Kelsey’s Day 2 Report

by Kelsey Benoit

So I am sitting here at day three of New York Comic Con, writing up my recap of day two of my New York experience. To finish were I left off, Time Square was a great experience; I got to eat New York pizza, hang out with great friends and have a great time.

I got up bright and early to get ready to head out and meet the CR crew for breakfast in this amazingly adorable French cafe in our hotel. The restaurant is called Cafe Gigante and the food is great, the coffee is amazing, and the staff is really wonderful! I had baked eggs with salmon, cafe americano and some baguette. Eric Adams of Lackluster World and his girlfriend Jessica made it in the day before, but that was the first time I had seen them.

From there we headed off to the first full day of NYCC. I love being here as an exhibitor because it means I get to see the show floor before the craziness begins. There is this calm right before the doors open to the public then there is a crazy mad dash for everyone to see everything as quickly as they can.

The show itself was so great. I went to the Felicia Day and Sandeep Parikh panel. It was hilarious. And for those comic relaters that watch The Guild, I found out the seat savers network really works! After the panel I wanted to get some food, so I grabbed John’s camera and wandered out into the city. I walked a few blocks over to 9th Avenue and took some pictures of the city and looked for food. I got the chance to get a picture with an NYFD truck. I think I am in love with New York City. It has an allure that I did not expect.

After getting the chance to walk around I hung out at the table for the rest of the afternoon. At 7pm the show floor closed and the CR crew headed out to find some dinner. We ended up at this iconic looking Italian place. The servers had thick accents, and the Sangria (which was AMAZING) was in a huge jar on a counter. So far my food experiences have all been fantastic and this dinner upped the ante. The only thing better than the food was the company.

After dinner, we walked a few more blocks to see the Nerd Rock extravaganza: Kirby Krackle, Paul and Storm and H2Awesome. The show was hilarious, and super high energy. I had never seen any of the bands before and really hope I get the chance to see them again in the future. So, a little bit tipsy I made it back to The Jane around 2am to try and get some sleep before we started it all again this morning.

Thoughts:
Felicia Day really is a huge dork, but in the coolest way.
When Sangria is good it is fantastic.
I am not sure I can ever go back to having a regular attendee show badge.
Seeing Naruto Cosplayers wandering NY at 1am is kind of surreal.

Plans for later:
Play the Mass Effect 3 Demo (which I have actually already done, but will tell you about tomorrow!).
Try and go to some panels.

Zabu's Seat Savers from The Guild

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