Best Queer Things at NYCC 2018

by Ian Carlos Crawford

Last year I wrote: “Either I’m just becoming a cranky old (I am) or every year New York Comic Con gets more crowded. It’s super sweaty and nearly impossible to move around. But it’s still a lot of fun.”

To explain to you just how much more crowded it was: I got to the con on Saturday and immediately wanted to walk the whole floor — that’s always my plan of action my first day at the con. I troll for good deals on treats (aka action figures) and then asses which booth had the cheapest prices I saw for the stuff I really wanted.

Well. It took me an hour and a half to walk most of the floor. And then gave up and spent an hour eating a hot dog in the press lounge.

And that was day one for.

Day two for me, however, was the final day of NYCC (Sunday) and it felt incredibly too crowded. I sweat through my freakin’ backpack. I looked like a very distressed gay man ready for a mental breakdown — so I looked very much my true self. But I tried to snap photos of some of the best queer and genderbent cosplay and here are some of my favorites. Deadpools, sequined Wonder Woman, genderbent Overwatch characters, OH MY!

About the author:

Ian Carlos Crawford grew up in southern New Jersey and, like most people from NJ, he graduated from Rutgers University. He then graduated from New School with an MFA in nonfiction writing. His writing has appeared on sites like Geeks Out, BuzzFeed, NewNowNext, and other random corners of the internet. He currently co-hosts a podcast about his favorite thing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, called Slayerfest 98 and is shopping around his fiction manuscript (you can view the book trailer here). Follow him on Twitter: @ianxcarlos.