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Here we go! Too had tat Hobbit panel is at 9 pm otherwise I might find out what happens in the third movie! Please note our big comics press panel at 12:15. Henry Barajas will be moderating this no holds barred love fest,

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11

10/11/14
10:45AM – 11:30AM
Family HQ – 1C03
The Art Force Five Present “Creativity Is the Ultimate Super Power”
Families – Take a break from the POW! BAM! BANG! of so many comic books to embrace the power of creativity in solving everyday problems non-violently. The REAL heroes of the Art Force Five will host an interactive Panel with magic tricks, brain teasers, colorful characters and free pin give-away. Sponsored by Alfred University’s Drawn to Diversity program, striving to “promote equality, reduce violence & strengthen communities” through creativity workshops and community-based art projects.
Brianna Jones
Dan Napolitano
Hakiere Parker
Nermin Moustafa
Nur Amir
Ronnie Rosario
10/11/14
10:45AM – 11:45AM
Family HQ – 1C02
Children’s Museum of Manhattan Kawaii Mascots
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan presents families with an exciting opportunity from the upcoming Hello! From Japan exhibit to learn more about Japan’s kawaii or “cute” culture in America. Create your own fun mascot that represents who you are! Color, decorate and glue the CMOM mascots onto a Popsicle stick for an improvised New York Comic Con costume!
10/11/14
11:00AM – 11:30AM
Family HQ – 1C04
A Giant Leap for DanceKind: A Storytelling and Movement Workshop with the New Victory Theater
The wicked dance villain Zoltan Sashay will stop at nothing to take over the world. Our only hope is you and your fearless dance crew (your family!) become the heroes of an epic saga of good versus evil. Learn the super secret moves passed down from generations of dance gurus. Lead your dance crew to victory in the dance-off that will save all of humanity. Make sure to get there early because there is limited space available!
10/11/14
11:00AM – 11:45AM
1A10
Weta: Creating Conceptual Art for Film
Weta Workshop Conceptual Artists Paul Tobin and Nick Keller share their experiences creating conceptual images for films such as The Hobbit trilogy, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Adventures of Tintin, King Kong, Avatar, District 9 and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Nick Keller
Paul Tobin
 

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10/11/14
11:00AM – 11:45AM
1A18
Jack Kirby! The Art and Characters That Inspired the Industry!
Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon) and Guy Dorian (COR) (Co-Founders of JACK KIRBY! FACEBOOK GROUP), along with Walt Simonson (Ragnarok) get together to discuss the greatest comic book Creator Jack “King” Kirby, the stories and characters he created and his amazing influence on the entire industry, through the perspective of the Professional Artist’s point of view! Moderated by Rand Hoppe of “The Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center.”
Erik Larsen
Guy Dorian
Rand Hoppe
Walter Simonson
 

10/11/14
11:00AM – 11:45AM
1A21
We Are BOOM!
Last year was a banner year for us here at BOOM! Studios: our first feature film, 2 Guns, was released; we signed a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox; Archaia joined us as a new imprint; we expanded the KaBOOM! lineup and we launched BOOM! Box. Join BOOM! Editor-In-Chief Matt Gagnon and Managing Editor Bryce Carlson, plus James Tynion IV (The Woods), Marguerite Bennett (Butterfly, Sleepy Hollow) and Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes) as we share our mission to create the future of comics…now.
Bryce Carlson
Matt Gagnon
Mel Caylo
 

10/11/14
11:00AM – 11:45AM
1A24
CollegeHumor & Dorkly Present “How to Get Paid for Being a Nerd”
You love nerdy stuff – but is there a way to turn your excessive knowledge of Star Wars and Pokemon into cold, hard cash? The staff Editors and Illustrators from number one comedy website CollegeHumor.com and leading fandom website Dorkly.com want to tell you how they do that every day, and invite you to join in! Learn how to turn the nerdy stuff you love into internet comedy gold – plus see the premiere of a new Dorkly Original video!
10/11/14
11:00AM – 11:45AM
1B03
Sailor Moon Crystal
Based on Naoko Takeuchi’s legendary manga series, Sailor Moon Crystal retells the story of Sailor Moon as she searches for her fellow Sailor Guardians and the Legendary Silver Crystal to stop the dark forces of Queen Beryl.
10/11/14
11:15AM – 12:00PM
1A01
The Art of Animation and Saturday Morning Cartoons with Animator/Director Tom Cook
Tom will explain how he got into the Animation field as an Animator back in 1978 and then take the Fans through the steps it took to make one of their favorite cartoons from script to screen. He’ll discuss the jobs of an Animator, Assistant Animator, Layout Artist, Storyboard Artist, Inker and Director and will make it clear how much work it was to create an episode of He-Man or Scooby Doo back when you actually had to draw each and every frame of a Saturday Morning Cartoon.
Tom Cook
 

 

10/11/14
11:15AM – 12:00PM
1A05
Creatively Energizing Your Students with Comic Books and Arts
Join Kids Comic Con founder Alex Simmons, Puppeteer Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Sesame Street), Artists/Writers Diana Leto, Paul Castiglia and Director of Programming for Artists Striving to End Poverty Abby Gerdts as they share their experiences and opportunities that educators and librarians can bring to their students by using comic books, performance and music in a classroom, library or after school program. Moderated by Mike Lopez.
Abby Gerdts
Alex Simmons
Diana Leto
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph
Mike Lopez
Paul Castiglia
Ray Felix
 

 

10/11/14
11:15AM – 12:00PM
1A06
MARVEL: Death of Wolverine – The Logan Legacy
Get ready, X-Fans, for the biggest mutant on mutant showdown of the year in the pages of Death of Wolverine! Join a star-studded lineup of X-writers as they discuss the future of Logan and the impact his death will have on the rest of the X-Men titles! Plus, get the scoop on other titles starring Marvel’s merry mutants! This panel will be jam-packed with X-Men creators, so no fan should miss out! Panelists will include Executive Editor Mike Marts, Brian Michael Bendis (All-New X-Men), Gerry Duggan (Deadpool), Greg Pak (Storm), Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine), and other Mighty Marvel Guests!
Brian Michael Bendis
Charles Soule
Gerry Duggan
Greg Pak
Mike Marts
10/11/14
11:15AM – 12:00PM
1A14
Wikia’s Fantasy Food Fiction [LIVE]
A Panel focusing on “Fantasy Foods” like Harry Potter’s Butterbeer, Fallout’s Nuka Cola, Glee’s Slushie and Doctor Who’s Fish Fingers & Custard? That’s right! Wikia Superfans and surprise Celebrity Chefs will be exploring the culinary phenomena, discussing how to re-create these dishes at home and challenging the Audience with Fantasy Food Trivia. And don’t miss your opportunity to sample some of the discussed treats for free at Wikia’s Fantasy Food Truck (schedule to be announced at the Show)!
10/11/14
11:30AM – 12:30PM
Empire Stage 1-E
The League: Screening and Q&A
To be a Fan of FXX’s The League, you don’t need to know much about fantasy football or sports. You just need to have friends you hate. The ensemble comedy follows a group of friends in a fantasy football league who care deeply about one another – so deeply that they use every opportunity to make each other’s lives miserable. Join The League’s Co-Creators Jeff and Jackie Schaffer, as well as the Cast, including: Stephen Rannazzisi, Katie Aselton, Mark Duplass, Jon Lajoie, Nick Kroll, Paul Scheer and Jason Mantzoukas as they discuss making this successful series for six seasons.
Jackie Schaffer
Jason Mantzoukas
Jeff Schaffer
Jon Lajoie
Katie Aselton
Mark Duplass
Nick Kroll
Paul Scheer
Stephen Rannazzisi
 

