On Saturday, I got a peek at the biggest, strangest, most mind-bending convention ever. I’ve attended two Star Trek conventions (yep, once I even went in costume) so I sort of knew what to expect. But Comic Con in New York City was on a level I couldn’t imagine, with outrageously amazing costumes.
I signed and gave away free copies of THE APPRENTICE, and one of the ladies waiting in line was a 50-ish woman wearing an enormous orange “Angry Bird” costume made of voluminous felt. It was warm in the convention hall, and she was sweating but good-humored about the whole thing because “My kids made me do it,” she said.
And outside the Javits Center, walking on the streets of NYC, the show continued. Weirdly dressed characters were everywhere, hailing taxicabs, strolling into restaurants. The funny thing about NYC? Nobody gave them a second glance.