MarvelFest NYC 2009

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Marvel is teaming up with Forbidden Planet NYC next Wednesday, October 28th, to bring fans an astonishing event in Union Square.  The shebang kicks off with a chance to meet and get autographs from Neal Adams, Chris Claremont, and Dan Slott at the store, followed by a costume contest and the world premiere of the Astonishing X-Men motion comic on the wall of the former Virgin Megastore in Union Square.

From Marvel.com:

Hey Marvelites, if you’re in the New York area be sure to mark October 28 down on your calendar as a historic day for the future of comics as we host the world premiere of the ASTONISHING X-MEN Motion Comic at Union Square.

The festivities begin at 4 PM ET at Forbidden Planet (www.fpnyc.com) where you’ll get a chance to meet and get autographs from comic book greats such as Neal Adams (UNCANNY X-MEN), Chris Claremont (UNCANNY X-MEN, X-MEN FOREVER) and Dan Slott (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN).

Then be sure to march down to Union Square by 6 PM ET to get ready for the world premiere of the ASTONISHING X-MEN Motion Comic and Marvel Costume Contest!

Dress up as your favorite Marvel character (Aunt May costumes are TOTALLY in vogue this year) and be in the running for some great prizes including the chance to be featured in a Marvel comic! All Marvel Costume Contest participants will receive an exclusive Nick Fury action figure (while supplies last) and more goodies!

Remember, originality and faithfulness to the characters count so be sure to crack open some comics for inspiration.

If you can’t make it to the event be sure to get the ASTONISHING X-MEN Motion Comic on iTunes. It debuts the same day as MarvelFest NYC 2009, Wednesday, October 28!

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Forbidden Planet* Creator Signings

Neal Adams
Chris Claremont
Dan Slott
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Marvel Giveaways
Marvel Costume Contest Sign-Up
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
Marvel Costume Contest
7:00 PM
Astonishing X-Men Motion Comic Book Premiere

*Forbidden Planet is located at 840 Broadway on the corner of 13th and Broadway.
All other events are located at 14th and Union Square.

And the costume contest prizes? Pretty derned enticing.

1st prize

§  Featured in a Marvel comic book editorial page

§  $200 worth of Marvel comics and $50 Forbidden Planet gift card

§  Marvel statue (to be determined in Marvel’s sole discretion)

2nd prize

§  $100 worth of Marvel comics and a $25 Forbidden Planet Gift Card

§  Marvel statue (to be determined in Marvel’s sole discretion)

3rd Prize

§  $50 worth of Marvel comics and a $10 Forbidden Planet Gift Card

Marvel statue (to be determined in Marvel’s sole discretion)

The costume contest’s official rules can be seen here.  Be sure to join us for what’s sure to be a very fun time.  And on new comics dat, to boot!

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