Hey my fandom fiends welcome back to our fourth and final chapter of the Day Two adventuring at the 2012 NY Comic Con. I’ve been having a blast so far and will keep my summaries quick and to the point so you can appreciate all the images a little easier. Let’s get down to business.
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Continuing along with my findings during my “Day Two” wanderings at Comic Con, please enjoy the vast colors and creativity or the incredible Cosplayers and some of the awesomely talented individuals who were working the various booths.
Continuing along with the observations at NY Comic Con 2012, I pick up where I just left off in my first installment from the Day Two portion of the massive event. I felt like keeping up with the mostly Cosplay display for awhile and also would head down to the Artist Alley for a little while. Let’s begin with this killer Nick Fury. After the shot I thanked him for his part in the recent NYC conflict.
Welcome to our third and final chapter from the Day One NY Comic Con wanderings. It was a very productive day and we met a lot of cool people and saw some awesome things. I wanted to keep the images to fifty per post but I ran out before we hit that with this chapter but don’t worry I still have a three day span coming up. Let’s begin the visuals with this awesome Darth Vader holiday ornament. Yeah I want this. It’s too awesome.
Welcome back. Continuing on with our several chapters to go infiltration of the 2012 NY Comic Con, I pick up where chapter one left off with the next fifty images of the observations from the first day. Today’s part of the Con actually only started at 3pm and would run until 9pm which is the latest ever that I have found this event running.
At the time that you are reading this post, it is only two weeks away….. Can you believe it? I know that it shocks me because it seemed like only yesterday that I was putting the final touches on the last chapter of my multiple part coverage of the 2011 New York Comic Con and that was one hell of an adventure to bring to you here on PiercingMetal Musings. I’m especially excited because now that I have secured my Official Press Credentials to attend, I will be doing this for the third year in a row and I can hardly wait to see what is going to be in front of me over the course of those four days. Now I am wondering who is going to check it out this time from The Metal Republic? Are you dressing up as anyone in particular? Is there any one event that you are looking most forward to? Well, whatever you will be doing just make sure that your calendar is clear on October 14th through October 17th because that is when this year’s event will be taking over the Jacob Javits Center.
This year’s event proves to have some amazing guests which include Adam West and Burt Ward (the original sixties Batman series stars) and folks like Neal Adams and Robert Kirkman and many, many more. It’s really too numerous to list actually but you can check out more via the link right below. I decided to post this little two week to go blog posting to find out if any of our readers were going and to give a final reminder to those who still need to get tickets provided any full weekend passes remain. If this is you then I suggest that you hurry because last year the full weekend passes sold out very quickly. I would hate to know that despite our calendar of events having this listed well in advance that you somehow missed out by waiting until the last minute. So get that overtime in now and save those coins because you are going to need them to spend on all the coolness that you will be finding at the Con this year. I don’t have any insight as to how I will cover the event this year but I do think that I will mirror some of my past convention practices. It was a blast sharing all of the costumed fans and fiends for you and while I always make note of the Metal t-shirts that I see around the convention, perhaps this time around I do a special feature to keep my postings different. Only time will tell right? See you then but now back to the regularly scheduled Metal programming.
Official Website: http://newyorkcomiccon.com/
Readers of the PiercingMetal Musings blog already know that we love reporting on the conventions that focus on things that our core demographic finds of interest or ones that we feel help us deliver a more interesting website to you at the end of the day. This mindset is why you find coverage of the NY Comic Con and Toy Fair right here at your fingertips. I also attend some of the photo expos as well but tend to keep that stuff on my PiercingKen website instead. In 2011 I would add two new events to my coverage range that I had at the time only recently learned about and they were the Blog World & New Media Expo and BEA or Book Expo America.
The Blog World & New Media Expo intrigued me since I am running an online presence with PiercingMetal.com and employing all the vast and varied Social Networking Mediums that I can make work for its benefit and hopefully help the Metal music scene. That made me feel that that it would be interesting to see what was around the exhibition floor at this convention. I documented the conference in the link you find HERE in case you are interested in some recap. It was interesting for the most part but there was a lot that did not personally help my brand and was instead geared more towards those who were just getting their feet wet. I still managed to meet a number of interesting people and made some nice connections so that made me curious about attending this year’s event to see what has changed and what in some sense has not. In addition to the exhibition floor and all its booths there are numerous panels and discussions but we did not get to attend those based on the budgetary restraints.
