A Day in the Life at the New York Comic Con

February 8, 2009

A Day in the Life at the New York Comic Con

This year's New York Comic Con wasn't as exciting as last year's; since it's earlier in the year, the movie studios didn't have too much to show. Although there weren't as many panels, the show floor was just as big, and as always, I love hitting up comic conventions just to check out the booths. So to give all of you a better idea of what it's like here at the NYCC and give you a glimpse of a day in the life of an attendee like myself, I shot a little video of my adventures on the show floor. It's rather short (only 5 minutes), but I tried to briefly record what this convention is like in comparison to San Diego and otherwise. I hope you enjoy!

Watch the Day in the Life at the New York Comic Con video:

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In addition to the New York Comic Con, I usually attend WonderCon and the San Diego Comic-Con every year. All three of them are awesome comic conventions and each one has something unique to offer. While the SDCC is the biggest, the NYCC is definitely growing in size every year and should be a big contender in the next few years. I apologize if this isn't the best video you've seen, but it was my first experiment in shooting a video of myself with my Flip Mino. If I shoot any more videos in the future, I'll try to work on better camera angles and so on. Let me know what you think!

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hey alex that was awesome dude, makes me want to go to a comic con, i think you should have more of these videos gives the fans more insider on things, really awesome man!

Marvelous on Feb 8, 2009


In terms of shooting wise, there were some times where you quickly panned the camera too fast so we couldnt see some of the things you pointed out as clear (game booths/t-shirts). Otherwise you did a god job shooting wise since its the first time. If you can, itd be awesome if you took pictures of some of the items you bought there! I loved how you showed some of the retailers, such as the poster company and t-shirts, i love their stuff, and i liked how you covered some of the booths. I would so kill to go to SDCC or NYCC, but im still waiting for the day to meet Alan Moore.

Nikhil Hariharan on Feb 8, 2009


next time make a video, dont show your face so much, noone really wants to look at your face, so next time be the narrator behind the camera, and let us look at what your talking about. THANKS!

Ck on Feb 8, 2009


^ or you can be glad he made the fucking video and go yourself asshole

nelson on Feb 8, 2009


nah Ck's right, it would really improve the clips. what does the slashfilm guy say at the end? the great answer? I can't make it out.

nick on Feb 8, 2009


Despite his statement is a bit harsh, #3 does actually make some appropriate criticism. It wasn't until I watched it last night that I realized my head is in it a lot. When I was shooting it, I kept thinking that I wasn't showing it enough, but now I know! I do appreciate hearing the feedback, so I know in the future if I do more videos I'll put it less on me, more on the stuff around me. 🙂

Alex Billington on Feb 8, 2009


Very cool stuff dude but I REALLY wanna see that badass DVD shop you told me about. 🙂

Boxoffice Marco on Feb 8, 2009


wow, cant wait for san diego comic con 😛 thanks Alex ! that really gave me an idea of what was going on there.

DarkPadme on Feb 8, 2009


I was at the Futurama screening as well, Alex. What did you think of the movie? I thought the movie itself was definitely the most well-constructed one since Bender's Big Score, and I might like it better than BBS because this one was not so confusing. However, seeing it with an audience really made it a special experience for me. Their laughter was too infectious, even for jokes that I could not fully hear. It even made a little sadder about the fact that this is probably the last we will see of Futurama. This screening alone was worth the $50 for my weekend pass.

James on Feb 8, 2009


I also attended NYCC. I hope you read this since I often ask questions or comments that you are rightfully too busy to answer (I can't imagine how much time running this site must take you but as a regular poster for several years now I really appreciate it). First of all- I could've sworn that Dave Gibbons confirmed that there would be a squid. Didn't he say the end result would be the same (referring to the destruction of NYC at the end of Watchmen) but the means (or macguffin as he affectionately called it) would be different or was he too busy dozing off? Also, those fans are not on line for free "swag" they are getting stuff signed by creators at the Marvel booth. I believe it was Brian Michael Bendis who I could see in the background. During the Alex Ross booth you said "y'know" after the mention of the art and sketches but I'm wondering what you mean since I didn't get the chance to venture over to his area. Not to be a dick but the Ben Button poster clearly came from Warner Bros 😛 I've seen it.... somewhere, I remember liking its composition.

BahHumbug on Feb 8, 2009


Hey man, let me answer a few of these... Gibbons said there wasn't a squid. You've got your quotes right. But the McGuffin IS the squid. That's the point... He means the destruction of NYC is achieved, but not via a squid (the McGuffin), but probably a bomb of sorts, like we've seen in the trailer going off in Times Square. Not sure what you mean about the Alex Ross booth? Will have to watch it again, but it was a cool booth... Would buy some of his prints if I had $$. Instead, I bought some sweet TMNT sketches signed by Peter Laird. 🙂 Lastly... yea, I know I'm sure it came from WB, not saying it was a fan creation! I'm just saying, it never existed anywhere I know or I've never seen it before... Was just weird to see them selling it, but those poster places are always really shady in the way they acquire their posters...

Alex Billington on Feb 8, 2009


First off, I am completely agree with number 2's statement, right down to the fact of meeting Alan Moore. I really enjoyed the video, but of course some of the circular pan shots were hard to make out some of the finer details. Other than that, excellent video for your first and I really appreciate you taking us inside of the NYCC since I can't be there myself! Good work again Alex, hope you get over that cold soon, peace

Conrad on Feb 8, 2009


dude! if you're going to show something on video point the camera towards it and make sure it's composed/framed the way you want it then stop moving the camera for at least 5 seconds. we appreciate what you tried to do but watching the video just made us dizzy. looking forward to your future much improved videos man. * by the way, it doesn't bother me that you point the video to yourself. that's fine, you're our tour guide. more power to you man.

d on Feb 8, 2009


I went to the con as well. It was alright, got plenty of cool stuff from independent publishers. I only attended the Marvel animation panel where they showed a clip of that new kiddy marvel superheroes cartoon and a full episode of Iron Man Armored Adventures. Taped the superheroes cartoon and tried to tape iron man but ran out of memory. Still nice though.

Chris H. on Feb 9, 2009


Cripes, I feel dizzy, like I just got done watching Cloverfield or something!!

Miss Choksondik on Feb 9, 2009


hey Alex... thanks for ditching the gum halfway through the vid... was distracting me... hahahaha

Dusty on Mar 2, 2009

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