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NYCC ’15: EXCLUSIVE! All the panel listings in one place

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As in year’s past we are lucky to present to you a complete TEXT listing of the panels for this year’s New York Comic Con. Although ReedPop’s site has them all listed in various editable and serachable ways, it’s still impossible to see everything with all panelists listed in one go. So here you go! Once you’ve figured out which ones you want to goto, it’s easy to use the Map Your Show planner to make a custom schedule.. And of course, download the NYCC app  for an on the go schedule and program.

As usual it’s a jam packed four days…get a lot of sleep before hand and wear comfortable shoes. Oh and stay hydrated!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8

Title: Dynamite Entertainment: The Next Ten Years

Day: Thursday Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Description: Join the Dynamite gang and their star-studded line-up of editorial and creative talent for an hour of explosive power! Learn all the juicy details behind their thrilling new James Bond comic book series, written by superstar Warren Ellis. Discover what Dynamite has in store for Frankenstein, Grumpy Cat, Pathfinder, Vampirella, Doc Savage and much more. The Editors and Creators at Dynamite will happily share their latest news and insider perspectives, plus answer all your burning questions!

 

Title: 88MPH: A Celebration of Back to the Future

Day: Thursday Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Room 1A06

Description: If our calculations are correct, a Panel every Back to the Future Fan has to see will strike New York Comic Con at precisely 11:00 AM and zero seconds. Join the filmmakers behind “Back In Time” to discuss the making of the Steven Spielberg-approved Back to the Future documentary, what it was like interviewing the cast including Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd and why the franchise is just as powerful today as it was in 1985. The Panel will be followed by an Enchantment Under the Sea dance*. *Not true.

 

Title: ComiXology: Ask Me Anything

Day: Thursday Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: Chip Mosher   David Steinberger   John D. Roberts

Description: ComiXology spills the beans on everything you’ve ever wanted to know about digital comics, publishing & more! From how to publish your own comic on comiXology Submit to how to begin your own successful start up, just like comiXology Co-Founders & Panelists David Steinberger (comiXology CEO) & John D. Roberts (Director of comiXology Submit). Moderated by comiXology’s marketing maven Chip Mosher, this Panel will answer all your burning curiosities in a no-holds-barred Q&A of epic proportions!

 

Title: Hip-Hop & Comics: Cultures Combining

Day: Thursday Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Patrick A. Reed

Description: Hip-Hop and comics reflect each other in many ways: graffiti and album covers incorporate superheroic imagery, rappers adopt secret identities and grandiose aliases, writers base their characters in urban settings and artists draw on Hip-Hop’s rich visual vocabulary. Here, Patrick A. Reed (of Depth Of Field Magazine) brings together an all-star group of musical innovators and comic creators to discuss the ties between these creative cultures.

 

Title: Our World Gone Weird

Day: Thursday Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: Austin Grossman   Kristi Charish   M.L. Brennan   Michael Buckley   Paul Tremblay   Robert Jackson Bennett

Description: What’s lurking down that alleyway? A thug? A shuggoth? A ghost? A demon? Merfolk? Vampires? Authors Austin Grossman, Paul Tremblay, Michael Buckley, M.L. Brennan, Kristi Charish and Marjorie Liu discuss how to overlay the otherworldly onto our world.

 

Title: Creating Comics as Part of a Literacy Curriculum Workshop

Day: Thursday Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Room 1E04

Speakers: Claire Overton   Eric Kallenborn   John Hoffman   Mark Daponte   Ronell Whittaker   Suliman Onque

Description: Elementary and secondary school educators discuss creating comics in the classroom and implementation of graphic novels in a Common Core world in order to scaffold literacy skills. This lesson planning and demonstration will illustrate specific strategies on utilizing the creative nature of drawing as a means for communication and a stepping stone to next level thinking by working through adapting a complex text to a visual medium by following a prose to script to comic process.

 

Title: We Need More Diverse Comics

Day: Thursday Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Speakers: Alex Simmons   Christian Zabriskie   Ivan Velez

Description: This Panel of librarians and comics creators will look at the history and future of diversity in comics. They will discuss representations of race, gender, sexuality and the role of “the other” in graphic literature. Personal experiences of groundbreaking creators will be matched with scholarly commentary by librarians. While this Panel will discuss the history of diversity in comics it will also have a focus on the future of diverse comics and how the industry can welcome and develop a wide range of talent and voices. This Panel will feature Ivan Velez (Milestone Comics), Alex Simmons (Black Jack, Archie Comics), Karen Green (Columbia University Graphic Novel Collection) and will be Moderated by Christian Zabriskie (Urban Librarians Unite).

 

Title: FUNimation Presents: Dragon Ball Z (and Beyond)

Day: Thursday Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Location: Room 1A10

Speakers: Christopher Sabat   Justin Rojas   Sean Schemmel

Description: Join Sean Schemmel (voice of Goku) and Christopher Sabat (voice of Vegeta), as well as FUNimation staff members, in an in-depth discussion on the long-running, anime action series Dragon Ball Z. Join the Panelists for a look at the history of the television series, its current theatrical success and the highly anticipated follow-up series, Dragon Ball Super.

 

Title: Hasbro Star Wars

Day: Thursday Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Aditi Raturi   Jeff Labovitz   Joe Ninivaggi   Molly Kroeger   Sam Smith   Steve Bono   Steve Evans

Description: Join members of the Hasbro team as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line that hit shelves on Force Friday! Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest action figure offerings with a look at new product coming later this year.

 

Title: AMC’s Comic Book Men

Day: Thursday Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Location: Empire Stage 1-E

Speakers: Kevin Smith   Walter Flanagan   Bryan Johnson   Michael Zapcic  Ming Chen

Description: Kevin Smith, Walter Flanagan, Bryan Johnson, Michael Zapcic and Ming Chen return to New York Comic Con to discuss their hit AMC unscripted series, “Comic Book Men” which returns for its fifth season on Sunday, October 18 at midnight.

 

Title: So You Want to Cosplay? Bringing Cosplay to Your Library

Day: Thursday Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: Alessandra Affinito   Ariel Birdoff   Cindy Simeti   Laura Giunta   Marissa Lieberman   Pamela Cora

Description: Cosplay, or the hobby of costuming, offers a unique outlet for patrons both young and old to combine creativity and expression. Consisting of librarians and library professionals who are also cosplayers, this Panel will explore the history of cosplay, highlight the benefits of cosplay to patrons, show how to incorporate cosplay and cosplay programming into the library and provide tips and advice to librarians on how they can cosplay, even if they have limited or no sewing skills.

 

Title: Toddfather Talks Toys, Comics, Spawn and Insight to Being an Independent Creator

Day: Thursday Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Location: Room 1A06

Speakers: Todd McFarlane

Description: This is a can’t-miss Panel featuring the man, Todd McFarlane! The toy company giant gives a sneak peek at McFarlane Toys’ upcoming AMC’s The Walking Dead and HBO’s Game of Thrones construction sets. Todd also talks exciting Spawn and Savior news that will make any Comic Fan eager for new issues! A Todd McFarlane Panel wouldn’t be complete without words of wisdom on persevering and obtaining your dream job.

 

Title: Dark Horse Creators: Crafting The Original Story

Day: Thursday Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: Christopher Golden   Donny Cates   Eliot Rahal   Ethan Young   Greg Pak   Jonathan Case   Steve Sunu

Description: Dark Horse’s creator-driven original series are full steam ahead with the industry’s top talent! Moderated by Dark Horse Comics publicist Steve Sunu, Greg Pak (Kingsway West), Donny Cates and Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks), Christopher Golden (Joe Golem) and Ethan Young (Nanjing: The Burning City) discuss developing their original stories and what’s coming next from Dark Horse’s prolific creators.

 

Title: Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way

Day: Thursday Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: C.B. Cebulski   Rickey Purdin

Description: Are you a Writer or Artist? Ever dream of working for Marvel? Do you find yourself thinking, “I could do that…if I knew how!” Well, here’s your chance! Join Marvel Talent Scouts C.B. Cebulski and Rickey Purdin along with a host of Marvel talent to find out the answers on how to get your foot in the door and make your job MARVEL!

 

Title: Educator Networking Session

Day: Thursday Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Location: Room 1E04

Description: Meet like-minded professionals, swap ideas and create new professional relationships in this networking session! This networking event is aimed at Teachers, but those of related professions are also welcome. Note NYCC is not leading this session, but is providing the space and time for this professional meet-up.

 

Title: The Comic Book Creator as Client: An Overview of Representing the Comic Book Creator and Comic Book Properties (Pre-Registration Required)

Day: Thursday Time: 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: David Gallaher   Matthew Tynan, Esq.   Thomas Crowell, Esq.

Description: Comic books are the new hot properties; movies, television and the publishing industry are all scrambling to acquire the latest graphic novels. Are you ready to represent the creator of the next superhero smash hit? This CLE will help introduce lawyers to the business and legal landscape of the comic book industry with an emphasis on practical skills.

 

Title: Spec Fiction Sneak Peek: What’s New from Harper Voyager and Epic Reads

Day: Thursday Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Speakers: David Pomerico   Lindsay Karl   Olivia Russo   Pamela Jaffee   Ro Romanello   Shawn Nicholls

Description: Consumer interests in SFF are rapidly diversifying and the genre is experiencing explosive change and growth. See what is new and exciting in speculative fiction, sci-fi, fantasy and more from Harper Voyager and Epic Reads. There will be fun giveaways!

 

Title: Maker Presents: ComicBookGirl19

Day: Thursday Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Location: Room 1A10

Speakers: ComicBookGirl19   Tyson Wheeler

Description: As the host of the massively popular eponymous YouTube channel, ComicBookGirl19 offers cutting insights of the Art Culture, including comics, movies, TV, books and more to her million+ Fans. Making her first appearance at NYCC, CBG19 will provide an open forum to discuss her thoughts on everything from the intricacies of the X-Men universe to the impact her outspoken opinions have on the state of the convention culture.

 

Title: Andre the Giant: The Man Behind the Legend

Day: Thursday Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Jarrett Williams   Michael Kingston   Robin Christensen-Roussimoff   Shannon Eric Denton

Description: The beloved pro wrestler’s daughter Robin Christensen Roussimoff joins Shannon Eric Denton, Editor of Lion Forge’s authorized graphic novel biography, to discuss the real man we all know as the Eighth Wonder of the World. With Special Guests Jarrett Williams (SuperPro K.O.) and Michael Kingston (Headlocked). Join us for fond reminiscences of one of sports entertainment’s most legendary figures!

 

Title: Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Panel

Day: Thursday Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Empire Stage 1-E

Description: With new episodes of the exciting second season of Star Wars Rebels debuting on Disney XD this fall, Fans will get an exclusive sneak peek of what’s to come in a Panel featuring Special Guests and a discussion of the new storylines and characters being introduced throughout the new season. Now considered a very real threat to the Empire, the crew of the Ghost has caught the attention of Darth Vader himself, who will stop at nothing to hunt them down. Undeterred, the rebels will seek out old friends and add powerful allies to their cause, forming the beginnings of a more formidable alliance against the Empire. Find out what’s coming in the highly-anticipated second season of Star Wars Rebels and be sure to return to the Empire Stage at 5:30 PM for a sneak preview of two new episodes from the series!

 

Title: Valiant 101: New Fans Start Here!

Day: Thursday Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: Alejandro Arbona   Andy Liegl  Hunter Gorinson   Josh Johns   Matthew Klein   Tom Brennan

Description: You’ve heard the buzz… You’ve seen the reviews… Now find out where to start with Valiant Comics! From X-O MANOWAR to NINJAK to THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE and QUANTUM AND WOODY, jump on board here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most memorable characters…and find out for yourself why Buzzfeed calls Valiant “a universe full of your new favorite superheroes”!

 

Title: Tor: The Next Generation!

Day: Thursday Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: Fran Wilde   Ilana C. Myer   John Scalzi   Lawrence M. Schoen   Seth Dickinson

Description: Tor Books celebrates 35 years of publishing quality SFF by some of the biggest names in genre today! But even Orson Scott Card and Brandon Sanderson were once unknowns. Meet 2015’s new authors and see what makes them tick in a game of “Would You Rather” with host John Scalzi (The End of All Things) and featuring: Ilana C. Myer (Last Song Before Night), Seth Dickinson (The Traitor Baru Cormorant), Lawrence M. Schoen (Barsk: The Elephant’s Graveyard) and Fran Wilde (Updraft).

 

Title: DC Comics – Master Class: Art History

Day: Thursday Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Babs Tarr   Gustavo Duarte   Ivan Reis   Riley Rossmo   Tiffany Smith

Description: Class is in session as some of the greatest artists in the industry take Fans and aspiring comic artists to school with an in-depth look at their creative process! DC Entertainment is proud to spotlight these talented individuals for this exclusive, all-access look at what it’s like drawing for DC Comics!

 

Title: Librarian Networking Session

Day: Thursday Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Room 1E04

Description: Meet like-minded professionals, swap ideas and create new professional relationships in this networking session! This networking event is aimed at Librarians, but those of related professions are also welcome. Note NYCC is not leading this session, but is providing the space and time for this professional meet-up.

 

Title: Comics and New Literacy: Exploring Classroom Innovations

Day: Thursday Time: 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Speakers: Dr. Meryl Jaffee   Jason Nisavic   John Weaver   Jonathan Hennessey   Josh Elder   Michael Gianfrancesco

Description: This Panel of educators and industry professionals will explore the ever-changing climate of literacy and its connection to the graphic novel/comics classroom. As comics have begun to play a bigger role in classrooms around the country, educators have been able to explore more creative ways to use comics to engage students. This Panel will explore and discuss the amazing ways in which comics have been utilized to expand student literacy including multiple ways in which to build vocabulary, use graphic novels to bridge difficult texts (such as Shakespeare) and engage reluctant students as both readers and writers. The Panel will also discuss and predict the future for comics in the classroom.

 

Title: Celebrating 10 Years of Twilight with Stephenie Meyer

Day: Thursday Time: 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Location: Room 1A10

Speakers: Josh Horowitz   Stephenie Meyer

Description: Join internationally bestselling author Stephenie Meyer in conversation with MTV’s Josh Horowitz as they revisit the landmark novel Twilight, ten years later. The discussion will highlight the special tenth anniversary edition, including the original Twilight as well as exclusive new bonus content from Stephenie. Come celebrate the groundbreaking book that became a global phenomenon, a blockbuster film franchise and a cultural touchstone around the world.

 

Title: Assassin’s Creed Comics Panel

Day: Thursday Time: 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Anthony Del Col   Conor McCreary   Dennis Calero   Lizzie Kaye   Ricky Claydon   Steve White

Description: Titan Comics and Ubisoft give you the scoop on what’s in store for the brand-new on-going Assassin’s Creed comic – which exclusively debuts at NYCC! Join Assassin’s Creed comic Writers Anthony Del Col (Kill Shakespeare), Conor McCreary (Kill Shakespeare), Dennis Calero (X-Men Noir), Steve White (Titan Comics Senior Editor) and Assassin’s Creed Editor Lizzie Kaye for exclusive behind-the-scenes access! Plus, a very special announcement by a Comic Superstar Writer!

 

Title: The 7 Archetypes of Comics Shops: Who Will Triumph, Thrive and Survive

Day: Thursday Time: 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: ATOM! FREEMAN   Ed Catto   Gerry Gladstone   Jeff Beck   Mar Hammond

Description: We explore controversial categories for comic shops, provide analytical (yet nostalgic) insights to analyze trends and the changing consumer demographic. Our Panelists will also be invited to forecast the future and just how the nation’s independently owned and operated comic shops will continue to serve as cultural centers and weekly rendezvous for hundreds of thousands of pop culture enthusiasts. Panelists include an all-star cast of comics retailers and professionals.

 

Title: The Walking Dead: An Inside Look with Robert Kirkman

Day: Thursday Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Location: Empire Stage 1-E

Speakers: Robert Kirkman

Description: Join Creator Robert Kirkman and Special Guests as they explore the world of The Walking Dead franchise from the page and beyond.

 

Title: Disabled or Mislabeled?: Graphic Novels and Comics About Disabilities

Day: Thursday Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: Jessikah Chautin   Martha Divittorio   Natalie Korsavidis   Valerie Acklin

Description: Has the evolution of disabilities in comics and graphic novels kept pace with society’s changing views of persons with physical and mental impairments? This Panel will explore the persistence and/or elimination of stereotypes, the impact of disabilities as superpowers, the range and factual accuracy of medical conditions being tackled by comic creators today, as well as the spectrum of portrayals from well-rounded protagonists to also-ran sidekicks to stock characters.

 

Title: BOOM! Studios Celebrates 10 Years and Push Comics Forward

Day: Thursday Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Location: Room 1A06

Speakers: Filip Sablik   James Tynion IV   Shannon Watters   Si Spurrier

Description: 2015 marks the 10th year of publishing for BOOM! Studios, a multiple Eisner award-winning top 10 comic publisher. Rather than look back at what we achieved the past 10 years, join us as we look ahead to the next 10 years and how we can all push comics forward. Moderated by BOOM! President of Publishing & Marketing Filip Sablik, join Shannon Watters, Si Spurrier and James Tynion IV as they highlight the changes in the industry and what they want to see in comics.

 

Title: Dark Circle Comics

Day: Thursday Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: Alex Segura   Chuck Wendig   Dave White   Frank Tieri   Mike Pellerito   Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Description: Discover comics’ most ambitious new imprint as Alex Segura (Editor of Dark Circle Comics), Mike Pellerito (President of Archie Comics), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Chief Creative Officer), Chuck Wendig (Co-Writer, The Shield), Frank Tieri (Writer, The Hangman) and Dave White (Writer, The Web) expand the groundbreaking universe of titles coming from Dark Circle Comics with exclusive news and reveals! Find out why The Black Hood, The Shield, The Hangman and The Web will be your new favorite comics!

 

Title: MARVEL: House of Ideas

Day: Thursday Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Bill Rosemann   Ryan Penagos

Description: Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology? Then this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news about what’s happening on the Marvel Comics App, Marvel Unlimited and MORE in this can’t-miss panel! Plus: Be here for the latest and greatest directly from Marvel Games! Panelists include Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos, Marvel Games Creative Director Bill Rosemann, and other Mighty Marvel Guests!

 

Title: Breaking Into Comics – Honing Your Craft and Networking Skills to Succeed!

Day: Thursday Time: 2:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Location: Room 1E04

Speakers: Andy Schmidt

Description: Workshop for the pros (or soon-to-be-pros!). Join Comics Experience Founder and former Marvel and IDW Editor Andy Schmidt for a down-to-Earth discussion on how to jumpstart your comics career – including find collaborators, networking with pros and growing a career!

 

Title: Content Literacy: Teaching STEM with Comics

Day: Thursday Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Speakers: Cathy Leamy   Esther Keller   MK Reed   Maris Wicks   Nick Dragotta   Tom Racine

Description: Bring a one-two punch to teaching STEM: text and images teaming up in comics! Comics have been shown to improve reader engagement while enhancing both comprehension and retention. And with the new emphasis on reading nonfiction, academic vocabulary and reading in the subject areas, comics are more relevant than ever. Join Educators and Comics Creators as they present the best in comics and graphic novels for teaching STEM topics, including recommended titles and lesson ideas.

