Back from New York and still fighting my jetlag - I feel like I've been walking for days without end and my eyes hurt as much from watching and observing my surroundings as my feet hurt from pacing through the city that never sleeps. Apart from going through with the usual sightseeing programme (which was a blast), I visited New York Comic Con again, this time, however, with some friends and blatantly showing off our love for Jurassic Park
. I was sporting a fetching Dr. Ellie Sattler outfit, while my companions were dressed up as Dr. Alan Grant, Dr. Ian Malcolm and Dr. Sarah Harding (I know, we mixed up the first and the second film, but the characters were just perfect for our group.
). Gosh, did we have a great time.
We received wonderfully kind feedback from comic con attendees, fellow cosplayers and even other Jurassic Park
I was lucky enough to meet 'Darkwing Duck'-cartoonist James Silvani again, whom I had already met in person four years ago at NYCC. My personal highlight was meeting Peter S. Beagle, author of 'The Last Unicorn', who took the time to talk about his novel and shared wonderful memories with me. And all I could think of was: "Oh dear, here I am talking to one of my favourite authors dressed up as Ellie Sattler!" Well, that's the magic of NYCC I guess.
And I could clearly see that Doctor Who
is by now truly big in America... I saw so many Doctors and various cosplay-versions of the TARDIS over there that I was a bit overwhelmed by it. Unfortunately, I missed GreyofPTA due to technical difficulties (stupid mobile phones!
), but as we were virtually handed around for photographs, we hardly had time to take a breath anyway... that was one strenuous convention.