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PiercingMetal Goes To NY Comic Con & Anime Festival 2010: Day 1 (Part Two)

So here we are again with what I am calling “Part Two” of the Day One coverage of NY Comic Con & Anime Festival 2010.  My reason for the sub-dividing of it all was based on my seeing so much and wanting to share it all with you.  If you have never attended a Comic Con like this you will really thank me for it later.  To say that I was “camera happy” would be an understatement but again there was a lot to absorb.  Let’s get down to it. Here’s a living dead girl supporting the “It Sucks To Be Dead” title.

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Sexy, Smart and Dead as a Door Nail. Watch out folks she's hungry

Next up is our friend Steve Bunche, Media Ronin and Comics Expert Emeritus. I’ve known Steve a long time and ran into him again after many years on the train to work. He’s tossed some of his views into the fires of PiercingMetal content as well. Right now he was catching a break and watching the Connor/Palmiotti tables in Artists Alley.

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His Lordship Steve Bunche

Now let’s get back to some of the artists tables. Here is Victor Ochoa and his books “Toxicity” and “Beloved”.

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Victor Ochoa

A better view of his stuff on the table.

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Ochoa's "Toxicity" and "Beloved"

Next up we ran into Fiona Meng at her table.

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Fiona Meng

She had some really nice drawings on display.

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The Art of Fiona Meng

As did Mr. Alex Milne who was showcasing some cool Transformers art.

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Alex Milne

Here is a shot of “Batmo” and he is friends with the guys in Powerglove, but we will talk about them a little later on.

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Powerglove's Batmo!!!

Now let’s get down to some costumed participants shall we. What better way to get this going than with Captain America – The First Avenger.

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Captain America - The First Avenger

This dude was at the Sega booth along with the girls from Street Fighter that we saw earlier, and his costume was outstanding. Sadly, I never saw him with the mask on which was a shame.

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Princess Leia's All Around Me

Here’s a double dose of Princess Leia and while each were lovely, you know that the fans and everyone around were leaning toward the Slave Leia costume. Thank you again George Lucas for being the man who you are and giving us geeks something to dream upon.

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This was a great Robocop and the dude inside did not break character.

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One More of Captain America

I just had to snare another of Captain America because at the time I was unsure of how good or bad my shot of him at that green screen was. This is okay as a movie is coming out next year that will be something we all enjoy.

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Captain Vitamin Water Man

Here’s someone dressed as a bottle of Vitamin Water. That was different. I wasn’t sure whether this was a commercial or someone’s idea of getting a sponsorship.

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Hero Up!

Just a little graphic about the Hero Up online game. I am sorry but I don’t know much more about it.

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Pretend To Be Someone Else

The convention center had these in a number of locations and people could pop their heads through and get a photograph taken. These four allow you to be either The Scarlet Witch, Iron Man, Thanos or Captain America. No, I did not take advantage of these. I was tempted of course.

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The Mighty Avengers & Spidey

As I wandered I happened upon a video being show which lined out the cast for the in development “Avengers” movie. It will not be out until 2012 but it will be a movie that pits Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and a few others against The Incredible Hulk. I’m excited but worried at the same time.

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Wonder Woman is in the House err Convention

This lass did a great Wonder Woman and not too far from her was this next chap done up as Captain Marvel.

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A little earlier we saw all of these pods from “Alien” but no monsters. That was until we ran into a group of Predators.

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Predators Vs. NY Comic Con

Here’s some visual of a table devoted to the Lady Death comic series. I used to LOVE this character when it was out on Chaos! Comics but I have long ago lost track of the storyline.

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The Lady's Name Is.........Death

Coming up next is the massive table set up by Abrams Comicart. These books looked awesome but as you can see they are BIG. Sell all your smaller ones on Amazon.com so you can get some of these in your collection.

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Abrams Comicart

This costume made me laugh aloud because it was so cute and there was another reason which even she didn’t realize.

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Some "Chick" LOLOL

You see the young lady is dressed as a baby chick but was holding onto an order of chicken nuggets. I asked her if this was a part of the gag and she laughed herself at the weird timing of her lunch and being snapped in full chicken regalia. Amusing.

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The Hi-Chew King

By the time I ran into the Hi-Chew King, I was starving and would have followed him into battle if it meant getting a couple more of the candies he was carrying around. They reminded me of Starburst chews.

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Dead Girls Are Easy

Now hold your horses as I am not insulting this fine young Zombie girl but instead quoting the song from The 69 Eyes. It just seemed appropriate for the setting. She is actually a part of the High School Of The Dead anime series. Here is another shot of her before I got away from her undead clutches.

