NY Comic Con 2008
The Con. The Comic Con. The NY Comic Con. Awesome.
The NYCC was MUCH bigger this year. I got there around 11am, and there was NO LINE. I was a bit surprised. I almost thought I was in the wrong place, or someone messed up. But no, it was just much better handled than previous years.
Here's a Kodakgallery album of pictures I took. (sign-in required)
This year, kids under 5 were allowed in for free on Fri and Sat. Sunday was "Kids Day" where kids 12 and under were allowed in for free with and paying adult. It seemed to work well, having some events and workshops geared to small kids. Though I think there should be more and bigger events next time.
Two character which I usually keep an eye out for were there: C.C. Banana wearing an Iron Man inspired design on Saturday, while on Sunday, it was Indiana Jones. Also, I saw Captain Schoolgirl making the rounds on Saturday.
I was a bit disappointed with Wizard Universe. Usually they bring out the "Wizard Wheel O' Doom", where a spin (and a trivia question) could win you anything from a toy, to a magazine or comic, maybe a poster, or some physical abuse. At the first NYCC I won a "kidney punch", then last year I won "trade rocks" (punches). This year, there was no Wheel O' Doom, no game of chance, not even a threat of physical violence! Wizard! Who will smite me if you're not there!! I miss you! :(
I saw some VERY cool sneak peeks of a few upcoming movies, namely: The Incredible Hulk (which seems to trump the first movie), Hellboy II, The Spirit (with "Frank Miller-ness" all over it), Wanted and The Dark Knight.
Before I forget, DC displayed four of the Watchmen movie action figures, which looked very cool. I think they are as close to the original designs as movies version should. I just hope that the movie will live up to the hype.