ComicCon 2019: The best as always!

Linda Armstrong | 10/17/2019, 10:16 a.m.
Every year my two daughters and I look ridiculously forward to New York ComicCon, and New York ComicCon 2019 was ...
ComicCon 2019 Linda Armstrong photo

Viz Media celebrated the 20th anniversary of Naruto and talked about other anime such as “Sailor Moon” and “One Punch.” The cast and creator of “Castlevania” did a panel talking about the show and what’s coming up.

There was a wonderful panel with cast members from “Deadly Class,” another show that did not get a second season. Benedict Wang and Benjamin Wentworth talked about the show and finding out that it was cancelled. They talked about the talent of the young cast and how the cast mostly did their own stunts.

Walking around ComicCon you saw people fully dressed as Ariel, Jasmine, Belle, Ursula, Captain Jack, the Joker, Riddler, Mario, Poison Ivy, Captain America, Thor, Batman, Superman and Spiderman, and so many other characters.

There was a delightful panel about the Disney princesses with the actresses who played them in the Disney movies, including Anika Noni Rose from “The Princess and the Frog,” Veronica Taylor from “Cinderella,” Jodi Benson from “The Little Mermaid,” and Paige O’Hara from “Beauty and the Beast.” This panel was absolutely fantastic, very touching and had everyone feeling wonderful. Ariel, Cinderella and Belle have been around for decades and Tiana has been around for 10 years—these are movies that we and our children grew up with, knowing and loving. These actresses were so giving and sharing as they talked about how much they appreciate the public’s love of their characters and these classic Disney movies. There was not a dry eye in the huge room when Anika Noni Rose shared a tweet she got from a fan and a video of her son watching “The Princess and the Frog” and singing with it. What made this so touching is that the little boy suffers from a disability where he can’t speak, but when he saw this movie he sang. As Anika spoke she cried and so did the members of the panel. These are the kind of special moments that can only be had at ComicCon!

This year my daughters and I got into the spirit and came one day in costumes. My 17-year-old was Glimmer from “Shera,” my 26-year-old Linda (Jr.) was Poison Ivy from DC Universe and I was Lieutenant Uhura from Star Trek. We can’t wait until next year!