Well, I'm doing it again! I'm attending all four days of this year's New York Comic Con at the Javits Center. The Con was open yesterday to industry professionals related to comics and graphic novels (like librarians) and today was open to the general public. Here's my account of the first two days:
On Thursday, my colleague "EP" and I attended four different programs related to libraries. We went through the history of graphic novels and how eventually they'll be available in both hard copy and digital form. Also got great tips on expanding video game collections, how to promote Gaming Day next month, and how to build up your graphic novel collection. Then, around 4 pm, the Dealers' Tables opened up and boy, there was a lot of stuff. (Since I was on a budget, I only got this collection.)
Today, mostly due to the fact that the programs I wanted to go to (like this one) were filled, I went to this event and found out what's coming out later this year and next from the likes of Elizabeth Moon, Naomi Novik and Scott Westerfeld, as well as the upcoming graphic novel adaptation of George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones. And I got to attend a talk with Captain America co-creator Joe Simon (who just turned 98!). You'll have to read his new autobiography (click here) to find out how an ice cream sundae gave him the idea for Cap's archfoe The Red Skull back in 1940.
More to come, so don't go away!