To many people of the world, Sunday is the day of rest but there would be no such occurrence for me as this was the third and final day of the 2010 NY Comic Con and Anime Festival. The massive event started this past Friday and it was reported that something close to 80,000 people were in attendance yesterday which was Saturday. I guess that is why it was so tricky to navigate the aisles that day. With this being the final go round I was hopeful that while busy and well attended, that it would not be anywhere near as crushing as it was yesterday. Off we go.
As I wandered the Con on Day Three I caught sight of a video game being played by a number of fans. It allowed you to show off your own dance moves as if you were controlling the now deceased King Of Pop, Michael Jackson. I watched for a couple of minutes and found the graphics interesting and the game is loaded with his tunes. It’s for the Wii system which I do not have in my Metal HQ, but seems to be something many people will enjoy. Long live the King eh?
Here’s a shot of Mr. Neal Adams being interviewed by one of the Comic Related media resources. I forget which one.
Here’s the amazing dolls of Tonner Doll Company. Just look at the incredible detail of these figures. I should have shot more of them, but there was so much more to do. We see both Supergirl and Power Girl in the foreground of this shot, and believe me that photos don’t do these things justice.
Here’s the folks from the Graphic.ly connected team and they are responsible for iFanboy. Come to think of it, I believe this was the group interviewing Neal Adams in the photo just above a few minutes ago.
Another Cosplayer in this particular outfit. I believe this was my third sighting.
Once again we happened by the New Video booth
This lass was one of the friendliest folks met at the Con, so we asked her to smile once more for the readers of the site
Our new friend, the lovely Ting who is dressed as an alternately styled Chun-Li from the “Street Fighter” game franchise. This girl means business as you can see by her pose so watch out folks. She deals out a righteous smiting.
I thought this young lady’s Mat Hatter was superb if that is indeed who she was supposed to be. Next up is Tomo Asaha, who is part of the whole Visual Kei music movement out of Japan. I wondered if he would be attending the appearance of X-Japan that was happening in NYC this evening. Sadly, I forgot to ask.
The next booth that caught my eye was that of the Animated Closet shop which is located in Brooklyn, NY. I guess you can agree that the lovely young lady representing them was wearing an outfit that made a statement. It sure made me curious and I was not the only one. Its made of vinyl and not white duct tape which I thought at first. Whatever it was I must say “me like”.
The girl was actually dressed a Leeloo from the “5th Element” in case you were wondering. Here is a shot of their booth. Some really nice designs. There were a lot of clothing booths around the Con that was for damned sure.
This next Cosplayer was dressed up as one of the reporters of “Naked News”. At first I thought she was legit, but I was mistaken. She sure was tall. Nice dress.
I went back to the Evil Ink Comics booth and caught writer Chondra Echert and her associates. She also works on the comics that stem from the ideas of Coheed and Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez.
There was a lot of hoopla going on around the neighboring booth of “Tinier Me” so I was curious. They had a number of people dressed up to the Anime nines, so I gave them a little more photographic attention when I stopped by.
This next lass was dressed as a schoolgirl. A popular theme in this Anime videos that’s for sure.
Here’s their banner, and according to what I was told, the “Tinier Me” premise is an online community where the people who sign up can chat, play in a character of their creation and interact with other friends. Kind of like the Sims I will venture to guess. As you can see by their banner below, they are now featuring the popular Hatsune Miku character.
They had some cute little products up for sale which brings the player more into the experience I was told.
Here is another Cosplayer in action. It’s Sailor Moon!
Since I had the chance I snapped all three Cosplay characters together. Nice folks. Onto the next fun.
Yesterday you might recall that I saw both Rob Dukes (from Exodus) and Claudio Sanchez (from Coheed & Cambria) at the Con. Today I ran into these guys who call themselves The Browncoats. They’re a Rock band from Saint Louis, Missouri. I snared a copy of their CD today, so will likely review on the main part of the site. They were working another booth but had their stuff along with them for good measure. Smart idea.
Not far from the lads was the Modern Day Myth Productions booth, and their latest piece of coolness is a film called “I, Creator”. Here is one of the cyborg warriors from this film.
