About Big Apple Comic Con
Celebrating Comics and Fans for Over 26 Years!
For over 26 years Big Apple Conventions has presented the most outrageously fun comic and popular culture convention in New York City. Founded and owned by comic book maven Michael “Mike Carbo” Carbonaro in 1996, the show started at the auditorium of St Paul’s Church on 10th Ave. in Manhattan.
In the late 90’s the BACC continued at the Metropolitan Pavilion, and for the 13 years we were at the Pennsylvania Hotel on 33rd St. and 7th Ave. across from Madison Square Garden.
Since 2018 BACC's home is in the amazing, iconic 1929 Art Deco New Yorker Hotel (fully restored by Wyndham) at 401 8th Ave (sacross from MSG on the west side). We call it the Daily Planet Building, the perfect venue for NYC's community comic con.
Our convention is the premier boutique comic and popular culture show in the City, chock full of celebrities, exhibitors, collectors, cosplayers, and folks out for a great time in the City.
Through the central theme of comic books, the convention features a large range of pop culture elements including original artwork, science fiction/fantasy, film/television, cosplay, animation, anime, manga, toys, horror, collectible card games, video games, and fantasy novels.
The show invariably includes panels, seminars, and workshops with our guests and professionals from various fields along with feature previews of upcoming films.
Of course there is our justifiably renowned main event Cosplay contest, always packed full of the most outrageous and out there NY cosplayers. From its beginnings cosplay has been an integral and vital part of our heritage. We love the art and celebrate the way cosplayers have revitalized conventions by creating a dynamic link between the worlds of comics, animation, cinema, and real life.
To book space at our next show, or to have Mike (a very active collector/buyer) evaluate your popular culture collection, don’t hesitate to contact us.