The crew showed up as expected and we are had a blast. While we really wanted to see Stan Lee because he is one of the main draws at comic cons, he unfortunately fell ill. We hope he get's better soon.
Luckily, Jim Lee was able to come through for the Big Apple, and sign autograph for the fans. You could tell, that people were very happy to substitute, after you saw how long his line for autographs were.
The Big Apple Comic Con to me, is a comic book fans con, it was created by comic book retailer Mike Carboaro, and continues to have comic & merchandising of every size and stripe. Along with comics, we saw T-shirt vendors and CGC, the comic book grading firm in attendance, amongst many others.
What makes it special is the more local nature of this comic con. With many local retailers, artist & creators who are all over place. It is also was longest and oldest comic cons in New York. A testament to this, is the amount of people attending. It was commented by several people how much longer the lines are. Success of course brings some growing pains.
Some of the things we saw & did & saw:
Jim Lee signing
Jim Steranko (Hulk, Superman), who took the time to see tell a funny story about Superman #400.
Roy Thomas (Conan)
Mike Carbonaro's Wedding
Met up with a fan,
Cosplay competition - See our Pictures
Barbara Eden (I love Genie)
Taimak (Last Dragon)
Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson) from Netflix's DareDevil
It continues tomorrow, check it out if you can.