As I mentioned earlier this week, this past weekend’s 2nd annual New York Comic Con was a gathering for more than just comic book fans. There’s plenty to see and do for gaming fans and movie buffs with numerous signings, panels and screenings on the conventions schedule.
Sure, there’s stuff for journalists like roundtables featuring the likes of director Eli Roth. (More on Roth’s discussion with us journalists on his upcoming Hostel 2 soon!)
But there’s always the lucky moment when you catch the bizarre sight of director Kevin Smith being escorted through the halls by a squadron of stormtroopers (Who won’t slow down so one could get a good, clear photo).
If you stopped over at animator Bill Plympton’s booth you could get a quick demonstration of Plympton drawing the title character from his 2004 Oscar-nominated short Guard Dog.
Here, The Spirit producer Michael Uslan listens Michael Kitchen, literary executor for the character’s creator Will Eisner, make a point about the upcoming film. (Read our coverage of Uslan’s panel on The Spirit here.)
There are plenty of toy and collectible manufacturers with displays of their latest wares. This particular doll of The Wizard Of Oz‘s Wicked Witch of the West caught my eye. Interestingly, the face is carved with a cold beauty that is definitely different from Margret Hamilton’s look in the film. Also, note the flying monkeys on her dress.Sure, there are lots of people who drerss in costumes as their favorite superhero or movie character and sometimes, there’s nothing more absurd than two or three Darth Vaders squaring off in a hallway or stairway. But othertimes, there’s nothing cuter than this-