The NYC Comic-Con was quite fun. We left after lunch on Friday, drove to the train station, hopped on the bus, and got to NYC in very good time. It left us off right near everything we needed to be near, and the cost was right, so I'd definitely recommend it and would do it again (although next time I think we'll try one of the other carriers instead of Greyhound). Had a fight with Expedia over the hotel room, but ended up with a refund for one night, so it worked out.
Saturday we hit the con, and I am excited to report that I have a new boyfriend:
Yes, I finally met Chowder, and I lurves him so. Hee! :)
We also did some costuming (well, not me):
That's Derek as Cloud Strife, Mary Rose as Elle Driver from Kill Bill, and Quincy as his own version of Wonder Boy. This was the first time Derek had done costuming (keep in mind he went to Pennsic for 3 days last year and is already planning on doing the full 2 weeks this year, so he's enthusiastic if he's anything), but we weren't the only folks - we also ran into:
Spider-Man and Wolverine
Bunch of Stormtroopers
Batman and Batgirl
Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett
Quincy also ran into his two biggest comic heroines:
Plus we saw some real-live people, including:
Phil Jimenez & Quincy (one of the reasons Quincy wanted to go in the first place - Phil is his idol, and he got all cute and fanboy when we finally went up to talk to him, but Phil was the only person to notice, let alone compliment, Quincy's costume)
All my pictures are uploaded onto my Fotki album if you want to take a look at the other folks we ran into.
Saturday night we went to the reunion concert of Kids in the Hall, who were of course hilarious. They brought back some of everyone's favorite characters, including Gavin, Cathy and Kathie, the Chicken Lady, the Headcrusher, and, of course, Buddy Cole, who waxed poetic about Jesus being gay. (I also did not know that Buddy Cole had a blog, although it looks like it's not being updated anymore.) Afterwards we stopped at Junior's for cheesecake.
Sunday we went back to the con for another once-through of the floor (not as big as San Diego, of course, but still very impressive), and hit the "Gays in Comics" panel before leaving back to the bus and heading home. We stopped at Applebee's for dinner and were home by 10:00 to find two somewhat miffed kitties who were reluctantly happy to see us, I'm sure.
Quincy picked up a couple of comics, a few more figures, and two Wonder Woman dolls at a pretty good deal. I got three games - Zombie Fluxx, Kill Doctor Lucky (the board game version), and
So, a busy weekend with lots of walking and travelling and spending too much money, but all in all it was a lot of fun and worth the trip. Quincy wants to go to the Wizard con in Philadelphia in May, and minotaurs already bought me a membership to a slash con in DC in June, and then we'll see. Whee! :)