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NYCC – San Diego In Disguise? | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and RumorsThere was a moment on Saturday of New York Comic Con that I walked down the stairs and turned left instead of right. I needed to go right to where I wanted to go… but in San Diego I would have turned left. Suddenly I forgot where I was.
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Back into the Fray: New York Comic Con’s Expansion – Arts – The Wesleyan ArgusThe eighth annual New York Comic Con was held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from Oct. 11-14, and this year the event was bigger than ever. This is my third time attending NYCC, and the convention almost seemed like a different place this time around. Cartoon Network was noticeably absent.
New York Comic-Con 2012 http://pic.twitter.com/zwq8WaRjErika Fong BR
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Behind the mask: being yourself as someone else at New York Comic ConOne of the best parts of any New York Comic Con is the walk to the Javits Center, when hundreds of people dressed as superheroes, alternate universe Victorians, and anime characters descend on Midtown Manhattan.
Behind the mask: being yourself as someone else at New York Comic Contheverge
The Best Costumes From New York Comic ConThe New York Comic Con took place at the Big Apple’s Javits Center this past weekend, and we went to check out the fun. Here are some pictures of our favorite attendees. Because what would Comic Con be without the cosplayers? Just a convention of really talented and interesting people talking about comics and nerd stuff.
NYCC: Everybody is out to get Joe Quinones!Artist Joe Quinones tries his hardest to make friends and network at conventions, he really does, but for some reason everybody who comes into contact with him develops a murderous blood lust. Revealed today in a harrowing series of portraits on Quinones’ blog, a full display of cosplayer brutality has now come to light.
NYCC in audio with Morrison, Ennis, etc.Jamie Coville recording a bunch of panels from New York Comic Con and here they are for you listening pleasure: New York Comic Con 2012 (October 11 – 14) – 126 Photos Irwin Hasen Spotlight (51:21, 47mb) On the panel was Irwin Hasen, Al Jaffee, Arnold Roth and Paul Levitz.
Impressive Superhero Body Paint At Geekenheim’s Booth [NYCC]Every kind of costume was on display at New York Comic Con – including the painted on kind. Geekenheim launched their new online boutique at the convention, and they set up some great body paint costumes to help promote it!
Superheroes, Mutants, Fans and Stan Lee Meet at Comic ConCOPY EDITOR This weekend, I, dressed alternately as a Star Trek expendable and a Batman villain from the Court of Owls, went to one of the greatest and fastest-growing annual events the city has to offer: New York Comic Con.
New York Comic Con With the Minions, Day Two | GeekMom | Wired.comThe second day of New York Comic Con confirmed it: I was very, very wise to buy four day passes to the event so we could enter on Thursday. Because while Thursday was a busy day, the attendance was at a level that was busy but not crazy.
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Filling out the NYCC exhibitor survey has me torn. I did well, but it still feels like the Artist Alley stuff wasn’t put together well.Jim Zub’s-a-witch
NYCC 2012: Cosplay Gallery – Comic VineYou can’t have a comic convention without Cosplay. Well, you could but would you really want to?
The Absolute Best Cosplay from New York Comic-Con 2012New York Comic-Con is officially over, but the glorious cosplay images live on forever! We saw a whole heap of crazy innovative costumes …
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Doctor Who and Sherlock cosplay abound at NY Comic Con 2012New York Comic Con (NYCC) was held this past weekend at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. The convention has been running since 2006 and has gradually progressed to epic proportions, coming closer every year to rivaling the San Diego Comic Con in size and celebrity appearances.
Broadway’s Spider-Man Swings Into New York ComicCon – Theater News – Oct 18, 2012Star Reeve Carney, who plays Peter Parker/Spider-Man, sang "Boy Falls From the Sky" from the musical, which performs on Broadway at the Foxwoods Theatre. Afterwards, Spider-Man resident choreographer Jason Snow led an interactive presentation and demo for kids in the audience. And numerous costumed Spider-Men interacted with fans at the convention.
A New York Comic Con Slideshow – ForbesCosplay allows fans to become part of the show – it’s a self-reinforcing loop of "that’s awesome!" and "wow, that must have taken forever to make" that spurs more and more people to dress as their favorite characters each year. The New York Comic Con also benefits from its proximity [...]
