We are less than ten days away from the experience that is New York Comic Con. Leading up to the con, we’re be looking at some of what is happening each day at the show, and what we’re looking most forward to seeing.
Here’s some of Friday’s events that we’re looking forward to.
There are signings going all day, every day of NYCC, and here’s some of the celebrities you’ll find in the autographing area on Thursday (check newyorkcomiccon.com for times and locations):
Star Wars: A Galaxy of Fandom
Fri. October 9| 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Room 1A24
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!
The New Geeky Journalism
Fri. October 9| 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Room 1A01
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.
Image Comics: Where Creators Own Worlds
Fri. October 9| 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM | Room 1A21
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.
LEGO Marvel’s Avengers: Meet the Talent Behind the Videogame
Fri. October 9| 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM | Main Stage 1-D Presented by AT&T
Go behind the scenes with the LEGO Marvel’s Avengers development team, including Arthur Parsons(Game Director, TT Games), Mike Jones (Executive Producer, Marvel Games) and Bill Rosemann(Creative Director, Marvel Games), for an inside look at the first console videogame featuring characters and storylines from Marvel’s The Avengers, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and more. Moderated by Marvel’s Ryan Penagos (Agent M, Executive Editorial Director, Marvel Digital), this celebration of all things Avengers will provide fans with an exclusive look at a brand new gameplay trailer, in-game character reveals and the latest artwork/videos featuring content from across the Marvel Cinematic and Comic Universe, all told through the LEGO lens with a splash of classic LEGO humor. Be on the lookout for news on special guest appearances as well! LEGO Marvel’s Avengers will be available on January 26, 2016.
The Next Big Thing: Indie Authors Creating Brave New Worlds
Fri. October 9| 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Room 1B03
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.
Kickstarter 101: An Intro to Funding Your Dream Comics Project
Fri. October 9| 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Room 1A24
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).
Let Me Hear You Scream
Fri. October 9| 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Room 1A01
"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.
DC Entertainment Spotlight on Scott Snyder
Fri. October 9| 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM | Room 1A21
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!
Avatar Press Uncensored Creativity Unleashed
Fri. October 9| 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Room 1A18
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!
Fri. October 9| 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM | Room 1A24
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?
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Creating the World of 2029
Fri. October 9| 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM | Room 1A21
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!
These are just a handful of events that are happening on Friday. You can go to nycc15.mapyourshow.com and use the My Show Planner app to make your own schedule for the con, and you can have all the events at your fingertips by downloading the NYCC mobile app (nyccmobile.com).