On to Saturday... VERY crowded throughout the con. Artists Alley was very crowded, the IGN theater was always full, and the cosplay was over the top. They were everywhere, and it really helps make a con fun.
And the demographics - I think in 10 years I have watched cons have go from 90% male to (at least at NYCC) over half female. The cosplayers and steampunkers are all very much gender equal, if not leaning heavier to female. I like the trend and I hope that adding half the population as potential readers will help sustain the comics industry.
Twilight, Hunger Games, Doctor Who, and Harry Potter are major contributors to the gender balancing trend.And here are the pictures...
|The Javits Convention Center in Manhatten|
|The calm before the Saturday onslaught.|
|No costume, just had cosplayers sign him...|
|Bruce Campbell came out for the Evil Dead (reboot) panel to massive applause. The footage played great as well.|
|Bruce Campbell and Jane Levy|
|Here's the scoop on the Aliens: Colonial Marines Collectors Edition. It releases Feb 12th and this fancy edition is $100...|
Farewell, NYC! Maybe I'll be back again next year!