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My Undead Girlfriend, Oh Wait, She's Uber Dead

Next up was the table of Boshi-Basiik which is a company started by Miss Susan Nguyen who we see in the photo. I loved what she had done and was happy to share an image for you all.

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Boshi-Basiik's Susan Nguyen and Friend

Aren’t these hats awesome? Susan created some really great designs so if you like them go buy them.

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Boshi Basiik Fleece Hats

Now back to the general festivities and our next costumed guest was Miss Harley Quinn. Great job Harleen.

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Harley Quinn

Keeping on the journey’s path I next happened upon four “Gud Girlz”, and that’s pronounced “Good” if you were curious about it. Lovely smiles ladies.

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Four Gud Girlz

More clothes were to be seen at the booth setup by “RAWRS”. Here we get an inside look at the stuff thanks to their charming salesgirls Stephanie and Ariel.

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The Girls of RAWRS
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Ariel & Steph Show Off Some Shirts by RAWRS

Here’s Allison Hourcade and her creations with Rock Love Designs. Her stuff is worn by more people than I can line out here but include Emilie Autumn, M. Lazar and many, many more. Great stuff.

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Allison Hourcade of Rock Love Designs

Wandering the rows was this herald for the VampireFreaks booth.

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Follow Me To The VampireFreaks Booth

Here’s a cool Mother/Daughter Cosplay Team.

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Next in view a sharp dressed Gothic Lass. Love the redness of your hair doll.

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Here we see some pure as the driven snow Catholic School girls who were helping to pitch a very different product called “Jesus Dressup”.

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Jesus Dressup Girls

These were selling pretty well as it was just too strange to resist. The devil himself is a fan and pitchman. There were different kinds and included a Holiday as well as a Star Wars theme. Amazing.

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"Jesus Dressup" Products

There was a lot of Japanese culture stuff available as we see on this table. Beautiful clothes.

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The Far East Comes To The East Coast

The next few images are devoted to the J-Pop singers and their booths since they were also appearing at Comic Con this year. I’ve listened to J-Rock before but never J-Pop so this would be new for me as well. First up, Miss Yumipuff.

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J-Pop Sensation Yumipuff

I guess the best way to describe J-Pop is as a more radio friendly kind of stuff than what I usually listen to and its rapidly gaining an audience here in the states thanks to all the Anime shows that use it for theme songs. For these shots I asked Yumipuff to hold her recent and self-titled album.

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Yumipuff and her CD

Just over to Yumipuff’s left of booth was a young lady named Reni Mimura who is another J-Pop singer and one that does what is called a “Japanese Maid Show”. Here we see a candid pose of Reni.

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Miss Reni Mimura

And another shot of her holding her own album “Sakura” which I am told means “cherry blossoms”.

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Maid Reni & Her Sakura CD

I didn’t get to hear any of her album for an analysis but I think this was being played by the DJ that they also had in the booth with them. It’s definitely younger fan focused. Now it was time to be the Rock Photo Journalist and get the singers in a single shot together.

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Miss Reni Mimura & Yumipuff

Here we have a nice shot of the ladies in their small but merchandise stocked booth.

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The Ladies Say "Support Our Music"

Let’s not forget to snare a shot of them showcasing their new albums. Good media promo at all times.

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Reni and a J-Pop Fan Cosplayer

We had to move on from this section now, but did snare one more shot of Reni with a fan in her costume.

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One of the booths had a replica of the 1956 Horror movie “She-Creature”. I never saw this movie, but admit that the rather sizable monster was impressive. On its left is a costume for “Robot Monster” unless I am mistaken.

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Green Screen Man?

Here’s someone in a “green screen” bodysuit. This would allow him to be invisible on camera if he is standing in front of a green screen of course.

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Angry Drunk Graphics

Next up was the Angry Drunk Graphics booth that had some cool devil plush dolls for sale. I didn’t buy any this year but perhaps at the 2011 Event I shall.

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Angry Drunk Graphics Plush Dolls

Next up are three lovelies sporting the schwag for “Tekken”. That’s a video game in case you wondered.

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Tekken Girls

Alright my friends that brings me to the end of our second chapter from the exploration. Have you had enough or do you want some more? You do? Well that is a good thing because more is what is coming even if you had said that you had enough LOL. I’ll be back tomorrow with the third chapter from my Day One adventures and if you have not done so already, please head over to the Official PiercingMetal Facebook and give it a like so you can see some of the side photos and notations. Also, and this one is super important to me. Please click on some of these links (and there are a lot of them from this chapter) so support the talented people that were showcased in this chapter. See you tomorrow with more. Ciao for now.