10/11/14
11:30AM – 12:30PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Oni Press’ MONSTERPALOOZA!
Three Artists go head-to-head in a timed drawing competition! Join Oni Press’ Associate Editor Robin Herrera along with Megan Levens (Madame Frankenstein), Gabo (Albert the Alien, The Life After) and more as they take YOUR suggestions and turn them into terrifying – or sometimes, adorable – monsters! Kids of all ages are welcome, with free comics available to Attendees!
Gabo
Megan Levens
Robin Herrera
 

10/11/14
12:00PM – 1:00PM
Main Stage 1-D
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games presents an inside look at its upcoming, revolutionary multi-platform game. LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham puts Batman, Superman and the heroes of DC Comics in an out-of-this-world adventure to various Lantern Worlds battling some of the universe’s most cunning villains. More than 150 characters with amazing powers and abilities provide a whole new twist on the popular action-adventure game. Come see exclusive gameplay demonstrations, character reveals, prizes and an animated Panel discussion with Actors Kevin Smith and Troy Baker, TT Games Game Director Arthur Parsons and Assistant Game Director Stephen Sharples and Surprise Guests!
Arthur Parsons
Kevin Smith
Stephen Sharples
Troy Baker
 

10/11/14
12:00PM – 12:45PM
1A10
NYCC Sneak Preview: THE ZODIAC LEGACY!
Disney Publishing Worldwide presents a first look at the new, action-adventure illustrated novel series: The Zodiac Legacy! Co-written by comics legend Stan Lee and Stuart Moore, with art by Andie Tong. Join Stuart Moore and Executive Editor Nachie Marsham as they show artwork and discuss the creative process behind this new franchise, which follows a Chinese-American teenager named Steven Lee in a global chase to thwart evil after twelve magical superpowers tied to the Chinese zodiac are unleashed on the world.
Nachie Marsham
Stuart Moore
 

10/11/14
12:00PM – 12:45PM
1A18
These Are My People/Aliens/Zombies/Vampires/Dragons!: Building Community in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy World
Military fantasies, space operas, post-apocalyptic SF, a graphic novel about frogs penned by a former professional football player — if you build it, they will come. Richard Kadrey (The Getaway God), Daniel Jose Older (Half-Resurrection Blues), Jerzy Drozd (The Warren Commission Report), Sanford Greene (Kulipari), N.K. Jemisin (The Fifth Season), Arwen Elys Dayton (Seeker), Nicholas Sansbury Smith (Orbs) and Moderator Petra Mayer (NPR Books) discuss finding and building a SF/F World Audience.
Arwen Elys Dayton
Daniel Jose Older
Jerzy Drozd
N. K. Jemisin
Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Petra Mayer
Richard Kadrey
Sanford Greene
Trevor Pryce
 

10/11/14
12:00PM – 12:45PM
1A21
FUNimation Industry Panel
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor – FUNimation.
Justin Rojas
Tara McKinney
 

10/11/14
12:00PM – 12:45PM
1A24
Monster Hunter
Monster Hunter is one of the most popular video game franchises in Japan and the excitement is catching in the West! Join a Panel of Capcom staff members as they share the brand new features and exclusive insights from Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (coming Early 2015 on the Nintendo 3DS). The game features all new weapons, monsters and native online support. The Panel will include gameplay footage, as well as some special surprises, so this is one you won’t want to miss! Followed by a Q&A session.
10/11/14
12:00PM – 12:45PM
1B03
Gargantia
In the distant future, Ledo, a young soldier from space, wakes up and finds himself marooned on an ocean planet. Growing up in space, and knowing nothing but battle, he is a stranger in a strange land, full of odd customs and a foreign language, but he’s not alone. Starting a new journey on this verdurous planet, Ledo must find a way to survive and reconcile the fact that he may never be able to return home!
10/11/14
12:00PM – 12:45PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Drawing Workshop with Thom Zahler
Thom Zahler is the Creator, Writer and Artist of the Harvey-nominated, Fan-favorite superhero romantic comedy Love and Capes. He has also written and drawn issues of IDW’s My Little Pony books. Recently, he sold his first script to the Ultimate Spider-Man airing on Disney XD. Zahler is also a successful Letterer, lettering Deadbeats for Claypool Comics, Skyward for Action Lab among others. He is a graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art and lives in Northeast Ohio.
Thom Zahler
 

10/11/14

12:15PM – 1:00PM
1A01
The One Weird Trick for Learning about Comics
Comics Journalists unite to reveal behind the scenes secrets of the comics and discuss what really goes on at your favorite comics websites. Who’s hot, who’s not, what’s in and what’s out. Participants include Heidi MacDonald (The Beat), Laura Hudson (Wired), Brigid Alverson (CBR, School Library Journal), Hannah Mean-Shannon (Bleeding Cool) and more.
Brigid Alverson
Hannah Means Shannon
Heidi MacDonald
Laura Hudson

 

10/11/14
12:15PM – 1:00PM
1A05
Celebrating 15 Years of The Goon: Modern Horror, Humor and More!
What started as a self-published sensation quickly grew into one of the most exciting books in the marketplace, with multiple Eisner wins, critical accolades and a movie in development! Now, we get together some of the top Writers and Artists working in horror comics to pay tribute to the one and only Eric Powell! Join Dark Horse Publicity Director, Jeremy Atkins, along with a Cast of Creators, for a look at the past, present and future of comics’ most lovable brute and more!
Eric Powell
Jeremy Atkins
 

10/11/14
12:15PM – 1:00PM
1A14
IDW Publishing: The Writers
Meet the Writers behind the best scripts in comics! Join IDW’s VP of Marketing Dirk Wood and an all-star Cast of Writers for a spirited discussion about what it takes to write a great comic! Featuring Chris Ryall, John Barber, Scott Tipton, M. Zachary Sherman, Andy Schmidt and a couple of very special surprise Guests!
Andy Schmidt
Chris Ryall
Dirk Wood
John Barber
M. Zachary Sherman
Scott Tipton
10/11/14
12:15PM – 1:00PM
Family HQ – 1C04
Harry Potter NYC Presents: The Art of Wand Dueling
Join The Group That Shall Not Be Named, HP-NYC as their top wand dueling Instructors demonstrate several of the offensive and defensive moves most frequently employed in duels. Many of these can be seen being used in the now famous Harry Potter Documentary films.
10/11/14
12:15PM – 2:00PM
1A06
Starz Presents Black Sails and Da Vinci’s Demons
Starz presents the original drama series “Black Sails,” set in the midst of the golden age of piracy, from Executive Producers Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine, starring Toby Stephens as Captain Flint, Hannah New as Eleanor Guthrie, Luke Arnold as John Silver, Jessica Parker Kennedy as Max, and Zach McGowan as Captain Charles Vane, as well as “Da Vinci’s Demons,” which follows the “untold” story of the world’s greatest genius, Leonardo da Vinci, from Creator David S. Goyer, and Executive Producer John Shiban, starring Tom Riley as Leonardo da Vinci, Laura Haddock as Lucrezia Donati, Blake Ritson as Count Girolamo Riario and Gregg Chillin as Zoroaster.
Blake Ritson
Gregg Chillin
Hannah New
Jessica Parker Kennedy
John Shiban
Jon Steinberg
Laura Haddock
Luke Arnold
Robert Levine
Toby Stephens
Tom Riley
Zach McGowan
10/11/14
12:45PM – 1:45PM
Empire Stage 1-E
MARVEL Cup O’ Joe
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 exposé on everything Marvel. Got a question about a favorite hero? Want to hear groundbreaking news straight from the source? Need a rundown on breaking developments in Marvel comics, film and TV? This panel is for you! With special announcements galore! Featuring writers Brian Michael Bendis (All-New X-Men), Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Gerry Duggan (Deadpool), Erica Henderson and other Mighty Marvel guests!
Brian Michael Bendis
Dan Slott
Erica Henderson
Gerry Duggan
Kelly Sue DeConnick
10/11/14
12:45PM – 1:45PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Design a Board Game with the Pixel Academy
Make your own game with the Pixel Academy! In this workshop, our team of Instructors will lead you through the creative process of transforming an idea into a game that you and your friends can enjoy! Participants will leave with a playable prototype of their own board or card game and detailed plans for 3D printing or laser cutting the game pieces at the Pixel Academy! Come learn the fundamental elements of game design that can be used to make games of all types – even video games!
10/11/14
1:00PM – 1:45PM
1A10
Spotlight on Cory Doctorow
Cory Doctorow talks about comics, pop culture and the future of the Internet!
Cory Doctorow

