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The 2019 Big Apple Comic Con Draws Near; Here’s More Scoop

As previously stated on THIS POST and in several other items that have gone live over the last few days, the Metal Media Command HQ is on a recon mission at the annual Toy Fair over at the Javits Center. Well, I will be soon enough since this is posting in the early AM of this President’s Day. This notice serves up some of the lowdown about the upcoming Big Apple Comic Con and you’re going to want to pay close attention if you enjoy these things as much as we do.

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The Press Release:
Big Apple Comic Con is coming! On March 9-10, 2019 the premier boutique comic and popular culture show in NYC , chock full of celebrities, dealers, collectors, cosplayers, and folks out for a great time, will take over the Penn Plaza Pavilion in the heart of the City.

For over 20 years Big Apple Conventions has presented the most outrageously fun comic and popular culture convention in New York City. Founded in 1997, the BACC features a large range of pop culture elements including science fiction/fantasy, film/television, cosplay, animation, anime, manga, toys, horror, collectible card games, video games, web comics, and fantasy and graphic novels.
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Exploring WinterCon 2018 @ Resorts World Casino: Chapter 2

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Greetings Geeks!!!! Welcome back to more of the wandering in the aisles of the Resorts World Casino expo floor where the 2019 WinterCon was taking over like gangbusters. I’m continuing from where I left off in Chapter 1 so be sure to visit that installment first in the event you are just joining us. This chapter has a LOT of the cosplayers that we met and I will not be naming all of them since you should know that stuff by now if you are reading this website. I will however begin with some famous names in Japanese Pop Culture with Tsugutoshi Komada and Bin Furuya. Komada played Jet Jaguar in the “Godzilla Vs. Megalon” film and my hope is that this character somehow returns in the upcoming “Godzilla: King Of The Monsters” film that opens next summer. Then there is Bin Furuya who portrayed Ultraman. Arigato for the photos gentlemen.

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wintercon, wintercon 2018, photos from wintercon 2018
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Exploring WinterCon 2018 @ Resorts World Casino: Chapter 1

Greetings my fellow Geeks, it’s time once again to offer up the findings at the recently held WinterCon which took over one of the expo floors at the massive Resorts World Casino in Queens. This year marks my third straight year of attending as a member of the accredited press and amounts to my final convention being covered for this side of my creative fence. Let’s start exploring the visuals and see if we chance upon any old friends.

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These fun-loving cosplayers were my first “fans” of the day and so they are thusly honored. For the convention I’d be once again using my trusty “convention camera” which is my handy dandy Samsung and my mobile phone, the Galaxy Note 8 since I want to load a lot of slightly different visuals up to our Instagram. I’ll have that linked in my closing so don’t worry about it right now.

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Garden State Comic Fest @ Mennen Arena

The Garden State Comic Fest is here for those who feel the need for geeking out. Come early and stay late.

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Presenting The Five Points Festival 2017

Those who’ve been reading our narratives for a lengthy bit of time know how we just love a good convention here at the Metal Command HQ. We’ve been hitting the NY Comic Con for years and just this past 2016 got to enjoy the Star Trek: Mission New York event which was a brand new convention. Recently I’ve been seeing some posts about this upcoming event and I wanted to bring it to your attention in the event that its also new news to you. It sure sounds like a lot of fun so check out the Official Scoop from their website and some art. I’ll return at the close.

What Is The Five Points Festival?
“The Five Points Festival is a collision of toys, comics, and counterculture curated by Clutter Magazine and presented by Midtown Comics. A designer toy and comic convention in New York’s Lower East Side, Five Points is two days and nights of comic artists and writers, vinyl and plastic toys, original art, resin, plush, blind boxes, graphic novels, indie comics, blanks, minis, kaiju, Japanese vinyl, posters, prints, apparel, food trucks, and craft breweries – capped off by the 2017 Designer Toy Awards. The antidote to the average con, Five Points brings tastemakers, misfits, and rebels together with the new, retro, and infamous in a one-of-a-kind marketplace.”

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m really interested in this new event and will be looking into attending provided I have the weekend open to do so. Though I cannot confirm this at the moment I am composing these thoughts, I don’t think that Special Edition NYC is returning in 2017 as they missed 2016 with that side convention to NY Comic Con. Having the Five Points Festival happening in May is a great thing since that gives many fans a summer convention in NYC that helps gear them up for the massive NYCC provided they can even get tickets for that one. My expectations are that a lot of this will be like “The Block” at NYCC where we see a ton of designer items and offerings. I’m also hoping for some cool food trucks and craft beer vendors to enjoy a bit to eat and a brew with my fellow geeks who are of age to do that sort of thing. So what do you think of this convention my friends? Is it something you are going to mark down on your calendar and plan on attending? Let me know in the comments section below. See you next time.

Official Website: http://fivepointsfest.com/
Official Website: http://www.cluttermagazine.com