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Opening Day at New York Comic Con

Costumed attendees pose inside New York's Comic-Con convention. (photo: Siemond Chan)

2014 New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con kicked off on Thursday at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. The 2013 convention drew 133,000 visitors, organizers of the event are expecting a even bigger crowd this year. This annual fan convention is dedicated to comic arts, science fiction, horror, manga, games and pop culture. Panel discussions, demonstrations and performances have been scheduled through Sunday.