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Now that my blisters have healed and my muscles have recovered, I can finally post about how NYCC went.

NYCC was SWAMPED. Like “Lenni couldn’t get into her panels or hadda stand in the back because there were no seats” swamped. But I did it. I went and had a fabulous time.

Despite the record setting attendance, I would really… REEEEEELY appriciate it if NYCC brought back professional hours so I could actually make it to the panels I wanna see. They’re all educational anyway so I shouldn’t have had to battle to get in. Wall to wall people is the sign of a successful con but if I can’t get near vendors and authors to talk to them about getting their materials into the library, it’s a bust for ME professionally. Hopefully next year, they’ll bring them back.

Other than that, I only had issue trying to find Deadpool merchandise for my daughter. Deadpool is her favorite (obviously, I screen what she sees because, DEADPOOL) and she went dressed up as a mini Ladypool. She was the cutest damn Ladypool ever and of course, everyone wanted her picture. I am pretty convinced there wasn’t another little girl at that con dressed as Deadpool and I got some MAJOR Awesome Mom points. But I’ll be twice damned if I could find a shirt, hat, bracelet, ear rings, or anything wearable with any Deadpool on it in a kid’s size. One guy said it’s because they don’t really market Deadpool to kids but there’s a fuckton if Frank Miller Batmans, Wolverines, and such and they’re not exactly known for their pacifist, bloodless comics.

It got to the point where my daughter started to cry.

Granted, even the laziest Google search will turn up a glut of stuff (thank you, Etsy) but why not Deadpool? There were plenty of grown women who were Ladypool who would have loved a bracelet or dogtags or SOMETHING with Deadpool on it.

There’s a market here, people. Get on this.

In the end, one really nice woman who asked for a picture because my kid looked so awesome gave us a Deadpool postcard in plastic because the kiddo looked so upset (she is my hero now) but it shouldn’t have come to that. Yes, Deadpool is adult, but a lot of comics are and if Batman was the kiddo’s fav, I would have had my pick of accessories in her size.

What I’m saying is Marvel? Deadpool is awesome and girls like it, too. Can we have some cute stuff, too?