Friday, November 14, 2014

NY Comic Con 2014 Round Up!

Way back on October 11th, I made my way to New York City's Javitz Center for New York Comic Con. I honed my Sixth Sense and was on the hunt for Muppet stuff! 

I only had a one day Saturday pass, so I unfortunately wasn't able to attend many of the 
Henson panels and activities happening around the con. Our friends at ToughPigs, however, were able to get to most of them so be sure sure to check out their report as well. 

The day started slow with barely and Muppet in sight. I entered the hall and immediately got inline  waited in line for the chance to purchase the con exclusive Pop! Vinyl Super Grover figure. 

After an hour in line they were out of timed tickets that allowed you to come back and 
purchase the toy you wanted at a specific time while supplies lasted. After another hour in line we were informed they had already sold out. Usually you can find con exclusives at other vender's booths, but not Super Grover. He was VERY popular and the lucky few who were able to purchase him weren't giving him up.

Another popular item were these Fraggle Rock shirts from Zen Monkey Studios. I was told they even sold out of Red shirts, and had to reorder them. If you weren't able to make to the con, you get the whole set of 
Fraggle Rocks shirts for 25% off on their site.

Hallmark showed off their new Muppet CUBEEZ and the Gonzo Keepsake ornament, but nothing else we previewed back in July.

Over at the Boom/Archaia booth, Fraggle Rock: Journey to the Everspring writer Kate Leth was on hand to sign copies of her work, talk all things "Rock", and show off the variant cover created exclusively for NYCC.

On the other side of the booth, was The StoryTeller: Witches #1 writer and illustrator Shane-Michael Vidaurri as well as Brian and Wendy Froud!

Many other Muppet comic artists were over in Artist's Alley. David Petersen, Amy Mebberson, Katie Cook, James Silvani, Jay Fosgitt,  were all there as was Dave Alveraz - who was not only thrilled to talk about his work on the Muppet comic book, but told me he's a fan of blog as well!

 As usual, there was much fan art to be enjoyed throughout the show...

as well as many custom: 


and classic merchandise available:

And yes, that's the Labyrinth cup set we featured a last month.

There were many panels and other Muppet events over the course of the 4 day convention. Unfortunately, we only were able to attend one day, and it was the one day none of them took place. 

So until next year that's going to wrap up our coverage of NYCC! 

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