Thursday Oct 20, 2011
Last weekend, a few of us from Team SEGA were out at New York Comic Con to have a party and show off a few games. We had a great time, and thank all of you who came out to visit us! It’s always a thrill to see fans over and over, and to meet new ones for the first time. And in keeping with our recent tradition, I’ve also got food pix for you. Spoiler: cheesecake was had.
On Thursday, we had our Dead Man’s Ball party with Heavy.com at Marquee, just a few blocks away from the convention center. It was really dark in there, so I wasn’t able to get a lot of photos (but there were photographers, so I’m sure we’ll have some at some point!), but I did snap one of these snazzy hats that we made for the party. Special thanks to Mary (seen there on the left, with me on the right), our production manager, for helping to make them happen! We just might have some available in an upcoming Free Stuff Friday, so stay tuned. As for the party, there were zombie dancers, zombie-themed drinks, game trailers for The House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut, and lots of fun and dancing. Thanks to all who came out to party with us!
Back on the convention floor, there were always lines to play Sonic Generations. Kids both young and not-so-young played City Escape as both Classic and Modern Sonic, and had a great time doing so. There was always a line to play, both in the Archie booth and in the Nintendo booth where the 3DS version was on display. There was also a crowd to play Shinobi, also in the Nintendo booth that weekend.
We also saw some great Sonic gear over the weekend, like this hand-drawn Sonic shirt. It had lots of Sonic characters on both the front and the back. Well done!
Some took their Sonic cosplay more literally, like this gentleman in a more understated costume, but still undeniably Sonic.
And then there are the ones that went whole hog — Werehog! (Sorry.) There were several other Sonic-related cosplayers at the convention, and we always enjoy seeing the love and attention that go into making these costumes. Keep up the excellent work!
As we have for the last couple months, I made sure to take some photos of what we ate during our time in New York City. Yum!
We don’t often get to eat very well during conventions. It’s mostly snack food like chips or granola bars. And usually at NYCC, I just go out to the street and get a hot dog from one of the famous/infamous carts you find all around New York. But this trip we had pizza for lunch one day. It wasn’t terrible, but it certainly wasn’t up to New York pizza standards. I guess that’s what you get for convention center food.
The next night, I had dinner with Thu and Elvin from our PR team. As you may recall, Thu and I had escargot when we were in London, and when we saw it on the menu in New York, we didn’t hesitate. In fact, we were so quick that we forgot to take a photo of it before it was all gone! So here’s the empty pan instead.
Unfortunately, most of the rest of the food pix from this meal turned out a bit blurry, so I won’t post them. But they are on our Flickr if you want to check them out.
One morning, Thu and I made a special trip to the lower east side to go to Russ & Daughters. If you’re in New York and you’re a fan of fish (especially the smoked, cured, thinly sliced variety), you really must go here. The store has been there since 1914 and their lox and bagels especially is amazing. I had smoked Scottish salmon on a plain bagel with horseradish cream cheese. And seriously, just looking at this photo is making my mouth water.
Another great thing we had was the Crack Pie from Momofuku’s Milk Bar. I can tell you that there is a reason it’s called crack pie. It’s really, really good. If you’ve ever had a butter tart, it’s sort of like that. We’re really thinking about ordering some for an upcoming dessert Friday in the office.
And, it wouldn’t be a trip to NY unless Aaron (RubyEclipse) and I had some cheesecake. After many slices shared over the years, not a lot more explanation is required. It was glorious, as usual. End of story.
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