The seventh annual New York Comic Con, held earlier this month at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, drew a record 200,000 attendees. The event brought together fans, authors, artists, and other creators for a celebration of comics and pop culture. Here we round up some highlights from this year’s gathering.

The Lumberjanes co-creators get ready for the “Hardcore Lady Type” panel. (From l.): Erica Finkel, editor at Abrams/Amulet and Comic Arts; author Mariko Tamaki; a Lumberjane cosplayer; illustrator Brooklyn Allen; another Lumberjane cosplayer; writer Gabby Rivera; and BOOM! Studios editor Whitney Leopard.

Nathan Hale (the Hazardous Tales series) illustrates a fan-generated story at the “Creating Comics with Kids” panel.

Cressida Cowell, author of The Wizards of Once, poses with a fan.

Julie C. Dao signs copies of her debut novel, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns.

Drew Daywalt (Star Wars BB-8 on the Run) is interviewed by Karen Walsh of GeekMom.

(From l.): Moderator Kayti Burt, Libba Bray, Paul Tremblay, Danielle Vega, M.T. Anderson, and Fred Van Lente discuss dark humor at the “Is It Dark in Here or Is It Just My Book?” panel.

A Handmaid gets a signed poster from V.E. Schwab (the Shades of Magic series).

Brendan Deneen reads Night Night, Groot to Groot himself.

Christopher Hart signs copies of The Master Guide to Drawing Anime: Amazing Girls and draws pictures for fans.

Twin cosplayers show off two picture books from Sterling.