 

Title: Nerdist Writers Panel

Day: Thursday Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Room 1A10

Speakers: Ben Blacker

Description: The Nerdist Writers Panel is an informal chat among professional Writers about the business and process of writing. Consistently a top TV/Film podcast on iTunes and available on the Nerdist network, the Nerdist Writers Panel is Created and Hosted by Ben Blacker (Co-Creator, The Thrilling Adventure Hour; Supernatural; Puss in Boots) and features Showrunners and Creators you know and love from TV, film, comic books, novels and more! Hear past episodes here: http://bit.ly/q01Jsv

 

Title: How Harley Quinn Conquered the World

Day: Thursday Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Abraham Riesman   Amanda Conner   Jimmy Palmiotti

Description: Harley Quinn is unstoppable. But what makes her tick? In this all-star Panel, we’ll celebrate and discuss everyone’s favorite lovable, love-lorn, face-painted psychopath. Join current Harley Quinn Writers Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, as well as a host of other Harley-loving Guests, to talk about the character’s fascinating origins, wild rise to fame and bright future.

 

Title: The League: Screening and Q&A

Day: Thursday Time: 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Location: Main Stage 1-D Presented by AT&T

Speakers: Jackie Schaffer   Jeff Schaffer   Jon Lajoie   Paul Scheer   Stephen Rannazzisi

Description: To be a Fan of FXX’s The League, you don’t need to know much about fantasy football, or sports at all. You just need to have friends that you hate. The ensemble comedy follows a group of old friends in a fantasy football league who care very deeply … about beating each other for bragging rights. Join The League’s Co-Creators Jeff and Jackie Schaffer, as well as the Cast, including: Stephen Rannazzisi, Jon Lajoie and Paul Scheer and as they discuss making this successful series for seven seasons.

 

Title: Game of Thrones: A Panel of Ice and Fire

Day: Thursday Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Empire Stage 1-E

Speakers: Finn Jones   Keisha Castle-Hughes   Natalie Dormer

Description: While some of the great houses of Westeros seek to gain control of the Iron Throne, others are simply looking for revenge against those who hold it. Spend an hour with cast members Finn Jones (Ser Loras Tyrell), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) and Keisha Castle-Hughes (Obara Sand) as they share stories from on set, speculate about season 6, discuss upcoming projects and of course, their mutual hatred against the Lannisters. Moderated by Gillian Telling, EW’s senior editor, TV.

 

Title: Breaking Badges: Gamification at the Bucks County Library System

Day: Thursday Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: John Pappas

Description: An overview of gamification & games-based learning, application of game mechanics, development of programs, as well as the successes and set-backs. The Bucks County Library System created two digital badge programs – “Let’s Play School” an online educational program to help parents prepare children to enter school & “Breaking Badges” an online digital badge program to encourage literacy & library engagement in students.

 

Title: The Biggest Attack on Titan Manga Announcement Ever

Day: Thursday Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: Ben Applegate   Jeanine Schaefer   Kana Koide

Description: Kodansha Comics, US Publisher of Attack on Titan, makes the biggest announcement about the Attack on Titan comics series… ever. Kodansha USA General Manager Kana Koide, Director of Publishing Ben Applegate and a few Special Guests will lead the Panel, answer questions and give away some goodies.

 

Title: VERTIGO: The New #1s

Day: Thursday Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Dale Halvorsen   Dave Baillie   Holly Black   John Cunningham   Lauren Beukes   Shaun Simon   Shelly Bond   Tom King

Description: This Fall, Vertigo debuts its biggest and most exciting lineup of new titles ever! Join VERTIGO Executive Editor Shelly Bond and some of the key talent to this resurgence as they explore the amazing new lineup of comics that are sure to be added to your monthly pull list. Leading the behind-the-scenes look will be some of the incredible talent behind them including Dave Baillie, Lauren Beukes, Holly Black, Dale Halvorsen, Tom King and Shaun Simon.

 

Title: Assembling your “Nerd Herd:” Creating a Safe Space for Students in Your School

Day: Thursday Time: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Speakers: Alex Simmons   Dave Roman   Eric Kallenborn   John Shableski   Michael Gianfrancesco   Tami Stronach

Description: Despite Geek culture being at the forefront of popular culture today, many young Comic Con lovers feel isolated in their school community. With bullying of young people on the basis of their interests being one of the most challenging problems to overcome, how can teachers help foster their students’ interests and give them a safe place to share them with like minded peers? Educators come together to talk about how they built their “Nerd Herd” and how it has done just that. They share their stories and those of their students on how bringing like minded people together can not only create a barrier against outside negativity but also help build confidence and self-respect.

 

Title: The Impractical Jokers’ Impractical Panel

Day: Thursday Time: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Location: Room 1A10

Speakers: Brian Quinn   James Murray   Joe Gatto   Sal Vulcano

Description: Impractical Jokers, truTV’s hit hidden-camera comedy, is currently in its 4th season and stars Joe Gatto, Sal Vulcano, Brian “Q ” Quinn and James “Murr” Murray. For the first-time ever, all four guys will be appearing at NYCC, answering Fan questions and telling stories about their lives in front of and behind the camera. Learn what happens behind-the-scenes, about their lifelong friendship (of 25+ years) and how they made the decisions that took them down a road that ended with a hit TV show, popular podcasts, sold out national tours and even their own cruise. Have questions about the TV show? Ask them! Have questions about your personal problems? Ask them! Having trouble finding that rascal Larry? You’re on your own there. They can’t find him either. Special exclusive clips from their archives, as well as a sneak peek of the new season will be shown. Be there when it all goes down! Moderated by comedian Chris Gethard.

 

Title: Image Comics: Where Creators Own Action

Day: Thursday Time: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Alex de Campi   Carla Speed McNeil   Ivan Brandon   Matt Hawkins   Nick Dragotta   Steve Orlando

Description: There’s nothing like the thrill of a well-executed action scene and no other medium can do what comics can. Ivan Brandon’s Drifter, Alex de Campi & Carla Speed McNeil’s No Mercy, Nick Dragotta’s East of West, Matt Hawkins’s IXth Generation and Steve Orlando’s Virgil all feature some impressive action. Where’s the line between perfect and gratuitous? Is there a line? More importantly, how do you make entertaining action? Ask the experts.

 

Title: Fantasy Draft League

Day: Thursday Time: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: Bradley Beaulieu   Eleanor Herman   Naomi Novik   Sam Sykes   Sarah Beth Durst   Zac Brewer

Description: It’s like Fantasy Football but for SFF lit Fans! Four Authors (Eleanor Herman, Zac Brewer, Sarah Beth Durst and Bradley Beaulieu) draft an “all-star” fantasy team choosing characters from their favorite books: one wizard; one warrior; one cleric; one thief/rogue; one wildcard. They battle it out to see who can create the ultimate fantasy line-up! Draftmaster David Pomerico will set the ground rules and two judges (Sam Sykes and Naomi Novik) will offer commentary after each round and vote on which fantasy fiction league will take the crown. Before they announce their deliberations, the audience will weigh in as well. Let’s get ready to rumble!

 

Title: Dare2Draw – Show Us What You Got!

Day: Thursday Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Room 1E04

Speakers: Charles D. Chenet   Simon Fraser

Description: “Charles D. Chenet’s Dare2Draw has been part of the comic book community, for the past 5 years, providing monthly mentoring and networking events, for comic book creators throughout NYC. Now it’s reaching out across all platforms to develop and spotlight new talent, with its new Dare2Draw: The “”Series””! Hosted by Mentoring Artist, Simon Fraser. The TV-Web Series is designed to inspire comic book creators by bringing them together, to draw and compete, more as aspiring colleagues than Fans. Showing us what they got. The prizes are some awesome art tools and supplies to help Artists develop and create.

 

Title: Geeks in the Stacks: Engaging Your Library Community with Pop Culture

Day: Thursday Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: Ivy Noelle Weir   Julie Still   Zara T. Wilkinson

Description: Geek culture is here: librarians across the country are holding Comic Cons, collecting graphic novels, starting gaming clubs and planning release parties. Focusing on how to get started, this Panel will feature librarians who have planned geeky events in their libraries, including a public library Comic Con organized by teens, a college campus Comic Con and an academic conference on women in science fiction, fantasy and comics. Find out how to engage any community with pop culture events!

 

Title: A Tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett, The Sourcerer of Words

Day: Thursday Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: Chuck Wendig   Dan Wells   Eloisa James   Jennifer Brehl   Mackenzie Lee   Petra Mayer

Description: “Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?” –Sir Terry Pratchett, GOING POSTAL. HarperCollins is proud to assemble a special tribute Panel, featuring noted adult and children’s fiction and fantasy Authors, for an exclusive memorial to the literary legacy of Sir Terry Pratchett, only at New York Comic Con.

 

Title: New York TimesOUT presents LGBT in Comics

Day: Thursday Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Babs Tarr   James Tynion IV   Jennie Wood   Jude Biersdorfer   Kevin Wada   Kris Anka   Steve Orlando

Description: The New York TimesOUT presents some of the industry’s best creators where they will be discussing LGBT themes in comicbooks. Come and join Steve Orlando (Midnighter), Jennie Wood (Flutter), Kevin Wada (Scarlet Witch), James Tynion IV (Batman Eternal), Babs Tarr (Batgirl), Kris Anka (Captain Marvel) and moderator, Jude Biersdorfer, talk about the LGBT scene in comics, your favorite characters and the importance of showcasing LGBT characters.

 

Title: VIZ Media Presents: An Evening with Masashi Kishimoto, Creator of Naruto

Day: Thursday Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Main Stage 1-D Presented by AT&T

Speakers: Masashi Kishimoto

Description: The creator of the global phenomenon known as Naruto makes his first appearance outside Japan! The legendary Kishimoto Sensei will discuss his career and creative process and answer questions about his work. Attendees will also have a chance to win some very special prizes. This Panel of a lifetime is brought to you in partnership with the Japan Foundation. The Main Stage is cleared between Panels. All Main Stage Panels require a wristband.

 

Title: Games and Education

Day: Thursday Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Speakers: Beverly Decker   Garrett Fuller   Justin DeVoe   Sue Parler

Description: This Panel combines teachers and video game designers to show new ways that games and next generation technology are enhancing the modern classroom. Representatives from game development and local teachers will share their experiences and open discussion on new ways that video games are starting to shape the next generation.

 

Title: The Papercutz 10th Anniversary Panel

Day: Thursday Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Jim Salicrup   Scott Lobdell   Stefan Petrucha   Sven Larsen   Terry Nantier

Description: Celebrating 10 years of PAPERCUTZ! Founded in 2005, the #1 Kids’ Graphic Novel Publisher started with THE HARDY BOYS & NANCY DREW and now publishes one of the most diverse lists in the comics industry, Join Editor-in-Chief Jim Salicrup, Publisher Terry Nantier and a variety of Papercutz creators as they reminisce about a decade in kids’ publishing and look forward to the next 10 years.

 

Title: DC Super Hero Girls

Day: Thursday Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: Aria Moffly   Ashley Eckstein   Christine Kim Lisa Yee   Shea Fontana   Tania Missad   Tiffany Smith

Description: Find out about the brand new DC Super Hero Girls! This new universe embodies girl empowerment and offers relatable and strong role models for girls to promote character and confidence through high-quality storytelling, iconic characters and active play. Featuring iconic DC Comics Super Hero characters like Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl – this new world of digital content, videos, books, toys and other exciting merchandise inspires girls to find the hero within themselves, empowering them to recognize that they too, can ‘Save the Day.’ Hosted by DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. and Mattel, hear from individuals who played a role in developing DC Super Hero Girls.

 

Title: Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Sneak Preview

Day: Thursday Time: 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

Location: Empire Stage 1-E

Description: Fans are invited to a sneak preview screening of two new episodes from the highly-anticipated second season of Star Wars Rebels which will feature the series debut of Captain Rex, Captain Gregor and Commander Wolffe – three clones from the previous Star Wars animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. They join another Fan favorite from The Clone Wars – Ahsoka Tano – who made her Star Wars Rebels debut in the final episode of Season 1. Fans of both series won’t want to miss this incredible preview of what’s to come in the all-new episodes from the second season of Star Wars Rebels!

 

Title: Fantasy Food Qwizards!

Day: Thursday Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: Annette Cardwell   Eric Moro

Description: Can you name which Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Bean Dumbledore ate at the end of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone? Do you know four of the many varieties of Squishee served at the Simpson’s Kwik-E-Mart? If you do, you might be a Fantasy Food Qwizard! In this fun interactive game show, celebrities, Wikia Superfans and NYCC audience members will compete to see who knows the most about pop-culture food and drink.

 

Title: #BlackComicsMonth: Diversity in Comics

Day: Thursday Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: David F. Walker   Greg Pak   Jeremy Whitley   Mikki Kendall   Mildred Louis   MizCaramelVixen   Shawn R. Pryor   Steve Orlando

Description: #BlackComicsMonth was birthed during Black History Month and spotlighted 28 days of black comic creators. After realizing that 28 days wasn’t enough, BlackComicsMonth.com has continued featuring black creators in the mainstream as well as independent comics community, along with black comic characters. When #BlackComicsMonth was featured on several sites, we realized the community was craving Diversity in Comics as a whole. This Panel will feature several creators of color & discuss Diversity in Comics.

 

Title: King of the Comics: One Hundred Years of King Features Syndicate

Day: Thursday Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Brian Walker   Hilary Price   Jeff Keane   Patrick McDonnell   Ray Billingsley

Description: King Features Editor Brendan Burford will lead the discussion with cartooning talents Ray Billingsley, Jeff Keane, Patrick McDonnell, Hilary Price and Brian Walker, taking the audience through the history of King Features, the traditions and historic influence of comics on our culture, and the growth in diversity among characters and creators as well as the evolution of the comic pages overall.

 

Title: Minimates Mini-Figures: Where Gotham Meets The Walking Dead

Day: Thursday Time: 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Speakers: Chuck Terceira   Robert Yee   Uriel Caton   Zach Oat

Description: Diamond Select Toys President Chuck Terceira, product manager Robert Yee and artist/designer Uriel Caton discuss what’s coming up for the long-running 2-inch toy line, including new series based on Gotham, The Walking Dead, Marvel Comics, Marvel films, Marvel animation, Mallrats, Back to the Future, Muppets, Aliens, Predator, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Valiant Comics, Image Comics and more! Zach Oat (Marketing Supervisor, DST) will moderate a Q&A, reveal new artwork and award prizes!

 

Title: The World of Capcom

Day: Thursday Time: 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Location: Room 1A10

Speakers: Andrew Schnorr   Francis Mao   Matt Dhalgren   Rey Jiminez

Description: Capcom presents the latest news and updates on all their highly anticipated games such as Street Fighter V, Resident Evil 0 and Mega Man Legacy Collection. Plus a roundup and exclusive first looks at all the cool licensing and collectibles based on Capcom’s famous brands. Plus, a surprise or two!

 

Title: Crunchyroll Industry Panel

Day: Thursday Time: 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Dallas Middaugh   Danika Harrod

Description: Crunchyroll Industry Panel is here! Come by, hang out and see what Crunchyroll has in store for the upcoming anime season! We’ll be making announcements as well as showing off what shows we absolutely love that you might have missed! We’ll have Crunchyroll swag and prizes to give out during Q&A. You won’t want to miss this!

 

Title: The Non-Compliant Geek’s Guide to Self Care

Day: Thursday Time: 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: Alison Jarzyna   Jenny Milos   Justine Mastin   Kris Anne Regeth

Description: Caring for your Self because you are worth it – and not to attain some media-fueled, idealized image of what you should be – is a radical, political act. Through our engagement with comics, sci-fi and fantasy, members of the geek community have become experts at re-imagining the world around us. We have the skills needed to be at the forefront of this movement for social change. Commit the radical act of self-acceptance and reclaim your heroic destiny. Your non-compliant journey starts now.

 

Title: Sean Bean Brings Legends to NYCC

Day: Thursday Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Empire Stage 1-E

Speakers: Kenneth Biller   Sean Bean

Description: Sean Bean has arrived for his first Con appearance at New York Comic Con. Attendees will get an exclusive look at the first episode of LEGENDS, along with an opportunity to hear from Sean Bean himself about the show’s exciting return. Bean (“Game of Thrones,” “Lord of the Rings”) stars as Martin Odum, an undercover spy who lives out on the edge to infiltrate dangerous worlds. LEGENDS has been completely reimagined in Season 2 where, set against a thrilling European backdrop, Odum is desperate to track down his true identity. As the walls are closing in on him, Martin’s past and present will collide in a dangerous international conspiracy with unimaginable consequences.

 

Title: Cinemax Presents Banshee: The Final Season

Day: Thursday Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Room 1A06

Speakers: Andy Greenwald   Antony Starr   Eliza Dushku   Frankie Faison   Ivana Milicevic   Jonathan Tropper   Matt Servitto

Description: Cinemax’s Banshee follows an ex-con who continues his criminal pursuits while enforcing his own code of justice. Creator/Writer/Executive Producer Jonathan Tropper (This is Where I Leave You), and cast members Antony Starr (Rush), Ivana Milicevic (Aloha), Matt Servitto (The Sopranos), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and new addition, Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse) will discuss their experiences and share footage from the upcoming fourth and final season in a Panel moderated by Grantland’s Andy Greenwald.

 

Title: WBTV Preview Night Screenings

Day: Thursday Time: 7:15 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: Main Stage 1-D Presented by AT&T

Description: For the third year in a row, Warner Bros. Television offers advance viewing of pilot episodes of three of the most highly anticipated series of the 2015–16 television season — Supergirl and Containment — as well as a sneak peek of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

 

Supergirl: In the vast DC Comics Universe of super heroes, the rich mythology of Superman and the planet Krypton is perhaps the most famous and instantly recognizable. Enter Supergirl! Born on the doomed planet Krypton, the preteen Kara escaped at the same time as the infant Kal-El, but didn’t arrive on Earth until many years later. Now age 24, living in National City and working as an assistant for Catco Worldwide Media mogul Cat Grant, Kara has spent so many years trying to fit in that she forgot to ever stand out. All that changes when she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always destined to be. With the help of Daily Planet photographer James Olsen, her foster sister Alex and the research of the super-secret, off-the-grid Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO) and its head, Hank Henshaw, Kara takes to the skies to protect her world.

 

Containment: When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those trapped on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a cure in Containment. Torn apart from their loved ones, the survivors confined within the cordon must fight against not only fatal infection, but also isolation, fear and the disintegration of society around them. But as they begin to gain each other’s trust, hope remains and on either side of the cordon unlikely heroes will rise.

 

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat – one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. From the creators of The Flash and Arrow comes this super hero team-up unlike anything that’s ever been seen on television before.

 

Title: Sword Art Online II

Day: Thursday Time: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Description: 1 year after the SAO incident, Kirito is approached by Seijirou Kikuoka from Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Department “VR Division” with a rather peculiar request. That was an investigation on the “Death Gun” incident that occurred in the gun and steel filled VRMMO called Gun Gale Online (GGO). “Players who are shot by a mysterious avatar with a jet black gun lose their lives even in the real world…” Failing to turn down Kikuoka’s bizarre request, Kirito logs in to GGO even though he is not completely convinced that the virtual world could physically affect the real world. Kirito wanders in an unfamiliar world in order to gain any clues about the “Death Gun.” Then, a female sniper named Sinon who owns a gigantic “Hecate II” rifle extends Kirito a helping hand. With Sinon’s help, Kirito decides to enter the “Bullet of Bullets,” a large tournament to choose the most powerful gunner within the realm of GGO, in hopes to become the target of the “Death Gun” and make direct contact with the mysterious avatar.

 

Title: Clutter Magazine Presents: Are Designer Toys Art?

Day: Thursday Time: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers:

Description: Vinyl, resin, whatever the material, the Designer Toy industry continues to push the boundaries between art object and mass production. This candid conversation with top-level insiders will be a thoughtful discussion about these trend-leading collectibles industry: are they art or are they toys?

