This will be my first comin con..what to expect?

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#1 ubnu on 4 years ago

To those who have been there, what should I expect in terms of the vibes, crowd, etc? ...getting my Kakashi (anbu black ops) gear ready.
Thanks :)



ps..too bad we cant edit the subject...comin=comic

#2 Saltpeter on 4 years ago

The vibe is full of love, and the crowds are enormous. :D

#3 ubnu on 4 years ago

cool. thank you.:)

#4 lespapillons on 4 years ago

Expect to be overwhelmed and exhausted by the end of the weekend. It'll be tons of fun, though!

#5 Ron Jr on 4 years ago

Very crowded, expect lots of people asking for pictures. Also have fun.

#6 tsukeru on 4 years ago

Lines... lots of lines.

#7 Saltpeter on 4 years ago

Last year I got there about 10 minutes before opening, and the line inside was about 45 minutes. Not too terrible. Getting there early is probably the best thing you can do for your feet. @[email protected]

#8 eebee on 4 years ago

If you get there fairly early, say an hour before opening, you might actually get to wait inside in the queue hall, and you can sit down. I usually bring an egg sandwich, coffee, and the program, and plan my day out during that time. :)

#9 division-ten on 4 years ago

I also heard from the staffers that they have a cosplay changing area. Anyone have details on this? When I went '06-'09 I had to change in the restrooms.

#10 eebee on 4 years ago

For as long as I've been going to NYCC, there has been a changing room. Obviously, not being staff, I cannot guarantee it will exist this year, but I'm kinda counting on it. Typically it has been on the lower level, near the panel rooms. Usually in section B I believe, along the wall behind the escalators. There has been a sign labeling it 'Changing Room', but that sign has been dragged into the room multiple times, probably by the 'pros'. TheAnarChris says he's seen the Power Rangers pulling it inside in the past. Inside there are changing booths, full-length mirrors, and tables for makeup and stuff.

#11 division-ten on 4 years ago

[QUOTE=eebee;4913934]For as long as I've been going to NYCC, there has been a changing room. Obviously, not being staff, I cannot guarantee it will exist this year, but I'm kinda counting on it. Typically it has been on the lower level, near the panel rooms. Usually in section B I believe, along the wall behind the escalators. There has been a sign labeling it 'Changing Room', but that sign has been dragged into the room multiple times, probably by the 'pros'. TheAnarChris says he's seen the Power Rangers pulling it inside in the past. Inside there are changing booths, full-length mirrors, and tables for makeup and stuff.[/QUOTE]

Great, I'm blind enough as it is... Pros? Like the cosplayers hired by the booths? Or people with big egos who want the entire area to themselves?

#12 eebee on 4 years ago

Cosplayers hired by booths or other events. I think of them more like costume wearers than cosplayers. It's there though, and it's often listed in the program. Not unfindable.

#13 Aurora Maryte on 4 years ago

It's by an orange wall. There's a few doors along that wall. When the sign is 'missing' (inside the room like eebee said) I just walk along there and open doors until I find the room, since I can never remember exactly which door it is.
Seriously though, thank God for the changing room. I used to change in the bathrooms too, it was horrible.

#14 dcgirl20 on 4 years ago

I am glad to know there is a changing room! I was planning on changing in the bathroom and was not looking forward to that.

#15 Zadra on 4 years ago

Wait... so is it, or isn't it open to anyone? I'm not seeing a clear answer on this...

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