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scenes from New York Comic Con 2008: the scene

The official preliminary count of attendees at New York Comic Con this past weekend is at least 64,000. I’d say the “at least” qualifier is a good one. I’ve never seen anything quite like it.

It was a wonderful experience, if an exhausting one. Here’s some of what I saw. (Many photos after the jump.)
Banners festoon the Jacob Javits Convention Center:

Hellboy could be the big hit of the summer, based on how incredibly psyched everyone at the con was:

I love the range of stuff that geeks are into:

Really? Archie?

Weighed down by all the swag:

Remake time:

We hold these truths to be self-evident: comics rock:

Whoever came up with the idea for the beanbag lounge is a genius:

Author Keith R.A. DeCandido, long a con buddy and fellow panelist of mine, who signed a copy of his new book Star Trek: Klingon Empire: A Burning House for me:

Many many peoples:

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