Home Depot Blue Screen worked divinely, and the glorious sunny day just added to the delight as we intercepted Comic Con fans on their way to the event.
NYPD was hard at work too, holding down the fort and keeping the roads clear of illegally parked vehicles.
John Kell, of Fortune Magazine, provides this background synopsis on how NY Comic Con, founded in 2006, grew into a $50 million a year moneymaker for organizer ReedPOP (not affiliated with Comic Con International: San Diego which is run by a non-profit)
So what does all this fan spirit say about participatory culture as a commodity?
Fun as the event appeared, its underbelly clearly reflected what Nato Thompson describes as the effects of the increasing privatization of space, culture and time...where the increase in cultural production is tied inextricably with to those of capital.
Time Magazine's Person of the Year, was You, recognizing that millions of people anonymously contribute and fuel the ceaseless machines of consumer capitalism 24/7.