It’s that time of year! New York Comic Con just dropped the programming for the 2022 edition in a handy database format, so you can search by key words or day or room.
But what if….you wanted to see everything in one place like a convention guide or text file? There will be no print con guide this year, so you wil be out of luck. But courtesy of the fine folks at ReedPop and DKR, we are able to EXCLUSIVELY present this text file of all the panels, including participants.
Don’t thank us, thank those great folks at ReedPOP and DKR!
Thursday October 6
10:30am to 11:30am: Tween-Age Dreams: Comics as a Tool for Discovery and Self-Identity:
The middle school years can be an uncertain time as tweens begin to leave childhood behind and take on greater responsibilities as they enter teenage-hood. In this panel librarians and educators will discuss how recent comics like Frizzy and others can be used as a tool to help tweens discover the wider world and explore and formulate a more concrete sense of self-identity.
10:45am to 11:45am: Can We Finally Admit That Games Should be in Classrooms?:
School has often been a source of frustration for many gamers. Too much homework too little creativity and no connections between content and real-life are some of students’ go-to responses. HOWEVER what if we told you there are a bunch of teachers that are pushing the boundaries of the classroom to not only encourage gaming but utilize game-based learning tabletop games and video games as perfect catalysts for student learning? Join Harry Loizides (Math Teacher & Contributor to Six One Indie) Zack Hartzman (Social Studies/ ELA Teacher & Founder of Hey Listen Games) Adam Mills (Special Education/Social Studies Teacher & Author) and Maryanne Cullinan (Middle School Teacher & PhD Candidate) for a fun and honest panel where we advocate that games should absolutely be in classrooms. Feel free to follow us on Twitter! Harry Loizides: @illgrillchill Zack Hartzman: @HeyListenGames Adam Mills: @Millsocracy Maryanne Cullinan: @culliope
10:45am to 11:45am: NYCDOE Civics for All Comics Group – an inside look!:
Why would the nation’s largest school district become a comics publisher? To save democracy! Join the New York City Department of Education to learn about how their original comics can be used to make civics and historical concepts accessible to young people. Attendees will be introduced to and receive copies of the Civics for All Comics Group’s five original comics created in collaboration with some of the country’s best known comic creators. Members of the NYCDOE social studies and civics team will be joined by some of their amazing comics industry collaborators on this panel!
11:15am to 12:15pm: Defending Manga:
This panel will be an open discussion about the popularity and challenges of manga in the Western world. While there is no doubt that anime and manga are popular here in the states, there is still a controversy surrounding manga (representation, subject matter, and the list goes on). With this panel, our team of specialists will discuss our roles as educators in regards to providing our patrons with the literature and information they desire, as well as address the recent, concerning actions of book banning that have been occurring throughout the nation.
12:00pm to 1:00pm: Case Studies: Comic Books and Manga in the Classroom:
For years kids have stuck comic books in textbooks and avoided homework by going to the local comic store. Comic books and graphics novels were seen as at best recreational reading material. This however could not be farther from the truth! Emerging research shows that comics and graphic novels are motivating support struggling readers enrich the skills of accomplished readers and are highly effective at teaching all subject areas not just English. Join us as we explore just how crucial comics and graphic novels are to include in a class curriculum and collaborate on how we can include them in our curriculums!
12:00pm to 1:00pm: Avatar: Braving the Elements Pod:
A live podcast appearance by the popular Nickelodeon podcast that is the official voice of the Avatarverse!
12:00pm to 1:00pm: From Pixton to Zines: Creating Effective Comics Programming in Libraries:
Join The New York Public Library’s Youth Tech team and branch librarians as they discuss the successes and challenges of implementing comics-based programming in a library setting. The Youth Tech team will describe how easy-to-use programs like Pixton empower youth as comics creators and develop their artistic and narrative voice. Branch librarians will discuss the effectiveness of using Pixton with their teen audiences as well as how to integrate comics-friendly programs such as zine-making comic book clubs drawing programs webcomic read-alouds and more!
