Talking to people is one of my favorite parts of my job. And, I've become pretty comfortable doing so at dinner parties, in-store events, and fashion week soirees. As far as fan conventions go, though, I'm a total novice. But, when ComicCon came to town this weekend, I didn't want to let that stop me.
In fact, I was inspired by the challenge of getting to know such a tight-knit community, bonded by similar interests, passions, and, well... lycra. Even despite the fact that I don't know my Marvels from my DCs or my animes from my Animaniacs.
So, I did what anyone would do: I found a costume and headed to the Javits Center for a healthy dose of hero-dom. Except my cape was Junya Watanabe from Barneys. And, my full-face of makeup didn't exactly transform me into someone that could save a baby from a burning building. Still, I couldn't have found nicer or more welcoming people in midtown. They were open-arms, no-judgement folks that, yes, all knew a thing or two about swords and sorcery, but had even more to offer by way of friendly advice. May the force be with all of us.