This past weekend (10/10-10/13) was the eighth annual NY Comic Con, where tens of thousands of fans gathered each day (for an estimated total of 120,000 overall) at the spacious yet ever-crowded Jacob Javits Center in midtown Manhattan to attend panels, fun activity sessions, and autographing booths, and to engage in cosplay while purchasing all manner of geekware and collectibles.
I was in attendance on Friday as Princess Leia (from the original Star Wars film) and on Saturday as Hermione Granger. Much fun was had by all!
Here are a few cosplay events and serendipitous hallway mash-ups that I participated in with fellow geeks….
Harry Potter (a.k.a. Alexander Cohen) and I attended (Pumpkin-Pie style, for those who know shipping fanfic) a Wand Dueling session together, where we encountered a most convincing Bellatrix and Harry was checked on by Narcissa in the aftermath:
Then, startled by Draco, Hermione takes matters into her own hands:
And there was Anakin Skywalker to contend with:
Before getting the pleasure of matching wits with the great reasoner himself, the one and only Sherlock Holmes:
All in all, mischief managed!