In the lead up to New York Comic Con next month, ReedPOP has thrown together the Heroes and Villains event for fans to gather and win various prizes. This year was the first time this event was merged into one event, in comparison to the two separate events held for Heroes and the Villains in past years. Another thing that was different this year was the price of admission for the event. Previously, there would be a free invite through a RSVP sign up; however, this year the admission was $10, due to the event being held at a new venue. Click here for more information from ReedPOP on their NYCC fan events.
For this year, Reed Pop had comic creator guests Greg Schigiel, Chris Giarussso, Amy Reeder and Paul Azaceta, who met fans and judged the cosplay competition for the night. Fans were also able to get sketches from these talented comic artists throughout the night, and get their favorite comics signed by them as well.
The only thing I didn’t expect for this year was that the event lasted until 2AM; because of that I wasn’t able to stay that long, nor watch who won the cosplay competition. Usually the Heroes and Villains events that I have participated in during past years lasted until only 10pm. I wished I could have stayed longer to enjoy the extended time.