Thursday I took part in one of Adam Jay's cosplay shoots. His first shoot of the convention. I know this because they were still getting the area set up when I arrived. I am pretty shy so I very happy I was up on stage Thursday with a small crowd as opposed to the busier days. I chose to cosplay Abbey Chase for the shoot and then I changed into Mary Jane for the reminder of the day. Unfortunately I did not get any MJ pictures. There is always another show though. I have a blog written about the Adam Jay shoot and that will pop up when I get the photos. So we will leave that as an up coming blog post.
I noticed that Thursday was a lot fuller by means of both exhibitors and artists. I was surprised to see a full artist alley. Last year Thursday was lost on artist alley. I also bumped into the studio producing the Darkchylde movie. Turns out the movie is happening. It was taken over by Storm King Productions and they just finished the CGI for the monsters! Eeeee!!!!! I can't wait!
|With the lovely |
Cosplay Girl Victoria
I left mid day Friday to pick up my friends at the bus stop and bring them to the hotel (and the show) but their bus was stuck in the worst traffic ever! So I gladly gave my feet a break and skipped a good portion of Friday until they were able to return with me. I mean who is Abbey without Sydney???? We got back to the show about 6pm. Booked it to Campbell's booth and took some fun photos with him. Campbell is always great to chat with and he is a good sport as he let us attack him for a photo.
Friday I picked up the only two things I had planned on picking up the beautiful Ant Lucia Spider-Man and MJ print and a Billy Tucci print. Tucci is a fellow Long Islander, a fellow FIT grad and he is one of the first artists I met at conventions. Alas, even though I have a few comic covers of his, I did not have ANY prints. I have everyone else. All my other favorite artists, but no Tucci's. This needed to end, so I picked one up finally. Of course I went with his Wonderland take on the famous Coppertone logo.
|Sweet Elektra print by Tyndall!|
We spent Saturday walking around, greeting friends, and posing for photos. I met quite a few fans from the page. I wound up in a mini photo shoot, met another Elektra, and even got on the Just Dance stage. Trust me, my dancing was hilariously awful. I never play those dance games. It was fun making an ass out of myself anyway. I laughed the whole time we were up there.
For dinner Saturday, I had Five Guys for the very first time! I think I have been completely ruined. It was so good.
|So CLOSE! The people at the Paper Mario area really wanted me to have stickers so they gave me a sheet. |
No idea what I am going to do with these now. Oh well.
Archery photos can be seen in the slideshow below.
|Jamie's newest Art Book.|
Artist's alley is always my favorite part of the show. I got to see quite a few friends and favorite artists. Billy Tucci, Eric Basulda, Micheal Dolce, James Mascia, Eric Cooper, among others. It's always great to see familiar faces. On an even brighter note when I stopped by Zenescope to visit Raven Gregory I noticed the lady that was very nasty to me last year was not there this year. I missed both Jessica Nigri and Megan Marie. However, I did not know Megan was going to be at NYCC.
As for exhibitors, I noticed DC had a much larger presence then Marvel in space and signage. I don't spend time by DC, but in the past their booth consisted of signings. I am not sure if that was the case this year, but as I do not read DC and I no longer bring books to be signed I have no need to visit DC. But I was looking for Marvel. I had to look at the map to find them. They did not have the typical signs above the booth nor did Aspen comics. I had a few people ask me about the big exhibitors in regards to gaming, movie screenings (aka: trailers), and celebrity guests. I am not a gamer. I am just not. I am still working on playing Alice. I picked up the Tomb Raider trilogy but haven't started it yet. I enjoy games but I am not a gamer, so when video game demos are going on I tend to pass them by unless someone asks me to play with them. Had my friends not been with me I doubt I would have stopped for Tomb Raider archery. I do not attend the screenings. I did in 2008 briefly, but to attend the screenings you have to get to the theater at the beginning of the day and stay all day long, because the theater fills up and they stop admitting people. So you stay all day long or miss it. I chose to be at the show. I also so not seek out celebrity guests. In an exceptional case I will seek out a guest I truly enjoy and so far that has only been Kristy Swanson and Yancy Butler. I was looking forward to possibly saying hi to Adrianne Curry, but she is a huge con geek and I know I will have the chance in the future.
So in the end, I had an exceptionally wonderful time at the show this year and I chalk it up to knowing more people. It seemed every time I turned around there was a familiar friendly face and some of them I didn't even get to say hello to. I also got to meet a lot of new friends. Cosplaying is so much more fun with friends.
So there it is. Whew. What a long blog.
Oh hey, here are some photos!