This past weekend was NYCC 2015, and it did not disappoint. Having been to this convention a number of times, I already knew what to expect in terms of chaos, masses of people, and long wait times, and as such, was determined to avoid all of the above. For the most part, I succeeded, which is a rare thing for anyone who has been to NYCC or any larger comic/pop-culture convention in general. As I tell friends and newcomers to the event, the first rule to have a happy comic con, is to have absolutely no expectations. Don’t expect you will get into that panel with the star studded cast of so-and-so movie and XYZ TV show. Prepare to wait 4 hours in line for this person’s autograph only to have the line cap off right in front of you. And prepare for $5 water.
Earlier this week, I celebrated my one year anniversary working at Blue Sky Studios. Although I worked for a few months at a small company in NYC before this, this job truly feels like the first one on the path that I want for myself, and thus carries more weight. I remember as far as my 5th month in to working here, wondering if I would ever “get it” and I can confidently, accepting-ly say “no.”