New York vs. San Diego: A Comic Con Throwdown – ForbesCap doesn't like the way you're looking at him. Photo: Pitroick Hanson/Madd Pencilz The San Diego Comic-Con has been known for decades as the gold standard of comics fandom get-togethers and is considered something of a mecca to the devoted – a place to which the true geek must make a [...]
Scarlet Witch by Olivier Coipel @NY_Comic_Con #NYCC http://instagr.am/p/QvfZDSHkgJ/Eddy Choi
Frank Castle and Travis Bickle by Eduardo Risso @NY_Comic_Con #NYCC http://instagr.am/p/Qw4Y8yHkhz/Eddy Choi
Captain America by Steve McNiven @NY_Comic_Con #NYCC http://instagr.am/p/Q7tyW_HklN/Eddy Choi
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Supergirl & Powergirl by Mark Bagley @NY_Comic_Con #NYCC http://instagr.am/p/Q8CykHnkmm/Eddy Choi
An overhead view of Saturday morning’s crowd @NY_Comic_Con #NYCC #whereswaldo http://instagr.am/p/Q8Nq_tHkhI/Eddy Choi
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Batman by Olivier Coipel @NY_Comic_Con #NYCC http://instagr.am/p/Q8fJHpnkh2/Eddy Choi
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Toy Hunting With Jordan Hembrough at NYCCattackoftheshow
The Hot Sellers of NYCC 2012 | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and RumorsLouis Falcetti writes for Bleeding Cool; The New York Comic Con isn’t all about book announcements, parties, sketches and cosplay. Believ…
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NYCC 12: NYCC Team addresses cosplay, crowding, first aid kitsAt one of the last panels of the day, Lance Fensterman and his executive staff sat down and received criticism, kudos, and suggestions from convention attendees. The panelists (biographies from ReedPop): Lance Fensterman is Group VP of Reed Pop which means he oversees the team and events on a day to day basis.
New York Comic Con more about comics than you thoughtWith some perspective from really only following the show via the internet, this year’s New York Comic Con seems to have been another huge, hectic success. While crowding seems to have been an issue yet again, despite show promotion that featured media guests over comics, comics publishing announcements dominated the news cycle.
NYCC 2012: Kick-Watcher at NYCCBy: Henry Barajas One of the main reasons why I started writing about Kickstarter projects is because I care a lot about independent creators trying to do their own thing. If you have ever considered making something and putting it out there for the world to judge; a project that will either make or break you then you understand the risks and courage involved.
Tyler Posey Does Gangnam Style & Talks "Teen Wolf" At NY Comic Conclevvertv
Slipknot Singer Geeks Out at New York Comic Con 2012fuse
Comic Con’s Best Couple Cosplayers! : Knickerbocker LedgerFounded in New York City, combing the minds of nerds, geeks, and gamers for the sole purpose of creating a venue for unbiased and thought-provoking questions, ideas, and thesis about video games while promoting female and male positive representation via news, events, fashion, and articles. Email:GirlGamerVogue@gmail.com
New York Comic Con 2012 @ Javits Center (review) – Home – Fake WallsTuesday, October 16, 2012 at 3:34 PM By: Terrance Pryor Over 110,000 people came to the Javits Center last weekend for the 2012 edition of New York Comic Con, which sold out weeks ago. NYCC is one of NYC’s largest events and attracted attention from people all over the world.
New York Comic Con 2012: Why Dressing Up Is CoolI always had an enormous box of costumes in my house growing up. When I started doing musicals in high school, the period shows with glittery flapper dresses and big hoop skirts were always the most fun.
METALLICA KIRK HAMMETT MEETS FANS AT COMIC CON FOR BOOK & TOY LINEartisannewsservice
Mike Gold: Little Ole New York Comic Con – ComicMixMike Gold: Little Ole New York Comic Con ComicMix associate editor Adriane Nash and I knew we were in for it when, on Thursday morning last, there were nine other people waiting for the same commuter train who clearly were headed not to work but to the New York Comic Con.
