In the Company of Superheroes
This coming weekend is the New York City ComicCon. For those not familiar, it is a blend of comic books and superheroes, science fiction and fantasy, television and movies. Comic book companies showcase their latest superheroes and projects. TV and movie producers/writers/actors display what’s in store for the fans, and vendors sell everything related and not related to comic books and movies. Fans of comics can meet their favorite artists and movie and tv fans can meet the actors.
I grew up reading comics and in my 20s I would go to the conventions in New York. At that time it was ONLY comic books (and some sci-fi toys). At the end of the day movies would be shown and it was camaraderie between strangers. You’d just park yourself next to someone and start talking. No one would think you were strange. Then life intervened and it was about 25 to 30 years before I returned. The year was 2006 and I brought my teenage son with me. A father and son trip. It was great. (Fast forward several years, now when I go my son brings his friends and I go off by myself. Oh well. Life goes on. However this year my daughter also wants to come so I’ll have some company again.)
Besides taking photos, it is a lot fun to see the costumes that die-hard fans will create for themselves. And for the first time this year, I’ll be going dressed up. Nothing elaborate but it will be a character. Not a comic book one but a television one. In a little over a week’s time, I’ll show you who.
During this week, I want to showcase a few of the photographs I’ve taken at the ComicCons.