Regardless of the final a number of years being fairly troublesome for conference goers—as a result of pandemic and the varied restrictions surrounding it—which has made going to all conventions a real problem. New York Comedian Con has performed a superb job attempting to maintain the conference going regardless of these points and we’ve got to applaud the workers and conference staff for doing a tremendous job all through! NYCC 2022 has begun to indicate that the pandemic—whereas not gone absolutely—is extra managed as the complete conference felt fairly totally different this yr than the previous couple of. We have now so much to say about NYCC 2022 as our expertise this yr was fairly extraordinary and we’re positive you readers wish to see how we, right here at Honey’s Anime, felt about one among our absolute favourite conventions to be discovered within the new york.
Listed here are our ideas on NYCC 2022 and perhaps some suggestions/data that will help you subsequent time you resolve to dive into one of many largest gatherings of comics, anime, and video video games!
|When it Established||The primary New York Metropolis Comedian Con launched round 2006!|
|Size of Occasion||4 Days (Thursday-Sunday)|
|Place/Location||Jacob Ok. Javits Conference Middle|
|COST|| With rising costs, NYCC 2022 costs had been additionally fairly boosted. There have been loads of methods to save lots of in case you wished to do a number of days however the worth of particular person days did go up a bit as we’re about to indicate. Nonetheless, you possibly can’t deny the value for the way a lot you are able to do and see nonetheless outweighs how your pockets would possibly really feel after.
As in comparison with the last few years, costs went up a bit however we’ll let you know that NYCC 2022 was so much bigger this yr having extra flooring/areas to entry making the costs a bit extra comprehensible.
|Inns|| Manhattan, AKA The Huge Apple, is among the largest vacationer hubs of NY/NYC so there are many resort choices for individuals who are from out of state—or probably different nations—and wish a spot to relaxation/to get better after an extended day of the conference. Remember although, costs gained’t be mentioned right here as NYCC 2022 does trigger costs for resort stays to be elevated and fluctuate fairly a bit. Listed here are some lodges each shut and additional away you might wish to contemplate subsequent yr:
Bear in mind, NYC has quite a few methods to journey corresponding to utilizing the beautiful reasonably priced subway programs and taxis. You don’t ever want a resort proper close to the conference as you might even stroll by most of NYC. Nonetheless, being nearer to the conference is a handy strategy to drop off the merchandise you would possibly purchase and keep away from being overly drained after an extended day of strolling the occasion halls. Simply anticipate increased costs for nearer resort areas that would value nearly the value for the complete conference…
|Firm/Occasion Message for Followers/Attendees||“New York Comedian Con- The largest and most enjoyable fashionable tradition conference on the East Coast!”|
NYCC 2022 was—and we aren’t joking—the most important model of Comedian-Con we’ve seen within the final decade. There have been an estimated 200,000 attendees and in contrast to earlier years, they opened up extra of the conference heart. Now, contributors might go as much as the 4th flooring—for panels and different rooms just like the press room—which was by no means seen in different years of NYCC. This led to rather more organized occasions as panels got their very own conference-like rooms and had bigger capacities than how they often had them on the decrease flooring.
The Artist alley was additionally given a extra important part making certain artists and those that wished to buy their works, might discover extra to have a look at and purchase too! NYCC 2022 was crammed to the brim with panels that ranged from fashionable western franchises like Star Wars and Again to the Future! Regardless of the con being about comedian books, there have been tons of anime panels to go to as properly, with visitor appearances from numerous voice actors like Chris Sabat, Colleen Clinkenbeard, and Justin Briner. Followers might clearly get their pictures taken, speak to those unimaginable people, and/or simply see a few of their favourite anime dub voice actors stay and in individual! Panels had been crammed fairly shortly this yr—even we had some issues attending to some, sadly—so at all times put together to get to a panel line early and probably sit/chill until the panel begins!
