How to Survive (and Conquer) New York Comic-con: 2016 Highlights and Things You Should Know for 2017!

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Happy to be here at NYCC!

Jeez, we’ve had a crazy couple of weeks over the last few months. We’re all over the map…literally! And it feels like we haven’t stopped to catch a breath! Right after coming back from a mind-blowing adventure in Japan (peep the photos), we were rushing to New York for the FAN-EXTRAVAGANZA…a.k.a., New York Comic-con.

For us, this is an annual escapade. We’re 5 years in and hoping to make it 5 years more — if we survive the ticket process. If you didn’t get to attend this year because you couldn’t snag tickets, here’s a word of advice: the early bird gets the worm (seriously, it does). Also, teamwork makes the dream work! (yep!) Ok. I’m done, lol. Read below for the tips…

NYCC Ticket Tips:

  • Tickets usually get released in June. In recent years, they haven’t shared the actual release date beforehand, so like for Beyonce, BE READY. This usually means by June 1st. Don’t miss the ticket release date, otherwise, your chances will be slim.
  • Follow NYCC on ALL their social media and sign-up for their email list. As annoying as it might be to get their communication blasts, when it’s time, you’ll be totally in the know. They go on communication overload, so just pay attention. They’ll be practically begging you to.
  • Tell your friends. Having friends is VERY important. We snagged tickets because 6 of us logged into the queue at the same time. Only 1 of us got through. And it made all the difference.
  • READ. THE. RULES. They change their ticket rules almost every year. If you don’t update yourself, it’s going to be extremely infuriating for you on ticket day when you can’t get your ticket and you see everyone else bragging about their’s on Twitter (us every year, so far, for SDCC. Hopefully 2017 will be our year! *insert teary eyes*).

Hope these tips help you out for next year! If you still don’t get in after doing all of the above, well, blame the con-gods. You just weren’t meant to go. Sorry.

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Hey, Naruto Fans…Just Want You to Know…Boruto is the ish! A Riceball Review

2015-10-10 11.17.10Although New York Comic-con was about a month ago, I’m still prancing about on cloud nine from all of the nerd-gasms and geek-love NYCC had to offer. Every year it gets bigger and better, and this year I couldn’t have been more excited and honored to sit-in on a private viewing of the new Naruto movie, Boruto!

NYCC offered a special pre-screening of the Boruto movie in honor of Naruto’s birthday, which I had no clue (some fan I am) was on October 10th. NYCC attendees were able to watch the movie before it was released nationwide (in limited theaters). For an even more awesome bonus, the movie was introduced by Naruto creator, Masashi Kishimoto along with voice actress of Naruto, Junko Takeuchi. This made the pre-screening very special, especially when they walked out on stage only to be welcomed by joyous screams and a standing ovation. boruto-naruto-the-movie-2015-720-blurayKishimoto was executive producer for the movie, and he said he enjoyed working on it as it was very different from creating manga chapters like he was used to doing. Kishimoto played an integral roll in the development of the Boruto story and asked fans to pay close attention to the emotional moments of the movie. He said his favorite part is when Boruto confronts his father (Naruto) about his feelings. To Kishimoto, it was a very special moment between father and son. Although Kishimoto recently ended the Naruto manga series and has since been working on a new manga project, you can definitely sense that there is a strong connection to his love of the Naruto characters. The character development in this movie is phenomenal, which is most likely the reason why it is so gosh-darn entertaining. Here’s hoping he decides to make Boruto into an anime series, one we can enjoy from week to week.

So before I get into my reaction of the movie, take a look at the trailer. It’s the best one I could find…

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