The dampness of a dreary October day still couldn’t dampen New York ComicCon’s opener, and the Javits Center buzzed with the crowd’s enthusiasm. The first day of the now four-day affair was for professionals (teachers, librarians, and industry) and for the diehards who ponied up for VIP tickets. Panels on graphic novels and games in libraries launched the affair, drawing remarkably large crowds. But as the 4 o’clock opening of the showfloor approached, you could feel the excitement. All those waiting in line shared the identical thought: “We’ve waited all year for this, LET US IN!”
So far, so good, I went to two solid gaming panels and roamed the showfloor snapping pix. Met some nice people, including cospaly babe Yaya Han, who is smoking hot and very sweet to talk to. She makes all her own costumes, so is talented to boot. Also meet Matt Taylor, author of JAWS: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard, which I blogged about and reviewed. Not only was it great talking to the author of a book I loved, but as part of his display he had an original screen-used barrel from the Orca. I’m a movie-prop geek and JAWS is an all-time fav, so it blew me away that after seeing the barrels in the film a million times, there was the real thing right in front of me. I put my hand on it thinking, “Quint, I love you!” I died and went to heaven.
Pix tell it all, so have a look at my Flickr album . But here’s a taste.
Matt with his great book and the holy keg.
Yaya Han in her handmade Sucker Punch costume.