In this episode AJ and Anthony discuss the fiasco that was the Star Wars Episode 7 online ticket sales!!
Also, Anthony regales us with his stories from New York Comic Con while AJ reviews Armada by Ernest Cline.
Saturday of New York Comic Con (NYCC) 2015 is officially in the books, and due to travel necessities, it will be my last day for this year. The first and most vehement thing I have to say about the day is, holy crap. I thought the crowds were massive yesterday, but they were even larger today. I haven’t seen crowds like that anywhere outside of San Diego Comic Con (SDCC). It was truly impressive. For the first time this weekend, there were panels outside of the main hall that had their lines capped hours before the panel actually took place. The halls were packed, people were costumed to the nines, and there was a generally frenetic energy filling the air. I’ve got pictures for you and a brief bit of coverage regarding the panels that I attended, but first let me say, any of you that enjoy the convention experience and have had a blast at SDCC or WonderCon, you really should give NYCC a shot at least once.
Well, lads and lassies, day 2 of NYCC 2015 is all wrapped up. Since I managed to cover the entire exhibit hall yesterday, I was free to finally take a look at Artist Alley today. I have to say, I was impressed immediately by the sheer size of it. An entire pavillion within the convention center is given over to Artist Alley. I was shocked by the sheer number of creators that were present. I can say in all honesty that it is the largest Artist Alley that I have seen so far. Apart from that, the crowds today were even larger than yesterday, and the attendees really did start to break out the cosplay. I was fortunate enough to attend the panel for the upcoming Amazon series The Man in the High Castle and I will give you all a bit of a rundown on what that was like and what the series entails, but first, check out these pictures that didn’t make an appearance on the Forbidden Panel Instagram feed today.
New York Comic Con (NYCC) 2015 kicked off today. Yes, I did make the long, long, long trip all the way to New York to take in this convention for the first time. I was surprised by a few things today. I was surprised by just how large the crowds were for a Thursday. It was the largest crowd on the opening day of a convention that I can recall seeing apart from San Diego. The other thing that was a bit of a shock to me was the difference between the number of people in costumes and those in street clothes. I don’t know why, but I expected to see far more cosplayers than I did today. Still, there were the odd few impressive costumes and at least a few cool toys or displays to check out. Not every vendor was set up today, so I know there will be even more to see come tomorrow. Check out pictures of the day below, and keep reading for quick wrap ups of the panels I attended.
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