Comic-Con season is upon us: the 2015 New York Comic-Con (NYCC) will be happening in less than a month, and considering that the 2014 NYCC was the largest yet, there are a lot of expectations this year’s event has to live up to. Being a four year-long New York Comic-Con veteran, I have seen hundreds of thousands of people proudly garbed in cardboard, spandex, felt, and molded plastic.
After 45 years, Comic-Con has become almost a national holiday, with each state celebrating at a different time during the year. Comic-Con is a week-long bonanza of amazing panels with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, playable demos of upcoming video games, never-before-seen movie trailers for some of the highest grossing franchises in history…not to mention the after parties.
The video below will give you only a tiny taste of what it’s like to be at NYCC in person. There is something familiar everywhere you look, no matter how insane the experience might be. When you duck under a life-size Transformer, only to bump into Link from The Legend of Zelda and spill your Groot-shaped cup of soda all over Poison Ivy’s blouse made of leaves, you can still say you had an awesome day. Nothing beats the sheer energy that echoes through the halls of the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York. When people walk through that door they leave their politics, religious beliefs, and ideologies at the door, because inside it’s all about fun. It’s about celebrating great art. It’s about freeing your inner geek and not feeling shy about it.
No matter how you feel about fantasy or sci-fi, NYCC has something for everyone… even if you don’t go! New York bars and clubs have tons of Comic-Con-themed parties to keep you entertained after hours. Whether you’re at an EDM rave with The Avengers or singing Karaoke with Jedi Masters and Sith Lords, NYCC brings out the best cosplay enthusiasts from all around the world. So please enjoy this little taste of what you may expect to see at New York Comic-Con 2015, which will occur from October 8-11.