Last year, I attended my first New York Comic Con. Produced by Reed Pop, who also produced C2E2, it was the biggest comic con I have ever attended and it was downsized because of the pandemic. This year, it returns today through Sunday and I will be "On the Beat" again.
One of the most interesting celebrities I met at NYCC was Danhausen. Born Donovan Danhausen, he is a wrestler on the rise. He debuted in 2013 and is currently wrestling for All Elite Wrestling.
Danhausen is a second generation celebrity encounter for me. His father is Brian Danhausen, an author and artist. I met the elder Danhausen a few times at the Motor City Comic Con.
When I met Danhausen, I told him about talking to his dad years before and how his dad mentioned his young wrestling son. For me it was cool to see him doing so well. He seemed genuinely touched and thanked me. The next day, he thanked me again when I saw him. I think after meeting hundreds of wresting fans at NYCC, he was probably happy to have the change of pace to discuss something else.
NYCC 2021 had a large wrestling presence. This year, Danhausen returns, along with Sting, Mick Foley, Jack "Jungle Boy" Perry, Britt Baker and more. Go to AllEliteWrestling.com for more info on Danhausen and his AEW mates. Check NewYorkComicCon.com for updates and scheduling on NYCC 2022.
Danhausen and me in New York, NY-October 2021.