Don't worry if you see The Punisher or Sailor Moon walking through Manhattan this weekend. New York Comic Con 2017 is underway, and yesterday, day two of the convention, brought even more surprises and epic moments for every pop culture fanatic.
Gamers of all kind were on the show floor purchasing rare games for their growing collection, and many video game companies were on hand to show off some of their latest material. While Marvel vs Capcom Infinite has been the hot fighting game, two others games are looking to bring some heavy competition. The recent Dragon Ball FighterZ closed beta has struck a chord with many in the gaming world. Those that haven't gotten their hands on the beta (or simply wanted to show off their skills to fellow con-goers), had the chance to try it out in many gaming booths. On the other side of the floor, people crowded around the BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle booths to be one of the first people to try it out at a public event. Much like the popular Marvel vs Capcom series, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle combines rosters from BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, Under Night-In Birth, and RWBY for one of the most anticipated fighting games in years. Both games will be released next year.
A major topic about conventions over the years has been the sexualization of certain characters through cosplay. Inside room 1b03, moderator Ask Kaylee Frye and cosplayers Micro Kitty Cosplay, Jarvis White from The Legendary Duo, Stardust Megu, Tony Ray, Patrick J. Diamond from Diamond Quality Cosplay, and Jackson Juniper sat down to define what sexy cosplay actually means to them. Throughout the panel, each cosplayer discussed the typical love and hate they've received from people online about what choices they make when it comes to sexual cosplay. Overall, their message is that sexiness isn't always defined by how much skin you show off.
In the slideshow above, you can check out our favorite cosplayers roaming the Javits Center during day two.