12:15pm to 1:15pm: Yes! But How? Building LGTBQ+ Affirming Schools through Comics:
Are you a student, educator, librarian, dean, school, or district leader, parent/guardian interested in elevating queer voices through comics or best practices for LGBTQ+ inclusion in schools? Are you concerned about anti-LGBTQ+ efforts amassing in some school districts? Or just interested in how you might use comics as a tool for professional learning? Then join New York City Public School’s Department of Social Studies & Civics along with creators historians and artists as we explore NYCDOE-created comics and resources for professionals and youth. Attendees will receive copies of a resource guide and two original comics—one for professional learners and one for students.
12:15pm to 1:15pm: Inside the McFarlane Toys Multiverse!:
Get an exclusive first look at the latest and greatest toys and collectibles from McFarlane Toys and Todd McFarlane himself! From brands like DC Multiverse Warhammer My Hero Acaedmia Disney Mirrorverse Avatar and Spawn join the McFarlane Toys team along with special guests for an in-depth look at the exciting product headed your way. Plus the team will have a few surprises and giveaways in store so don’t miss out!
12:15pm to 1:15pm: I’m a Superhero! Writing Our Favorite Marvel Characters :
Samira Ahmed (Ms. Marvel: Beyond the Limit) and Preeti Chhibber (Spider-Man’s Social Dilemma) are in conversation to discuss being South Asian American creatives bringing new perspectives to some of Marvel’s greatest legacy characters. Moderated by Swapna Krishna (PBS Engadget).
12:30pm to 1:30pm: Thursday Lunch with Trash Taste:
The boys have ARRIVED. Join anime Youtubers CDawgVA, Gigguk and The Anime Man as they answer your questions and talk about their absolute trash tastes on a fine fine Thursday afternoon.
12:45pm to 1:45pm: The Manga Industry and Your Library!:
The demand for manga is at an all time high but librarians still have so many questions! Join manga industry experts from Yen Press, Viz Media, and Kodansha as we discuss the value of manga in libraries! What’s new, what’s upcoming, and how to get that manga in your library!
12:45pm to 1:45pm: Photographers of color and their Impact on Cosplay and Pop Culture:
This panel will examine the impact that photographers make when capturing cosplayers especially cosplayers of color. We will discuss how it affects positive self esteem telling stories and inspiring people of color to feel confident in cosplaying any character they want.
Cosplay Central Stage
1:30pm to 2:30pm: Pop-Culture Fandom and Comics in the College Classroom:
Historically panels on pop-culture in the classroom have prioritized K-12 students. But what about college students? There is a stigma that pop-culture fandom and comics are not “serious enough” for them. In this panel we will share how we incorporate pop-culture into our own courses and how you might do the same – whether you are a professor or a student! From Harry Styles to Game of Thrones Supernatural Marvel and more we discuss the validity of pop-culture in the college classroom.
1:30pm to 2:30pm: Big City Greens:
“We’re headed to the City! Join the cast and creators of the Disney Channel animated series “Big City Greens.” Get an opportunity to learn more about the show as they discuss their influences, answer fan questions, and reveal an exclusive sneak peek!
1:30pm to 2:30pm: PLAYBILL presents “The Big Broadway Nerd Panel”:
Theatre is filled with passionate artists creating stunning new works and many of those artists are giant nerds! Playbill returns to NY Comic Con in 2022 even MORE of Broadway’s Biggest Nerds to share how fantasy, comic-books, and science fiction have had in inspiring and engaging their performances, personas, & personal lives.
1:45pm to 2:45pm: Explore the DC Multiverse Panel:
1:45pm to 2:45pm: Captain America: Cold War – A This Week in Marvel Special Event:
Co-hosts Ryan Penagos (aka Agent M, VP & Creative Executive at Marvel) and Lorraine Cink (Director of Creative Content at Marvel) return for a lively live-recording of the This Week in Marvel podcast! They’ll be joined by an all-star panel featuring Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing (Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty), Tochi Onyebuchi (Captain America: Symbol of Truth), and star-spangled Marvel Comics Editor Alanna Smith to talk about what lies ahead for Marvel’s premier shield-slinging heroes. Hold onto your hats, True Believers – Things are heating up as we hurtle headlong into the 2023 Captain America crossover: Cold War!