In order to help them out, I snapped another shot of the deadly robotic lass next to the movie poster. That’s really actress Natalia Korablina in the blue.
The other day I chanced upon the “Clumsy Plush” folks, and loved their wares but today found myself impressed with the very simple and cute premise of “Stuffed Sushi”. It was different to say the least and we snapped a shot of one of the dolls and a charming Cosplayer.
The young lass was in the right place at the right time and here is a better shot of the booth itself and its owner. If you ever wanted a giant sushi as a soft plush pillow, this is the place to get one.
Keeping on the travels, I felt a re-visit to my “Drop Dead gore-jus Zombie Gal pal from yesterday was in order, and found she was entertaining a friend. I left it at hello and bid adieu to these brain eating BFF’s.
This is the booth of Tara McPherson, who runs a shop called “Cotton Candy Machine” out in Brooklyn. I didn’t know much more, but perhaps a deeper investigation is in order.
Sallying forth I was reminded of my love of “Metal” chicks as I happened upon this lovely who was sporting some chainmaile clothes. She clanged a little when she moved and this was some interesting stuff to say the least.
The company was the brainstorm of designer Alexander Pettengill and its some real quality stuff. Metal bands get your orders in.
I tried unsuccessfully to get the young lass to shoot up the Metal “horns” for me, but she kept going peace sign. Sorry dear, this is not a Rap website and she seemed far too young for this to be a Woodstock homage.
Back over at the Mimobot booth, we saw that the Metrosexuals were still keeping the passerby entertained. Carry on.
Some Ninja Cosplayers
Now I was going to try and see what was brewing in the massive DC Comics booth. There were a number of signing tables and heavy lines. I wandered around with stealth to be in and out quick.
And of course the Green Lantern (who also has a movie coming out next year). Looks like I get to hit the cinema again.
Here we see Matthew Clark doing a signing.
Hawkman soars above!!! Now there’s a character that just screams film
Here’s Tony Daniel doing his signing
This is the Comixology Booth and they are a site that allows you to buy your comics online and view them in a digital manner. This is pretty cool when one considers how many things are going digital. Of course, even though they eventually take up a lot of space when collecting, I love the official real deal comic book in my hands. There is just something magical about it.
Back to some Cosplayers, this was my first Black Cat and unless I am mistaken, this is the same Zatanna from the previous day. I’m not complaining, she was wonderful in the outfit.
If Pokemon is your thing and you gotta catch ’em all, perhaps this Cosplayer can help you.
Pressing on, I was happy to run into a Cobra Commander, but was surely not expecting him to be dishing out hugs. This must be a new plot against the Joes.
Who’s this you ask? Well, this is our friend Claire who we know from the Metal scene. How can you not snare a photograph of someone wearing a King Kobra shirt. That band is actually back in action and I would like to see that.
If you ever wondered what one of the Mario Brothers would look like if they had joined the Green Lantern Corps then here is your perfect visualization of this.
This Supergirl Cosplayer is at the ready for upholding justice
While this group of X-Men finest will assist if necessary. From left to right we have Gambit, Marvel Girl, Wolverine and Rogue. I think we are in good hands.
Here’s the folks from “Riese, The Series” which is an online Fantasy series. They had buttons of all the characters and few cards that reminded me of stuff like the whole “Magic” stuff so I took them along as a memento.
While I was sure that this next lass was supposed to be Mary Marvel, she really reminded me of one of the Flash family of characters. Whatever the case may be, she sure did a nice job on her outfit.
Direct from outer space and his “Coast To Coast” program, here’s Space Ghost.
The saying of walk tall and carry a big stick comes to mind with this hulking warrior. Of course, he ain’t sporting a stick
This man who we see holding the mighty Mjolnir hammer is Israel Skelton of Skelton Crew Designs, and they sculpt the official replicas for stuff we see in movies. This hammer looked awesome, and while I touched it, I didn’t opt for a photo with it. He even had the inscription that all comics fans know by heart “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor”. It would have been fun to get the Powerglove guys holding this but I didn’t
I should have also shot more photos of Israel’s table, but I neglected to do that – It had been a long three days. Not far from the designs of the Skelton Crew was the table for Kevin Greaves and his “Kevtoons”. Sorry for the blurred shot, someone bumped me and I didn’t realize it had compromised my work.
