Event: NY Comic Con 2012
Artist: Various Artists
Venue: Jacob Javits Center (New York, NY)
It’s kind of hard to believe that the NY Comic Con was already here because I feel like I just went to this event only recently but of course this was not the case at all. The event seems to get bigger and bigger each year and while in previous years I’ve found that it took over very large sections of the Javits Center, this go round appeared to have every available space offering up something for the interested eye. Clearly if you were a fan of comic books, science fiction, and video games this would be the place to be. This would be PiercingMetal’s third year of covering the massive event as a member of the press so I was very excited as it’s a whole lot of fun to offer our global readership as many of our findings as is possible. This year I decided to jot down a couple of side notes about each day in addition to all of the expanded thoughts and myriad images that you will see on our Official Blog. Here we go…..
Day One: The first day of Comic Con used to be the day where there were a few hours for press representatives and professionals only would be able to wander the floor without having to deal with thousands of fans around them. When they expanded the Con to a fourth day this ended and now we professional outlets explore the treats with any of the fans who had purchased a special Four Day Pass. This year’s passes were using a “The Walking Dead” theme to them and had numerous characters from the breakout hit television show. I had to laugh when I saw how the fans had human characters while the press had zombies on them. I guess to some people the Media do seem like ravenous beasts hungry for flesh but oh well. I arrived to the Con a little more excited than usual and this was based on the fact that I had attended a special event for the band KISS at SiriusXM studios earlier in the day and it was great to hear what the band had to say. They are on the top of my list as a fan. For me the first day was about getting my bearings and seeing where the things that I wanted to see the most might have been. After getting that in gear I hit a couple of the more popular booths like the DC Comics and Marvel Comics and Dark Horse ones. For those fans with the special four day pass they could enjoy a free concert by Ben Folds Five that was being held in one of the auditoriums after the convention itself had closed for the day. I would pass on the show with the busy day of exploration hitting me the next day. Last year we had Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave doing a brief show and that made perfect sense since the musician had a new comic coming out on Dark Horse entitled “Orchid”. I do not know how BFF fits into the mix in all honesty.
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