This was my first trip to New York Comic Con; or for that matter, to any serious comics convention. Held at Javits Center, anybody (and I mean anybody) who’s a serious player in comics or pop culture suggested or influenced by comics is there. Marvel and DC Comics are there. But so is every ambitious indie who’s ready to make her mark at “the big show.” It’s impossible not to feel the excitement and the passion in this serious pursuit of play.
Comics are just the jumping off point to what is a full-on pop culture, multi-media extravaganza. As I said, every serious player in comics is there, including international publishers and creators with personal appearances, panel discussions, and autograph opportunities with industry superstars. But there’s also representatives from the comics-related tv shows, cinema, video games, music, technology, books, and every type of related product—new and vintage—under the sun.
to detail in costumes.
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