New York Comic Con 2016 – Sunday, October 9

First thing Sunday morning was get on the queue for Carrie Fisher’s autograph. She wouldn’t be there till about noon, but being there early is essential. Her line was capped before she arrived, and there were people from the queue the previous evening who didn’t get to meet her.

That meant we would be missing the panels for Audible Presents: That’s Not My Baby! When Narrators Attack: How a Story Survives the Transition from Text to Audio and NBC’s Timeless Screening and Q&A.

Maybe next year.

As my sister and I waited we got to admire Tom Mison, who was at the table next to Carrie’s. He was drinking tea and looked mighty fine in green.

When Carrie arrived and it was our turn, my sister went first.

As Carrie signed their photo together from yesterday Vic asked if she had any glitter. (We have yet to get glitter from her and saw people yesterday with some on their faces.)

Carrie said she ran out and all the stores were closed so she’ll have to think of something else.

Then Vic told her what she had been planing to say:

Vic: Leia should slap her punk son.
Carrie: She should do more than slap him. She should lock him in the closet.
Vic: I was trying to be nice.

When it was my turn I thought I would tell her how I am looking forward to seeing more of Leia be a badass General and hope she has more scenes with Mark, but I didn’t get that far. I just said how nice it was to see her again and how happy I am to have a photo with her and her dog, Gary.

She said everyone loves Gary and he’s the ultimate. I replied that he’s adorable.

She then also added his name when she autographed our photo. Then she asked for my sister’s photo back so that she could add Gary’s name to hers.

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New York Comic Con 2016 – Saturday, October 8

Inside Gotham with David Mazouz, Erin Richards and Robin Lord Taylor

David Mazouz (Bruce Wayne), Erin Richards (Barbara Kean) and Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald Cobblepot) give a behind-the-scenes look at the seedy Gotham underworld, and what it’s like to be a part of the Bat-Mythos. Join Gotham’s goldenboy and a few sinister scoundrels as they share their Arkham adventures and talk about the latest TV installment in the Batman world.

My sister, myself and our friend Nikki got pretty good seats at the Gotham panel. Fourth row. Nikki wanted the aisle so she could be near the mic to ask a question.

Before the panel the warm up guy played a game with the audience. A cross between a scavenger hunt and musical chairs. Each round the players had to go out and find a specific item (all Batman themed) from the audience and bring it back to the chair up front. Every round a chair was taken away so that the last person back left with no chair was disqualified. The last two contestants were a grown man and girl in her tweens. It was her first comic-con.

The item was a Lego Batman keychain. A guy threw his keys to the male contestant. But they overshot and landing in Nikki’s hands. She wanted the girl to win, so she turned to the girl, made eye contact and threw them to her. The girl got a prize and Nikki got a t-shirt for her intercepting skills.

The t-shirt was from NYCC 2013. HA! Nikki was able to trade it in at the ReedPop store for a 2016 shirt.

The panel started with just David and Robin. Erin was stuck in traffic.

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