Comic-Con: Beyond Sci-fi
NY- just when I think there is nothing more left to love about the matrix that surrounds this concrete jungle – enter Comic-Con.
That’s right folks – get your Sci-fi, Japanese Anime,Comic-
A few days prior to the event, it felt as if your writer struck gold double-time as the official pass and Wonder Woman costume (that’s right- go big or stay home) arrived on the same day.
Yes – it’s so on!
A few besties and new friends-in-training arrive at Javits Center all dressed up ready to take on … Sci-fi mania.
While gazing around and trying to adjust the trillion of fans occupying every square inch of the Convention Center, we run into tons of people dressed up as different favorite characters. These include and are not limited to Yoda, Darth Vader, Inuyasha, Hellboy, and so much more.
Let us not forget the pedigree of classic heroines and heroes that parade through: Catwoman, Storm, She-Ra, Lara Croft, Momoko Akastutsumi, Barbarella, Andromeda (DC & Marvel), and Crimson Fox. Yes, Superman, Captain America, Thor, Iron man, Batman, Spider man- and his second alter ego – Scarlet Spider-man, come out to play as well.
During the course of the weekend, we also attend some very interesting and exciting panels held by Dark Horse Comics, DC, Marvel, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and TNT. We also receive some “hush-hush-top secret” insider scoop on upcoming character changes, and transitional comic book cross-overs occurring within the next couple of years.
You’re dying to know aren’t you?!
Well one thing we know how to do is keep a secret. Sorry, but some things are better experienced in the current moment rather than ruin the surprises that are in store.
As if this experience could not any better – it did. While strolling through the maze of aisles, we run into Graig Weich – the genius behind Gekido comics.
Stop scratching your head while trying to search for a connection because it’s evident he is quite famous for an abundant of reasons.
Should you remain confused, Graig has worked with Coco (from the show: Ice-T loves Coco) to create “Cleo,” and Adrienne Curry – former America’s Next Model ( as “Tricity”). In the past, Adrienne dressed up us “Aeon Flux” – bringing back memories of (personal favorites), fiercely independent, bad-ass, take-no-prisoners, zero-tolerance, eccentric, my-way-or-the-highway handful of heroines classics that filled up the late night television agenda during the 20th century.
The last day terminates with Kids’ day – and what a thrill it is. Aside from the panels, VIP Superstars, such as Sylvester Stallone, Hulk Hogan and
hoopla – this day becomes the best day ever because it is spent with my favorite plus one – my youngest cousin.
Comic-Con is a constant reminder to live life to the fullest, be happy, and worry less of what the world thinks of you while openly marching towards the inner hero and/or heroine that lives within us.
Ever since my Dad introduced me to great Sci-fi nostalgic films such as 2001:Space Odyssey, The Illustrated Man, Twilight Zone series; and attending the first Star-Trek convention (many light years ago) with him, Sci-fi remains as a very deep connection that is able to bridge the gap between fantasy and reality. Perhaps one is co-dependent or independent from the other, however, going to these events is and always will be an exhilarating and sentimental experience.
Though this was the first trip to Comic-Con, it is fair to say it was…..AWESOME and we can only wait for more fantastic madness in 2014. Keep calm and live long and prosper!
By: Laura Artis