New York Comic Con 2021

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Cospositivity: Fitness & Body Love in the Cosplay Community
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    NYCC 2021 | Cospositivity: Fitness & Body Love in the Cosplay Community

    Hosted by Heather Boddy. The cosplay community should be a safe space for people of all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately that is not always the case. Of course we want to feel amazing strong and empowered in our cosplays but that doesn’t mean we have to beat ourselves up at the gym to look like the character we are cosplaying. In this panel we will discuss how to fall in love with fitness and channel your inner superhero as well as what it means to love yourself throughout the process. Cosplay and fitness should both feel empowering. Let’s have a conversation about how to feel better in our bodies in and out of cosplay.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | What a Drag! A Panel on drag and cosplay!
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    NYCC 2021 | What a Drag! A Panel on drag and cosplay!

    From Video Games to Comics Anime and more come explore a world where Drag meets Cosplay! This inclusive panel of queens kings and everything in between will be having an open discussion about cosplaying their favorite characters through the queer lens as well as challenges we face melding the two artforms together within the industry of drag.
 We'll touch on a range of topics including our favorite cosplays how we create our performances and creating art that honors source materials while also being culturally responsible and avoiding cultural appropriation. We believe that drag and cosplay are for everyone and that there is so much both communities can teach each other about their respective art forms in order to help everyone grow as transformation artists. So come with your questions (even those filled with tea or shade!) and let’s talk about nerdy drag! Moderated by Crimson Kitty (Mx. Nerd NY 2018) and special guest Erika Klash

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | SHEPROP! HAS YOUR BACK: Supporting women trans and non-binary cosplayers in a creative world
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    NYCC 2021 | SHEPROP! HAS YOUR BACK: Supporting women trans and non-binary cosplayers in a creative world

    Women, trans, and nonbinary cosplayers can face unique challenges when looking for help. Body shaming self-esteem ability shaming slut-shaming and misogyny can be barriers to getting the help and support we need. The SheProp! Community is here to help including Raisin Cosplay, Maweezy, Tin Lizzy, ThouArtAnuli, SewSilly, and Rebecca Noel. Our panelists of experienced cosplayers are ready to answer your questions whether they are about creating a costume or surviving and thriving in the cosplay community. Come and join the discussion about why SheProp! has quickly become a vital presence for women trans and non-binary makers providing a space for accessible support & encouragement for costume designers SFX artists cosplayers and more at all skill levels.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Nailed It: Project Cosplay!
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    NYCC 2021 | Nailed It: Project Cosplay!

    Nailed It: Project Cosplay is back again after a highly successful run in 2018 to bring you an hour of fun and creative competition! Think you have what it takes to cobble together a standout cosplay in an hour? Compete with your friends and family to create the cosplay of your dreams with unexpected items! But don't worry our judges (fashion industry designers & cosplayers) will be there to coach you & cheer you on! So gather your squad & come to show off your skills. Trust us this will be the most fun you have at NYCC!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Jaremi Carey's cosSLAY
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    NYCC 2021 | Jaremi Carey's cosSLAY

    This Summer Jaremi Carey and Twitch teamed up for a cosplay competition like no other. Join Jaremi as he chats with competitors OMG Juni, Gabby Nu, Casterly Fox, DJ Croft and the CosSlay winner Witchy, about the highs, lows and all the looks from the show.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Cosplay Hacks!
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    NYCC 2021 | Cosplay Hacks!

    Cosplay can seem complicated and overwhelming. Eden and El are here to give you some secret tricks to making cosplays that look beautiful and don’t break the bank. If you don’t know how to wash something hand sewn we’ll teach you! Need a wig streaked or colored? We can cover that too. From armor to sewing recycling and more; we want to help get beginners into cosplay and the more experienced makers leveled up! We’ll also be giving away some mystery prizes!

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  • Image for Fantastic Detailing for Props and Armor
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    Fantastic Detailing for Props and Armor

    Worbla? Thibra? Want to make sense of the world of thermoplastics and foamwork? When it comes to intricate details, choosing your materials is half the battle. Join world champion cosplayers Cowbutt Crunchies as we compare and contrast the amazing details that these materials can achieve, along with tips for detailing your next cosplay project.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Cosplaying for a cause and how to start a charity group
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    NYCC 2021 | Cosplaying for a cause and how to start a charity group

    The NY Avengers are a charity organization that visits community events Hospitals ill or trauma stricken children. We travel to all 5 boroughs and NJ. We would like to discuss how we use cosplay for good and how you can start your own charity group. We also would like to discuss how our cosplays are made and how to keep the positivity flowing in the cosplay community.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Volunteer Cosplaying in your Community
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    NYCC 2021 | Volunteer Cosplaying in your Community

    Looking for other ways to cosplay outside of conventions? Look no further, come listen to great thoughts and ideas on how to turn your hobby into more than just an occasional weekend gig! Cosplay can be a wonderful volunteer activity within your community!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Over 30 Cosplay - Cosplaying into the future
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    NYCC 2021 | Over 30 Cosplay - Cosplaying into the future

    Cosplay doesn’t have to stop once you turn 30 years old! That’s just the beginning!!! You can cosplay way past that and even past 100! Come listen to Ways of combating age stereotypes, how to beat that feeling of lack of inclusion and Where to draw your strength, courage and creativity from! Your future cosplays can be in any character, genre Or artistic manner you choose, make it your own and Cosplay on!!!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Cosplaying While PLUS ULTRA!!!
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    NYCC 2021 | Cosplaying While PLUS ULTRA!!!

    Are you a plus-size nerd and want to get into Cosplay?! This is the panel for you. In this panel, we will discuss how to motivate and execute your cosplays while dismissing the social-political beauty standards of the nerd community! We will go over neat tips and tricks to better your cosplay experience in the areas of crafting resources and makeup skills and body confidence! Cosplay your way! While loving the skin you're in!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Crash Into Cosplay! Your First Steps to Success!

    NYCC 2021 | Crash Into Cosplay! Your First Steps to Success!

    Do you attend NYCC every year dressed like Peter Parker but YEARN to be Spider-Man? Are you too intimidated to don the Spandex? Do you want to become one of those Amazing Cosplayers you see on the Convention Floor, but don't know where to start? THEN DO WE HAVE THE PANEL FOR YOU! Get out from behind that clever T-Shirt and learn to Swing into being a Superhero! We will take you through the steps of identifying your character, sourcing materials, planning out on a budget and feeling COMFORTABLE with what you have put together! Every hero has to start somewhere, and our panel of experienced Cosplayers will share their lifetime of Tips and Tricks to get you into the Superhero Game! Open to Fans of all Ages interests and Skill Level!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Business of Cosplay: Cosplay Professional Development

    NYCC 2021 | The Business of Cosplay: Cosplay Professional Development

    So you want to be a Cosplay Entrepreneur? The Business of Cosplay explores building a brand, creating value and cultivating engagement as a cosplay entrepreneur. Led by international cosplayer and business consultant Philip Odango aka Canvas Cosplay, award-winning cosplayers and cosplay entrepreneurs LuckyGrim Creative, Vanta Black Cosplay and Geeks A Gogo share insights, trends, challenges and learnings to equip enterprising cosplayers crafters, makers, photographers and artists in their professional journey. Learn from this exciting and informative session.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Women Who Built Fandom
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    NYCC 2021 | The Women Who Built Fandom

    Ever since Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley published "Frankenstein" over two hundred years ago women have been at the forefront of science-fiction and science-fiction fandom. Women created the first media conventions; Women organized letter-writing campaigns to television studios; Women were costuming publishing fanzines writing fan fiction and creating fan art long before the days of live tweets and reaction videos. Our panelists will celebrate the history of the women who laid the groundwork for modern-day fandom as we aspire to carry on their legacy.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Star Trek: Prodigy Premiere Screening & Panel

    NYCC 2021 | Star Trek: Prodigy Premiere Screening & Panel

    Join Paramount+, CBS Studios, and Nickelodeon for a premiere screening for the whole family of the highly anticipated upcoming “Star Trek” animated kids’ series, STAR TREK: PRODIGY. Following the screening, voice cast members Kate Mulgrew, Brett Gray, Rylee Alazraqui and Dee Bradley Baker, producers Kevin Hageman, Dan Hageman, and Ben Hibon, and Ramsey Naito, President, Animation & Development, Paramount Animation, and Nickelodeon Animation, will take the stage for a moderated panel discussion.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Salute to Supernatural - A Retrospective on 15 Years of Saving People, Hunting Things, and the Family Business
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    NYCC 2021 | Salute to Supernatural - A Retrospective on 15 Years of Saving People, Hunting Things, and the Family Business

    In 15 years Supernatural went from a cult WB show to holding the record for the longest running American sci-fi/fantasy TV program. 2020 may have marked the end of the Winchesters story, but the fans continue to celebrate the legacy the show left behind. So gas up the 1967 Chevy Impala for one last ride as we dissect the series finale, dive into 327 episodes worth of Sam and Dean shenanigans, and discuss the cultural - and personal - impact of this hit CW program.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Putting Butts in Seats: From Wrestling to Comics with Tony Schiavone!
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    NYCC 2021 | Putting Butts in Seats: From Wrestling to Comics with Tony Schiavone!

