Visiting New York City is like going on an adventure. There is much to see and experience. I spent half of my time at the con and the other half exploring Times Square.
I unveiled my new costume, Storm from X-men. One of my few comic cosplays. More comic cosplays and photos to come in the next few weeks.
Overall, I found I enjoyed myself more the previous year, but this year had it's high points.
Highlights: Fabric shopping! Marvel costume contest, and great food.
Low-points: Crowds, crowding, it's crowded, and pollution.
Thursday & Friday
The weekend started off on a low point when Miss Calamity and myself found out our flight got cancelled and so we were delayed for a few hours on Thursday. When we did arrive in the afternoon, we had already lost some valuable fabric shopping time.
The Garment district is such a treat to anyone who sews. It is overwhelming how much selection there is of everything: findings, trims, beading, silk, spandex...
We managed to put a good dent into our shopping lists for future projects.
After getting sore feet from running around the fabric stores on Friday, we managed to get to the convention for an hour or two. We explored the first few aisles before the show floor closed.
For diner we went to Bare Burger and I highly recommend it if you can try it.
Gallery: Sights at NYCC
Saturday & Sunday
I got suited up in Storm and got to the convention early in the afternoon. Most of my time was spent exploring the show floor and looking at all the merchandise in the rows I missed the previous day.
Later that afternoon I decided to take part in the Marvel costume contest about 15 minutes before it started. After strutting my stuff on the stage I got awarded with "Best Female Superhero" along with a large set of Thunderbolts figures as a prize. I also got to briefly talk with Yaya, she was a busy lady.
Sunday was a casual day where I explored the Kinokuniya book store with my roommates, then I spent the rest of my day in the Artist Alley. Just as my trip began, it ended with flight delays. My flight got pushed back by 45 minutes which meant I was yawning in the airport for a few hours. I made it back home in one sore piece and now I rest my feet until the next event.
Overall, I enjoyed my weekend; however, I just cannot get used to the extreme crowding in New York. Also, the high number of smokers plus the poor air quality gave me a sore throat. Strangely, the convention centre had the best air quality which did not irritate my throat. It was also an exhausting weekend. My legs and feet were sore starting on the first day and persisting for the four days.
Travel tip: do not stay at the Carter Hotel it is B.A.D. and dirty.
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