Jam-Packed Comic Con Takes Over New York City

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New York Comic Con is a huge annual event that attracts comic book fans, video gamers and anime lovers from around the world. But above all, it’s a place for brands to get people amped for their newest products.

With all the media, industry folk and consumers gobbling up everything in the venue, conventions like NYCC are big stops on the tour for big brands like Marvel, DC Comics and Dark Horse. Gaming brands like Activision and Square-Enix had big sections, and even non-industry brands like Chevrolet and Sprint were prominently displayed.

We went down to the jam-packed Javits centre over the weekend to check out all the happenings. Here’s what we saw:

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