2:00pm to 3:00pm: GHOSTS Exclusive Screening and Panel:
Welcome to Woodstone! TV’s #1 new series and fan favorite phenomenon GHOSTS, follows Samantha and Jay a couple who learn that their new dream house is inhabited by ghosts that only Samantha can see and hear. Please join select cast members and executive producers for an exclusive sneak peek of an episode from Season Two followed by a lively and “spirited” moderated panel discussion
2:15pm to 3:15pm: Best & Worst Manga 2022:
Librarians, educators, and experts will share their picks for the best and worst manga! Categories include: Best New Manga for Kids/Teens/Adults, Best Continuing Manga Series for Kids/Teens/Adults, Underrated Gems, Most Anticipated Manga, and the Worst Manga!
2:15pm to 3:15pm: When Cosplay Meets Runway: From Comic Con to the Met Gala:
Anyone that’s been to Comic Con knows that Cosplay has exploded. From beginners in Halloween masks to high-end costume and SFX professionals, Cosplay has become a spectacle and an attraction in and of itself. Meet COSMODA the organizers of Cosplay Runway, a professional runway coming to a major fashion week near you. Learn how Cosplay and Fandom have influenced contemporary fashion and made its way into the mainstream and how you and your Cosplay Creation can walk the runway at New York Fashion Week.
Cosplay Central Stage
2:30pm to 3:30pm: Kickstarting Comics in 2022 and beyond!:
In 2021 comics on Kickstarter raised over $30 million and had a 86% success rate! Join Kickstarter’s Director of Publishing and Comics Outreach, Oriana Leckert, Rocketship Entertainment CEO & Publisher, Tom Akel, Heavy Metal Executive Editor, Joseph Illidge, creator Kayden Phoenix (A LA BRAVA), and Clover Press Publisher Hank Kanalz to discuss best practices, their success and failures, and what’s next for crowd funded comics! Hosted by Rob Salkowitz of Forbes and ICV2.
3:00pm to 4:00pm: The Owl House:
Hoot Hoot! Join “The Owl House” creator/executive producer Dana Terrace and select cast members as they discuss the Peabody Award-winning animated series, the epic adventures that fans can expect ahead of its season three premiere on Disney Channel and answer your burning questions.
3:00pm to 4:00pm: Heavy Metal State of the Union:
Heavy Metal has been the premiere home for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror for 45 years. From the world’s greatest illustrated magazine, to comics to the legendary animated film. But what’s next? Join some of the biggest names at HM as they discuss the future of the legendary brand.
3:00pm to 4:00pm: Building Fandoms & Franchises with Wattpad WEBTOON Studios:
As the streaming wars evolve into the IP wars there has never been a better time to be a storyteller and the power of fandoms being cultivated via storytelling tech platforms like Wattpad and WEBTOON (which have a combined 176M+ audience a month) is proving to be a winning formula. But how do you build that fandom and longevity when you’re starting at the beginning of your author journey? Hear from best-selling Wattpad and WEBTOON authors spanning a variety of genres from romance and horror to action and adventure about getting started as a storyteller growing a fanbase and finding new fans in new formats.
3:15pm to 4:30pm: HBO Max’s PENNYWORTH: THE ORIGIN OF BATMAN’S BUTLER:
The DC origin series Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler follows Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier, who forms a security company in 1960s London and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha, before they become Bruce Wayne’s parents. Season three, premiering October 6 as a Max Original, begins after a five-year time jump: the civil war is over, and a cultural revolution has changed the world for better or worse – ushering in a new age of Super Heroes and Supervillains. Join series stars Jack Bannon and Ben Aldridge along with executive producers Bruno Heller and John Stephens for a screening of the thrilling season three premiere, as well as a discussion of the new season, exclusive sneak peeks and more. The panel will be moderated by Christian Holub (Entertainment Weekly).
