Something was different in the air today and it wasn’t because it was 90 degrees in Brooklyn! Big Apple Comic Con made its triumphant return to the New York convention scene at the Greenpoint Terminal Market along the East River, and the excitement was palpable!
Everything you love about Big Apple Comic Con could be found at this special single-day “Summer In The City” edition: cosplay, art, collectibles, and tons & tons of comics!
Many staple New York comic book vendors were on-site with the hottest books: Sword Of Truth Comics, Kryptonite Comics, Silver Age Comics, and St. Marks Comics. It’s no secret that the comic book hobby has gotten even bigger lately, so tons of fans were hitting up the long boxes all day long!
Another key ingredient to a memorable Big Apple Comic Con is the opportunity to meet artists, writers, and other creators. Above, fans gathered to meet Archie Comics Co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit, who had a huge display of various Archie & Riverdale books she was signing. Meanwhile, the Artist Alley hosted names such as Rodney Ramos, Keith Williams, Brian Kong, William Olmo, and Will Torres. All had original art and prints for sale – and you could even hop on their commission list to get a custom piece done!
Not only that, but the 10am-5pm event featured nearly 50 tables full of comic con goodness: Studio Series Transformers, Black Series Star Wars figures, vintage GI Joe, Hasbro Marvel Legends, Pokemon cards, Funko Pops, and even Lego Minifigures from fan-favorite vendor/shop Brick Swap USA! There were even a few celebrity guests too, like Taimak from “The Last Dragon” & David Harris from “The Warriors”.
Plus, thanks to Brooklyn’s very own “Hey Kids Comics!“, there were fun activities for the kids too! All booths at the con were tented, which helped to keep these young fans cool. And speaking of cool, the cosplayers roaming around weren’t too shy to interact with people so what a sight it was to see them hit it off with the kids!
Because “Summer In The City” was built into the existing Greenpoint Terminal Market, you could enjoy even more than just the con! Whether it’s handcrafted items or a delicious snack from one of the resident food trucks, the beautiful day in Brooklyn just kept getting better and better. (Be sure to see the full photo gallery here as well as a video recap at the end of this article.)
It was great to finally be back at one of New York’s oldest comic cons. Big Apple Comic Con is always a great time for fans young & old, and never fails to offer a little bit of everything. Stay tuned to their website for more announcements as their 25th Anniversary main event is coming soon… As BACC’s owner Mike Carbonaro says, “The show must go on!”!