This was my first time at NYCC and I am glad that I went. I was able to see people I have met this year including Erica Hesse, Echo Chernik, Carolyn Belefski and Joe Carabeo, and Amber Love. I still would like to know how she remembered my name. I have a hard time remembering my name but she used it when I approached where she was working.
|Joe, Carolyn and Amber on Saturday.|
In addition to seeing familiar faces I was able to meet people who I knew about from the internet such as Jill Pantozzi and Belle Chere. I have been reading Jill Pantozzi's writing for some time and seeing her there was fantastic. I had to tell myself not to geek out (I may have accomplished 50% of that goal). Some people say meeting celebrities can be a letdown since they are never who you expect they are. Those people have never met Jill Pantozzi who is probably one of the nicest people I have ever met and was willing to talk to strangers (Yes, I know, there are very few people stranger than me).
Belle Chere was there as Power Girl and I was able to get a picture of her. Speaking of people in costume, I was able to see Jill and John Melvin again. I met them at Baltimore Comic Con where they came as Black Canary and Green Arrow. The Melvins came as these characters again even with the arrow attached to her behind. Jill Melvin gave me the greatest compliment when she told me she has my site bookmarked. This may not mean much to other people but I appreciated hearing that. I was able to meet Lia Habel whose first book was just published. We talked for a short bit before she had to run off.
|Jill and John Melvin|
Amber Love (http://www.amberunmasked.com/) mentioned in her personal recap that most of the photos taken at NYCC were done in the main room, not Artists Ally. Artists Alley was easier to move around as fewer people visited that part of the convention which is a shame. Some very talented people occupied that part of the room and I found many different things to buy. To be honest, I buy more art now than comic books.
I bought a few pieces from Echo Chernik.
|It is fitting that Amber Love is a Legette.|
|BMT is the future of "Kid Roxy".|
The convention was full of walking all weekend long and I never really tired until the end of my time there. Moving around allowed me to see more cosplayers and get more pictures.
All in all, I enjoyed this show. There were some downsides to the show but they did not make it a bad convention.Next year I will be better prepared for what goes on. I was able to get many, many pictures of people in various costumes and those are posted on this site as well.