 

Title: Titmouse, Inc.

Day: Thursday Time: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Ben Kalina   Chris Prynoski   Christy Karacas   Kayla Reid   Mike Carlo

Description: Meet with one of the largest 2D animation studios in America. Talk with directors, creators, producers, and animators. There will be discussions about what shows we make and how we make them! Titmouse does a wide variety of shows, from Adult Swim to Disney. We will screen some of our animation favorites and hand out free merchandise, as well as answer questions from the audience.

 

Title: Rooster Teeth’s RWBY: VOLUME 3 Panel

Day: Thursday Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Room 1A10

Speakers: Barbara Dunkelman   Gray Haddock   Kerry Shawcross   Lindsay Jones   Miles Luna

Description: Rooster Teeth’s award-winning animated web series RWBY is back at NYCC with RWBY: VOLUME 3 ! Join the cast and crew of RWBY, including Miles Luna, Kerry Shawcross, Gray Haddock, Lindsay Jones and Barbara Dunkelman, for an exclusive first look at scenes from the premiere episode of RWBY: VOLUME 3 ! Well also share exciting RWBY news, hilarious behind-the-scenes stories, take Q&A from the audience and more!

 

Title: Transformers Generations

Day: Thursday Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Ben Montano   David Erwin   Eric Calderon   George Krstic   John Barber   Michael Kelly   Sarah Carroll

Description: As the Combiner Wars wage on, the highly anticipated reveal of the next chapter in the GENERATIONS story universe will be huge. Be sure to attend for sneak peeks and behind the scenes accounts from partners including IDW, Activision, Machinima and Hasbro. The Transformers team members will also host a Q&A session to answer your burning questions.

 

Title: She Made Me Do It: FanGirls Lead the Way

Day: Thursday Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: Ed Catto   Jamie Broadnax   Jenny Cheng   Rose Del Vecchio

Description: As the demographics of the industry continue to change, this Panel focuses on the impact of female Fans (not female creators) and how they are changing comics from the ground up in surprising and positive ways. More than ever, their grassroots efforts can be seen everywhere from comic shops and conventions and from cosplay to social media.

 

 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 9

 

Title: DC Comics – The Dark Knight 30th Anniversary

Day: Friday Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Main Stage 1-D Presented by AT&T

Speakers: Andy Kubert   Brian Azzarello   Jim Lee   John Cunningham   Klaus Janson

Description: Frank Miller’s THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS is one of the most important and recognized works in comic book history. In recognition of its 30th Anniversary, DC Entertainment returns to New York to celebrate the book that defined a generation. Joining in the festivities will be the amazing cast of top-notch talent, including Brian Azzarello, Klaus Janson, Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and maybe even a Surprise Guest or two. Be here for reveals, revelations and exclusive artwork! This is the once-in-a-lifetime Panel you CANNOT miss!

 

Title: The New Geeky Journalism

Day: Friday Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: Abraham Riesman   Anthony Breznican   Emily Asher-Perrin   Genevieve Valentine   Jill Pantozzi   Ryan Britt

Description: Seemingly overnight, being a geeky journalist has morphed from a rare curiosity to an essential role in the pop-culture landscape. Join Writers Jill Pantozzi (The Nerdy Bird), Abraham Riesman (Vulture), Anthony Breznican (Entertainment Weekly), Emily Asher-Perrin (Tor.com) and Genevieve Valentine (The A.V. Club, io9, Et. al) to discuss this phenomenon and how it has changed fandom. Moderated by science fiction critic and Author of the book Luke Skywalker Can’t Read; Ryan Britt.

 

Title: Dark Horse: CLASSIFIED!

Day: Friday Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Brian Wood   Dave Marshall   Matt Kindt   Mike Richardson   Steve Sunu

Description: The can’t-miss Dark Horse Panel of NYCC 2015! Join Dark Horse creators Brian Wood, Matt Kindt and surprises Guests along with Dark Horse Comics publicist Steve Sunu for the first word on new series and announcements, including creator-driven original series and all-new TOP SECRET projects!

 

Title: Star Wars: A Galaxy of Fandom

Day: Friday Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Alexander Freed   Brian Linder   Mike Delaney   Terry Dodson

Description: The new era of Star Wars is here! Join Special Guests from the worlds of games, books, comics and entertainment as they share memories of seeing Star Wars for the first time; discuss how the sprawling space epic shaped their lives; and more. Geek out over your favorite parts of that galaxy far, far away with Superfans from Wookieepedia and get hyped for The Force Awakens and other exciting new chapters in the Star Wars saga!

 

Title: 75 Spirited Years: Will Eisner & The Spirit

Day: Friday Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: Denis Kitchen   J.C. Vaughn   Karen Green   Melissa Bowersox   Michael Solof   Paul Levitz

Description: Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) presents a behind-the-scenes look at the largest Will Eisner art exhibit during The Spirit’s 75th anniversary year. This career-spanning show, curated by Eisner expert Denis Kitchen and presented with the full cooperation of Eisner’s family, combines original art and rare artifacts, some of which have never been publicly shown. Join with the Panelists in celebrating the incredible legacy of this brilliant creator and learn about what GEM is doing to promote it.

 

Title: ABC Family’s Stitchers and Pretty Little Liars

Day: Friday Time: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Location: Room 1A06

Speakers: Allison Scagliotti   Ashley Benson   Damon Dayoub   Emma Ishta   I. Marlene King   Jeffrey Alan Schechter   Joseph Dougherty   Kyle Harris   Lucy Hale   Oliver Goldstick   Ritesh Rajan   Salli Richardson-Whitfield   Sasha Pieterse   Shay Mitchell   Troian Bellisario

Description:

Stitchers

Highly intelligent and emotionally distant, Kirsten Clark has an aptitude for technology but never expected that she’d be hacking into the minds of the recently deceased in ABC Family’s hit series “Stitchers.” Recruited into a covert government agency to be ‘stitched’ into the memories of the dead, Kirsten is the perfect candidate to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave. Working alongside Kirsten is Cameron, a brilliant neuroscientist whose passion for the program is evident in his work and Linus, a socially immature bioelectrical engineer and communications technician. The secret agency is headed by Maggie, a skilled veteran of covert operations who closely guards the deeper purpose of the Stitchers program. Kirsten’s roommate, Camille, a gifted computer science grad student, is also recruited to use her skills to assist Kirsten in her new role as a ‘stitcher,’ as well as LAPD Detective Fisher, who provides back-up and support for the team. “Stitchers” will air a stand-alone Halloween themed episode in October 2015 and will return with all new episodes in 2016. Panel to include exclusive video and Q&A with “Stitchers” Creator/Executive Producer/Writer Jeffrey Alan Schechter (“Overruled!”), and series stars Emma Ishta (Kirsten Clark), Kyle Harris (Cameron Goodkin), Ritesh Rajan (Linus Ahluwalia), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Maggie Baptiste), Allison Scagliotti (Camille Engelson) and Damon Dayoub (Detective Quincy Fisher).

 

Pretty Little Liars

Now in its sixth season, ABC Family’s #1 hit original series, “Pretty Little Liars” has become a social media phenomenon. The series follows the twists and turns of four friends – Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer – who were tormented by an unknown assailant who only goes by “A.” After years of mystery, murder and mayhem, The Liars finally came face-to-face with “A” during the summer season finale. When “Pretty Little Liars” returns in early 2016, the PLLs are five years older and forced to return to Rosewood and deal with a new mystery. Exclusive footage of the five-year time jump will be shown as well as Executive Producers and cast teasing what is to come for Aria, Emily, Hanna, Spencer and Alison. The Panel will include exclusive footage and a Q&A with cast members Troian Bellisario (“Spencer”), Ashley Benson (“Hanna”), Lucy Hale (“Aria”), Shay Mitchell (“Emily”), Sasha Pieterse (“Alison”) and Executive Producers I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick and Joseph Dougherty and will give Fans a look at the flash forward and what new mystery lays in store for Fans and the Pretty Little Liars.

 

Title: Storytelling on the Page

Day: Friday Time: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: Dennis Calero   Karl Kerschl   Sean Chen   Warren Simons

Description: Learn how to structure a complete issue from beginning to end. Pace, Panel breakdown, and story arc discussed by professional Writers who work for mainstream Publishers like Marvel, DC, Valiant, & more. Hosted by Buddy Scalera of Comic Book School. Panel support by Matt Balogh. Creators will use Copic Markers for this Panel.

 

Title: The Librarians: Season 2 First Look + Panel With Cast

Day: Friday Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Empire Stage 1-E

Speakers: Christian Kane   John Kim   John Larroquette   John Rogers   Lindy Booth   Rebecca Romijn

Description: The enchanting action-packed series, THE LIBRARIANS, returns to NYCC with a first look at Season 2! After saving the world from legendary evil in Season 1, the Librarians have returned to face all new missions and all new ancient enemies. Outsmarting evil and protecting the world. It’s just another day in the life of a Librarian. Join the cast of THE LIBRARIANS, including Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, John Kim, Lindy Booth and John Larroquette for a first look at the Season 2 premiere and Q&A. After the Panel, you’ll get the first look at TNT’s all new series, AGENT X, starring Sharon Stone and Jeff Hephner.

 

Title: From Black Face to Black Panther: The Evolution of the Depiction of People of Color in Comic Books, Graphic Novels and Film

Day: Friday Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Speakers: Avery Thompson   Chris Eden   Dumas Thompson   Jamie Broadnax   Joe Miller   Shayna Watson   Todd Spidle

Description: There have been some very positive changes recently with Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, the announcement of the upcoming Black Panther movie, Luke Cage series on Netflix, the relaunch of Ms. Marvel in print as a teenage Islamic girl, Jada Pinkett Smith in Gotham and both Will and Jaden being rumored for upcoming super hero movies. While all of that is to be celebrated there is still a long way to go as the genre is primarily white male geek driven. As movies and TV begin to tap into the genre in a major way there still needs to be constant vigilance on how persons of color are portrayed and who is writing their stories.

 

Title: IDW & TOP SHELF: The Best Panel of All-Time

Day: Friday Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Location: Room 1A10

Speakers: Chris Ryall   Dirk Wood   Sarah Gaydos

Description: This is the big one! Join IDW Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall, along with VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, and Editor Sarah Gaydos, along with a host of Special Guests, as they blow away a room full of shocked comic Fans. Comic and Celebrity Guests you won’t believe! Shocking announcements! Amazing prizes! Q&A! This one will have it all.

 

Title: Cartoon Network Presents: Adventure Time

Day: Friday Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Hammerstein Ballroom – 311 W 34th St.

Speakers: Adam Muto   Jeremy Shada   John DiMaggio   Olivia Olson   Rebecca Sugar

Description: For years, Fans have asked for it, and the magical minds behind Adventure Time are finally unlocking the secrets behind one of Ooo’s most righteous and mysterious characters! This October, Cartoon Network presents a special 8-part story that explores the life of Marceline the Vampire Queen! New York Comic Con Fans will be the first to get a sneak peak of the exciting story before it airs, LIVE with the cast and crew, with plenty of time for questions from you!

 

Title: Comics 101: Where to Begin?

Day: Friday Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: Aroop Sanakkayala   Chip Mosher   David Steinberger   Ivan Salazar   Jen Vaughn   Kara Szamborski   Marcus Graham   Matt Kolowski

Description: Just getting into comics but not sure where to start? We’re here to help! Join some of the industry’s biggest professionals as they impart their vast comic knowledge and personally recommend series just right for you! ComiXology Co-Founder and CEO David Steinberger is joined by Marcus “djWHEAT” Graham (Twitch Director of Programming), Aroop Sanakkayala (Co-Founder & COO, Strange Turn Entertainment), Jen Vaughn (Cartoonist), Chip Mosher (comiXology VP of Communications & Marketing), Kara Szamborski (Co-Host, The comiXologist Podcast), Matt Kolowski (Co-Host, The comiXologist Podcast), as they become your guides through the awesome world of comics! Moderated by Ivan Salazar (comiXology).

 

Title: Image Comics: Where Creators Own Worlds

Day: Friday Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Declan Shalvey   Jim Zub   John Arcudi   Marjorie Liu

Description: The beauty of comics is that they can transport you to another place, if you’ll let them. The comics of John Arcudi (Rumble), Marjorie Liu (Monstress), Declan Shalvey (Injection) and Jim Zub (Wayward) show us worlds as fantastic as any summer blockbuster, but executed so well that they burn themselves into your memory.

 

Title: Official VIZ Media Panel

Day: Friday Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Charlene Ingram   Urian Brown

Description: Live from New York, it’s the VIZ Media Panel! Join us as the VIZ crew talks about some of your favorite titles like Naruto, One-Punch Man, Tokyo Ghoul and Sailor Moon. We’ll also be making announcements, showing off exclusive first looks at new titles, giving away prizes and having a grand old time. There might even be jokes!

 

Title: Crip Culture and the Media – Perceptions of Disability in Film and Television

Day: Friday Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: Dominick Evans   Howard Sherman   Lawrence Carter-Long   Maysoon Zayid   Shannon Devido

Description: As the world’s largest minority, there are over 1 billion people in the world with disabilities, but only a fraction of these individuals are represented in the media. Bereft with inaccuracies that include stereotyping and caricatures, portrayals of disability are often limited to narratives about pity or inspiration, with use of disability as a plot device. From inaccurate portrayals to lack of representation, we explore the issues pertinent to inclusion of disability in film and television.

 

Title: Social Media for Creators

Day: Friday Time: 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: Jimmy Palmiotti   Matt Hawkins   Tim Washer

Description: Comic book creators, cosplayers, publishers, gamers and Fans have been leveraging social media channels for many years. This educational class will give you a basic understanding of the social media landscape and how to increase the reach and impact of what you want to say online. A fun, interactive guide for newbies looking to get started. An overview of key channels including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, blogs and more. IMPORTANT: Beginners-level Panel, no experience is required. Hosted by Buddy Scalera of Comic Book School. Panel support by Janet Scalera.

 

Title: Gay Manga, Yaoi and Yuri: LGBTQ Fantasy vs. Reality in Manga

Day: Friday Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Speakers: Anne Ishii   Chris Butcher   Deb Aoki   Erica Friedman

Description: Japanese manga offers a dizzying array of comics that depict gay and lesbian characters and relationships. But as more of this content is made available to North American readers a few questions arise: How and why is “gay manga” different than yaoi manga? How do gay men feel about how they’re depicted in yaoi manga? Does yuri manga reflect the realities or fantasies of lesbian life in Japan? Join moderator Deb Aoki, Chris Butcher, Anne Ishii, Erica Friedman and more as they explore these topics and share some of the most best gay, yaoi and yuri manga out today.

 

Title: Maker Presents: Strawburry17 & Commander Holly

Day: Friday Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Location: Room 1A06

Speakers: Commander Holly   LeoZombie   Strawburry17   WesTheEditor

Description: Attention Cosplayers! Please join Strawburry17 & Commander Holly as they host an in-depth discussion about all things cosplay. Learn their strategies for turning an abstract concept into a full fledged professional outfit. The two will discuss their favorite tips and tricks for makeup, prop making and DIY-ing yourself into a cosplay medal.

 

Title: Cassandra Clare Spotlight

Day: Friday Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Location: Room 1A10

Speakers: Amy Wilkerson   Cassandra Clare

Description: Cassandra Clare is the #1 bestselling Author of The Mortal Instruments series, soon to be adapted into the Shadowhunters TV show on ABC Family, as well as the Infernal Devices trilogy and the Bane Chronicles. A global phenomenon, her books have more than 36 million copies in print worldwide. In conversation with Entertainment Weekly’s Amy Wilkinson, she’ll discuss her career and give a sneak peek at her new book, LADY MIDNIGHT, the first in the Dark Artifices trilogy, which comes out on March 8.

 

Title: Felicia Day Spotlight

Day: Friday Time: 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Location: Empire Stage 1-E

Speakers: Felicia Day

Description: Queen of the Geeks Felicia Day makes her epic return to NYCC. She’s famous on the internet for her web series The Guild, on TV for Supernatural, on the New York Times bestseller list for “You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)” and now IRL for NYCC Fans!

 

Title: A Charity for Gamers: The GamerStrong Foundation

Day: Friday Time: 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Location: Room 1C02

Description: Leaders of the GamerStrong Foundation will talk and answer audience questions about running a non-profit charity that gives video games to children in hospitals.

 

Title: Let Me Hear You Scream

Day: Friday Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: Colleen Lindsay   Dannielle Vega   Emmy Laybourne   Jake Halpern   Madeleine Roux

Description: “Psychology Today” reports that not only is fear an influential motivator, but also it might very well be the most powerful one we have. But is it a negative one? Join Authors Madeleine Roux (Catacomb), Emmy Laybourne (Sweet), Jake Halpern (Nightfall) and Danielle Vega (Survive the Night) as they discuss how they use fear to build suspense & tension in their novels that may just make you want to check under the bed. Moderated by Colleen Lindsay, Pop Culture and Social Media Consultant.

 

Title: Star Wars Collectibles Update with Lucasfilm’s Anita Castellar

Day: Friday Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Anita Castellar

Description: Join a surprise Panelist as we make an exciting announcement for the future of Star Wars Collectibles. Moderating will be Anita Castellar, a self-professed Star Wars Fangirl who manages licensing for hardlines categories at Lucasfilm, such as toys, collectibles, consumer electronics, automotive and more.

 

Title: Kickstarter 101: An Intro to Funding Your Dream Comics Project

Day: Friday Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Amy Chu   Brennan Lee Mulligan   Craig Engler   Jamal Igle   Jamie Tanner   Molly Ostertag   Monica Gallagher

Description: Join a lineup of amazing creators who’ve used Kickstarter to launch their dream projects and hear first-hand how you can create your own successful campaign. Panelists include Craig Engler and Jamie Tanner from Kickstarter as well as Amy Chu (Girls Night Out), Jamal Igle (Molly Danger), Monica Gallagher (Bonnie N. Collide, Nine to Five), Molly Ostertag and Brennan Lee Mulligan (Strong Female Protagonist).

 

Title: The Next Big Thing: Indie Authors Creating Brave New Worlds

Day: Friday Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: April Adams   Cerece Rennie Murphy   Dean Plakas   Greg Garay   Michael “7” Michael   Neil Gibson   Nilah Magruder

Description: The Indie publishing revolution has given birth to a new crop of authors in the field of sci-fi, fantasy & horror books, comics and graphic novels. These artists are pushing the boundaries of conventional storytelling to bring fresh characters & new perspectives to the genre. Meet these exciting independent voices and learn about their journey to success on their own terms.

 

Title: Interpreting the Script

Day: Friday Time: 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: Amanda Conner   Dave Marshall   Jerry Ordway

Description: Learn how to interpret a script and break down a story. Pace, Panel breakdown and story arc discussed by professional Writers who work for mainstream Publishers like Marvel, DC & more. Hosted by Buddy Scalera of Comic Book School. Panel support by Matt Simpson. Creators will use Copic Markers for this Panel.

 

Title: CBS TV Studios Block Featuring Elementary and Limitless

Day: Friday Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: Hammerstein Ballroom – 311 W 34th St.

Speakers: Craig Sweeny   Jake McDorman   Jennifer Carpenter   John Noble   Jonny Lee Miller   Lucy Liu   Robert Doherty

Description: ELEMENTARY The modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD’s most impossible cases returns for its fourth season this fall. We pick up where we left off, after Watson was unmoored by the murder of her boyfriend at the hands of her criminal nemesis, and Sherlock was subjected to a series of machinations by a former associate that caused him to relapse and end three years of sobriety. Now, Holmes and Watson must rely upon one another to rebuild their lives, all while withstanding the untimely return of Sherlock’s estranged father, Morland Holmes. Join series stars Jonny Lee Miller (Dexter), Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels) and John Noble (Sleepy Hollow) with Executive Producer and Creator Robert Doherty for an exclusive sneak peek of the new season followed by a Panel discussion.

