This past weekend was the WinterCon convention for 2016 and it was held at the Resorts World Casino in Queens, NY. To my knowledge this was the second time that the event would be held here and the second WinterCon to even take place so after exploring the overwhelming NY Comic Con, I was very interested in seeing what was going on over here.
Continue reading Exploring WinterCon 2016: Chapter 1 (12/3/2016)
Hello my friends and let me welcome you to the first chapter of PiercingMetal’s comprehensive visuals and notes from the 2016 NY Comic Con that is being held over at the Jacob Javits Center on Manhattan’s West Side. The convention began yesterday and I am happy to report that I was once again attending as a member of the media and that I took a lot of photos over the course of the first day. For those who are new to our presentations, we do the NYCC in this fashion – It’s broken up into day by day observances with a few chapters each and generally no more than “50” images in each post so the tagging is not impossible to follow. My first image was taken of the folks that were lined up outside of the Hammerstein Ballroom for one of the many panels that was going to be held there. This line went all the way down to the corner of the avenue. It blows my mind.
Here are a wonderful “Guardians Of The Galaxy” Cosplay group.
Continue reading Exploring NY Comic Con 2016: Day One, Part One (10/6/2016)
I can hardly believe that its October already but we are here at that time of year once again and one thing that October brings when you live in NYC is the NY Comic Con. Yes my dear readers, NYCC has arrived and taken over the Jacob Javits Center for its 2015 Mega-event. This is a special year for NY Comic Con because it is the 10th year that they are doing it and as you might expect, it sold out very far in advance outside of a few small batches of tickets that were kept for use at another convention and for Midtown Comics. Once again I was fortunate enough to secure the Press Credentials and since these badges look so awesome I am sharing it with you below. They seem to be keeping with “The Walking Dead” show premise and the media badge has Rick Grimes displayed. Check it out before we get started.
These posts will limit the chit chat unless I deem it necessary and as per my usual practice will feature about fifty photos per narrative for each respective days focus. It’s easier for you to visually digest and lets the parties presented find themselves better. Now as I’d mentioned, this years event was the 10th for the NY Comic Con and my oh my how it has grown. Personally speaking, I come from an era where if you told friends that you were going to the comic convention they would look at you like you had three heads. Today its grown so far beyond comics it will stagger the imagination. These giant logo standups were positioned all around the Javits Center in honor of the milestone. Smart Cosplayers made sure to do shoots in front of them.
Continue reading Exploring NY Comic Con 2015; Day 1 – Part 1
Hey gang, welcome back to our explorations into the NY Comic Con for 2014; This is our second chapter from the Day One stuff that I observed and as you might expect I am loving the chance to bring it all to your attention. As mentioned in the previous posting, there are a few more than fifty images this time based on my wanting to keep Day One to three chapters. Continuing along here are the photos that the beautiful Cosplayer Jessica Nigri was selling and signing for her fans.
Continue reading PiercingMetal Goes To NY Comic Con 2014: Day 1 – Part 2 (10/9/2014)