New York City’s Comic Con, held at the Javits Center in October, became an unlikely opportunity for couples to share a tender moment together. The event welcomed 115,000 attendees over the weekend of Oct. 11-14. This was the seventh year that the convention was held in New York City with attendance climbing sharply since it began in 2006 with only 33,000 guests.
Megan Pride, a grocery store employee in her early 20s from Philadelphia, dressed as an X-Men comic character in tight black and yellow leather. She attended Comic Con with her boyfriend, Sean Hale. “This is how we met,” she said.
“We work hard on our costumes,” said Hale, “and get to hang out with like-minded individuals.”
Jenn Linhan, 27, a tattoo parlor and grocery store employee from Philadelphia, also enjoyed attending Comic Con with her boyfriend, Matt, a graphic designer in Manhattan. Like many couples, they came dressed as superheroes.
The fun was not restricted to couples, and a simple turn of the head brought sights of bloody zombies, Japanese anime characters, and Harry Potter characters.
Next year’s Comic Con will take place at the Javits Center again from Oct 10 to Oct 13.