 

LIMITLESS Picking up where the hit feature film left off, LIMITLESS follows Brian Finch (Jake McDorman) as he discovers the power of the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT. From executive producer Bradley Cooper, the fast-paced drama will explore what happens when there are no limits to man’s potential, as Finch is coerced by the FBI (Jennifer Carpenter & Hill Harper) to use his newfound extraordinary abilities for good. Join series stars Jake McDorman (“American Sniper”) and Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexter”)with Executive Producer and showrunner Craig Sweeny for an exclusive sneak peek of the new season followed by a Panel discussion.

 

Title: Making the Impossible Possible – Authors of Science Fiction & Fantasy

Day: Friday Time: 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Speakers: Chuck Wendig   Evan Currie   J.D. Horn   Jeff Wheeler   Marko Kloos   Rysa Walker

Description: From Space Operas to Sword & Sorcery, Paranormal Suspense to Time Travel, come hear from Authors at the forefront of the sci-fi and fantasy genre as they discuss their latest projects and debate what’s next on the horizon for SFF. Authors Evan Currie (ODYSSEY ONE), J.D. Horn (WITCHING SAVANNAH), Marko Kloos (FRONTLINES), Rysa Walker (THE CHRONOS FILES), Chuck Wendig (STAR WARS – AFTERMATH) and Jeff Wheeler (MUIRWOOD) will chat with host Courtney Miller, Editorial Director of 47North, Skyscape, and Jet City Comics.

 

Title: MARVEL: Iron Man & the Avengers

Day: Friday Time: 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Location: Room 1A06

Speakers: Marguerite Bennett   Nick Spencer   Tom Brevoort

Description: Iron Man takes flight into a new era of Marvel comics! Get ready for an exciting new announcement about everyone’s favorite Shell-Head. Plus, we’ve got the 411 on a whole slew of new titles, including Sam Wilson: Captain America, Astonishing Ant-Man, Angela: Queen of Hel, and more! This is one you cannot miss! Panelists include Editor Tom Brevoort with writers Marguerite Bennett (A-Force), Nick Spencer (Ant-Man), and other Mighty Marvel Guests!

 

Title: In Conversation with Seth Meyers: Late Night host Discusses His Career in Comedy with Vulture.com’s Jesse David Fox

Day: Friday Time: 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Location: Room 1A10

Speakers: Jesse David Fox   Seth Meyers

Description: Emmy winning Comedian, Writer, Host Seth Meyers joins Vulture.com’s Senior Editor Jesse David Fox to discuss his life in comedy. A fixture in comedy since he joined Saturday Night Live in 2001, Meyers made a name for himself as the Head Writer and Weekend Update host for the cultural institution from 2006-2014. After leaving SNL, Meyers moved on to becoming the host of Late Night. Through these projects and elsewhere, Meyers has made a name for himself as one of the sharpest, most trusted names in comedy. Join Seth and Jesse for a closer look at this versatile comedian’s rise from Chicago improviser to late night host.

 

Title: The Adventure Continues: A Justice League Reunion Event

Day: Friday Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: Empire Stage 1-E

Speakers: Andrea Romano   Carl Lumbly   George Newbern   Kevin Conroy   Maria Canals-Barrera   Phil LaMarr   Susan Eisenberg

Description: The league is back! For the first time in over a decade, the founding members of the acclaimed series ‘Justice League’ will reunite at NYCC! Join Batman (Kevin Conroy), Wonder Woman (Susan Eisenberg), Superman (George Newbern), Green Lantern (Phil LaMarr), Hawkgirl (Maria Canals-Barrera), Martian Manhunter (Carl Lumbly) and legendary Voice Director Andrea Romano as they reminisce about their fondest memories from the show, answer questions from the Fans, perform a live table read from an original JL script and more. The Watchtower is calling – we’ll see you there!

 

Title: [adult swim] Panel Block

Day: Friday Time: 2:30 PM – 5:15 PM

Location: Main Stage 1-D Presented by AT&T

Speakers: Breckin Meyer   Doc Hammer   Jackson Publick   John Hodgman   Jon Glaser   Matthew Senreich   Scott Adsit   Seth Green   Stephanie March   Steve Cirbus   Steve Little   Tom Root   Tom Sheppard

Description: The Main Stage will not be cleared during the [adult swim] Panel Block.

 

[adult swim] Presents: The Venture Bros.

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

The Venture Bros. co-creators Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer will take the stage to show an exclusive look at the upcoming sixth season of their original series and discuss the state of all things Venture in this post-“”All That and Gargantua-2″” world. Join us for a Venture Bros. signing, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Saturday, Oct 10 Table 26 at the NYCC Autographing Area.

 

[adult swim] Presents: Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Creator and star Jon Glaser (Girls, Parks and Recreation), and cast members Scott Adsit (30 Rock), Stephanie March (Law & Order: SVU) & Steve Cirbus (Delocated) invite you for a first look at the upcoming mini-series, premiering this December on Adult Swim. Set in the sleepy town of Garrity, VT (aka “”B&B Town, USA!””), Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter is the story of a neon-clad man with a mysterious past and a highly specialized skill set – hunting werewolves. Moderated by John Hodgman (The Daily Show).

 

[adult swim] Presents: Robot Chicken

4:30 PM – 5:15 PM

Join Co-Creators/Executive Producers Seth Green & Matthew Senreich, Executive Producer/Co-Head Writer Tom Root, Actor/Writer Breckin Meyer, and Director Tom Sheppard as they discuss their Emmy-winning series, which returns for its eighth season October 18 on Adult Swim. Don’t miss the Robot Chicken signing, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Saturday, Oct 10 Table 26 at the NYCC Autographing Area.

 

Title: Wicked Reads

Day: Friday Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: April Genevieve Tucholke   Danielle Paige   Danielle Vega   Jake Halpern   Kim Liggett   Michael Buckley

Description: If you love books that slip under your skin, make your turn on the light at night and check to make sure your doors are locked then you are in the right Panel. WICKED READS celebrates the novels that stick with you long after you’ve finished turning the pages. Join: April Genevieve Tucholke (Slasher Girls & Monster Boys), Jake Halpern (Nightfall), Danielle Vega (Survive the Night), Kim Liggett (Blood and Salt), Zac Brewer (The Cemetery Boys) and Michael Buckley (Undertow) as they discuss how they write truly terrifying tales. Moderated by Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die).

 

Title: DC Entertainment Spotlight on Scott Snyder

Day: Friday Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: John Cunningham   Scott Snyder

Description: The best Writer in comics and Author of Batman and American Vampire, Scott Snyder, is at NYCC to give you the inside scoop on all his DC Comics and Vertigo projects. Come to find out what’s next for the most prolific Writer in comics today!

 

Title: Kickstarter 201: The Pros Reveal Their Secrets

Day: Friday Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Ben Templesmith   Craig Engler   Fred Van Lente   Jamie Tanner   Josh O’Neill   Ryan Brown

Description: Whether you’re thinking about launching your first Kickstarter project or you’re ready to embark on your fifth, our all-star lineup of veteran creators has a wealth of invaluable tips for you. Learn everything from the best way to promote your Kickstarter to the avoiding common pitfalls and everything in between. Panelists include Craig Engler and Jamie Tanner from Kickstarter as well as Fred Van Lente (King Kirby), Ryan Browne (God Hates Astronauts), Ben Templesmith (Dagon), and Josh O’Neill (Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream).

 

Title: CBLDF Presents: Banned Comics!

Day: Friday Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: Alex Cox   Charles Brownstein

Description: It’s hard to believe that books are still banned in the United States and yet each year hundreds of incidents are recorded. CBLDF springs to action in these cases, providing expert support for the librarians and individuals who fight back when calls to censorship arise. The CBLDF will also examine the comics that have been banned and challenged this year, showing how they fit into recent trends in comics censorship. They’ll also preview Banned Books Week 2015, celebrating Young Adult books!

 

Title: Creator Connection

Day: Friday Time: 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: Dirk Manning   Dominic Sparano   J. Jacob Barker

Description: Meet your next creative partner in this fun, interactive networking session. Many indy titles and careers have been launched through this Panel. Bring business cards & samples of your work. This is the Panel that has literally helped complete strangers form creative teams and publish comic books. This is the original and best Creator Connection. Be there and launch your career. With a passionate introduction and Inspiration from Dirk Manning.

 

Title: Asian American Comics and Creators

Day: Friday Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Speakers: Amy Chu   Ethan Young   Greg Pak   Janice Chiang   Larry Hama   Marjorie Liu   Wendy Xu

Description: A superstar Panel discusses the past, present and wildly exciting future of Asian American comics and creators! Featuring Greg Pak (co-creator of Amadeus Cho and writer of KINGSWAY WEST), Marjorie Liu (MONSTRESS), Amy Chu (POISON IVY), Ethan Young (NANJING: THE BURNING CITY), the legendary Larry Hama (G.I. JOE), letterer Janice Chiang and Wendy Xu (SPELLS FOR SPIRITS, LLP). Also, exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming books and tons of free comics!

 

Title: Marvel Animation Presents

Day: Friday Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Room 1A06

Speakers: Jeph Loeb

Description: Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) brings you the biggest animation Panel in this universe – or any other. Get an exclusive first look at new episodes from Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors as well as glimpses of exciting new Marvel series and seasons on Disney XD!

 

Title: A Fireside Chat With Comedy’s First Couple Samantha Bee + Jason Jones

Day: Friday Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Room 1A10

Speakers: Jason Jones   Mo Rocca   Natalie Zea   Samantha Bee

Description: Samantha Bee (“The Daily Show”) and Jason Jones (“The Daily Show”) attend their first New York Comic Con for a Panel and World Premiere screening of their TBS comedy, THE DETOUR. Join Samantha and Jason as they break down their new projects and also give us the full report of what it’s like being married to your coworker. Jones stars in THE DETOUR, a comedy about the shit-show-of-life, along with Natali Zea (Justified, The Following). Bee will discuss her upcoming project, FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE, a late night comedy show on TBS where pop culture will meet social and political issues. Or that’s what we’re telling you for now.

 

Title: USA Network: COLONY Screening and Q&A followed by MR. ROBOT Panel with Cast & Creator

Day: Friday Time: 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Location: Hammerstein Ballroom – 311 W 34th St.

Speakers: Carlton Cuse   Carly Chalkin   Christian Slater   Portia Doubleday   Ryan Condal   Sam Esmail

Description:

COLONY Screening and Q&A

Be one of the first to see Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal’s highly anticipated USA Network television series, COLONY, at an exclusive screening followed by a Q&A with the cast and creators. From Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions, COLONY is set in near-future Los Angeles after outside intruders have seized control of the city and subjected it to a military occupation. Surrounded by impenetrable walls and torn apart by opposing forces, most citizens feel powerless to stop the new regime; some collaborate with the authorities and benefit from the new order, while others rebel and suffer the consequences. COLONY stars Josh Holloway (Lost), Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead), Peter Jacobson (House) and Amanda Righetti (The Mentalist) and is executive produced by Carlton Cuse (Lost, The Strain) and Ryan Condal (Hercules).

 

  1. ROBOT Panel

Join the cast and creators of MR. ROBOT for an inside look at this summer’s hottest new TV series. MR. ROBOT follows Elliot, a cyber-security engineer by day and vigilante hacker by night, who is recruited by a mysterious underground group to destroy the corporation he’s paid to protect. From Universal Cable Productions, this award-winning series, starring Rami Malek and Christian Slater has wowed fans from the first episode with its unexpected twists and turns, quickly becoming a cult hit.

 

Title: New York TimesOUT presents Gay Geek Culture

Day: Friday Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: Andy Mientus   Damon Suede   Jude Biersdorfer   Paul McGill   Sam Maggs   Tony Ray

Description: Pop Culture in general has many different facets and we will be talking about the Gay Geek Culture over many different aspects of Geek Culture – Novels, Broadway, Cosplay, TV and the internet. Come and join in the conversation with Panelists, novelist Damon Suede (Bad Idea), Broadway performer Paul McGill (Spider-Man: TOTD), Cosplayer Tony Ray, The Mary Sue editor Sam Maggs, Actor Andy Mientus (Pied Piper on “The Flash”) and moderator Jude Biersdorfer. Presented by The New York TimesOUT.

 

Title: End Bullying: Becoming a Superhero IRL

Day: Friday Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Carrie Goldman   Chase Masterson   Joe Gatto   Matt Langdon

Description: Been bullied? Turn kryptonite into your own personal strength with Pop Culture Hero Coalition’s powerful Panel! Topics: geek, cyber, sexist & LGBT-bullying and heroism IRL. With Q&A. Learn strategies from celebs & experts including Jokers Wild’s Joe Gatto, Co-Founder/Author Carrie Goldman (Harper Collin’s Bullied), Co-Founder Matt Langdon (The Hero Construction Company) & Founder Chase Masterson (The Flash, Star Trek: DS9). More celebs TBA. “Nothing short of a Justice League.” Good Men Project

 

Title: Sunrise & Bandai Namco Pictures Official Panel

Day: Friday Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Akane Hagino   Masayuki Ozaki

Description: An official joint Panel presented by SUNRISE and its newly established spinoff company BANDAI NAMCO Pictures (BNP). SUNRISE Inc., is known for the Mobile Suit Gundam Series, Love Live!, Cowboy Bebop and The Vision of Escaflowne. BANDAI NAMCO Pictures have brought to you TIGER & BUNNY and GINTAMA. The Panel will include a description of the two companies’ operations, introduction of new works as well as Q&A session with Fans.

 

Title: The Kubert School Presents: “Getting in to the Comic Business”

Day: Friday Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: Anthony Marques   Aysegul Sinav   Fernando Ruiz   Lloyd Briggery

Description: A Panel hosted by and featuring some of your favorite working professionals and Kubert School alum that will share the path to getting into and staying in the comic book industry

 

Title: Archie Comics Forever

Day: Friday Time: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Speakers: Alex Segura   Jon Goldwater   Mark Waid   Mike Pellerito   Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa   Victor Gorelick

Description: Just in time for the all-new JUGHEAD #1, this Panel has it all! Get exclusive news on upcoming titles, including the smash-hit ARCHIE series! Featuring Jon Goldwater (co-CEO/publisher), Victor Gorelick (co-president/editor-in-chief), Mike Pellerito (president), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (chief creative officer/writer of Afterlife with Archie, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Mark Waid, Chip Zdarsky, Dan Parent, moderator Alex Segura (SVP-publicity & marketing/editor of Dark Circle Comics) and more!

 

Title: EXORCISM: LIVE!

Day: Friday Time: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Location: Room 1A10

Speakers: Chip Coffey   Jodi Tovay   Sara Helman

Description: Destination America hosts the first LIVE televised exorcism in U.S. history, EXORCISM: LIVE! on Friday, Oct. 30 at 9/8c. The network dedicated to all-American entertainment will revisit the story and the frightening house that inspired the iconic movie The Exorcist on its 66th anniversary this October. The live event will take place at the original Exorcist House in the suburbs of St. Louis where the infamous ritual was performed in 1949. For the first time at New York Comic Con, you will meet some of the team who will be performing this death-defying act as well as experts who have dedicated their lives to the science of demonic possession. Interact with the Producers and find out EXCLUSIVELY what will be happening on the day of the LIVE! event before anyone else.

 

Title: Geek Geek Revolution

Day: Friday Time: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: Christopher Golden   Heath Corson   John Flangan   Judd Winick   Marjorie Liu   Max Brailler

Description: GEEK GEEK REVOLUTION is a no-holds-barred geek culture game show featuring science fiction/fantasy Authors competing for the chance to be TOP GEEK. Featuring: John Flanagan (The Rangers Apprentice series), Christopher Golden (Tin Men), Max Brallier (The Last Kids on Earth), Marjorie M. Liu (The Hunter Kiss series) and Judd Winick (HILO). Moderated by Heath Corson (Nerdist).

 

Title: Once Upon a Time: An Evening with the Dark Swan

Day: Friday Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Location: Empire Stage 1-E

Speakers: Adam Horowitz   Edward Kitsis   Jennifer Morrison   Matt Webb Mitovich

Description: Once Upon a Time’s savior has gone dark! As Emma Swan transitions into her role as the Dark One, join the resident fairy-tale characters as they cope with Emma’s new role and begin the search for Merlin. This is a journey that will take our heroes from the Enchanted Forest to Camelot and along the way bring many surprises, including Merida from Brave, as Once Upon a Time introduces its first Pixar character. Co-creators and Executive Producers Edward Kitsis (Lost) and Adam Horowitz (Lost) invite you to an exclusive screening of an upcoming episode of Once Upon a Time. Following the screening, they will be joined by series star Jennifer Morrison for a discussion of the new season of unexpected twists, evolving characters and new adventures as this Panel is sure to bring some surprises you won’t want to miss! The Panel will be moderated by TVLine.com’s Matt Webb Mitovich.

 

Title: Podcasting

Day: Friday Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: Amy Ratcliffe   Bryan Young   Gregory A . Wilson   Holly Frey   Mike Pilot   Tracy V. Wilson

Description: Popular podcasters across geekdom gather to discuss the ins-and-outs of podcasting and answer your questions. Panelists include: Holly Frey and Tracy V. Wilson (Stuff You Missed in History Class), Gregory A. Wilson (Speculate) and Bryan Young, Amy Ratcliffe and the Mike Pilot (Full of Sith).

 

Title: ScreenJunkies Presents: Honest Trailers & Movie Fights

Day: Friday Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Andy Signore   Dan Murrell   Hal Rudnick   Nick Mundy   Spencer Gilbert

Description: Join the creative team behind the ScreenJunkies’ phenomenon: “Honest Trailers”, as they offer new insight on the series and share an exclusive never before seen Honest Trailer. Then watch the live debut of a brand new spin-off of their popular series, Movie Fights, along with a huge ScreenJunkies announcement you will not want to miss! Featuring appearances from Hal Rudnick, Nick Mundy, Andy Signore, Dan Murrell, Spencer Gilbert & more!

 

Title: Push Boundaries Forward: Gender, Diversity and Representation in Comic Books

Day: Friday Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Amber Garza   Darryl Ayo   David Brothers   Jeremy Whitley   Joey Stern   Marjorie Liu   Shannon Watters

Description: The face of comics is changing. Join a diverse Panel examining what indie/web publishing have been doing right, how mainstream comics can catch up and what Creators and Fans can do to be heard. Join Moderator David Brothers and Panelists Marjorie Liu, Shannon Watters, Jeremy Whitley, Amber Garza, Joey Stern and Darryl Ayo in a sincere, thoughtful discussion on the topic of gender, diversity and representation in mainstream comics.

 

Title: Science in Fiction

Day: Friday Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: A.G. Riddle   Barry Lyga   Ian McDonald   Jordan Stratford   Mindy McGinnis   Peter Clines

Description: Look at something like The Martian vs The Fold vs the Iron Man movies. Is hard science always a good thing? Authors A.G. Riddle (Departure), Mindy McGinnis (A Madness So Discreet), Jordan Stratford (The Case of the Missing Moonstone), Ian McDonald (Luna: New Moon), Barry Lyga (After the Red) and moderator Peter Clines (The Fold) discuss the pros and cons and the sometimes slippery slope of including hard science in a work of fiction, especially in a paradigm era of technological development.

