I’ll keep this short: my New York Comic Con went great!
Kevin Dilmore and I sold and autographed a lot of books at our signing in the Simon & Schuster booth on Thursday afternoon. When we were done, I wandered the show floor for a while, and then had the pleasure of being introduced to IDW Publishing’s new Star Trek comic book editor, Sarah Gaydos.
On Friday, I had lunch with the ever-charming Mr. Dilmore, after which I spent five hours in the Simon & Schuster booth hand-selling copies of our Star Trek books and personalizing them for fans — including one for actor Jesi Mullins (pictured at left), in whose likeness and honor I named and modeled a character in Section 31: Disavowed. By the time I was done, there were only three copies of Disavowed left on the table.
When I returned to NYCC on Saturday evening, I was pleased to see that Disavowed had sold out, and that only 10 copies of Star Trek: Seekers #1 remained on the table. I then went downstairs to be part of the panel “Star Trek at 50: From ‘The Cage’ to Today.”
Our moderator, Access Hollywood film critic and segment producer Scott Mantz, did a splendid job of keeping the energy level high and the discussion moving, and my fellow panelists — journalist/critic Ed Gross and actors Chase Masterson (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and Vic Mignogna (Star Trek Continues) — all were erudite and entertaining.
Overall, I’d call this year’s con a success, and I’m already looking forward to next year’s show.