Long Islanders in costume at New York Comic-Connewsday
Stolen From NYCC: Doctor Who Sketch Cover | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and RumorsThis original art Doctor Who sketch cover by Brian Kong, was stolen from behind his table at New York Comic Con between Saturday night and Sunday morning. If you see it offered anywhere, do please get in touch… http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151119569039608&set=a.270760974607.145671.537584607&type=1&ref=nf
As I go through all the NYCC images I will add to this album, please if you could can you SHARE the album so everyone can see what they missed out on :)SuperHero Photography by Adam Jay
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New York Comic Con! – Destructoid Community Blog by TroyFullbusterYep, Saturday was my first con of anything and what better to start than New York Comic Con! (Which I heard is like the most medicore of …
A Day at Comic-Con NYFollowing in nerd tradition, I went to Comic-Con at the Javits Center in NYC this past Saturday. I consider myself a Trekkie (TNG and Voy…
Chevrolet Tries to Spark Curiosity at New York Comic-ConFred R. Conrad/The New York Times Last weekend, Chevrolet wagered that the Boba Fetts wandering New York Comic-Con would need a new set o…
The reports from the NYCC 2012 are still coming in fast and furious! Stay tuned for more.
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PHOTOS: Cosplay And Cuties At New York Comic Con 2012 / QueertyBlowing up to San Diego Comic-Con proportions, the east coast’s falltime geek brouhaha, NY Comic Con, jam-packed the city and Jacob Javitz convention center with all sorts of costumes and get-ups (aka "cosplay") inspired by comics, TV, movies, manga/anime, and video games, from pint-sized Dr. Who’s to a super beefy Prometheus engineer (and a chubby, or chubbier version of pretty much every character you can think of).
20 Cosplay Photos from New York Comic Con 2012, part 2 – ForbesThere were so many cosplayers at New York Comic Con that it was impossible to fit them into one gallery. So here’s part two, below. And in case you missed it, here’s part one for you. see photosMarco LemosClick for full photo gallery: The Costumes of New York Comic Con 2012, [...]
Photos: NY Comic Con 2012, The Adventure ConcludesNew York Comic Con wrapped up yesterday, and instead of colorful superheroes the Javits Center will go back to hosting corporate conferences and company parties hosted by C-rate comedians. Luckily for us, Jessica Lehrman was there to catch the waning hours of fantasy. Look, someone even dressed up as Lens
New York Comic Con 2012 floods city with costumed geeks, cartoon fans | Brooklyn Daily Eagleundefined
New York Comic Con expands | CliqueClackNYCC came. NYCC saw. NYCC conquered me. After a harrowing weekend covering ‘The Following’, ‘Haven,’ ‘Person of Interest,’ ‘Robot Chicken,’ ‘Venture Brothers’ and ‘Voltron Force,’ I’m glad I’m home. But, I’d be remiss if I didn’t give an NYCC overview and cosplay photos.
New York Comic Con 2012: More than just a conventionAlex Widen,Brooklyn Comic Books Examiner Alex Widen has spent twenty seven Earth years examining the medium of comic books around the Brooklyn area. Through extensive research and habitual buying, Alex is able to deliver all your comic news needs. Alex welcomes your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nets’ Lopez Visits Comic ConBrooklyn Nets coach Avery Johnson gave his players the day off Sunday, before the onslaught of the NBA regular season. Nets center Brook Lopez decided to hang out with Boba Fett, Captain America, Catwoman and others at Comic Con.
Gallery: Cosplay Eye Candy From New York Comic Con | Underwire | Wired.comTo make his alluring portraits, photographer Senén Llanos follows a few simple rules.
Instagram Round Up: New York Comic ConIf you see a Wookie in the streets over the next few days, don't be alarmed. It's probably just a hard-core Star Wars fan living …
The Good, the Bad, and the Goings on at the New York Comic Con | TheCelebrityCafe.comI started early, 7:30 AM on Thursday morning, to attend the Diamond Comics Retailer Appreciation Breakfast. The first thing I noticed was massive construction around the front of the Javits center. While that can’t be held against the promoters of the show, it sure limited the comings and goings as the days wore on.
11 Wacky and Expensive Costumes from NY Comic ConPhoto: The Fiscal Times/Lori Kinney The Comic Con event this weekend in New York was the second largest comic book and pop culture gathering in the country (after San Diego’s Comic Con), and representatives from the worlds of video games, comic books, anime, fantasy, and science fiction were on hand in the Big Apple to satisfy every American geek’s fantasy – and, of course, boost profits.
