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The Return of New York Comic Con 2021- Thursday!

After being cancelled last year, thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, New York Comic Con (NYCC), finally came back last month, between October 7-10, 2021. I was there on three out of the four days, missing only that Friday, to cover the event, on top of having a damn good time doing it.

Thanks to New York City's well placed pandemic regulations one needed to show proof of full vaccination and pick up their bracelet as of proof. I went to pick that up the day before, and so that Thursday I was ready to not just have a great time but return to conventions! By the way, I do believe that NYCC was the first major/ huge con held since everything went to hell. 

The con was smaller than years past, due to a limited capacity. And, of course, everyone had to be masked up. Also, exhibitors were less close together. All of these rules, made me feel much more comfortable than I would have been at the more lax cons that were held earlier this year. I, honest to God, wish more cons would follow the example set by NYCC. Anyways, enough with logistics and my thoughts, on to the happenings of the very first day, Thursday, October 7, 2021!

I didn't cosplay on this day, as I wanted it to be my shopping day, plus, I wanted to get back into the swing of things. While smaller, the con still had a lot of fans and cosplayers walking around. I actually got a little emotional as the whole cons are back thing hit me. Here are some of my favorite highlights:

First off, there was the jaw dropping statues of XM Studios. This company dedicates itself to high-end, beautiful, and highly detailed statues. They are super expensive, and you might have to sell your first born to get one. But, they are so gorgeous, that it's understandable doing just that! Comic books are represented, as is Godzilla, which was what really made my eyeballs go crazy! 

While, there wasn't a whole ton of cosplay, as compared to years past, they were definitely present. Here are some of the most awesome ones that I saw:

Some of other eye catching and cool things I saw:

The Legion M booth had some cool shit, especially if you're a fellow fan of Mandy, including this head of Nicolas Cage!

The Chucky ice-cream truck was super popular throughout the duration of the con, always having a long line for it. It was promoting the truly awesome show airing currently on SyFy. Any of you guys fans? Let me know in the comments section below.

I been using Thursdays at Comic Con, to buy the shit, I want. This time around was no different. I got:
An FYE exclusive Funko Pop Masters of the Universe Leech
A Funko Pop Marvel Venomizied Punisher 
From the Full Moon booth I picked up Joe D'Amato's Emanuelle and the White Slave Trade on Blu-ray
And, from TeeTurtle, an exclusive "I left my room for this?" (which I ask myself, oh so many times!) tee

Overall, it was a nice little return to some degree of geeky normalcy. But, the even more fun days were to come!

Where any of you at NYCC on that Thursday? Was there anything that really caught your eye? Let me know in the comments section below!

To be continued!