I had a beautiful day at the New York Comic Con hanging with my buddy Frank and thousands of other comic lovers. Despite the teeming hordes, I actually ended up running into several people I knew, which was fun, including scifi author David Mack, who had a couple of his books for sale at the Midtown comics booth. David says that the New York Comic Con is actually much more comic-focused than the much-larger San Diego comic convention, which tends to draw the big film studios and other related industry groups.
The NY Comic Con did feel very grassrootsy, with lots of animated conversations going on between comic artists and fans, as well as RPG, cosplay, scifi and anime lovers. The highlight for me was sitting front row at a panel discussion with Marvel comic artists, inkers and the immortal Stan Lee. Stan the Man was in great form, clearly enjoying the adulation of the fans.
More pics here.