Co-Creating Comicon Crowds
The advent of global culture has trickled down to comic books and the annual festival celebrating them.
This year's Comicon in New York attracted record crowds in its 6th year. Although still over shadowed by San Diego’s Comicon, NY Comicon has reached a critical mass with an estimated 100k + people. There was a noticeable difference in the Comic-con crowd since the explosion of graphic novels, comic book inspired blockbusters and vogueing of comic book nerds.
Initially, as comic book culture grew, attachment to the details and sci-fi proofs was important in creating a dialogue between fans. The creating a realism in the worlds they sought was important in making the aspirational fantasies attainable in the far future. The once ostracized “geeks” have become a driving power in creating the realism in the fantasy worlds many of us now seek out in video games, apps and movies. Fantasy worlds are now a daily reality, encased in visually empowered devices and interactive technology.