NY Comic Con: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/
Alex Milne: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Milne
Alien Surfer Babes: http://aliensurferbabes.com/
Angry Drunk Graphics: http://angrydrunkgraphics.com/
Clumsy Plush: http://www.clumsyplush.com/
Effigy Skateboards: http://effigyskateboards.com/
Fiona Meng:http://www.fionameng.com/
Lou Ferrigno: http://www.louferrigno.com/
Metrosexuals: http://www.myspace.com/themetrosexuals
Mimobot: http://www.mimoco.com/shop/
Mistress Juliya: http://www.myspace.com/mistressjuliya
Poke My Voodoo: http://www.pokemyvoodoo.com/
Ron English: http://www.popaganda.com/blog1.php
Vamplets: http://www.vamplets.com/
VampireFreaks: http://vampirefreaks.com/
Vixens Of Virtue Vixens Of Vice: http://www.vixensofvirtuevixensofvice.com/
Reni Mimura: http://www.renireni.com/
Yumipuff: http://www.yumipuff.com/
Boshi-Basiik: http://www.basiik.net//
The Aexeous Robot: http://www.aexeous.com/
Jesus Dressup: http://www.jesusdressup.com/
Rock Love Designs: http://www.rocklove.com/

To check out the other NY Comic Con & Anime Festival 2010 Narratives click HERE

PiercingMetal Goes To NY Comic Con & Anime Festival 2010: Day 1 (Part One)

It’s that time of year again when the NY Comic Con & Anime Festival hit NYC and take over the Jacob Javits Center for a few days.  This yearly event brings together the mighty hordes of comic book fans and Cosplayers alike gathered en masse to mingle with artists and the companies that provide this entertainment medium, and there are even celebrities in attendance for good measure.   The crowd of people is in the tens of thousands and this is the best place to be if you love comic books, video games and want to interact with people who hold similar interests.   You might be wondering why this would be given space on a site that is primarily focused on the Heavy Metal music scene but truth be told I’ve been a fan of the comics medium for many, many years but don’t collect them as actively as I used to based on space constraints.  I still read them when I can and am amazed about the amount of changes that have taken place in a number of the character histories but that is not what this narrative is about.  Instead, this blog posting is about my adventures at the Convention and aimed at showing you what caught our attention as we wandered its massive displays over the course of three days.  I figured with the amount of musical artists who had vested interests in the medium that we would find some interesting stuff as we adventured.  I’ve broken the journey up into individual days but be aware that even in doing this that the narratives are long.  Let’s get this trip underway shall we?

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"Meanwhile At The Hall Of Justice"

It begins here at the Jacob Javits Center and this would be my first time covering the convention as a member of the press so I wanted to take full advantage of what was going on inside these walls.  As I walked toward the Javits Center I was reminded of the classic “Challenge Of The Super Friends” cartoon and hence my photographs quote.  It’s best to say this in a deep and powerful voice.

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PiercingMetal = Official Business

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The Adventures Of Powerglove @ NY Comic Con 2010

Warning: This blog posting is rated “I.I.” for “Incredibly Immature”.  Now with you all warned and advised we can get down to the business at hand and that is to explore a little deeper into the past weekends adventuring which was the one and only NY Comic Con & Anime Festival.  This massive event which was held at the Javits center over the course of three days will be discussed in full in some future blog narratives so please stay tuned for them.  This particular article is to discuss the appearance of those Video Game Metal maniacs – The Mighty Powerglove who were in attendance at the Con and wreaking havoc at both their own booth and around the exhibition hall of the convention itself.  PiercingMetal.com was covering the convention and spent some time with The Glove and proudly present to you some of the more memorable moments in words and images.

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The Logo of the Mighty Powerglove

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PiercingMetal Goes To NY Comic Con & Anime Festival 2010: Overview

Event: NY Comic Con and Anime Festival 2010
Artist: Various Artists
Venue: Jacob Javits Center (New York, NY)
Date: 10/8-10/10/2010
Label: Independent

For the past few days NYC played host to the 5th Annual New York Comic Con and Anime Festival that was being held at the Jacob Javits Center over on the West Side Highway. This massive event was set to span three full days and with this being the case I decided that it was probably the best to present what I paid attention to on each individual day across a couple of chapters apiece for your maximum enjoyment. I also felt that these chapters would be best served up on the Official Blog of PiercingMetal because that is where the non-music related topics are most easily digested based on the flow of the narratives. This article that you are reading now will serve as a sort of traffic sign to not only direct you over to the blogs comprehensive coverage but also allow me to offer up some side thoughts on the experience and to have another means to share the photo galleries that we snagged. I’ll be doing this on a day by day analysis for ease of flow. Let’s get down to business.

PiercingMetal’s Adventures at NY Comic Con 2010: http://piercingmetal.com/tag/ny-comic-con-2010/
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