Numbercrunching NYCC

2009 Attendance: 77,000

Percentage of pre-registration compared to 2009 so far: 110%

Major comics publishers featured: All of them

Even Wizard? Okay, no, not Wizard.

Size of DC's booth: 2500 square feet.

Size of Marvel's booth: 3000 square feet.

Last year's Artists Alley: 275 tables

This year's Artist Alley: 350 tables

When you include the simultaneous Artists Alley tables from the Anime Festival happening in the same location? Over 500.

So basically San Diego can go swivel? Your words, not mine.

Size of Intel's booth: 9600 square feet.

Including: Intel Extreme Masters, a pro-gamer tournament area with grandstand seating  and a massive free play area.

Types of design and branding people enlisted for  new pavilion with The Cultyard: 8 – tastemakers, virtuosos, trendsetters, artists, thinkers, movers, doers and shakers

Zombie TV shows getting panels: 1, The Walking Dead featuring Executive Producers Frank Darabont, Gale Anne Hurd, and Robert Kirkman with cast including Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jon Bernhthal, Laurie Holden and Steven Yeun.

Sneak Peeks Of Universal Films: 2 – The Thing and Your Highness

Clips from Hanna: 1 with panel with Eric Bana and Saoirse Ronan and director Joe Wright

Other TV shows doing stuff: Nikita, V, The Vampire Diaries, Young Justice, MAD, and Green Lantern: The Animated Series, ADULT SWIM: Children's Hospital, Robot Chicken, Venture Bros, Unbreakable 10th Anniversary with M. Night Shymalamalamalamalamalamalan.

Oh and that MTV Geek thing with Stan Lee too. Shush. Don't give them publicity, they don't like it. Not yet anyway.

How many other people have Stan Lee this weekend? 1821 Comics and Marvel Comics

Man. he must be coining it. Oh yes. So is that all the stats?

No. Panels: 328

Comics industry guests: 108.

Including me? Yes

107 then. I suppose so.

Other pros blagging their way in. Hundreds more.

Entertainment guests: 27

Anime guests: 32

How many of them even approaching having a sensible name: 18

Literary guests you probably won't care about:18

Size of the thing: Can be seen from space.

But what do I get when I google NYCC? North Yorkshire County Council.

Do they do comics? No.

Real winners of the weekend: Mulligans and McGee's Irish sports bars in Manhattan. Oh and Pony's as well.

I thought you weren't meant to mention Pony's. Too late, CB Cebulski already has.

Are there any visuals of NYCC exclusives I can list that weren't up last time or from Avatar to distract people? Plenty

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

twitter   facebook square   globe