Thursday, October 5
I didn’t get to the Javits super early because I didn’t want to wait in the queue hall. So it was a little after 10. Finally they had us go through metal detectors and looked through my bag thoroughly. (I think the shooting in Las Vegas prompted them to be more vigilant.)
I had no definite plan till the end of the day when I had my Doctor Who Team Up photo op with Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie.
So my first place to head to was the Penguin Random House/Del Rey booth.
I got the NYCC exclusive edition Star Wars book From a Certain Point of View. And it came with a tote bag.
I also picked up their signing schedules and asked a few questions. I got an ARC of The Girl in the Tower and a sampler of Iron Gold. They said if I showed them my pre-order of Iron Gold then I can get the 4 characters’ prints. I had no wifi though to show them the email so I would do that the next day.
At The Colorful Geek I talked to Elena a bit and bought these shirts.
Katherine Arden was signing at the Penguin Booth at 1:30. They were giving out paperback copies of The Bear and the Nightingale. I also got my ARC signed. But the best part was that Katherine remembered me from last year! (I was so surprised and flattered.) She remembered that my sister and I were the very first people she ever signed for when they were giving out ARC of The Bear and the Nightingale and this year I would be the first person to receive a signed copy of The Girl in the Tower.
I also stood on the long ReedPop line for about an hour. Their store also has some designs from Her Universe. I wasn’t interested in the designs that were there (I’ll wait to get the styles I want on the site after Thanksgiving) but I did get their Doctor Who/Weeping Angel “Vitruvian Man” style tank top for $10, and the Cassian and K-2SO comic book.
The day totally flew by and before I knew it, it was time for my Doctor Who photo op. What a disorganized mess. Of course they scheduled all these popular stars all at once. Mark Hamill, Michael Rooker (Yondu from Guardians of the Galaxy), and the Doctor Who cast. So because they were not yet finished with the Mark Hamill and Michael Rooker queues there was no place to start lining us up. They had us just crowded near the wall to keep the path clear and told us to wait patiently. I think they need more room for all these queues. Eventually they cleared a chute for us to queue up in.
Peter and Pearl were very nice. Everyone only gets about 30 seconds with them, but I did get to hug them and I told Pearl that I loved her shoes. They were these cool black high-top sneakers with silver buckles.
I wore my Her Universe DW shirt with all the Doctors (minus Peter since it was an older shirt) and my Weeping Angel necklace from The Colorful Geek.
I didn’t get my photo signed this year since it was out of my budget, but perhaps another time. Pearl was $80, I think, and Peter was $125 for a personal item.
My sister joined me after she got off work. I met her at The Colorful Geek booth and then we went to Artist’s Alley. Because of the construction the Javits Center is undergoing they crammed Artist’s Alley at the other end in Hall E. We checked out Karen Hallion’s table and my sister bought an art of Leia.
Star Wars – From a Certain Point of View, by 40 various authors.
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
Age of Myth The Legends of the First Empire 1 by Michael J. Sullivan (This was a give away I grabbed. And it is signed.)