A reminder: I also run this little sideblog. It’s about weird graphic artifacts and representations of data.
New York Comic Con, Saturday, Part 4: Odds, Ends, and Notes.
Wow! Saturday is so much more… more than Thursday was, for obvious reasons. So many more people, much more going on. Today I hooked up with my good friend Julie to wander around together all day. We got a chance to get over to the Artist Alley for a good long stretch, and stopped by two panels: the Kill Shakespeare live stage reading and the Brom/Richard Kadrey “Art of Fiction, Fantasy, and Fetish” panel. Most of the rest of them we wanted to go to filled up instantly, or we totally forgot when they were.
Cosplay: the most, by volume, were probably the Homestuck fans, although Adventure Time gave them a run for their money. (Both fandoms are relatively easy to dress up for, although Homestuck’s kids are probably the easiest.) Some great, lots of good, lots of average, very few Poor Life Decisions. Most popular superhero was probably, oddly enough, Deadpool.
I ran into Jason Scott at lunch, which was unexpected. I interned with him over Skype at the start of this year, which sort of petered out in the spring. Still, he remembered me, and we had a nice chat about his current projects. Very pleasant to meet in real life. Chatted with Aaron Diaz at the Benign Kingdom booth; oddly enough, Jason Scott was there as well.
At the end, the two of us were absolutely exhausted and overloaded. We retired to a little Italian restaurant I knew about a few blocks from Javits, where we talked about the day and then got into a long talk about her grad school writing and the difficulties of balancing the worldbuilding impulse with the need to tell a concise story for an audience.
All of the wonderful people, in one wonderful post.
Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends Opening Night Party
My friends are very bouncy.
Oh, hey, there’s the side of my head talking to Cole Stryker!
I had a great time at the party, even though I nearly passed out at the end. (Don’t drink beer on an empty stomach and then lock your knees for five hours, kids.)