    Join legendary professional wrestling announcer Tony Schiavone as he discusses the evolution of his new Source Point Press graphic novel BUTTS IN SEATS: THE TONY SCHIAVONE STORY with team members including comic writer Dirk Manning editor Drena Jo and head of talent relations Mike Dockins. Tony Schiavone will also be participating in a special Team BUTTS IN SEATS signing engagement at the Source Point Press booth on the convention floor, check their schedule for details!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | @Superhero IRL: The Hero is YOU
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    NYCC 2021 | @Superhero IRL: The Hero is YOU

    Join @SuperheroIRL to celebrate the epicenter of heroism: YOU! This annual, fan favorite panel features ways you can build resilience & impact the planet for good, like the stories we crave. End bullying, become heroes of #Inclusion for #women #LGBTQIA+ #BIPOC — and rule your own Heroic Journey. “Pop Culture Hero Coalition is turning fantasy into the real world with justice and heroism.” CBS NEWS

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | #BroadwayToHollywood: A New Age of Musicals
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    NYCC 2021 | #BroadwayToHollywood: A New Age of Musicals

    Take a look at what it takes to bring the magic of a Broadway Musical to new mediums in this behind-the-scenes look at “Hamilton,” “In The Heights,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Wicked,” “Beetlejuice,” “Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical,” and “Tick, Tick… Boom!” Get insight from talented creatives as they discuss the impact Broadway has had on Hollywood productions and how Hollywood has been instrumental in expanding the audience! Featuring Composer/ Music Director Alex Lacamoire (“Hamilton,” “In The Heights”), Music Producer Bill Sherman (“In The Heights,” “Tick, Tick… Boom!”), Makeup Designer/ Department Head Stevie Martin (“Dear Evan Hansen,” “Respect”), Makeup Designer Joe Dulude II (“Wicked,” “Beetlejuice,” “Jesus Christ Superstar Live”), and Composer/ Music Supervisor Daniel Mertzlufft (“Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical”). Moderated by Actor and Singer, Joshua Henry (“Hamilton,” “Tick, Tick… Boom!”)

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Wellness for Geeks Who Sit
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    NYCC 2021 | Wellness for Geeks Who Sit

    Are you a gamer, writer, cosplayer, artist, or simply someone who spends a lot of time sitting at a desk? This workshop is designed to help you with those aches and pains that we develop from being hunched over the latest armor build or beating the final boss. You will leave with new skills in your health arsenal including mobility stretches, strength movements, and even a few nutritional tips. Note: This is a seated movement workshop tailored with various body types in mind.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | PROP SHOP TALK WITH THE WOMEN OF SHEPROP!
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    NYCC 2021 | PROP SHOP TALK WITH THE WOMEN OF SHEPROP!

    Can you walk that prop AND talk that shop but feel like an outsider in many of the maker forums? We do too! Join members of SheProp! the prop-making forum for women trans, two-spirit and non-binary artists and creators as we answer all of your cosplay and prop-making questions free of judgement and criticism. Our expert panelists can answer your questions on a wide variety of topics and can help you get the information you need to take your cosplay to the next level. Come and join the discussion about why SheProp! has quickly become a vital presence within the cosplay community providing a space for accessible support & encouragement for women, trans, two-spirit and non-binary prop-makers costume designers SFX artists cosplayers and more at all skill levels.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Fabulous Cosplay Footwear
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    NYCC 2021 | Fabulous Cosplay Footwear

    Ready to create the perfect custom cosplay shoes? Join world champion cosplayers Cowbutt Crunchies Cosplay and learn how to make every type of leg covering a cosplayer could ask for, from removable boot covers, to painted shoes, to thigh highs that won't roll down!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Disney’s Winnie the Pooh to The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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    NYCC 2021 | Disney’s Winnie the Pooh to The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Rockefeller Productions: Nostalgia through Puppetry. Jonathan Rockefeller will speak with appearances by The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Paddington, The Golden Girls, The Cast from Friends (our new show beginning in November) and Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. Jonathan will discuss the inspiration and creative process and will feature video as well as live puppets. Jonathan was mentored by Baz Lurhmann so there is a lot to discuss.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | What We Do in the Shadows (FX) Season 3 Takes NYCC!

    NYCC 2021 | What We Do in the Shadows (FX) Season 3 Takes NYCC!

    FX’s Emmy®-nominated vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows returns to New York Comic Con for a LIVE discussion with members of the cast and creative team. Catch a special presentation of an upcoming episode and join special guests in a lively conversation about the series Rolling Stone named “the funniest show on television.” What We Do in the Shadows is a documentary-style look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of four vampires who’ve “lived” together for hundreds of years. Seasons 3 currently airs Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT on FX and streams the next day on FX on Hulu. Don’t miss the chance to attend the Vampiric Council of the Eastern Seaboard of the New World’s first public meeting! BAT!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Legion M: How The Power of Fandom is Changing Hollywood
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    NYCC 2021 | Legion M: How The Power of Fandom is Changing Hollywood

    Legion M is the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company and through equity crowdfunding we have made it possible for anyone to become an entertainment investor. Our investors and members have access to special screenings and exclusive industry events! Our panel will reveal how Legion M is involved with films like Jay and Silent Bob: Reboot (Kevin Smith) and Mandy (Nicolas Cage) and how you can be too!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Cosplay Central Showcase at NYCC
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    NYCC 2021 | Cosplay Central Showcase at NYCC

    The Cosplay Showcase is where fans and cosplayers can showcase their craftsmanship in style. This event is open to all cosplayers and is an opportunity for fans of all levels to strut their stuff in their hand made costumes on the main stage. The Cosplay Showcase will take place on Sunday. There are prizes (for over 18s only) but cosplayers are free to take part just for fun if they do not wish to be judged. Family Groups and Juniors (13-17) are welcome to take part.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Help the AstroNuts Find the Perfect Planet! Or else.
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    NYCC 2021 | Help the AstroNuts Find the Perfect Planet! Or else.

    National Ambassador for Young People's Lit Jon Scieszka and International Illustrator/Open Source Collage Master Steven Weinberg are going to spill the beans about the Top Secret NNASA (Not NASA) program of 4 superpowered animal astronauts built to find a Goldilocks Planet to save all humanity. Combining real hardcore climate science, goofy action, and mind-blowing illustrations, Jon and Steven will tell the whole truth about how the AstroNuts can only find the Perfect Planet with your help.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Z2 Comics Presents: Bring the Noise- Chuck D and Anthrax

    NYCC 2021 | Z2 Comics Presents: Bring the Noise- Chuck D and Anthrax

    30 years after this landmark collaboration brought together the worlds of rock and rap music, Chuck D of Public Enemy and the classic Anthrax lineup find themselves reunited in an all-new medium, determined to make history again with the releases of their respective graphic novel debuts. Join hip hop and comics historian Patrick Reed, Z2’s Josh Bernstein, Chuck D, and members of Anthrax for what will surely be the can’t miss panel of the convention, with a look back at their musical collaboration, as well as insight into the creative process behind the Apocalypse 91 and Among the Living graphic novels.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | In Conversation with Soman Chainani & Marie Lu
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    NYCC 2021 | In Conversation with Soman Chainani & Marie Lu

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu, hailed by The New York Times as “the doyenne of dystopia,” has just concluded her darkest series yet with STEELSTRIKER, the highly anticipated finale to the Skyhunter duet. Join Marie as she discusses her decade-long relationship with dystopian YA fiction, concluding the Skyhunter series, and what’s next, with Soman Chainani (Beasts and Beauty).

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Broadway's A.J. Holmes: Creating One-Man Musical Yeah, But Not Right Now
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    NYCC 2021 | Broadway's A.J. Holmes: Creating One-Man Musical Yeah, But Not Right Now

    Join Broadway star A.J. Holmes (Book of Mormon, StarKid Productions) in discussion with director Caitlin Cook (Edinburgh Fringe, HBO's WICF) and sound designer Craig Bundy (Subculture) about bringing his new one-man musical Yeah, But Not Right Now (currently running at the Soho Playhouse through October 16th) to the stage. Holmes will play some pieces from the show and open the door for questions about creating a cohesive hour of comedy, music, and theater; writing musical comedy; and what it's like to be a bargain bin Bo Burnham.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Read Dangerously: The AfterShock Comics Creators Panel
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    NYCC 2021 | Read Dangerously: The AfterShock Comics Creators Panel

    Six years. 100 titles. 400+ creators. Calling all to Read Dangerously! AfterShock has risen from scrappy upstart to one of the most prolific and influential independent publishers in comics today! Join us and a Murderers Row of talent as we preview creator-owned projects on the way from AfterShock and our new YA imprint Seismic Press. Panelists include Steve Orlando Stephanie Phillips Frank Tieri Mark Sable Steve Foxe David Pepose and more - hosted by Editor-in-Chief Mike Marts.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Zenescope's Pitch Tank
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    NYCC 2021 | Zenescope's Pitch Tank

    Enter the Dragon's Den! Aspiring writers will pitch their scariest short comic book stories to Zenescope Editors in a competition for the ages! We'll select at least one winner who will have their story published in a 2022 anthology issue of Zenescope's hit horror series: Grimm Tales of Terror. *Contestants will be selected prior to the panel date but limited spots will remain open for walk-in sign ups.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Conspiracy Theories of "The Department of Truth" with James Tynion IV
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    NYCC 2021 | The Conspiracy Theories of "The Department of Truth" with James Tynion IV

    Image Comics' smash-hit series "The Department of Truth " is so gripping because the horror is based in reality. Or at least certain people's fake realities. Writer James Tynion IV fills each issue with conspiracy theories that actual people believe -- maybe even your friends! He'll explain why he thinks that's important with our panel of experts including a critical thinking professor a historian of science and more.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Taking Off with Rocketship Entertainment!
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    NYCC 2021 | Taking Off with Rocketship Entertainment!

    Rocketship Entertainment has quickly become an industry leader in publishing hit webcomics. Hear from CEO & Publisher Tom Akel, Leeanne "Mongie" Krecic, creator of the Eisner nominated Let's Play, New York Times bestselling author Nick Seluk (Lars the Awkward Yeti, Heart & Brain), Victoria Robado (#Blessed), Thom Zahler (Cupid's Arrows, Warning Label), and Fabian Nicieza and Reilly Brown (Outrage) for a taste of what's coming to Rocketship in 2022! We'll talk the transitions from webcomics to print and back and the challenges for creators looking to find success in both mediums.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Greater Than Fiction: Real Life Stories of Tragedy and Triumph!
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    NYCC 2021 | Greater Than Fiction: Real Life Stories of Tragedy and Triumph!

    Join Priya Huq (PIECE BY PIECE: THE STORY OF NISRIN’S HIJAB), Ian Rosenberg and Mike Cavallaro (FREE SPEECH HANDBOOK), Marc Hartzman (CHASING GHOSTS), Kristen Radtke (SEEK YOU), and Marisabina Russo (WHY IS EVERYBODY YELLING?) as they discuss embracing the power of storytelling to share true tales of faith and family in the past and present, being a world citizen, the supernatural history of America, and loneliness and its manifestations with Patty Hawkins.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Avatar: Braving the Elements LIVE - NYCC Edition!
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    NYCC 2021 | Avatar: Braving the Elements LIVE - NYCC Edition!

