Schedule

New York Comic Con x MCM Comic Con's Metaverse brings you featured guests from your favorite fandoms to answer your burning questions, show sneak peeks at their latest projects and give us an inside look into what they're working on! Just like the panel and events at our shows, they'll span a variety of geeky interests – from entertainment and comics to anime, gaming and books. The best part? Panels streaming to our YouTube page will be available for FREE! Check out the schedule below.

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  • The Cast Of Smallville Talk About Their Favorite On-Set Pranks

    Watch this behind-the-scenes video from the cast of Smallville as Tom Welling, Sam Witwer, Laura Vandervoort, and Michael Rosenbaum as they talk about the best on-set prank they ever pulled on a castmate or had pulled on them.

    Film & TV
  • Skybound Presents - Trial by Trolley AFTER DARK

    A live play of Skybound's Kickstarter smash hit, Trial by Trolley -- A party game of moral dilemmas and trolley murder!

    In Trial by Trolley, one player is on an out-of-control trolley speeding toward a fork in the tracks. Everyone else splits into two teams and must use their wits and their cards to convince the Trolley Conductor to spare their lives! Join Skybound, Cyanide + Happiness, and various influencers in the geek and tabletop space as they play the core deck which you can pick up here! And stay tuned for a sneak peak at the upcoming R-Rated expansions, available for pre-order here and here. Don't watch this one with your parents!

    Comics
  • Where To Start? Designing For The Tabletop Game Industry

    Join these four tabletop innovators, responsible for games like Kids on Bikes, Alice is Missing, and so many others as they walk you through getting started in design when it comes to tabletop games

    Gaming
  • Romance is a Many-Splendored Thing - Fantasy Edition

    Romance can provide the driving force of a story, or serve as one of many plot elements. Authors Holly Black (How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories), Roseanne A. Brown (A Song of Wraiths and Ruin), Lilliam Rivera (Never Look Back), Chloe Neill (The Bright and Breaking Sea), T.J. Klune (The Extraordinaries, The House in the Cerulean Sea), and Sabaa Tahir (A Sky Beyond the Storm)’s worlds and adventures span fairies and feminism, magic on the high seas and on isolated islands, but all have an element of romance at heart. Moderated by Carly Lane (Contributing Editor, SYFY FANGRRLS).

    Literary
  • 30 minutes

    Ask Ashley...Again!

    Join Ashley Eckstein as she enters the Metaverse again! Ashley will answer fan’s burning questions about Star Wars, Her Universe, and more. Plus, tune in for a special announcement!
    Film & TV
  • Telling Tales Between the Stars

    Explore the outer limits of imagination with Elaine Mongeon and Glen Zipper (Devastation Class),Tochi Onyebuchi (Rebel Sisters), Essa Hansen (Nophek Gloss), Elizabeth Bear (Machine),and Christopher Paolini (To Sleep in aSea of Stars) across a variety of subgenres of science fiction, in conversation with Adron Buske (host,Fictitious).
    Literary
  • Who Can You Trust?

    Authors Jasper Fforde (The Constant Rabbit), Benjamin Oliver (The Loop), David Yoon (Version Zero), Micaiah Johnson (The Space Between Worlds), Kristin Cashore (Winterkeep), Neal Shusterman (Arc of a Scythe), and Rory Power (Burn Our Bodies Down) set a series of deadly events to test the wits of both their characters and readers. They'll discuss their deadly craft with author Alma Katsu (The Deep and The Hunger).

    Literary
  • Diamond Select Toys & Gentle Giant Ltd.

    Get a rundown on what’s coming up from DST and GG Ltd. as they present an overview of toys and collectibles scheduled for the far-flung year of 2021, including Select action figures, Gallery Dioramas, statues, busts, Minimates, Vinimates, D-Formz and more! Includes interviews with the sculptors and designers behind your favorite products! Moderated by marketing supervisor Zach Oat.

  • Witches & Women Throughout the Ages

    We are endlessly fascinated by witches—from Practical Magic to Sabrina the Teenage Witch, from A Discovery of Witches to The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane—and the reason is no mystery: often, witches represent women seizing power for themselves in a world that’s suspicious of them, or even hostile. In this 100th anniversary year of the 19th Amendment, join Lily Herman (writer, editor, and digital strategist) talking about the magical women in these authors’ books, and the ones that inspired them: Alix E. Harrow (The Once and Future Witches),Constance Sayers (A Witch in Time),Alexis Henderson (The Year of the Witching), Zoraida Córdova (The Brooklyn Brujas series), Sophie Escabasse (Witches of Brooklyn), and Maggie Tokuda-Hall, (The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea).

