Ryan Sprague here from Rogue Planet. This past week has been a whirlwind, as I spent three entire days in the packed Javitz Center for the 2015 New York Comic Con. Suffice to say, it was a hell of a lot of fun. Check out the video to see some of the craziness that ensued.
Day 1 started with a healthy dose of Storm Troopers, Rogue pilots, the Fett man, and a Darth Vader made entirely of jelly beans. Star Wars, having almost no major press or events at this year’s convention, still rang true for fans and cosplayers alike. A trailer set up exactly like that in the new series, Ash vs. The Evil Dead, found thousands of Bruce Campbell fans walking through the trailer with jump scares galore. I almost pooped my pants… ironically it was in the bathroom of the trailer when an evil demon jumped through the mirror and tried to kill me.
Day 2 consisted mainly of walking the vendor hall and absorbing some of the incredible merchandise for sale. And also seeing how amazing some of the diehard cosplayers really are. As you can see in the video above, I also found Carmen San Diego… FINALLY!
Day 3 of Comic Con was the pinnacle of my time there. I was one of 1,200 to view the very first episode of the new X-Files mini-series in its entirety. Security was super tight, with men in night-vision goggles going up and down each aisle looking for recording equipment and phones. It was pretty freaking cool, to be honest, adding an extra touch to the paranoia of Mulder in the episode. The episode, titled “My Struggle” re-introduced us to our favorite duo, thrusting them into an entirely new scenario of the mythology we grew to love, hate, and constantly ask, “WTF is going on!?”. The episode received a standing ovation, followed by a panel discussion with X-Files creator, Chris Carter, and actors, David Duchovny & Mitch Pileggi (Mulder & Skinner respectively). The panel was moderated by X-Files Files podcast host, Kumail Nanjiani. Much of the panel consisted of plot points of the episode, so for the sake of not spoiling, I will just say that there were hints here and there that this 6 episode mini-series may not be the last we see of Mulder and Scully.
With special screenings of tons of new shows, including the highly anticipated Jessica Jones Netflix endeavor, the TV end of Comic Con was a huge success. However, a lack of major films made for a hole in the collective excitement. The only major display were costumes from the upcoming Batman vs. Superman film.
Some awesome comics were up for grabs as well, but this year definitely went to television. Frankly, it didn’t matter much. Attendance only increased again this year, making the NYCC a contender against it’s big brother, SDCC. No matter the case, it was an amazing experience.
Also… I bought this shirt.
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