    Enter the amazing world of Avatar! Live from New York Comic Con, join Avatar: Braving the Elements podcast hosts Janet Varney (the voice of Korra) and Dante Basco (the voice of Prince Zuko) for a live taping of an all-new episode. Co-produced by Nickelodeon and iHeartRadio, the official companion podcast extends the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender for loyal fans who grew up on the beloved franchise and those discovering the series for the first time. Featuring Janet and Dante, along with special guests, this one-of-a-kind panel explores every element of the Avatarverse, including the origins of the story and how Avatar was brought to life!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Cosplay Central Crown Championships at NYCC, Presented by GEICO

    NYCC 2021 | The Cosplay Central Crown Championships at NYCC, Presented by GEICO

    The EuroCosplay Championships and the Crown Championships of Cosplay have joined forces to create one global competition: The Cosplay Central Crown Championships! The global final will now be held at MCM London Comic Con in October 2022 and beyond. Entrants for the Cosplay Central Crown Championships will be able to choose between recreating a character design and being judged for accuracy or creating their own design based on a recognizable pop-culture character and being judged on the design and interpretation of their given starting point. The ability for cosplayers to choose their own competition path embraces the full scope of cosplay creativity. Craftsmanship is still at the heart of the championship. All of the entries will have their costume construction closely inspected by our judges before they take to the stage and show off their creations with incredible costume presentations or scripted performances inspired by their characters.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Cheesy Line-Reading Contest
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    NYCC 2021 | Cheesy Line-Reading Contest

    Calling all actors! Do you think you can deliver the most famously cheesy lines from your favorite movies and TV shows better than the pros? Compete against other Comic-Con attendees to see who will be the next Nicolas Cage or Hayden Christensen or just sit back and cheer on your favorites. You'll laugh! You'll groan! You might even cry! Either way, it's sure to be a memorable time.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Chris Claremont Spotlight
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    NYCC 2021 | Chris Claremont Spotlight

    The Godfather of the X-Men is coming to New York Comic Con! Creator of famous X-Men heroes and villains alike including Kitty Pryde, Emma Frost, Gambit, Rogue, Mystique and so many more, Claremont's contributions to the X-Men cannot be overstated! Join him for a can't miss conversation as he talks about his now-legendary work and answers questions from you!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Hip-Hop and Comics: Cultures Combining

    NYCC 2021 | Hip-Hop and Comics: Cultures Combining

    Hip-Hop and comics exist in constant communication: namechecking and reflecting each other, trading ideas back and forth, sharing common influences, pushing forward boundaries of technology and creativity, intersecting in exciting and innovative ways. And as 2021 marks the 35th anniversary of Eric Orr's Rappin' Max Robot, the first Hip-Hop comic book – and the 10th year of this panel as part of NYCC programming – curator + moderator Patrick A. Reed has assembled an all-star group of speakers to discuss these two forms' ongoing impact on popular culture.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | It's Clobberin Time: Great Comic Book Fights
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    NYCC 2021 | It's Clobberin Time: Great Comic Book Fights

    Why is it so dang fun to watch comic book heroes and villains beat the stuffing out of each other? The Comics Beat’s Gregory Paul Silber moderates this upbeat and hilarious panel as guests Jamal Igle (The Wrong Earth) Heather Antos (IDW) Ricardo Serrano Denis (The Beat) and Joe Caramagna (DuckTales) discuss how they make exciting comic book battles come to life on the page.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Y: The Last Man (FX on Hulu)  At Long Last!

    NYCC 2021 | Y: The Last Man (FX on Hulu) At Long Last!

    Based on the best-selling comics from Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, FX’s highly anticipated adaptation of Y: The Last Man traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event kills every mammal with a Y chromosome except for one cisgender man and his pet monkey. The series follows the survivors of this new world as they struggle with their efforts to restore what was lost and the opportunity to build something better. Currently streaming on FX on Hulu, join Executive Producer/Writer/Showrunner Eliza Clark and cast for a moderated discussion about how they updated the beloved books and brought them to life.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | CHUCKY: WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING

    NYCC 2021 | CHUCKY: WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING

    Everyone’s favorite killer doll is coming to television! Join us for the world premiere of the first episode of the new series, CHUCKY, ahead of its October 12th debut on USA & SYFY, followed by an exclusive conversation between creator and showrunner, Don Mancini and franchise icon, Jennifer Tilly (Tiffany Valentine). Get ready to play!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Coloring Outside the Lines, Presented by McDonald’s APA Next
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    NYCC 2021 | Coloring Outside the Lines, Presented by McDonald’s APA Next

    Join our special guests, writer and illustrator Frank Cho and illustrator Erik Ly, as they explore their unique experiences as Asian Pacific American (APA) creators and exciting journeys in the world of Comics, Gaming, and Pop Culture. Featuring NYCC Artist Alley creators Frank Cho and Erik Ly. Moderated by pop culture consultant and enthusiast, Kuo-Yu Liang.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Podlander Drunkcast: an Outlander Podcast Live (*cough* and filthy) fanfic!
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    NYCC 2021 | Podlander Drunkcast: an Outlander Podcast Live (*cough* and filthy) fanfic!

    One of the world's most popular/profane Outlander podcasts returns to its most ludicrous format: The composition of live fanfic as guided by the audience and dolled up by their own prodigiously weird minds. (Not recommended for kids unless you're super cool about your kid's swearing and talking about doin' it.) The accents will be bad, the innuendo plentiful, and the singing completely unnecessary.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Total Eclipse of the Witch
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    NYCC 2021 | Total Eclipse of the Witch

    The rising popularity of witches across format and genre has put a spell on all of us - hear from creators about why we're all so bewitched, and all the different kinds of fictional witches to love. Join Rebecca Mock (SALT MAGIC), Ann Aguirre (WITCH, PLEASE), Rachel Griffin (THE NATURE OF WITCHES), and Scarlett St. Clair (KING OF BATTLE & BLOOD) as they get their witch on with Phoebe Cramer (Publishers Weekly).

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Hellloooo, season two!  Animaniacs Voice Cast Panel (Virtual Screening)

    NYCC 2021 | Hellloooo, season two! Animaniacs Voice Cast Panel (Virtual Screening)

    Yakko, Wakko, and Dot along with Pinky and the Brain return to NY Comic-Con to give the fans an exclusive first look at season two of Animaniacs. Join voice cast members Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Jess Harnell, and Maurice LaMarche for a zany panel offering a sneak peek at this season’s pop culture parodies, musical showstoppers, takedowns of historical baddies, and even some important safety tips. Animaniacs is produced by Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Animation and premieres on Hulu on Friday, November 5.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Badass Women of the Walking Dead Universe (Virtual Screening)

    NYCC 2021 | The Badass Women of the Walking Dead Universe (Virtual Screening)

    We’ve seen the women of The Walking Dead Universe take down massive herds, horrible villains and lead their communities through hardship. This panel will celebrate the evolution of these fierce, strong female leads from every walk of life, starting from when we are first introduced to these characters and how we’ve watched them survive the apocalypse. Join EPs, directors, and cast members as they discuss their favorite character storylines, their journeys, and the importance of having strong female representation onscreen.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Going Postal: The revival of the worlds most controversial video game franchise
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    NYCC 2021 | Going Postal: The revival of the worlds most controversial video game franchise

    Meet the creators of the series that has a laundry list of controversy; like being hit with a trademark lawsuit by the USPS, being targeted by Senator Joe Lieberman who labeled it as one of the worst things in America, and retail chains CompUSA and Wal-Mart refusing to sell the game. Despite this Postal has become one of the most long-running video game series shifting well over 5 million units in sales and its Developers Running With Scissors have become a respected powerhouse in the industry. Today Postal 4 is out on Valve's Steam platform in Early Access and we'll cover where the future of the game is heading with a few surprises to come.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Legend of Micro-Face: How NPR's Planet Money Rescued a Lost Hero
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    NYCC 2021 | The Legend of Micro-Face: How NPR's Planet Money Rescued a Lost Hero

    There are thousands of forgotten superheroes. Can any of them be saved? And, more importantly, can they make any money? NPR's economics podcast gave it a try. In the 5-part series "Planet Money Buys a Superhero," Kenny Malone and Robert Smith hustled their way into the superhero industry. Come meet the PM hosts and their artistic co-conspirators in a Comic-Con exclusive. They'll share a behind-the-scenes look at IP, copyright, and how they discovered, and marketed, an audio superhero: Micro-Face.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Science of Sci-Fi
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    NYCC 2021 | The Science of Sci-Fi

    Blockbusters like Justice League, Black Widow, Godzilla vs. Kong, Shang-Chi, and The Legend of the Ten Rings are filled with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In this panel, we focus on the “Sci” of Sci-Fi! Astrophysicist Charles Liu (as seen on StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson) will be joined by science and pop culture experts as they break down the top movies of 2021.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Heroic Teens & the Power of YA Graphic Novels
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    NYCC 2021 | Heroic Teens & the Power of YA Graphic Novels

    In this panel, Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham (FRIENDS FOREVER), Kami Garcia (TEEN TITANS), and E. Lockhart (WHISTLE: A NEW GOTHAM CITY HERO) will discuss recent trends in the YA graphic novel space and the importance of crafting captivating and compelling characters for teens (and about teens) with editor Julia P. McCarthy.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Writer-Artist Titan
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    NYCC 2021 | The Writer-Artist Titan

    Comics give rise to a uniquely adept storytelling Titan - the writer/artist. This gift granted from the realm of the art gods bestows upon an individual the ability to engulf a reader in a sole vision of artistic literature. The writer-artist unifies two worlds; merging the written word and the image reveals an all-encompassing solitary window into the magical realm of a singular mind's imagination. The divine crown of writer/artist transcends both worlds allowing for an exclusively intimate connection between creator and reader by affixing two minds through the path of least resistance. Familiar titanous landscapes include: The beat streets of Will Eisner. The Haunted Realms of Mike Mignola. The blood-stained cities of Frank Miller. The Galactic Battlescapes of the King himself Jack Kirby. Distinct to each of these creations is the irreplaceable thumbprint of their creator's vision.

