First off I want to apologize for the lack of photos!
I don’t even know where to begin, there’s so much to talk about. Hmm.
Well, New York Comic Con was amazing. And because my dad was helping out a family friend with his booth, Rachel and I were able to receive exhibitor passes. We went on Saturday and Sunday, and spent both those days wandering around the convention center. There were some fantastic cosplays! The most memorable ones for me were the Iron Throne (which you can see in this short video), an Adventure Time group (Fionna, Flame Princess, Marceline, Lumpy Space Princess and Prince Bubblegum) and a Kaylee from Firefly. She looked so much like Jewel Staite.
On Saturday I went to the Legend of Korra panel and got to the line pretty early. Thank god because as soon as the doors opened at 10 a.m. for the public, people piled in. I got a good seat, in front of the cast and crew in the fifth row.
I grabbed the Bilbo figure SO FAST, didn’t even bother to look at the price I had to have it! It wasn’t expensive though. It’s going to be hard to not open it… the urge is strong.
My feet and shoulders were in pain! I got to Comic Con around 9 and stayed till around 6:30 at night. Long day, but worth the time.
I was shocked to see that there were hardly any Tolkien cosplays or merchandise. I only saw a Bilbo, Thranduil and Tauriel cosplays. And about four Gandalfs. I expected a lot of hobbits. And it was DIFFICULT to find any LOTR items. There were a handful of booths that had some action figures and there was theonering.net’s booth, but there wasn’t much there.
On Sunday I got some more goodies, a small Totoro plushie, a Firefly shirt, an Avatar: The Last Airbender print by Chrissie Zullo, Smaug print by David Wenzel and a Treebeard figure.
I pretty much screamed out “TREEBEARD” when I saw it. May have scared the vendor a little. I had no idea that David Wenzel was at NYCC! He’s the illustrator for The Hobbit graphic novel, and I love the artwork. Bummed that I didn’t bring my copy for him to sign. And I was such an idiot around David. I had to build up so much courage to ask him for a photo. The first time I just quickly and quietly said “umwoulditbepossibletotakeaphotowithyou???” Had to repeat it again because he didn’t understand me. And when I bought the print from him I just spit out “Do you accept quarters?” And Rachel shouted out “Why wouldn’t he accept change?!!” I WAS NERVOUS. Sorry David. I promise I’m not that annoying.