We’re about six weeks away from New York Comic Con, which bills itself as the biggest pop culture gathering on the east coast. I find it hard to argue – I used to go every year, but as the show grew I found myself less willing to put up with the crowds. My last show was in 2011, when I took this photo with Caprica star Alessandra Torresani, who was there to promote Jane Espenson‘s web series Husbands.
Until this year. I kinda miss the fun of conventions – seeing all of the cosplayers, getting to talk to other people who are fans of whatever you’re a fan of (no matter how niche it might be) and getting new autographs from people who make your favorite shows/movies/games/comics.
So earlier this summer I did the whole fan verification thing and waited for tickets to go on sale. ReedPOP decided not to sell four-day admission tickets for New York Comic Con this year, and I’m kinda grateful for that – I’m still not missing the convention scene enough for the craziness of Saturday to appeal to me.
However, I did get tickets for Thursday and Friday… which turned out to be good days for me to go, since that’s when former Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie will be there. Also appearing on a day I will be there is Jim Cummings, best known for providing the voice of Winnie the Pooh. You might also remember him for voicing Darkwing Duck, but I need his autograph for my collection because he brought Weequay pirate Hondo Onaka to life in Star Wars: Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels.
I won’t be waiting on Mark Hamill‘s autograph line – his fee is $250 and thankfully I already have a signed photo I purchased back when his signature was less expensive. But I’ll get to see him at a ticketed event on Saturday night at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
I’m really looking forward to seeing them all. And who knows, there’s still enough time for a few more surprise announcements.