Then there was the BEA or as I said means Book Expo America. As participants in the Blog World Expo we were also permitted to wander the exhibition floor of this conference for no extra charge and that was awesome since it was a surprise treat. As I had no real plan for this one in terms of coverage I just walked around and tried to meet as many of the interesting people that I could. I really enjoyed finding some of the comic provider booths and the larger publishers like Harper Collins and Simon and Schuster who each have numerous music biographies out there on the market. I didn’t meet any of those Rockers whose tomes we had been reading but I did run into Spider-Man and a few other interesting characters. My quick thoughts on the experience can be found on the link presented HERE so please do check it out. If you needed a quick idea about what to expect, you can think of Book Expo as being the size of Comic Con but with a main focus on conventional books and its growing digital market. It was very, very interesting to say the least and I was looking forward to doing it again.
If you have not yet signed up for these expos, you still have time to do so and can use the handy code link that I have placed below for your convenience. Remember that by signing up for Blog World you are to able to get access to the Book Expo America as well, so that is two great events for the price of one. This is never a bad thing in my book. Both PiercingMetal.com and Skeleton Pete will be wandering the exhibition floors for sure and we hope that you decide to join us in doing so. If you see us please be sure to say hello.
You can also check out their official websites. There are also Facebook Pages for these enterprises but you can access them right from the real deal sites.
Blog World and New Media Expo: http://www.blogworld.com/
Book Expo America: http://www.bookexpoamerica.com/
We are now at t-minus fourteen days, so act while you can or risk missing out on a great experience.
For the 2012 Toy Fair, I decided to break into a few company specific posts in order to showcase some of the offerings that we got to see. This post in particular lends to the coolness from the Diamond Select Toys folks. The company was formed by it’s sister company Diamond Comics Distributors and they have been making high quality collectible figures that span a number of different and exciting character properties. Among these are the Marvel Select figures, Mini-Mates and more which I shall share some with you in the photos below.
and I would be lying if I said that I was not super excited about attending this year’s event as a professional representative of the media. In 2011 I covered Toy Fair for the very first time as a member of press and while some might have wondered how it actually related to my music adventuring, at the end of the day I am an entertainment industry scribe first and foremost. I just happen to do a lot of music review articles on the main site. The blog as you readers have learned is an entirely different animal and one that delves into numerous other aspects of life. I loved what we saw last year in terms of the licensed music and super hero properties and with the event being in February of 2011, movies like Green Lantern, Thor and Captain America had not yet been released even though some incredible products from these films were on display. This year I am curious to see what we shall find in the hero realm and expect a good portion of Batman, The Avengers and Ghost Rider to be there. I admit to being most interested in also seeing the new developments from company’s like N.E.C.A., Lego, Hex Bugs, Safari Ltd., Funko and Knucklebonz since they had some of the coolest stuff I had seen at the fair that time around. You can bet your bottom dollar if I am allowed to present photos of anything that I will offer them up. You might remember that some things were super secret and not allowed to have their images snared before the toys/games/electronics had been released. Many of these companies are aiming for the 2012 Holiday Season already and don’t want competitors getting a leg up on them.
This year I will once again be joined by the amazing Skeleton Pete Parrella who is not only be providing some necessary photographic assistance to the Command HQ as we wander the halls of Javits, but also making his own notes for items to be offered up on his own website. Since there are numerous new readers to the sites blog since that last round of postings, I’ve embedded some links to the past coverage of the Toy Fair of 2011. I hope you enjoy them as much as whatever new ideas we will bring to the table with this go round.
PiercingMetal Toy Fair 2011 Coverage: HERE
Skeleton Pete Toy Fair 2011 Coverage: HERE
That’s all I have for now. Stay tuned for the whole scoop from Toy Fair 2012 over the next few days.
Toy Industry Association: http://www.toyassociation.org