Everything You Need to Know About the Big Apple Comic Con
The Big Apple Comic Con is back in New York City, and the cosplay community is rejoicing.
There was a large, densely packed crowd of fans dressed as their favorite comic book heroes and villains today at the Penn Plaza Pavilion, located inside the beautiful Hotel Pennsylvania. Situated directly across the street from “the World’s Most Famous Arena,” Madison Square Garden, the long-running convention features a variety of entertainment guests and legendary artists that truly make it the place to be to snag a picture with your idol. If you’re camera shy, you can skip the photo ops and purchase a nostalgic toy from your childhood instead.
Music & Mojitos was on hand for today’s events, and has the rundown on everything you need to know about the Big Apple Comic Con.
William Shatner Still Rules
It’s no surprise that the Star Trek icon is in demand. The 87-year-old actor is most famously known as James T. Kirk, captain of the USS Enterprise. Establishing himself in the business in the 1950s, Shatner is no stranger when it comes to surprising his legions of fans over the years. In 2018, Shatner dropped a country album entitled Why Not Me, with Jeff Cook.
At Big App Comic Con, there was a whole line solely created for Shatner’s massive fanbase—if you have the money, it would be wise to invest in the “Super Shatner VIP” package. Starting tomorrow morning at 9:30 AM, VIPs can skip the line and be one of 40 people to meet up in a small conference room and get photos with Shatner. All Shatner VIPS will receive a special collectible photo lanyard, sealed Star Trek book and record set, a Stan Lee special edition Daily News, a $25 gift certificate from NewKadia.com comics, an autographed photo of Star Trek Discovery's Wilson Cruz, and 15 minutes of virtual reality gaming at the show. Word on the street is that there will be coffee and donuts, too. For $285, you will receive a memory that will last forever. Beam us up, Scotty.
Celebrate The Legacy Of Mary Wilson
You can’t hurry love, but you can give Mary Wilson a belated birthday wish. Wilson is one of the founding members of The Supremes, and helped change the landscape of the music business forever. Mega hits like “Baby Love” and “Stop! In The Name Of Love” influenced multiple generations all across America. The Supremes helped make Motown Records the label to be on during the 1960s.
Wilson is in the house for the Big Apple Comic Con this entire weekend, and it’s a rare opportunity to meet a singer that has seen it all. Looking and sounding absolutely fabulous, Wilson was seen in good spirits as she reminisced with excited longtime fans of hers. You would seriously be missing out if you didn’t wish this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer a happy 75th birthday.
People Love Stormtroopers
People take Star Wars seriously. Very seriously. Multiple fans were seen entering the Big Apple Comic Con decked out in full stormtrooper gear. If you’re dressed as Luke Skywalker, you’re going to need to use more than the force to stop these bad boys.
The Amazing Kreskin Never Lost It
If you’re looking for an answer, Kreskin knows what’s up.
The 84-year-old mentalist had memorable segments with some of television’s biggest personalities. Hosts like Johnny Carson, Regis Philbin, David Letterman, and Jimmy Fallon all witnessed Kreskin’s incredible predictions firsthand—and now you can too.
Kreskin is selling his book, In Real Time. Bibliophiles are in luck if they want to get their hardcover copy signed by the infamous prediction maker.