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While I don’t have the last minute panic others do, I like to take off the Wednesday before New York Comic Con just to scope out Javits, sleep in a little, and prepare my swag bag for the weekend.

So, here are some photos, “backstage” at NYCC!  (Photos courtesy of my Samsung Epic 4G 5mp camera. Kicking it old school…)


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As you exit the 7 train, this is the view to the south. Hudson Yards 30 in the foreground, 10 in the back, and the six-storey shopping center and food court inbetween, on the lower middle.
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A closer view. Niemann-Marcus will anchor the shopping center, so the food court might be as expensive as that inside Javits.
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A vertical panoramic shot. 10 Hudson Yards is almost complete. The space to the west will be an elevated park which will connect to the subway plaza.
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The view to the southwest, over the railyard.
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55 Hudson Yards, which was under construction last year as well. View to the west.
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The view of 34th street, to the north. I took this, because within ten years, Eleventh Avenue will be lined with skyscrapers (including at least one new hotel!) and this view will only be seen on Google Street View.
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That’s the subway ventilation tower. I don’t think that exit is open yet on the 7 train. (I’ll check after I leave Javits.)
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The view north on Eleventh, from 34th.
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CBS All Access (their streaming service, which has an amazing catalog) buys the display space on the security fences.
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The view south, of 10, 30, and 55 Hudson Yards. A preview of what is to come further north. (Lens flare courtesy of J.J. Abrams)
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The show floor. Canon, Nickelodeon, Bandai, and… not USPS are front and center.
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Yeah, I’m feeling old… 25 years ago… *SIGH*
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The southwest corner of the Crystal Palace.
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The view north of the main concourse.
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No idea what connection this has to fandom, but the graphics are nice…
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The Block, with Tokidoki up front!
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POP QUIZ! How many comics characters can you name who are photographers?
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The view towards 3-C. Blufin has a lot of setting up to do…
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The view towards 3-E, straight back. That Lego display will include DC Super Hero Girls!
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OOooohhh… what’s in those Funko boxes?
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An aerial view, from the escalators. How many brands can you spot?
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Thank gods there’s only one…
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The view from the seating leading up to the River Pavilion, towards the south.
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Another aerial shot, of the main entrance.
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What’s in the Loot Crate booth? Ah ah AH! That would be cheating!
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Another aerial view…
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More Funko teasing…
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A panoramic view of the south.
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This mess will be gone by tomorrow.
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No idea what that is, but it looks Cool.

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Another look into paradise…
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The original hybrid vehicle?

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One of the entrances to Hall 3-B
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Wow… that’s a lot of money spent to promote a movie based on a French comic book! Maybe they’re building on the experience of Snowpiercer?
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20th Century Fox has most of the hallway leading to Artist Alley.
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Nicely backlit.
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Looks like a museum exhibition, with some activation/participation.
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Cue “Also sprach Zarathustra”…
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The installation of the Google Pixel advert, with Ben Day dots to give it that “comics” feel!
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Note the Comixology sign.
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The main retail area of the North Hall.
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Looks like there will be an outdoor line to get back to the main building.
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So quiet and pristine…
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South Park has a big display outside.
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More South Park. Will there be Saddam cosplayers?
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The other side.
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The view to the north.

 

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The Reed-Mobile, spotted outside near the exit.
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Queue hall, 1-C
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The schedule for 1-D
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The view from 1-E, which will have an “experience” hall.
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The view to the north, from the second floor, near Starbucks.

…and that’s a wrap.  Now to get stuff ready for tomorrow!

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