Emanating from the 6th floor of Resorts World NYC in Jamaica Queens, NY Wintercon kicked off a weekend of cosplay, collectibles, comics and more. If you are in the NYC area and looking for a great geek out, they convention will feature a Blade Runner reunion, multiple cosplay contests and fun for all members of the family.
It’s been two months since New York Comic-Con”¦ are you feeling the itch? Was NYCC too overwhelming? If so, then New York WinterCon may be more your speed. For the second straight year, NY WinterCon rolls into Resorts World Casino NYC this coming weekend bringing with it the very best for sci-fi and genre fans. The convention will feature celebrity guests, epic movie reunions, cosplay contests, artist alley, panel discussions and Q&As, and vendors galore. Everything starts this Friday night, December 1st, in Queens, New York.
Many people attend conventions in hope of meeting their favorite celebrities and hearing cool stories in panels or Q&As. But for many geeks out there, conventions are the place to be for cool merchandise, comics, and a chance to meet and support favorite and independent artists in the Artist Alley. Earlier this month, I attended NY Wintercon at the Resorts World Casino NYC in Queens, NY and after covering my panels and conducting a few interviews, I did what many fans did — I hit the convention floor to do some holiday shopping for both my family”¦ and for myself.
The worlds of sci-fi and fantasy came together for NY Wintercon early this month. One of the main stage panels featured a who’s who of legendary women from the genre. Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Adrienne Barbeau (Swamp Thing, The Fog), and Virginia Hey (Road Warrior, Farscape) joined for a discussion of their famous roles, legacies, and importance of being women in the industry.
NY Wintercon took over the Resorts World Casino in NYC earlier this month and one of the main attractions was a full-scale reunion for The Warriors, the 1979 film directed by Walter Hill.
Moderated by The Furies (in spectacular cosplay), the arch rival gang of the Coney Island Warriors, the panel welcomed James Remar (Ajax), Michael Beck (Swan), David Harris (Cochise), Dorsey Wright (Cleon), Terry Michos (Vermin), and Thomas Waites (Fox). The panel was entirely Q&A with fans, which was cool since the Main Stage area was packed with Warriors fans, many in full cosplay.