Greetings from an exhausted writer!
I was fortunate enough to attend NYCC 2014 as part of the Bleeding Cool press team last Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This being my first con, I wasn’t really sure what to expect, except a lot of crowds. Now I’m not going to lie, I was in full meltdown mode on Wednesday night. Not only was this my first time attending a con, but it was my first time reporting for one. Well, I’m happy to say that I survived and exceeded what I thought I was capable of, which is where the “rocked it” part comes in. Over the course of four days I wrote ten articles, eight of which were coverage for panels. Thank god for my fast typing skills! My E.I.C. was impressed with my ability to have so many direct quotes, which was awesome to hear. The entire Bleeding Cool team was so welcoming, and together we covered a lot of awesome things.
My 10 favorite Moments of NYCC14:
1. Standing two feet away from R.L. Stine, and listening to him talk on a panel.
2. Meeting Gail Simone (who wrote my favorite run of Batgirl) and her husband. They were so kind and thankful for my reviews.
3. Working in the press room amongst a bunch of awesome reporters.
4. Meeting Brian K. Vaughan (writer of Saga) at the Stitch Bar Image/Multiversity Party. Talk about humble! This guy was so thoughtful and even went as far as calling me a hero for reviewing Saga.
5. Attending & Covering the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle- Booyakasha! Panel with my wonderful friend Allison. That show is spectacular. The episode we got to watch was CREEPY, but in a good way! Also, I love listening to actors do a bit a voice acting live.
6. Being in the same room as Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan) during the Once Upon a Time panel. Also, getting an early screening of an episode and watching it in a room of people that love the show just as much as I do.
7. Winning tickets to Medieval Times!
8. Attending the DC Comics- Batman: Gotham Rising Panel. Listening to Brenden Fletcher talk about Gotham Academy, and crazily thinking he was talking about my review when he mentioned opinions about the comic relating to Harry Potter and Hogwarts.
9. Getting to wear my E.I.C.’s Infinity Gauntlet that she got at SDCC14.
10. Noticing Scott Snyder (Writer of Batman) amongst the crowds and saying “Oh my god. Oh my god! Permanent marker…permanent marker!” He was very sweet, and said that he had a permanent marker if I had something to sign. So I had him sign my laptop case. While it was embarrassing that I only managed to say a few words, it was an amazing moment.
I have to say, I grow to love the comic book community more and more every day. I’m thrilled to be a part of it. Overall, it was an exhausting but fantastic time! I would definitely do it again.
If you’d like to read the articles I wrote at NYCC14, I’m including links below. The first link is one of my favorite pieces, entitled “Our Reviews Matter.” Please do check it out. =)
Until next time,
“Our Reviews Matter”
“NYCC: The Archie Action Hour: Sonic The Hedgehog And Mega Man”
“NYCC: Coffee Talk With Monsters And Dragons”
“NYCC: How To Survive In A Dystopian World”
“NYCC 2014: Writing And Penciling: Storytelling”
“Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Booyakasha!”
“Once Upon A Time Has Frozen Over!”
“The One Weird Trick for Learning About Comics – Comics Journalism With Heidi MacDonald, Brigid Alverson, Hannah Means-Shannon, Abraham Riesman, And Deb Aoki”
“The Medieval Times Booth Of New York Comic Con”
“How Game of Thrones Changed Fantasy…Or Did It?”
Gail Simone & I