Thursday, February 12, 2009

New York ComiCon 2009

If you don't know, I went to New York last weekend to see my wife. More importantly though, I went to go to New York ComicCon. That's right, I went to New York and instead of seeing more of the city I spent 3 days in the Jakob Javitts Convention Center and had the time of my life.

I began Friday by carrying a back pack, a satchel bag and a small box with me, total weight of 50 lbs. I know this because I shipped the entire thing to myself from Dallas so I didn't have to carry it on the plane. I was at the convention hall from noon til almost 7 and the only reason I left was sheer exhaustion and the fact that I got all the signatures I could for the day. I actually skipped lunch because I was going so incredibly nuts that I forgot to eat.

Saturday was better as it was spent without the box in my hands. I got a ton of signatures and sketches and was out of cash by 4 o'clock. I actually got walk around the convention hall and see things which was great. I saw tons of people in costume which is always a blast. I went ahead and headed home around 4 with a plan to come back Sunday with less stuff and a mission to get the most important things signed.

That night after going to see The Little Mermaid, Diana and I went to a diner to get Cheesecake and while we were sitting there talking, a guy two tables over heard us talking and it turns out that he is an organizer for a Con in Atlanta. We sat there talking to him and his wife for at least 45 minutes.

I went late to the convention on Sunday and headed right to a booth I had seen the day before. A newer artist whose work I love was selling his art pages for $10 a piece so I swooped in and spent 80 bucks at his table and cleaned up. I spent the rest of the day going from table to table getting sketches and signatures. I got in line at 2 for a signing of a writer and was 2 people away from the line getting cut off. It was a close call but I got one of the harder signatures to get. From there I ran to another line to get the remainder of my books signed by another writer who had only done limited signings and I left the con at 5, just as it was closing.

The entire con was great and I wish I could have gone with less to get signed just so I could have seen things without my hands being full but I love the chase of the signature and the sketch.

Below is all of the art I got.
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That is all,

Newt

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Addy's Daddy said...

How expensive were those sketches of Nick Fury and Valkyrie? They were super detailed! Almost all of those sketches were much more detailed than almost any sketches either of us have ever gotten at the defunct Wizard World Texas.

Trinity said...

Almost all of the sketches were free except the Sandman, Valkyrie, Nick Fury and Flatman. All of those were $25 a piece. That Valkrie is actually on a larger board so I have it framed. It was definitely my favorite.

Erin said...

I like how "more importantly" at the beginning of the post refers to your comic adventures as opposed to seeing your wife. I'm just sayin.

Glad you got so much cool stuff! Add any signatures to the shirt?

Trinity said...

No, the shirt stayed home. I can't wear it so I didn't take it with me. Had Diana gone I would have brought it.