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    NYCC 2021 | VIZ Media Official Panel

    VIZ Panels are back! Come get the latest news on popular manga and anime like MY HERO ACADEMIA, ONE PIECE, YASHAHIME, and many more. Joining us are super-talented voice actors Johnny Yong Bosch and Cristina Vee. Come play games, win prizes, and have a blast!

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    NYCC 2021 | Just Beyond (Virtual Screening)

    Inspired by the writings of R.L. Stine, the Disney+ series “Just Beyond” tells astonishing and thought-provoking stories of a reality just beyond the one we know. In each of the eight unique stories, viewers meet a new cast of characters who must go on a surprising journey of self-discovery in a supernatural world of witches, aliens, ghosts and parallel universes. Join cast Cedric Joe, Megan Stott, Lexi Underwood along with creator and executive producer Seth Grahame-Smith and co-executive producer R.L. Stine for a Q&A moderated by TV Guide Magazine’s Damian Holbrook

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | ComiXology Originals presents: CONversations with Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
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    NYCC 2021 | ComiXology Originals presents: CONversations with Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

    Join celebrated comic book writer Scott Snyder (Batman, American Vampire, Wytches) and legendary comic book artist Greg Capullo (Batman, Dark Nights: Metal, Spawn) as they discuss their first creator-owned creation together from comiXology Originals: We Have Demons as well as their longtime friendship and working relationship in the comic book industry.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Creating the After-verse: Featuring Anna Todd & Wattpad Books (Virtual Screenings)

    NYCC 2021 | Creating the After-verse: Featuring Anna Todd & Wattpad Books (Virtual Screenings)

    Anna Todd is the bestselling author of the After series producer of the film adaptations and entrepreneur whose loyal fanbase has followed her journey since she began posting on Wattpad almost a decade ago. But how did her story which was once confined to smartphones become the global phenomenon that it is? Anna Todd and studio executives Aron Levitz and Ashleigh Gardner will walk the audience through the process from start to finish take questions and discuss what comes after After.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Critics Choice Super Awards: Debating The Year’s Best Genre Shows and Films
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    NYCC 2021 | Critics Choice Super Awards: Debating The Year’s Best Genre Shows and Films

    Genre Storytelling is the heart and soul of the entertainment business. Yet when it comes to awards season, those very movies and TV shows that have devoted audiences worldwide are often overlooked. It’s been that way for too long. Neither Alfred Hitchcock nor Stanley Kubrick ever won an Oscar as directors. The Critics Choice Awards have long wanted to find a way to address this. The “Super” Awards have been launched so that those devoted to genre movie-making and TV production; from thrillers to horror, from action movies to science-fiction, finally get the recognition they truly deserve. Panelists from some of the leading entertainment media outlets will discuss buzzworthy TV shows and movies that are leading contenders for the next installment of the CCA Super Awards.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | National Geographic’s THE HOT ZONE: ANTHRAX: (Virtual Screening)

    NYCC 2021 | National Geographic’s THE HOT ZONE: ANTHRAX: (Virtual Screening)

    Nat Geo’s THE HOT ZONE anthology series delves into real-life stories of outbreaks and the heroes on the frontlines. Following the dark days of 9/11, America faced a second wave of attacks: the anthrax letters, which targeted journalists and politicians. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the haunting attacks that killed five people and caused panic across the United States. Inspired by true events, THE HOT ZONE: ANTHRAX is a timely scientific thriller that follows an FBI Special Agent as he tracks down the killer. While many of us can remember the breaking news headlines and widespread fear that arose during this time, there are many layers to this shocking and unbelievable story that have not yet been told. In this panel, go behind-the-scenes of this chilling crime story with co-stars Tony Goldwyn & Daniel Dae Kim, and showrunners Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Panel

    NYCC 2021 | Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Panel

    Board the Mugen Train once again! Presented by Funimation, this panel is your deep dive into Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train. Join the English voices of some of your favorite characters as they discuss everything from heart-wrenching scenes to moments that fans love most.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Roddenberry Podcasts Presents: Star Trek's Guide to Community
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    NYCC 2021 | Roddenberry Podcasts Presents: Star Trek's Guide to Community

    Star Trek is not just a dream for the future but a reflection of our world today. From Kirk and Spock to Mariner and Boimler, Trek challenges us to reflect on how we’re succeeding, how far we’ve come, and what we need to do better. On this panel hosts from Roddenberry Podcasts' Priority One and Women at Warp will explore how Star Trek teaches us to build both local and global communities and be ambassadors of positive change.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Star Trek: Discovery Cast and Producer Panel

    NYCC 2021 | Star Trek: Discovery Cast and Producer Panel

    In advance of the season four return of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY on Paramount+, join cast members Sonequa Martin-Green, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Wilson Cruz, David Ajala and Blu Del Barrio and executive producer Michelle Paradise as they tease the upcoming season of the hit series, which finds Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery facing a threat unlike any they’ve ever encountered. With Federation and non-Federation worlds alike feeling the impact, they must confront the unknown and work together to ensure a hopeful future for all. Produced by CBS Studios, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will premiere on Paramount+ on November 18th.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | ARRAY CREW: GET HIRED IN THE FILM AND TELEVISION INDUSTRY
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    NYCC 2021 | ARRAY CREW: GET HIRED IN THE FILM AND TELEVISION INDUSTRY

    Founded by filmmaker Ava DuVernay (NAOMI, DMZ, WINGS OF FIRE), ARRAY Crew is a database of below-the-line production crew members from diverse backgrounds committed to creating inclusive production sets all over the world. If you have an interest in working in the film and television industry, or already do, join VFX supervisor Greg Anderson (LUKE CAGE, SPIDER-MAN, MR. ROBOT, DMZ), make-up artist Lani Barry (GOTHAM, POWER) and stunt coordinator Kenny Wong (JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2, DAREDEVIL) for a conversation about their careers, importance of representation behind the camera and the positive impact of working on a set that reflects the world around us. ARRAY Crew (arraycrew.com) is free to eligible members who are 18+ with at least one verifiable production credit.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Rob Liefeld Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Deadpool and X-Force Panel
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    NYCC 2021 | Rob Liefeld Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Deadpool and X-Force Panel

    Join comic book legend, Rob Liefeld, for a celebration of 30 years of his biggest creations - Marvel's Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool, and X-Force. X-FORCE #1 was a blockbuster success, selling over 5 million copies to become one of the best-selling single issues in Marvel Comics history back in 1991. See artwork and hear never before told stories direct from the man himself. Just like Deadpool, you never know what he might say!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Page 1 Panel 1 (Comic Book Writing & Art Tutorial)
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    NYCC 2021 | Page 1 Panel 1 (Comic Book Writing & Art Tutorial)

    An all-star cast of experienced, working comic book writers and artists talk about telling an effective story on the page. Learn about how real professional artists break down a script and thumbnail a page. Actual working pros show you how they determine the layout, the story flow, and specific panels from a real comic book script.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Make Your Own Damn Comic Book! Turning Comic Book Dreams Into Reality.
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    NYCC 2021 | Make Your Own Damn Comic Book! Turning Comic Book Dreams Into Reality.

    Twelve years ago, writer/creator Michael Kingston set out to bring his groundbreaking wrestling comic book, Headlocked to the world...and was summarily shot down by everyone! Today, Headlocked is a sustainable comic book brand thats been featured on Forbes, Sports Illustrated, WWE. com, the Miami Herald, and the Baltimore Sun.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | FRIENDS FOREVER! Spotlight on Shannon Hale & LeUyen Pham
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    NYCC 2021 | FRIENDS FOREVER! Spotlight on Shannon Hale & LeUyen Pham

    Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham are the New York Times bestselling creators of the Friends series of graphic novel memoirs, which includes the newly released finale: FRIENDS FOREVER. They are also best friends in real life. In their new installment, young Shannon is in eighth grade, and life is more complicated than ever! Join Shannon and LeUyen as they discuss the graphic novel memoir genre, ending the Friends series.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | GHOST HUNTERS LIVE
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    NYCC 2021 | GHOST HUNTERS LIVE

    This is the revival of the series that started it all. discovery+ presents the paranormal investigators and stars of mega-hit series Ghost Hunters, LIVE! at Comic-Con! Join original team leader Jason Hawes and Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and Shari DeBenedetti, along with special guests Amy Bruni and Adam Berry on the ultimate panel for the superfans of the paranormal OGs. Those in attendance will have the chance to ask their own burning questions and get a sneak peek of the new season with the team back together. Plus, they’ll receive an EXCLUSIVE giveaway and be among the first to hear an exciting announcement from the team!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The CW’s 4400 (Virtual Screening)
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    NYCC 2021 | The CW’s 4400 (Virtual Screening)

    Based on the original TV series by Scott Peters and Renee Echevarria, 4400 overlooked, undervalued, or otherwise marginalized people who vanished without a trace over the last hundred years are all returned in an instant, having not aged a day and with no memory of what happened to them. Join series stars Brittany Adebumola, Joseph David-Jones, Ireon Roach, TL Thompson, Jaye Ladymore, Derrick A. King, Khailah Johnson, Cory Jeacoma, AMARR, and Autumn Best in a conversation moderated by showrunners Ariana Jackson and Sunil Nayar as they discuss the exciting, reimagined story and what to expect when the series premieres Monday, October 25th on The CW.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | ONE OF US IS LYING | Exclusive Virtual Q&A with the Cast and Executive Producers
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    NYCC 2021 | ONE OF US IS LYING | Exclusive Virtual Q&A with the Cast and Executive Producers

