Welcome back, we are glad that you decided to join us for the continuation of the tale that we began just the other day. So where were we? Oh yes, we were at the Jacob Javits Center enjoying the 5th Annual NY Comic Con & Anime Festival that was taking place over the course of three days. The event was nothing less than massive in scope and resultant of all the observations found me not only sub-dividing the coverage into day by day but even splitting those up to be sure to get it all out to you in the best fashion. With that being said, let the adventuring continue.
The shot above shows the lines as they wrapped around the block. It was a lot worse than you see and this was very early in the morning. I didn’t take any other outside shots since I needed to figure out how to quickly get inside.
There was a different girl at The Green Hornet display this time around so I snapped a photo of her and what I hoped would be a better shot of The Black Beauty.
Yesterday we happened upon Chewbacca and today it would be R2D2 that we saw. He even had a pass around his neck, err dome.
We wandered past the display set up by the designer Gashicon and her associates since I didn’t photograph it yesterday. I had learned that a fashion show was going to happen in only a few minutes so downstairs I headed.
To see the entire Gothic Lolita fashion shoot you can just give a click to the logo below as it will shoot you over to the PiercingKen website where I loaded it. I felt it was a little better served on the side blog than here so I hope you like it.
Some of DC’s Greatest Heroes were assembled as we got back into the Convention groove after the Fashion Show. I had to say that I liked what it was about, but preferred being back among stuff I knew much better. Like these three Cosplayers for instance.
Here is a cool Zombie Chick. She was all kinds of intense when she posed. In character for sure.
The Dark Side of the Force was upon us as we chanced upon a cool Darth Maul and his companion.
I loved their authentic lightsabres, and yes this kind of thing was for sale at the Con at one of the booths. I forget which one because I was listening to this young lady discuss the Japanese movie download service she represented.
I figured now would be a good time to try and see what else was going on in the Anime Festival section of the Con and so I wandered to the lobby and said hello to Minnie Mouse.
But before we start showing off those findings here are the folks behind the Science Fiction comic book “The Chip”. It sounded interesting so look it up after you have absorbed all of these wonderful images. It was then that I opted to hit some more tables in Artist Alley since I had visited there too early yesterday.
A better visual of “The Chip”. I love a good Sci-Fi theme in a comic if its done right so I wish them well.
As we showcased yesterday, the lovely Mistress Juliya was at the Con so we stopped by to see her today but alas she was stuck on the train ride from hell and only her cool poster was there. For now at least.
Here’s Freddie Williams Jr. who you might remember from the “JSA All-Stars” and “Power Girl” comic series. Nice work
Next up was Leanne Hannah who had some great art of Robin and a cool Star Wars thing that caught my attention immediately. Nice work Leanne.
In close proximity was the table of Emi Boz and I loved her work since it was creepy and strange. She had some funny drawings of Superman and Batman along with some other apparent zombie centrified things. Cool.
Next up, the inimitable Mr. Adam Hughes. He’s kind of a big deal, and even his poster said so. Adam was in deep conversation with a young artist and he was offering up some solid advice. That was great to be close enough to witness. It was like watching a senior musician teach a disciple. Good going Adam and thanks for posing.
I could only get so close to the table where Todd and Andy were because there were so many fans lined up to speak to them and get their art books signed and waiting was not an option for me. I had so much to do. Maybe next year.
As I took my leave of Artist Alley it was down to the lower level I went to the Anime stuff. I was met at one point by this lovely purple haired lass. There were a lot of purple haired people on the promenade. Say that 3x fast.
Behold a good witch and a Stormtrooper. Not much to add there.
Now in the Anime Festival it would be smart to be quiet and observe. I was after all out of my element.
There were a lot of art booths set up down in the Anime section and I had no idea where to turn my attention first.
As you can see by these two massive spans.
I really loved this young ladies work but she didn’t have a card and her information was lost to the sands of all the stuff I was being handed at the Convention in terms of flyers and other papers.
I then ran into three Sailor Moon girls. They thought that it was “cool” to have a Press Pass. I’ll agree.
Here’s the creator of “Tall Tails” which seemed to be very nice stuff. The comic is billed as “Epic Anthropomorphic Fantasy”.
This next couple had some stylish garb for sure.
And even more Sailor Moon cosplay girls.
I think I need some kind of Anime encyclopedia for some of these characters but enjoy anyway…
Whew, finally someone I recognized and an amazing Cosplay to boot. “By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth” it’s the best damned Doctor Strange I’ve ever seen. Marvel please make a movie of this character.
Here’s a great display of Robot strength.
Below is our good friends Steve Bunche, Joe Kaufman and Dave Sharpe. All three fellows I knew from a long ago internship at Marvel Comics. Site readers know Joe and Steve as occasional contributors to the site content. Dave works on a number of books and his own “Dead Cowboy” brand.
Here’s Michael Golden at his table. He’s worked on more than I can list.
A few more Cosplayers for you to admire…..
Do I need to say that this is Superman and Wonder Woman? I sure hope not.
This lovely was just sporting a hot dress.
While this young lady above was the second person I had seen in this costume.
The “Dream In Plastic” folks had a nice table.
Their a distributor of a wide number of cool things from a varied group of creators.
Here are four girls representing the “Elite Gudz” Brand.
and around the corner, the horror that is the mutant menace of Bat Boy!!!
Fortunately his handler was keeping him at bay. Oh remember in yesterday’s narratives about on Day One we saw the “Jesus Dressup” wares? Well, here is the man behind the product, Mr. Mephistopholes, the Devil Himself.
This sizable booth showcased the stunning artwork of Neal Adams and that could only mean one thing…
And that that is where his booth is, so is the man himself. Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Neal Adams!!! He had a number of things available for sale and was always up for an autograph or photo opportunity.
