This past weekend (February 6-8), I attended the fourth annual New York Comic Con at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, an event that lets fans of the various fantasy/science fiction media (novels, computer games, movies, TV shows, graphic novels and comics) to get together and meet with popular writers, artists and performers in one gathering.
No, I didn't get to see DMC or any of the stars from the Lost TV series, but I did get to briefly meet actor Robert Culp (I Spy; The Greatest American Hero) who graciously autographed a photo of himself for a friend of mine. I also got to meet author Will Murray, whose recent activities include serving as editor and history writer for the Shadow and Doc Savage pulp magazine reprints published by Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books, which you can link to here. Mostly (since I had no plan set in motion), I simply took in the sights and shot some (admittedly shaky) pictures to share. (I apologize in advance for the picture quality.)
At left is the aforementioned Will Murray, a terrific writer and "pulp fiction" historian, who in addition to editing the Shadow and Doc reprints, also writes informative articles on the historical background and era that these reprinted novels were reflective of. Mr. Murray is also a prolific author of other works as well.
There were quite a lot of people at this year's show. Below are other pictures I took:
Here are some of the products -in this case, forthcoming toys and action figures from the Cartoon Network's Batman:The Brave and The Bold series. Note the yellow nunchuks on the bottom shelf. Yeah, I can see a parent getting their child that.
More pictures below:
Oh, and here's a shot of the "Podcast Alley" area where various bloogers and reporters did interviews and stories from:
Various publishers and other vendors were there as well, including Random House and Tor Books, with the latest stuff by Richard K. Morgan, Stephanie Meyer and others. This was the best shot I could get: