Yes, my group only attended NYCC for two days. It was a mix of time and money to be honest. We made the most of it though! After checking out of the hotel we once again made our way to the ferry. While we were waiting for everyone to board I noticed my con friend Dustin was boarding! We waved him down and he took a seat next to Manda and we chatted as we made our way over to NYC. It turns out he was heading to Times Square for a Captain America cosplay shoot! We said our goodbyes and then I headed off to the Javits with my group.
Sunday was all about Sleepy Hollow. This year NYCC started using wristbands and clearing the main panel room. I wasn’t sure what to think at first but it turned out to be pretty great! Once inside the center we headed to the Queue Hall to get our wristbands. It was a very easy and painless process. Each panel had its own row. You just simple found your panel, walked down the chute, and then waited to get your wristband. It maybe took 10-15 minutes if that. They had two people handing them out which moved things along. After that we headed off to check in with Michael in Artist Alley. I was able to pick up my sketch but the other two weren’t finished yet.
I’m honestly trying to remember what else I did before the panel but everything is running together! I met back up with Courtney who was nice enough to pick up the Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D/HYDRA messenger bag for me earlier in the week. Look how awesome it is!
Then as we were walking through Artist Alley my friend Irma flagged me down. She was going to be calling it a day soon and we had to make sure to get our annual NYCC photo! We’ve been friends for years and since she lives in Sweden, the only chance we get to talk in person is during NYCC. I wish I had more time to hangout with her but we did manage our photo!
She’s an awesome person and has a really great web comic that everyone should read! I think after that I headed up to the floor with Court, but then lost track of her and met back up with Manda and Deidre who had found a spot to people watch and relax for a bit.
And I’ve already messed up my timeline! But it’s my post! Let’s go back to 11AM, that’s when I attended the special Marvel Unlimited Plus panel that’s for Level 7 clearance Agents only. It’s always a nice panel and they showed us some artwork for up coming comics but then, we got to see footage. We got to see an amazing clip for “Agent Carter” which will be coming to ABC in January. Then we saw a little teaser for the new “Guardians of the Galaxy” cartoon which will be hitting DisneyXD.
I’m super excited for it. But then, we got to see footage for “Ant-Man.” It was the same footage we were shown in Hall H during San Diego Comic-Con. It wasn’t anything too exciting but it was nice to see how it looked and see Ant-Man in action. After that though, we hit the jackpot as we were shown a trailer for “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” It was the same trailer from Hall H but being able to see it in a smaller room was amazing. I’ve been wanting to watch it again since July and on Sunday I was able to see it twice! When it finally hits guys, you’re going to flip out. I can’t wait for this movie.
OK, now back to afternoon-ish time. We finally grabbed something to eat in the Food Court and then headed off to get in line for Sleepy Hollow. Myself and Manda needed to use the restroom so Deidre went ahead and got in line. By the time we joined, we couldn’t really spot her but she was our forward Agent and was able to secure us some pretty awesome seats once we were allowed in. It was pretty great not having to waste a day waiting in line or in a room for a panel. As far as the panel goes, we saw the first half of the episode that aired on Monday which was pretty great. I wish it was the entire episode but they wanted time for Q&A. I mean, Orlando Jones needs to speak because he’s an angel and amazing.
After that we headed back to AA to pick up sketches and then grabbed an Uber and checked out Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. in Times Square. It was amazing! It’s a go at your own pace kind of thing but you get cool ID badges and you have to scan them at the different stations. They have the costumes from the movie on display as well and some really cool stuff to do! You can even control an Iron Man arm! I think it took us about an hour. If you find yourself in the area, check it out for sure. They said no photos which is why well, I have no photos. Then while waiting for another Uber, we ran into Brooklyn and Horse Cop!
He was super awesome and let us pet Brooklyn (who’s from Maryland) and asked us questions about NYCC. We even chatted MCU with him. He was really nice and pretty funny. When we rode off in our ride he even turned around and waved to us. I think he appreciated the fact we were talking to him and not just using him for his horse. Then we took the ferry back to Jersey where we started our drive home. I think we pulled into my driveway around 11:30-Midnight.
And that ended our adventures for the weekend!