New York Comic Con set an attendance record, with an estimated 105,000 people pouring into the Jacob Javits Center between Thursday and Sunday, the first time the event has been held over four days. That figure is up from the 96,000 who attended the 2010 convention.
Every year the show has grown so dramatically that it feels like we are starting over with our plan and building a brand new show," show manager Lance Fensterman wrote this morning on the ReedPOP blog. "In spite of that fact, every year we try to make it better and improve upon the things that did not go well the year before. We got some things right and we know we missed the mark on some things as well. What’s important though is that we always are listening."
He acknowledged that in a year of several NYCC firsts -- first Thursday preview, first business summit, first three-day sellout -- there were complaints about lines for the presentations for The Avengers and The Walking Dead, as well as the Saturday and Sunday queue hall. (From what I've seen online, he can probably add the Javits Center's spotty Wi-Fi to the list.)
New York Comic Con 2012 will be held Oct. 11-14.