This weekend was the sophomore go-round for the Special Edition NYC Convention which some readers of the site and those who attended last will recall as being held at the Javits Center where we find the massive NY Comic Con taking place. This year would be different and the event would set up shop down on Pier 94 way down on the West Side. This event space is quite a hike and I only mention that for any Cosplayers heading to it sporting massive bulk to their costumes. Also the slightly in need of more exercise folks such as myself. I’ll be presenting about “50” images in each post as I’ve done in all of our Comic Con reports. Let’s get to exploring.
As you can see by the sign at the entrance, the Special Edition NYC proudly showcases their social networks and encourages Tweeting and Instagram stuff from their attendees. I’m definitely going to be doing this via my sites own accounts of @piercingmetal and @piercingmetalnyc so check those out and give us a follow if you are enjoying the offerings.
I loved the playfulness displayed on the Media Badge for this two day event. According to some chatter that I heard, each of these badges sported artwork from a different artist that was actually going to be at the Con. That’s pretty cool.
One of the selling points at this convention was the ability to snag yourself one of the very limited amounts of tickets that were for the 2015 NY Comic Con. I arrived to the SENYC about 11:15am and the line still looked like this after its 10am opening.
Some folks said that they had been online since 6am in the hope of getting tickets and that my fiends is complete dedication. Luckily I have set up the press access for this upcoming convention and if you are one of our number you better get to your enrollment before they run out. It seems to get earlier and earlier each year as this NYCC continues to grow in scope.
Now it was time to start photographing some of the awesome Cosplayers that were starting to gather and make this convention fun. My first was this superb “Silk” cosplay. Nice work miss.
Ran into Spider-Man and Wasp cosplays, and they had me musing when Spidey would first appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and if the upcoming “Ant-Man” film will feature The Wasp.
A sweet Mary Jane Watson Cosplay was encountered very early on in the exploration.
A quick glance and photograph of the booth being occupied by Topatoco. They are an Internet Comics company and had some awesome items for sale.
Here’s a couple of photos of the Valiant Entertainment booth and their offerings. It’s always nice to see them at the conventions and interacting with the attending fans.
The booth by the fine folks at Z2 Comics. Nice people and was happy to snap a photograph.
Here’s Chris Campana at a small table showing off his works and a book he had released.
Here’s the booths being manned by Creature Entertainment Studios.
Creator of Forward Comix Jerome Walford with his “Nowhere Man” series.
Nice posters to be found at this booth.
While assorted props and other movie replica stuff could be enjoyed here.
Hello to the team from Black Powder Red Earth.
And the folks at Zenescope. They do those more mature Grimm Fairy Tales. Good stuff.
Greg Reece’s Rare Comics had lots and lots of boxes of…..you guessed it, rare comics.
Here’s the booth and wares from Rap legend Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC who was presenting his Darryl Makes Comics title. Darryl would be back a little later and I will make sure to return to feature him in this writeup.
Here’s a great Star-Lord err “Star-Lady” Cosplay. If Star-Lord were female of course. Nice job.
A cool Star Sapphire Cosplay is accompanied by a menacing Red Lantern Cosplay.
This was a great Daredevil Cosplay but as you know this costume is more from the comics than the Netflix Series.
I’m guessing this young lady was one of the many Mary Jane Watson cosplays that I would encounter today.
A vendor is made dizzy by all the fan questions about the products…..
While a very menacing Sith Lord poses dramatically in the aisle.
The Comic Xposure booth had a signing going on and were proudly broadcasting about the “Spider-Gwen” title. This series has been breaking some records but I admit I have not read it yet.
Here’s a fan wearing a shirt that I felt was one of the favorites I had observed at the convention. Empire Formal Wear 🙂
Artist/Writer JP Roth strikes a pose for me at her table. She had a lot of fans lining up for her works which were wonderful to behold.
Here’s the folks at Comicsverse. They were doing a book giveaway and even had some tasty chocolates at their table. I snagged a few for the journey as I needed a sugar fix and hence added their image as thanks.
Death becomes this lovely cosplayer who is in reality Miss Kitty Young. She looked deadly today. Oh wait, a pun.
Now lets wander and showcase some creator tables and here is Feliipe Echevarria at his table.
Next up is Mike Renzine with some great Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn works for sale.
A new face to my photographic eye with Derwin Roberson so hello sir.
Green Tea Publishing had some interesting Dark Fantasy for sale.
And here is Joe Harris with a whole lot of X-Files comic book stuff. Always enjoyed the X-Files and rumor has it we shall see a series revisit in the not too distant future.
Jeph Jacques had his Questionable Content table rocking and was engaging fans as they passed by. He also had a cool stuffed character of his own creation on hand but I did not get its name. Sorry Jeph.
Here’s “Adventure Time” artist Kate Leth. She had a line to attend to so I did not distract her for a photo pose. I need to watch this cartoon as so many readers tell me its right up my interest alley based on how strange and fun it is. I’m game.
Here’s Brandon Bird at his table.
One of his offerings nearly made me lose it. A great parody of a classic “What If” scenario.
You remember our friend Zipper Tan right? We met a few conventions ago and she is always a pleasure to see at these events.
Miss Sasha Yosselani had some seriously creepy artworks on display and for sale. I mean that in a good sense because who doesn’t love creepy at these conventions. Nice work Sasha and nice to talk to you as well.
My last image for this installment will be with Mr. Gideon Kendall, who is showcasing his creation “Whatzit” as you can see right behind him.
That brings us to the end of this first chapter about Special Edition NYC for 2015 but don’t you worry because I am not done yet. As you know I will be back over the next few days with more visuals until I run out of them. For the time being you can click through on some of the websites for the talented people that were encountered during this narrative. I took the time to make sure everyone’s link, Facebook or Twitter account was correct and I know they would love for you to learn more about them. See you tomorrow with Chapter Two.
Special Edition NYC: http://www.specialeditionnyc.com
Brandon Bird: http://brandonbird.com/
Chris Campana: http://www.firstworldcomic.com/
Creature Entertainment Studios: http://www.creatureentertainment.com/
Darryl Makes Comics: http://www.dmc-comics.com/
Derwin Roberson: http://bluehanzosdojo.blogspot.com/
Felipe Echevarria: http://www.felipeechevarria.com/
Forward Comix: http://www.forwardcomix.com/
Gideon Kendall: http://www.gideonkendall.com/
Green Tea Publishing: https://greenteapublishing.com/
Joe Harris: http://joeharris.tumblr.com/
JP Roth: http://www.rothic.com/
Kate Leth: http://kateordiecomics.com/
Kitty Young Cosplay: https://www.facebook.com/KittyYoungCosplay/
Mike Rezine: https://twitter.com/mikerenzine
Sasha Yosselani: http://www.sashayoss.com/
Topata Co: http://www.topataco.com
Valiant Entertainment: http://www.valiantentertainment.com
Zipper Tan Cosplay: https://www.facebook.com/zippertancosplay/