Big Apple Comic Con 2009
This weekend was Big Apple Comic Con, brought to you by the good folks at Wizard Entertainment.
As a life long geek, it may surprise you that this was only my 2nd Con in 14 years.
It was an interesting mix of guests (But could someone explain to me what Loretta Switt and the people from Survivor where doing there?) I think the most interesting conversation I had was with John Billingsly (Dr. Phlox from Enterprise) I found out his wife was Bonita Friedericy, Chuck’s gruff NSA superior on NBC’s Chuck. (I was there in my Nerd Herd costume) He explained, at the bigger cons, when he does panel appearences, they have an act where she heckles him from the audience. Shame she couldn’t make it out. As some of you know, I am a big Chuck fan.
The panels were actually a little weak at this con… DC didn’t even have one.
Lots of fun, mostly good folks.
The big news coming out of BACC was that next year’s con will be the same weekend as New York Comic Con. A risky choice, IMHO. NYCC is much bigger, and more established (taking place at the Javits Center) and is already booked to 60% capacity in the hall, which begs the question – who is going to be at BACC? (Not guests but vendors) I am willing to bet that some of the guests could double book, heck the venues are only about 15 blocks apart.
Below are some images from the Con Floor for you