The website made it official: Flying in the face of a bad economy. this year’s New York Comic-Con is sold out for Saturday:
Saturday and weekend passes are sold out. Sunday-only passes are available for $40.
The cautious optimism that has gripped the comics industry remained in full force at the show. Although the worsening economic conditions affecting much of the world were much on everyone’s mind, they didn’t seem to be affecting most of the show — or at least not to levels anywhere near what other sectors are experiencing.
Obviously, attendance isn’t a problem. We only had time to poll a few vendors, but they were reporting good sales, if nothing that was record setting. To paraphrase Milton Greipp’s industry white paper, if flat is the new up, comics are still doing well.