Betabeat Takes Its First Trip to New York ComicCon"What is… going on here?" asked Betabeat’s confused cab driver, as we bore left onto W. 37th street and the entire block began to fill up with people in costumes. Since we had never been to ComicCon before, we found ourselves at a loss to explain to him the scene that was unfolding before us.
Column: Comic Con Can Help You Sell… Everything"Looka that guy!" shouts a construction worker on the corner of 35th and 11th. "It’s fuckin’ Optimus Prime!" Sure enough, there’s a gentleman clad in an astonishingly elaborate do-it-yourself Optimus Prime costume, decked from head to toe in carefully painted PVC and cardboard with metal accents, recreating the look of the character from the Michael Bay movies.
NYCC12: Day FourSo I got to bed at Three AM (yeah, late night blogging…I lead such a glamorous life), and got out at Eight. Napping on the subway, my subconscious woke me up at Times Square, and I had to wonder… had I slept through to Monday?
On the Scene: NYCC 2012 Day Four: Happy 50th Spider-Man!It wouldn’t have been appropriate to hold a New York Comic Con this year without acknowledging the 50 th birthday of Marvel’s flagship hero, and there was plenty of merchandise on hand from the con to commemorate it, including a tote bag, t-shirt, and sweatshirt.
New York Comic Con: A Foodie Perspectiveby Amy Chu Food sadly often takes a back seat at comic cons for pros who are working the shows. But by the time the floor closes everyone’s usually ready for something that’s not a lukewarm hot dog or power bar. Fortunately New York Comic Con is close to some of the Big Apple’s tastiest neighborhoods.
Getting Stan Lee A Chair – A Confession From NYCC | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors(Author’s note, photo attached is from a previous encounter with Stan the Man from 2010!) As Bleeding Cool previously reported, Stan Lee did attend this year’s New York Comic Con. I’ve ran into Stan at 2 separate occasions at conventions this past year alone, so the sense of wonder kind of wears off after awhile.
NYCC 2012: Cosplay Roundup | SuvuduUsing a careful, scientific method that I like to call "eyeballin’ it," I’ve determined that the 3 most commonly seen costumes at NYCC 2012 were: 1. Deadpool 2. Jake (Adventure Time) 3. Waldo Which did you see most frequently? What were your favorites? Did you dress up?
Psylocke sketch from #NYCC http://pic.twitter.com/Gl1URJTVYildiray Cinar
NYCC ’12 – Sunday Cosplay Photos – leetNEETAlas, New York Comic Con has ended just as fast as it had began, but that doesn't mean we will forget about it once we return to our…
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RT @thepuffytaco: Met @HannahMinx today! Super Kawaii! And very nice! #NYCC #fb http://pic.twitter.com/chAmta1vMiss Hannah Minx
@kyledhiggins #NYCC 2012 http://twitpic.com/b3qzvmD ^.^
This CarolDanvers CaptMarvel piece will be at tonight’s @NY_Comic_Con charity auction for St.Jude’s. #NYCC http://twitpic.com/b3r47zTodd Nauck
NYCC Friday commission: other viking mouse Inked at breakfast & done! http://twitpic.com/b3r4vxDavid Petersen
Wow…People waiting to get into #NYCC. http://pic.twitter.com/iJl6AWC5Jeanette Aulet
This is the youngest cosplayer we have seen at #NYCC…this little guy is only 3 months old and dressed as Robin! http://pic.twitter.com/s0pH3qPeDC Comics
My #NYCC schedule for today: 11a-12n Artist’s Alley Table K9 12:30p-1:30p BIG announcement at @IDWPublishing panel Rm1A21 3p+ K9 again.Fred Van Lente
NYCC 2012: Jim Lee and Scott Snyder Invade the Superman Paneldcentertainmenttv
New York Comic Con will be providing live streaming from their panels taking place in the IGN Theater, and we have it for you right here on Convention Scene.
