Marvel Entertainment is bringing its trademark high-flying lineup to New York Comic Con once again! From Thursday, October 4 through Sunday, October 7, Marvel Entertainment will present the best and brightest from its creative team for panels, exclusive first-look videos, signings with Marvel’s biggest stars, and even more for every kind of Marvel fan!
Among the lineup giving fans a glimpse into the future of Marvel:
Marvel Television: The returning “Marvel’s Daredevil,” the first Marvel Super Hero on Netflix, will have an exclusive look at its upcoming third season at Madison Square Garden! And for the first time ever, “Marvel’s Runaways” will come to New York Comic Con’s Madison Square Garden stage. At the Javits Center, “The Gifted” will present an all-new episode from its second season.
Marvel Animation: To celebrate the arrival of “Marvel Rising,” Marvel will have a star-studded panel featuring the cast and creators! And the Marvel Animation Presents panel will be back with news about brand new projects for fans to get excited about — plus a special screening of “Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors”!
Marvel Comics: The Marvel Universe continues to expand with big new stories, arcs, and events — and Marvel’s creators will be at New York Comic Con with a look at the stories that have been thrilling fans for decades and new stories coming soon! Come see the writers, artists, and editors as well as a few surprise guests for panels, signings, giveaways, and more!
Marvel New Media: All of Marvel’s breaking news will be covered with four days of streaming coverage! Marvel.com will have the inside scoop on all of Marvel’s events and fans can follow through all of its social media channels. There will also be panels and live events for This Week in Marvel, Earth’s Mightiest Show, and Women in Marvel to give even more perspective on the Marvel Universe!
Marvel Games: In addition to its biggest releases, including Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4, Marvel Games will bring Marvel Contest of Champions, Marvel Puzzle Quest, and MARVEL Battle Lines for gamer fans. Watch @MarvelGames on Twitter for more news!
And last but not least: The Marvel Booth will be back at #1354 to give Marvel fans a home base for its signings and stage events, as well as giveaways and exclusive Marvel merchandise!
Stay tuned to Marvel.com and all of Marvel’s social media channels — Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, to get more information and news about New York Comic Con 2018 as it develops!
Discount store Five Below opens in Midtown
A new discount chain store has opened its doors in the neighborhood. Located at 530 Fifth Ave. between 44th and 45th streets in Midtown, the new addition is a Five Below.
The main draw of Five Below is that every item is $5 or less. Customers can scour for everything from toys to phone accessories to candy to makeup and much more.
With a 3.5-star rating out of three reviews on Yelp so far, Five Below has made a promising start.
Anita W., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on Nov. 3, wrote, “Everything here is very ‘in’ and I love how they incorporate the latest trends into the products. There’s definitely something for everyone, and it’s agreat gift or stocking stuffer destination.”
Head on over to check it out: Five Below is open from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. from Monday-Saturday, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday.
Amazon Selects New York City For New Headquarters, Report Says
According to The Wall Street Journal, Amazon has chosen New York City as one of two locations for its new headquarters.
It’s expected to be officially announced Tuesday.
The report says that Amazon will split the new facility between Long Island City and Arlington County in Virginia.
Amazon started a contest last year, with cities pitching plans to host the headquarters.
Black Friday Sales Blitz Starting Early
“Black Friday” is eleven days away, but your email inbox is probably already stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey with deals and early offers.
Retailers are eyeing the calendar and doing everything they can to get your excited about spending.
It’s already Black Friday on Best Buy, Amazon and many other sites offering early Black Friday bargains, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported.
While 30 percent off wool dryer balls may not fulfill many holiday dreams, but Amazon wants you to buy now.
“It’s really about grabbing a piece of the pie, the retailer wants you to shop with them versus their competition,” said Trae Bodge of SlickDeals.net.
Bodge, a smart shopping expert, says that’s why retailers including Macy’s are already posting their Black Friday ads well in advance of the actual sale.
It creates excitement, but also anxiety: Do you buy now or later?
Bodge says for electronics, wait for Black Friday. But for clothing?
“I’m seeing clearance level deals between 40-70 percent off from some retailers so it’s worth looking there,” Bodge said.
Black Friday is always a focal point on the shopping calendar, which this year gives retailers a reason to smile.
Rhoda Gennarelli, owner of the Pleasantville boutique Rhodadendron, says some years there are four shopping Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year, there are five. ”
“It’s a bonus! It’s great,” she told Aiello.
She’ll offer Black Friday bargains, but thinks the push to offer earlier and earlier deals is self-defeating.
“If you start doing it now, Black Friday, traditionally the day after Thanksgiving, is going to mean nothing,” Gennarelli said.
Shopper Jean Bianco is tuning out the Black Friday email blitz.
“Too many emails, I unsubscribed to a lot, it’s taking up my whole email box,” said Bianco.
With offers coming in as early as July, what constitutes Black Friday is now a gray area.
Many websites now offer “deal alert” features, where you can register and get a notification when items on your list go on sale.
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