10/11/14
1:00PM – 1:45PM
1A18
Max Brooks – Zombies vs. Vampires: The Extinction Parade Survival Panel
Max Brooks, the bestselling Author of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, returns to provide intel and anecdotes on how to survive a Vampires vs Zombies apocalypse! Brooks comes to New York Comic Con to share his insight on his new comic series Extinction Parade: War and into the rotting minds of the shambling dead, the aristocratic self-entitled vampire race and to field questions from zombie-phobic Fans! Get your questions answered from the source in this exciting Q&A opportunity!
Garth Ennis
Hannah Means Shannon
Rich Johnston
Simon Spurrier
William Christensen
10/11/14
1:00PM – 1:45PM
1A21
Sunrise Official Panel
The Official Panel of the Animation Production SUNRISE. Masayuki OZAKI (Director and Producer of SUNRISE) will be attending to speak about Anime series produced by SUNRISE and hold a Q&A with the Fans.
Akane Hagino
Masayuki Ozaki
 

10/11/14
1:00PM – 1:45PM
1A24
Nerdist Comics Panel
Join Hosts Ben Blacker (Thunderbolts) and Heath Corson (Justice League: War; Batman: Assault on Arkham) and Guests G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel; Air) and more Writers TBA for a special NYCC edition of Nerdist Comics Panel in which will be discussed the process and business of writing comic books.
Ben Blacker
G. Willow Wilson
Heath Corson
 

10/11/14
1:00PM – 1:45PM
1B03
The Complete Graphic Novel with Brian Haberlin: From Idea to Market
As the Co-Creator of the longest original full-color graphic novel ever published (ANOMALY), digital Pioneer, Writer and Producer, Brian Haberlin (Witchblade, Spawn, Anomaly, Aria, and others) shares his unique insights on the creation of the graphic novel form in this information-packed, entertaining Panel. Yes. Entertaining! Contents include idea structure, talent searches and important business issues Creators overlook until it’s too late—and future technology integration into the medium.
Brian Haberlin

10/11/14
1:00PM – 3:00PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Design Your Own Cape with the Art Force Five
What color would your cape be? Would your cape’s logo be an animal, a letter or something else entirely? Come use colored tape and plastic sheets to make your own super cape and flaunt your super style. Kid-friendly.
10/11/14
1:15PM – 2:00PM
1A01
The Mary Sue Presents – Strong Female Characters: The Women Shining in Geek Media
We often ask to see “strong female characters” in our geek media and are critical when Creators fall short but this Panel will focus on the positive representations of women, both as they exist now and as they’ve evolved over time and those creating them. We’ll also be discussing the impact positive representations had on the lives of the Panelists and their hopes for characters we’ll see in the future.
Jill Pantozzi
Rebecca Pahle
Sam Maggs
Victoria McNally 

10/11/14
1:15PM – 2:00PM
1A05
Morning Glories Study Hall Live
From the hit annotation column on Multiversity Comics, MGA Study Hall Live returns to NYCC! Continuing from last year’s Panel, 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.
Joe Eisma
Matthew Meylikhov
Nick Spencer
 

10/11/14
1:15PM – 2:00PM
1A14
IGN Podcast Beyond Live: Indies, Infamous and Infinite PS4 Possibilities
The Internet’s number one PlayStation podcast comes to NYC to talk about everything going on in the PlayStation ecosystem and to ramble about whatever horrible thing pops into its head. Come meet and greet IGN Loudmouth Greg Miller and THE PRIDE OF LONG ISLAND Colin Moriarty. BEYOND!
Colin Moriarty
Greg Miller
 

10/11/14
1:45PM – 2:45PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Mike Curato Reading and Live Drawing
Mike Curato reads/draws from his picture book, Little Elliot, Big City featuring a small polka-dotted elephant who lives in NYC. Amid the hustle and bustle of NYC, Little Elliot leads a quiet life but finds many wonderful things to enjoy – like cupcakes! When his problems seem insurmountable, Elliot discovers something even sweeter – a friend. Curato will do an interactive drawing demo open to kids of all ages, drawing our own Little Elliot story that kids can “art direct” as Curato draws each scene.
Mike Curato

10/11/14
2:00PM – 2:45PM
1A10
Spotlight on Randall Munroe with Bill Nye
Join Randall Munroe (Creator of wildly popular webcomic xkcd) and Bill Nye (the Science Guy), for an enlightening Q&A session poring over serious answers to hypothetical questions you probably never thought to ask – until now. Get ready for a fun, highly educational discussion covering anything from computer simulations to declassified military research memos; evolution vs. creationism to global windstorms; time travel to Star Wars references and, of course, some really weird science.
Bill Nye
Randall Munroe
 

10/11/14
2:00PM – 2:45PM
1A18
CBLDF: Tales from the Code – True Stories of Censorship
For more than 50 years, American comic books were subject to the censorship of the Comics Code, a system born from a time when comics were burned in the streets and blamed for all of society’s ills. Though the Code is gone, its influence remains. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund gathers Denny O’Neil, Paul Levitz and other top Storytellers who worked under the Code’s strictures to tell the tales of how its censorship touched their creative visions.
Charles Brownstein
Denny O’Neil
Paul Levitz
 

10/11/14
2:00PM – 2:45PM
1A21
Aniplex of America
From the company who brought you the best in Anime including Sword Art Online, KILL la KILL, Nisekoi and Fate/stay night to name a few. Ask any Fan to name his or her favorite anime show and chances are likely that it’s an Aniplex produced show. From the Latest Anime to Special Announcements, come and see what Aniplex of America has in-store for the rest of 2014 and beyond. Join us as we talk about our current works and answer your questions. There will be some special giveaways including rare items from Japan.
EJ Rivera
 

 

10/11/14
2:00PM – 2:45PM
1B03
Nerd Music Panel: Rock Comic Con
Have an idea for a great nerdy song? Want to start your own nerd band, choir or folk duo? It’s an incredible time for the burgeoning, inclusive nerd music scene. Join the Founders of Rock Comic Con as they talk to some of the best and emerging acts, including: Harry & the Potters, Kirby Krackle, Math The Band, H2Awesome!, Daenerys & the Targaryens & surprise Guests! Panelists will discuss their origins, geek perspective, deconstruction and play their favorite tunes. With musical challenges, on-the-spot songs, audience participation…and perhaps a Sarlacc mosh pit. GREAT for all ages!
10/11/14
2:00PM – 3:00PM
1A24
Cartoon Network Presents: Screening and Halloween Partaaayy
C’mon, grab your friends, your bros and your Giant Realistic Flying Tiger and join Cartoon Network for a frightful hour filled with tricks and treats! Check out upcoming Halloween episodes from Adventure Time, Regular Show and Uncle Grandpa before anyone else in the entire world! And since you’re one of the cool kids, you also get to peep a sneak peek at the upcoming new mini-series Over the Garden Wall. And what’s a Halloween Partaaay without costumes?! Wear your Cartoon Network inspired costume and you may just win a prize! So come psyched to fright and dressed to impress!
10/11/14
2:00PM – 3:00PM
Empire Stage 1-E
DC Entertainment – Batman 75th Anniversary
Throughout his 75 year history, the Dark Knight has become one of the most popular and widely recognized super heroes in the world. From comics to TV to movies to video games, the World’s Greatest Detective has permeated all entertainment mediums and beyond. Come by for a look at Batman’s rich history and what the future holds for this pop culture icon with industry titans and other surprise Guests!
Blair Herter
Geoff Johns
Greg Capullo
Jim Lee
Kevin Conroy
Neal Adams
Scott Snyder