 

Title: Vertical Comics 2015

Day: Friday Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Speakers: Ed Chavez   Takashi Sakuda

Description: New York based manga Publisher returns to NYCC for their 10th time and after a successful 2014-2015 campaign are primed to have yet another big year at the event. Fresh of the heels of Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN, Knights of Sidonia and Attack on Titan, the Publisher will reveal its 2016 catalog and take questions about their manga and the industry in general from their ever expanding fan base.

 

Title: Avatar Press Uncensored Creativity Unleashed

Day: Friday Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: Dan Wickline   David Marks   Jim Kuhoric   Mary Seifert   Mike Costa   William Christensen

Description: Avatar Press Publisher, William Christensen reveals the upcoming events, projects & creators from the industry’s most ground-breaking, risk-taking publisher! This is the big New York Comic Con announcement Panel that will change the face of horror comics & media for 2016! It’s your chance to preview the incredible upcoming mature content comics from Alan Moore, Garth Ennis, Max Brooks & Kieron Gillen! Find out what new terrors & travesties this rogue publisher will unleash in the months ahead!

 

Title: IFC Presents Todd Margaret: A Sneak Peek at the Return of a Cult Hit

Day: Friday Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Room 1A10

Description: Get ready for the comeback to end all comebacks: Todd Margaret is back, three years after he blew up the world. Created by, written by and starring David Cross, Todd Margaret returns to IFC for a third season. The first two seasons told the story of a bumbling American sent to London to promote Thunder Muscle, a new energy drink. As fans of the series know, total chaos ensued. Now Todd is back, but there’s a twist: he’s a very, very different Todd. See how it all plays out at this sneak peek screening of Episodes 1 and 2, before they air on IFC in 2016!

 

Title: Marvel Television Presents: Agents of Primetime

Day: Friday Time: 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM

Location: Main Stage 1-D Presented by AT&T

Speakers: Jeph Loeb

Description: Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) returns with exciting news about your favorite Marvel agents on ABC! Be the first to see an all-new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. before it airs on ABC and find out what’s ahead for Peggy and Jarvis in the upcoming season of Marvel’s Agent Carter!

 

Title: Geeks of Color, Third Edition: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Day: Friday Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: Camilla Zhang   Diana Pho   Melissa Grey   N. Steven Harris   Shelley Diaz   Tatiana G. King-Jones   Tracey John

Description: Geeks of Color returns to discuss representation in comics, pop journalism, gaming, podcasting & book publishing and much more. Featuring Shelley Diaz (Editor, School Library Journal), Melissa Grey (The Girl at Midnight), N. Steven Harris (Illustrator, Ajala, DC Comic, Marvel), Tracey John (Narrative Designer & Journalist, Gameloft, MTV), Tatiana G. King-Jones (Podcaster, FanBrosShow) & Camilla Zhang (DC Comics, Marvel). Moderated by Diana M. Pho (Editor, Tor Books).

 

Title: Dorkly Presents Today in Nerd Trivia!

Day: Friday Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Andrew Bridgman   Tony Wilson

Description: Dorkly.com brings its Today in Nerd History video series to life in a special edition trivia competition. Seeking to crown New York Comic Con’s Nerd History Champion, Dorkly’s Tony Wilson will test the Panel in an exploration of the most important dates in geek history. Audience members will be selected to team up with Dorkly staff and notable nerd historians to compete against each other and test their knowledge in the fun-filled event.

 

Title: Camp Out with Lumberjanes!

Day: Friday Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Noelle Stevenson   Raina Telgemeier   Shannon Watters

Description: Pack your bags, bring your s’mores kit and get your badges ready! Join the brilliant minds and collaborators behind the breakout hit Lumberjanes, from the BOOM! Studios imprint, BOOM! Box! Shannon Watters, Noelle Stevenson and Special Guests discuss what’s down the pipeline for the Mal, Molly, April, Jo and Ripley and the importance of hardcore lady types! Moderated by Raina Telgemeier (Drama).

 

Title: Pop Surrealism: Behind the Scenes with Top Artists and Galleries

Day: Friday Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: Camilla d’Errico   Carlo McCormick   Jonathan LeVine   Mab Graves   Tara McPherson   Travis Louie

Description: The art of pop surrealism is taking the world by storm with its unique blend of high art and popular culture. Here top surrealism artists and a gallerist discuss the tools, techniques, and inspirations they draw from to create stunningly beautiful, otherworldly works of art that have been featured everywhere from Neil Gaiman graphic novels to the Hello Kitty Con. This behind-the-scenes look will inspire, inform, and give aspiring artists tips on breaking into the field of manga, surrealism, and pop art.

 

Title: Angie Tribeca: ‘Con Confessional With Rashida Jones + Cast

Day: Friday Time: 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Room 1A06

Speakers: Andree Vermeulen   Chris Hansen   Ira Ungerleider   Jere Burns   Rashida Jones

Description: Join Rashida Jones as she discusses the role of her lifetime, ANGIE TRIBECA. From the twisted minds of Steve and Nancy Carell, ANGIE TRIBECA is the greatest drama of our generation. Breaking ground and changing the television landscape, this epic series is mind-blowingly raw, gritty and unapologetic. Rashida Jones stars as Detective Angie Tribeca, complex but dedicated, she will stop at nothing to close a case, no matter the cost. Following a sneak peek of the show, stars and Producers will provide Fans with a Q&A session and an opportunity to hear about the monumental first season.

 

Title: VIZ Media Special Premiere

Day: Friday Time: 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Description: Join us for a special surprise from the world of anime that’s so fresh, we can’t even tell you what it is yet!

 

Title: In MY Day We Didn’t Have Cosplay

Day: Friday Time: 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: Aleta Pardalis   Anna Fischer   Cat Smith   Charles Battersby   Steve Bunche   Yaya Han

Description: Cosplay has recently become mainstream, but Fans have been dressing up as characters from comics and science fiction for decades – back in the 90’s, 80’s, 70’s and beyond! Meet a Panel of long-time cosplayers, photographers and industry personnel who remember the days when this subculture was still rare and mysterious – when major conventions only had a handful of cosplayers and costume contests could be won by default just for showing up. The days before we even had the word “Cosplay.”

 

Title: CON MAN: A Series 13 Years in the Making

Day: Friday Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Empire Stage 1-E

Speakers: Alan Tudyk   Felicia Day   Keely Flaherty   Nathan Fillion   PJ Haarsma   Seth Green

Description: Alan Tudyk’s dream show based on his global convention experiences seemed impossible with the compromises Hollywood demanded. Instead he went directly to fans: over 46,000 responded, with a record breaking $3.2 million raised on Indiegogo. Now Con Man is available exclusively on Vimeo On Demand. Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion, P.J. Haarsma, Felicia Day and others talk Con Man and the crazy ride that made this dream project a reality.

 

Title: Your Opinion Sucks! Rotten Tomatoes Critics vs. Fans

Day: Friday Time: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: Grae Drake   Matt Atchity

Description: Face off with your favorite Rotten Tomatoes critics when they join Editor-in-Chief Matt Atchity and Senior Editor Grae Drake of Rotten Tomatoes, along with their editorial team. As Matt and Grae invite audience members to share movies and TV shows they love, hate, or love to hate, everyone in the room uses their “Personal Tomatometer Paddle” to dis/agree with the score.

 

Title: Just Cause 3 : Choose Your Own Chaos

Day: Friday Time: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Omar Shakir   Roland Lesterlin

Description: Join Square Enix and key members of Avalanche Studios as they discuss the series’ inspiration and distinctive style and talk about the upcoming action and destruction of Just Cause 3. With over 400 square miles of complete freedom from sky to seabed and a huge arsenal of weaponry, gadgets and vehicles, prepare to unleash chaos in the most creative and explosive ways you can imagine.

 

Title: BookTube 101

Day: Friday Time: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Christine Riccio   Jesse George   Kat O’Keeffe   Natasha Polis

Description: BookTube is a large and growing community at the intersection of books and online video. Join some of the community’s top BookTubers as they share tips on starting and maintaining a successful channel. What makes for a good book review? How do you gain credibility as a BookTuber? What is the future of book publishing and YouTube?

 

Title: Fresh Romance

Day: Friday Time: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: Amanda Scurti   Janelle Asselin   Marguerite Bennett   Melissa Kay   Sarah Vaughn

Description: Rosy Press Publisher Janelle Asselin leads a Panel of Fresh Romance contributors to talk about bringing the romance genre back to comics, what it’s like to work on a monthly anthology and how smutty the stories will get. Plus, there will be a sneak peek of upcoming comics and more information on the submissions process.

 

Title: Headlocked: Wrestling and Comics Collide!

Day: Friday Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: Booker Huffman   Jerry Lawler   Jill Thompson   Michael Kingston   Sam Roberts   Shane Helms

Description: Discover the acclaimed comic book drama that’s taken the wrestling world by storm! Headlocked is out to change the way you look at wrestling by using actual wrestlers as the artists! Sirius/XM’s Sam Roberts leads a discussion with series creator Mike Kingston, Eisner-award winning artist Jill Thompson, and WWE legends Jerry “The King” Lawler, Booker T, and The Hurricane as they discuss their artistic contributions to Headlocked, wrestling, comics, and how they’ve been influenced by them.

 

Title: Love Live! School Idol Project

Day: Friday Time: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Description: Never watched “Love Live!” before? Learn it right here! Or, have you watched the show and do you want to enjoy it again with other Love Live Fans, let’s get together here!

 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 10

Title: Masashi Kishimoto Signing

Day: Saturday Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: Hammerstein Ballroom – 311 W 34th St.

Speakers: Masashi Kishimoto

Description: Meet Masashi Kishimoto, creator of Naruto, the best-selling manga series that inspired a generation of fans around the world and spawned hit anime series, movies, video games, novels and more. This event is an extremely rare opportunity to see the legendary Kishimoto Sensei in his first public appearances outside of Japan. Signing is limited to the first 100 attendees in line for the BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE premiere. Please, no photographs at the event.

 

Title: ABC Family’s Shadowhunters

Day: Saturday Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Empire Stage 1-E

Speakers: Alberto Rosende   Cassandra Clare   Dominic Sherwood   Ed Decter   Emeraude Toubia   Harry Shum Jr.   Isaiah Mustafa   Katherine McNamara   Matthew Daddario   McG

Description: The new ABC Family television series “Shadowhunters,” based on the New York Times bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, follows 18 year-old Clary Fray who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is, but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters – human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold. “Shadowhunters” is set to premiere in early 2016. The Panel will include exclusive footage and a Q&A with cast members Katherine McNamara (“Clary”), Dominic Sherwood (“Jace”), Harry Shum Jr. (“Magnus”), Alberto Rosende (“Simon”), Emeraude Toubia (“Isabelle”), Matthew Daddario (“Alec”) and Isaiah Mustafa (“Luke”) as well as Showrunner Ed Decter (“Helix”), Executive Producer McG (“Charlie’s Angels,” “Chuck”) and book author Cassandra Clare.

 

Title: Writers Unite: Writing and Pitching Comic Stories

Day: Saturday Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: Charles Soule   Jim Zub   Marguerite Bennett   Steve Orlando

Description: Comics have grabbed the imagination of the pop culture-loving public all over again and Publishers are looking for fresh ideas from a new generation of talent. Listen closely as Charles Soule (Letter 44, Death of Wolverine), Marguerite Bennett (A-Force, Bombshells), Steve Orlando (Midnighter, Undertow) and Jim Zub (Wayward, Samurai Jack) discuss writing comics and pitching their work to Publishers, along with comic writing techniques and amusing anecdotes.

 

Title: Into the Badlands

Day: Saturday Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Room 1A06

Speakers: Aramis Knight   Daniel Wu   Emily Beechum   Marton Csokas   Orla Brady

Description: Daniel Wu, Aramis Knight, Marton Csokas, Emily Beechum and Orla Brady join Executive Producers Al Gough, Miles Millar and Stephen Fung for their first New York Comic Con to discuss their new AMC martial arts series, “Into the Badlands” which premieres on Sunday, November 15 at 10:00 PM.

 

Title: Spotlight on Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá: Different is Cool

Day: Saturday Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: Fabio Moon   Gabriel Ba

Description: Eisner Award winners, Brazilian Wonder Twins Gabriel Bá (Daytripper, Umbrella Academy) and Fábio Moon (Daytripper, Casanova) have returned for a new collaborative original graphic novel with Two Brothers from Dark Horse Comics. Join them as they share their experiences, both inside and outside the US comics market and invite young creators and readers to a discussion about career choices, foreign languages, exotic places and how the best way to make it big might not be by doing what everyone wants, but by doing what only you can do.

 

Title: Chicks Kick Ass – The Ongoing Epic

Day: Saturday Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Daniel Jose Older   Hannah Moskowitz   Kim Harrison   Melissa Grey   Rachel Vincent   Sara Raasch

Description: Science-Fiction and Fantasy Authors know how to thrill readers with stories of kick-ass heroines who fight for what’s right. Join Authors Hannah Moskowitz (A History of Glitter and Blood), Sara Raasch (Ice Like Fire), Melissa Grey (The Girl at Midnight), Kim Harrison (The Drafter), Daniel Jose Older (Shadowshaper) and Rachel Vincent (Menagerie) as they discuss the paranormal and futuristic elements in their action-packed novels that keep their protagonists on their toes and readers at the edge of their seats. Seductive romance, searing action and supernatural slip-ups keeps things scintillating.

 

Title: Yen Press Industry Panel

Day: Saturday Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: JuYoun Lee   Kurt Hassler   Paul Starr   Stephanie Lee   Tania Biswas

Description: The Yen Press crew unveil exciting new and upcoming projects and take questions from the audience. And of course, the swag. We mustn’t forget the swag!

 

Title: CBLDF Presents: Comics Censorship in 2015

Day: Saturday Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Speakers: Alex Cox   Charles Brownstein

Description: Although the Free Expression is seen as a basic human right, censorship is rampant in the United States and around the world. CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein presents an overview of the censorship crises facing cartoonists in 2015, from the violence and legal prosecution occurring around the globe to domestic attacks on young adult books in libraries and schools across the country. Learn how comics and books are being challenged, and what you can do to fight back!

 

Title: All-New All-Different Marvel

Day: Saturday Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Location: Room 1A10

Speakers: Axel Alonso   David Walker   Dennis Hopeless   Gerry Duggan   Jordan D. White   Katie Kubert

Description: The landscape of the All-New All-Different Marvel Universe expands even further in this can’t-miss Panel! We’ve got more announcements than you shake a stick at, plus some exciting discussion of new and upcoming series with Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and Editors Jordan D. White and Katie Kubert, as well as Writers Gerry Duggan (Deadpool), Dennis Hopeless (All-New X-Men) and David Walker (Fury)!

 

Title: Thrilling Adventure Hour

Day: Saturday Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Ben Acker   Ben Blacker   Craig Cackowski   Hal Lublin   Janet Varney   John Hodgman   Marc Evan Jackson   Mark Gagliardi   Paget Brewster   Paul F. Tompkins

Description: The stage show in the style of old-time radio just closed a 10 year run at Largo in LA and has captured the attention of audiences across the globe with sold-out shows in San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, New York, Chicago, Australia & New Zealand. With their hit Nerdist podcast, Eisner-nominated graphic novel, concert film, comic series & new comic adaptation shows, they’re still at it. Featuring the Creators, The WorkJuice Players & Surprise Guests, you won’t want to miss this chat.

 

Title: Firefly Reunion

Day: Saturday Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Main Stage 1-D Presented by AT&T

Speakers: Gina Torres   Jewel Staite   Nathan Fillion

Description: Calling all Browncoats – find Serenity with the cast of Firefly at NYCC! Hear from Captain Mal Reynolds (Nathan Fillion), Zoë Washburne (Gina Torres) and Kaylee Frye (Jewel Staite) as they discuss the cult classic and all things Whedon!

 

Title: VIZ Media Premieres Boruto: Naruto The Movie

Day: Saturday Time: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: Hammerstein Ballroom – 311 W 34th St.

Speakers: Junko Takeuchi   Masashi Kishimoto

Description: Masashi Kishimoto, creator of Naruto, makes his Executive Producer debut and will introduce the North American English-subtitled premiere of the most anticipated Naruto movie yet! Naruto Uzumaki protects the Hidden Leaf Village as the 7th Hokage, while Boruto, his troublesome son resents his father’s responsibilities that take his time away from him. Seeing this, Sasuke takes Boruto under his wing, while Sasuke’s only daughter, Sarada, dreams of being Hokage one day. This Panel of a lifetime is brought to you in partnership with the Japan Foundation.

 

Title: Kodansha Comics

Day: Saturday Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: Ajani Oloye   Alvin Lu   Ben Applegate   David Yoo   Haruko Hashimoto   Kana Koide   Noelle Webster

Description: The Publisher of Attack on Titan, Sailor Moon, Noragami, Fairy Tail and many other hit manga presents new licenses for 2016, a discussion with the imprint’s editorial team and, as always, lots of free books and exclusive giveaways!

 

Title: DC Comics – Heroes to the Core

Day: Saturday Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Location: Room 1A06

Speakers: Dan DiDio   David F. Walker   Greg Pak   Jeff King   Jimmy Palmiotti   Peter Tomasi   Riley Rossmo   Trevor McCarthy   Van Jensen

Description: DC Comics boasts the most robust stable of heroes and heroines in all of popular culture. And with superheroes more popular than ever, now is the time for you to discover more about your favorite heroes! Join the talented array of Creators including Jeff King, Trevor McCarthy, Greg Pak, Riley Rossmo, Pete Tomasi, Van Jensen and David Walker behind the books that make up the core of your DC Universe! This Panel promises to include exclusive reveals and art!

 

Title: Body Confidence and Positivity in Cosplay

Day: Saturday Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: Ani Mia   Ivy Doomkitty   LeeAnna Vamp   Robert Franzese   Tony Ray

Description: A discussion on body image and confidence in oneself and how to stay positive in the community when faced with negative people or negative comments on social media. This Panel will cover cosplay for all, regardless of age, gender, skin color, body type/size, sexual orientation, disability, etc.

 

Title: Disney-Lucasfilm Publishing Presents: Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens

Day: Saturday Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Adam Bray   Chuck Wendig   Claudia Gray   Greg Rucka   Jason Fry   Michael Siglain   Pablo Hidalgo

Description: While Star Wars Fans eagerly await the new movie The Force Awakens, there’s a new crop of titles coming out from Disney-Lucasfilm Press this fall that will take readers on a Journey to The Force Awakens–with intriguing narratives and variant perspectives of events happening in a galaxy far, far away. Now NYCC Attendees can hear from a select group of Authors penning these titles and learn what’s new and to-come in the Star Wars universe.

 

Title: Sexy, Scary and Seriously Funny: Rachel Rising and the Horror Comic Tradition

Day: Saturday Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: Ben Saunders   Terry Moore

Description: Horror comics attracted thousands of readers in the 1950s but were driven from the newsstands in a moral panic. They made a brief comeback in the 1970s with titles that recalled the glory days of the past, without moving the genre forward. Today, NYCC guest Terry Moore is re-inventing the horror comic for the 21st century in Rachel Rising – a smart, scary, darkly witty series with a feminist edge. Join Terry and Professor Ben Saunders for a discussion of Rachel and the horror comic tradition!

 

Title: Marry, Do or Kill? What Will It Take to Shatter Female Stereotypes in Comics?

