New York Comic Con 2017

NYCC 2017

Soulcial Dreamin’ Entertainment attended New York City Comic Convention in New York at the Jacob K. Javits Center. This year the convention site was much smaller than usual and it usually entails the entire center but due to it being under repair so space was cut short. Anyone who wished to attend this year had to purchase individual day passes which can be expensive if you planned to go all four days. They were not selling weekend passes this year so the convention activities were extended to other sites, Madison Square Garden, Hammerstein Ballroom, Hudson Mercantile, and the New York Public Library.

This year the convention had plenty of things to do especially on the show floor. There were many comic book guests and movie actors. Many previews of unreleased shows like The Walking Dead season 8 and the world premiere of Sailor Moon Crystal episodes 27 and 28. There were gaming stations that let people test demos of games that have yet to be released like Monster Hunter World and test the beta version of the game, in this game you play a hunter and you must hunt down large creatures. It is an open world game and you could explore the world with your customized character and weapons. Monster Hunter World is due to come out January 2018. I also played Life is Strange: After the Storm the prequel to Life is Strange.

  Most of my time at the convention I spent it on the show floor where you can purchase a variety of items or test new games. There were many vendors and some indie comic book artists, I did visit the Artist Alley section where there were many famous comic book artists like Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez creator of “La Borinquena” the first comic book to have an Afro-Latina superhero of Puerto Rican descendant. I also had the chance to meet John Leguizamo actor and now comic book author published his first comic “Freak”Freak1_FinalCover.jpg

The last thing I did was attend the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay presented by Singer, it is the largest and most prestigious costume contest ever. People are chosen to represent the state they’re participating for in the 2018 C2E2 Crown Championship of Cosplay in Chicago which is the final stop to the Global Championship of Cosplay. Everyone gives it their all to create the ultimate cosplay, this year’s competitors were amazing cosplayers that showed their skills of creativity and hard work.

This year’s New York Comic Con could have been more fun if it wasn’t for the single day passes. Overall I had a good time but I would have liked it more if I made it to some panels but every time I wanted to go the room was full or the line was long. The Jacob Javits Center is huge and it is hard to explore it all in a day. Hopefully next year they resume the three-day and four-day passes so I can have more time to enjoy the convention.

Here are Photos from NYCC 2017

NYCC 2017
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Anime of the 1980’s – The Year 1987: Panel

Image result for anime of the 1980sI went to a panel at Liberty City Anime Convention, where they discussed anime series from the 1980’s. I thought that this was going to be an interesting panel and it was. The panelist, John Medero, mainly talked about series from the year 1987 which was a big year in anime history.  Some really great series came out that year but, he also discussed other popular anime series from the late and early 1980’s and where are they now 30 years later. It made me think of how anime has changed over the years.

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The History of Anime Opening/Closing Themes Panel

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Over the years the anime opening and closing theme songs have changed. When I heard some of the songs, I had a complete flashback to my childhood. Some series changed their lyrics completely and others used a translated version of the song.

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Overview of Liberty City Anime Convention 2017

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Soulcial Dreamin’ Entertainment was invited to attend Liberty City Anime Convention in New York at the Marriott Marquis hotel.  The hosting space was so much bigger this year compared to last. They even extended it to another site, the Edison Ballroom, where the main events (Masquerade)  and the concerts were held. At night they hosted anime dance parties headed by Rabbit Revolution. This year the convention had plenty of panels, video games, voice actors, concerts and anime screenings. We were able to get an insider’s view of the convention while having a great time.

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Ryu vs Ken: Street Fighter Cosplay Battle

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Hey, what’s good everyone?  It’s been a little over a month since we attended Anime Next.   Between the three of us, we pushed out a ton content via our website and our other Social media outlets.  Videos, pictures and other exclusive releases. (via Twitter and Instagram) So if you aren’t following us, do so because you are missing out.  The grind was non-stop that weekend. But it’s Story Time.

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Behind the Scenes of Yuri On Ice with MAPPA (Panel)

I was so excited to sit in on this panel and learn about the making of Yuri On Ice. I had no idea how deep the creative process was. There is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes. From the tiniest details like the casts clothing to the colors that are used within the background design. There are also several props used in the designing of all the characters clothes and skates. Examples of props that were used are skates, food, and skaters clothing.

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Bad Anime, Bad!! Panel

This is post is a collaboration between Alice and Myself on the Bad Anime, Bad!! panel at the AnimeNEXT Convention.

It’s been a few years since we’ve seen a Bad Anime, Bad!! panel at AnimeNEXT seeing the panel still thriving after all this time and each year continuing to come with all of the bad anime there is out in the world makes each year funnier. There are several different types of anime series some are good but, some are just bad. The panel we went to showed nothing but, bad animated series that some may have seen growing up that are recommended for children to watch at a young age but in reality children should not see. This year’s theme was Bad Retro Anime. The clips that were shown were from movies from the 1970’s during the disco era.

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Supernatural Cats of Japan (Panel)

 

Jibanyan – Yokai Watch

 

I have two cats and I thought learning about Japanese folklore would be interesting, so I went the Supernatural Cats of Japan panel at Anime Next. In Japan, there are many different urban legends about cats and yokai. And many of these stories derive from events and have been passed down for generations.

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Anime and America Cinema (Panel)

 

Hetalia (America)

 

I went to an interesting panel at Anime Next about how Anime or Manga series gets Americanized.  Some series that we all know and love should never be replicated. America seems to fail when attempting to recreate an Anime series or movie adaptation with their own spin on it. Sometimes it is not all bad but they still fall short even with the help of A-list directors and screenwriters.

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Under The Bed: Horror in Anime & Manga

 

 

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After a long day of running around, Drey and I took a small break in the Manga library.  Like the idiot I am, I started reading volume one Uzumaki うずまき by Junji Ito. Homie is twisted but that’s a topic for another day.  The library closes, now my mind fuckery level is at an all-time high. I was so confused.   That confusion only heightened.  

I was not ready. 

Under The Bed: Horror in Anime & Manga (panel). 

Hosted by: Xan Villanueva

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