10/11/14
2:15PM – 2:45PM
Family HQ – 1C04
A Giant Leap for DanceKind: A Storytelling and Movement Workshop with the New Victory Theater
The wicked dance villain Zoltan Sashay will stop at nothing to take over the world. Our only hope is you and your fearless dance crew (your family!) become the heroes of an epic saga of good versus evil. Learn the super secret moves passed down from generations of dance gurus. Lead your dance crew to victory in the dance-off that will save all of humanity. Make sure to get there early because there is limited space available!
10/11/14
2:15PM – 3:00PM
1A01
Marvel’s AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Super Hero Science Analysis
AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. science Advisors Ricardo Gil da Costa (Neuroverse Inc.), Preston Dyches (JPL), Randii Wessen (JPL), Leonidas Moustakis (JPL) and Sebastian Alvarado (Thwacke) will brief participants on the case files of the Super Heroes who make up the Avengers Initiative. For the fist time, the most confidential scientific findings on what makes these Super Heroes so unique will be divulged. Presented by Victory Hill Exhibitions and The Science & Entertainment Exchange.
James Kakalios
Nicholas Cooper
Phil Plait
Preston Dyches
Ricardo Gil de Costa
Sebastian Alverado
10/11/14
2:15PM – 3:00PM
1A06
Image Comics: I Is for Impact
No matter how weird of an idea you may have, if you can hook someone, they’ll be a reader for life. Frank Quitely (JUPITER’S LEGACY), Wes Craig (DEADLY CLASS), Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS), Steve Orlando (UNDERTOW), James Robinson (THE SAVIORS), Roc Upchurch (RAT QUEENS) and Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA) take strange ideas and turn them into intensely relatable and entertaining comics. Now, they’re going to share their secrets and talk about how fun it is to make the unreal real.
Brian K. Vaughan
Frank Quitely
James Robinson
Matt Fraction
Roc Upchurch
Steve Orlando
Wes Craig

 

10/11/14
2:15PM – 3:00PM
1A14
IDW Publishing: The Artists
Want to find out just what it takes to be a working Artist in the comic industry? Or, want to find out a little more about a few Artists that are already there? This is the Panel for you! Join Editor-in-Chief & CCO Chris Ryall, with very Special Guests Gabriel Rodriguez, Alan Robert, menton3, Sarah Stone, Andy Price and more surprise Guests, for an illuminating discussion on sequential art and upcoming IDW projects! Plus, prizes and Q&A!
Alan Robert
Andy Price
Chris Ryall
Gabriel Rodriguez
Sarah Stone
menton3
10/11/14
2:45PM – 3:15PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Super Sprowtz
Children will be led through an action-packed curriculum of health and wellness broken down into four easy-to-remember stages: Mind, Heart, Body and Tummy! Our catchy music will have kids yelling “I want more broccoli!”, and our built-in games will teach the superheroes in training which super powers come from which veggies! It’s all about learning to stay healthy and making smart choices. Getting active has never been more fun with our hit dances, including “Burn (calories)” and “What’s Your Super Power?” – it’s a workout for even the adults!
10/11/14
3:00PM – 3:45PM
1A10
Bee & Puppycat – An Inside Look at Creating an Animation Hit
What happens when an animation legend gets behind a new creative vision in the genre? You get Bee & Puppycat. Created by Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time), Bee & Puppycat has quickly become one of the most anticipated animated series in recent memory and it won’t be airing on any TV network. Based off an animated short, Bee & Puppycat fueled the most successful Kickstarter campaign for an animated series and the fourth largest funding of all-time on the crowdsourcing network. This Panel will sit down with series Creator Allegri, series Producer and Head of Frederator Studios, Fred Seibert (Adventure Time, Fairly OddParents, Bravest Warriors) to get an inside look at the upcoming series and discuss what it is about Bee & Puppycat that has struck such a chord with audiences and how they intend to make it a hit.
Fred Seibert
Natasha Allegri
 

10/11/14
3:00PM – 3:45PM
1A18
So They Say You Shouldn’t Cosplay
Come and listen in on a Panel led by Ivy Doomkitty, covering topics such as body image, skin color, age, crossplay (rule 63) and more. We will discuss how to push past boundaries that others try to place against you. After all, Cosplay is for everyone. It is not limited to one demographic. Q&A to follow.
Alexa Heart
Aly Chu
Alyssa King
Dave Turner
Ivy Doomkitty
10/11/14
3:00PM – 3:45PM
1A21
#YesAllGeeks: Let’s Talk About Harassment in Fandom
After years of silence, people have become more vocal in speaking against harassment in fandom. How can our community unite to make our spaces – online and offline – safer? With Mikki Kendall (Writer and Activist, @karnythia), Marlene Bonnelly (Blogger, @ilikecomicstoo), Kaye M (Writer & Founder of #YesAllWomen), Emily Asher-Perrin (Blogger, Tor.com), Robert Anders (Nurse Practitioner). Moderated by Diana Pho (Editor, Tor Books).
Diana Pho
Emily Asher-Perrin
Kaye M
Marlene Bonnelly
Mikki Kendall
Rob Anders
10/11/14
3:00PM – 3:45PM
1B03
Not Your Mother’s Fairy Tales
Get ready to travel over the river and through the woods, to a Panel where standard fairytales get transformed into something more. From the grimm-est retellings of old favorites to all new adventures, fairytales dark and gritty or light and fluffy have been catching readers in their spell for centuries. Featuring amazing tale-spinners like Naomi Novik, Nicole Peeler and Brian and Wendy Froud, don’t be late to this Panel, or you risk the wrath of pissed-off jinn and mischievous fae-folk!
Ben Tripp
Bishop O’Connell
Brian Froud
Harry Heckel
Naomi Novik
Nicole Peeler
Soman Chainani
Wendy Froud
 

10/11/14
3:15PM – 4:00PM
1A01
How D&D Changed The World and Why Role-Playing Games Rule
In his book Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and The People Who Play It, Journalist David M. Ewalt recounts the surprising history of role-playing games, from their roots on ancient battlefields to how they gave birth to the modern video game industry. We’ll discuss the influence these games have had on our culture and how role-playing games could change the world again. We’ll also discuss the latest edition of D&D during a Q&A session, and tackle some gaming trivia with great prizes for audience members!
10/11/14
3:15PM – 4:00PM
1A05
Developing an Original Comic Idea into an Animated Series: IDW’s “Killogy” Cast with Marky Ramone and Friends
“Killogy” the award winning IDW horror/comedy comic series cast some familiar faces as its lead Characters. Hear from the Stars themselves on how this bizarre Celebrity mash-up came about and what’s in store! Panelists include Marky Ramone (The Ramones), “Killogy” Creator Alan Robert (“Crawl to Me”), Actress Brea Grant (“Heroes,” “Dexter”), Producer/Writer Rodney Barnes (“The Boondocks”), IDW’s Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall, Exclusive Swag and Special Announcements!
Alan Robert
Brea Grant
Chris Ryall
Gary Sohmers
Marky Ramone
Rodney Barnes
10/11/14
3:15PM – 4:00PM
1A06
Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Behind-the-Scenes
Join the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes team for a first-hand, behind-the-scenes look at the story behind what it was like to bring the Marvel Super Heroes to Disney’s expanding video game platform! The development team from Marvel, Avalanche Studios and Disney Interactive will dive into how the game has evolved, how the stories developed and various other aspects of the creative process. This unprecedented all-access look at this momentous game release is not to be missed!
10/11/14
3:15PM – 4:00PM
1A14
A New Dawn – The Exciting Future of Star Wars Publishing
Standing alongside the films as official Star Wars canon, the role of books in the Star Wars universe has never been more important. Join New York Times bestselling Author John Jackson Miller, Vanessa Marshall (Hera in Star Wars Rebels), Jennifer Heddle (Senior Editor, Lucasfilm) and Shelly Shapiro (Editor, Del Rey) as they discuss the planning of Star Wars: A New Dawn, as well as the exciting list of upcoming Star Wars novels from Del Rey.
Jennifer Heddle
John Jackson Miller
Shelly Shapiro
Vanessa Marshall
 