We cherished the various nature of occasions this yr too, as there was a bit little bit of every thing, some early showings of trailers, some gameplay footage from titles like One Piece: Odyssey—which may very well be performed and seemed beautiful—and a few protection of video games from the favored Yu-Gi-Oh! sequence, on this case, Yu-Gi-Oh! Cross Duel! Clearly, in case you weren’t going to NYCC 2022 for anime/video games there was a slew of comics to purchase and merchandise to nab that ranged from some extraordinarily collectible comics—that had been graded as properly—to even some playing cards from fashionable works. NYCC 2022 was actually an even bigger occasion than we’ve seen earlier than and it made up for the smaller scales the previous couple of years needed to make the most of resulting from pandemic issues.
Going to any conference, it is very important know what you have to survive—not actually—as these occasions might be tiring for these unprepared. First, we recommend bringing backpacks and/or luggage. Whilst you can nab free totes and different luggage from the conference itself, you might want additional room to retailer gadgets like figures, pins, and different smaller goodies! We additionally counsel carrying mild clothes as you’ll in all probability be strolling greater than you often are accustomed to. We hit practically 6 miles simply strolling by some areas of the conference and didn’t even see every thing NYCC 2022 needed to supply! You might also wish to carry snacks and water simply in case traces for meals distributors are too lengthy otherwise you want to avoid wasting cash. Severely, people, meals was available at NYCC 2022 however the costs had been no joke and simply consuming a meal or two might set you again fairly a bit.
We additionally HIGHLY advise bringing surgical masks and hand sanitizer. NYCC 2022 was imposing a masks coverage however we noticed loads of patrons forgot to carry masks totally, which is comprehensible however makes roaming across the crowded areas a little bit of a medical threat. You’re going to probably be shaking arms with well-known people and touching tons of merch you’re desirous about shopping for so having some hand sanitizer is an efficient strategy to hold your self protected.
Lastly, USE THE APP/GUIDE BOOK!!! A standard mistake made by most who’re probably going to NYCC for his or her first time is to assume they’ll simply discover and never waste valuable time. Sadly, your greatest strategy to navigate NYCC 2022 is to make the most of the app which exhibits when panels are going to be, the place sure distributors are positioned and easy methods to map out the place one of the best paths to go are. The guidebook is a extra bodily technique of doing the identical factor however we favored taking a look at it because the wi-fi might typically be weak. There’s nothing unsuitable about going to an occasion like NYCC 2022 and winging it however we expect the easiest way to get probably the most out of your days is to know what you wish to do beforehand and regulate accordingly!
NYCC 2022 provided loads of panels/occasions no matter your tastes in media. We noticed fashionable rappers like DMC which exhibits the wonderful number of individuals to satisfy and issues to witness at NYCC. As we talked about above, there was no scarcity of occasions/panels/individuals in NYCC 2022 and we once more suggest utilizing the app or guidebooks to take a gander at what you are able to do whereas there on a specific day.
We plan on discussing the cosplay of NYCC 2022 in a future article as we bought some cool photographs/pictures however we’ll say, whether or not you like anime or comics, the cosplayer numbers at NYCC 2022 had been unimaginable. We noticed individuals dressed from characters in Chainsaw Man to their favourite heroes like Deadpool. Look ahead to our article the place we check out a number of cosplay we actually cherished in an upcoming cosplay-focused article!
NYCC 2022 was large this yr and actually made the sense of normality return for a quick second. We wished we might have spent extra time on the conference however our toes had been worn and we actually had nearly zero power by the occasion closing on Sunday. Nonetheless, NYCC 2022 was in all probability one of many largest NYCCs so far and we hope it solely grows subsequent yr!
Did any of you readers go to NYCC 2022? What had been a few of your favourite experiences from it!? Inform us and everybody else within the remark part under! Make sure to hold caught to our convention-crazy hive right here at Honey’s Anime for extra protection of your favourite conventions and loads of different wonderful articles!