So here we are at the closing segment of the adventures at the Big Apple Comic Con which was as you know sponsored by the fine folks at Wizardworld. Thanks for coming back to us as we are only out to amuse and entertain you with our media findings when it all comes down to it. Chapter Three is pretty much focused on the Cosplayers that I chanced upon during my visit and who doesn’t want to be celebrated for their hard work at the end of the day. Travel on dear reader.
First up for this segment is the representative of the Museum of Comic Book Art. The museum is someplace that I really want to check out and its located over on 594 Broadway between Houston and Prince in NYC. Check them out HERE if you have similar interest.
Next up was probably the best Batman that I have seen at a convention yet. I loved the classic Animated Series from the 70’s look.
I told him we needed an action shot and he quickly obliged.
This next Cosplayer took me by surprise, and I though it was “Bibbo” from the Superman comics, but instead was corrected and told that he was the New York City Superman. I wonder what the Florida Superman looks like, or the Las Vegas Superman.
As I then tried to get this brand of Superman with Batman as a Team Up shot, a Supergirl Cosplayer jumped into my photo. Oh well. I tried not to get mad about it but I usually like to get the shots I want and then open them up for other ideas.
It was nice to see the Green Arrow and Black Canary running around the Con.
This next shot was just to difficult to pass up and a work of genius.
Here comes a Catwoman Cosplayer. She also loves Metal so we suggested she check out what we do for the genre on the main site.
Here is our friend Cara Fawn one more time who seemed to be dressed as one of the characters from the Science Fiction film she helped out with. I also asked her to hold up the artwork that was up for sale. Good luck Cheyenne.
Here is a neighborhood musical acquaintance of mine. Mr. Tommy Lombardozzi. He was selling artwork at the convention and also showcasing the fact that he teamed up with his friends blog. They had beautiful women walking around with t-shirts that were advertising this brand name. Hmmm, looks like I shall have to try something like this with PiercingMetal.com
It was great to see the booth for St. Mark’s Comics at the con. I love this store and used to spend a lot of time and money during my college years at their sister location “Metro Comics”. This was the best shot I could get as if I stepped back any further I would have tumbled down the escalator. Never a good thing.
Here is Edwin Huang (right) and a buddy of his at the table.
Some folks with a thirst for the red stuff. I think I spooked them a little when I said “oh wow, the picture didn’t come out”. It was a joke to their not being able to be captured on film etc.
This next costume was both familiar and not at the same time. I asked her what it was and she replied “R2D2”. Yeah I know its kind of obvious but you really never know at these conventions. This was one of my favorite costumes of the whole time I was at the con.
These next folks were probably among the coolest that I spoke to. They had cool shirts for sale and some artwork. The company name escapes me sadly.
Another artist shows off his “Boobies”
Here is artist Mike Mongello
This next costume was great.
So good I had to shoot it twice.
Next up a young gent dressed as Hitman
He made sure to show me his brand ID on the back of his head. He was also traveling the Con with an angel with broken wings but she did not want to be in the photograph. Too bad.
Here’s Spawn and what a great job on this outfit. Is that comic still out? I lost track of it years ago.
Spawn also had his little sisters with him, and they wanted to be in a shot. How could I refuse such charming young ladies their chance in the sun. I believe they were supposed to be Princess Ariel and Princess Chimi. I am sorry but I do not know who those characters are.
Outside of the main convention area and upstairs in one of the larger spaces in the hotel there were some tournaments going on. I never did pick up on those battle card games and couldn’t tell you the first thing about them but here is a visual.
Back at the signing area we caught up with actress Bonnie Piess who played the part of Aunt Beru in the Star Wars prequels.
More Cosplay with an X-Man Theme
At this point I took my leave and headed outside. I did have the Apocalyptica show in a few hours and so far the world had not yet ended. There was clearly still time for this to take place so let’s see what happens.
Oh yeah, some personal Media Representative griping now. As a music journalist, we always love displaying our “working credentials” in the form of a sticky that shows the bands name or logo or even the occasional “laminate” when that is a possibility. Having secured one at NY Comic Con I expected much of the same in terms of badges. Oddly enough I found Wizard World Con badges available for sale and since they were super cheap, I snared a couple because……
This was my press credential thingie…….sigh. Maybe I am being fussy here as a press but when I need to put everything down to show my wrist to people so they see I am press, it is very counter productive to the time I am spending trying to get my gauge of the happenings. The fans who purchased VIP show passes had laminates and that makes me feel that a few dozen could have been issued to the members of the media who chose to attend and talk up the adventures. My two cents.
My only other issue was the overall temperature of the space as it was brutally hot outside and also inside the convention center. I had a good enough time and met some nice people who we tried to add to the adventures and if the schedule permits I will likely attend the next edition of this long running convention.
Relevant Weblinks To This Narrative:
Museum Of Comic Book Art: http://www.societyillustrators.org/mocca.aspx?id=8560
St. Mark’s Comics: http://www.stmarkscomics.com/