Today was going to be my first ever time attending the PDN Photoplus Expo at the Javits Center. Even though I have been writing and photographing the things that interest me for a number of years now, it was only very recently that I decided to delve into the conventions and that is why my PiercingMetal fans have some coverage of the 2010 NY Comic Con on the main site.
Folks who are following the main adventuring over on PiercingMetal.com are very aware of all the coverage that we gave to the NY Comic Con and Anime Festival 2010 which was held over at the Jacob Javits Center. If you are scratching your head then please allow me to refresh your memory.
We were here…..
and we were doing a little bit of this….
and while there was a ton of things to broadcast on the main site about this…..
there were some things that bore a little closer examination and were better served up in postings of their own. One such display was that of sculptor Nathan Sawaya who works with Lego bricks as his medium and calls his line of statues “The Art Of The Brick”. I took a bunch of photos from the Comic Con showcase but did not manage to get them all. Check it out. Continue reading Nathan Sawaya’s “The Art Of The Brick” Lego Exhibit
For as long as I can remember I have been a fan of comic books, super-heroes and pretty much the whole Science-Fiction medium as a whole. During college I did a short internship over at Marvel Comics and while I “used to” draw various doodles and images, this was put aside to be more serious about semi-professional music pursuits. Anyway, a few days ago was the annual NY Comic Con & Anime Festival which was held at the Jacob Javits Center on the West Side. I attended all three days of the massive event and documented these adventures over on the official blog for my PiercingMetal.com website since I had been able to wander the halls as a member of the press. Clicking the logo below will bring you over there so you can enjoy what we saw and hopefully feel like you were walking next to us. This personal blog might do that every so often, and of course the PiercingMetal.com one might send readers over here when the need arises.
Please note that comments are disabled on this leader posting as we prefer any that readers might have be placed on the actual content postings. Have fun. We did post our visit to the fashion show that was held at the Comic Con by the Hangry & Angry folks and you can see those observations and images by clicking HERE.
Official Website: http://www.nycomiccon.com
This past weekend was the New York Comic Con & Anime Festival that was being held at the Javits Center in NYC. It ran from Friday until Sunday and in my guise as Master and Commander of PiercingMetal.com, I attended all three days of this incredible convention event. The official site blog will feature a number of narratives that relate to the goings on at the convention since some of my wanderings found me discovering some cool music stuff and the personality responsible for them as well.
The convention is also one that offers a wide variety of companies the chance to come in and present their wares for the general public and one such booth that I found was the one for designer h.Naoto and also Gashicon. Gashicon is a Japanese illustrator and the creator of the Guro-kawa (or grotesque and cute) character mascots of Hangry & Angry. If you are a fan of the J-Rock style of music you know who I am talking about but if you are still in the dark please know that this is a group founded in 2008 by Hitomi Yoshizawa and Rika Ishikawa. Here’s a photo of the girls that I found online. I admit that I myself do not have much of an idea about them…..yet. There is always time.
When I stopped by the booth I was told that a fashion design show would be held downstairs from the main exhibition hall and this would be featuring many of the Japanese Gothic Lolita fashion designs that I saw in front of me at the booth. Designer Gashicon was there as well and she showed me all of the characters that she had designed for the group. There were many of these plush characters available for sale and they were selling like hotcakes. Those images will be in the Comic Con blogs so watch for them. Since the fashion show was early enough on the Saturday of the Con, I got into place and aimed the camera at everyone as they strutted their stuff and showed off these designs.
You readers remember our good friend in Metal Steve Keeler right? If you don’t for some reason, let me sidetrack a moment and remind you how Steve not only runs Rock Fantasy, an establishment that we wrote up for Metal Edge magazine a couple of years ago and expanded upon HERE, but he also has the dubious honor of being the person who recommended that we start going to Duke’s Bar on 19th Street off Park Avenue South.