That’s Chris Claremont. Yes, that Chris Claremont, the legendary writer of some of the best X-Men comics ever made. He’s a decent fellow, that one.

This year’s edition of New York Comic-Con is fading from view, leaving hangovers, expensive purchases and an incredible amount of nerd goodwill in its wake. The io9 team spent the full four days at the convention, and the videos below show us chatting on camera with the people who make some of the best comics and pop culture of the past and present.

Doom Patrol’s Gerard Way & Nick Derrington

The Black creative team: Kwanza Osajyefo, Jamal Igle, Khary Randolph, Tim Smith III

Artists Alley with Margeurite Bennett, Chris Claremont, Frank Cho, Peter Tomasi, and more

Detective Comics writer James Tynion IV

Novelist Naomi Novik

Romulus’ Bryan Edward Hill and Nelson Blake II