3:30pm to 5:00pm: HBO Max’s VELMA:
From Warner Bros. Animation, Velma is an adult animated comedy series telling the origin story of Velma Dinkley, the unsung and underappreciated brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang. An original and humorous spin that unmasks the complex and colorful past of one of America’s most beloved mystery solvers. Join executive producer Mindy Kaling who voices Velma along with showrunner Charlie Grandy and special guests for a sneak peek at the first episode.
3:45pm to 4:45pm: Cosplay Design 101:
Taking an iconic character but wanting to put your own spin on it for your cosplay can be a challenge. I’m offering the techniques I’ve learned from my bachelor degree in costume design to help cosplayers take their cosplay to the next level. From choosing the character pulling research (historical and emotional) figuring the concept and choosing materials.
Cosplay Central Stage
3:45pm to 4:45pm: Improbable Imaginings:
AKA Flights of Fantasy Fiction: Let your imagination soar through the fantastic tales of deadly games, royal intrigues, wuxia, espionage, and ancestral hauntings. Phoebe Cramer (Publishers Weekly) chats craft and creativity with Alex Aster (Lightlark), Alina Boyden (Gifting Fire), Wesley Chu (The Art of Prophecy),and GennaRose Nethercott (Thistlefoot).
4:30pm to 5:30pm: Koala Man:
Head down under for “Koala Man,” a brand-new animated comedy from the creators of “Rick and Morty” and “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” coming to Hulu! Join creator, executive producer and the Koala himself Michael Cusack, and executive producers Justin Roiland, Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit for the world premiere screening, followed by a Q&A to learn everything about what the suburban Aussie superhero is all about!
4:30pm to 5:30pm: Traps, Tropes, and Tribulations:
The Genre Comics Panel: In this panel, we sit down with some of the industry’s best and brightest comics creators to chat about the art of telling genre stories for a current audience in the comics form. Moderated by Popverse deputy editor Tiffany Babb
4:30pm to 5:30pm: Ultraman Connection LIVE in New York:
You are invited to witness the arrival of Ultraman to New York City in this spectacular panel, which will be revealing franchise-wide plans for the coming year and celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Ultraseven TV series. Appearing live at the panel, direct from Tsuburaya Productions in Japan, will be Ultraman, Ultraseven, and anime Suit Ultraman characters for photo ops with you! Subjects tackled: Anime ULTRAMAN Season 3, new Ultraman Regulos, Shin Ultraman feature, Ultraseven 4K, Marvel Avengers crossover, and Netflix ILM animated feature! And cool giveaways!
4:45pm to 5:45pm: WEBTOON + DC: Building a New Generation of Fans and Heroes:
DC is home to legendary superheroes with its pantheon of characters breaking new ground in comics TV and film. And amongst the many first for DC’s cast of incredible characters is a foray into the swiftly expanding and ever more popular format: webcomics In the style of a classic comic book team-up WEBTOON and DC came together in 2021 to create a powerful creative partnership that merges the slice-of-life genre that reigns supreme on Webtoon with some of the DC Universe’s most well-established superheroes including Batman Vixen Zatanna and Red Hood. This panel will provide an in-depth look into how DC and WEBTOON are giving readers fresh stories that aren’t beholden to years of lore while also remaining true to these legendary heroes in an evolving format.
5:00pm to 6:00pm: One of Us is Lying:
Panel with OOUIL cast and showrunner to discuss where we left off in season 1 and tease season 2 which will exclusively drop on Peacock on Oct. 20 2022.
5:15pm to 6:15pm: Yes And-ing Your Way to More Convincing Cosplay:
The Black Improv Alliance is a nationwide network of Black improvisers many of whom are also big old nerds. When Black Panther came out we were first in line in full Wakandan regalia – accents and everything. Improv is all about creating fully fleshed characters and responding to the action of the moment and we’re excited to share tips and exercises for effectively embodying a character beyond wearing the costume. Anyone can pull on a Spideysuit but we’ll give you applied-improv based tools to help you truly become your best Peter Parker. Say yes (and!) to the intersection of improv and cosplay!
