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.
The side lobby was set up for the 2016 “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” film by the folks at DC Comics and it amounted to several displays of the costumes we shall see in the film and some of the tech gear our heroes will be employing. Check them out.
Getting a close up look at the outfits and the gear was pretty cool but super hard to photograph with the sunshine streaming in through the surrounding glass walls. I did what I could. The next few shots are of some of the recent toy output from the DC Direct folks. I love these figures and would own them all if the financials and space allowed for me to do so.
Now its time to head back up to the main floor and begin the larger exploration.
These three gents amount to my first photographed Cosplay for the day and here they are with The Green Ranger, Bane and The Atom. Looking good gents.
I don’t recall ever having seen a cosplay of The Spectre from DC Comics more supernatural side so was glad to snap this photo.
For the past few years I’ve liked to begin my NY Comic Con coverage in “The Block” which to the newbie is the space where you find dozens and dozens of vendors who are making designer shirts, paintings, stuffed things and assorted toys. Let’s get to wandering.
Here is the table for the Kaiju Monster company. Nice fellas and nice monstery stuff.
Next up is Argonaut Resins.
I Heart Guts. Friendly faces on stuffed internal organs. Its cuter than it sounds believe me.
Artist Will Pigg.
The Art Bodega.
Here’s a fun Daphne and Fred Cosplay, you know from The Scooby-Doo mysteries.
These next two are Boundless Brooklyn which are DIY model kits. I loved the idea of water tower models to paint since its so NYC to me.
Wouldn’t it be cool to paint logos from bands you love on these or superhero images? I think it would.
Here’s The Sleeping Gods clothing table. Not to be confused with the EP by Enslaved from a couple of years ago.
Elevated Living’s unique sculpts.
Filthy Casual clothing.
This booth is “Cooking With Coqui The Chef” and its geared at teaching children to cook and eat healthy. Nice idea.
It was nice to see Piggy once again, and I mean of “A Piggy’s Tale”. He is a superhero dog with three legs and was a rescue. Good positive stuff and yes I did pet Piggy before I had to move along.
Mimoco had the most awesome external battery/charger that I have ever seen. This Darth Vader coolness will set you back around $60 but you know you want one since Vader.
An awesome Venom and his Green Arrow buddy cosplay.
At Toy Fair earlier in the year we saw the fine offerings of Sphero and a fun rolling robotic toy. Since then the company had upped the game and made one for the new droid in “Star Wars The Force Awakens” and I must own this. Its too awesome.
The Novatees guy was showing off his Con exclusive “The Walking Deadpool” which was oddly amusing.
There was a big “Sons Of Anarchy” booth with shirts and such from the television show and one of the famous motorcycles. I snapped a few photos of that as I passed by.
Some cool Batman Fammily cosplay with Batgirl and Nightwing.
Have you met Jason and Frederica Kruger? Serial Killer Cosplay.
Since this was originally a comic convention I’ve opted to close this chapter with one of the few dozen comic dealers that had set up shop in the halls of Javits. This is Geek Inc. Comics.
That brings us to the end of my first chapter in the series of NY Comic Con narratives and if you are new to this site please be aware that there are going to be plenty more of them for this years Con. The links below will keep you entertained until the posts continue along tomorrow so please do visit them and give a little love. As I had recently done with events like this, some of the cosplayers of note are going to get links across the presentations. Please also hit the PiercingMetal Instagram to see some different images from Con. See you next time.
NY Comic Con: http://www.nycomiccon.com
Argonaut Resins: http://argonautsresin.blogspot.com/
Boundless Brooklyn: http://www.boundlessbrooklyn.com
Coqui The Chef: http://www.coquithechef.com/
Elevated Living Art: http://www.ElevatedLivingArt.com
Filthy Casual: http://www.filthycasual.com/
I Heart Guts: http://iheartguts.com/
Kaiju Monster: http://www.kaijumonster.com
Lil Art Bodega: http://www.lilartbodega.com/
Sleeping Gods Clothing: http://www.sleepinggods.co.uk/
Sons Of Anarchy: http://www.sons-of-anarchy.net/
Uberzombie Clothing: http://uberzom.com/
Will Pigg: http://www.willpigg.com