New York Comic-Con Debriefing (4 comments)
New York Comic-Con Debriefing
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 11:27 AM
The first New York Comic-Con gets a thumbs-up from yours truly; the location is fairly convenient for us and the degree of costume-wearing is pretty low.
That's not to say that the convention was run perfectly. It was so oversold that Fire Marshalls and State Police barred entry by paid badgeholders for several hours on Saturday, including Your Humble Cartoonist. But being well attended is far from the worst problem a con can have, and things went well for the most part. I did notice a high turnout from networkers and business-types; people were definitely there looking for new properties to exploit. For those of you who enjoy exploitation, this would be the con for you.
- People kept bringing Andy action figures to draw on. This man is leading a charmed life, I think.
- We dragged the BLC guys out for beers and miniburgers at Puck Fair and managed to personally insult just about every one of them. Brad, please accept my apologies for my boorish behavior, I am sure that your acid-washed jeans will soon be at the height of fashion once again. I applaud your forward-looking sense of style.
- Someone came by the booth and reminded me about Liz Groenveld's Stuff Sucks. Ms. Groenveld's beautiful artwork and tight, clever writing are worth checking out.
- We drank a metric shitload of Red Bull. Dumbrella needs a Red Bull sponsorship, methinks. A couple of cases per month per artist would probably be a good start.
- The panel with the BLC guys was tons o' fun and seemed to be attended mostly by literary agents.
- I got to see a copy of Raina Telgemeier's new Baby-Sitter's Club graphic novel, and it is gorgeous. I think it is safe to say that I am more excited about this Baby-Sitter's Club book than any other BSC book previously.
Re: New York Comic-Con Debriefing (Score: 1)
posted Monday, February 27, 2006 - 04:38 PM (#32138
I was sorely disappointed in the comic-con, mostly because I bought my tickets for saturday online but could not get in. I did however get to see a giant lego Batman.
Hero? Villian? Still, I don't like you.
Re: New York Comic-Con Debriefing (Score: 3, Insightful)
posted Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 05:56 PM (#32163
Yeah it was a complete cluster fuck from the outside, anyway. The sheer competence and coordination levels of the staff was something to behold. It made Altamont look like Cirque du Soleil.
PartiallyClips - Way better than most strips that suck.
Re: New York Comic-Con Debriefing (Score: 3, Compelling)
posted Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 11:12 PM (#32190
Baby-Sitter's Club... Graphic Novel?
I am having to actually physcially sit on my inner 13-year-old to keep her from throwing all of my money at this person.
Dark Overlord of Chickens
Re: New York Comic-Con Debriefing (Score: 2)
posted Thursday, March 02, 2006 - 07:35 AM (#32194
In Response to porcupine8 (#32190):
I may be wrong but I believe it's a retelling of the original tome. Don't knock it until you've seen it.
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