You also saw some visuals of Cosplay Captain America’s around the Con this weekend in our narratives and while that is generally a costume one sees in such a place, one of the main reasons it was on the rise was the upcoming movie “Captain America: The First Avenger”. There is a video game coming out next year on Sega which I will assume shall be cross-platform and here are two captures from what they were showing.
My guess is that the preliminary title was “Captain America: Super Soldier” but that could very well change by the time of release. I didn’t get to noodle with it as there was a big crowd in front of me, so I just watched. It looked to be action packed and very interesting the way that he was able to fight off opponents. Here is a closer look.
Back over to the booth where Powerglove was to say hello again, we found some more of the fatale femmes we met the day before. Pictured below is Ikenhisu but the lady on the right I did not get the name of.
“Cross the rainbow bridge of Asgard, where the booming heavens roar, You’ll behold in breathless wonder – the God of Thunder – Mighty Thor!!!!”
There is also a movie coming out for Thor and there was apparently a video game being showcased but I could not locate it oh well. I did however manage to meet the best “Slave Girl Leia” Cosplay ever seen.
This girl was stunning in the outfit and had a wonderful smile to boot. She could be a pinup girl. Fantastic job miss. Now where was I? Oh yes, the Con. Next up was Ken Branch who had some half-colored works available. These looked nice and I focused on the two getting films for good measure.
A great presentation of the Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. that I grew up with. Fans today know him better as portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson. He was accompanied by the always deadly Black Widow.
These young ladies seemed to have wandered out of the Anime Festival and into the Artist Alley. The young lady on the left reminded me of someone so I wanted to snap a photo to one day say that I met their clone. Unless it was them and they just decided to mess with my memory banks. It happens.
These ladies coming up next appeared to be three royal handmaidens and doing something for the “Your Highness” film which is coming in 2011 and also assisting in a scavenger hunt that was being held at the Con. I hope they all one day find their own prince of the realm.
Here’s a cute Snow White kind of Cosplayer
I think this next lass was named Madeline but I had to stop her since her hair was AMAZING. I was stunned at how awesome this looked & compliments were deserved.
Since I had not seen any real Spider-Men in this costume of course I needed to get something in the narrative.
I will not lie to you. I got the next guys attention by yelling “Stop – Dammit”. Gotta love Gumby.
Star Wars was happening as the pair of Jango and Boba Fett made an appearance.
We saw this next lovely with some others promoting something else but today she was lending her time to “The Walking Dead” which is a Zombie Apocalypse series coming to AMC in a few months. The anticipation about this show is high and I admit I am very curious about it myself. It sounds interesting. The young lady was giving away free copies of “The Walking Dead” #1, and this is the best place to start if you are interested in the story. It comes care of Image Comics.
These two Cosplayers were having a blast and loved the idea of being photographed.
Not sure who this super-heroine was but we caught her near the Graphitti Designs booth.
Two Cosplayers stop near this Ninja who was not far from the Toy Tokyo booth.
Today we learned that Rob Dukes, singer of Thrash Metal’s own Exodus would be at the Con near with the Terminal Press folks. They had a sizable section with a lot of different things and they put out two comic books that connect to him. The singer penned the story for “I Am Become God” which is a Horror themed book while Exodus uses the title of this hard working American Metal band.
Now that Dukes had struck a Metal pose with the two titles, we got one more that was safer for the mainstream media print outlets.
Fans that saw Dukes at the booth were eager to have him sign their copies. He readily obliged.
Here’s Rob Dukes and Brian Ferrara of Terminal Press. Nice work guys.
Continuing on down the various paths at the Con, I happened upon the Tara Normal booth.
Tara Normal is a paranormal investigator and the star of her own online Science Fiction comic. Pictured in the photo is Tara’s creator Howie Noel. This looked like fun stuff so please give them a look.
Getting a little more musical attention we learned that Coheed & Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez was at the Evil Ink Comics booth. The line was insane to meet him and to get signatures. I did manage to wander by and quickly mention I was attending press and that we needed a shot of him for the article. He was super cool.
Here’s Claudio holding a copy of his comic book “Amory Wars”. He has a series of them actually and I think if you like what he is singing about in the band that you will enjoy these as well.
The next guest was a surprise as it was Adult Film actress Bree Olson who was making a one day only appearance at the Con to help drum up some additional attention to the Warm Milk Productions folks. I’m sure this was an experience that Bree never experienced anything like this Con before. Here she is with Ralph Suarez who is in charge of the production company and main skit writer.
We asked Bree to give us a solo shot and she of course let us. She is really a beautiful young lady and we hope she finds her way to the Comic Con next year. We’d love to see her.
As I did with the coverage of Day One, I have opted to split the narrative about Day Two into a couple of sections to allow for maximum reading pleasure as opposed to blogosphere overload. We hope that you don’t mind the need to return to be able to get the whole scoop. We ask that you do click some of these provided links below to learn more about the artists and entertainers that we mentioned in this article. Stay tuned.
NY Comic Con: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/
Adam Hughes: http://www.justsayah.com/
Emi Boz: http://creepalicious-inc.com/
Hangry & Angry: http://www.s-inc.com/hangry-angry/
Tara Normal: http://www.taranormal.com/
Terminal Press: http://www.terminalpress.com/
Warm Milk Productions: http://ralphyfilm.blogspot.com/
Leanne Hannah: http://www.leannehannah.com/
The Amory Wars Comics: http://theamorywars.com/
Evil Ink Comics: http://www.myspace.com/evilinkcomics
Exodus (band): http://exodusattack.com/
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