Day 2: NYCC

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The Wonder Woman stamp was issued today. On hand some of the notable creators who have worked on the character, Jose Garcia Luis-Lopez and Cliff China. img_3230

Jim Lee was on hand but was not part of the ceremony. We were given a gold foil comic and the first day covers.  Jim Lee has produced another masterpiece with the cover of Wonder Woman Rebirth #1. img_3241

Speaking of comics, I had an opportunity to play with a new App for reading comics with the Oculus VR system.  I’m not sure I’m a fan of the idea. I like the immersion into the comic but the actual reading is a little on the difficult side.  It seem very well suited to a comic heavily dependent on visuals and not so much on the words.  The App I used was Madefire’s app and with their Motion Book format.  Keep in mind this is a new idea on how to present a story & is still in the early stages of development.  I can certainly see this format developing into some pretty amazing products.  Madefire just received another round of funding for further R&D. It’s worth keeping an eye on the new tech & if a chance presents it’s self- take a watch & let us know what you think.

I thought some folks might like to take a glimpse of what goes into providing geeks with information from a con. The picture to your left is most of the writers, 90% are quite & busy writing the articles and blog posts we all read & enjoy.  Outside this area are much larger number of press folks talking and some even doing interviews.  I had an opportunity to take a picture of the i09 system.

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My next stop was my first press room.  I had applied to NYCC for press primarily on the basis of my involvement with the Englishman in San Diegos’ weekly Hangout, A Cup O’ Tea with an Englishman.  But once all the press releases started coming in, both me & the Editor of the FoCC blog started getting excited I decided to apply for a few press rooms.  Needless to say I was a bit on the nervous side going into my first one but I remembered my training in Theatre and with some help on the questions, I made it through in decent style. I’ll be doing a write up on the show Black Sail at a later date, suffice to say, it was a very interesting and informative time.  I was able to record the panel.

I’ll wrap up the day with a few pictures from the Black sails panel and Marvel’s Agents of Shield panel.

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Alyssa

Alyssa bought her first comic at age 7 & was hooked. She has collected comics most of her life. Recently she has branched out to comic art and books. She goes to as many con's as she can & enjoys the long form story telling of TV and dark chocolate and wine, can't forget wine, oh, but then there's dark beer. Let's just go all in & say she's a foodie, and can always be enticed with new & fun foods.