Friday, October 9, 2015

New York Comic Con 2015

New York Comic Con 2015

We attended the 2015 New York Comic Con on its opening day at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Being our first time, we did not plan our itinerary to the finest details but decided to just look around and go with the flow.

The New York subway #7 train had just officially opened its extension to the Hudson Yard stop at 34th & 11th Avenue in early October. We connected with the #7 train and took it to the last stop. Getting off, we followed the crowd towards Javits. We arrived there about 9:30 am and the center was swarmed. The early birds must had been waiting for hours for the doors to open.

New York Comic Con 2015

New York Comic Con 2015
We had already activated our badges (tickets) at home. Once we were on the convention floor, our first picture op was with "Doc" and his DeLorean from the Back to the Future movie. Video game terminals were available nearby for fans of Star Wars. For the first timers like us, the cornucopia of dazzling sights and sound was just overwhelming to the senses.
Iron Man at the New York Comic Con 2015 (L)

Part of the fun entertainment was the close encounter with fans who were dressed in their elaborate and creative costumes with props. The more striking ones were approached frequently and had their pictures taken. To top it all, there was also Iron Man walking on the floor.

New York Comic Con 2015

We attended several panels and free momentos were given away at some of these sessions. Sponsors also offered free t-shirts such as the above.

New York Comic Con 2015
The Game of Throne and Star Wars Rebels were some of the popular panels held at the Empire stage. Natalie Dormer was one of stars on the Game Of Throne panels. She and her fellow thespians had Q/A sessions with the audience. At the Star Wars Rebels panel,  attendees previewed two new episodes.

The convention hours were from 10am till 7pm. By a quarter after seven, the lights were slowly phased out as a signal for everyone to leave the center. On the way out, our badges were scanned again.

Empire State Building
Walking towards the train station, the Empire State Building shone brightly in red and blue in the distance. It was a perfect picture ending to a most entertaining day.

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