Day: Saturday Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Speakers: Enrica Jang   Erica Schultz   Jennie Wood   NEN   Rowena Yow   Sandy King

Description: Female characters in comics have historically been limited to sexy good girls or sexy bad girls, with little between. Readers are ready for change! A Panel of Writers, Artists and Editors weigh in on “strong female characters,” “fridged women,” the Bechdel test and troubleshooting storytelling stereotypes. With Sandy King (Writer/Film Producer, Storm King Productions), Rowena Yow (Editor, DC Comics), Jennie Wood (Writer, FLUTTER), Erica Schultz (Writer, Swords of Sorrow), NEN (Artist, Shinobi Clans) and Enrica Jang (Writer, House of Montresor).

 

Title: Maker Presents: League of Super Critics

Day: Saturday Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Location: Room 1A10

Speakers: Cinema Snob   Lindsay Ellis   Todd In The Shadows

Description: Covering the fundamental pillars of entertainment, League of Super Critics have provided their Fans with strong opinions for years. Join Lindsay Ellis as she delves deep into the canon of your favorite comic and movie characters. Revisit the best (and worst) in pop music with Todd in the Shadows. And let the Cinema Snob sharpen your critical senses by eviscerate movies past and present. Sparks will fly when the League takes the stage.

 

Title: Celebrate the Launch of Adventure Time: The Enchiridion & Marcy’s Super Secret Scrapbook!!!, Featuring The Lord of Evil and Marceline the Vampire Queen

Day: Saturday Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Eric Klopfer   Martin Olson   Olivia Olson   Rick “Dienzo” Blanco

Description: A conversation with Martin Olson (The Lord of Evil), Olivia Olson (Marceline The Vampire Queen), Rick “Dienzo” Blanco (Illustrator and Vice President of Creative for Cartoon Network Enterprises) and Moderated by Eric Klopfer (Senior Editor, Abrams) about the highly anticipated book Adventure Time: The Enchiridion & Marcy’s Super Secret Scrapbook!!! Attendees will have a chance to see never-before-seen art, a terrifying new book trailer, musical performances and Surprise Guests from the show!

 

Title: The X-Files

Day: Saturday Time: 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Main Stage 1-D Presented by AT&T

Speakers: Chris Carter   David Duchovny

Description: Do you still Want To Believe? Before the cultural phenomenon returns to Fox in January, New York Comic Con will host the U.S. Premiere of The X-Files event series! Be the first to see a special advance screening of the first episode, “My Struggle,” followed by a Q&A with Chris Carter and David Duchovny. Moderated by comedian and “The X-Files Files” podcaster Kumail Nanjiani.

 

Title: DC Comics – Batman: The Bat-Universe

Day: Saturday Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Empire Stage 1-E

Speakers: Amy Chu   Greg Capullo   James Tynion IV   Khary Randolph   Peter Tomasi   Scott Snyder   Tim Seeley   Tom King

Description: A “who’s who” of Bat-talent returns to Gotham – err – we mean, New York! Join the various Bat-verse creative teams – Greg Capullo, Amy Chu, Tom King, Khary Randolph, Tim Seeley, Scott Snyder, Peter Tomasi, James Tynion IV – as we explore the “new” Dark Knight’s adventures in the streets of Gotham and beyond! If you’re looking for breaking news and exclusive never-seen-before art, this is the Panel to be at!

 

Title: Prism Comics Presents: Autobiography in Queer Comics

Day: Saturday Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: AK Summers   Arial Schrag   Carlo Quispe   L. Nichols   Morgan Boecher   Sina Grace   Tara Madison Avery

Description: The autobiography genre has been a staple of indie comics for decades. Some of the best examples of the form are the work of LGBT creators who have used this platform to share stories about their often misunderstood subcultures. Join Moderator Tara Madison Avery (Gooch) and Panelists Morgan Boecher (What’s Normal Anyway?), Sina Grace (Self-Obsessed), L. Nichols (Flocks), Carlo Quispe (Uranus), AK Summers (Pregnant Butch) and Ariel Schrag (Likewise) for a lively discussion about comics that are true to queer life!

 

Title: Cinemax Presents Robert Kirkman’s New Series: Outcast

Day: Saturday Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Room 1A06

Speakers: Chris Black   Jon Glaser   Patrick Fugit   Robert Kirkman

Description: Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. With the help of Rev. Anderson, a man with his own personal demons, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the life he lost. What Kyle discovers could change the fate of the world forever. Executive Producers Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and Chris Black (Star Trek: Enterprise), with star Patrick Fugit (Gone Girl) as “Kyle Barnes” will join moderator Jon Glaser (Girls) to discuss the series, coming to Cinemax in 2016.

 

Title: Masters of Unreality: Heavy Metal and SFF

Day: Saturday Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: Michael R. Fletcher   Myke Cole   Peter Orullian   Tricia Narwani

Description: It’s well known that heavy metal songs have been based on fantasy novels but it can be argued that it’s also the perfect soundtrack to any battle scene, whether deep in the forest or in deep space. Authors Myke Cole (Gemini Cell: A Shadow Ops Novel), Michael Fletcher (Beyond Redemption) and Peter Orullian (Trial of Intentions) are not just talented writers, but they’ve all been in metal bands! Join them along with Tricia Narwani of Del Rey as they discuss what they listen to as they write epic scenes, discuss seminal albums and how the two cross reference each other.

 

Title: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Creating the World of 2029

Day: Saturday Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Elias Toufexis   Jean-François Dugas   Jonathan Jacques-Belletête   Sacha Ramtohul

Description: Meet the development team for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided: Jean-Francois Dugas (Executive Game Director) and Jonathan Jacques-Belletête (Executive Art Director), as well as Elias Toufexis, the Actor who plays Adam Jensen. Get an exclusive look at the game, as the team provides insight into the creativity, goals and inspiration that shape the world of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, set in the year 2029. They will also answer your questions about the game and their experiences as game developers!

 

Title: Using Tumblr To Sell Your Idea

Day: Saturday Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: Felipe Smith   Katie Cook   Kieron Gillen

Description: Curious about what it takes to land a job in comics? Social media can play a big part! With thousands of original content posts a day, Tumblr has become a goldmine for publishers to discover creators, for creators to discover each other and for Fans to connect with creators. With tips from experienced industry professionals and your friendly neighborhood Tumblr staff, this Panel will focus on the ins and outs of using social media to your advantage.

 

Title: Bleeding Cool’s The Internet Ruined My Life

Day: Saturday Time: 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Speakers: Hannah Means-Shannon   Richard Johnston

Description: Bleeding Cool’s EIC Hannah Means-Shannon Hosts Head Writer Rich Johnston and Special Guests who have experienced the wrath of the Internet first hand to talk about the dangers of social media hype and recovering from notoriety. Learn how Fans can be part of the solution instead of part of the problem.

 

Title: Clueless 20th Anniversary Panel

Day: Saturday Time: 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Location: Room 1A10

Speakers: Amy Heckerling   Emily Longeretta

Description: Can you believe it’s been 20 years since “Clueless” hit the big screens? As if! However, we got the writer of the film, plus surprise cast Guests all in one spot, only at New York Comic Con.

 

Title: MARVEL: Cup O’Joe

Day: Saturday Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Location: Empire Stage 1-E

Speakers: Al Ewing   Charles Soule   Dan Slott   Joe Quesada   Kieron Gillen

Description: Join us for this Convention favorite! Here is your chance to Q&A with Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, for this no-holds-barred Panel on everything Marvel. Got a question about a favorite hero? Want to hear ground-breaking news straight from the source? This Panel is for you! With announcements galore, plus discussion of Spider-Man titles, Star Wars titles, and more, you do not want to miss this Panel! Panelists include writers Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man), Charles Soule (Lando), Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader), Al Ewing (Contest of Champions)!

 

Title: Women in Geek Media – The Sequel!

Day: Saturday Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: Alisha Grauso   Catrina Dennis   Jamie Broadnax   Jody Houser   Sam Maggs Deb Aoki

Description: The follow-up to last year’s wildly successful Panel! With the explosion of social & digital media, women & minorities have become a strong voice on the web, but there’s work still to be done. Maybe you love all things geek and want to make it your livelihood – but aren’t sure how to break in. Some of the most successful women in geek media weigh in on the challenges they’ve faced and offer advice on how to overcome obstacles, build a personal brand that resonates & a career doing what you love.

 

Title: RocketJump: The Panel About RocketJump: The Show

Day: Saturday Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Location: Room 1A06

Speakers: Anthony Burch   Ashim Ahuja   Ashly Burch   Ben Waller   Freddie Wong   Lauren Haroutunian

Description: RocketJump – creators of Video Game High School and a bunch of viral videos you’ve probably seen on the internet – have a new show on Hulu! Come and listen to the RocketJump team talk about RocketJump: The Show and the other projects they’ve got going on (Spoiler: there’s a lot). Plus, see a special sneak peek of RocketJump: The Show!

 

Title: Aniplex of America Industry Panel

Day: Saturday Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: EJ Rivera   Joanna Metoki

Description: Sword Art Online II, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, DURARARA!! X 2… from all the hot new titles to timeless Fan-favorites, Aniplex of America has got you covered. Come hear about all the latest and greatest of what we have in store for 2015: our newest streaming titles, our fan-favorite products, upcoming releases and special announcements! Join us and see why so many anime Fans agree that it’s only the best with Aniplex.

 

Title: YA Lit: Calling All Geeks!

Day: Saturday Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Claudia Gray   David Liss   Margaret Stohl   Maryelizabeth Yturralde   Max Wirestone   Soman Chainani

Description: From Buffy to Disney movies and everything in between, Authors can be Superfans too. Books, movies, games, TV shows, comics and everything pop-culture has to offer inspire these Writers who put the FAN in FANDOM. Geeks have finally conquered the world and Authors Margaret Stohl (Black Widow: Forever Red), David Liss (Randoms), Claudia Gray (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Lost Stars), Soman Chainani (The Last Ever After) and Max Wirestone (The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss) are here to divulge their nerdy habits to Maryelizabeth Yturralde. Oh! And talk about the books they write too!

 

Title: STARZ Presents Ash vs Evil Dead

Day: Saturday Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Hammerstein Ballroom – 311 W 34th St.

Speakers: Bruce Campbell   Craig DiGregorio   Dana DeLorenzo   Lucy Lawless   Ray Santiago   Sam Raimi

Description: Original filmmakers Sam Raimi (Executive Producer, Director, Writer), Bruce Campbell (Executive Producer and star of the series, Ash) along with Craig DiGregorio (showrunner/executive producer) Lucy Lawless (Ruby), Ray Santiago (Pablo) and Dana DeLorenzo (Kelly) discuss the highly anticipated new series and what Fans can expect in the premiere season.

 

Title: Action Lab: Five Years and BEYOND!

Day: Saturday Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Speakers: Bryan Seaton   Enrica Jang   Jamal Igle   Kyle Puttkammer   Shawn Pryor Brian Hess   Vito Delsante

Description: On the eve of their fifth anniversary, Action Lab shows no signs of stopping! Join Jamal Igle (Molly Danger), Vito Delsante (Stray), Shawn Pryor (Cash and Carrie), Brian Hess (Awake), Enrica Jang (The 27 Club), Kyle Puttkammer (Hero Cats) and Action Lab Entertainment CEO, Bryan Seaton, as they talk about all the things “the Lab” has planned for 2016 including more Full Moon Productions titles, more all-ages books and the debut of the Actionverse! There may be a few surprises, too!

 

Title: IDW Entertainment: 2016 Sneak-Peek

Day: Saturday Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: David Ozer   Ted Adams

Description: Join IDW CEO & Publisher Ted Adams, along with the President of IDW Entertainment David Ozer and a host of Special Guests, as they discuss IDW’s move into the world of television. The recent announcements of Wynonna Earp and Brooklyn Animal Control took the entertainment community by storm, find out all about those projects and more! Announcements! Guest Appearances! Q&A! And maybe just a little never-before-seen footage…

 

Title: Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition: Facing off in Marvel’s Battlegrounds

Day: Saturday Time: 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Location: Empire Stage 1-E

Description: Disney Interactive presents a behind-the-scenes look at the new Marvel Play Set for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, this year’s must-have family game! Set to launch in 2016, the Marvel Battlegrounds Play Set introduces a new style of gameplay to the Disney Infinity platform, along with popular Marvel characters Hulkbuster, Ultron and others. Featuring an in-depth look at the Play Set, Special Guests from the Disney Infinity team, Avalanche Software, United Front Games and Marvel and figure giveaways!

 

Title: Books to Movies Wishlist

Day: Saturday Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: Charlie Jane Anders   Christopher Golden   Chuck Wendig   Clay Griffin   Jennifer Armentrout   Michael Underwood   Susan Griffin

Description: The Martian. Foundation. American Gods. Redshirts: So many iconic SFF novels are finally scheduled to hit the big screen, thanks to the rabid fandom of recent dramatizations of Game of Thrones, Outlander, The Hunger Games, Divergent. But what’s on the big screen wish list of this Panel of bestselling speculative fiction superstars? They all agree that the obvious franchises have been done already – and now, they want to discuss with NYCC Attendees what lesser-know/cult fave titles should invade theaters and march into cable programming! Join us for a nerdy-fun discussion about which science fiction and fantasy must-reads would really make celluloid magic!

 

Title: ComiXology Submit: The Future of Self-Publishing

Day: Saturday Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: Chip Mosher  Eric Palicki   Hope Nicholson   Jimmy Palmiotti   Jody Houser   Joe Glass   John D. Roberts   Natasha Alterici

Description: To date comiXology Submit has released over 2,000 independent comic books, graphic novels & manga from celebrated indie creators like Shannon Wheeler, Becky Cloonan and more. Join John D. Roberts (comiXology co-founder & director of Submit) along with self-publishing greats & breakout Submit superstars like Jimmy Palmiotti (Abbandon, Denver), Jody Houser (Cupcake POW!), Eric Palicki (Orphans), Joe Glass (The Pride, Stiffs) and Hope Nicholson (Publisher, Brok Windsor) for a tell-all discussion on how you too can create, submit and reach the ranks of comiXology Submit stardom! Moderated by comiXology’s marketing maven Chip Mosher.

 

Title: LINE Webtoon – Comics For Everyone!

Day: Saturday Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Dean Haspiel   Matt Hawkins   Rob Feldman   Stephen McCraine   Tom Akel

Description: LINE Webtoon is the global leader in digital comics publishing with over 30 billion issues of comics read. Join LINE Webtoon Head of Content Tom Akel to discuss how to develop, publish and monetize your comic, as well as the unique features of LINE Webtoon’s technology and their Fall line-up/upcoming titles with Matt Hawkins (Cyber Force), Dean Haspiel (New Brooklyn), Rob Feldman (Cyko KO) and Stephen McCraine (Space Boy).

 

Title: Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel

Day: Saturday Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: Denis Kitchen   Dennis O’Neil   Paul Levitz   Raina Telgemeier   Todd McFarlane

Description: Already a legend for his creation of The Spirit in 1940, Will Eisner – with the 1978 publication of his A Contract With God – would be instrumental in popularizing the graphic novel format, changing the world of comics forever. Join us and find out how and why Eisner did it, with moderator Paul Levitz (author of the upcoming Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel) and Panelists Todd McFarlane (Spawn Creator & Image Comics President), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Dennis O’Neil (Batman) and Denis Kitchen (The Best of Comix Book).

 

Title: Comics Creators Consuming Coffee: Where Food & Comics Collide

Day: Saturday Time: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Speakers: Amy Chu   CB Cebulski   Grady Hendrix   Justin Jordan   Regine Sawyer   Ryan Dunlavey   Steve Orlando

Description: Join popular comics creators for a casual conversation about their common passions: comics and cuisine. They’ll chat about their fav food comics/characters, how culinary arts inspires their craft, and share tips for local chow. Featuring C.B. Cebulski (Sr VP at Marvel, prolific Eataku blogger) Amy Chu (writer Poison Ivy, editor of the Food & Comics anthology), wine & spirits expert Steve Orlando (writer Midnighter, Justice League), Justin Jordan (Green Lantern, Strange Talent of Luthor Strode), chef turned writer Regine Sawyer (Women in Comics), artist Ryan Dunlavey (Action Philosophers, Dirt Candy) and Grady Hendrix, coauthor of the Dirt Candy graphic novel cookbook.

 

Title: Image Comics: Where Creators Own Reality

Day: Saturday Time: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Brian K Vaughan   Brian K Vaughan   Cliff Chiang   Joe Keatinge   Jonathan Luna   Leila del Duca   Sarah Vaughn

Description: What makes a weird idea “real?” Brian K. Vaughan & Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls), Jonathan Luna & Sarah Vaughn (Alex + Ada) and Joe Keatinge & Leila del Duca (Shutter) make the fantastic into an everyday affair while never losing sight of the fact that stunning readers is part of the magic of comics. Come see what’s so realistic about high-tech love, dark mysteries and lion-gangsters.

 

Title: The Netflix Original Series Marvel’s Jessica Jones and Marvel’s Daredevil

Day: Saturday Time: 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Location: Main Stage 1-D Presented by AT&T

Speakers: Jeph Loeb

Description: Join the cast of the new Netflix original series, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, in their first-ever appearance, as they answer questions and reveal secrets from the hotly-anticipated show debuting on Netflix later this year and celebrate some of the greatest moments from season 1 of Marvel’s Daredevil. Moderated by Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television), this Panel promises to be one you won’t want to miss!

 

Title: Secret Identities – Creating Transgender Characters in Comic Books

Day: Saturday Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: Charles Battersby   Jennie Wood   Marguerite Bennett   Morgan Boecher   P. Kristen Enos   Tara Madison Avery

Description: Transgender comic book characters hit the mainstream this year. Some have received acclaim, while others received outrage. What’s the “Right” way to create a transgender character? What kind of stories make the best use of transgender characters, what representation appeals to transgender readers and what unique contributions can Transgender Creators make to the industry? Our Panel of Comic Creators will discuss and debate how Trans characters can be best portrayed in comics and geek media.

 

Title: Containment (Midseason on The CW)

Day: Saturday Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Location: Room 1A06

Speakers: Chris Wood   Claudia Black   David Gyasi   Hanna Mangan Lawrence   Julie Plec

Description: When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those trapped on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a cure. Containment makes its New York Comic Con debut with a special screening of the entire pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. Based on the original Belgian series created by Carl Joos for Eyeworks, Containment is produced by My So-Called Company in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals), David Nutter (The Flash, Arrow), Matt Corman (Covert Affairs) and Chris Ord (Covert Affairs). Become a fan of Containment on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CWContainment and follow the show on Twitter at @cwcontainment.

 

Title: 25 Years of Valiant: Book of Death and Beyond

Day: Saturday Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: Dinesh Shamdasani   Doug Braithwaite   Fred Pierce   Hunter Gorinson   Matt Kindt   Warren Simons

Description: Celebrate 25 years of the largest independent universe in comics with an all-star Panel spotlighting the next earth-shaking changes coming for Valiant’s biggest heroes! From the epic events of BOOK OF DEATH and WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR to X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT REBORN, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, DIVINITY and more, get the jump on the future of the Valiant Universe right here with an exclusive round of news and announcements from the most acclaimed publisher in comics today, only at NYCC!

 

Title: Secret Space Escapes – The Real Life Gravity

Day: Saturday Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Robert Curbeam   Scott Parazynski   Yi So-yeon

Description: All new Science Channel series SECRET SPACE ESCAPES reveals terrifying accidents, fights for survival and stories of close calls and near misses by the astronauts who survived them. The series will draw viewers into the emotional experience of space exploration as astronauts recount missions as recent as 2013 and reveal chilling accounts of the challenges of space exploration as told only by the men and women who were there. The Panel will feature astronauts from SECRET SPACE ESCAPES to discuss how they relied upon science, training, colleagues on Earth and, most importantly, their wits, in order to survive launches, space walks, landings, collisions, outages and other dangerous situations that occurred during their missions.