10/11/14
3:15PM – 4:15PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Sci-Tech Heroes
Sci-Tech Heroes is a hands-on workshop with comic book Author/Creator Alex Simmons that explores the amazing world of science through the imaginative realm of comics. Kids will examine the powers of a popular hero, and then create their own hero or villain based in real science. Their characters must be able to create a natural disaster, or…survive one. It’s a fun way for kids to see the possibilities of the future, and their place in it as Creators, Inventors or Explorers.
Alex Simmons
 

 

10/11/14
3:15PM – 4:15PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Kids Costume Parade
Calling all kids 12 and under! Come show off your costume in the Kids Costume Parade in the Family HQ hosted by Puppeteer Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Abby Cadabby on Sesame Street) and her puppet friend Lolly Lardpop. To register, please arrive 30 minutes prior to the parade since space is limited and is not guaranteed.
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph
 

 

10/11/14
3:30PM – 4:15PM
Family HQ – 1C04
Harry Potter NYC Presents: The Art of Wand Dueling
Join The Group That Shall Not Be Named, HP-NYC as their top wand dueling Instructors demonstrate several of the offensive and defensive moves most frequently employed in duels. Many of these can be seen being used in the now famous Harry Potter Documentary films.
10/11/14
3:30PM – 4:30PM
Main Stage 1-D
AMC’s The Walking Dead
Join Andrew Lincoln and the Cast and Producers of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” to discuss the upcoming fifth season of the series and introduce an official, never before seen, sneak preview.
Andrew Lincoln
Chad L. Coleman
Danai Gurira
Lauren Cohan
Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
Melissa McBride
Michael Cudlitz
Norman Reedus
Sonequa Martin-Green
Steven Yeun

10/11/14
4:00PM – 4:45PM
1A10
Powered by Creators: Dark Horse Video Game Comics Level Up!
Dark Horse established itself as the premier licensed publisher, by continuing story lines from the big screen to the page in the company’s early years. Now, this tradition is carried on through the most exciting video game tie-ins in the comics medium! Join Dark Horse Publicity Director Jeremy Atkins, along with a Cast of the industry’s Top Writers working on these titles, including Gail Simone (Tomb Raider), Paul Tobin (The Witcher) and former Star Wars Writer Brian Wood for an exciting announcement!
Brian Wood
Gail Simone
Greg Rucka
Jeremy Atkins
Paul Tobin
10/11/14
4:00PM – 4:45PM
1A18
Villains: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Darth Vader, the Evil Queen, Hannibal Lecter, Nurse Ratched…let’s face it, being a villain is way more fun sometimes. Join Walter Jury & Sarah Fine (Scan), Lexie Dunne (Superheroes Anonymous), Matthew Cody (Villainous), Brandon Sanderson (Steelheart and Firefight), Peter Moore (V is for Villain) and Anna Schumacher (End Times) as they discuss with Anna Jarzab (Tandem) what makes a villain memorable, why we need them and if the tables were turned, would they be the heroes of their own tales?
Anna Jarzab
Anna Schumacher
Brandon Sanderson
Lexie Dunne
Matthew Cody
Peter Moore
Sarah Fine
Walter Jury
 

10/11/14
4:00PM – 4:45PM
1A21
Outrageous Acts of Science: A Punkin Chunkin Extravaganza
Science Channel combines the mind-blowing demonstrations of the hit show OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE with the unbelievable engineering of PUNKIN CHUNKIN. For 27 years the World Championship Punkin Chunkin competition has been launching pumpkins high into the skies. Science Channel will be there again to catch every high-flyin’ moment. At NYCC join the real Scientists of OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE who will break down the homemade air cannons, catapults, torsion and centrifugal machines and Trebuchets Chunk Engineering Athletes have created. Audiences will see exclusive footage and have a chance to win some amazing prizes in this Panel that combines the best of Science Channel.
10/11/14
4:00PM – 4:45PM
1B03
From Dreams to Reality – Science Fiction as an Inspiration for NASA and Private Sector Space Development
Science fiction has had a tremendous impact on the development of actual space hardware and missions. This Panel will explore the influence of science fiction on real space programs being conducted by both private sector corporations and NASA. Officials from Virgin Galactic, NASA and Bigelow Aerospace, will describe exciting new developments and technologies while illustrating how science fiction inspired these projects as well as lifelong careers in the aerospace field.
A.C. Charania
Jason Crusan
Mike Gold
 

10/11/14
4:15PM – 4:45PM
Family HQ – 1C03
The Adventure of Captain Cocoa
Join the Central Park Zoo’s super hero Captain Cocoa as you help to save the rain forest in this comic action adventure show for all ages, especially families with children ages 4-10. The program includes audience interaction, a puppet monkey and lots of super hero laughs.
Wildlife Theater Troupe
 

 

10/11/14
4:15PM – 5:00PM
1A01
Copyrights, Contracts and Comic Book Creators
Can you protect your comic book ideas? How do you register a copyright? What is “work for hire” and how can it hurt or help you? This workshop will help you prepare your comic book property to put you in the best negotiating position with publishers and movie studios. We’ll help the Audience identify the legal traps waiting for the unwary Author (collaboration sabotage, infringement, work-for-hire), using newly-developed tools from “The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators.”
Alan Robert
Allan Norico
David Gallaher
Gina Fuentes
Matthew Tynan
Sheafe Walker
Thomas Crowell
 

 

10/11/14
4:15PM – 5:00PM
1A05
Dare2Draw: The Series
Dare2Draw is a NYC monthly mentoring/networking comic book Creator program, currently developing “Dare2Draw: the TV Series,” to spotlight NEW talent. We’ll have Simon Fraser (Dr. Who) and Jamie Tanner (Kickstarter’s Comics Department) along with our judges, helping us find new talent for the series. We’ll have a 15-minute “Quick Draw” challenge. Four amazing prizes! Top winner also wins 1-on-1 mentoring sessions with Simon and Jamie. Supplies provided, cool swag from our awesome sponsors! Plus the “Golden Rules” for Kickstarters!
Alex Maleev
Cliff Chiang
Jamie Tanner
Phil Jimenez
Simon Fraser
10/11/14
4:15PM – 5:00PM
1A06
DC Comics – Champions of Justice
The heroes of DC Comics – The New 52 return to New York for a star-studded, action packed Panel! Join the Creators of DC Comics’ most powerful and influential heroes and heroines for a sneak peek of what is to come for these champions of justice!
Aaron Kuder
David Finch
Geoff Johns
Greg Pak
Jimmy Palmiotti
John Cunningham
Paul Levitz
Ray Fawkes
Tim Seeley
Tom Angleberger
Tom King
Tony Daniel
10/11/14
4:15PM – 5:00PM
1A14
Official Sailor Moon Panel
Come on a journey with the legendary Guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon! Members of the VIZ Media Sailor Moon team will talk about the impact of this beloved anime series, show footage from the remastered episodes and celebrate the long-awaited return of Usagi and her friends!
10/11/14
4:15PM – 5:00PM
1A24
Minimates Mini-Figures: From Marvel to Clerks to TMNT!
2014 was a big year for Minimates, but 2015 will be even bigger! Diamond Select Toys President Chuck Terceira, Product Manager Robert Yee and Designer Uriel Caton will discuss what’s coming up for the popular 2-inch mini-figure line, including Marvel, TMNT, Godzilla, Aliens, Clerks, Walking Dead, Buck Rogers, Sin City, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Nightmare Before Christmas, Grimm Fairy Tales and more! Check out new artwork, sit in on a Q&A and stick around for a prize drawing!
Chuck Terceira
Robert Yee
Uriel Caton
Zach Oat
 

