An Island of Designer Toys and Dueling Artists Within New York Comic Con

October 12, 2013 7:12 AM

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An Island of Designer Toys and Dueling Artists Within New York Comic Con

The annual convention, which opened on Thursday, is expected to draw 120,000 people to the Jacob K. Javits Center through the weekend, up from 96,000 three years ago. But the show’s organizer, ReedPop, is looking to grow beyond the traditional audience of die-hard comic book fans.

For the last two years, ReedPop has been working to promote an area of the convention it calls the Block, which includes exhibitors that sell items like street wear, designer toys, art prints and books, which tend to be a little more expensive than the typical comic books and T-shirts sold at the co...

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