Monday, October 13, 2014

The Block at New York Comic Con

I loved everything about the new York Comic Con since it was my first big convention. But... I have to admit that the part that really made me go crazy was The Block. Why is that? Simple. The Block "brings together art, design, collectible toys, pop-tech and fashion of the underground pop culture scene along with the tastemakers, trend setters, artists, thinkers and the brands that they create" as described on their brochure at the event.


Intersting things about The Block is that you actually get to see the artists working on some pieces or interacting with fans and other artists as well. For example Tokidoki's Simone Legno (creative director and co-founder) was at the Con on Sunday giving autographs to some lucky fans. I think that was awesome.

Simone Legno

Other artists that I spotted at the venue where Jeremiah Ketner (I knew him by smallandround) and Tara McPherson (taramcpherson). I tried to take photos of the but they were both working at the time with the public and art at the venue so I didn't want to bother. So here are the "photos" I have of them. In fact Jeremiah Ketner and Aaron Martin (Woes) were "neighbors" at the convention. Aaron Martin also shared spot with JRyu (sniperjryu).


This was Woes space at the Con
Jeremiah Ketner (smallandround)

Here are some of the things I got at The Block. (FunkoTokidoki and Woes print)

Other cool finds at The Block.... 



Art in Stagg Street

Sharing some photos of the murals and graffiti I saw when I went to Brooklyn. There are so many murals and graffiti around the place. I just took a photos on one street but you should totally visit the whole place if you are into taking this kind of photography or simply enjoy art, murals and graffiti.

This can be seen on Stagg St, Brooklyn, NY

New York Comic Con 2014

I was able to attend New York Comic Con 2014. This event took place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center located on 11th Avenue, between 34th and 40th streets, in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan in New York City from October 9th to October 12th. Hosting the latest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and many other great and interesting things.

If you ever have the opportunity of attending please do so. You will regret later not going. It was my first time attending a comic con as big and important as this one. I always wanted to attend San Diego Comic Con but New York's Comic Con is just as big and equally impressive. After experiencing this I am even thinking about next year... just thinking cause I still have to get a plane ticket to attend. But I know that if the plans go through it will be worth it at the end.

I went alone... and that didn't even matter. I talked and interacted with total strangers and it felt like I knew them. The feels of seeing some arts and merchandise was mutual so we got carried away. The cosplays where REALLY awesome. Many where on point others were just made for the fun of representing your favorite character. The effort put into making this outfits is outstanding. mad respect to all the cosplayers and please never stop doing cosplay. Another thing I liked was that I saw entire families doing cosplay. That means a lot. All ages sharing a same interest and expressing their love for their characters. It is good to see parents get involved into this type of activity and for them to bring their toddlers and youngsters is good parenting. Exposing them to a whole another "underground" culture where they can be who ever they wish to be without been judged but instead be admired.

To all the people involved on making this happen thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I had the greatest time ever.

I will now proceed to post various photos from the event. I wont get into detail. I just want you guys to see the event overall. I will post some of the things I got at the Comic Con on another post later cause it deserves its own space.







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