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20676. Feedback Request


The author of the query featured in Face-Lift 1226 (which is just below this post) has posted a new version, which you'll find in the comments there. Any comments will be appreciated.


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20677. Bookfinds: Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me by Rachel Bertsche

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For fans of The Happiness Project and The Year of Living Biblically comes a pointed look at our fascination with celebrities, as one woman strives to remake herself in the image of her favorite stars.

What woman hasn’t seen pictures of Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, or Beyoncé and wished she had their clothes, their abs, their seemingly flawless lives? For Rachel Bertsche, these celebrities are the epitome of perfection—self-assured and effortlessly cool. Yet lately, between juggling her career, her marriage, and her dream of becoming a mother, Bertsche feels anything but put together.

In Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me, Bertsche embarks on a quest to emulate her Hollywood role models—while sticking to a budget—to see if they really hold the keys to happiness. While trying to unlock the stars’ secrets, from Sarah Jessica Parker’s wardrobe to Julia Roberts’s sense of calm to—maybe one day—Jessica Alba’s chic pregnancy, Bertsche learns valuable lessons. A toned body doesn’t come easy or cheap, avoiding social media can do wonders for your peace of mind, and confidence is the key accessory for pulling off any outfit. But can she immerse herself in the A-list lifestyle and still stay true to herself? And will her pursuit of perfection really lead to happiness?

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20678.

Not sure if this is related to the Publishers Weekly review, but Fun & Games is free on Kindle right now. 

It jumped into the Top 100 in Humor. Why is it so much easier to give books away then sell them? :)


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20679. September Means Action!

For some weird reason the last few years I have read mostly action books in the fall.  I think it started way back with Catching Fire, then Mockingjay the next year.  There was I Am Number Four and The Power of SixRot & Ruin came out in September and I read The Paladin Prophecy and Steelheart.  So, right now I want to read ACTION!  I just got The Infinite Sea for my library but I think I will be reading that first.  I also just read The Only Thing to Fear which was good and fulfilled some of my action craving.  I cannot wait for Firefight (and neither can some of the kids in my library).  What are some good action books you've read recently?


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20680. YALSA 2015 Election Slate

YALSA’s Awards Nominating and Governance Nominating Committees have assembled the slate for 2015.

Any individual interested in being added to the slate as a petition candidate can do so by submitting a completed Petition for YALSA Ballot form via the YALSA website found here. The closing date to submit a petition is November 2, 2014.

Please note that you must first log into your ALA account in order to access the form.

Elections open March 24, 2015 and close May 1, 2015.

The slate is as follows:

President-Elect
Sarah Hill

Division Councilor
Todd Krueger

Board Member-at-Large
Diane Colson
Crystle Martin
Kate McNair
Adrienne Strock

2017 Edwards Award Committee
Betsy Crone
Jeanette Johnson
Joy Millam

2017 Nonfiction Award Committee
Meaghan Darling
Jennifer Longee
Loren Spector
Ellen Spring

2017 Printz Award Committee
Jonatha Basye
Marianne Follis
Janet Hilbun
Melanie Koss
Jeanne McDermott
Kefira Philippe
Katie Richert
Edwin Rodarte
Jessi Shulte-Honstad

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20681. NYCC 2014: All the Sunday panels—from The Karate Kid to The Princess Bride

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The day kicks off with Ralph Macchio and ends with Carey Elwes for all your 80s movie needs. Cruel autumn, indeed. Along the way it’s kids day and such traditional Sunday fare as the Women of Marvel Panel and Run-DMC. WHAT WHAT?

