Niagara Falls Comic Con 2017 In Pictures.

Albeit a few grainy shots.

Fair warning: the following shots are overflowing with enthusiasm – but little else. Having just entered the modern age of tech by purchasing my first-ever cellphone two months ago, I am far from the Parker (as in Peter) skill level of photography, but I mean well. That counts for something, right? I’m leaving these pics uncropped or edited as a testament to my newbie status. Hopefully my skills will improve by NFCC2018.

Of course, we’re talking about The Hook, so who knows?

On a deeply personal note, I’m actually quite nervous about publishing this post. I’ve never been… comfortably with my beauty and so this is a Spider-Man size leap of faith for The Hook. But as a father I need to set an example for my child, so here goes nothing…

My NFCC2017 experience was one day in duration, four hours in length (I’m not the young, vital nerd I used to be) but it was successful on all counts.

A few Amazons helped to kick off the NFCC experience a few hours before opening. Definitely a good omen, right?

“Go ahead, Hook, make a joke about how Wonder Woman loves a big tool… See how it works out.”


As for my NFCC experience, I arrived five minutes after the doors opened at three in the afternoon, but the line was huge. And yes, men often exaggerate when it comes to size, so here are a few pics…



And around we go…

Celebrities.  John Schneider looks like he’s barely aged since he was a Duke boy. Marky Ramone is unbelievably-nice and cool. Tara Reid was slumped down in her chair at four in the afternoon, sported sunglasses and served as a reminder that fame is fleeting but weakness is forever.


“No, Tara!  You’re cut off… your liver can’t take anymore!”

(Actually, in all seriousness, I have it on good authority that Ms. Reid was cut off from a Niagara watering hole the night before her comic con appearance. But these things happen to everyone, even stars, right?)

Comics!  With all the hype about stars, attractions, panels and cosplay, it’s easy to forget about the comic in comic con, isn’t it? But I’ll never forget, kids. Why do you think i showed up in the first place? NFCC is the best place to score tons of rare trade paperbacks and graphic novels – at rock bottom prices.

My first score, sixty seconds after hitting the convention floor – but certainly not the last.


Photo ops.  I am notoriously shy when it comes to photos of my Canadian mug – and you’re about to see why…

At least with a TARDIS at my disposal I’ll never have to worry about being late for work again.  Ever.


“Go ahead, sir, try to stiff me.  I dare you…”


And my final pic of the day (I had comics to buy, I couldn’t was time taking unfocused photos!) is proof that the power of my beloved Murdoch Mysteries is powerful to invade even Niagara Falls Comic Con.

See you in the lobby and on the convention floor, folks…


About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.
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19 Responses to Niagara Falls Comic Con 2017 In Pictures.

  1. I wouldn’t worry about your picture taking skills. These were great.

  2. B says:

    You’ve upped your blogging game by getting that phone !!

  3. davidprosser says:

    Nice to meet you at last. Good pics. If you can tell me how to get one of these new fangled doodads I could finally retire the imp with it’s painting kit.

  4. Marion Hardy says:

    Pictures were great and so are you Hook!!

  5. Theresa says:

    Looks like an awesome time Hook. I’ve never been to one and wondered what it was all about. But now that I see Dr. Who and Murdoch Mysteries were represented, I think I may give it a go if it comes to the greater Philly area. Oh and Hook, you should smile in your pictures, you’re a good looking dude and should show us your pearly whites! Hope you had fun and are feeling better.

  6. I knew it, I just knew that was the REAL reason Trudeau was in the Falls and not for that Kelly and Ryan silly show!

    Great pics and agree with Theresa you need to smile more in your pics. I got the courage and took little C to one of those Comi Con thingy’s in downtown Toronto, the crowds and the weirdo costumes scared the heck out of her!

  7. The Guat says:

    These are great pics of your adventure. I look forward to your Comic Con post during the year when I can catch it. And so glad you brought the comic back into the fold. My son would have loved that, Iron Man and Batman are his preferences 🙂 Nice post.

  8. Was anyone there from MM????? You are crazy! LOL! Glad you had fun!

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