Tuesday, October 13, 2015

NYC Comic Con Recap!




Hey, guys! So you might have noticed that I have been MIA recently and that is because I spent the weekend over at Comic Con! There were so many things to do and see, and it was all so exciting! I had a lot of fun and I'm really happy now that I can share all of my experiences with you. 






This was my first year at Comic Con and it was a lot of fun, but so overwhelming! At first, I couldn't figure out where to look because I just wanted to see EVERYTHING at once! Unfortunately, I don't have eyes all around my head, so that didn't work out too well, but I think that I did get to see everything Comic Con had to offer in the end. However, I completely avoided the panel area because I know that those lines are insane and being a New Yorker, I knew that I would have other opportunities for similar panels down the road. 



I will say that after seeing all of the great costumes, it made me want to step up my game for next year. This year, I simply went as a Gryffindor student, but next year I'll pick a YA book character most people probably won't get recognize for next year, but oooooh well haha. I bet you guys can figure out what books I'll be pulling characters from haha.







Epic Reads Plinko!


I'm so glad that books are beginning to permeate events like Comic Con. I spent most of my time in the book section, and I have no regrets. Shocking coming from a bibliophile, right?

The HarperCollins Booth had a great game hosted by Epic Reads. Once a day, you could play Plinko and win 2016 ARCs. For those of you who are not familiar with Plinko, let me explain. It's a board that's covered in pegs and at the very bottom are slots for the books you can win (refer to picture on the above). You drop a disc, and it bangs off the pegs until it reaches the bottom of the board and you find out what you win. On my second day, I was lucky to win the Jackpot—meaning I got to win all of the available ARCs. To be completely honest, I was a 100% sure that "Jackpot" was a book title . . .  so imagine my surprise when I was handed a tote full of 2016 ARCs! I did play Plinko on each of the three days, and I did get some doubles, so be on the lookout for my upcoming giveaways!



Books for Trade!


I had no idea coming in to Comic Con that book trading was a thing, but I found out pretty quickly that it happens all the time and I ended up trading for these babies! I already had a few of these prior to the trades, but I knew that I could find them better homes and I traded away books I already had or wasn't interested in, so it all worked out in the end! Aren't they pretty? I wish the Seven Black Diamonds ARC had the official cover, because it is GORGEOUS!





Password Please!






For all of the books in this picture, you needed to know or have something in order to get them.



Wink Poppy Midnight: You needed a ticket to receive a copy. 

Glass Sword: You had to tell a staff member what you loved about Red Queen to get the ARC. 

Flamecaster: You had to spot the Gray Wolf in the HarperCollins Booth.

The Fifth Wave: The password was "The Lone Star" to get a survival pack and this book.



Epic Reads Panel! 


                                                                                                                      
I only attended one panel throughout all of Comic Con and that was the Epic Reads Panel, where we got to hang out with Heidi Heilig (The Girl From Everywhere), Jodi Meadows (The Orphan Queen), Dan Wells (Partials), Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die), and Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton (Tiny Pretty Things). I have to say that this was the best panel that I've ever been to! Instead of the authors sitting at a table at the front of the room, they sat with us! There were four round tables, and like speed dating, the authors would rotate to sit at each table to talk to us and sign books that they were giving away.

The biggest surprise at this panel to the attendants and Jodi (XD) was that we were given a bound manuscript of My Lady Jane. I've never gotten anything like this before in my entire life, so I'm really excited. Plus, it's a book by three amazing authors! Who wouldn't want that?




Although I always love meeting authors, I was especially thrilled to finally be able to meet up with Heidi Heilig! Everyone I know (including moi) is dying to read her 2016 debut novel The Girl From Everywhere. I now own an ARC copy of it, and it's signed and personalized! Could life get any better? I don't think so. Heidi and I have been talking for a while through Twitter and I'm so happy that I finally got to hang out with my doughnut buddy/long-lost cousin!





FRIENDS!






I got to hang out with some amazing people while at NYCC! Some I knew from Twitter and others I randomly met while there. It was so much fun talking and spending time with all of you!







Nori @ ReadWriteLove28 (Founder of Team Alpaca)



Sajda @ Across the Words

Danielle (Her Goodreads)

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My Final Haul!




