Comic Con offers something for fans and nerds of all stripes
Published: Monday, October 14, 2013
Updated: Monday, October 14, 2013 22:10
If you were lucky enough to get a ticket to Comic Con this weekend, then you probably had an incredible time and have already told all of your friends to get tickets for next year. If you missed it this weekend, then you better continually refresh the ticket page on the New York Comic Con website until you can buy a ticket for 2014. If you enjoy any kind of media or consider yourself a part of any fandom, then Comic Con would have been just the place for you. New York Comic Con 2013 was a blast, and anyone who could not go this year can hopefully get a chance in 2014.
One of the best parts of every Comic Con is the throngs of cosplayers, whom can (thankfully) always be found in pictures online the day after. Of course pictures never do these elaborate costumes justice like seeing them in person would. In person, you really notice the hours of hard work that were invested in each costume of your favorite characters, someone else’s favorite character or even a character that you’ve never seen before. “Adventure Time” cosplayers nearly dominated Comic Con, but hundreds of other pop culture characters were in attendance. From Walter White to Pokemon and anything in between, around, or out of this world, the cosplayers of Comic Con 2013 were astounding. Those who missed them should spend some time appreciating the incredible fandom commitments that are online.
The only thing that may have been more enjoyable than the cosplayers was the merchandise. There were hundreds of booths filled with hundreds of items that people spent hundreds of dollars on. It was nearly impossible to walk around the Comic Con booths and not find something you would spend copious amounts of money for. If you knew where to look you could find a lot of free merchandise being given out, such as posters and hats. Shirts, costumes, books, comics, cards, games, collectibles, plush toys, artist drawings of your favorite characters, jewelry, etc., were all things that could be found at any booth, along with massive amounts of the nerdiest items you can possibly imagine. The truth is Comic Con is never really over until you get home and take record of all the excellent stuff you acquired.
Of course Comic Con hosts events on weekends, really presenting what Comic Con has to offer. There are panels, screenings, autographs, celebrities and Q&As that occur all weekend long and there is an incredible amount of them each day. There were previews of new TV shows, discussions about video games and comic books and even panels simply about the importance of science fiction.
New York Comic Con 2013 had hundreds of things to do and experience, but with only the short time from Thursday to Sunday to see it all. If you missed a panel, a booth or a great costume of your favorite character, then just like those who missed the whole thing, you should buy your tickets for next year now.