Mon
Feb 9 2009 5:31pm
NYCC: Sunday Wrap Up

Another Con Gone

This is what Sunday looks like before closing. This is the Marvel booth just 30 minutes before shutdown. Everyone wants just a little swag to take home with them. If you can make him out, the man in the middle with the light brown sports jacket and dark brown hat is the giveaway emcee, so to speak, and he’s becoming a something of a celebrity at the Marvel booth. He rocked the crowd to a equally fevered pitch in San Diego last summer.

The final minutes on the Exhibition Floor can sometimes be the busiest all weekend for retailers. As friends at the Epic Proportions and Animated Closet booths can attest, there’s clean-up looming, good-byes and hellos from friends, family, colleagues and publicists, and two swarms of buyers: the reserved buyers, picky but now out of time and frantically looking for a keepsake; and the bargain-hunters, looking for close-out prices on goods no one wants to ship home.

Sunday used to be a slower day. It felt like Saturday on the floor. And kids, you can’t see them. Their light-sabers always hit you where it hurts.

Zombie Spidey giving an on-camera shout-out.

Winner! Best Mother-daughter Duo. Black Cat and daughter sit down at the Marvel booth as other Marvel luminaries pose for pics around them.

Winner! Best German Expressionist Hulk. And perhaps the most technically elaborate, my brother heard the whirring of what he presumed to be hydraulic stilts in the legs.

If we knew it was going to be this kind of party, we would have brought mashed potatoes... and our custom-modded Long Shot CS-6 with a couple of Night Finders.

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