Yesterday, I had the chance to visit Comic Con in New York City on the first day of the convention. I was invited* to come and check out the pop culture phenomenon and I was thrilled to have the chance to do so! Once I arrived in New York, I knew I was in for quite the spectacular day. Speckled throughout New York City streets were people dressed as favorite characters from comics, movies, and TV shows. There is nothing quite like walking down the street to look up and see The Joker walking in front of you or seeing every character from Adventure Time walking hand in hand. Everywhere you looked, you could see a trail flocking to the mecca that is known as Comic Con.
Stepping through the doors, it was quite the sight to behold! Mega fans were everywhere. Creative costumes (Cosplay) were everywhere. And everything you could ever want was displayed throughout the show floor. You could spend days here appreciating everyone’s costumes and exploring the floor.
Now if you think Comic Con is not for you, you would be wrong. There is something for everyone here. Some of our family favorites are Batman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Harry Potter and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Within minutes, I had encountered them all! My teen reporter arrived as Marty McFly and was appreciated by ComicCon attendees everywhere.
I loved going from vendor to vendor and finding old treasures and adding awesome finds to our collection. There was Lego, publishing companies, independent artists, My Little Pony. Marvel, comics of every kind, and so much more. My personal favorite things to encounter were all the 80s toys and memorabilia from my childhood. It was fun to revisit them!
As if that weren’t enough, Comic Con has a full (very full) schedule of panels to visit. These are presentations, sneak peeks, q&a with actors, artists, and authors, and screenings. I was able to catch quite a few and they were a ton of fun. So informative and fun to participate in. There is an entire program of panels to choose from, so you can always find one to join.
You wouldn’t be able to catch all the panels, so it’s important to plan your ComicCon time carefully to maximize your visit. ComicCon is quite the experience and you could go all weekend long and not have the time or energy to see it all. Even Michael Myers and Chuckie had to take a break to collect themselves. There is just so much to do!
I still have so much more to explore, so for now, I will leave you with these photos of some of the sights I saw while roaming the showroom at New York Comic Con 2017. I will be back to share more with you later! Until then, feel free to follow all the latest on Twitter and check their website, too!
*I was invited to attend to facilitate a feature, all opinions are my own.