New York Comic Con 2013: The Stars, Comics And Costumes

That’s a jump from last year’s 116,000 convention-goers. People traveled as far as Hawaii to take it all in. Many celebrities will be sitting on panels and meeting with devoted fans, including William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Seth Green, Sylvester Stallone, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Sigourney Weaver, actors from “Game of Thrones” and the cast of TV’s “The Walking Dead.” Approximately 700 exhibitors from the publishing, TV, film and comic worlds are on site to get the word out about their projects. Though not as big as San Diego’s Comic Con , the New York convention is definitely growing. Stallone was out and about signing autographs. Saturday will see “The Walking Dead” panel, which will screen new footage from the upcoming season. Also on Saturday, Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb will fill fans in on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” ABC’s “Avengers” spin-off. “X Files” fans will await to hear what news — if any — Duchovny and Anderson will share, and the cast FX’s “Archer” will take the stage for a panel. The first full-length trailer for “Hercules: The Legend Begins” will also premiere this weekend, with actor Kellan Lutz doing an introduction. On Friday, Green hosted a panel for his Adult Swim series, “Robot Chicken.” He told that he’s witnessed NYCC grow quite a bit through the years and noted how it hasn’t been Hollywood-ized like the San Diego’s version. It wasn’t just costumes and celebrities making headlines on Friday from the Jacob Javits Center. Social media found its way in the news, too, after convention organizers tweeted unauthorized promotional tweets from attendees’ accounts. When participants signed up to attend, they had the option to link their RFID badges to their Twitter and Facebook accounts. Much to their surprise, some attendees found a few tweets on their personal Twitter pages that they hadn’t posted.

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