10/11/14
4:30PM – 5:30PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Make Your Own Superhero Mask
Did you forget your mask at home or have you been inspired to become a new super hero based on the fantastic animal world presented by the Central Park Zoo? Join the Central Park Zoo Crew to design your own mask to take home and show off at NYCC!
Wildlife Theater Troupe
 

 

10/11/14
4:45PM – 5:15PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Super Sprowtz
Children will be led through an action-packed curriculum of health and wellness broken down into four easy-to-remember stages: Mind, Heart, Body and Tummy! Our catchy music will have kids yelling “I want more broccoli!”, and our built-in games will teach the superheroes in training which super powers come from which veggies! It’s all about learning to stay healthy and making smart choices. Getting active has never been more fun with our hit dances, including “Burn (calories)” and “What’s Your Super Power?” – it’s a workout for even the adults!
10/11/14
5:00PM – 5:45PM
1A18
ComiXology: Ask Me Anything
ComiXology spills the beans on everything you’ve ever wanted to know about digital comics, publishing, LIFE & more! From how to publish your own comic book through comiXology Submit, to a “how-to” on beginning your own successful start-up just like comiXology Co-Founders & Panelists David Steinberger & John D. Roberts. Moderated by comiXology’s marketing maven, Chip Mosher, this Panel will answer your burning curiosities in a no-holds-barred Q&A of epic proportions!
Chip Mosher
David Steinberger
John D. Roberts
 

10/11/14
5:00PM – 5:45PM
1B03
The Future of Video Games
This round table Panel brings together Top Game Designers to talk about the direction of the video game market. With new consoles out, mobile games becoming more popular and the rise of digital downloads, we will take at look at how you will be playing your games in the future. Also, the Panel will explore new technologies that will shape the next decade of games. Whether you are a Professional or Fan there is a lot going on in video games to talk about.
David Brevik
Garrett Fuller
James Schmalz
Michael Gluck
 

10/11/14
5:00PM – 7:00PM
Family HQ – 1C04
501st Legion: Empire City Garrison’s Blast-a-Trooper
Presented by 501st Legion: Empire City Garrison, Blast-a-Trooper is a charity fundraising event providing Fans the opportunity to ‘blast’ live Star Wars characters with Nerf blasters. Proceeds from donations will benefit Make-A-Wish. We encourage all attendees to participate. Remember every dollar helps put a smile on the face of a child. Come visit us – have a blast and most of all warm a heart.
10/11/14
5:00PM – 7:30PM
1A10
[adult swim] Panel Block
[adult swim] Presents: Black Dynamite 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM Join Executive Producer Carl Jones, Producer Scott Fuselier and Cast Members Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight), Tommy Davidson (In Living Color) and Byron Minns (South Central), as they discuss the original animated series Black Dynamite and screen an early look at the upcoming second season, premiering October 18 on [adult swim]. [adult swim] Presents: The Heart, She Holler 5:50 PM – 6:35 PM Join the community of The Heart, She Holler for an early look at the upcoming third season, premiering December on [adult swim]. Cast Members Amy Sedaris (Strangers With Candy) and Judith Roberts (Eraserhead, Orange is the New Black) will be joined by Co-Executive Producers John Lee and Alyson Levy (Wonder Showzen) to discuss the surreal soap opera, screen a never before seen episode and take Fan questions. Moderated by Gordon Lish (famed Editor and Captain Fiction). [adult swim] Presents: Mike Tyson Mysteries 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM Mike Tyson is coming home to NYC and he’s bringing his new animated adult comedy series with him as Mike Tyson Mysteries makes its New York Comic Con debut. In Mike Tyson Mysteries, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets…by solving mysteries! Join Mike Tyson, Rachel Ramras (MAD) and Producer Hugh Davidson (The Looney Tunes Show) as they share exclusive video and give Fans a hilarious look at this all-new series premiering October 27 on [adult swim].
Alyson Levy
Amy Sedaris
Byron Minns
Carl Jones
Gordon Lish
Hugh Davidson
John Lee
Judith Roberts
Michael Jai White
Mike Tyson
Rachel Ramras
Scott Fuselier
Tommy Davidson

10/11/14
5:15PM – 6:00PM
1A01
Discussing the Essential Kurtzman: Harvey Kurtzman’s Jungle Book
One of the most influential graphic novels of all time (#26 on The Comics Journal’s Top 100 of the 20th Century) RETURNS! Harvey Kurtzman’s Jungle Book inspired Cartoonists such as R. Crumb, Jay Lynch, Art Spiegelman and Denis Kitchen. Discussing the coming KSB edition and Kurtzman’s life will be: Denis Kitchen (Kitchen Sink Books), David Hadju (The Ten-Cent Plague), Jay Lynch (Bijou Funnies), John Holmstrom (Punk Magazine) and Harvey’s daughter Nellie Kurtzman. Moderator: Bill Kartalopoulos.
Bill Kartalopoulos
David Hadju
Denis Kitchen
Jay Lynch
John Holmstrom
Nellie Kurtzman
10/11/14
5:15PM – 6:00PM
1A05
The Irregular of Magic High School Screening Episodes 1-2
At the National Magic University First Affiliate High School, A.K.A Magic High School, students are divided into two distinct groups according to their academic performances. The First Course enrolled “Blooms” and the Second Course “Weeds.” This spring, a very peculiar brother and sister enroll as new students. Ever since these two have entered through the gates of this prestigious school, the calm campus was beginning to change…
10/11/14
5:15PM – 6:00PM
1A06
Video Game High School 3 Premiere
Join YouTube Star Freddie Wong for the east coast premiere of Video Game High School (VGHS) 3. Named the top web series of 2013 by Variety with over 84 million views, VGHS 3 – from Rocket Jump Studios and Collective Digital Studios – features even bigger explosions and car chases as the students return for the ultimate battle in this final installment. Don’t miss Conan O’Brien and other surprise cameos as the web series is taken out in an epic blaze of glory, starting October 13 on YouTube.
10/11/14
5:15PM – 6:00PM
1A14
Vertical Manga 2014
Their new titles for 2015 and beyond. As Publishers of sci-fi hits Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN and Knights of Sidonia – expect more great genre fiction Vertical as they are known as the premiere localizers of sophisticated Japanese content.
Ed Chavez
 

 

