Photos by Crystal Shepherd
I’ve been going to comic book conventions of varying sizes in Chicago for almost a decade now. Attending New York Comic Con, however, was its own beast. Thrown by ReedPOP, the same organizers that put together both San Diego Comic Con and C2E2, NYCC was always seen as the second-largest comic book convention in the US behind SDCC. This year, the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan had upwards of 100,000+ attendees walk through its halls each day, nearing (if not surpassing) SDCC’s numbers.
When I attend comic book conventions, I’m mainly there for two things: Buying stuff and checking out cosplayers. I took care of my purchases on the convention’s first day (welcoming the Tobias Funke and Super Saiyan Goku Funko POP vinyls to my collection) and spent the rest of my time at NYCC 2014 looking for some amazing cosplayers. NYCC 2014 didn’t let me down, as my friends and I ran across a full set of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, the partial cast of Final Fantasy IX, Bob and Linda from Bob’s Burgers, the Scooby Doo team, and even a Titan from Attack on Titan.