I went to my first NYC ComicCon this past Thursday. My husband bought our tickets a couple of months ahead of time. He tried to explain to me what to expect. Like all the different comic booths, the different sci-fi booths and the people dressed in character costumes. I thought I was ready for the unexpected, but when we got there it wasn’t what I imagined at all.
The first thing we did was get in a line so our tags could be scanned for a panel we wanted to see. After that we waited on another line to get in to the actual ComicCon “floor”. When we walked in I was completely surprised. It wasn’t at ALL what I expected. It was better!
My husband and I started walking around looking at all the different booths. Some were cool. Some were weird. We stopped at a good number of them to take a closer look at what they had.
While walking we noticed more and more people dressed in costumes. Again some were cool and some were weird. The nice thing about the people in costumes are, if you ask nicely, they will let you take their pictures. We found a couple of people that we thought were cool so we asked.
We also had the chance to be a part of the audience for Melissa Joan Hart’s new movie The Watcher in the Woods 2017. They showed a ten minute preview then she and her mother talked about it and answered some questions. It was pretty cool for me to get to see her in person. Well sort of see her in person.
We also joined an audience for a group of authors—one of whom is one of my husbands favorites. I even enjoyed listening to one of his books on audio when we were in Ireland for five weeks. (Scott Meyer, author of Off To Be the Wizard and other books)
The last thing we did was a panel with Neil DeGrass Tyson and Adam Savage. They discussed the ethics of engineering humans (genetically or mechanically). It was entertaining, but they will always struggle trying to determine ethics and questions of philosophy and religion by only using science. They talked about needing a line in the sand for the rules but not wanting a hard line, more of a range. But they realized that wouldn’t work. They do a lot of hard thinking to try and avoid an absolute moral.
Between all of this we ended up doing some Christmas shopping for our kids. We managed to get them some really cool stuff at great deals.
I don’t know if I would go back to another ComicCon. Don’t get me wrong it was a lot of fun and I had a great time. It was definitely an experience. But I’m not that into sci-fi to make it worth going back.
So why did I go if I’m not that into sci-fi? Because I’ve been curious about it for over four years now. This is the first year my husband and I remembered to look into buying tickets and actually did it.
below pictures you will find a short video.