Just now back from this year’s New York Comic Con, which was probably the largest and most attended to date.
While I don’t buy the hype that it was bigger and more well attended than this year’s San Diego Comic-Con (after all, even on the busiest day at NYCC I could still get across the exhibit hall in just a few minutes and could always see the carpeted floor of the convention, neither of which is true at San Diego), it was most definitely a successful show, which is nothing but a good thing by anyone’s measurement. Let’s take a closer look at the show.
While the Javits Center is nowhere near as glamorous a locale as the San Diego Convention Center, one has to admit that on a clear day it’s awfully pretty.
And it was plenty crowded on the inside, believe you me.
It’s always great when readers bring their own comics to the show to get signed.
Unlike San Diego, the New York Comic Con has a giant and thriving Artist’s Alley, which is very gratifying.
Agent Coulson signs for the fans at the Marvel booth.
I will admit to being a little concerned when I took my seat at the IDW panel at the show…
…but I hadn’t realized that they kept the crowd lined up outside until the panel was about to begin.
Got a chance to meet WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler at Michael Kingston’s booth promoting his book HEADLOCKED, which is in the middle of its current Kickstarter campaign.
My new series THE PRIMATE DIRECTIVE received plenty of promotion at the big show, which certainly pleased me.
It was pretty crowded every day of the show, especially if you were trying to make your way from the main exhibit hall over to Artist’s Alley.
Bearded Batman photobombed this shot of Doctor Doom.
New York Comic Con isn’t a perfect show any more than San Diego is, but I can’t help but be impressed by the way they constantly raise their game and strive to improve. SDCC could take a lesson or two.
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