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In the past, ICv2 would normally host their industry conference on the Wednesday before New York Comic Con. I would arrive early, post photos of the preparation, and then listen to the experts talk about how to sell more comics.

This year, it’s been replaced with a cocktail hour and white paper on Thursday. So instead, I took a long lunch break and wandered Javits, using my cellphone to snap some pictures. Enjoy!

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The view towards Hall 3-C
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DC’s usual space, on the south side. Graphitti has a new “archive” edition for sale, and near the 1E sign is an interesting surprise….
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A “close up” (same resolution, bigger pixels). The two figures? Looks like the movie costumes for Superman and Wonder Woman.
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A view from the side.
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A LexCorp display! They are sponsoring the WiFi in Javits this weekend. Would you be disappointed if your phone WASN’T hacked?
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View to the northeast, just to the left of the DC Superhero Girls booth. Taken so you get some banners…
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View to the southeast. Taken as a “before” picture. (Before they start building skyscrapers across the street!) 10 Hudson Yards is seen in the background.
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The escalators down to the Empire Stage in Hall 1-E. Off to the right is the DC exhibit.

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Bandai’s networked Star Wars arcade games. Demo mode showed what looked like a Death Star battle. View to the southeast.
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Gee, I wonder what’s under the tarp? And will anyone cosplay as Libyan terrorists?
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Unknown if that arcade game works…
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A Jurassic World display, right outside the entrance to 3-C. The beast moved too fluidly for this to be animatronic. I think they “Sweetum’d” the suit. (A puppeteer inside, with a remote controller handling the mouth and arms.) The eyes do not move, or blink. Expect some Starlord cosplay photos…
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The view from … what is that balcony called? Anyway, the view towards 3-C, to the north.
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A similar view to the south, and 3-E.
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That’s about two blocks? How soon before the resellers get organized and set up a pop-up shop near Times Square?
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Fellowship of the … Klan? Not really certain why Weta had the heads covered.
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Lots of light, for now. In ten years, the other side of Eleventh Avenue will be occupied by skyscrapers, including a planned hotel.
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Egads! Ten years… I wonder how many of those 30,000 attendees in 2006 have been to all ten shows? I have, plus the second NY Anime Fest. Remember that 18-month gap when they transitioned to October?
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This is a Lego sculpture of some sort. Located next to the grand staircase near the Chase ATM.
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This year’s NYCC-mobile. How soon before Uber and Lyft drivers start wrapping their vehicles?
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I’m not certain about the pink ribbon and Komen’s branding… I hope to see some Barbie cosplay nearby.
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I’m tempted to go up to them every five minutes, and ask them a question about Star Wars or My Little Pony…
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What’s this…?
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Progressive insurance is sponsoring locker storage. Access via hashtag? Also, phone charging lockers as well! Somebody… please dress up as Flo, and then take a photo with the Geico gecko upstairs!

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This is as far as the nice security guard allowed me.
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The view down to 1-A, where the panel rooms are located.
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The view south, near 2-A.
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The bare bears. No idea what it is, except it’s a cartoon…
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Full frontal … bearness?
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A view of the “stockyards”, Hall 1-C.
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Hall 1-C, from the second floor. Dunno when they start tapping people inside.
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Looking north. Right behind this is Bandai’s Star Wars network.
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Looking west, towards the show floor.
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The big picture.
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I’m not certain about the other staircase, but the south side that leads to 1-E was branded by DC Super Hero Girls!
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Looking north, this will be the DC Superhero Girls booth! On the way out, they had a display case full of new merchandise, including a cool backpack, and a skateboard. (No picture, my phone was dead.)
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Hall 1-E, the Empire Stage.
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The Empire Stage, Hall 1-E, before the ravenous hordes arrive.
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The crystal palace panorama!
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Another panorama, from the southeast corner of the crystal palace.

 

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