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12

10/12/14
10:45AM – 11:45AM
Family HQ – 1C03
Create Your Own Magical Creature
Two Authors enter…and with your help, they’ll each create a magical creature who embodies everything that you think is awesome! Which will be best? It’s up to you!
10/12/14
11:00AM – 11:45AM
1A10
The Karate Kid 30th Anniversary Cast Reunion
“Sweep the leg.” “Mercy is for the weak.” “Wax on, wax off.” It’s hard to believe it has already been 30 years since The Karate Kid burst onto the silver screen, and now you have a chance to relive this classic underdog story once again. Join Billy Zabka, Martin Kove and the Karate Kid himself, Ralph Macchio, for a conversation about their experiences during and after production of the movie. You’re the best around!
Billy Zabka
Martin Kove
Ralph Macchio
10/12/14
11:00AM – 11:45AM
1A18
Stormtroopers vs. Red Shirts
Conflicts in galaxies far far away have entertained us since dawn of science fiction, but Star Trek and Star Wars helped bring SF to the forefront of pop culture. Tony Diterlizzi (The Adventure of Luke Skywalker: Jedi Knight), Jack Campbell (The Lost Stars: Imperfect Sword), Karen Bao (Dove Arising), Tony Abbott (Copernicus Legacy: The Serpent’s Curse), Emmy Laybourne (Monument 14), Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam (Etherworld) discuss skiffy upbringings and these two influential classics.
Cheryl Klam
Claudia Gabel
Emmy Laybourne
Jack Campbell
Karen Bao
Maryelizabeth Hart
Tony Abbott
Tony DiTerlizzi
10/12/14
11:00AM – 11:45AM
1A21
MARVEL Unlimited+ Member Event*
This exclusive Panel is just for Marvel Unlimited Plus Members! Join Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos and top Marvel Creators for a private Panel discussion of what’s happening inside the Marvel Universe. Get FREE merchandise, sneak peeks of upcoming Marvel comics, a Q&A session to answer all your burning questions and more surprises to be announced. Not to be missed! Marvel Unlimited Plus Members ONLY – show your Member Card or confirmation email at the door for access to the event! *Merchandise available while supplies last.
Ryan Penagos
10/12/14
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Empire Stage 1-E
The Following Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Hit thriller The Following returns to New York Comic Con for its third year in a row. Join Executive Producer Marcos Siega along with Series Stars for an onstage Q&A and special video presentation. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Outerbanks Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The Following’s third season premieres midseason on FOX. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheFollowing and follow the show on Twitter at @TheFollowingFOX.
10/12/14
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Story Pirates Superhero Training
Every kid dreams of becoming a superhero. This workshop gives a kid all the tools to get started! Students will create their own original hero, decide on a superpower, go on adventures, design costumes and start to document it all in their very own comic books! Using storytelling, theater and visual arts, kids will explore how their heroes can defeat villains and save the world, while the Story Pirates help them develop a supernatural knack for imaginative, nonviolent problem solving. Bad guys, beware: these kids are heavily armed with creative ideas!
10/12/14
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Family HQ – 1C04
Harry Potter NYC Presents: The Art of Wand Dueling
Join The Group That Shall Not Be Named, HP-NYC as their top wand dueling Instructors demonstrate several of the offensive and defensive moves most frequently employed in duels. Many of these can be seen being used in the now famous Harry Potter Documentary films.
10/12/14
11:00AM – 12:45PM
1B03
Tiger & Bunny
Kotetsu Kaburagi, a.k.a. Wild Tiger, and Barnaby Brooks Jr.’s partnership comes to a sudden end when Apollon Media’s new owner Mark Schneider fires Kotetsu and moves Barnaby back into the First League, pairing him up with Golden Ryan, a new hero with awesome powers and a huge ego to match. When the heroes are sent to investigate a string of strange incidents tied closely to the city’s Goddess Legend, they discover three superpowered NEXTs plotting to bring terror and destruction to Stern Bild!
10/12/14
11:15AM – 12:00PM
1A01
Reading With Pictures: Comics That Make Kids Smarter
Join the Creators of this groundbreaking, standards-aligned educational comics anthology as they discuss its creation and answer YOUR questions on how it can be put to use in the classroom. Moderated by Reading With Pictures Founder Josh Elder and featuring Fred Van Lente, Ryan Dunlavey, Jim McClain, Rose McClain and Chris Giarrusso.
Chris Giarrusso
Fred Van Lente
Janet Lee
Jim McClain
Josh Elder
Rose McClain
Ryan Dunlavey
Trevor Mueller
10/12/14
11:15AM – 12:00PM
1A05
Custom Toymaking 101
Chris Gann, owner of Gann Memorials Custom Plush Toys (whose creations include the 15 foot “Stark Bunny” seen in Iron Man 3, “My Little Pony” licensed plush, and Google’s “Android”) will discuss the basics of minimum to large scale (250 to 100,000pc) plush/plastic toy manufacturing. From art development and prototyping, to financing, production, delivery and distribution, Chris will cover it all. Prior to Panels conclusion, Chris will review your character artwork or handmade creations.
Chris Gann
 

