This was a year of major firsts for New York Comic Con. This year, the convention featured three offsite venues, including Madison Square Garden. While con attendance reached record numbers, the offsite spaces meant that the main show floor, hallways, and Artists Alley didn’t often feel overcrowded (the exception being a few peak times each day). Continue reading New York Comic Con 2016 in a Nutshell
The highlights for today will be short, as we find ourselves exhausted from running around the Javitz Center and carting around tons of free books.
The absolute highlight was that every single panel we attended, the panelists brought up encouraging women to get more involved. Bill Nye and Randall Monroe encouraged women to ask for raises and get more involved with science. Cory Doctorow continued to encourage women to ask questions at his panel. Asi Burak encouraged women to get into programming and the gaming industry. Not to mention, the Women of Marvel and Women of DC panels were pretty close to impossible to get in to. That makes me (Kayla) over the moon, happy.
Unlike our Editor-in-Chief, Dalin, I did not get to go to NYCC on Thursday, and I was not in the same room as George Clooney. Friday was my first day at NYCC, and in my very short time there, it was highly eventful. I got to stand pretty close to Amber Benson, met a cool author, got some things signed, and hit a panel. I’ve got some… interesting highlights and lowlights to share: