New York Comic Con!

nycc-logo-2013-hiThis past weekend we ventured down to the city to attend NYCC for the second time. Last year was our first time at Comic Con. Actually, it was the first time we’d attended a conference of that magnitude ever. Needless to say, lessons were learned, and this year we were prepared!

Armed with proper footwear, layered clothing, and our own bottled water, Mark and I drove into Brooklyn on Thursday to crash with my sister who recently moved into a great apartment in Bushwick. The next morning was game time.

Right off the bat we noticed that the crowd on Friday was much larger than last year. Previously, we had no issue lazily walking along moderately crowded hallways and slipping into panels at the last minute. We saw the harsh light of reality when we arrive for the Geek and Sundry panel featuring Felicia Day 15 minutes early, only to have staff inform us the room was at capacity. We instantly changed our game plan and resigned ourselves to hours of waiting for panels and tough sacrifices. It was sad to have to miss out on the Teen Wolf panel, but worth it for the amazing panels on Mob City and Pete Holmes panelsΒ that I got to see instead.

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10 Reasons I Can’t Watch Movies With You: All I Want For Christmas

I just can’t watch movies with anyone but my family. And by watch I mean fully engross ourselves.

My family is very close. We get along really well and have a strong friend vibe that connects us. I never understood families with rigid hierarchies or distant relationships. My Mom, Dad, Sister and Brother are all my closest friends and know me better than anyone. Yes, sure, I lived in a house with them for 18 years. And yeah, I guess I sprang from my Mother’sΒ loins and instantly had my Dad’s disposition, but so did a lot of people who hate their parents.

This great relationship is definitely due to generally possessing similar personalities, as well as how our parents raised us, but in that is our love of film and television. My family lives through the TV screen. We go to the movies religiously. We talk to each other through references. By experiencing and connecting to films together, we end up experiencing and connecting with each other.Β It is not uncommon for us to celebrate the Holidays by going to see the new big budget release of the year (anyone want to see Les Mis on Christmas??).

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