New York Comic Con (NYCC) 2017 whirled its way through the Jacob Javits Center last weekend and this Fan Fest contributor was right in the eye of the storm! Fans hustled and bustled their way through a maze of overstuffed aisles in search of their favorite fandom treasures. Crowds formed around endless areas of entertainment featuring celebrity interactions. Lines wound their way around halls as excited fans eagerly awaited the opportunity to grab prime seating at their favorite panel. A packed Artist Alley featured amazing artwork as far as the eye could see. Colorful cosplayers were in full force amidst all the enthusiastic chaos. Needless to say, great photo opportunities could be found around every corner!
New York Comic Con is definitely a con of epic proportions. As if the massive amounts of activity inside the Jacob Javits Center weren’t enough, even more events were held in venues outside the Javits. And while I find it difficult to cover every aspect at any given comic convention, it was especially overwhelming trying to navigate and plan my way through a weekend at NYCC. Knowing that I simply could not be everywhere, I decided to focus my attention on the happenings inside the Javits Center. As per usual, I would map out a plan for the day, which would, of course, be immediately thrown off due to unforeseen circumstances. My best advice though has always been to take things in stride and go with the flow because you just never know the unexpected awesomeness the lies ahead. Sometimes the best-laid plans are not to have one at all and NYCC was no exception. 🙂
As I was preparing to write this article it occurred to me that there is just no way to properly describe the ‘feeling’ surrounding such a massive event with words alone. Therefore, considering we live in an age where a photo is worth even more than a thousand words, I’ve decided to let my images do some of the talking for me. For those that were in attendance, I hope my pictures and videos bring back fond memories. For those unable to experience NYCC 2017, I hope I can entice you to join in next year. Thank you for allowing me to take you along on my journey…
Welcome to New York Comic Con.
No controlling the ever hilarious Michael Rooker.
Artist Alley awesome!
Exciting shows on the way! Ninjak v the Valiant Universe featuring Michael Rowe.
Kevin Smith hosts Live Stage.
Never having seen actor/comedian/podcaster Kevin Smith in action, I decided to make my way over to his Live Stage appearance. A very nice photographer offered me a front row seat and I gratefully accepted. Imagine my surprise to learn Kevin was chatting up cast members from American Gods, The Tick, The Walking Dead, Mirror Black and more. He also hosted famed comic creators Greg Capullo and Scott Snyder as well as rapper/comic creator DMC. I felt incredibly fortunate to be in the right place at the right time. Check it out…
Artist on The Block: CJ Draden (endorsed by Stan Lee).
Cars, robots, spaceships and so much more!
Game time with Power Ranger Jason David Frank.
Room with a view.
Be sure to keep an eye on Fan Fest News for even more coverage and interviews from NYCC 2017. Thank you New York Comic Con for an amazing weekend! See you all next year.