By now you’ve probably surmised that the end of these installments is drawing near and you are correct in the assumption. Of our Day Four posts, this is the second to last one so if you’re just now joining us at the penultimate chapter of my 2018 New York Comic Con posts, I’d ask that you click HERE first to see all of the chapters that have come before this latest one. I’m in the Artist Alley a bit during this chapter so a lot of talented people to take note of and thank for their contributions to the comics medium. Most of them have their names in the photo as well to eliminate unnecessary discussion. I’ll try to find their websites, Facebook or Twitter Official accounts once all is said and done. Let’s do this.
Fans of our convention explorations and who have been watching our regional events calendar know that this past weekend was when both the Liberty City Anime Con and the Flame Con were happening. After some productive time at LCAC, it was time for me to head over to Flame Con and see what was going on there. For those in the unaware, Flame Con is the world’s largest queer comic con and it was not only returning for its third year event but also had moved to Manhattan and would take place at The Sheraton. Last year it was down near my old college at the Brooklyn Marriott and I didn’t mind that since it was a quick trip home but I digress, that is a tale already spoken so let’s get down to the new.
Yes there was a bag and utility belt check because that is the world we live in today I’m afraid. To me this is not an issue and I would rather be safe wherever I go. Nice work folks. So as you might know, this will be mostly a photographic display but I will be loading in as many of the folks website links or Official Facebook/Instagram accounts for you to follow them. Enjoy.
Dedicated comic book readers will likely remember Riri Williams donning a suit of armor after the events of “Civil War II” and now she gets the chance to shine in a title of her own as “Ironheart”. Check out the press release and provided images from Marvel Comics PR.
The Press Release:
This November, Riri Williams is forging her own path…into a brand-new ongoing series! Announced today on The Chicago Tribune and Marvel.com, Riri’s new story will bring out her hometown roots with Eve L. Ewing at the helm, as the award-winning author of Electric Arches makes her Marvel debut! A poet, scholar and artist whose work has appeared in the New York Times and The Atlantic, Eve will be joined on the series by Champions artist Kevin Libranda.
Okay so here we are again and before this installment gets underway let me thank you for sticking with this group of narratives for so many parts already. To me as a photographer and journalist, the NY Comic Con is one of the most daunting of events to cover because its not only massive in scope but its also taking over other locations as well. Sure we have the Press Badge as our credentials but that doesn’t let you jump lines to cover panels and appearances, you have to arrive early as all heck to make sure you are inside those. As result, I stick to the Javits Center generally and explore as much as possible as you have seen in the past posts. Day Three is the Saturday session and the most attended historically speaking. Part 1 of this days overview will begin in a moment and find me exploring Artist Alley and some other regions. If you missed anything that came before this post, click on THIS LINK to open a battery of content to peruse. Shall we?
I’m also going to keep featuring all of the cosplayers that stop and talk to me because they are awesome and deserve to be celebrated.
Okay my friends, we are now going to present you with the fun-filled visual findings from the first-ever “Five Points Festival”. The convention was taking place on Pier 36 down on the Lower East Side and it would be the first time that I ever went down this way for an event. It was pretty easy to get to by mass transit and then would be a few minutes walk. Check out one of the promo pieces of art to warm up to what is coming in these photos. As you can see the premise was Designer Toys, Comics, Street Art, Beer and an overall NYC vibe. This is going to be interesting for sure. Here we go.