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Comic Con Takes Manhattan for Second Straight Year

Here’s What You Missed at this Installment of the Convention

By Lucia Rossi

The city was hopping with thousands of cos-players and comic book lovers for another highly anticipated comic convention at the Jacob Javits Center in early October.

People waited overnight for good seats and a chance to meet their beloved celebrities. The convention tried a new approach to handling crowds by moving panels off-site to the Hammerstein Ballroom this year.

Comic Con is a great place to get nerd gear, meet your favorite actors and writers, see never-before-seen footage, play new game demos, go to Q&As and fan screenings, see amazing cos-players, and buy some beautiful artwork from promising artists.

Comic Con has a variety of events all day. The only way to get the best out of your experience is to choose what is worth waiting hours on line for. Having a four day pass will surely give you your money’s worth.

For those who couldn’t make it to this year’s comic con, here’s what you missed.

Thursday had great panels like, Game of Thrones: A Panel of Ice and Fire, The Walking Dead: An Inside Look with Robert Kirkman, AMC’s Comic Book Men, Syfy’s 12 Monkeys, The Impractical Joker’s Impractical Panel, FUNimation’s Dragon Ball Z (and Beyond), Cinemax’s Banshee: The Final Season, The Sword Art Online II panel, WBTV’s Preview Night Screenings of Supergirl, Containment, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Stephenie Meyer’s Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, and Rooster Teeth’s RWBY.

Friday was just as spectacular with panels like, First Look in The Librarian’s season 2, The Adult Swim Panel with The Venture Bros. and Robot Chicken, Felicia Day Spotlight, Justice League Animated Series Reunion, Once Upon a Time: An Evening with the Dark Swan, MTV’s Teen Wolf, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Agent Carter, ABC’s Stitcher’s and Pretty Little Liars, Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, CBS’s Elementary and Limitless.

Saturday’s panels featured the Firefly Reunion, The X-Files, Netflix’s Jessica Jones and Daredevil, ABC’s Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, El Rey’s From Dusk Till Dawn, Starz’s Ash vs. Evil Dead, Boruto: Naruto the Movie, a Doctor Who Fan Screening, and The Splat: All That Reunion.

Sunday is kid-day and is also the shortest and last day of the convention. However, there were some must-see panels including: Sony’s Goosebumps film, Sleepy Hollow the television series, Minority Report, Warner Bros. Gotham, Blindspot, and Person of Interest, Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production, Official Sailor Moon panel, the Bandai Namco video games panel for Project X, Sword Art Online: Lost Song, and Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, and the Gravity Falls Revealed panel.

It was rumored that Jared Leto and Mark Ruffalo were walking around disguised in creepy masks. Who knew? You never know what you’re going to find at Comic Con.

Whether you go to take photos, get autographs, show off your awesome costume, Comic Con is an event everyone should experience at least once, because there’s always new and amazing things you’ve never seen before.

See you at next year’s NYCC on October 6-9, 2016!

 

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