10/11/14
5:15PM – 6:00PM
1A24
New York TimesOUT Presents Geeks, Gaymers and Crossplay
The LGBT community has found a safe haven in the con culture. Equality and self-expression are encouraged in the space and Fans are able to take their online relationships into the real world through these gatherings. Let’s discuss the appeal of cons to the LGBT community and how the internet is playing a major role in mainstreaming both of these cultural subsets.
10/11/14
5:15PM – 6:15PM
Main Stage 1-D
Marvel’s Daredevil, Exclusively on Netflix
Join the cast of Marvel’s Daredevil in their first-ever appearance with show-runner Steve DeKnight and moderator Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) to answer questions and reveal secrets from the hotly-anticipated show debuting on Netflix in 2015.
Jeph Loeb
Steve DeKnight
 

10/11/14
5:30PM – 6:30PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Understanding Comics for Kids
This is not a how-to-draw Panel, but an informational Panel where children will learn what goes into making a comic. They will learn terminology, storytelling for humor and story-based comics, panel layout and more. Finally, children will learn what they can do to digitally distribute their comics via a blog as well as how to print using their home computer. Handouts will be provided.
Carey Pietsch
Gregg Schigiel
Michael Grassia
Patrick Reily
Tom Gambino
10/11/14
5:45PM – 6:30PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Drawing Workshop with Jacob Chabot
Jacob Chabot is a New York City based Cartoonist and Illustrator. His credits include work for Marvel Comics, Spongebob Comics, Simpsons Comics, Mad Magazine, Highlights Magazine, Hello Kitty and his own Eisner Nominated book “The Mighty Skullboy Army.”
Jacob Chabot
 

 

10/11/14
6:00PM – 6:45PM
1A18
Doctor Who – The Legend Continues
Last year we brought you Colin Baker (6th Doctor) and Nick Briggs (voice of the Daleks and Cybermen) and premiered the 50th Anniversary “Light at the End” from Big Finish. This year look for our Special Guests (TBA) to join us for a weekend of fun including autographs and photo ops as well as some exclusive merchandise just for NYCC attendees.
10/11/14
6:00PM – 6:45PM
1A21
Color Me RADD!
You’ll never look at color comics the same way again! Join Oni Press Editor in Chief James Lucas Jones and rockstar Colorists Dave McCaig and Trish Mulvihill for a discussion on the role of Colorists in storytelling.
Dave McCaig
James Lucas Jones
Trish Mulvihill
 

10/11/14
6:00PM – 6:45PM
1B03
Last Unicorn News with Author Peter S. Beagle
If you think THE LAST UNICORN is just a classic novel and animated film, guess again! Come learn all the latest from Peter S. Beagle and Producers Connor Cochran and Lauren Sands. Graphic novel news, the biggest screening tour in history, an innovative “rehanced” edition, new video releases, new publishing, new soundtrack CD, a Broadway-bound musical (with VERY surprising Co-Producers) and yes, news about the live-action version too!
Connor Cochran
Lauren Sands
Peter S. Beagle
 

10/11/14
6:15PM – 7:00PM
1A01
Blood Lad
Staz, one of the toughest vampires in the demon world, finds being a vampire to be a serious pain and prefers to spend his time watching anime and playing video games. When a Japanese girl wanders into his territory, Staz cannot hide his excitement at finally meeting a living human from his favorite culture. Unfortunately, she dies after being swallowed by a monster, leaving her bare soul behind. Staz vows he will bring her back to life by any bloody means necessary!
10/11/14
6:15PM – 7:00PM
1A05
The Kubert School
Adam Kubert talks about The Kubert School and what it takes to become a Professional Artist with a Panel of our Alumni.
Adam Kubert
 

 

10/11/14
6:15PM – 7:00PM
1A06
DC Entertainment: Women of DC Entertainment
This amazing Cast of Editors, Artists and Writers discuss their unique creative processes on some of your favorite DCE titles! Not to be missed.
Amanda Conner
Babs Tarr
Becky Cloonan
Bobbie Chase
Caitlin Kittredge
Gail Simone
Marguerite Bennett
Meredith Finch
Shelly Bond
 

10/11/14
6:15PM – 7:00PM
1A14
Anime News Network
Meet the Publisher and a handful of Columnists and Writers from the internet’s most widely-read source for anime news! Ask questions and win fabulous prizes!
Christopher MacDonald
David Cabrera
Todd Ciolek
 

10/11/14
6:15PM – 7:00PM
1A24
Stump the Author: Science Fiction Edition
Join bestselling science fiction Authors for a speed round of stump the Author. Watch your favorite Writers take questions that test their knowledge of science fiction, pop culture, and fantasy. It’s winner take all!
Bruce Coville
Paul di Filippo
Simon Green
 

10/11/14
7:00PM – 7:45PM
1A21
Garth Ennis – Crossed DOA & the Future of Crossed
Survival horror changed forever when Garth Ennis created the grueling world of Crossed. For over five years he has defined the genre with an unrelenting series which dares you to read and experience the horror. Join an all-star Panel of Creators as Garth Ennis (Preacher, Crossed) is joined by Simon Spurrier (Crossed: Wish You Were Here), Justin Jordan (Crossed: Badlands)and a very special comics giant guest to reveal the future of Crossed comics, webseries and the DOA live action webisodes!
David Hine
Garth Ennis
Justin Jordan
Simon Spurrier
William Christensen
10/11/14
7:00PM – 7:45PM
1B03
Evolution of the Action-RPG Genre
Met the movers and shakers of the gaming industry including David Brevik (Visionary behind Diablo and Diablo II), James Schmalz (Co-Creator of the Unreal game series) and Andrew Krausnick (Lead Designer of Trove), as they sit down and discuss the evolution of the action-RPG genre. From turn-based to real-time action, hear how far the action-RPG genre has come and where it will be going in the future. Moderated by Garrett Fuller of MMORPG.com, don’t miss this chance to ask those burning questions you have during the Q&A session.
Andrew Krausnick
David Brevik
James Schmalz
 

10/11/14
7:00PM – 8:00PM
Empire Stage 1-E
Constantine Pilot Screening and Q&A
Attendees will see a screening of the complete pilot, followed by a Q&A with series Stars Matt Ryan, Angelica Celaya and Executive Producer David S. Goyer. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, Constantine will air Fridays at 10/9c on NBC this fall, premiering October 24. Become a Fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Constantine and follow the show on Twitter at @NBCConstantine.
Angelica Celaya
David S. Goyer
Matt Ryan
 

10/11/14
7:15PM – 10:00PM
1A18
NYCC Charity Auction
You can make a difference! Please join us for the fourth 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 Humberto Ramos, Tony Daniel, Terry Moore, Steve McNiven, Francis Manapul 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.

10/11/14
7:15PM – 8:00PM
1A01
Collaborating in Comics
Successful Writers and Artists talk about the ingredients of a good relationship in a creative collaboration and how to avoid killing each other. Featuring acclaimed Artist Amy Reeder (Rocket Girl, Batwoman), Writer/former DC Comics/Vertigo Editor Brandon Montclare, Amy Chu (DC Comics/Vertigo, Girls Night Out), Marvel/DC Artist Alitha Martinez, Artist Sean Von Gorman (The Secret Adventures of Houdini, Pawn Shop) and Shaun Manning (Hell, Nebraska, Interesting Drug).
Alitha Martinez
Amy Chu
Amy Reeder
Brandon Montclare
Fred Van Lente
Ryan Dunlavey
Sean Von Gorman
Shaun Manning
 

10/11/14
7:15PM – 8:00PM
1A05
Breaking Good: Addressing World Challenges through Comic Books and Video Games
Can comic books change the world? Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: The Last Man) sits down with best selling Author Cory Doctorow (Homeland, Little Brother) to talk about the possibilities of creating world change through popular culture. FBI victim specialist Alexis Krieger chats with Writer Thomas Estler about how they created a comic book (Abolitionista!) to fight human trafficking. Asi Burak, President of Games for Change, talks about creating video games with a social impact.
Alexis Krieger
Asi Burak
Brian K. Vaughan
Cory Doctorow
Julia Shulman
Talicia Jackson
Thomas Estler
 

