If you have the NYCC App, then you probably already saw the panels that are being offered this year. If not, you can now view them on online. As with most conventions, there might still be a few surprises waiting to be announced. No, I don’t have any “inside” info but if I remember right, last year “The Avengers” panel was announced pretty late. Just keep that in mind when looking over the schedule. Here are few highlights!
Neal Adams Spotlight: 3:45-4:45 1A14
My Little Pony: 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm 1A06
Join special guests from Hasbro Studios and The HUB TV Network’s “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic” as they share details of the making of the animated series and how the “friendship” and “magic” are brought to life. Fans won’t want to miss it! Also includes Q&A time.
Marvel: House of Ideas 11:15-12:15 1A10
Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology while bringing you what you’ve come to love? Want to learn more about Infinite Comics? Well, this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news from David Gabriel (SVP of Sales), Ryan Penagos (Executive Editorial Director of Digital), Kristen Vincent (Director of Product Strategy), Senior Editor Nick Lowe, Senior Editor Steve Wacker, Mark Waid (Daredevil), writer Matt Kindt and Arune Singh (Director of Communications) on what’s happening on the Marvel Comics App, Marvel Dot Com, Marvel’s vast social media presence and more in this can’t-miss panel.
Christopher Lloyd Q&A: 12:30-1:30 1A10
DC Comics All Access: Before Watchmen: 4:15-5:15 1E13
It’s not the end of the world. It’s the beginning! Before Watchmen is here so you don’t miss this panel about the most talked about comic book series of 2012! Join Brian Azzarello (Before Watchmen: Comedian), Lee Bermejo (Before Watchmen: Rorschach), Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre), Eduardo Risso (Before Watchmen: Moloch), Bill Sienkewicz (Before Watchmen: Nite Owl), Len Wein (Before Watchmen: Ozymandias) and others as they talk about this game-changing event! Hurm!
Evil Dead: 3:45-4:45 IGN Theater
In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up long-dormant demons that possess each of those friends in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. Appearing in person: Producer (as well as the original Ash himself)Bruce Campbell, star Jane Levy (TV’s Suburgatory) and director Fede Alvarez.
Carrie: 3:45-4:45 IGN Theater
A reimagining of the classic Stephen King horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce with a screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Appearing in person: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore and director Kimberly Peirce. Please join all of us from Screen Gems to ask questions and see exclusive footage.
Minimates Turn 10: Small Toys, Big Plans: 10:45-11:45 1A06
Some of the team behind the popular Minimates line are here to unveil new products and answer your questions about the 2-inch, fully articulated mini-figures!
Tom Felton Q&A: 11:00-12:00 1A10
As always, this is a very small sampling of what you’ll find. A few of the other panels include MarvelNOW, New 52, 501st and other super awesome events. You can search through all panels here. What are you looking forward to? Anything you’re bummed that you’ll have to miss?