    Meet the cast and executive producers of Peacock’s highly-anticipated new Original Series, ONE OF US IS LYING.  Based on Karen M. McManus’s New York Times best-selling novel of the same title, this is the story of what happens when five high schoolers walk into detention and only four make it out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide. Join the cast and EPs of the Peacock Original series, Annalisa Cochrane (Addy), Chibuikem Uche (Cooper), Marianly Tejada (Bronwyn), Cooper van Grootel (Nate), and Mark McKenna (Simon), as well as executive producer Erica Saleh and showrunner/executive producer Darío Madrona, to discuss how they brought this fan-favorite book to life. Moderated by Ashley Bellman. ONE OF US IS LYING starts streaming October 7, exclusively on Peacock.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Sartorial Geek Fashion Fix
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    NYCC 2021 | Sartorial Geek Fashion Fix

    Infusing geekiness into everyday fashion is easier than it’s ever been thanks to the growing nerd fashion industry. However, it still takes some creativity and an arsenal of tips and tricks to put together a stylish nerdy wardrobe. We’re bringing together a diverse lineup of geeky fashion bloggers to give our audience styling tips that they can actually take home to their own wardrobes. Each of our panelists will showcase a unique geeky style (for example a cutesy kawaii look or a vampy outfit inspired by Nadja from What We Do in the Shadows). Our panelists will discuss their outfit providing helpful tips about how they put it together and how others can replicate it (like tying a knot in a boxy graphic tee or pulling colors and textures from fictional characters into a bounding look). We’ll also send everyone home with a digital copy of the information taught in this panel.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Beyond Latinx: Diversity and Intersectionality in Media representations
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    NYCC 2021 | Beyond Latinx: Diversity and Intersectionality in Media representations

    A group of self-proclaimed geek professionals including a television writer a college professor an IT administrator and an indie film director will all share their thoughts on their favorite fandoms comics and films paying specific attention to the presence and absence of Latinx characters in each of the works discussed. The panel made up of all Latinx heritage members will explore representation the lack of diversity in lead characters found in current comic related media and discuss wishes and goals for new stories and characters to be featured in future material. Frank and open dialogue about influences and the challenges of being unrepresented in pop culture as well as the difficulty of seeing mainly stereotypes and homogenized characters as the main source of Latinx representation will include Q&A with the audience as well as brainstorming about ways to improve the current culture.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Broadway Bard Party
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    NYCC 2021 | The Broadway Bard Party

    New York Comic Con audiences will join Broadway Actors/Stars as they inhabit characters, overcome conflicts, achieve exciting objectives, then go and perform 8 shows a week. Playing a D&D-style one-shot, audiences will watch as they solve problems, entertain, and maybe even get the "roll of their lives"!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The New Comics Creator: How Diversity Is Leading to More Opportunities for All
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    NYCC 2021 | The New Comics Creator: How Diversity Is Leading to More Opportunities for All

    The face of comics isn't just changing, it's expanding. There isn't just one face of comics anymore, it's now a diverse line up of different shapes, colors, creeds, etc. Join Comics Experience's founder Andy Schmidt to learn how the diversification of comics creators and comics content go hand in hand, and the advantages to comics as a whole. Learn what kind of background and training/education these new comics creators come from, and you'll see why comics are changing and why it's a good thing!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | HANNA: Exclusive Q&A with Cast & Creators (Virtual Screening)
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    NYCC 2021 | HANNA: Exclusive Q&A with Cast & Creators (Virtual Screening)

    Hanna follows the journey of an extraordinary young woman as she strives to destroy Utrax, the sinister organization that genetically engineered her and others to be the perfect assassins. In the upcoming third season, Hanna attempts to destroy Utrax with the help of troubled ex-CIA agent Marissa Wiegler. The story crisscrosses Europe and builds to a dramatic climax when Hanna and Marissa discover the true, horrifying scope of the operation as well as who was ultimately behind it all. Join the cast and creators as they preview season 3, coming to Amazon Prime Video this fall.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | NFTs and the Future of Collectibles
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    NYCC 2021 | NFTs and the Future of Collectibles

    NFTs made a controversial splash into the world of collecting in 2021. There's been a lot said about the pros and cons of the technology - what's the environmental impact? Is it a flash in the pan? How does it affect creators and IP owners? This is your chance to hear some real talk from creators publishers and developers about where NFTs are going in the world of comics entertainment and pop culture. Join Erika Alexander (Wu Tang Clan Concrete Park) Nick Barrucci (CEO Dynamite Entertainment) Matt Medney (CEO Heavy Metal) Juan Hernandez (CEO Curio) and maybe a surprise guest or two in conversation with Journalist/industry expert Rob Salkowitz (Forbes ICv2).

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Live from Xadia: Wonderstorm's The Dragon Prince
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    NYCC 2021 | Live from Xadia: Wonderstorm's The Dragon Prince

    We’re excited to be back in person, embracing the energy of the fandom, and celebrating YOU: The Dragon Prince community! We won't be sharing any new information about The Dragon Prince series or season 4, but the panel will be full of inside peeks into our expanded universe, contests and trivia, fun prizes, and more. Chat with Wonderstorm creators and lead writers as well as voice actors. Come in cosplay, bring fan art, or ask your burning questions. Anyone willing to help act out a scene from our upcoming graphic novels with the cast? Join us on stage and become part of Xadia yourself!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | PSYCH 3: THIS IS GUS | Exclusive Virtual Q&A with the Cast & Executive Producers (Virtual Screening)
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    NYCC 2021 | PSYCH 3: THIS IS GUS | Exclusive Virtual Q&A with the Cast & Executive Producers (Virtual Screening)

    Calling all Psych-Os! Wait for iiiiiiiiiit……the Psych cast is back with an all-new movie! In preparation for a shotgun wedding before the birth of Baby Guster, Shawn and Groomzilla Gus go rogue in an attempt to track down Selene’s estranged husband, as Lassiter grapples with the future of his career. The cast and creators of the Peacock Original, PSYCH 3: THIS IS GUS, reunite to discuss the upcoming film and reveal some exciting news! Moderated by Chancellor Agard.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | David Harbour Spotlight
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    NYCC 2021 | David Harbour Spotlight

    From Stranger Things to Black Widow, David Harbour has captured the attention of fans on big and small screens alike. Join the New York native as he reflects on his iconic roles and answers fan questions!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | OUTLANDER Season Six Takes NYCC
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    NYCC 2021 | OUTLANDER Season Six Takes NYCC

    Travel through the stones of Craigh na Dun and go back in time with the cast and executive producers of OUTLANDER as they take on New York Comic Con in support of the sixth season, premiering early 2022. Don’t worry, we’ll make sure to get you back to your own time.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE Panel
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    NYCC 2021 | GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE Panel

    Director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman will be joined by some of the cast of Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters: Afterlife for an in-depth conversation. The panel will cover the highly-anticipated new film and the franchise at large, one of the most beloved in pop culture history. In addition to insightful conversation, the panel will feature never-before-seen clips from the film.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Absolute Comics LIVE! - Learn the Ways of Comic Book YouTube!
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    NYCC 2021 | Absolute Comics LIVE! - Learn the Ways of Comic Book YouTube!

    The award-winning hosts of Comicstorian & ComicPOP weekly come together for their podcast Absolute Comics! Join us here in NYCC as they come together to talk about the life of running two successful YouTube Channels and a series of Podcasts! Ask your questions of how to start yourself!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Teen Talk Through Manga
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    NYCC 2021 | Teen Talk Through Manga

    This panel will be an open discussion about how teen issues including first love, school life, and social-emotional development are represented in manga. Based on real conversations we have had with teens at the library we will discuss how to tie the discussed topics to manga that they have read and loved. Anime and manga have been subjected to controversy and fans have been bullied for their love of comics and manga and through this panel, we hope there will be a better understanding and appreciation for this media.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | NASA Space Technology for Humans and others...
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    NYCC 2021 | NASA Space Technology for Humans and others...

    To continue to explore space beyond our planet we will require technology that is "out of this world." But some of that is not that far off from science fiction. NASA is currently developing technologies that will support future human and robotic missions and soon to will allow the first woman and person of color to set foot on the Moon through our Artemis program. Our panelists will bring their expertise to talk about these technologies and what our space exploration future entails.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Joe Kubert School Presents: Breaking into Comics!
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    NYCC 2021 | The Joe Kubert School Presents: Breaking into Comics!

    Looking to make the leap into the comics industry? Learn from published creators and seasoned instructors from The Joe Kubert School! Hear their stories and ask questions so that you can learn tips from the pros, and get the tools to take the next steps in your comics journey.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Pop Goes Your Christmas Tree with PopMinded by Hallmark
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    NYCC 2021 | Pop Goes Your Christmas Tree with PopMinded by Hallmark

    Find out what all goes into creating Hallmark’s pop-culture-themed collectibles like Keepsake Ornaments itty bittys® plush characters and other gift products with brands such as Star Wars™ Star Trek™ Harry Potter™ Marvel DC Comics Nintendo and more. Plus you’ll get sneak peeks at what’s coming in 2022 and a few chances to win prizes including those elusive 2021 event exclusives! Panelist: Christine Taylor Creative Manager Hallmark Licensing / Creative Director PopMinded by Hallmark and Sergio Rivero Master Designer working on itty bittys® and gifts.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | MTV 40th Anniversary Panel
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    NYCC 2021 | MTV 40th Anniversary Panel

    August 1st 1981: MTV airs for the first time anywhere. We take a look at MTV over the past 40 years from music videos to reality TV, by speaking with key people — from MTV founders to musicians to journalists — about the cable channel that became a major cultural force.

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    NYCC 2021 | George Takei Spotlight

    Oh my! From Star Trek to Mulan and much much more, the legendary George Takei is here at NYCC to answer all your questions!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Kickstarting Comics in 2021 and beyond!
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    NYCC 2021 | Kickstarting Comics in 2021 and beyond!

