Hey conventioners and conference lovers! New York Comic Con and Anime Festival is just 15 short days away and I’m excited to bring you the latest coverage from the convention floor. Who’s ready to squee with me?
Here are some quick updates on things I don’t want to miss and bits you may want to pencil in!
First off, there’s a bunch of media guests I have GOT to meet. I don’t like having to pay for autographs, that seems excessive to me. So I’m going to try and see James Marsters (Buffy, Angel, Caprica), Tricia Helfer (Caprica Six from Battlestar Galactica), Michelle Forbes (Maryann on True Blood, Admiral Cain from BSG: Razor), and a few anime guests too: Corrine Orr (Grave of the Fireflies, the Snuggle bear from the fabric softener commercials), Veronica Taylor (original Ash in Pokemon), and Crispin Freeman (from Naruto, Hellsing, The Big O, Howl’s Moving Castle, plus he’s really hot too!) obviously. And you better believe I’m going to go to the domestic premiere of Sherlock for BBC and Masterpiece on Friday at 8pm. I mean, what if Benedict Cumberbatch shows up and I’m NOT there?! He may not have met me, his future wife. An utter tragedy to deny him that.
Are you a chic geek or a nice nerd looking for that special someone? Get ready for NYCC & NYAF Speed Dating! I’m actually REALLY excited about this, not because I’m a romantic (read: lonely) and a sucker for a good story (read: jealous of all my galpals with their hot dorky boyfriends), but also because I think it’s a good way for sexy singles to get to know each other. There’s two sessions each on all three days and since pre-registration has closed, you’ll have to register on-site, but the more the merrier, right? And who knows, maybe I’ll meet my own Scott Pilgrim (read: The Eleventh Doctor)!
On Sunday, you can bet your fashionista fannies I’ll be at The Never-Ending Closet Fashion Show. If you thought the other fandom fashion shows I’ve been too were cool, this is apparently a NATIONWIDE talent search and a showcase of samples from the collections of various independent, alternative, and global designers. I’m most looking forward to seeing Steampunk and Victoriana-type pieces (my current obsession), as well as haute couture and cosplay-inspired. As if there was any doubt, this is my unmissable event.
As always, you can stay up to date on where I am, who I’ve met, and what I’ve sen, as well as all of my other ramblings by stalking me on my Twitter at http://twitter.com/jennlevine!