The beginning of October brings pumpkin spice everything, Halloween décor, and New York Comic Con. This past week, New York Comic Con greeted the nerd masses from all over the world at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center from October 5th through October 8th. As East Coast’s answer to San Diego Comic Con and the largest convention in North America, the crowds of enthusiastic fans were in full effect. Whether they were there to meet their favorite artists and celebrities, pick up some convention exclusives, or dress up as their favorite fictional characters (or all of the above!).
Despite the muggy autumn weather in New York and the cramped conditions of a convention center that’s currently in the process of expanding, nearly 200,000 attendees congregated to partake in the spectacle that is New York Comic Con. Since this year’s show featured the relocation of Artist Alley to a smaller ballroom and various events/panels taking place off-site, the lobby and the primary exhibit halls actually ended up being the breeziest and most bearable areas to wander. This year’s show also included a SyFy fan lounge, a quiet room, and an artist alley lounge, in case you wanted to take a break from the crowded crowds in a slightly-less-crowded-but-
One of my favorite things about New York Comic Con is witnessing the pure dedication and artistry of con-goers dressed up in some of the most clever, creative, and often unwieldy costumes, regardless of the massive crowds. From My Hero Academia to Twin Peaks to New Gods, cosplayers proudly wore their hearts on their sleeves as they portrayed their fandom faves throughout the convention. Luckily, I was able to capture some of New York Comic Con’s finest in cosplay craftsmanship – check out some of the amazing cosplayers I met last week!
All photos by Betty Felon.
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