About the Convention
JewCE: The Jewish Comics Experience is the first annual Jewish Comic Convention, focusing on Jewish content in comics and pop culture through the ages.
JewCE is organized by the Center for Jewish History.
Preview Night will take place on November 11 when the first-ever JewCE Awards will be held. There will be food, drinks, and a sneak preview of the vendors, artists, and creators who will be showcased at the Convention the following day.
Nine awards will be presented during this special evening in celebration of the unique contributions of artists, storytellers, and creators who have invested their talents and passion into Jewish storytelling through the medium of comics.
Preview/awards night runs from 6 – 9:30pm on Saturday, November 11. The Convention runs from 9am to 7pm on Sunday, November 12. Artist Alley is open during the convention (9am-7pm on Sunday, November 12).
Events are free for children 8 years of age and younger!
Badges can be picked up when entering the Convention, in the lobby of the Center.
Attending the JewCE Convention
Ticket prices range from $40 for a one-day pass to $100 for a weekend pass. Tickets to attend the Preview Night and JewCie Awards are $65. There are different packages available and merchandise upgrades. There are also group rates, and virtual passes available. See a complete list of prices and order your ticket today!
If tickets sell out, you are still able to participate in the convention virtually. Virtual tickets will be sold on the website. Otherwise, some tickets may be available at the door on a first-come, first-serve policy based on no-shows and cancellations, but these cannot be guaranteed.
There are no refunds available.
Yes, if you have your ticket on hand when you return. Additionally, you will have to go through security again upon re-entering the building.
Coat check is available to guests, but we ask that you leave suitcases, large bags, and items such as bicycles, scooters, and skateboards at home.
All bags, briefcases, purses, and strollers are subject to search. Weapons are strictly prohibited. Please read the JewCE Safety section for more information.
There will be programming for children throughout the Convention.
Yes! Guests are welcome and encouraged to dress as their favorite comic character.
Cosplay is NOT consent. Please keep your hands to yourself. If you are in awe of a coplayer and want to take a photograph of or with them, JewCE NYC and the Center for Jewish History ask that you always ask first, and respect that person’s right to refuse photography. Be considerate, be kind, and respect our community.
There will be kosher food trucks outside during the Convention. Some snacks will be available for purchase inside as well.
You are allowed to bring your own food, but you must eat in designated areas. Food and drink is prohibited in the gallery spaces and the auditorium.
Yes! The creators and artists we have gathered for the Convention will be happy to sign mementos for you, and you are more than welcome to ask them for an autograph (some talent may charge for their autograph). Please do so responsibly, at times when they are not busy (like when they are on or just before a panel) or taking a break.
Please remember to turn off your cell phone ringer when you are in panels or talks. If you must take a call, please step outside, and you will be allowed to reenter to the space when you have finished the call.
Photographs and video are permitted and encouraged! Take as many as you wish, but make sure to get permission from others first. Additionally, if you upload images/video to social media, make sure to credit the Center for Jewish History; please tag us and use the hashtag #JewCE2023!
By buying a ticket and attending the Convention, you consent to being photographed and your image being used in materials prepared by the Center for Jewish History (such as on our website or in social media posts).
JewCE! The Museum and Laboratory of the Jewish Comics Experience
JewCE! The Museum and Laboratory of the Jewish Comics Experience is the exhibit that accompanies the Convention. It will open on October 6 at the Center for Jewish History.
All bags, briefcases, purses, and strollers are subject to search. Any person who causes a disturbance will be asked to leave.
The following items are not permitted in the Center for Jewish History: guns, knives, swords, pen knives, scissors, aerosol cans, including pepper spray, mace, and tools.
If you are injured or become ill during the Convention, please find one of the Center’s staff members or security. They will be able to direct you to the appropriate place to receive treatment.
If you are harassed or experience any inappropriate behavior during the convention, please report it to a Center staff member or security.
The Center does have a lost and found that you can access at the front desk. You will need to be able to provide a description of the lost personal item to retrieve it.
All the JewCE spaces are accessible by wheelchair. Wheelchairs are available for those who need them. Please ask the Front Desk when you arrive. If you need additional assistance call (212) 294-8301.
Service animals are welcome at the Center for Jewish History.
The Center for Jewish History has a designated family room for nursing mothers and caregivers who need a private space to feed infants and young children.
The Center for Jewish History has restrooms designated for men, women, and all-gender/gender nonrestrictive.
ASL Interpretation will be provided by the Center for Jewish History at the Jewish Comics Experience, including the JewCie Awards on Saturday, November 11 and for all panels at the Jewish Comic Convention on Sunday, November 12. If you have questions about accessibility, please contact Gabriel Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org or or (212) 294-8301.
Groups and Educators
Group tickets can be purchased online through the JewCE website.
An exciting way to extend your Jewish Comics Experience is to schedule an event with one of the creators or artists through the Speakers Collective. Through this initiative, you can book your favorite creators and artists, who offer an array of interactive workshops, talks, and presentations on a range of topics tailored to different age groups and interests. This will allow you to gain insights into the creative process, learn about the rich history of Jewish contributions to the arts, and discover the impact of Jewish stories on popular culture by top industry leaders.
Yes! On the JewCE website, you can find information on how to access special materials and additional programming for educators. This includes scheduling tours of the Museum and Laboratory of the Jewish Comics Experience and the Center for Jewish History, inviting JewCE speakers to visit your classroom or school, or attending the Convention virtually. This educational content is designed to be accessible across a range of ages and identities.
Please feel free to contact us at (212) 294-8301 for more information.