IGN @ New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con

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IGN @ New York Comic Con

October 13-16, 2011

IGN Theatre – Various panels and events will be held at the IGN Theatre – presented by Sprint – Thursday, October 13 through Saturday, October 16.

NYCC Kick-Off Concert with Headliner DJ Z-Trip
This New York Comic Con kick-off concert with DJ Z-Trip and Tom Morello will provide a free evening of entertainment for attendees in the IGN Theater – presented by Sprint for the thousands of fans who will be gathering for this year’s show.
Thursday, October 13 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Inside scoop on Batman: Arkham City

o Get the inside scoop on Batman: Arkham City, the highly-anticipated follow-up to the hit game Batman: Arkham Asylum and the Guinness World Record holder for the “Most Critically-Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever.” Be among the first to see and hear new details about the next chapter in Batman’s gritty, immersive world – including some surprise reveals about the game and its characters – from the voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy (Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: The Animated Series); front man Claudio Sanchez of the popular progressive rock band “Coheed and Cambria,” which wrote and performed the track “Deranged” featured on Batman: Arkham City – The Album; Rocksteady Studios Game Director Sefton Hill (Batman: Arkham Asylum), and more. Don’t leave early … there are special prizes lurking in the shadows.

Friday, October 14 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

DC Universe Animated Original Movies gives an early look at Batman: Year One, Catwoman & Justice League: Doom

o Warner Home Video, Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation proudly present an action-packed hour of first looks with the premiere of the animated short Catwoman, an inside glimpse of Batman: Year One, and the New York Comic Con exclusive first footage of Justice League: Doom, the highly-anticipated next entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Panelists include the ultimate voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy, executive producer Bruce Timm, casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano. Moderator Gary Miereanu will offer a first-look glimpse into the 2012 DC Universe Animated Original Movies slate, give away some exclusive prizes to inquisitive audience members, and quite possibly introduce a few surprise guests. Warner Home Video will distribute Batman: Year One and Catwoman on Blu-Ray™ and DVD on October 18, 2011.

Friday, October 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Discussion on The Venture Bros

o Show creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer, perennial Comic Con favorites, will discuss their original series The Venture Bros. and answer questions that have been submitted by fans on AdultSwimPresents.com/NYCC.

Friday, October 14 from 4:15 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

Discussion on Robot Chicken and Sneak Peak of Season 5.5

o Seth Green (co-creator), Matthew Senreich (co-creator), Doug Goldstein (head writer and co-producer), and Zeb Wells discuss their popular series Robot Chicken and provide a sneak peek of season 5.5, premiering on Oct. 23rd on Adult Swim.

Friday, October 14 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Live performance of the popular podcast: Jay and Silent Bob Get Old

o Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes will appear together for a live performance of their popular podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old. Fans who are interested in attending the live performance must have a New York Comic Con ticket and also purchase an additional ticket to the podcast. All ticket prices are based on seating location, visit NewYorkComicCon.com for ticket availability.

Friday, October 14 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Nikita Special Video Presentation and Q&A

o Nikita returns to NYCC with series stars Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible 3), Shane West (ER) and Lyndsy Fonseca (Kick-Ass) joining producer Albert Kim to reveal classified video and information. The second season finds Nikita and Michael on the run with a black box containing the government’s darkest secrets. Leading the hunt for them is Alex … and she knows all of Nikita’s tricks.

Saturday, October 15 from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

· Get hands-on with Uncharted 3

o Play Uncharted 3 with IGN Games editors at the Sprint Uncharted Experience presented by IGN located just outside of the IGN Theater.

o Saturday, October 15: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

· Discussion on upcoming Ghost Rider film

o After blazing a trail around the globe in the worldwide hit Ghost Rider, Nicolas Cage returns as Johnny Blaze in Columbia Pictures’ Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. Still struggling with his curse as the devil’s bounty hunter, Blaze is hiding out in a remote part of Eastern Europe when he is recruited by a secret sect to save a young boy (Fergus Riordan) from the devil (Ciaran Hinds). At first, Johnny is reluctant to embrace the power of the Ghost Rider again, but it is the only way to protect the boy – and possibly rid himself of his curse forever. Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the directors of the film, will be in attendance to give you a look at their vision for the film and their no-holds-barred style of directing.

o Saturday, Oct. 15: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

AMC’s The Walking Dead Panel Event and Sneak Peak at the New Season

o Robert Kirkman (Creator/Writer of The Walking Dead comic) along with the cast and producers of The Walking Dead discuss the success of season one and what to look forward to in season two. The panel will also include a special sneak peek at the new season. The Walking Dead returns October 16 at 9/8c on AMC.

Saturday, October 15 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

MARVEL STUDIOS: Marvel’s The Avengers

o “Marvel’s The Avengers” is the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. This special presentation will feature never-before-seen footage and appearances by Kevin Feige (Producer), Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson), and Cobie Smulders (Agent Hill).

Saturday, October 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below
Makoto Shinkai introduces the New York Premiere of his latest film.
Sunday, October 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Tekken: Blood Vengeance in 3D screening

o Special live appearance by Dai Sato (screenwriter) and Katsuhiro Harada (Tekken Game Producer)! Based on the hit video game from Namco Bandai Games, Ling Xiaoyu is dispatched to an international school to spy on Shin Kamiya, a victim of a secret genetic experiments that may hold the key to the M Cell. While investigating, she befriends Alisa Bosconovitch who also shows an interest in Shin. Their new friendship is put to the test as they are caught in the middle of the Mishima family feud. Written by Dai Soto (Cowboy Bebop, Wolf’s Rain, Ghost in the Shell), this CGI animated feature takes the world of Tekken to a new level.

Sunday, October 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Additional IGN activities during New York Comic Con

· IGN’s Podcast Beyond! and Free Sh1t

o Two of IGN.com’s powerhouse productions are about to make sweet love on the New York Comic-Con stage, and you’re invited to be part of it. Podcast Beyond (the Number 1 PlayStation Podcast in terms of volume and listeners) and Free Sh1t (the game show that just gives you stuff and makes excellent use of a green screen) are coming together for one night only. Win T-shirts, DVDs and games from the socially awkward Chris Carle. Hear “He Only Does Everything” Colin Moriarty wax on and on about Trophies and Mega Man. Probably see IGN Loudmouth Greg Miller take his shirt off. You’ve watched our videos and listened to our shows, but this is your chance to be a part of podcast magic and get you questions answered. Come prepared; we’re a conversational panel.

o Friday, October 14 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Room 1A23

· Meet the IGN Editors

o Mingle with IGN Games & Entertainment editors at our NYCC Meet & Greet. The event will take place at 300 New York Bowling Lanes (Pier 60 at West 23rd Street) and free food, drinks and bowling will be provided. Open to all IGN fans!

o Saturday, October 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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