New York Comic-Con (NYCC) is just around the corner and it’s looking to be my busiest convention yet. Sure, I schedule, I plan, I prepare, but in the end I often compromise. Rapid panel-hopping and line-waiting for autographs get replaced by the defeated throbbing need to sit down and not be thronged with people all the time, but this time, it’s different — it has to be. My schedule is different this year because I managed to snag myself a Press Badge, thanks to writing for ASM and began receiving emails from the press release list. It was weirdly official and was pretty jarring when the first wave starting appearing in my inbox. Below is my current schedule, still susceptible to change.
Amidst that, I have hopes of seeing friends who live in New York, visit a specific restaurant or two, and attempt to keep myself civilized by sleeping, showering, and eating. I fear the necessity for sacrifices will become a reality and the events themselves won’t be an option. Is this what the convention scene will become for me? I’m exhilarated, but also worried at my loss of near-absolute freedom to decide my schedule. Granted, the responsibilities I’m shouldering are entirely a personal choice, so I guess I asked for it.
Either way, what this means is that I’ll be posting full interviews with amazing creators Paul Pope (Battling Boy, 100%) and Lucy Knisley (Relish), and partial interviews with Steven Universe creators Rebecca Sugar (Adventure Time) and Ian Jones-Quartey (Bravest Warriors). I am attempting to secure interview slots with Becky Cloonan (The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys) and Bryan Konietzko (Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra) through Dark Horse Comics, but we’ll see how that pans out. Otherwise, I’ll be posting my reactions to the unreleased documentary Dear Mr. Watterson about the success and continued love of Bill Watterson’s Calvin & Hobbes series and the english dubbed version of Makoto Shinkai’s Wolf Children. Then I’ll sleep or something.
My pulls for 8/9 are:
- Batman #24 by Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo & Danny Miki
- Superman/Wonder Woman #1 by Charles Soule, Tony S. Daniel, Batt & Cliff Chiang
- Coffin Hill #1 by Caitlin Kittredge, Inaki Miranda, Dave Johnson & Gene Ha
- FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics #4 by Simon Oliver, Robbi Rodriguez, Rico Renzi & Nathan Fox
- Rocket Girl #1 by Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare
- Three #1 by Kieron Gillen, Ryan Kelly, Jordie Bellaire & Clayton Cowles
- Infinity #4 by Jonathan Hickman, Adam Kubert, Dustin Weaver, Jerome Opena & Justin Ponsor