 

Title: Critical Contracts for the Comic Book Creator

Day: Saturday Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: Alan Robert   David Gallaher   Matthew Tynan, Esq.   Sheafe Walker, Esq.   Thomas Crowell, Esq.   Xander Bradica

Description: Creating a comic is a labor of love, but make the wrong move and it can become a legal nightmare! In this business, handshake agreements won’t work — you must have written contracts! In this workshop a panel of attorneys and professional comic book creators will show you how to negotiate two key contracts every comic book creator MUST know: the artist services agreement and the comic book publishing agreement (and yes, we’ll show you a few tips on landing a publisher). Filled with tips and tricks from The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators: the first dedicated legal guide for the comic book industry.

 

Title: Calling All Aspiring Writers! Hear Big News From Her Universe and Get Expert Advice to Become a Published Writer

Day: Saturday Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Speakers: Amy Tanenbaum   Anne Convery   Ashley Eckstein   Dave Filoni

Description: Have you ever wanted your novel published? Her Universe will be making a very special announcement and will also bring together leading professionals in the publishing industry to help YOU become a published author. Hear advice from these professionals and learn from their publishing experience on how to get your work recognized. Hosted by Actress (voice of Ahsoka Tano, Star Wars Rebels), Entrepreneur and Her Universe Founder, Ashley Eckstein. Not to be missed – 250 special limited edition posters will be given to Panel attendees only featuring original art by Dave Filoni and signed by Dave Filoni, Ashley Eckstein and Anne Convery.

 

Title: Street Fighter V

Day: Saturday Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Room 1A10

Speakers: Francis Mao   Matt Dhalgren   Michael Evans   Peter Rosas   Yoshinori Ono

Description: Street Fighter V releases worldwide early 2016, but NYCC Fans have an exclusive first-look at the latest news and updates about this iconic video game franchise. Special appearance by Yoshinori Ono – Street Fighter Executive Producer! Plus, get an insider’s sneak peek at all the exciting Street Fighter brand licensing and collectibles being developed as well as a surprise or two. Select Fans may be chosen to battle it out for awesome prizes and bragging rights before Street Fighter nation!

 

Title: FUNimation Industry Panel

Day: Saturday Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Justin Rojas   Lauren Moore   Tara McKinney

Description: From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor – FUNimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FUNimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!

 

Title: FDNY Helmet Charity Art Auction

Day: Saturday Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Description: In celebration of the FDNY’s 150th anniversary, the FDNY Foundation has partnered with Marvel and others on unique FDNY Fire and EMS helmet designs exemplifying and honoring the values of New York City’s true heroes. Check out the display in our Artist Alley all weekend and join us at the FDNY Helmet Charity Art Auction, Saturday, October 10 starting at 6:30 PM for your chance to take home one of these once-in-a-lifetime works of art in support of the FDNY Foundation.

 

Title: Orlando Jones Spotlight

Day: Saturday Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Empire Stage 1-E

Speakers: Orlando Jones

Description: Spend an hour with Comedian and film/TV Actor Orlando Jones as he discusses his career from stand-up, to the silver screen, to his Fan-favorite role as Captain Frank Irving on Fox’s hit supernatural drama Sleepy Hollow.

 

Title: Viewster Industry Panel

Day: Saturday Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: Elliot Trinidad   Rob Pereyda   Tommy Pedrini

Description: Anime streaming service Viewster is debuting to the American anime community in a big way this year with OMAKASE: our premium subscription service sending curated boxes of original anime merch to your door, not to mention HD video streaming & collaborative digital exclusives. Join our creative team as we share the joys & challenges of assembling unique titles like our launch box feat. Kill la Kill, reveal new anime in our catalog and peek at what popular series we have on the horizon.

 

Title: The Lost Girls

Day: Saturday Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Room 1A06

Speakers: Ksenia Solo   Rachel Skarsten

Description: Join Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) and Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) as they take the stage at NYCC to talk about the cult classic Lost Girl and all the fun it was to be on the hit SyFy show. You’ll also hear about Ksenia’s new adventures on Orphan Black and Turn, and find out how Rachel is adjusting to a life of royalty on CW’s Reign.

 

Title: Logic and Steve Blum Discuss The Incredible True Story – Where Music and Anime Intersect

Day: Saturday Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Anna Palchikoff   Arjun “6ix” Ivatury   Kevin Randolph   Logic   Steve Blum

Description: Discussion between hip hop artist Logic, Voice Actor Steve Blum and Music Producer Arjun “6ix” Ivatury on the intersection of music and anime. Together, the three will discuss their individual creative processes and specifically how Logic and 6ix translate Logic’s creative vision and anime influences into lyrically driven hip-hop records.

 

Title: Taking Fan Conventions to the Next Level

Day: Saturday Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: Brent Friedman   Heidi MacDonald   Jim Demonakos   Rob Salkowitz

Description: Just when you thought conventions couldn’t get any bigger, the 2015 season has set new records in attendance and revenue. What’s driving the billion-dollar business of fan events? How are cons reflecting and promoting increased diversity in fandom? How is technology creating new experiences for Fans? Our Panel of convention experts, industry watchers and technology gurus discuss what’s ahead for 2016 and beyond.

 

Title: Truthiness is Stranger than Fiction: New Reality-Based Graphic Novels

Day: Saturday Time: 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Speakers: Derf Backderf   Jennifer Hayden   Leigh Walton   Maris Wicks   Troy Little

Description: Comics can be the best medium to explore the real world – through science, autobiography or wild adventures rooted in real experience. But working with “the truth” brings its own set of challenges… Featuring: Maris Wicks (the goofy & educational anatomy tour Human Body Theater), Derf Backderf (the raucous garbageman tale Trashed), Jennifer Hayden (the funny & wise cancer memoir The Story of My Tits) and Troy Little (the manic adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas).

 

Title: Warframe: Developer & Community Panel

Day: Saturday Time: 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Geoff Crookes   Rebecca Ford   Scott McGregor   Sheldon Carter   Steve Sinclair

Description: Tenno, are you ready for Warframe at NYCC? Join members of the Digital Extremes team, the Creators of Warframe, for a Panel about all things Warframe present and future! We’ll be showing off new content, doing Warframe trivia and discussing some of the hottest Warframe community topics! The Dev Stream crew is all here to field your questions and talk about Warframe! Join Rebecca, Steve, Sheldon, Scott & Geoff for NYCC!

 

Title: NYCC Charity Auction

Day: Saturday Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Description: You can make a difference! Please join us for the fifth Annual Charity Art Auction at NYCC! Come on down and bid with other art enthusiasts for the chance to own a piece of original art from some of your favorite Creators, including Adam Hughes, Mark Brooks, Katie Cook, Adi Granov, Amy Reeder, Ivan Reis and many more. All proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and your participation in this event will help support lifesaving research and treatment for the children of St. Jude. HAVE FUN. GET ART. SAVE LIVES.

 

Title: NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay Presented By Autodesk® Pixlr®

Day: Saturday Time: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: Main Stage 1-D Presented by AT&T

Description: The NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay returns this October to the Big Apple as the largest and most prestigious costume contest on the East Coast. Not only will competitors battle it out for over $5,000 in cash prizes, the Eastern Champion will be automatically qualified for the final round of the Quest for the Crown global cosplay competition circuit at C2E2 2016. Join us for what is sure to be a fun-filled competition circuit celebrating the talent, skill and determination of the best cosplayers in the world.

 

Title: Bravest Warriors from Cartoon Hangover

Day: Saturday Time: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: Fred Seibert   Nate Olson

Description: Cartoon Hangover Presents: Bravest Warriors! An inside look at the show with members of the crew, plus a sneak peek of Season 3.

 

Title: Bordertown

Day: Saturday Time: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Location: Room 1A06

Speakers: Alex Borstein   Hank Azaria   Lalo Alcaraz   Mark Hentemann   Nicholas Gonzalez

Description: From FAMILY GUY’s Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane, check out a special advance screening of Fox’s new animated comedy, premiering in 2016. Centered on two clans – the Buckwalds and the Gonzalezes – living in a town on the U.S./Mexico border, the satirical comedy features a stellar voice cast including Hank Azaria (THE SIMPSONS), Alex Borstein (FAMILY GUY), Missi Pyle (TWO AND A HALF MEN), Nicholas Gonzalez (SLEEPY HOLLOW), and Judah Friedlander (30 ROCK). As the family’s paths begin to cross, they soon become bound by romance, conflict and, perhaps most importantly, friendship – a word that means the same, no matter what side of the border you’re from. Q&A with cast (Hank Azaria, Alex Borstein, Nicholas Gonzalez) and Executive Producers (Mark Hentemann, Lalo Alcaraz) following the screening.

 

Title: Beauty In The Eye of the Beer Holder: Art, Beer and The Audience

Day: Saturday Time: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Aaron McConnell   Anthony Accardi   Khary Randolph   Lauren Grimm   Mike Van Hall   Tim Rozmus

Description: When a reader approaches a piece or a drinker approaches a beer, they bring their own preferences, experiences and interests to determine what they like or dislike about the subject. On the other side, artists and brewers alike may approach their work with particular visions, traditions and drives that can differ from those of their audience. When these perspectives meet across the medium, who is the most important party?

 

Title: The 8 Doctors of Classic Doctor Who

Day: Saturday Time: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: Andre Tessier   Barnaby Edwards   Deborah Stanish   Kathleen Schowalter   Ken Deep   Lanaia DuBose

Description: Long before Peter Capaldi and Matt Smith, David Tennant and Christopher Eccleston, there were eight other Doctors in the TARDIS. Join us for lively discussion of “Classic Who,” the scarves, wobbly sets and Daleks that started it all.

 

Title: Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works

Day: Saturday Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Description: This story focuses primarily on the heroine Rin Tohsaka. After her father’s death, Rin enters the Holy Grail War as the sole heir to the prestigious Tohsaka Household, with her servant Archer. But, she soon finds out that Shirou Emiya, a boy from her high school has gotten himself involved in the battles and unexpectedly saves him when he is fatally injured. Before long, Rin sets out to strike down the conspiracies surrounding the Holy Grail War along with Shirou and his summoned servant Saber.

 

Title: The Cyanide and Happiness Group Sketch Jam Panel

Day: Saturday Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Room 1A10

Speakers: Joel Watson   Kris Wilson   Rob DenBleyker   Shawn Coss

Description: The Creators of Cyanide & Happiness take audience suggestions and all draw frantically on the same piece of paper until everyone is offended.

 

Title: Drawfee Live! with CollegeHumor Illustrators

Day: Saturday Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Caldwell Tanner   Nathan Yaffee

Description: Join CollegeHumor.com Illustrators Caldwell Tanner and Nathan Yaffe for a live version of DRAWFEE, their popular YouTube improvised art show. Joined by artist friends and other Special Guests, the duo lead a comedy-drawing experience including games and audience participation while they collaborate to create original pieces of art based on audience input. Join them as they use your dumb suggestions – such as “Famous Sharks,” “Anime Breakfast” and “Political Unicorns” – to make even dumber drawings!

 

 

SUNDAY OCTOBER 11

Title: Goosebumps & The Baby-Sitters Club Revisited: A Conversation with R.L. Stine, Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman

Day: Sunday Time: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: Room 1A10

Speakers: Ann M. Martin   Dave Roman   R.L. Stine   Raina Telgemeier

Description: Join legendary Authors R.L. Stine (Goosebumps) and Ann M. Martin (The Baby-Sitters Club) as they chat with bestselling and award-winning graphic novel Creators Dave Roman (Graphix Presents: Goosebumps) and Raina Telgemeier (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels) about re-imaging their classic stories as graphic novels. From Stony Brook to HorrorLand, the original Authors and their reimagining Illustrators describe the process and challenges of drawing their classic characters in full color.

 

Title: Cosplay Armor & Props 101

Day: Sunday Time: 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Location: Room 1A05

Speakers: Dhareza Maramis   Jelisa Castro   Jibrii Hopkins   Joanna Miranda   Marisa Semioli   Rebecca Noel

Description: This Panel will show cosplayers how to start making their very own cosplay armor using both EVA Foam & Worbla as materials. The skilled cosplayers of this Panel will give pointers, tips and tricks explaining the methods of using these materials in detail but easily enough to understand for beginners. Live demos of these materials will be given as well.

 

Title: Anime News Network

Day: Sunday Time: 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: Christopher MacDonald   Todd Ciolek

Description: Come meet the CEO and editors of the internet’s most-read English-language anime news site! Find out about upcoming projects, ask a few questions, meet your favorite writers and maybe win a few prizes!

Title: Marvel Unlimited+ Members Only Panel*

Day: Sunday Time: 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Ryan Penagos

Description: This exclusive Panel is just for Marvel Unlimited Plus members! Join Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos and top Marvel Creators for a private Panel discussion of what’s happening inside the Marvel Universe. Get FREE merchandise, sneak peeks of upcoming Marvel comics, a Q&A session to answer all your burning questions and more surprises to be announced. Not to be missed! Marvel Unlimited Plus Members ONLY – show your Member Card or confirmation email at the door for access to the event! *Merchandise available while supplies last.

 

Title: Quest Complete! BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment RPG Panel

Day: Sunday Time: 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Location: Room 1A24

Description: Join BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. as they discuss their upcoming JRPG games including Tales of Zestiria, Project X Zone, Sword Art Online and more!

 

Title: How to Succeed in Self Publishing

Day: Sunday Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: Claire Folkman   Jimmy Palmiotti   Justin Jordan   Kelly Phillips   Morgan Rosenblum   Scott Rogowsky

Description: Back again after its wildly successful first time out at NYCC 2014, is How to Succeed in Self Publishing! Come to hear the stories of various successful indie creators, their highs and lows of bringing their series to life and how they were able to monetize them. Have your questions answered by the people who have succeeded in turning their passions into a sustainable business. If you want to increase the likelihood of you “making it” as a self publisher, then you need to attend this Panel.

 

Title: Lookinglass

Day: Sunday Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Room 1A06

Speakers: Howard Gordon   Rand Ravich   Rob Kazinsky

Description: Join star Rob Kazinsky (“True Blood,” Pacific Rim, “EastEnders”) and executive producers Howard Gordon (“Homeland,” “The X-Files,” “24,” “Tyrant”) and Rand Ravich (“Life,” “Crisis”) for a special advance screening of FOX’s highly anticipated new action-drama, LOOKINGLASS. Premiering in 2016, LOOKINGLASS follows a disgraced, 75-year-old ex-sheriff, whose life ends at the hands of corrupt cops, is brought back to life – by a pair of young tech scientists who are founder of the social networking empire, Lookinglass – and given a second chance as a 35-year-old with unpredictable near-superhuman abilities. Screening will be followed by an audience Q&A.

 

Title: The Comix Life of Seth Kushner

Day: Sunday Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: Dean Haspiel   Gregory Benton   Hannah Means-Shannon

Description: After fighting a brave battle with cancer, the comix community lost Photographer and Writer, Seth Kushner. In his short time making comix, he left behind such wonderful and ground-breaking works as The Brooklynites, Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics, CulturePOP, and the recently published Schmuck ~ the graphic novel. In October of 2015, a street in Brooklyn was renamed in his honor. Help us continue honoring the his spirit with memories & stories from his collaborators & studio mates: Dean Haspiel, Gregory Benton, moderator Hannah-Means Shannon and Surprise Guests. Learn how Seth Kushner went from schmuck to mensch to superhero.

 

Title: #WeNeedDiverseBooks: I Ain’t Your Sidekick – Heroic Counter-Narratives

Day: Sunday Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Speakers: Daniel Jose Older   Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich   Robin Talley   Sara Farizan   Sona Charaipotra   Zoraida Cordova

Description: The #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement created a battle cry for diversity in publishing, but too often, that still means the quirky sidekick or devious villain. Everyone wants to see themselves as the hero. This Panel, featuring six authors and WNDB team members from diverse backgrounds, will examine and encourage embracing diversity in not only the superhero comic world, but in the role of hero in all narratives.

 

Title: IDW: KIDS Comics and More

Day: Sunday Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: Rosalind Morehead   Sarah Gaydos

Description: IDW loves comics as much as you do, so come find out what’s new for 2016! My Little Pony, Disney, Angry Birds, TMNT, Transformers, Skylanders and more! Want to learn how to make your own comics? Come prepared with questions for the Panel, including Editor Sarah Gaydos and marketing-marvel Rosalind Morehead; plus Writers and Artists of all your favorite all-ages books! Free comics for the kids!

 

Title: Lucasfilm Presents: Star Wars: A Galactic Reader’s Theatre

Day: Sunday Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Adam Gidwitz   Alexandra Bracken   Chuck Wendig   Ian Doescher   Michael Siglain   Tom Angleberger

Description: Join a select group of Author talent as they give NYCC Attendees a special Reader’s Theatre of stories from a galaxy far, far away. Nothing too dark, daring or dangerous is off-limits and NYCC Attendees will be thrilled to experience these narratives in an all-new theatrical way.

 

Title: Gravity Falls Revealed

Day: Sunday Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Alex Hirsch   Nachie Marsham

Description: Uncover the mysteries of Disney XD’s hit animated and Emmy Award-winning series Gravity Falls! Creator, Executive Producer and voice of multiple characters, Alex Hirsch (Grunkle Stan) will reveal some exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ materials, expound on secrets from Journal 3 and be on hand for an informative audience Q&A.

 

Title: Minority Report

Day: Sunday Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Location: Empire Stage 1-E

Speakers: Kevin Falls   Laura Regan   Max Borenstein   Meagan Good   Nick Zano   Stark Sands   Wilmer Valderrama

Description: Join the cast (Stark Sands, Meagan Good, Nick Zano, Wilmer Valderrama, Laura Regan) and executive producers (showrunner Kevin Falls and show creator Max Borenstein) for a preview screening of a brand new episode of Fox’s new fall sci-fi action thriller! Based on the hit futuristic Steven Spielberg feature, “Minority Report” follows the unlikely partnership between a man haunted by the future and a cop haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes of the year 2065 before they happen. A brief Q&A will follow the screening.

 

Title: Publishers Weekly Presents: Euro-Comics Spotlight on The French Invasion

Day: Sunday Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: Elsa Charettier   Heidi MacDonald   JL Mast   Pénélope Bagieu

Description: It’s our annual look at the European cartoonists scene, and this year we spotlight the Franco-Belgian tradition. With the increase in translated comics in both print — First Second, NBM – and digital – Comixology’s Delcourt line – there have never been more great French comics to read in the US. Meet some of the top creators including Penelope Bagiue (Exquisite Corpse, Penelope), Elsa Charettier (Infinite Loop) and more surprises as they discuss their work and the great tradition of French comics. Moderated by PW’s Heidi MacDonald.

 

Title: DC Entertainment – All Access

Day: Sunday Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Location: Room 1A06

Speakers: Amanda Conner   Annie Wu   Babs Tarr   Brenden Fletcher   Gustavo Duarte   Heath Corson   Jimmy Palmiotti   Karl Kerschl   Steve Orlando

Description: DC Entertainment has a comic for every Fan of every genre! New and veteran Fans alike are welcome for an introduction to the most exciting and diverse stories ever told across our lines with videos and products that make up DC Entertainment. With titles like HARLEY QUINN, MIDNIGHTER, BLACK CANARY and BIZARRO there truly is something for everyone! Find your new favorite, monthly comic with the talent that creates them including Amanda Conner, Heath Corson, Brenden Fletcher, Jimmy Palmiotti, Scott Snyder, Babs Tarr and others on hand and ready to dish on your favorites!

