Actually, it came out yesterday as most of you know. It seems like a lot of you were waiting for it as it crashed soon after it was released. By the end of the day though it was up and running and everyone finally got to take a look. Obviously I’m not going to list all of the panels but here are a few that caught my eye:
Women in Comics
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Speakers: Claudia McGivney, Megan Kociolek, Emily Weisenstein
The universe of women in comics has spanned several decades. This panel will cover all aspects of women in the comic book world: the creators, the mythos, the history and of course the superheroes. Cultivate your collection at the library and join us for a tour of women throughout comics.
Kotobukiya Fall Preview 2013
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Speaker: Dan Lujan
Want to get an insider’s look at what is in store from Kotobukiya for 2014? Join us Thursday for our fall preview discussion panel. Attendees can expect plenty of first time product announcements and updates, an opportunity to ask questions to our development team along with a chance to win some awesome prizes from our now famous Lucky Draw raffle!
Marvel Television Presents
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Speaker: Jeph Loeb
Bring your family inside the ever-expanding MARVEL UNIVERSE with Head of Television, Jeph Loeb! Get a sneak peek at new episodes of your favorite hit series, Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, and a look at what’s next for Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man.
FOX Special Panel
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: Main Stage 1-D
Come check out the hottest new films from 20th Century Fox!
I Have No Sewing Machine, But I Must Cosplay! (NYCC Edition)
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Speakers: Chris Troy, Iggy Tissera, Lindsey Celak, Tess Yaney
Be it helping new Internet sites get hits or upsetting the Internet at large, Cosplay has grown in popularity over the years and you probably want in on the action by now. But not everyone can sew, so what do you newbie, WHAT DO YOU DO? Join our panelists as they throw out several vague suggestions at you at the hopes that sound good! Marvel as they point out who not to throw your money at on the Internet! Shrug as they suggest what soon-to-be irrelevant social media platform to use to show off your “work.” Laugh because you feel bad for them and their frail egos need the attention. Warning – may contain humor and a less than serious look at some aspects of the hobby.
50 Years of Doctor Who
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Speakers: Barnaby Edwards, Deborah Stanish, Graeme Burk, JK Woodward, Ken Deep, Robert Smith?, Andre Tessier
Spanning 50 years Doctor Who is a much loved wonder of television. From TV’s longest running science fiction show celebrates it’s 50th anniversary in November and a panel of Experts celebrate our shared fandom.
Superman 75th Celebration
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Location: Main Stage 1-D
Speakers: Dan DiDio, Mike Carlin
As the most recognizable superhero in the world, Superman has flown high in film, TV, radio, animation, video games and, of course, comics for 75 glorious years. Join a star-studded panel covering the gamut of Supes’ incarnations as they discuss the beloved character’s many personifications, impressive history and ongoing relevance within society and entertainment. You won’t want to miss the World Premiere of a special 75th Anniversary animated short created by “Man of Steel” Director Zack Snyder and “Superman: The Animated Series” Producer Bruce Timm (who will be on-hand to present the short). DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan Didio and Mike Carlin, Creative Director/Animation, DC Entertainment will anchor the panel. As a perfect complement to the panel, make sure you tour the special “Superman 75” exhibit on display all weekend at NYCC.
Geeks of Color Assemble! : Minorities in Fandom
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Speakers: Diana Pho, Ger Tysk, Jay Justice, Jeffrey L. Wilson, Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad, Muse En Lystrala, Emmanuel Ortiz, N.K. Jemisin
From Community’s Abed and Troy to Miles Morales as Spiderman to Rinko Kikuchi and Idris Elba starring in Pacific Rim, this is obvious: people of color are impacting geek media. What challenges, however, do minorities still face? Discuss being a geek of color in comics, cosplay, videos games, steampunk and more. Speakers: Hugo & Nebula Award-nominated writer N.K. Jemisin, Jeffrey L. Wilson, Emmanuel Ortiz, Muse en Lystrala, Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad, Ger Tysk, and Jay Justice. Moderated by Diana Pho (a.k.a. Ay-leen the Peacemaker) of Tor Books and Tor.com.
Chills & Goosebumps with R. L. Stine
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Speaker: R. L. Stine
R.L. Stine, the author of the best-selling children’s book series Goosebumps is coming to NYCC for a fun and bone-chilling Q&A with Fans. Come see the man who made you check your closet and under your bed twice before you went to sleep at night, but only if you dare!
The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Speakers: J. W. Rinzler, Jason Fry
This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Go behind-the-scenes of this fascinating film with author and Lucasfilm executive editor J.W. Rinzler and author Jason Fry. Hear some of the stories, anecdotes, recollections and revelations collected in Rinzler’s new book The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and see amazing photos and video from the set. Details about the upcoming enhanced e-books for all 3 titles in Rinzler’s The Making of Star Wars series will be revealed.
NYCC Team Q&A
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
We hope you had a blast at New York Comic Con and that your experience was epic. The NYCC Team will be sitting down with Fans to hear what you thought of the Show, what you’d like to see more of and let you help build NYCC 2014!
This is just a very small sample of what you’ll find. If you take a look at the schedule in full you’ll see plenty of options including various comic related panels, fandom, and entertainment options. As always, I suggest having a few options for the same time period. Like San Diego, NYCC does not clear rooms between panels. Please keep that in mind for the two larger rooms where you’ll find panels like “The Walking Dead” and “Marvel: Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” I recommend checking out some of the smaller panels too if you have the time! You might learn something new or get hooked on a new fandom!