I did not include all of my doubles in this shot, because otherwise all of the books wouldn't fit! There is one book that did escape this photo and that is an arc of Gena/Finn by Kat Helgeson & Hannah Moskowitz. Thanks to this haul, I've had to remake my reading schedule to accommodate all of these books, which I was more than happy to do! Although I will say that my schedule is now filled up through January 2016 XD


30 comments:

  1. I can't believe how jealous and excited and happy I am for you right now! squee!!

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    1. That's a lot of different emotions to feel at once XD

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  2. Waaaa!! That is such an amazing haul! Of all those I have only read The 5th Wave, but god, those are so many books! How can it not be great? I'm glad you had fun at the Comic Con. I don't like those things, but it's good to see you had a good time. :)

    Vane at Books With Chemistry

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    1. I can see why people wouldn't like it, at certain times I was questioning my feelings about it XD but with all of those books how could it not be worth it? Plus I got to hang out with really great people =)

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  3. Still so jealous. I`m so excited for SDCC next year. I think I have an outfit in mind just need to sew a skirt.

    You look like you were having a blast. Living through you this week was so fun.

    Ashley

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    1. I'm curious about the differences between SDCC and NYCC, if you go next year you'll have to show me pictures! Make sure to watch out for creepers while wearing your skirt!

      I had a lot of fun but I'm so exhausted now lol but it was definitely worth it!

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  4. stating the obvious i wasnt at nycc with you (when i shoudve le sighs) but it was nice seeing what happened from your pictures! it looked so much fun and im glad that you had so much fun too <3333

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    1. It was a lot of fun, I wish that you were there<333

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  5. Great great post! I've never been to a Con so it's fun to see what they do. The plinko was such a cool a fun idea! Yay that you won!

    I loved how you said they did the author panel, that so cool to be able to sit at tables and really get to chat. It looks like you had an AMAZING time!!!!

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    1. The plinko was definitely one of the highlights! I was so excited when I won, obviously XD

      The panel was amazing, it was just so great to be able to really talk to the authors about their books. You'll have to make it out to one of the Cons preferably the NYC one so we can hang out =)

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  6. whoohoo! this looked like so much fun! I adore Heidi and Jodi! And those books! So beautiful. I hope they live up to all our high expectations. I'm so glad you had an excellent time.

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    1. It was a lot of fun but so hectic! Jodi and Heidi are awesome! I'm going to love reading all of these books.

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  7. I thought I accidentally clicked on a BEA haul, but you got all of this from COMIC CON? I had no idea there was any book stuff there! Amazing haul!!!

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    1. I was not expecting for there to be so much books to get either! My shoulder is still dead from all of the lifting lol.

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing! These are some beautiful books. I went to NYCC once in 2010, but didn't have a great experience (husband was sick, I was pregnant so the crowds weren't great, plus we were there for anime which was seriously lacking). After seeing all the book stuff, especially that Plinko board, I think we may have to try for it again.

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    1. That's too bad you had a bad experience. There were something that I didn't like about Comic Con but the books made it worth it. I LOVE ANIME and there is a serious lack of it there...like it's present but it's overrun by all of the Marvel and DC comic stuff.

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  9. Ahh love your post! I still have to adjust my reading schedule for these books -- January is definitely going to be busy. It was lovely hanging out!

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    1. Thank you! It was really hard to make actually XD

      Hopefully we can hang out at another event!

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  10. This looks like it would have been so much fun!! Wow! You got a really sweet haul there too! I hope that I can go to an event like this someday, it looks like it would be so amazing!

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    1. I really hope that you get to go to something like this at some point. Maybe you'll just have to make a trip out here and we'll go together. Captain and Cadet should stay together!

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  11. Sounds like you had a great time, Brittany!! And awesome haul!

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  12. Wowzers that looks like a crazy good time!! I LOVE all the book you got!! I cant wait to hear about them.
    <3 Britt @ please feed the bookworm

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    1. It was so much fun but my shoulder was dead carrying all of these books! It was definitely worth it though!

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  13. Wow, you had a pretty amazing haul! I've never been to any sort of comicon but I hope to in the near future!! I'm so jealous of all the ppl (authors and bloggers) you got to meet. Fingers crossed I win some of your giveaways :D

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    1. I always have so much fun meeting authors and bloggers, you and I have to meet up! Maybe at BEA? Good luck on the giveaways =)

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  14. OMG!! How jealous am I?!?!?!? It looks like you had an amazing time!!! Hope you enjoy all the new books <3

    Hey hey!! Just wanted to let you know that I’ve switched the name of my blog from Things Lucy Reads to The Reading Emporium!! I would love if you could re-follow on bloglovin. Here is the link: https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/reading-emporium-14513933
    Thank you so much <3
    -Lucy
    http://thereadingemporium.blogspot.com/

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    1. It was definitely fun but so exhausting XD

      I'll definitely make sure I'm following you on the right place!

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