Video: We Asked, They Answered "Why Do You Go to Comic Con?"

This year's New York Comic Con broke attendance records. We went, got nosy and asked attendees why they were there.
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Video: We Asked, They Answered, “Why Do You Go to Comic Con?”

This year’s New York Comic Con broke attendance records. We went, got nosy and asked attendees why they were there.

-PJ Gach

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New York Comic Con has just ended. Each October, 34th Street turns into an impromptu costume parade during each of the four days that the con is open to the public. Fans of all stripes, even families (in costume or not) go to screenings, watch panels about everything from movies to TV shows and more, meet up with other fans and of course shop.

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To someone who’s never experienced Fandom, or thinks that Buffy, Star Trek, Star Wars and Dr.Who fans and comic book and science fiction enthusiasts are somewhat odd, here’s an interesting tidbit, Comic Con this year was completely sold out. Perhaps it was due to The Avengers, Thor, Captain America movies hitting the big screen, but 115,000 people were at the show for four days…and everyone got along! Try that same amount at a music festival, there’s a good chance that the camaraderie seen at Comic Con might not be there.

We trundled down to the Javits Center where the con was being held and asked four attendees why they wanted to be at Comic Con.

Read on to find out what they said!

Please keep in mind, some of the interviewees wanted to keep in character.

Padme Amidala

padme amidala


Padme Amidala (played by Natalie Portman in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace) is the young queen of the planet Naboo. In Star Wars mythology, she married Anakin Skywalker and the mother of Luke Skywalker and Pricess Leia.

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The Punisher

the punisher

The Punisher is a Marvel Comics hero. It was made into a movie in 2004 with Thomas Jane as the lead.

“I’ve come every year… since I was a little kid.” When asked how long it took him to make his costume, he said, “Six months.” Next year, he’s going as The Green Lantern.

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