    In 2020 comics on Kickstarter raised over $20 million and had a 74% success rate! Join Kickstarter’s Director of Publishing and Comics Outreach, Oriana Leckert, Rocketship Entertainment CEO & Publisher, Tom Akel, co-founder of Beehive Books, Maëlle Doliveux, creator Erica Schultz (The Deadliest Bouquet, Forgotten Home), and creator Kwanza Osajyefo (Black, White) to discuss best practices, their success and failures, and what's next for crowdfunded comics! Hosted by Forbes' Rob Salkowitz.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Graphic Novels Inspired by Real Life
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    NYCC 2021 | Graphic Novels Inspired by Real Life

    Join Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham (FRIENDS FOREVER), Marisabina Russo (WHY IS EVERYBODY YELLING?), Kami Garcia (TEEN TITANS), and E. Lockhart (WHISTLE: A NEW GOTHAM CITY HERO) as they get real with editor Julia McCarthy about their new graphic novels that tackle the most exciting journey of all -- real life!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Shows That Changed the Way We Watch TV
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    NYCC 2021 | The Shows That Changed the Way We Watch TV

    Inspired by Rotten Tomatoes' new book The Ultimate Binge Guide this panel will look at the most influential and totally bingeable series of all time from Game of Thrones all the way back to The Twilight Zone. Rotten Tomatoes editor-in-chief Joel Meares will sit down with some of the sharpest TV critics in the game and dig into the shows that shaped history the role technology has played in how serialized stories are told and which super producers are pushing the form forward today.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Titmouse Inc. — We Make Cartoons!
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    NYCC 2021 | Titmouse Inc. — We Make Cartoons!

    Meet one of the largest 2D animation studios in America. Talk with creators, producers and animators. There will be discussions about current and upcoming projects and how we make them! Come check out screenings of our animation favorites, grab free merchandise and get your cartoon questions answered! Plus live drawing prizes from real Titmouse artists.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The George Lucas Talk Show: In The Maclunkeyverse Of Madness
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    NYCC 2021 | The George Lucas Talk Show: In The Maclunkeyverse Of Madness

    After two triumphant pre-pandemic panels at NYCC, The George Lucas Talk Show returns with its best panel yet! "Retired Filmmaker George Lucas" (Actor/comedian Connor Ratliff from The Marvelous Mrs Maisel & the Dead Eyes podcast) and his talk show sidekick WATTO (Griffin Newman from The Tick & the Blank Check podcast) are joined by a panel of surprising & interesting guests (both in-person and via digital technology) and give away a ton of prizes to the audience in a way that is totally COVID-safe.

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  • Image for Toei Animation Presents: World Trigger Season 3 Sneak Peek
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    Toei Animation Presents: World Trigger Season 3 Sneak Peek

    The action-packed sci-fi from Toei Animation is back again with Season 3. Join us for a glimpse of World Trigger Season 3, Japanese voice cast, music from the show, introduction of new characters and much more. Trigger On!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Amplifying Black Voices and Bold Stories in Comics and Creative Tech
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    NYCC 2021 | Amplifying Black Voices and Bold Stories in Comics and Creative Tech

    Meet the creators of a bold new comic book, "Jupiter Invincible"; which premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival as an an augmented reality comic book and exhibition. The story is about an African-American slave, Jupiter, who is suddenly given the power of immortality. The project is a mixture of pop culture, history, innovative technology, and dynamic storytelling to address structural racism. The series utilizes augmented reality and deep tech to bring to life forgotten African-American voices. Learn how to utilize new technology, bold outreach campaign, and design nuanced stories to reach young audiences to talk about race in America. Also a discussion of other innovative comic books by other African-American artists. Featured on the panel is renowned illustrator ASHLEY A. WOODS, augmented reality designer RAM DEVINENI, editor ERIC BATTLE, and Comics in Color creator CAGE LUSE.

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    Paranormal Caught on Camera!

    Interest in the unknown is consistently on the rise! One look at the number of ghost shows on TV indicates that audiences simply can't get enough. What do they love most? Sharing their tales. Travel Channel's "Paranormal Caught on Camera" was just renewed for its 5th season and what better way to celebrate than by bringing together a few of the beloved analysts at the one and only New York Comic Con! The experts will be on hand to offer their thoughts on supernatural video submissions along with audience participation. :) Ever wonder how to decipher what is "real"? This is your chance to find out!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Audible and Ubisoft Present: THE DIVISION – Exclusive Q&A with Cast & Inside Look (VIRTUAL SCREENING)
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    NYCC 2021 | Audible and Ubisoft Present: THE DIVISION – Exclusive Q&A with Cast & Inside Look (VIRTUAL SCREENING)

    Panel Description: Inspired by the hit Ubisoft game Tom Clancy’s The Division, the new Audible Original is an action-packed drama that explores duty, love, and the impossible situation of a woman trapped between the two. Join stars Katee Sackhoff, Shannon Woodward, and Intae Kim along with writer/director Kc Wayland, Ubisoft’s Etienne Bouvier, and Audible’s Lydia Shamah for a lively Q&A about transforming this epic video game into a cinematic audio experience for listeners. The conversation will dive into the making of this Audible Original, the intersection of gaming and audio fandoms, and the unique momentum of a visuals-free, audio-only experience.

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    Z2 Comics Presents: The Graphic Album w/Mikey Way & Spencer Charnas

    In 2021, Z2 Comics published graphic novel tie-ins Ice Nine Kills’ fan-favorite album The Silver Scream, as well as all-new immersive experiences meant to be consumed together, with Mikey Way’s Electric Century and Graham Coxon’s Superstate. In 2022, everyone’s favorite “scum dogs” GWAR will join the party with an all-new album and graphic novel. We invite you to an exclusive discussion around how these and other artists are redefining art and music in tandem with an entirely new format and experience. Join Z2’s Jeremy Atkins in discussion with Mikey Way and Shaun Simon (Electric Century), Ice Nine Kills frontman Spencer Charnas, with perhaps a few surprise guests for this once-in-a-lifetime panel!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Comedy Central’s Fairview and Washingtonia
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    NYCC 2021 | Comedy Central’s Fairview and Washingtonia

    Comedy Central’s Fairview and Washingtonia – A moderated conversation with producers and voice talent from the original and upcoming animated projects “Fairview” and “Washingtonia” premiering on Comedy Central this fall. “Fairview” is a weekly, hyper-topical, half-hour adult animated show about how national politics causes wild small-town drama in the Natty Light-chugging, grocery store parking lot-fighting, public urinating town of Fairview through the lens of its sloppy party girl turned pragmatic mayor Kelly Sampson. “Washingtonia” is an animated story of a rising political star and his deeply incompetent staff navigating the way deeper incompetence of Washington.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Love In the Time of the Pandemic
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    NYCC 2021 | Love In the Time of the Pandemic

    The unqualified success of romance in multiple mediums is a testament to the passion of its readers and authors, and it provides a much-needed HEA in uncertain times. Journalist Lily Herman will discuss the joys of Happily Ever After, or at least Happy For Now, with Brigid Kemmerer (DEFY THE NIGHT), K.M. Jackson (HOW TO MARRY KEANU REEVES IN 90 DAYS), and Christina Lauren (THE SOULMATE EQUATION).

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    NYCC 2021 | The Big Broadway Nerd Panel

    Theatre is filled with passionate artists creating stunning new works, and a lot of those artists are giant nerds! Playbill will bring some of the Biggest Broadway Nerds to NY Comic-Con to talk about the role that fantasy, comic books, and science fiction have had in inspiring and engaging their performances, personas, and personal lives.

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    Editing Advice with Ellen Datlow

    Multi-award-winning editor of sf/f/h Datlow started as Fiction Editor of OMNI magazine but these days edits mostly horror. (including the annual Best Horror of the Year for example) and currently acquires stories and novellas for Tor.com and others. If you’re curious about what an editor does how they choose their stories and contributors and/or have questions about horror fiction Ellen has the answer. Ask her anything. You won't be disappointed!

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    NYCC 2021 | Zenescope Previews Panel: The Story Behind the Stories

    Ever wanted the story behind the "bad boys" of comics? Known for provocative covers Zenescope has been overlooked by critics. But what Zen fans know well is Zenescope has quietly built the largest female driven shared universe in comics! From record-breaking titles like Grimm Fairy Tales and Robyn Hood to fresh horror/comedy titles such as Man Goat & The Bunnyman and Possessive this underrated publisher continues to shift the face of comics! Come with an open mind and preview what's to come.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | WIFN: The Beauty of Blackness in Professional Wrestling
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    NYCC 2021 | WIFN: The Beauty of Blackness in Professional Wrestling

    An industry is typically seen as run by and for older white men wrestling has seen an increase in the representation of black performers and fans in the last decade. From the likes of Bianca Belair and Kofi Kingston lighting up the main stage on TV to performers like AJ Gray and Faye Jackson taking the independents by storm it's clear that wrestling isn't just for one group of people anymore. Listen to some of the most important black voices in wrestling talk about the importance and beauty of blackness in pro wrestling.

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    NYCC 2021 | My Hero Academia New Movie Panel

    Your sneak peek into the next chapter of the global anime phenomenon starts here. Presented by Funimation, the panel includes an exclusive preview of My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission. Hear from the dub cast and crew before the movie hits theaters October 29!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Yen Press Industry Panel
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    NYCC 2021 | Yen Press Industry Panel

    For over a decade, Yen Press has been one of the most prolific publishers of manga, such as Fruits Basket and Black Butler, light novels, such as So I’m a Spider, So What? and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, and Korean comics, such as Solo Leveling and The Abandoned Empress. Join Yen Press as they share exciting upcoming releases, answer your questions, and give away awesome prizes!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | What Gru Knew (and you should too)
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    NYCC 2021 | What Gru Knew (and you should too)

    Marvel Comics Legend Mark Gruenwald knew a lot about comics. As Executive Editor from 1987 until his untimely death in 1996, Gru enjoyed the longest tenure ever as a writer for Captain America and masterminded the groundbreaking Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, but did you know he also provided the inspiration for the Owen Wilson portrayed character Mobius M Mobius in the MCU TV hit LOKI, created dozens of well-known characters including: U.S. Agent, Diamond Back, and Crossbones, and had his ashes made into a comic book? Learn more about the life and legacy of the man whom Stan Lee called the "Heart and Soul of Marvel Comics” in this entertaining and informative panel featuring co-workers, friends, and of course... fans.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Building Relationships with Publishers and Editors
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    NYCC 2021 | Building Relationships with Publishers and Editors

    Creating comics requires ongoing productive relationships with your editors and publishers. Start with a personalized professional strategy to manage your career and maintain a positive, mutually beneficial relationship with editors and publishers.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The 2021 Harvey Awards (Virtual Screening)
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    NYCC 2021 | The 2021 Harvey Awards (Virtual Screening)

    The 2021 Harvey Awards are going digital! One of the comic industry's oldest awards is back at NYCC. Watch as they recognize outstanding achievements in the comic industry this year, as well as spotlight creators and industry legends who are being inducted in the Hall of Fame. The Harvey Awards are named after Harvey Kurtzman, creator of MAD magazine, and strive to continue to honor his legacy in the industry each year with titles nominated and voted on entirely by industry professionals.