    Literary
  • Behind-The-Scenes Q&A with The Cast of Smallville

    Watch this behind-the-scenes video from the cast of Smallville as Tom Welling, Sam Witwer, Laura Vandervoort, and Michael Rosenbaum as they show and tell their favorite stolen prop from the set of the show and talk about what their recipes would be if they are making a “Super” Smoothie with supplements that give them powers
    Film & TV
  • Scholastic Presents | Graphix Out Loud

    Graphic novels come to life with guided read alouds from your favorite authors and illustrators. Get draw in in to Graphix. Featuring Dav Pilkey (Author and Illustrator of the Dog Man series), Jim Benton (Catwad), Jess Keating (Bunbun & Bonbon), Gale Galligan (Baby-sitters Club Graphix) Chris Grine (Animorphs Graphic Novel), Kevin Sherry (Squidding Around), and Aron Nels Steinke (Mr. Wolf’s Class #4).

    Comics
  • Making A Man - Violence and Manhood in Comics

    What makes a man? Strength? What kind? The ability to protect those around you? Or something else? Steve Orlando and Phillip Kennedy Johnson discuss how violence and manhood have become inextricably linked and their upcoming graphic novel KILL A MAN.
    Comics
  • Is the Pen Mightier Than the Sword?

    Protagonists wield different weapons to achieve their goals in this fantastic examination of the old adage. Kiersten White (The Camelot Betrayal), Tracy Deonn (Legendborn) , A.J. Hackwith (Archive of the Forgotten), and Garth Nix (The Left-Handed Booksellers of London), arm their protagonists with wit and panache as well, along with bookseller Ali T. Kokmen.
    Literary
  • Locke & Key’s Creators Rank Their Favorite Characters In The Series

    Enter Key House as Locke & Key creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez break down their favorite characters from the entire IDW comic series! Don’t miss the full panel IDW Presents - The World of Locke & Key as part of New York Comic Con and MCM Comic Con’s Metaverse premiering Thursday 10/8 at 4:20 PM EST.
    Comics Film & TV
  • Top 3 Sonic the Hedgehog Characters with IDW’s Sonic Creators!

    Gotta go fast! The creative minds behind IDW’s blockbuster Sonic the Hedgehog comics break down their favorite characters from the Sonic universe. Join Evan Stanley, Ian Flynn, Jack Lawrence, Michael Cisneros and David Mariotte as they choose their top 3 from the blue blur and his friends. Don’t miss the full panel IDW Presents – Sonic the Hedgehog comics! as part of New York Comic Con and MCM Comic Con’s Metaverse premiering on Friday 10/9 at 12:20 PM EST.
    Comics
  • 30 minutes

    Incorporating Comics in the Virtual Classroom and Beyond

    Over the past two decades, the legitimacy of comics as educational texts to be studied, analyzed, and used in the classroom has become more and more accepted by educators and administrators. Now that we have these “new” texts, getting teacher buy-in is not as much of an issue anymore, but new challenges have emerged. Some teachers new to the medium simply do not know where to start when writing curriculum and assessments using these books and those who have experience now face the possibility of distance and hybrid learning models and how this will work in their classrooms. This panel, hosted by the LitX educational cohort, consists of teachers and other stakeholders who will answer questions gathered on social media and help you get started teaching with graphic novels in your (new) classroom! Join LitX again for their next panel during NYCC x MCM Metaverse! How to Start a Finer Things Club | Notes from Some Quarantined Teachers will premiere on Saturday 10/10 at 8:55 AM ET.
  • DC Aloud

    Join two rising DC stars – Philip Kennedy Johnson and Ram V – as they reveal and read excerpts from their favorite DC stories! This is a unique panel that is sure to be fun for the whole.
    Comics
  • Drawing DC YA

    Morgan Beem, Isaac Goodhart, and Gabriel Picolo, the fantastic artists behind some of your favorite and soon to be favorite YA graphic novels – SWAMP THING: TWIN BRANCHES, VICTOR AND NORA: A GOTHAM LOVE STORY, and TEEN TITANS: BEAST BOY – are here to entertain you with a closer look at their distinct and mesmerizing styles
    Comics
  • Spellbreak Game Night

    Join the discord to play with other fans! Check out NYCC socials for info on entering to win a giveaway for in game prizes.