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Re: NYCC Random chat
« Reply #225 on: October 15, 2018, 07:49:12 PM »
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  • I noticed that there are more cosplayers in NYCC than in SDCC. I feel like in SDCC most people run on a schedule so they don't feel obligated to cosplay whereas in NYCC, the sense of urgency isn't there as much so I think there's more time throughout the con to cosplay. That and the weather during NYCC was a bit more tolerable to cosplay than in SDCC. That being said, I cosplayed for 3 days at NYCC and had an absolute blast making new friends and networking with other cosplayers
  • Artists Alley is different. I frequent the California con circuit so for the most part I'm familiar with the artists who attend conventions however it was nice to see different artists at NYCC. I mean there are some that I recognized but a majority of the artists are those who I've never seen before.

This. Last year was my first time attending SDCC and for the most part, all I did was wait in line. I was hoping to see more cosplayers because it was bigger con. This was a disappointment because I love taking photos of cosplayers.

I was also disappointed with Artist Alley in SDCC. What I discovered from talking to some of the artists in AA is that a lot of the artist booths are scattered among the main floor with all the more commercial booths, so you really had to wander around the main floor to meet a majority of the other artists. This is one of the things I enjoy about NYCC, things are compartmentalized. (is that a real word or did I just make this up?)

I did sit in on some of the panels and I did the whole Hall H on Saturday. One of the panels I went to last year was a 1987 panel and I could only sit inside the room for 10 minutes before feeling like I was going to pass out from the heat...it was like there was no air conditioning or enough oxygen in the room. If I revisit SDCC, I definitely would skip Hall H. Once was enough and honestly, the only thing I enjoyed about it was the wall to wall screens (especially during the Ready Player One event). Definitely would want to experience more of the offsite stuff --that's the real winner at SDCC. I think what really is the biggest letdown for me is that I had the 4 day plus Wednesday evening badges, but wasn't able to see everything I wanted to see --like there was something I missed out on. With NYCC, I always came out satisfied that I saw everything.

What people really don't realize is that the Hudson Yards (where the Javits is) is currently in development and that is the real reason why there aren't many food places etc within short walking distance. Once people start moving in to those "in progress" buildings, more restaurants, bars, convenience stores will open within short walking distances. I mean after all, the stupid 7 train didn't exist until about 2 years ago and the majority of con goers either took the 34th Street bus or hoofed it to the Javits from 8th Avenue to 11th Avenue (Avenues are about 3 city street blocks in length in Manhattan).
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Re: NYCC Random chat
« Reply #226 on: October 15, 2018, 08:33:42 PM »
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They're including the separately ticketed events in that number.
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Re: NYCC Random chat
« Reply #227 on: October 16, 2018, 03:38:50 PM »
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They're including the separately ticketed events in that number.
So...I'm guessing that they count the same person more than once?  If a person has a badge, but then purchases for an offsite (say like the Alex Ross signing/panel at the Studio that didn't require a badge, but did require a ticket to be purchased) they're counted twice?  That makes that figure kinda...inflated...no?
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Re: NYCC Random chat
« Reply #228 on: October 16, 2018, 04:04:00 PM »
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So...I'm guessing that they count the same person more than once?  If a person has a badge, but then purchases for an offsite (say like the Alex Ross signing/panel at the Studio that didn't require a badge, but did require a ticket to be purchased) they're counted twice?  That makes that figure kinda...inflated...no?

Yep. They count badges sold, not actual number of attendees. If one person buys a badge for all four days, that's not one person, that's four badges. Now they've added the stuff at the Studio, which like you said, sometimes didn't even require a badge.
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Re: NYCC Random chat
« Reply #229 on: October 16, 2018, 04:48:04 PM »
I wonder what figures SDCC would have if you counted alllllllll the offsite stuff? haha
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Re: NYCC Random chat
« Reply #230 on: March 15, 2019, 11:24:38 PM »
Since the first phase (I think...there’s another one right?) of Hudson Yards is complete and opened today..,do you think RP will make usage of some of open public spaces and The Shed for NYCC off-site events? I hope so..

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I could see some NYCC stuff happening at The Shed...check out the video You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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Re: NYCC Random chat
« Reply #231 on: June 11, 2019, 01:03:18 PM »
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I could see some NYCC stuff happening at The Shed...check out the video You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Wow..watched the video of The Shed.  With all of its planned uses and moving parts. It kind of reminds me of the Sails Pavilion, set forward about 10 years.  With all those moving parts, I can see something jamming...a lot. And the setting seems right for a movie murder mystery...hooks, pulleys from sky high, openings to fall through, staircases to hide..pieces on giant rolling tracks... ok? ::)