NY Comic-Con ’08: Highlights

Some highlights and observations from the 2008 NY Comic-Con:

* Marvel displayed a massive HULK statue on the showroom floor to promote the new movie. Very cool. (See PHOTOS) section

* The usual customed comics geeks, er, fans, dressed in full garb, including Indiana Jones, Storm Troopers, Booba Fet (see PHOTOS) and Mr. T (see PHOTOS)

* Comics galore! I made out with a bundle, or should I say, I spent a nice hunk of change to get my bundle, but it was all 25-40 percent off in diffeSome highlights and observations from the 2008 NY Comic-Con:

* Marvel displayed a massive HULK statue on the showroom floor to promote the new movie. Very cool. (See PHOTOS) section

* The usual customed comics geeks, er, fans, dressed in full garb, including Indiana Jones, Storm Troopers, Booba Fet (see PHOTOS) and Mr. T (see PHOTOS)

* Comics galore! I made out with a bundle, or should I say, I spent a nice hunk of change to get my bundle, but it was all 25-40 percent off in different sales, so very cool (never mind the $45 ticket price I paid for weekend admission!)

* Battlestar Galactica panel: I missed this one, but I really wanted to get there. Same with the X-Files 2 movie

* Toys and more: This show had matchbox cars, ninja swords, DVDs, T-Shirts and figurines. A toy-store galore for anyone who doesn’t want to grow up

* Artists alley: This is a great chance to see a lot of established and on-the-rise artists, who often do sketches and signings. Although I only passed by, my favorite spotting was Kyle Baker. Most of you probably don’t recognize that name, but for many years he’s written these offbeat stories, one of my favorites being [i]Why I Hate Saturn[/i], a strange, but fun sci-fi noir mini-series. (See PHOTOS)

* Beanbags: This year they had a whole bundle of beanbag chairs on the floor for resting, but that was prime real estate. Rich Henn and I eyeballed those suckers all day, but could never get one. 20 beanbags for 10,000 (or more) people doesn’t really do it.

* Back massage: Every year the Comic-Con wisely has a back massage vendor on sight to break out those kinks in the back. A 15-minute chair massage really works out the stress in the old back.

* Kickin’ back: The best part of every show is just hanging out with the boys. Along with partners-in-crime Jim Chamber and Rich Henn, we ate an awesome Italian meal at Don Giovanni’s after the show, and then stopped off for a few coctails. Comics. Food. Beer. Now [i]that’s [/i]a trifecta!

Post edited by: rcolchamiro, at: 2008/04/23 05:39

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