Friday, October 12
(12:00pm to 8:00pm)
AMC Presents Kevin Smith’s Comic Book Men (2:45 PM), Open Road Films Presents: SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D (4:00 PM), Robot Chicken (6:00 PM)
Saturday, October 13
(10:00am to 8:00pm)
Haven (10:30 AM), Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2! (12:15 PM), The Conjuring (1:30 PM), The Bay (2:15 PM), Beautiful Creatures (3:00 PM), Carrie (3:45 PM), Evil Dead (4:15 PM), AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Panel Event (5:00 PM), FIREFLY 10th Anniversary Special Event – First Look (6:45 PM)
Sunday, October 14
(10:00am to 5:00pm)
Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A (11:00 AM), Halo 4: The Master Chief Returns and Multiplayer goes to Infinity (12:00 PM)
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It has begun! The 2012 edition of the New York Comic Con got underway yesterday. We’ll be adding lots of links, photos, videos, etc. here so keep checking back.
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The ‘after’ to #NYCC pre-show Day 1! http://instagr.am/p/QpoZhbvOpP/New York Comic Con
Arrow/@amellywood Arrow statue is coming – as seen at @DCComics booth at #NYCC. #arrow http://pic.twitter.com/yJ4X8iM0Eric Goldman
Capcom ‘resurrects’ Darkstalkers at NY Comic Con | BitbagPerhaps coming as a little bit of a surprise, Capcom made their opportunity with this year’s announcement at Comic Con being a re-mastered Darkstalkers 2 and 3 digital pack aptly named – Darkstalkers Ressurection. The Darkstalkers franchise has (unfortunately) never been as popular as its Street Fighter brothers and sisters, the one where Capcom hoped it would be.
New York Comic Con Returns To Javits CenterNEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – If you see more Jedi Knights, Whovians, or Trekkies in the city, there’s a very good reason. WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond On The Story New York Comic Con is underway at the Javits Center (West 34th Street and 11th Avenue). It’s where mild-mannered people become superheroes.
New York Comic Con 2012 day one – live updatesThe seventh annual New York Comic Con is under way in Manhattan with more than 115,000 fans, exhibitors and stars due to attend the cult convention. Follow updates here* Amanda Holpuch previews Comic Con
DC Comics Announces a New Superman Book!Today, on the first day of the New York Comic-Con, DC Comics made one of the biggest announcements since the relaunch of their entire line. The world’s bestselling comic book artist and DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee is teaming up with literary comics favorite Scott Snyder will be teaming up to launch a brand new, ongoing Superman title in 2013.
NEW YORK: Redbubble’s First Pop-up Store Debuts at New York Comic Con 2012 | Business Wire | Rock Hill Herald OnlineRedbubble Pty. Ltd. today opened its first physical pop-up shop at Comic Con booth #849. Their subsidiary, Redbubble, Inc. is the host of a global online marketplace that facilitates the sale of authentic, amazing art on everyday products/canvasses from over 225,000 independent artists.
Hasbro Reveals Transformers Prime Beast Hunters at New York Comic Con – First Official Look at Predaking Beast Mode TransformersHasbro Reveals Transformers Prime Beast Hunters at New York Comic Con – First Official Look at Predaking Beast Mode By Jack on Thursday, October 11, 2012 Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con The Hunt Begins in 2013 as OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOTS Face an Unprecedented New Foe in the TRANSFORMERS PRIME Animated Series and Beyond New York Comic Con 2012 In a packed room filled with TRANSFORMERS fans, Hasbro, Inc.
New York Comic Con: Guillermo del Toro to produce ‘Pacific Rim’ prequel graphic novelGuillermo del Toro’s forthcoming sci-fi spectacular Pacific Rim will tell the tale of ginormous robots called Jaegers that protect the world from equally ginormous monsters known as Kaiju.
NYCC Unveils Comic Poster for Schwarzenegger’s ‘The Last Stand’NYCC Unveils Comic Poster for Schwarzenegger’s ‘The Last Stand’ The New York Comic-Con is in full swing right now, and while we won’t have any coverage from the convention in The Big Apple, we’ll do our best to bring any big stories that come from the convention itself.
H’wood looks east to Gotham Comic Con – Entertainment News, Film News, Media – VarietyWith more than 115,000 attendees expected to fill the Javits Center over the next four days when it kicks off today, New York Comic Con has evolved into another important platform for studios and TV networks to promote their upcoming projects. . Film News from the entertainment source: Variety.
