New York Comic Fest was held this past Saturday, June 14 and DC Comic News was on the road to cover the event. Located at the picturesque Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY. Kind of Looks like the Hall of Justice, what do you think?
From the website:
“The convention is put on by the promoters of the Asbury Park Comicon, A show that honors creators and the culture of comics. Some say our conventions are a throwback to a simpler time in comic fandom, but we think of ourselves as a sane alternative to the huge, impersonal, overcrowded cons of the city.
We book top comic creator guests, as well as indie artists, toy and collectible dealers, and original art dealers. Our panels are second to none and we have a great cosplay contest”.
With a guest list of over 50 comic professionals, below is just a small sampling of the great talent all under one roof!
Show promoter Cliff Galbraith welcomes fans to the first annual New York Comic Fest.
This show was extremely busy, but not packed like the bigger Cons. You had room to move and browse. The aisles were nice and wide to accommodate for bulky cosplayers, shoppers and creators lines without everyone on top of one another.
There were great panels throughout the day focusing on such subjects as Gender in Comics, Writing Comics, Social Issues in Comics, Animation, Archie Comics, Marvel Comics, Spotlight on writer Mark Waid, Tribute to Wally Wood and Batman 75: Then and Now with former DC President Paul Levitz, current Bat scribe Scott Snyder and legendary writer Denny O’Neill.
Animator and comic artist Dave Bullock was on hand signing items, selling prints and taking commissions. Dave’s work includes but not limited to story board artist on Beware the Batman, Transformers: Prime, Superman/Batman Adventures, Batman Beyond and The Avengers. He has directed such hits as Justice League: The New Frontier and episodes of Star Wars: Clone Wars and The Spectacular Spiderman. As a comic artist his work includes Action Comics, Superman Unchained, Teen Titans Go!, El Zombo, Iron Man, The Ultimates, Bloodshot, X-O Manowar and Eternal Warrior. He has also provided art and co-authored Wednesday Comics: Deadman and the Batman: Black and White short story “Silent Knight…Unholy Knight”. Check out his upcoming creator owned project The Savage Blade of King Ronok here: http://far-outfiction.blogspot.com/
Also appearing at the New York Comic Fest was the iconic Batmobile from the 1966 Batman television series. Here comes the cool part, For just $10 you can actually sit behind the wheel and have your photo taken.
Some additional shots of the Batmobile!
This car is truly a work of art!
Yes, that’s Bat scribe Scott Snyder on the right getting a closer look!
Snyder signed books and took photos with fans at no cost, but was collecting donations on behalf of The Hero Initiative. To find out more about The Hero Initiative and how you can help, click on the link: http://www.heroinitiative.org/
J. David Spurlock, Jim Steranko and Paul Levitz host a “Tribute to Wally Wood” panel in honor of what would have been Wally Wood’s 83rd birthday!
Wally Wood panel
Source: New York Comic Fest website and Face Book page