 

10/11/14
7:15PM – 8:00PM
1A06
Titmouse, Inc.
Meet with one of the biggest 2D animation studios in America. Talk with Directors, Creators, Voice Talent, Producers and Animators. There will be discussions about what shows they make and how they make them! Titmouse does a wide variety of shows, from Adult Swim to Disney. They will screen some of their animation favorites and hand out free merchandise, as well as answer questions from the Audience.
Christy Karacas
Dave Newberg
Kayla Reid
Mike Carlo
Peedee Shindell
Steve Jacobson
10/11/14
7:15PM – 8:00PM
1A14
Terraformars
WBHE Japan presents the Exclusive Screening of TERRAFORMARS English subtitled with the World Premiere extensive trailer. With Earth becoming increasingly overpopulated, an ambitious plan has been put into place to terraform Mars using mold and cockroaches. Nearly 500 years after the plan, a mission to Mars, Annex 1, is under way to accomplish crucial research into the Virus currently plaguing mankind with the crew members who’ve been injected with various DNA of life on Earth in order to combat the Terraformars, giant humanoid cockroaches. A special giveaway for all in attendance!
10/11/14
7:15PM – 8:00PM
1A24
Star Trek at 50: From The Cage to Today
The man The Los Angeles Times dubbed “the world’s foremost Trekspert,” Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise) moderates a Panel celebrating five decades since filming began on the first Star Trek pilot. Reflecting on 50 years of boldly going featuring Trek luminaries Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), Edward Gross (“The Fifty Year Mission”), Vic Mignona (Star Trek Continues), Steve Melching (The Clone Wars), David E. Williams (Geek Magazine) and Chase Masterson (Deep Space Nine) and a few special surprises.
Chase Masterson
David E. Williams
Edward Gross
Scott Mantz
Steve Melching
Vic Mignogna
10/11/14
7:30PM – 10:00PM
Main Stage 1-D
The NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay with Special Performance from KÀ by Cirque du Soleil
KÀ by Cirque du Soleil 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM KÀ by Cirque du Soleil will deliver an exciting live performance at New York Comic Con to celebrate the launch of its third custom Marvel Comic Book! Guests will see an act from the critically-acclaimed, $165 million production followed by a Q&A with KÀ team members. KÀ by Cirque du Soleil is a heroic journey of love and conflict presented on a 360-degree rotating stage which forms the backdrop for a cinematic journey of aerial adventure and acrobatics. For more, visit www.ka.com. The NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM The NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay makes its debut this October in the Big Apple as the largest and most prestigious costume contest on the East Coast. This is the first stop in the “Quest for the Crown,” a new global Cosplay competition circuit. Join us for what is sure to be a fun-filled competition celebrating the talent, skill and determination of the best Cosplayers in the world.
10/11/14
8:00PM – 8:45PM
1A10
The Cyanide and Happiness Group Sketch Jam Panel
Starting with a quick Q&A with the Creators of C & H, the Panel will move into some shorts from their website. Following this, the Creators of Cyanide & Happiness and HijiNKS ENSUE take Audience suggestions and all draw frantically on the same piece of paper until everyone is offended. (Adult language and subject matter).
Dave McElfatrick
Joel Watson
Kris Wilson
Rob Denbleyker
 

10/11/14
8:00PM – 8:45PM
1A21
Sexy Beasts: Paranormal Romance Heroes and Why We Love Them
If you like your heroes with a little more bite, then you don’t want to miss this! Join a Panel of NYT, USA TODAY and National Bestselling multi-published Authors as they chat about what makes a paranormal romance hero sexy and why readers keep coming back for more. Whether it’s werewolves, shifters, vampires, demons, angels or warlocks, the supernatural hero is forever a Fan favorite. Learn what makes a successful paranormal romance and hear the Authors share tips and more!
Carrie Ann Ryan
Damon Suede
Sara Humphreys
Stephanie Julian
Stephanie Tyler
10/11/14
8:00PM – 8:45PM
1B03
Cartoons in the News: Editorial Cartooning Past and Present
An all-star Cast of working Artists discuss their process in creating an editorial cartoon. Panelists will explore the intersection of current affairs and comics, the history of editorial cartooning and how to translate breaking news to cartoon form. Learn how editorial cartooning evolved as a force for social good, and how Artists are adapting to the age of digital news. For those interested in a career in the field, Panelists will also share stories and offer advice for aspiring Cartoonists.
Ruben Bolling
Stephen Collins
 

10/11/14
8:15PM – 10:00PM
1A06
Aniplex Secret Event

Christine Marie Cabanos
EJ Rivera
Hiroe Tsukamoto
 

10/11/14
8:15PM – 10:00PM
1A14
ReedPOP’s Fandom Film Festival
We may return to our everyday lives at the close of NYCC, but the spirit surrounding it never subsides. ReedPOP’s inaugural Fandom Film Festival is a celebration of our unending passion as Fans! Meet the Filmmakers who are telling our story, documenting the fandom that exists beyond NYCC and showcasing pop culture’s stamp on mainstream society. See clips and meet the Filmmakers from the documentaries “Plastic Galaxy,” “Rise of the eSports Hero” and “Legends of the Knight.”
10/11/14
8:15PM – 9:00PM
1A01
Blessing of the Campanella
Leicester Maycraft leads a charmed life. His parents are nobility and he spends his days crafting inventions and questing alongside his friends. It also doesn’t hurt that every pretty girl in town is in love with him. Life couldn’t possibly get any better. Until it does. Energy from a supernatural meteor shower awakens the adorable automaton, Minette, who imprints on Leicester as her “papa”. Just like that, Leicester’s entourage of beautiful girls goes from flattering to ridiculous.
10/11/14
8:15PM – 9:00PM
1A05
Ranma 1/2
Ranma Saotome never thought a martial arts training mission to China would turn out like this! An accidental dunk in a cursed spring changes boy Ranma into a young girl every time he is splashed with cold water. Hot water reverses the effect – but only until next time! What’s a half-guy, half-girl to do?
10/11/14
8:15PM – 9:15PM
1A24
IFC Comedy Block: Comedy Bang! Bang! & The Birthday Boys
Join Scott Aukerman (Host of Comedy Bang! Bang! & Co-Creator of Between Two Ferns) and sketch comedy group The Birthday Boys for a discussion about their IFC comedy shows Comedy Bang! Bang! and The Birthday Boys. Get a sneak peek of exclusive clips from the upcoming new seasons, plus a Q&A and some surprises too! All new Comedy on IFC starting Friday, October 17 at 11:00 PM. Visit ifc.com for more on your favorite shows.
Scott Aukerman
The Birthday Boys
 

10/11/14
9:00PM – 11:00PM
1A10
Adi Shankar: Trigger Warning
A brutally honest and unfiltered Q&A session with Filmmaker and unapologetic bootlegger Adi Shankar. There may be a surprise “Bootleg Universe” short featured at the Panel. Not for the easily offended. No suits allowed.
Adi Shankar
 

 

10/11/14
9:00PM – 9:45PM
1A21
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – An Unofficial Look!
Peter Jackson’s time in Middle-earth draws to an end – the final movie in The Hobbit trilogy, ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ comes out in December this year. Join Staff from TheOneRing.net to speculate on what we might see in this film – with inside information and maybe even some unofficial sneak peaks! We’ll also discuss what we might see in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition. If you love Middle-earth, don’t miss this Panel!
Ashlee Rose Scott-Hoffman
Chris Pirrotta
Earl Carvalho
John Tedeschi
Kirsten Cairns
Rebecca Perry
 

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