A local con for those who might not want to go down to the Javitz Center...
From their website:
The convention is put on by the promoters of the Asbury Park Comicon, a show that honors creators and the culture of comics. Some say our conventions are a throwback to a simpler time in comic fandom, but we think of ourselves as a sane alternative the huge, impersonal, overcrowded cons of the city.
We book top comic creator guests, as well as indie artists, toy and collectibles dealers, and original art dealers. Our panels are second to none and we have a great cosplay contest.
- See more at: http://www.nycomicfest.com/about-ny-comic-fest#sthash.SBbWx2Av.dpuf