We are less than a week 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 Saturday’s events that we’re looking forward to.
Writers Unite: Writing and Pitching Comic Stories
Sat. October 10| 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Room 1A01
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.
All-New All-Different Marvel
Sat. October 10| 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM | Room 1A10
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)!
Sat. October 10| 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Main Stage 1-D Presented by AT&T
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!
DC Comics – Heroes to the Core
Sat. October 10| 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM | Room 1A06
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, Greg Pak, John Romita Jr, Riley Rossmo, 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!
Disney-Lucasfilm Publishing Presents: Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens
Sat. October 10| 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM | Room 1A21
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.
Marry, Do or Kill? What Will It Take to Shatter Female Stereotypes in Comics?
Sat. October 10| 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Room 1A05
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), M. Alice LeGrow (Writer/Artist, Bizenghast), Jennie Wood (Writer, FLUTTER), NEN (Artist, Shinobi Clans) and Enrica Jang (Writer/Editor, House of Montresor). Moderated by Jon Christianson (honestlycomics.com).
Sat. October 10| 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM | Main Stage 1-D Presented by AT&T
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.
MARVEL: Cup O’Joe
Sat. October 10| 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM | Empire Stage 1-E
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)!
STARZ Presents Ash vs Evil Dead
Sat. October 10| 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Hammerstein Ballroom - 311 W 34th St.
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.
Action Lab: Five Years and BEYOND!
Sat. October 10| 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Room 1A05
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!
25 Years of Valiant: Book of Death and Beyond
Sat. October 10| 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM | Room 1A18
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!
These are just a handful of events that are happening on Saturday. 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).