Comic Vine & Anime Vice: Convention Tension!

Topic started by gia on Sept. 30, 2009. Last post by Niko 4 years, 11 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
So I spent a bit of time in the office yesterday and Sara ( Comic Vine's Babs) and I decided to catch up on our con coverage. I was just getting back from New York Anime Fest, of course, which takes place in Sara's home digs of New York City, and Sara's getting ready to head down to Long Beach Comic Con. We talked mostly about the future of NYAF as it combines with New York Comic Con for at least next year, and what that means for con-goers, as well as some talk about our experiences at San Diego and others.
  
 
I actually can't take credit for the idea that having too much cool stuff to do isn't such a bad thing-- I think it was Deb Aoki who brought it up when we were talking about it during the NYAF Bloggers' Roundtable --but I still hold with it on some level, though I can related to the difficulty of wanting to do everything. But isn't it kind of cool and exciting that everyone is so into so many different things, in a way?
 
P.S. If you look in the background you can spot Tony in his office, and maybe even reflections of our video masters, Drew and Vinny. Hi guys!
Post by Black_Rose (1,204 posts) See mini bio Level 11
I don't know if it's a good idea to combine NYAF and CC. Most of the smaller things from both cons will have to be dropped to be able to fit everything and not to mention that the crowd is going to be insane.  
 
Also, pictures of the guys in makeup please. 
Post by FoxxFireArt (2,640 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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 I like these kind of comparisons. Way to catch yourself on your comment about the best coast. I think you are safe to say it here though.
 
Trying to compare comic and anime fans as the same thing is akin to trying to say Star Wars and Star Trek fans are the same. Trust me on this, I've seen the differences on a first hand basis. I was once stuck in the back seat of a car with two friends in the front arguing about who had the superior technology. I don't think I've ever been happier to get out of a car in my life, and I've been in a car crash.
 
I'm quite sure I have heard Babs refer to herself as a geek. It's somewhere buried among her videos.
Post by Arjuna (202 posts) See mini bio Level 7
TWO cameras?!  With edits between the two?!  woah!  nice!
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@Arjuna:Such is the almighty power of wandering into that office every so often! I'm lucky I caught both Vinny and Drew free; today Drew's heading down to Long Beach and Vinny is usually busy with Giant Bomb's stuff :)
Post by Niko (865 posts) See mini bio Level 8
IIRC, NYAF was a little short of beating Otakon. Next year though, it may easily surpass it with adding NYCC's numbers.
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