Here’s a regular guy like you and I, who just happened to design a “Bat Bike”. It was sweet looking, and he was showing it to Lou Ferrigno at the time. I think he was asking for the signature of the Hulking individual on the bike.
Here is a better shot of the bike. You sure do see some cool stuff at these conventions.
Now we see artist Bernard Chang doing a sketch for a fan. Those are big sellers and the artists often make some serious loot by doing sketches on the fly at the convention.
Sean Chen was right near him, so I snapped and let these guys get back to work. I didn’t want to get in the way of work
This next young lady was dolled up in her best Z-Girl best, and she saw my press pass before I saw her. Good eyes I guess. I loved her outfit so snapped a shot.
When I learned she was promoting a comic book, I asked her to pose once more and this time with the book. Better to have her bosses see her doing the job well as opposed to just being charming to the journalists.
Of course the boss wanted to get in on the fun as well, so we snapped him. I did not get a copy of the comic book so you are on your own in terms of more research on that. Sorry kiddies 🙁
Adam Knave is shown here presenting his books “I Slept With Your Imaginary Friend” and that made me laugh aloud as I saw it.
This quirky looking booth is that of “Metaphysical Neuroma” but the folks in charge of it were not at hand as I passed by. “Coming back” to things was not as easy as it sounded to be in this massive convention.
I was startled at first when I caught sight of The Baroness and two of Cobra Command’s infantry patrolling the Con. I mentioned that there were Joes nearby and she was already aware of this. I did hope however that she didn’t run across the Commander giving out hugs in the other room.
Here we find an excellent Ms. Marvel. The outfit was latex to my understanding.
More Artist table fun as we see Scott Hanna (X-Men) interacting with some fans.
And Tom Rainey does the same….
Here’s Steve Epting who I remember way back from The Avengers about 20 years ago.
Here’s a charming Bat Couple
Here’s the esteemed Jimmy Palmiotti who has worked on a little bit of everything in the medium. He is not only a writer but an inker and worked on such books in history as “The Nam” and “Punisher War Zone”.
It seemed like I was going to need a tally chart for number of Supergirl’s seen as they were catching up the amount of Wonder Woman’s that were observed at the convention.
I had thought myself in the clear but once again I crossed the path of The Baroness on patrol and she was not sitting down this time around. This was a great Cosplay and all of them were to be applauded for the detail. Too bad the movie was so “meh” when it came down to it. Maybe the sequel will be better, if it gets one.
No real costumes with these three stalwart supporters of the Metal way, but how does one let an Amon Amarth wearing dude go by without some PiercingMetal.com pitching and the offer to include their likeness in the narrative.
As I composed myself from all the visual stimuli in the first part of the day on Sunday, I happened upon these two folks who I also recognize from some of the area shows. They were very blue today.
And of course we figured to let the young lady close out this chapter of the Day Three adventuring.
There was still some more to come, but why not keep to format and present the remaining stuff in a grand finale sort of manner. Stay tuned True Believers, as PiercingMetal’s Adventures at the NY Comic Con and Anime Festival were heading to the finish line. In the meantime, here are a bunch of website links from the stuff we referenced in this particular narrative. Send some attention and if they ask where you heard of them, we don’t mind our brand name being dropped. There are worse fates.
Animated Closet: http://www.animatedcloset.com/
Tinier Me: http://www.tinierme.com/tinierme/top.html
The Browncoats (Band): http://thebrowncoats.org/
Modern Day Myth Productions LLC: http://www.cvkproductions.com/
Stuffed Sushi: http://stuffedsushi.com
Lost Art Chains: http://www.lostartchains.com/
Skelton Crew Studios: http://www.skeltoncrewstudio.com/news.html
Riese The Series: http://riesetheseries.com
To check out the other NY Comic Con & Anime Festival 2010 Narratives click HERE