I nerded out when Obscura was at North East Comic Con (in MA) so I totally am with you there!
Nick and Justin's sister thought I was nuts when I dorked out. But I loved their show.
NYCC looks like so much fun! I went to the one in Salt Lake last month. It was awesome, and has similar attendance numbers to NY and San Diego, but definitely doesn't have the star power. Not yet, anyway.
I saw your post about going. It looked like a lot of fun. Oh, it'll get bigger. When I first started going to NYCC it wasn't as big as it is now and now it's borderline crazy.