"Good Omens" Brings Photo-booth Experience to New York Comic Con

With such a substantial amount of programming and exhibits to choose from at New York Comic Con, it's no wonder that the convention garners an increasingly high attendance rate with each passing year. Networks and studios will send films, television series, and any other content or merchandise to promote at the event. One such example of this is the "Good Omens" booth, set up for a fun, interactive experience to generate excitement among fans about the new series (as if a television series co-starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen, based on a book co-written by Neil Gaiman wasn't enticing enough).

When first you begin the experience, you wait for an elevator to take you to your destination. You enter and are greeted by a poshed-up elevator-man one would expect in an old-timey luxury hotel. The character is played and dressed to a tee, as he operates the buttons with gloved hands and informs those inside that we are to be judged on whether we've been good enough to make it to Heaven or Hell. Naturally, there's only destination and it's to go downward. But at least the elevator-man is kind enough to do a funny dance while we wait for the doors to open, to accompany the entirely necessary elevator-music.

Upon getting inside, those running the booth instruct us to go one at a time to stand on the artwork surrounded by candles so we can pose for photos. The first is designed so that we can choose a pose that will be in response to some light beaming down that's added through special software after the photo has been taken. The second pose each person takes is whatever they'd like it to be, independent of the premise of the first one.

"Good Omens" is an upcoming series based on the 1990 novel "Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch" by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Neil Gaiman is also responsible for writing the screenplay for the series. The cast is highly star-studded, including David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Anna Maxwell Martin, Jon Hamm, Josie Lawrence, Adria Arjona, Michael McKean, and Jack Whitehall. Tennant and Sheen portray Crowley (a demon) and Aziraphael (an angel) respectively, who serves as the representatives of Hell and Heaven on Earth. As they have grown accustomed to life on Earth, they will seek to prevent the coming of the antichrist and the consequently final battle between Heaven and Hell. The series is set to premiere on Amazon Prime in 2019, followed by a conventional airing on BBC Two in the United Kingdom.


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