10/12/14
11:15AM – 12:00PM
1A06
Thrilling Adventure Hour
Staged show in the style of old time radio, Eisner-nominated graphic novel from Archaia/BOOM! Studios, Nerdist podcast (a favorite of Rolling Stone), Nerdist web series, highly anticipated concert film… The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a new take on old-time radio in which Actors you know and love from television, comedy, animation and film dress nicely and enact all manner of genre-based comedy segments – and has become a cult phenomenon. Join Creators Ben Acker & Ben Blacker, the WorkJuice Players and their Special Guests for a NYCC chat.
Autumn Reeser
Ben Acker
Ben Blacker
Craig Cackowski
Hal Lublin
Janet Varney
John Hodgman
Jonathan Coulton
Marc Evan Jackson
Mark Gagliardi
Paget Brewster
Paul & Storm
Paul F. Tompkins
Scott Adsit
Terry Kinney

 

10/12/14
11:15AM – 12:00PM
1A14
Survivors of the First Comic Con
The first comic convention in world history was held on 7/27/64 in NYC, NY, NOT San Diego. It was attended by less than 50 Fans and Professionals, some of whom will be on this Panel. How hard was it to organize? Who was there? What activities took place? What was the state of comic collecting then? What were prices like? What do I hear about free original art? How many of us were or became juvenile delinquents or criminals as Dr. Wertham predicted? Come to this Panel to find out the answers.
Art Tripp
Bernie Bubnis
Ethan Roberts
Flo Steinberg
Howard Rogofsky
Len Wein
10/12/14
11:15AM – 12:00PM
1A24
Dothraki 101: Learn to Speak Like a Khal with Language Creator David Peterson
Brush up on your Dothraki by taking a lesson with David Peterson, language Creator for the HBO Original Series Game of Thrones and Author of Living Language Dothraki. Learn the how the language is structured, pronunciation basics and key expressions (though of course “thank you” won’t be covered). Aspiring conlanger? Peterson will also talk and answer questions about the process of creating a new language and how he designed Dothraki. Dothras chek! (Ride well!)
David Peterson
 

10/12/14
11:45AM – 12:45PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Kids Costume Parade
Calling all kids 12 and under! Come show off your costume in the Kids Costume Parade in the Family HQ hosted by Puppeteer Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Abby Cadabby on Sesame Street) and her puppet friend Lolly Lardpop. To register, please arrive 30 minutes prior to the parade since space is limited and is not guaranteed.
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph
 

10/12/14
12:00PM – 1:00PM
Family HQ – 1C04
The Museum of Interesting Things
Come see The Museum of Interesting Things and explore the evolution of invention and fun! See – and even touch – mechanical gear toting devices from a Thomas Edison cylinder record player, to 100-year-old 3D stereoscopes and cymbal carrying windup monkeys. Bring back tinkering while having fun and learning something…well…interesting, from our one-of-a-kind traveling museum!
10/12/14
12:00PM – 12:45PM
1A10
Image Comics: I Is for Inventive
All-ages comics are crucial to the longevity of the comics industry and can be an incredible tool in entertaining and education children. Bring your family and come listen to Panelists Nick Dragotta (HOWTOONS), Otis Frampton (ODDLY NORMAL), Chris Giarrusso (G-MAN), Sina Grace (PENNY DORA) and Fred Van Lente (HOWTOONS) speak on creating kids’ comics and the importance of libraries in spreading awareness. Bring the family!
Chris Giarrusso
Fred Van Lente
Nick Dragotta
Otis Frampton
Sina Grace
10/12/14
12:00PM – 12:45PM
1A18
“Trust Me, I’m the Doctor”
Calling all Time Lords and their Companions! Having just reached its 50-year milestone this past year, Doctor Who has proven itself to be an enduring staple of nerd culture. Simon R. Green (Secret Histories series), Myke Cole (The Gemini Cell), Paul Park (All Those Vanished Engines), Anton Strout (Incarnate), Alex Hughes (Vacant), and Steve Bein (The Fated Blades Series) celebrate the life and times of the Doctor, and discuss what Peter Capaldi’s Doctor contributes with Ali T. Kokmen. Allonsy!
Alex Hughes
Anton Strout
Myke Cole
Paul Park
Simon R. Green
Steve Bein
10/12/14
12:15PM – 1:00PM
1A01
Secret Identities – Transgender Themes in Comic Books
From The Avengers to Batgirl, gender change has become more and more common in comic books, but comics have addressed transgender themes since the Golden Age. Indie and mainstream comics have been written and illustrated by transgender talent too. Join a Panel of Writers and Artists who will discuss the impact of transgender characters, and how Transgender Comic Book Creators have influenced the industry over the years.
Charles Battersby
Gail Simone
Morgan Boecher
P. Kristen Enos
Rachel Pollack
10/12/14
12:15PM – 1:00PM
1A05
Dark Circle Comics: Building the Future of Super Hero Comics
Get in on the ground floor of one of the most talked-about launches in comics as Dark Circle Comics Editor Alex Segura, Archie President Mike Pellerito, Editor Paul Kaminski and key Talent like THE SHIELD Co-Writer Chuck Wendig, THE BLACK HOOD Writer Duane Swierczynski and THE FOX Writer/Artist Dean Haspiel and a few Surprise Guests lay the foundation for the cinematic and literary universe of titles coming from Dark Circle Comics, including THE BLACK HOOD, THE FOX and THE SHIELD!
Alex Segura
Chuck Wendig
Dean Haspiel
Duane Swierczynski
Mike Pellerito
Paul Kaminski
10/12/14
12:15PM – 1:00PM
1A06
MARVEL: Axel-In Charge
Axel Alonso, Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief, is taking the stage! Don’t miss announcements galore as well as inside looks at some amazing upcoming titles, including an inside scoop on the upcoming Star Wars line! And of course, you the fans will get to ask Axel the hard-hitting questions! Other panelists will include James Robinson (Fantastic Four), Kieron Gillen (Star Wars: Darth Vader), and other Mighty Marvel guests!
Axel Alonso
James Robinson
Kieron Gillen
10/12/14
12:15PM – 1:00PM
1A14
The Walking Dead: The Inside Scoop on Telltale’s Video Game Franchise
For two seasons, Fans have delighted in the horrible choices surrounding a girl named Clementine. Join IGN’s Greg Miller as he sits down with the people who make this game to talk about where Clem’s been and where she’s going in a walker-infested world.
Greg Miller
 