Cosplay Central Stage
5:15pm to 6:15pm: Garbage Pail Kids: A Gross Out Update:
Gross has never been so tasty! Join the team behind The Garbage Pail Kids Cookbook and the Garbage Pail Kids books, Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine, chef Elisabeth Weinberg, author and producer Matt Stine, and celebrated illustrator Joe Simko as they reveal the gory details and behind-the-scenes stories of creating these repulsive projects, sure to appeal to every generation of Garbage Pail Kids fans. Moderated by ABRAMS Editorial Director Charles Kochman.
5:30pm to 6:30pm: HBO and BBC One’s HIS DARK MATERIALS:
From Philip Pullman’s epic His Dark Materials fantasy trilogy, in the final chapter of the HBO and BBC One series, Lyra (Dafne Keen), the prophesied child, and Will (Amir Wilson), the bearer of The Subtle Knife, must journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned. But as her father, Lord Asriel’s (James McAvoy), great war against the Authority edges closer, they will learn that saving the worlds comes at a terrible price. Join executive producers Jane Tranter and Dan McCulloch and series stars Dafne Keen, Amir Wilson, and James McAvoy for a preview of the final season, including exclusive first looks, announcements, and more. The panel will be moderated by Emily Aslanian (TV Guide Magazine).
5:30pm to 6:30pm: Mark Gruenwald and the Mighty Marvel Bullpen:
Marvel Legend and Will Eisner Hall of Fame Inductee Mark Gruenwald was known for his lighthearted approach to work and his infamous sense of humor. Practical jokes wild pranks and outrageous antics were common-place during the 1980’s & 90’s and provided a wacky backdrop to some of the most vibrate and creative times in Marvel Comics History. Now you can listen as colleagues and co-workers of that era re-live those stories filled with love humor and mayhem as they made their way into legend.
5:30pm to 6:15pm: The Paloni Show! Halloween Special!:
Ghastly greetings! Join executive producers Justin Roiland and Ben Bayouth and star Zach Hadel to discuss their upcoming project on Hulu, “The Paloni Show! Halloween Special!,” while treating fans to an exclusive look at the Paloni family hosts and their favorite spooky shorts!
6:00pm to 7:00pm: Return to Wakanda: The world of Black Panther from beyond the comics:
6:00pm to 7:00pm: #BroadwayToHollywood:
2nd Annual Look at the New Age of Musicals: Get a special inside look at the making of “A Strange Loop,” “Annie Live!,” “Come From Away,” “Moulin Rouge,” “KPOP,” TikTok’s “For You, Paige,” and more! Join us for a special conversation with creatives behind these projects on how musicals get made and how some get adapted for television, film, social media, and beyond! Featuring orchestrator Charlie Rosen (A Strange Loop; Moulin Rouge; Be More Chill), hair and wig designer Mia Neal (Annie Live!; KPOP; West Side Story 2020 Revival), executive music producer Ian Eisendrath (Come From Away), composer and music supervisor Daniel Mertzlufft (Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical; TikTok’s For You, Paige), and more to be announced!
6:15pm to 7:00pm: Solar Opposites:
Join our panel for an out-of-this-world conversation with co-creators and executive producers Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan, and executive producers Josh Bycel and Danielle Uhlarik who will discuss season three and the newly release Halloween special on Hulu, as well as what the Solars have to come, including an exclusive look at season four and exciting news.
6:15pm to 7:15pm: Where Were You in 1992? A Look Back at Iconic Music Videos:
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of these great videos, Managing Editor of MUSIC VIDEO TIME MACHINE Stephen Pitalo will interview music video directors & MTV personnel about their music video experiences in 1992.
