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NY Comic Con/Anime Festival 2010

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On October 8 - 10, 2010 I attended the highly anticipated NY Comic Con/Anime Festival at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. In my opinion this event did not disappoint. Presented by Reed Pop, The NY Comic Con/Anime Festival literally took over the entire Jacob Javits Center. Which was great showcase wise, but that also meant bigger attendance, which meant not going anywhere fast, especially if you are a cosplayer. As big as it was there were still some unbalance between Anime and Comic Books. It could be in part of the construction going on in various parts of the Javits Center, but in certain areas of the con the Anime aisles got smaller compared to the aisles related to comic books which I found very weird. When looking for more anime related items, that was on the other side of the Javits center in the basement. On that side was the Anime artist alley, the Cafe Maids, and any screening and panels that were anime related. So you literally had a jammed packed anime area. Hopefully when the construction is done, next year will have a better balance between anime and comic books. 

13th Annual NYC Tatto Convention 2010

On May 15 The 13ths Annual NYC Tattoo Convention took place at the Roseland Ball Room in Manhattan. Along with my boy Matt, we rolled up and down the aisles of the convention and just some of the best art work that can be put on a human body. Tattoo artist from NY, the midwest, west coast, and as far as Japan and Sweden came to town showcasing art work (body art and prints). And if you were lucky enough to get an advanced appointment, you could have work done on site. Some artist were taking appoints on site as well. Two floors available to the show, 1st floor: artist and stage area for contest, 2nd floor: merch and accessories, more artist. From the second floor you get one of the best views of the whole convention floor. One of the highlights of the convention was the great bar inside the convention, with the best prices you will find and the generous amount of their Jager shots. I'm talking almost half a cup of Jager along with a beer for only $11, which was great except I couldn't feel my face for like an hour. Luckily they were serving food at decent prices. On the main stage of the show they had a best in show tattoo contest. Categories ranging from best sleeve, best full body, best full back piece, and best chest piece. It was as crowded as any convention could be, so those of us that attend Comic cons should have no problem navigating through this one. For anyone interested in tattoos, or thinking about getting one, this is the best place to go, besides your local tattoo parlor. 

Big Apple Con: New York Knicks City Dancers

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While the Big Apple Con cosplay contest came with some amazing cosplayers the night wasn't over just yet. After the Cosplay contest at the Wizard Big Apple Con, the NY Knicks City Dancers came out and surprised attendees and cosplayers with a surprise appearance. 

Wizard Big Apple Con: Cosplay Contest

Towards the end of the night Wizard held a Cosplay contest in the ball room of the regency Hotel. When you talk about swanky, we are talking high class all the way. The best part of the ball room was the bar of course, it was nicely priced. As we waited to for contest to begin, shoots were going all over the place as the cosplayers were coming in.

Wizard Big Apple Con

On October 1st - 3rd Wizard held its Annual Big Apple Con at the Penn Plaza Hotel. It was a nice weekend distraction, the weather was great. I felt last year the Pier 94 was bigger, but this year it was more condensed. The highlights were the celebrities in attendance both tv/film and artists. Celebrities included: The Brady Brothers, Adam West & Burt Ward, Torrie Wilson & Kevin Nash, Nicholas Brenan, Claudia Christian, etc. The vendors on hand did have a great stock of very old school action figures, as well as impressive DVD collections on sale.

Superman/Batman Premiere at the Paley Center in NYC

On Thursday September 23, 2010 a special NY screening of Warner Premiere's new animated movie Superman/Batman Apocalypse. It was my first premiere and it was a great film. This really captured the graphic novel well. It was so good I already ordered the Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack.

The Big Tease III ~ Fire & Ink

I know it's a little late for this post, but I finally finished retouching all the images for this event. On January 23, 2010 I had the honor to attend The Big Tease 3 Fire & Ink Charity event courtesy of my meet up group NY Pin Up Club hosted by Brandon Herman. The event is to benefit US Troops stationed overseas. For anyone interested in the retro pin up models, and sexy burlesque style shows this was the place to be.

NY OBON Festival Drummers

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During the summer I had the pleasure of going to the NY OBON festival in Bryant Park. Hosted by the NY Buddisht Church. The Drummers at the NY OBON Festival were really exciting. Just an amazing show.

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