New York Comic Con 2012: What You Need to KnowNew York Comic Con opens today, as 100,000-plus attendees – more than a few in lavish, outrageous costumes – descend on Manhattan’s Jacob…
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Enter a world full of comics, chaos, wonder, and Grant Morrison.
The Hard Rock casino in Las Vegas was home to the inaugural MorrisonCon on September 29-30, 2012. Going in, I had no idea what to expect from this show. I knew that 10 of the biggest names were special guests, including Grant Morrison, frequent collaborators Frank Quitely, Darick Robertson, and Chris Burnham, along with comic superstars Robert Kirkman, Jim Lee, Jason Aaron, Jonathan Hickman, and Gerard Way. Also invited were Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, Chronicle writer Max Landis, and musical guests Jimmy Urine and Akira the Don.
The crowd waiting for the start of MorrisonCon.
James Sime greeting the crowd for the “Inaugural Awakening”.
The energy of the crowd was palpable the minute I set foot in the main room. James Sime, the founder of Isotope Comics, stirred up the crowd with frenetic energy, setting up an introduction to Grant Morrison, who immediately proceeded to introduce Chris Burnham and Frank Quitely, and went straight into talking about upcoming artwork with their respective projects. It was fascinating to see the thought processes of the artists, and how they each interpreted Grant’s scripts and how it translated on to a page. Shortly after, Darick Robertson also joined the trio, and gave his take on working with Grant.
Darick Robertson, Grant Morrison, Chris Burnham, and Frank Quitely discussing comics.
The next panel involved Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic Four), JH Williams (Batwoman), Jason Aaron (Wolverine and the X-Men, Avengers vs. X-Men), Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead, Invincible), and Grant Morrison talking about the comic book writing process. From talking about approach to plotting out storylines, to being aware of page turns for reader shock value, to working with different artists and how they might interact with different story tellers, it was a fantastic panel to gain insight from 5 of the biggest writers in comics today.
Jonathan Hickman, JH Williams III, Jason Aaron, Robert Kirkman and Grant Morrison talking about what they do best: writing.
And since you can’t have comics without art, the following panel featured Chris Burnham, Frank Quitely, JH Williams III, Darick Robertson, and Jim Lee. The artists talked about influences, how they go about laying out pages, to new artists in comics that they personally enjoy. And of course, you can’t have an artist panel without art. Each artist chose a random guest’s sketchbook to draw in, and it was awesome to see them sketch away.
Chris Burnham, JH Williams III, Darick Robertson, and Jim Lee enjoying Frank Quitely drawing Supersize Man.
After an hour lunch break, the show continued with a musical based panel, featuring Akira the Don, Gerard Way, Darick Robertson, Grant Morrison, JH Williams III, and Jimmy Urine. It was awesome to see the panelists talk about how music was so intertwined in to their comics, from Gerard Way talking about listening to Tarantula by the Smashing Pumpkins while scripting an entire issue of Umbrella Academy, to the first concerts they’ve all attended, to an improptu performance of I Wanna Hold Your Hand by Darick, Grant and Akira which brought the crowd to their feet.
Gerard Way: I think I got into music, because… the sex that I already wasn’t having, I wanted to intensify that… Did you guys take a look at me when the band started? I was trying to get as far away from sexual activity.
The last panel of the show for me was the movie panel, featuring Max Landis, James Gunn, Darick Robertson, and Grant Morrison. Although the panel did get sidetracked at times, it was awesome to see James Gunn and Max Landis debating whether Chronicle was a superhero film and what defines a super hero, as well as Landis arguing with Darick Robertson on what he felt was a huge flaw of The Boys.
Grant Morrison: Superheroes aren’t a genre, which is mistake people often make… They’re an ingredient, not a genre. That’s why they’ll last forever.
On top of these amazing panels, there was also creator signings, where you actually had a reserved spot for a specific writer or artist, and you actually got to talk with them for more than the 10 seconds you’re usually alotted at usual cons. That to me was one THE highlight of the show, and I felt it was completely awesome that the artists and writers would embrace the idea, and enjoyed interacting with fans in a more intimate setting.
Grant Morrison chatting with a fan, while the line awaits with anticipation.
