New York Comic Con – 2.8.09

My friend Doug was hired by Sega to promote a video game called House Of The Dead at the New York Comic Con. His zombie crew was giving out comic books and hugging little kids and doing face make up. He convinced me it would be fun to hang out there and shoot some pictures. I was a pretty huge comic fan back in the day… but then again I was 12. This convention was less enticing as it would have been in 1992. Still, Doug is pretty convincing and I thought it would be a good chance to take photos of something different. I thought it closed at 7, so I didn’t get there until 3. I spent an hour just looking at people until I ran into my friend Richie and told me that it closed at 5. I then ran into my friend Apathy and the two of us wondered around looking for dressed up weirdos. I sort of spent a lot of time mocking these people in my head, which I have to say was pretty lame of me, especially since I ended up spending $100 on a Bill Plympton animation still. Not the “hippest” move ever. I only made fun of one group of people, but it was an accident and I felt bad about it. I saw a human man dressed as a dragon, and I felt I needed to get a picture. Turns out he was a Pokemon. And in like 1998 I was sort of obsessed with Pokemon. My friends would go to dance parties, buy drugs and we would come back home play the card game. I would always win because I was the only person not on cough syrup or special K. It was a good way to spend my last year of high school. Anyway, I told some 15 year old kids that and they sort of looked at me weird. Then I called this girl out on having a shitty costume. She told me it was from the second series of Pokemon and I told her she just looked like a girl wearing a cape. She sort of started moving slowly backwards at that point. Apathy yelled at me, and I sort of felt like a dick. But come on, your friends are dressed like giant reptiles and you are wearing a shall? I’m just not buying it.

Anyway, it was a weird experience, and something was mildly wrong with my flash so these photo kinda suck. I actually photoshopped them all in hopes of improvement, but it didn’t help much. Still, there is a bunch of weird stuff, really funny stuff, and photos of the Spiderman/Barack Obama cross over comic, so it is totally worth clicking here now to see the NY Comic Con Photos.








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  1. Will
    February 12th, 2009 | 3:26 pm

    I went to this one and got made up as a zombie on friday. I’m much more looking forward to the Fangoria Convention in June. The spectacle on the train with some of these people was legendary. I don’t know why, but I’ve been feeling the urge to let out my shamed inner geek lately. Kermit copping that feel was a nice capture. 🙂

  2. May 12th, 2009 | 4:12 pm

    Next Zombie Crawl is in Brooklyn on May 31st!!

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