Saturdays at NYCC are something to both experience and survive. When you hear people talking about how ridiculous the crowds are, they're not exaggerating--Saturday is crazy at NYCC. But as you navigate the seas of humanity, there is much to see and do at the show, and we had a full day of fun attending panels, signings and more.
I finally got to spend some time with the Dark Souls III demo over at the Bandai Namco booth, and it was fantastic. I'll be writing up some thoughts for Co-Op Critics this week, so stay tuned for that.
Our pal Antony Johnston was at the Image booth, signing copies of his new book, Codename Baboushka. Matt and I will be reviewing issue #1 on next week on Secret Identity.
The one panel I had circled on my calendar for this year happened at 3pm Saturday--Ash Vs. Evil Dead. It was held at the Hammerstain Ballroom, and the place was filled to capacity. Kevin Smith moderated, and when he introduced Bruce Campbell, the crowd when wild. But that was nothing compared to when Sam Raimi came out and announced that we wouldn't just be seeing a clip from the first episode of Ash Vs. Evil Dead--we'd be seeing the entire episode. Without spoiling anything, I can tell you that Ash Vs. Evil Dead is exactly what you hope it will be if you're an Evil Dead fan. It's amazing.
As if that wasn't great enough, I capped off my Saturday experience by heading over tot Webster Hall and seeing Swedish rockers Blindside perform in New York for the first time in ten years. I was about three feet from the stage, and they brought the house down.
Saturdays at NYCC are pretty memorable events, but this year's was truly epic.