We spent Saturday sitting on a sunny river bank watching loons dive and skim over the surface of the Delaware River.
Meanwhile tens of thousands of comic fans were sitting on a sunny glass-enlosed river bank watching loons of another sort duck and dive. (Photo via ComicMix.)
We weren’t there, but apparently yesterday at the show was mad crazy, packed and busy as hell. There were, however, crowd control issues — the hall leading to the panels had to be shut down — and snafus — presentations in the IGN Theater ran an hour late.
But what we got from all the people we talked to last night was that it was an upbeat show, propelled by a love for COMICS. In addition the party scene was hopping last night. Image, Dark Horse, Yen Press and Marvel all had bashes, and most were packed, although the Dark Horse party had a last minute change of venue and wasn’t as crowded as the other two. Nonetheless, by 11:30 just about all the people we wanted to see were there, from Scott and Ivy McCloud to retailer Chris Powell. Everyone was in a good mood, and while no event can really take over a metropolis like New York City, comics had made a good start.
The big question; did exhibitors make money? New York booth prices are very, very expensive, and all the good will in the world won’t keep publishers and artists coming back if they lose money.
We’ll be on the floor today to find out the answer.