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    NYCC 2021 | William Shatner Spotlight

    Join William Shatner, best known for his role as Captain Kirk in Star Trek: The Original Series, as he talks about Kirk, Boston Legal, TJ Hooker, The Twilight Zone and more from his legendary career!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Nacelle Company Presents: Boldly Going Forward... in Pop-Culture
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    NYCC 2021 | The Nacelle Company Presents: Boldly Going Forward... in Pop-Culture

    You know the Nacelle Company for producing such hit series as The Toys That Made Us and The Movies That Made Us on Netflix Behind the Attraction on Disney+ A Toy Store Near You on Amazon Prime and The Center Seat on History Channel! Join the Nacelle team as they provide a look behind the scenes on how the shows you love came together as well as a reveal at what's ahead; including the rebirth of Robo Force Power Lords Silverhawks and more (comics toys podcasts..!) Don't miss it!

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    NYCC 2021 | Ox Eye’s Next Horizon

    There’s nothing Ox Eye Media can’t handle. We’ve brought Rat Queens to the kitchen table, Felix the Cat back to comics, and The Winchester Mystery House into the hands of comic readers worldwide, and that’s just the beginning. With Source Point Press and Deep Water games at the helm, we have so much on the horizon, and we want you to be the first to hear!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | John Carpenter Tales for a Halloween Night Origin Story
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    NYCC 2021 | John Carpenter Tales for a Halloween Night Origin Story

    In volume 7 of the award-winning graphic novel series releasing this fall John Carpenter and Sandy King bring together the best storytellers from movies , novels and comics for another spine-tingling collection of stories that will haunt you. Each story is a standalone surprise that captures the essence of the best night of the year. We dare you to read it all the way to the end. If you get too scared remember it’s only a comic.. or is it? This panel talks about the Halloween anthology series that started the current trend and why John Carpenter’s brand of Halloween is year round! Bring the Halloween edition of Tv Guide's REMIND to the panel to get the interior ad for the book signed in person!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Beaten to a Pulp: Publishing Entrepreneurs in Today’s Crime Fiction
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    NYCC 2021 | Beaten to a Pulp: Publishing Entrepreneurs in Today’s Crime Fiction

    The days of fiction writers just turning in a completed manuscript and sitting back while the publisher markets the book are look are long gone. Today’s authors have become Hidden Entrepreneurs, actively finding, developing and managing new ways to reach and connect with audiences. Authors Alex Segura (Miami Midnight, Poe Dameron: Free Fall), J. C. Vaughn (Second Wednesday, McCandless & Co.) and Charles Ardai (Hard Case Crime) will be revealing, and debating, the best ways to build audiences in their chosen niche – crime fiction. Moderated by Ithaca College’s Ed Catto.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Business of Comics: Creativity and the Power of Branding
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    NYCC 2021 | The Business of Comics: Creativity and the Power of Branding

    How should creators think about branding and marketing while making content? Harvard MBA turned writer Amy Chu (DOTA2 Red Sonja Wonder Woman Poison Ivy) and Ming Chen (Comic Book Men, I Sell Comics!) hold a frank conversation on success and the role of marketing with three legends in the pop culture world: hiphop pioneer Darryl DMC McDaniels (Run-DMC Darryl Makes Comics) comics creator Larry Hama (GI Joe Wolverine) and Riggs Morales Senior VP A&R Atlantic Records (Hamilton, Eminem, 50 Cent).

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    NYCC 2021 | Critical Contracts and Copyrights for the Comic Book Creator

    Creating a comic book is a labor of love… but make the wrong move and it can become a legal nightmare! In this business, handshake agreements won't work — and misinformation can turn a copyright into a “copy wrong”! In this workshop, attorney Thomas A. Crowell, Esq. author of “The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators”— the first dedicated legal guide for the comic book industry— will show you how to protect your copyright and negotiate key contracts every comic book creator MUST know. We'll even give you a few tips and tricks on landing a publisher!

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    NYCC 2021 | An Hour with Adam Savage

    Adam is BACK at NYCC 2021, and he's SO excited to be here! While he'll talk a bit about what he's up to right now, this hour is really about YOU; it will primarily be a Q&A. Ask Adam about Tested.com, MythBusters, Savage Builds, his latest costume -- whatever you want (well, within reason, of course).

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Q&A With Your Anime Faves
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    NYCC 2021 | Q&A With Your Anime Faves

    Join some of your favorite anime voice actors from shows like Pokemon, Sailor Moon, Bleach, Dragon Ball, Demon Slayer and more as they discuss their time voicing iconic characters and answering fan questions!

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    NYCC 2021 | The Heart of Storytelling

    More often than not, the stories that resonate intensely with us as readers, come from very real life experiences. Join these four authors as they talk about how they bring these stories of autism, learning disabilities, and psychological challenges to the page. Moderator: Janna Morishima Panelists: Rosemary Rivera, Mario Menjivar, Tracy White, Claudia Addeo.

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    NYCC 2021 | So you want to create a Graphic Medicine Book Club?

    Graphic novels are becoming increasingly part of the classroom experience in higher education there has been a larger emphasis on stories of illness and health being presented in this format and the field of Graphic Medicine keeps growing in popularity. Trying to rally together institutional support identify appropriate content for students and share resources to meet regularly can be difficult. Hear firsthand experiences from educators and artists who have created a space both in-person and online for reading discussing and teaching these kinds of texts. By engaging in a conversation about the successes challenges and best practices for forming these kinds of meeting groups and spaces to explore graphic medicine texts collaboratively other educators can learn strategies to create similar programming in their schools and libraries.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Pow! Bam! We need more Diverse Superheroes!
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    NYCC 2021 | Pow! Bam! We need more Diverse Superheroes!

    Diversity statements have been declared by big publishing houses yet we have to see more Black Indigenous and Persons of Color as leading superheroes of comics read by our diverse communities. This panel features creators and librarians from the five National Associations of Librarians of Color in the USA sharing actionable points to tackle this situation such as: How can we show societal gains from reading materials reflecting diverse superheroes? How can we show the demand for these publications and advocate for them?

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | From Graphic Novels to Horror Thrillers: How Different Audiobooks are Narrated
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    NYCC 2021 | From Graphic Novels to Horror Thrillers: How Different Audiobooks are Narrated

    This panel explores the intricacies of transforming books into audiobooks through the art of narration. Featuring Kristen Radtke author/narrator of SEEK YOU, Grady Hendrix author of FINAL GIRL SUPPORT CLUB, and Andrea Bartz author of WE WERE NEVER HERE, the trio discusses the differences in their written words versus the audiobook form, and how they ensure the same emotionally-charged prose of suspense, loneliness, and horror come across through expert narration. SEEK YOU is a wide-ranging exploration of our inner lives and public selves. Narrated by author Kristen Radtke it digs into the ways in which we attempt to feel closer to one another and the distance that remains. Via the lenses of gender and violence technology and art Radtke ushers us through a history of loneliness and longing and shares what feels impossible to share. Kristen Radtke has established herself as a pioneer of the graphic essay. Her work has appeared in THE NEW YORK TIMES THE ATLANTIC VOGUE GQ and OXFORD AMERICAN. She is the art director of THE BELIEVER and she has contacts and fans everywhere. FINAL GIRL SUPPORT GROUP is a wickedly witty homage to the classic “final girl” trope from horror and slasher films from NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Grady Hendrix. Andrea Bartz is a Brooklyn-based journalist and author of the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller and Reese Book Club Pick WE WERE NEVER HERE about a backpacking trip with deadly consequences in this “eerie psychological thriller . . . with alluring locales, Hitchcockian tension, and possibly the best pair of female leads since Thelma and Louise” (BookPage), from the bestselling author of The Lost Night and The Herd. To purchase books from these authors and more, please visit our official bookseller RJ Julia: https://www.rjjulia.com/new-york-comic-con-virtual-sessions

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER: Exclusive Q&A with Cast & Showrunner (Virtual Screening)
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    NYCC 2021 | I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER: Exclusive Q&A with Cast & Showrunner (Virtual Screening)

    Written and executive produced by Sara Goodman, I Know What You Did Last Summer is based on Lois Duncan’s 1973 novel, which was also the basis of the iconic 1997 film. One year after the fatal car accident that haunted their graduation night, a group of teenagers find themselves bound together by a dark secret and stalked by a brutal killer. As they try to piece together who’s after them, they reveal the dark side of their seemingly perfect town—and themselves. Everyone is hiding something, and uncovering the wrong secret could be deadly. Join the series cast and creator as they discuss what fans can most look forward to when the series premieres Friday, October 15th, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Please note, this panel is recommended for mature audiences and contains content not suitable for younger audiences.

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    NYCC 2021 | Evolution of TTRPG Tools: Past, Present and the Future

    TTRPG players are extremely creative when it comes to gaming supporting tools. From laminating grid paper maps to building extensive physical 3D battlefields from creating minecraft scenes to sharing on virtual tabletops. Technology already plays a big role in the TTRPG community. Follow the journey of past, present, and future of TTRPG tools through research data gathered from players like you.

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    NYCC 2021 | “EVIL” Panel (Virtual Screening)

    EVIL is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and contractor as they investigate the Church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there’s a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. The second season brings evil closer to home. Kristen struggles with her darker nature, while David suffers temptation as he gets closer to his ordination. Meanwhile Ben is visited by night terrors that prey on his greatest fears. Please join series stars Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Emerson, Christine Lahti and Kurt Fuller, along with co-creators and executive producers Robert King and Michelle King for a panel discussion about the second season. EVIL airs Sundays on Paramount+.