6:30pm to 8:30pm: SIGNIFICANT OTHER World Premiere Screening & Panel:
Panel with the cast and creators of the high concept thriller SIGNIFICANT OTHER. Starring Jake Lacy (WHITE LOTUS) and Maika Monroe (IT FOLLOWS) with directors/writers Dan Berk and Robert Olsen (VILLAINS; BODY).
6:45pm to 7:45pm: Kickass Women in Fantasy:
Sit down with some of your favorite authors writing in the fantasy space as they discuss the fantasy heroines they love, crafting their own badass characters, and how they smash the patriarchy with every word they write.
6:45pm to 7:45pm: Nerdy & Flirty (A Nerdlesque 101):
A Panel on the basics of nerdlesque, the nerdy art of strip tease and how to make you favorite characters peel and reveal ready. There will be demos, performance clips and tips on how to make you favorite characters into burlesque bombshells. Our panel is a body positive, sex positive gender inclusive safe space where we teach nerds about combining their favorite characters with the sultry stiprtease that is burlesque.
Cosplay Central Stage
7:00pm to 8:00pm: Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches:
Based on Lives of the Mayfair Witches, the best-selling Anne Rice trilogy, Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches is a new contemporary gothic romance series with a propulsive mystery set in a decaying mansion in New Orleans’ Garden District. Join the EPs and cast as they discuss the creative process and bringing these characters from page to screen, as well as share some behind-the-scenes anecdotes from filming in New Orleans. Plus, we will reveal an exclusive asset from the series, which will be debuting in early 2023.
7:30pm to 8:30pm: How Spider-Man Taught Me My First Physics Lesson!:
How Spider-Man taught me my first Physics lesson! Naseed GiftedÂ (educator creative director of PBS Media Studios) discuss howÂ his knowledge of comic book Superheroes taught him physics!Â Design lessons using comic book content to teach various STEM topics.
7:30pm to 8:30pm: Prime Video Presents: The Legend of Vox Machina:
Join the executive producers and cast of The Legend of Vox Machina for an exclusive sneak peek of what’s to come in the animated series’ highly anticipated second season. Based on the beloved characters and adventures of Critical Role’s first livestreamed tabletop role-playing game campaign, this fantasy adventure quickly grew into an animated sensation. After saving the realm from evil and destruction at the hands of the most terrifying power couple in Exandria, Vox Machina is faced with saving the world once again—this time, from a sinister group of dragons known as the Chroma Conclave. @fanologypv, #thelegendofvoxmachina
7:30pm to 8:30pm: Not Your Mother’s Romance:
7:45pm to 8:45pm: Call Itta Draw – The Improvised Drawing Show (18+):
Call Itta Draw is the improvised drawing game sensation featuring hilarious witty and incredibly talented artists in the industry. We play a series of drawing games for 60 minutes where we invite prompts from he audience have some fun banter and of course…showcase some amazing art skills. Performed virtually during the pandemic and a huge hit in person this is a must see event. Join this group of award-winning artists and writers for what is always a great time!
8:30pm to 10:30pm: World Premiere – Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm:
Be among the first to experience the all-new mystery-adventure feature-length film based on the famed Adult Swim series when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents the World Premiere of Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm. The R-rated film features everyone’s favorite rascals, the Aqua Teens: the brainy Frylock, the mouthy Master Shake, the loveable Meatwad, and everyone’s favorite perverted neighbor, Carl, as they split up then get back together to fight everyone’s favorite corporate overlord, Amazin, led by everyone’s favorite tech mogul, Neil and his trusty scientist sidekick, Elmer. In addition to the screening, filmmakers and key cast members will hold a panel discussion, including audience Q&A. Carey Means (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Brak Show), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies) and Dave Willis (Squidbillies, Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell) return as the voices of Frylock, Master Shake and Meatwad, respectively. The film also stars Peter Serafinowicz (The Tick), Paul Walter Hauser (Black Bird), Natasha Rothwell (The White Lotus), Robert Smigel (Bob’s Burgers) and Tim Robinson (Detroiters). The movie was written and directed by series creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro and produced by Williams Street Productions. Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm will be available on Digital, 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray starting November 8, 2022.