I am back from New York. I had a great time at Comic Con. Much of the show was a social fail, I went to absolutely no comic book events after the con and there are many people I didn't even see once, but that's okay. On the social win, I hung with many friends in and out of comics alike.
Thanks to Sonja, Ethan, and Benrus for hosting Joëlle and I. Also to Sonja for taking us to a fashion event at Bloomingdale's where I got to be in the same room as Christina Hendricks. Score! Also to Joe Nozemack for setting it up for us to go see Gorillaz and N.E.R.D. at Madison Square Garden. It was a tremendous show!
Nico drew this image of Cynthia from Spell Checkers for me while we were hanging out:
I was tweeting all weekend, and rather than try to cobble together a con report, I'll reprint those here. They include links to photos.
* Oktoberfest at the Abbey http://flic.kr/p/8H6fez
* Pastrami, cheddar, and mustard on a garlic bagel http://flic.kr/p/8H9Kjm
* Standing on W 16th waiting for Christine Norrie. It is okay to be jealous. Nerd.
* Christina Hendricks at Bloomingdale's for Ports 1961 http://flic.kr/p/8HeDFo
* Christina Hendricks at Bloomingdale's II http://flic.kr/p/8Hbyi6
* Models blink in photos, too. Who knew? http://flic.kr/p/8HeUsA
* @BrianHuberd I was inches from getting a photo with her, but she was ushered off to look at clothes.
* It's a Huberd miracle! http://flic.kr/p/8HccMe
* Quality Meats http://flic.kr/p/8HgxTj
* QM: clam chowder http://flic.kr/p/8Hgzbd
* QM: hanger steak with brandied cherries http://flic.kr/p/8HgAeq
* QM: the Quality Potato http://flic.kr/p/8HgBmy
* This bar is playing Def Leppard. I love this bar. #nycc
* Spotted on the street: indie-type actor Josh Hamilton, of Baumbach's KICKING & SCREAMING and HOUSE OF YES-fame. #nycc
* Sentence you don't want to hear first day of a convention *before* you've showered: "We're here to replace the toilet." #nycc
* Our NYCC Artist Alley table (D9) http://flic.kr/p/8Ht5f3
* Kitty & Lockheed NYCC http://flic.kr/p/8Hq2NP
* My flask says it misses @andeparks. I forgot to tell it he wouldn't be here. #nycc
* The con is on. NYCC table D9 in Artist Alley with @Joelle_Jones #nycc
* Gorillaz at MSG http://flic.kr/p/8Hq5WD
* N.E.R.D. opening for Gorillaz http://flic.kr/p/8HrzAZ
* Nico & Joelle at MSG http://flic.kr/p/8HuJHQ
* Confirmed: Lou Reed and Mos Def are appearing tonight with Gorillaz #nycc
* Plastic Beach http://flic.kr/p/8HrCq6
* Also: Miho Hatori, De La Soul, Little Dragon, Bobby Womack, tons of musicians
* More Gorillaz http://flic.kr/p/8HuNtS
* Closing songs: Don't Get Lost in Heaven/Demon Days #gorrilaz #nycc
* At bar with @nicohitoride and they are playing Daft Punk #nicofail #nycc
* Big up to @JNoze, the tru playa who made Gorillaz possible
* @JannJones Irish pub across from Madison Square Garden, where Team Spell Checkers owns the jukebox.
* A male ginger holding a pumpkin falling asleep on the subway at 2:30 am = weirdest thing I've seen at #nycc
* Scratch that: guy with beer mug-shaped glasses at donut shop shouting "why you cut me with that blade?" at 3am for the win #nycc
* Saturday, it has been broughten. NYCC, Artist Alley table D9. #nycc
* Straight outta Denmark: a new book illustrated by Teddy Kristiansen http://flic.kr/p/8Hwfbz
* Bigfoot, caught on camera in the wild http://flic.kr/p/8HwzYp
* I do not know what you are but you're freaking me out. #nycc http://flic.kr/p/8HG5qE
* Portrait of a jerk #nycc http://flic.kr/p/8HGe65
* Wonder Woman is an X-Child http://flic.kr/p/8HD7Tk
* And she finds being a mutie tiring http://flic.kr/p/8HGhuA
* Female Mutant Ninja Turtles http://flic.kr/p/8HDasc
* Female Mutant Ninja Turtles, scurry away! http://flic.kr/p/8HGjTE
* "I don't have time to read comics anymore. I just look at the art...So what do you do on these?" "I'm the writer." "..." "So, yeah..." #nycc
* Wait, do you deliver to Artist Alley? #nycc http://flic.kr/p/8HDuZk
* Last day of NYCC. We fly out this evening, so come and see @Joelle_Jones and myself by 3:30 or you will miss us!
* Overheard at #nycc: "Yeah, it looks like me without the tits." #girlsarethebest
* Thank you New York City! You were a lovely audience. See you next year. Good night! #nycc
* Big thanks to @onipress for always being a class act and the best people to work with #nycc
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