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    NYCC 2021 | Defending Comics Today: Contemporary Comics Censorship

    The Comics Code may be a thing of the past but new censorship challenges continue to emerge. Algorithmic content restrictions and targeted takedowns in online platforms graphic novel bans at schools proposed legislation curbing free speech – these are just a few of the issues that the comic creators, publishers, retailers and fans have been encountering in recent years. Join the CBLDF Coalition Director Betsy Gomez, Media Director Jordan Smith, Interim Director Jeff Trexler, and Heavy Metal Executive Editor Joseph P. Illidge for what is sure to be a lively discussion of the past present and future of comics censorship.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Getting Twiztid with Haunted High-Ons: From Music to Comics!
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    NYCC 2021 | Getting Twiztid with Haunted High-Ons: From Music to Comics!

    Join rap/rock icons Jamie Madrox Spaniolo and Paul Monoxide Methric of Twiztid with comic writer Dirk Manning in a discussion about the past present and future of their Ringo Award Nominated comic series Twiztid Haunted High-Ons from Source Point Press! The panel presentation will be followed by a moderated crowd Q&A and a major announcement! Immediately following the panel Twiztid be participating in a special signing engagement at the Source Point Press booth on the convention floor.

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    NYCC 2021 | Conventions, Games, and other Fannish Delights!

    A panel celebrating all the fun of fandoms, conventions and other celebrations of popular culture, featuring authors who love them in their life and in their writing. Nerds, unite! Nerd out with Petra Mayer (NPR), Ryan La Sala (BE DAZZLED), William Evans and Omar Holmon (BLACK NERD PROBLEMS), Alexis Nedd (DON’T HATE THE PLAYER), and Lincoln Michel (THE BODY SCOUT).

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    NYCC 2021 | Can We Finally Admit Games Should Be in Classrooms?

    School has often been a source of frustration for many gamers. Too much homework too little creativity and no connections between content and real-life are some of students’ go-to responses. HOWEVER what if we told you there are a bunch of teachers that are pushing the boundaries of the classroom to not only encourage gaming but utilize game-based learning tabletop games and video games as perfect catalysts for student learning? Join Zack Hartzman: Social Studies/ ELA Teacher & Founder of Hey Listen Games Harry Loizides: Math Teacher & Contributor to Six One Indie Maryann Cullinan: Middle School Teacher and Adam Mills: Special Education/Social Studies Teacher & Author for a fun and honest panel where we advocate that games should absolutely be in classrooms. Feel free to follow us on Twitter! Zack Hartzman: @HeyListenGames_ Harry Loizides: @illgrillchill Adam Mills: @MillsWHHS Maryanne Cullinan: @culliope

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Wattpad WEBTOON Studios and New Voices in Global Entertainment (Virtual Screening)
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    NYCC 2021 | Wattpad WEBTOON Studios and New Voices in Global Entertainment (Virtual Screening)

    Join some of the most exciting creators from WEBTOON and Wattpad to hear how digital comic creators and indie authors are bringing new narratives to screens and bookshelves all over the world. Míriam Bonastre Tur, author of the WEBTOON sensation HOOKY (published by HMH Books), and Wattpad’s Ariana Godoy, author of A Través De Mi Ventana (published by Penguin Random House and in development as a Netflix Original Film), will discuss how they’ve found success and built a global fanbase for their work online, and the process of having their work adapted for TV, film, and published books with Wattpad WEBTOON Studios.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Anime Happens Here: Funimation Panel
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    NYCC 2021 | Anime Happens Here: Funimation Panel

    A little bit of news—a whole lot of celebrating! Experience anime’s homecoming at NYCC with a performance and Q&A from anime-inspired artist Guapdad 4000. Plus giveaways, Funimation co-productions, and the biggest shows streaming this fall.

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    NYCC 2021 | When Comics Come To School: MS137 America's School of Heroes

    The growing use of the comics medium in the classroom environment continues to expand in schools across the country as more educational professionals seize the opportunity to engage their students with a wider range of tools. From the language arts to visual art and to the school library, teachers, and administrators have discovered that not only does the comics medium drive engagement with students, it also creates partnerships across disciplines throughout the school. Join in this conversation with the educators from MS137 America's School of Heroes as they talk about their experience, opportunities and discoveries.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Future Is Mobile: Leveraging Digital Media for Libraries & Classrooms
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    NYCC 2021 | The Future Is Mobile: Leveraging Digital Media for Libraries & Classrooms

    As readers, we love our comics whether we get them as floppies or trades! But what about digital platforms? In this panel, we’ll look at all things digital, whether it’s digital storytelling, our favorite webcomics, or the digital databases that feed our addictions. We’ll explore how we can use these digital mediums to promote literacy in our online libraries and classrooms. You’ll leave this panel with a curated reading list to help you start your own digital engagement.

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    NYCC 2021 | STEAM Power!

    STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) education has become the norm for curriculum across the country. Often, it starts too late. Out-of-school learning is imperative for children. It is important for them to start STEAM education at a young age in order to establish their own learning path. Who better to get them safely on that path than a bunch of superheroes? The merger of STEAM-based learning comics and cosplay is a natural fit. It opens the world of STEAM to the very young in a way that is hands-on accessible and engaging. The art of cosplay covers many of the basic tenets of STEAM curriculum. Teaching children utilizing cosplay can be a strong bridge between formal and informal learning. Together the panel will bring ideas on how to make the world of STEAM immersive educational open and alive for the very young.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Crossing Swords - Season 2 (Virtual Screening)
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    NYCC 2021 | Crossing Swords - Season 2 (Virtual Screening)

    Another ten episodes of bingeable mayhem representing the next chapter in the adventures of Patrick the long-suffering squire (Nicholas Hoult) as he climbs the ladder of knighthood in the service of the volatile King Merriman (Luke Evans). There are new friends to make, new enemies to vanquish, and new horrors to scar Patrick for life; including bloodthirsty leprechauns, an island of killer monkeys, and a shadowy villain who could destroy everything Patrick has ever known! From creators John Harvatine IV and Tom Root, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the producers of Robot Chicken and Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.! Also featuring the voice talents of Alanna Ubach, Tara Strong, Tony Hale, Adam Ray, Maya Erskine, Adam Pally, Seth Green, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Breckin Meyer, Jameela Jamil and more!

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    NYCC 2021 | John Paul Leon Tribute

    A tribute to the life and work of JOHN PAUL LEON "the artist's artist". since 1991 JOHN PAUL LEON has dedicated his career to the craft of sequential illustration and American superhero comic books and has earned the love and respect of all of his professional peers. he passed away this May 2nd after a 14-year battle with cancer leaving behind a legacy as perhaps one of the more talented modern-day artists in the industry. Let's explore some of his works from his initial try-out portfolio to his early debut as an artist on STATIC EARTH X thru his artistic process on his critically-acclaimed creator-owned series THE WINTER MEN and his final days on BATMAN CREATURE OF THE NIGHT JUPITERS LEGACY REQUIEM and BATMAN/CATWOMAN.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Pitch Perfect: How to Successfully Pitch Your Story to a Publisher
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    NYCC 2021 | Pitch Perfect: How to Successfully Pitch Your Story to a Publisher

    You’ve got a story to tell and you want the world to see it! All you need is someone to agree to publish it! So how do you do that? Does the whole creative team have to be in place before approaching a publisher? Does the project have to be completed? How do I talk with a publisher? What do they want out of the book? If the book is done, why won’t they just publish it? It’s free money, right??? Join Andy Schmidt, Publisher at CEX Publishing and comics educator, and other comics pros for a frank discussion about how to pitch to comics publishers.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | THE WHEEL OF TIME: Exclusive Q&A with Cast & Showrunner (Virtual Screening)
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    NYCC 2021 | THE WHEEL OF TIME: Exclusive Q&A with Cast & Showrunner (Virtual Screening)

    Based on Robert Jordan’s best-selling fantasy novels of the same name, The Wheel of Time is set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it. The story follows Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Two Rivers. There, she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity. Join the series cast and showrunner as they discuss bringing this stunning world to life and what fans can most look forward to when the series premieres Friday, November 19th, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

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    NYCC 2021 | How to Sell Your Books into Schools and Public Libraries

    The use of graphic novels and manga in libraries and classrooms continues to grow at a rapid pace. Every day, more teachers and librarians are bringing the comics they love into their environments and yet so many publishers and authors are challenged in understanding what it takes to get books into this multi-billion dollar market. Join us for a direct conversation on what it takes to get your books into this rapidly growing market. Christina Taylor, Melissa Jacobs, and Stephanie Anderson (NYPL Bookops) Moderated by Heidi McDonald (Publshers Weekly)

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | THE EXPANSE: Exclusive Q&A with Cast & Creators (Virtual Screening)
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    NYCC 2021 | THE EXPANSE: Exclusive Q&A with Cast & Creators (Virtual Screening)

    The cast and creators come together to give fans a first look at the highly anticipated 6th and final season of The Expanse on Amazon Prime Video. Set in a colonized solar system, The Expanse begins with the governments of Earth, Mars and the Asteroid Belt locked in long-standing conflict. The crew of the Rocinante – an illegally salvaged warship – stumbles on a vast conspiracy and a mysterious alien technology that threatens to upend the balance of power and the fate of humanity. The Expanse is a high-action, realistic sci-fi adventure that broadens the vision of humanity’s path in the future as well as a deeply-felt examination of the most critical, raw, and pressing issues of today. Seasons 1 – 5 are currently available to stream on Prime Video.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Building Worlds for Women: Wattpad Books Authors on Writing Female Driven Sci-Fi/Fantasy (Virtual Screening)
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    NYCC 2021 | Building Worlds for Women: Wattpad Books Authors on Writing Female Driven Sci-Fi/Fantasy (Virtual Screening)

    Fantasy and SciFi have long been dominated by male readers but there have always been talented women writers building rich worlds to escape to. From swashbuckling adventures to dystopian futures with few survivors to lands where dragons roam Wattpad Books has published some of the best new female voices creating dynamic powerful and captivating stories in which women are front and center.

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    Political Cartoons as Learning Tools

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