Greetings my friends and welcome back to another exciting chapter of my coverage of the 2018 New York Comic Con. As I’ve noted in an earlier chapter, this is my 9th straight year of attending the convention and I am blown away by how big its become. It’s the highlight of many a geeks year and I can’t blame them since there is so much to enjoy. To keep your focus, I’ve begun to break the days down into chapters and to see any of the stuff that’s come before this narrative just click HERE to open a new tab with all of the posts that have gone live on the website. In the preceding chapter, I lauded the benefits of the Cheerios cereal found in the Family Room and here is the box that I secured my stash in during the days wander.
Generally speaking, I start my first day coverage in “The Block” but so far today I was being aimless and drifting about from section to section. I wanted to see some artist friends so quickly headed to the Artist Alley area.
The legendary Marv Wolfman was at the convention this year. I never met him before and was happy to get a chance to say hello.
Comixology has a great bunch of giveaways and artist appearances.
Here’s Erik Larsen, as you can see the creator of The Savage Dragon.
These two lovelies were such a pleasure to talk to. One was dressed as Cat Noire but the other I think was just being stylish.
The folks at SyFy were handing out snacks and bottles of water. So nice of them. One is best served by hanging onto their container when its empty to refill it at one of the many water fountains in the Javits Center.
I think this is one of my favorite cosplays. A Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man err Girl.
I also never thought I would like to see the day where Doctor Bong from Howard The Duck would be in my viewscreen.
Netflix is going to run a brand-new series called “She-Ra and the Princesses Of Power”. It looks skewed for a younger audience but this statue was a popular attraction of The Block.
The movie “Glass” will bring us the return of Mr. Glass and Bruce Willis in his “Unbreakable” self. This is the comic book store from the original film. Nice set up.
The folks at Playmobil were here with some of their larger figures and of course their popular “Ghostbusters” line.
While this shot from above is not the best representation of what is going on “down there” on the Expo floor, its easy for you to get an idea of the sea of humanity that I am wandering for your Pop Culture pleasure. I’ve still got a lot of ground to cover.
I’ll wrap this one up now and be back tomorrow with another installment. Before you head onto the next thing that interests you on the web, I encourage you to click through to some of the websites that are linked below so you can learn more about the people and companies showcased in this chapter. I also hope that you’ll come lend some love to our Official Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts because I’d love for you to be along for the adventures as they happen. See you next time.
Update: In 2021 a video photo gallery was uploaded to the Official PiercingMetal YouTube Channel to help build up the content there and to offer fans of the New York Comic Con a different way to enjoy the presentation. This clip is from Day One of our 2018 explorations. We ask site visitors to subscribe to the channel, click the notification bell and leave a comment and like the video to allow for more milestones to be reached.
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