This year’s New York Comic Con attracted its largest crowd ever, furthering the evidence that society has become more accepting of “nerds.”
Comic-Con brings together a wide spectrum of New York City residents and out of town visitors for a weekend of fun. Not all attendees where just comic fanboys: couples got in on the fun as well.
Superman was there. In fact, a few hundred Supermans were there, along with Poison Ivys, Wonder Womans and Spidermans — Spidermans everywhere. We were there (but not in costume) to cover the four-day, sold out convention at the Javits Center. Here’s what we saw at Comic Con.
Everyone knows that sex sells, and the comic book industry is no exception. At New York Comic-Con 2011, women wore the same skimpy costumes so often seen in comic books.
New York Comic Con, the East Coast’s answer to the larger, more popular San Diego Comic-Con, has dealt with its fair share of problems since its debut in 2006. This year was no exception: Con-goers found themselves dealing with overcrowding, flagrant consumerism, and a bullying scandal worthy of Mean Girls.
What do the NYC 2011 Comic Con conference, an atomic cockroach and high school students have in common? Together, they can improve literacy in high schools nationwide, says Prof. Michael Bitz, who thinks of himself as an entrepreneurial type of comic nerd.