 

Title: Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production Special Video Presentation and Q&A

Day: Sunday Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Location: Room 1A10

Speakers: Bob Bergen   Gary Hartle   Jeff Bergman

Description: Get ready for an afternoon of hilarity and hijinx as the looniest animation studio in the world, Warner Bros. Animation, showcases the hilarious, heroic and mischievous Bugs Bunny that everyone loves in Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production. Join Producers and members of the voice cast for a look at this new animated series featuring Bugs starring in all-new shorts that find the iconic carrot-loving rabbit matching wits against – and getting the best of – classic characters like Yosemite Sam and Wile E. Coyote. Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production premieres Monday, October 5 at 8/7c on Boomerang.

 

Title: Morning Glories Study Hall LIVE!

Day: Sunday Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: Joe Eisma   Matthew Meylikhov   Nick Spencer

Description: From the hit annotation column on Multiversity Comics, MGA Study Hall Live returns once more to NYCC! As tradition from the last two shows, join creators Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma once again as they discuss their hit Eisner-nominated and New York Times Bestselling Image Comics series “Morning Glories” with MGA Study Hall host Matthew Meylikhov, including another in-depth Fan favorite live Q&A segment. Questions will be asked, answers will be avoided and all will be well – for a better future.

 

Title: Crackle’s SuperMansion Panel

Day: Sunday Time: 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Location: Main Stage 1-D Presented by AT&T

Speakers: Bryan Cranston   Matthew Senreich   Tom Root   Zeb Wells

Description: The League of Freedom is here! Join Bryan Cranston (Titanium Rex), Tom Root (Brad) and show creators Matthew Senreich and Zeb Wells (Jewbot/Groaner) for an ultimate super hero discussion on the all-new, stop motion, animated original series, SuperMansion. Eric Goldman from IGN will moderate. The first three episodes will debut on Crackle October 8 with additional episodes streaming weekly through December 17.

 

Title: Creatively Energizing Young People With Comic Books and the Arts

Day: Sunday Time: 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Speakers: Alex Simmons   Bonnie Erickson   Leslie Carrara Rudolph   Mike Lopez   Noel MacNeal   Paul Castiglia   Ray Felix

Description: Hear from educators and professionals in the comic book and television industry as they share opportunities and experiences that will enrich your library, classroom, summer camp and after school programs, using comics, performance and trips that will help young people to be inspired and learn in a fun and creative way. Join Writers Alex Simmons & Paul Castiglia (Archie), Puppeteers, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph & Noel MacNeal (Sesame Street), Director of the Jim Henson Legacy Bonnie Erickson and Artist/Educator Ray Felix. Moderated by champion of arts in education, Mike Lopez.

 

Title: Darryl DMC McDaniels Presents: Boom! Bap! Pow! Hip-Hop & Comics!

Day: Sunday Time: 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: Alan Ket   Bio   Chuck Creekmur   Darryl DMC McDaniels   Kwame Holland

Description: Join Legendary hip-hop pioneer Darryl DMC McDaniels (Run DMC) and other hip-hop artists as they discuss how comic books influenced them to become the hip-hop icons they are today! Moderated by award-winning journalist Chuck Creekmur (AllHipHop.com) and featuring producer/artist Pete Rock, producer/artist Kwamé, entrepreneur and graffiti artist Alan Ket and Bio from the legendary Tats Cru!

 

Title: Image Comics: Where Creators Own Craft

Day: Sunday Time: 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: Bob Fingerman   Jason Latour   Matt Wilson   Riley Rossmo   Shane Davis   Wes Craig

Description: Comics artists put in a lot of work to get your favorite funnybooks on your bookshelves. What does it take to be a comics artist? How hard is it to create an aesthetic or find your style? Wes Craig (Deadly Class), Shane Davis (AXCEND), Bob Fingerman (Minimum Wage), Jason Latour (Southern Bastards), Riley Rossmo (Rasputin) and Matt Wilson (The Wicked + The Divine) create some of the best comics around, and have the answers you seek.

 

Title: The Amazing Economics of Star Trek

Day: Sunday Time: 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Annalee Newitz   Brad DeLong   Chris Black   Felix Salmon   Manu Saadia   Paul Krugman

Description: What is economics without scarcity? The real engine of Star Trek’s futuristic utopia is not the technology of warp drives and transporters, so much as it is the economics of a world where people want for nothing. This all-star Panel includes Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman, Star Trek Writer Chris Black, Trekonomics Author Manu Saadia and io9 Editor Annalee Newitz. We’ll talk about automation and social progress, and ask: is Star Trek’s level of economic well-being actually possible?

 

Title: Get Out of Your Chair and Off the Planet!

Day: Sunday Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: Ali T. Kokomen   C.A. Higgins   Catherynne Valente   Jay Allen   Judd Winick   Michael Swanwick

Description: Whether it’s satisfying readers’ desires for interstellar armchair travel or sparking ambitions for SF Fans to pursue extra-terrestrial encounters in actuality, science fiction is the fiction of the imagination and inspiration. Authors Michael Swanwick (Chasing the Phoenix), Jay Allan (The Far Star Series), Catherynne Valente (Radiance), Judd Winick (HILO: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth) and C.A. Higgins (Lightless) take readers to the final frontier … and beyond, led by Ali T. Kokmen (Barnes & Noble, Nook Digital).

 

Title: Women of Marvel

Day: Sunday Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Room 1A06

Speakers: Adri Cowan   Ann Foley   Emily Shaw   Judy Stephens   Sana Amanat

Description: From Ms. Marvel to the A-Force, from Twitter to tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in comics recently. Join the conversation as women from multiple disciplines in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry! Panelists include Content Development Director Sana Amanat, Producer Judy Stephens, Social Media Manager Adri Cowan, Assistant Editor Emily Shaw, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Costume Designer Ann Foley and more Mighty Marvel Guests to be announced!

 

Title: A (Wo)man’s World: Closing The Gender Gap In Pop Culture

Day: Sunday Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: Julie Kerwin

Description: On screen, in toystore aisles and comicbook pages, women are often objectified and stereotyped. Perhaps unsurprisingly, men still control pop culture, representing 93% of directors & 87% of writers. But audiences today want something different…where is the change? In this Panel hear from UN Women’s HeForShe campaign and leaders from the film & toy industries who will explore the good, the bad and the ugly: where are we today and what can we all do to shift a “man’s world” into an equal one?

 

Title: Warner Bros. Television Takeover Featuring Gotham, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Blindspot, Supergirl and Person of Interest

Day: Sunday Time: 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Location: Empire Stage 1-E

Speakers: Amy Acker   Arthur Darvill   Ashley Johnson   Audrey Esparza   Ben McKenzie   Brandon Routh   Caity Lotz   Ciara Renée   Cory Michael Smith   Glen Winter   Jaimie Alexander   James Frain   Jessica Lucas   Jim Caviezel   John Stephens   Marianne Jean-Baptiste   Martin Gero   Michael Emerson   Phil Klemmer   Rob Brown   Robin Lord Taylor   Sullivan Stapleton

Description: Join Stars and Producers from five Warner Bros. Television series – Gotham, Supergirl, Blindspot, Person of Interest and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow for exclusive footage, a pilot screening and Q&As on the Empire Stage.

 

Gotham: Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Before there was Batman, there was Gotham. The hit series returns to New York Comic Con for its second year. As Jim Gordon continues his quest to clean up Gotham City, the stakes are higher than ever in season two as we witness the rise of the villains. From Warner Bros. Television, Gotham airs Mondays at 8/7c on FOX. Become a Fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GOTHAMonFox, and follow the show on Twitter at @Gotham.

 

Blindspot: Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Sullivan Stapleton (300: Rise of an Empire) and Jaimie Alexander (Thor films) star in Blindspot, a one-hour action thriller from Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Arrow, Pan) and Writer/Executive Producer Martin Gero (Stargate: Atlantis). Stapleton stars as hardened FBI agent Kurt Weller, who is drawn into a complex conspiracy when a naked amnesiac, Jane Doe (Alexander), is found in Times Square covered in a series of cryptic tattoos … including his name on her back. As Weller and his teammates at the FBI begin to investigate the veritable treasure map that is Jane Doe’s tattoos, they are drawn into a high-stakes underworld that twists and turns through a labyrinth of secrets and revelations — and the information they uncover might ultimately change the world. From Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions, Blindspot airs Mondays at 10/9c on NBC. Become a Fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NBCBlindspot and follow the show on Twitter at @NBCBlindspot.

 

Supergirl Pilot Screening and Q&A – Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Attendees will see a screening of the complete pilot, followed by a Q&A with series stars and executive producers. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supergirl will premiere Monday, October 26 on CBS at a special time of 8:30 PM, before moving to its regularly scheduled time of Mondays at 8:00 PM. Become a Fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SupergirlCBS and follow the show on Twitter at @SupergirlCBS.

 

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A – When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront the immortal threat of Vandal Savage. Attendees will be treated to a sneak peek at upcoming footage from the show, followed by a Q&A with series stars and executive producers. From Berlanti Productions Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will premiere Midseason on The CW. Become a Fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWLegendsOfTomorrow and follow the show on Twitter at @TheCW_Legends.

 

Person of Interest: Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Person of Interest returns to New York for the fifth year! Join the discussion, as the science “fiction” of Person of Interest stays one step ahead of real-world events. John Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) have saved countless lives thanks to the omniscience of their supercomputer and their crack team of brave misfits — NYPD detective Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman), the unpredictable cyber-hacker Root (Amy Acker) and missing-in-action operative Sameen Shaw (Sarah Shahi) — but a new threat puts their mission in jeopardy and their lives in even greater danger. Samaritan, the rival AI, has initiated its lethal “correction.” Finch’s Machine is essentially dead. Shaw is still missing. And the team is once again hiding in plain sight. But with Samaritan’s invisible grip tightening everywhere, will Finch be able to rebuild and resurrect The Machine? And if he does, will it be the same Machine when it comes back online? From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Person of Interest returns Midseason for its fifth season on CBS. Become a Fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PersonofInterestCBS and follow the show on Twitter at @PersonInterest.

 

Title: Sony Pictures Entertainment’s GOOSEBUMPS

Day: Sunday Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Location: Main Stage 1-D Presented by AT&T

Speakers: Dylan Minnette   Jack Black   Odeya Rush   R.L. Stine   Ryan Lee

Description: With 400 million books in print worldwide, Goosebumps is one of the most popular book franchises of all time. Now, Goosebumps makes the leap to the big screen, as many of R.L. Stine’s most famous creations escape their manuscripts and it’s up to our heroes to get them back in the books where they belong. Join Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee and Goosebumps Author R.L. Stine for an exclusive look at the upcoming movie.

 

Title: Geek – Constructing Fandoms

Day: Sunday Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Speakers: Caseen Gains   Colleen Gleason   David J. Peterson   David J. Peterson   Erik Didriksen   Jack Wang   Ryan Britt

Description: Whether it’s a specific fandom like Star Wars or Frankenstein, or a broader genre fandom of space drama, detective or monster stories, Fans love to delve into the infrastructure of the universes that draw their passions. Authors Jack Wang (Star Wars: Epic Yarns), David J. Peterson (The Art of Language Invention), Ryan Britt (Luke Skywalker Can’t Read), Caseen Gains (We Don’t Need Roads), Colleen Gleason (The Stoker & Holmes Series) and Erik Didriksen (Pop Sonnets) express their collective enthusiasm through homage, remixes and analysis in their original works.

Title: The All-New, All-Different Marvel Heroes 2016

Day: Sunday Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: David Brevik

Description: Marvel Heroes 2015 soon becomes Marvel Heroes 2016–so what’s that mean for the future of your favorite free-to-play action-RPG set in the Marvel Universe? See what Gazillion has in store for the rest of 2015 and into next year, including new character reveals, new features and more. Expect some fun surprises, and come with some good questions for the Q&A session. Panelists include Gazillion CEO David Brevik (creator of Diablo) and others from the dev team.

 

Title: Mad about MAD

Day: Sunday Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Speakers: John Ficarra   Jonathan Bresman   Peter Kuper   Ryan Flanders   Sam Viviano   Tom Richmond

Description: MAD, the country’s #1-selling humor magazine (in a field of 1), is dumber than ever! Join MAD MAGAZINE Editor John Ficarra and Art Director Sam Viviano with Jonathan Bresman, Peter Kuper and Tom Richmond for a ridiculous peek at what’s happening at the magazine and an epically moronic Q&A that’s bound to be, well, MAD! (Prizes will be awarded for most moronic questions!)

 

Title: Culturally Queer: The Explosion of LGBTQ Representation in Mainstream Comics & Pop Culture

Day: Sunday Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Annie Ishii   Dylan Marron   Jay Justice   Jennie Wood   Jennifer Camper   Joey Stern   Phil Jimenez

Description: Creators and culture followers take a look at LGBTQ characters in popular culture. An exploration of what’s driving the shift in inclusivity. Veterans Phil Jimenez and Jennifer Camper join newcomers Dylan Marron, Jennie Wood and Nicole Gitau in discussing this amazing time.

 

Title: Horrific Visions of the Crossed!

Day: Sunday Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: Christos Gage   Garth Ennis   Jacen Burrows   Kieron Gillen   Simon Spurrier   William Christensen

Description: Avatar Press Publisher William Christensen takes Fans through the misery filled world of Crossed in comics & film. Garth Ennis’ new Dead on Arrival live action webisodes are coming & this will be the original uncensored vision Fans have been waiting for. Avatar Press invites Crossed cosplayers to attend the Panel for a special photo shoot afterward. Plus we discuss the next big events leading into C-Day 2016! Find out everything new in the world of Crossed & prepare for the horror to come.

 

Title: WGN America Presents: “Underground” Exclusive Screening and Panel

Day: Sunday Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Location: Room 1A06

Description: Hailing from creators and executive producers Misha Green (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Heroes”) and Joe Pokaski (“Daredevil,” “Heroes”), and executive producer and Academy Award-winner John Legend, “Underground” is a high-stakes, dramatic thriller about running for your life, and taking your freedom at any cost. Be among the first to see an exclusive screening of the premiere episode, followed by a Panel discussion with the cast and creative team of one of TV’s most highly anticipated new dramas. This is the story of the greatest escape in American history. “Underground” is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios and will air next year on WGN America.

 

Title: Official Sailor Moon Panel

Day: Sunday Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Location: Room 1A10

Speakers: Amy Mar   Charlene Ingram

Description: Everyone’s favorite Guardian of Love and Justice is back and better than ever! Join the VIZ Media Sailor Moon team for all the can’t-miss news and updates on the legendary anime series, as well as the all-new Sailor Moon Crystal.

 

Title: The Future of Comics for Children and Young Adults

Day: Sunday Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Speakers: Cassandra Pelham   David Saylor Sarah Gaydos   Robin Herrera

Description: With the success of Lumberjanes and El Deafo at this year’s Eisner Awards and the fact that Smile is still on the NYT bestsellers list, what does the future hold for children’s and young adult comics and graphic novels? Join Robin Herrera, David Saylor, Cassandra Pelham, Sarah Gaydos and others in this discussion about editing, forecasting and good old fashioned all-ages material.

 

Title: Nozomi Entertainment Presents Sketchbook ~full color’s~ & Tamayura: Hitotose

Day: Sunday Time: 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Location: Room 1A05

Description: Nozomi Entertainment is happy to present the first two episodes of Sketchbook ~full color’s~ and Tamayura: Hitotose. Don’t miss out on these two amazing series! Set back, relax and enjoy!

 

Title: Gotham, Ghostbusters and Marvel Select: The World of Diamond Select Toys

Day: Sunday Time: 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Location: Room 1A18

Speakers: Chuck Terceira   Eli Livingston   Jean St. Jean   Robert Yee   Zach Oat

Description: Diamond Select Toys President Chuck Terceira, Product Manager Robert Yee and Sculptors Jean St. Jean and Eli Livingston discuss DST’s 7-inch action figures, including Marvel Select, Gotham, iZombie, Ghostbusters, Muppets, Nightmare Before Christmas, Jay and Silent Bob, Plants vs. Zombies and Universal Monsters. Also: busts, statues, vehicles, role-play and banks from the DC Animated Universe, Batman Classic TV, Aliens, Predator, Godzilla and more! Zach Oat (Marketing Supervisor, DST) will moderate a Q&A, reveal new items and award prizes.

 

Title: Kotobukiya Fall/Winter Preview

Day: Sunday Time: 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Location: Room 1A21

Description: Join Kotobukiya for an exclusive, in-depth look into the newest products announcements and updates. Have a question? Ask away during our Q & A session. And don’t forget to participate in our now famous Lucky Draw for a chance to walk away with cool Kotobukiya merchandise!

 

Title: The Full Spectrum: Why Color in Comics Matters

Day: Sunday Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Room 1A01

Speakers: Andaiye Taylor   Darrell Goza   Dilettante Bass   Khaalis Finney   Kimberly Gaines   Naseed Gifted

Description: One of the most basic traits of a hero is to fight for humanity and impact the world around them. If the majority of our heroes are all from the same race, heritage or ethnicity, it not only sends the message that only one group is capable of heroism, but it also leaves no room for other races to fight for humanity as well. Exploring the ideas behind diversity and talking about how we can help spread those changes, without excluding any race, is vital to the comic book discussion. Join Grub Machine’s Writer, Kimberly Gaines, PBS Media’s Creative Director & Writer Naseed Gifted and head of Goza Creative Script/Graphics, Darrell Goza, while we dig into the heart of what multiculturalism really looks like in the universe of heroes.

 

Title: Rayman – Rebirth of a Classic Hero for a New Generation of Players

Day: Sunday Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Room 1A10

Description: Join the Rayman development team, including the original Rayman Creator Michel Ancel and Game Designer Chris McEntee, as they celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Rayman and give an insider’s look on how they create impressive graphics in a 2D setting and design a modern platforming game, on consoles and mobile.

 

Title: A Force for Good: The Powerful Partnership Between Mental Health and Pop Culture

Day: Sunday Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Room 1A24

Speakers: Alex de Campi   H. Eric Bender, M.D.   Janina Scarlet, Ph.D.   Jenny Jaffe   Mara Wilson   Praveen R. Kambam, M.D.   Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D.

Description: Awareness of pop culture’s power to help people with mental illnesses is reaching new heights, from celebrated depictions of superhero struggles to the personal stories of creators themselves. Join Eisner-nominated writer Alex de Campi, actress/writer Mara Wilson, Project UROK’s Jenny Jaffe, Drs. Bender, Kambam, and Pozios of Broadcast Thought, Superhero Therapy’s Janina Scarlet, and moderator Jeff Trexler as they discuss how comics can be a force for good in mental health.

 

Title: NYCC Team Q&A

Day: Sunday Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Room 1B03

Description: We hope that you had an awesome time at NYCC this year! The NYCC Team will sit down with Fans to hear your thoughts on the Show and let you help build NYCC 2016.

 

Title: Sleepy Hollow

Day: Sunday Time: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Location: Main Stage 1-D Presented by AT&T

Description: Returning to New York Comic Con for the third year in a row! Find out what’s in store for our favorite Witnesses when they reunite for a very special third season on Fox and face the biggest threat to Sleepy Hollow yet! Get the inside scoop on our new cast additions, tidbits on this season’s “Twistory”, and the hilarity you can expect as Abbie continues to help Crane adapt to the modern world while they endure they coming of the Second Tribulation. Finally, enjoy a special screening of an ALL NEW episode followed by a Q&A with cast and Executive Producers.

 

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