Only almost a week late, but I’ve been busy, Lovelies.
T’was a chilling autumn morning in New York when Sidney McEntyre awoke to the sound of her iPhone alarm. Swiping the bottom of the screen to silence the alarm, Sidney checked the weather app like she did every morning. Cloudy skies with a slight wind. Perfect, she thought to herself sarcastically. It was always cold by the time New York Comic Con rolled around. The weather was her only reason for not dressing up. Some day she would have the courage to debut her Harley Quinn costume.
At 10:55am she walked to the Javits Center, street cart empanada in hand, to meet her friends. The Girl in the Tiny Hat and Joel Rod Chang were waiting on the corner of 36th and 9th. After greeting each other, they walked the rest of the way to the crowded center. Sidney finished her chicken empanada as they approached the extensive ticket line. There was a reason Sidney liked to go on Fridays; although the ticket line was long, it was nothing compared to the traffic NYCC got on the weekend.
The friends walked the showroom floor from end to end. Sidney loved looking at all the nerdy stuff. Chewbacca bathrobes, ‘Game of Thrones’ jewelry and her personal favorite: Batman lingerie. Her first purchase was an ‘Adventure Time’ comic book with the cover drawn by one of the artist from the show, then later a print of Daenerys Targaryen.
Sidney and her friends left the center to grab a quick Thai lunch. After sustenance, the second half their NYCC day started with Artist Alley. There, Sidney met ‘Kabuki’ creator David Mack and got a signed copy of ‘Kabuki: Vol. 2’. Artist Alley was filled with so many amazing prints. Sidney wished she had more wall space. Her last purchase was a copy of ‘The Last Unicorn’ which she had signed by Peter S. Beagle. She was very excited about that. Authors are her celebrities.
Since the artist of ‘Adventure Time’ was so backed up, she was told to come back at 7pm. To kill some time and sit in the process, Sidney and Joel Rod Chang (The Girl in the Tiny Hat retired after Artist Alley) made their way to the Batman panel. The panel released some upcoming artwork and talked about the storyline for ‘Year Zero’. It was all so exciting! Sidney could hardly wait to read it. She has fallen so far behind on her comics, its not even funny.
Completely drained by the time 7pm came, Sidney picked up her comic from the ‘Adventure Time’ artist and headed home to wait in anticipation for next years comic con.
In short, NYCC was awesome! I have really been inspired to catch up on my comic book reading. Here’s to more reading!
Sorry I don’t have any cool pictures of my own to post, but here’s a good one.