Hey my kind readers, so as you can tell from our posts, I was clearly keeping busy as January moved towards its close by attending the aforementioned Progressive Boat Show and the New York Times Travel Show which were both taking place at the Jacob Javits Center. When I arrived too early for one of the events, I learned that something called “BroadwayCon” was happening on the other side of the convention center and I knew that I just had to see what that was all about.
Luckily, I ran into some organizer staff and quickly discussed my outlet and our premise of supporting events such as this one and they invited me to walk around in the brief time that I had before I needed to get back to the other previously scheduled convention. I snagged their colorful event program and began to walk around to see what was happening.
I was at first shocked at the idea of Cosplayers at BroadwayCon but the idea made so much sense when it came down to it. Here is some “Les Miserables”, “Cats” and “Phantom Of The Opera” fans.
These two little ones were cosplaying “Newsies” and it was adorable. Nice work boys. Way to show the Broadway spirit.
So the best way to describe the BroadwayCon is to think of it like one of your normal conventions with its aisles of vendors and people supporting this or that happening along with some special attractions. That is where I got to wander around in what was labeled as being “The Broadway Museum”. Let’s explore this part together across a bunch of photographs.
These three costumes were NOT connected to this museum presentation but honestly they might as well be since they are iconic and immediately make you think of “The Phantom Of The Opera”. Let’s get a closer look at each of them.
Here’s a clever board game. “Be A Broadway Star”. Sadly I didn’t have time to play a little bit of it to see what it entailed.
“Gamesical” is an app that is Broadway-centric. How cool is that? They also had a bevy of cool plushie and assorted merchandise for the attendees to purchase.
Let’s close up with this cute Broadway cosplayer. I’ll try to capture more visuals like them as I continue my brief adventure.
Now its time to drop the curtain on Act I but don’t you worry as I will return with more visuals and thoughts about them after a short Intermission. Be sure to watch the House Lights when they dim but for now, go get a snack, or a fresh beverage. You can even check your messages until we return because remember there is no mobile use during a performance. I’m also going to ask that you click through on some of these website links down below so you can learn more about the companies and their offerings. Also, please know that supporting “The Chronicles” on the myriad of Social Networks that we have a profile on will help keep this thing thriving. You’re going to want to find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter because some different stuff is posted there and I don’t want you to miss a thing. Until our next Act, see you soon.
2021 Update: In 2021 a series of “Convention Flashback” videos were created and uploaded to the Official YouTube for The Chronicles of Piercing Ken. Here is our video of the images and fun found at BroadwayCon 2018.