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We had the pleasure of attending The Wizard World Comic Con Experience here in NYC this year and it was a lot of fun. It’s more of a classic Comic Con experience then say the something more media infused such as NYCC or San Diego, but it’s still a con none the less. Lots of cos play and celebrities, I can say I had a good time. I only had the pleasure of attending one day due to the fact that I am poor because of SDCC and the fact I spent a ton of money on an actual camera, but I digress.
There were quite a few celebrities to take photo-ops with and my friend Clara who is a big Photo-Op fan girl too quite a few, but this wasn’t her first time at the rodeo, she’s been to other Wizard World events and even shared her experience with us last year.
This time around I chose to rome around aimlessly and just go with the flow. Although I don’t have Cos Play pictures I thought I would share some from the awesome panels I went to with Michael Rooker, Norman Reedus and the ever amazing Wil Wheton. Honestly, Wil was one of the best, he’s one of us and he just get’s it. Everything that came out of his mouth during the panel about geek/nerd culture was on the money. I’m going to stop yapping now and share some pictures with you folks, because that’s what matters anyway.
KHALEESI GONNA CATCH THEM ALL, YO! (This was a print we got from the lovely folks at TeeTurtle, who were super awesome and their designs are sweeeeettt. )
I have tunnel vision when it comes to Dana Scully.
Mmmmm. Star Trek Michael Rooker was super awesome.
Norman Reedus! ::fans self::
Happy Wil Wheton.
Shades of Evil Wil Wheton.
That’s all I could post here with out TUMBLR having a fit, but for more pictures from the event check out our facebook album here! and make sure to like our page too. If we hit 100 likes by the end of this there just might be a nice little present for our 100th liker which I hope might be incentive enough. Oh-hoho!
I was having a discussion over some BBQ ribs at a restaurant this week when someone at the table mentioned this year may be his last New York Comic Con and Otakon. Incredulous, I demanded an explanation and he said that conventions only change so much from one year to the next – they’re basically the same from year to year. My understanding is that he is talking about that rush one gets when they hit up a con for the first time and can’t decide what they want to look at because everything is new and exciting. He said that he wasn’t retiring from visiting conventions – only taking a break from going to the same con he has been to every year since the beginning of time. He has never been to any of the PAX conventions so those have made it to the priority of his list along with San Diego Comic Con. I can understand where he is coming from; he wants to get out there and explore new horizons without becoming bored of the concept of convention attendance. I’ve also noticed this same sentiment among some of the girls at The Daily Hey Now. They’re a bit bored and want to hit up conventions somewhere else in the U.S. Now, I’m someone who tends to frequent the same each year and every time I get that same rush of excitement. Why only me? I think it is because I am a cosplayer. Each year the convention experience changes for me simply because of what I am wearing. I noticed this when I wore a Sailor Mars costume two years in a row. The first year was very exciting and people immediately recognized my character. I was Sailor Mars. The second year, people actually recognized me from the year prior and to an extent, I’d say less people were interested. They were the ones who were bored of me. Now this year I’ve got two new costumes so I’ll have different experiences at the same convention just because of a change of clothes. For each cosplay, there is a whole fan base of people who are interested in that particular show and character. Depending on how popular the source of the cosplay is – my experience at a convention or public event is totally different and this keeps each New York Comic Con filled with excitement regardless of it being ‘the same old con.’ What do you think about this?