This show was definitely a one of a kind experience, and I believe is something all comic fans should definitely try attending once in their lifetime. If you ever wanted an comics show that was purely comics based, this is it. With rumors that this show could come back in the future, I’d definitely keep my eye out when tickets go on sale.
A look around the Las Vegas Comic Expo. We’ll add more as we find it, or if you would like to suggest a link, please comment at the bottom.
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met Wonder Woman!! no really ..check out @KatKombat @Rivieralasvegas Comic expo this weekend! http://pic.twitter.com/UfK43QUHJanie Rios
Las Vegas Comic Expo! How do I keep getting myself in fights like this?!! http://pic.twitter.com/sejZzXjbThe Scott Lobdell
Went to the Las Vegas Comic Expo #ftw #lvce http://yfrog.com/odpp2ltjAlan X. Rodriguez
Got some great #invincible sketches at Las Vegas Comic Expo. Pic 5 http://pic.twitter.com/baPmdUwRCory Puga
Wonderwoman Comic Expo Las Vegas http://twitpic.com/azx8m7JennVegas
#picstitch #poisionivy #joker #villian #comics #nerd @ Las Vegas Comic Expo http://instagr.am/p/QNg-bKv3Ok/Kaneika
Coming Soon a recap of the Las Vegas Comic Expo! Oooo la la… #vegas #comicbooks #comics #superheroes #cosplay http://pic.twitter.com/6bYAuyy0MissFrankieTease
Zatanna (by Tom_Forbes) Riki ‘Riddle’ Le Cotey at Las Vegas Comics Expo.keaneoncomics
IronMan Sketch Cover fun from @LVComicExpo http://pic.twitter.com/b4RJ6hWdJoel Gomez
Las Vegas Comic Expo!The Las Vegas Comic Expo came and went a lot faster than I had expected. It seemed like I was hearing of it, then reading about it’s quic…
Final Look at the Las Vegas Comic Exponikkivilloria
Content from Las Vegas Comic ExpoI stepped out of MorrisonCon for a couple hours to visit some friends at this con. Took a few photos, too.
Ahhhhh!!!! This is SO gonna be my FB profile picture!!! http://pic.twitter.com/5oeFMj8FJuuno Korialstrasz
LAS VEGAS: "What’s New With the DC 52?" – Comic Book ResourcesComic Book Resources – LAS VEGAS: What’s New With the DC 52? – At the Las Vegas Comic Expo, writers Scott Lobdell, Kyle Higgins, Brian Bu…
A look back at MorrisonCon, featuring Grant Morrison and friends. More videos and reports to be added later so check back.
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Morrison and I doing our thing. This is the best convention ever. #morrisoncon http://pic.twitter.com/FPjVYRB4TJ McDonald
@MorrisonCon @DarickR and Akira the Don singing the Beatles. Hell yes. http://pic.twitter.com/dk1w00mNZachary Smith
#Morrisoncon is the LAW! Big thanks to Chris Burnham for the sketch. http://pic.twitter.com/VsxD8J14Peter Donatich
Gerard en el MorrisonCon! #MCR (18) http://twitpic.com/azrim5нσтєℓ вєℓℓα мυєятє
@MorrisonCon Moments: We Love The Dead Panel @ronxo @Uptomyknees @RobertKirkman #MorrisonCon http://pic.twitter.com/wDzKZuY0Mark Warner
@MorrisonCon Moments: You can tell Johnathan Hickman & @jasonaaron hate each other. It was kind of awkward #MorrisonCon http://pic.twitter.com/7qGpwqyHMark Warner
.@TheBurnham drawing Grant as Dr. Who #morrisoncon http://pic.twitter.com/K3cmZcbAHenry Barajas
Frank Quitely & Grant Morrison at #morrisoncon http://pic.twitter.com/xS9zSdaZScottLudwig
THANK YOU to everyone who came to #morrisoncon and changed the world with us! http://pic.twitter.com/gKJr0vOjMorrisonCon
Greetings from Morrisoncon. Wish you were here http://twitpic.com/azbsgrLindsey Way
The amazing JH Williams III sketch Batwoman at MorrisonContrinimcw
MorrisonCon Swag! | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and RumorsAre you going to MorrisonCon in Las Vegas this weekend? Bleeding Cool was meant to have some people on the ground, but the organisers sud…
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