And, like all Alamo Drafthouses, they will be serving food and drinks during movies, while upholding a strict no-talking policy.
The NYC location is expected to open in 2013. Until then, you keep up on the theater's progress at Drafthouse.com.
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Conrad Hotels & Resorts is celebrating their newest property, Conrad New York, by partnering with the Tribeca Film Festival.
Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Hotels & Resorts have recently announced that they will serve as the Official Hotel Partners of the Tribeca Film Festival through 2014, and they are offering you the chance to win a trip to this year's fest!
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The NYC Food Film Festival recently began gearing up for this year's event, which will take place October 18-21 and is now in the midst of the 2012 Call For Entries.
Filmmakers everywhere are invited to submit their food films for consideration through April 20th, 2012. The only criteria for submitting a film is that it must be about food or drink, and it must be submitted digitally via thefoodfilmfestival.com.
Even though ABC has grounded new episodes of Pan Am until January 8, 2012, the show's stars are still busy shooting fresh scenes in New York City.
On Wednesday, December 7, Christina Ricci was spotted filming in a little black retro dress on the Upper East Side. Ricci, who plays Pan Am flight attendant Maggie Ryan in the series, also did some multitasking as she walked, smoked, and enjoyed a diet coke on the way to her trailer to change.
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Did you ever wonder what it would be like to take a lie detector test? The Showtime series Homeland is giving New Yorkers a chance to find out this afternoon with free lie detector tests out of a van.
The Homeland "Surveillance Van," complete with polygraph machines and certified polygraph experts, will be parked near Bryant Park (possibly around back of the Bank of America building) in New York City today until 5 pm.
Participants will have the chance to take a real polygraph test while being prompted to lie according to an assigned character sheet. Everyone who tries the test will also get free Homeland downloads and t-shirts.
If you can't make it to Bryant Park today, follow Homeland on Twitter to find out where their surveillance van will show up next.