Every year at around this time comes NY comic con. It's the biggest "comic" convention on the east coast. I've been to every one since the first. Funny story about the first one, they sold more tickets than the place held. That's it, that's the story.
Ok, there's more. Fire Marshals had to block the entrance and prevent nerds and dorks from going in (dorks I can understand, but why nerds?!) The organizers had to expand, and luckily for them, the Javitz convention center has plenty of space to expand. Every subsequent convention since has expanded considerably from the previous.
Good fun awaits, in fact the most fun I've ever had at any convention was at ny comic con a few years ago when X and I walked the floor with 1 goofy mask on.