My tasks were limited after the recommendations, I was to design some graphics--
The panel went well and Sean performed his now legendary strait jacket escape up and down the halls of our Brooklyn campus. The crowd was very entertained. Here is a 15 second clip to give you an idea. For me, though, the best part is that Joey only starts clapping at the end when he realizes he's on camera.
Second, I want to explain that NYCC is more a celebration of media than anything else. There was a Wii U set up where you could try out all the new games and earn tokens for some really stupid ear headbands to wear proudly all over the Con. The new Donkey Kong looks like a really good time and has stellar music and graphics. Voice over artists, writers, painters, people who draw, actors, cosplayers, all gathered together to celebrate our shared culture. It's really a beautiful thing, even though its exhausting and a lot of people DO NOT smell great.
Cosplay is one of the best parts about NYCC. I can't believe how many Spidermans I saw. I saw Tall Spiderman, Short Spiderman, Fat Spiderman, Skinny Spiderman, Kid sized Spiderman, Spidermen of every race, Baggy Crotch Spiderman (regrettable) and surely stuffed crotch Spiderman (My coworker said he was too young and to look away). I stayed for the Kickoff where they had a bunch of comedians who are well known but bored me with their endless jokes about hipsters and skinny jeans. Come on, guys. Cool thing was my professional pass allowed me to get in without a bunch of fuss and I had a reclining squishy seat.