NEW YORK — For four days, popular characters from movies, TV shows, video games and comics came alive at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC.
More than a quarter-million people descended from around the world to attend the biggest comic convention in the East Coast – held annually in the real-life Gotham City.
Even Fil-Am actress Ella Jay Basco, who is set to play Cassandra Cain or Batgirl in the DC Extended Universe, said she has the best time at her first New York Comic-Con.
From finding rare comic books to the latest toys and action figures – Comic Con is a collector’s haven.
The Artist Alley showcases works of art from artists and designers from around the globe — including the Philippines.
Filipino artist Raymund Bermudez said the artists and designers are the lifeblood of this annual event.
For first-timers like Bermudez – getting into the con allowed him to share his talent and art.
From a gathering of 30,000 in 2006, the New York Comic-Con has grown into a billion-dollar industry with at least a quarter of a million attendees every year.