October 2016 – May the force be with you!


The replica gauntlets, silicone props, Pokeball contact lenses, bright fluorescent wigs, walking scale models, ‘techcessories,” and plastic swords – among other assorted surrealistic regalia – were on full display as comic book character fans from around the world descended upon the Javits K. Javits Convention Center for Comic Con New York 2016.


With over 150,000 paying customers, New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention.

According to fans, one of the most important elements of New York Comic Con is a sense of community. “Cons” as they are commonly referred to, rejoice at the opportunity to express themselves sans the cynicism and judgment that Comic Con events usually elicit from critics, and late night television spoofs. The only requirement to be a member of the Comic Con kinship is passion!


Costumed super-fans of all ages interacted with their favorite characters and creators at this annual extravaganza which hosts all things comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, videogames, toys, movies, and television.


With celebrity appearances, panels, lectures, meet-and-greets, and other activities, New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world — aka Gotham City!


The Javits Convention Center was the first site of Comic Con in 2006.