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Astoria Comic Con kickoff party to include ticket, comic book giveaways

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Queens comic book fans unite!

Katch Astoria, located at 31-19 Newton Ave., will host a Comic Con Kickoff Party on Oct. 3, one week before the four-day New York Comic Con (NYCC) takes over the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

Partygoers who come dressed up in costume will be able to compete for the title of Best Costume and the chance to win two three-day passes to NYCC.

The party, which starts at 7 p.m. and will go until 3 a.m., also includes raffles and other prizes such as what organizers call “rare” comic books like “Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8,” “Transformers: Regeneration One #80.5” and “Spawn: 20th Anniversary Collectors Special.”

Brooklyn Defender, a beer created by Brooklyn Brewery and NYCC organizer ReedPOP for New York Super Week, will be $5 all night long. There will also be a live performance by tribute band The Blues Brothers at 9:30 p.m.

There is no cover charge for the Comic Con Kickoff Party. For more information call 718-777-2230 or visit www.katchastoria.com or www.facebook.com/katch.astoria.


Queens’ Morning Round Up – 10/14/2011: Queens foster care abductors held on bail

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The Round Up

Queens’ Morning Round Up – 10/14/2011


Abductors held on $75,000 bail

Two weeks ago Shanel Nadal, and her husband Nephra Payne were arrested in Harrisburg, PA after abducting their 8 children from a foster care facility in Queens. Presiding judge Ira Margulis, has issued and order of protection for the children and held both parents on $75,000 bail each. Nadal claims she took the children because one of that had been sexually abused in the home of the foster parents. Read More: New York Times


Calling all nerds, NYC Comic Con kicks off in Manhattan

New York Comic Con started yesterday at the Javits Center on Thursday and runs all weekend. Day passes have already been sold out for the four day event but weekend passes are still available. Read More: WNYC


Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor drugs… well, maybe drugs

Lori Allen a worker at a post office in Rosedale has been charged with stealing drugs from a package that was being shipped illegally. Allen was caught on tape Sept. 10 opening a parcel left on a supervisor’s desk, removing the contents, and replacing them with bubble wrap. Allen says she was paid $2,000 for stealing the drugs, by whoever tipped her off about the package. The ex-postal employee was released from jail on $25,000 bail. Read More: New York Post


What’s Happening in Queens this Weekend

Our editor collected a list of everything that is going on in Queens this weekend. Check it out at: Queens Courier


‘Holiday Bandit’ pleads guilty to bank robberies

Marat Mikhaylich, 35, became known as the “Holiday Bandit” after committing a spree of bank robberies in the New York area last Christmas. Mikhaylich robbed 9 banks in order to support his addiction to heroin. The bandit was finally tracked down to an apartment in Kew Gardens after a police investigation. Mikhaylich pleaded guilty to nine bank robbery counts and one count of brandishing a firearm and faces up to 205 months in prison and. Read More: New York Post