10/12/14
12:15PM – 1:00PM
1A24
LOST Reunion
What really happened to the passengers of Oceanic Airline Flight 815? The mysteries surrounding the Emmy winning television series LOST still puzzle and captivate Fans years after its final bow. Join us as we reunite Nestor Carbonell (Richard Alpert) and Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond Hume) for a closer look at this enigmatic series. The truth will be revealed. Moderated by Aaron Sagers.
Aaron Sagers
Henry Ian Cusick
Nestor Carbonell
10/12/14
12:15PM – 1:15PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Fold Star Wars Origami Characters with Tom Angleberger!
Fold Star Wars™ Origami Characters with Tom Angleberger! Join the New York Times bestselling Author of the ORIGAMI YODA series as he leads an origami folding demonstration. He will begin the session by teaching you how to fold his “universal puppet.” Next, using provided supplies, you will turn your universal puppet into your favorite Star Wars character. Print out instructions will be provided to take with you after the class to continue the creativity.
Tom Angleberger
 

10/12/14
12:15PM – 1:45PM
Empire Stage 1-E
Cartoon Network Presents: CN ANYTHING
Imagine a super Panel where ANYONE from your favorite Cartoon Network series could show up and ANYTHING could happen! Imagine exclusive content and insider info from show Creators! Imagine impromptu performances and revelations from the talented Cast and Crews! Imagine a kitten tickling a pig! Well, imagine no more, friends! For the first time ever, Cartoon Network presents: CN ANYTHING, a Panel moderated by Comedian Adam Devine (voice of Pizza Steve, Uncle Grandpa) and featuring tons of Special Guests and never-before-seen content from your favorite animated comedies plus a sneak peek with the Cast and Creator of the upcoming mini-series Over the Garden Wall!
Adam Devine
Collin Dean
Estelle
Jessica DiCicco
Kent Osborne
Melanie Lynskey
Patrick McHale
Paula Spence
Pete Browngardt
Rebecca Sugar
Sam Marin
Spencer Rothbell
Tom Kenny
Zach Callison
10/12/14
12:45PM – 1:15PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Super Sprowtz
Children will be led through an action-packed curriculum of health and wellness broken down into four easy-to-remember stages: Mind, Heart, Body and Tummy! Our catchy music will have kids yelling “I want more broccoli!”, and our built-in games will teach the superheroes in training which super powers come from which veggies! It’s all about learning to stay healthy and making smart choices. Getting active has never been more fun with our hit dances, including “Burn (calories)” and “What’s Your Super Power?” – it’s a workout for even the adults!
10/12/14
1:00PM – 1:45PM
1A10
Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Comics
Join Skybound’s Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Outcast) and other Skybound Writers and Artists including Paul Azaceta (Outcast), Josh Williamson (Birthright, Ghosted) and Andrei Bressan (Birthright) as they discuss not only their own works, but the ever-changing landscape of the modern comic book industry. Panel will be moderated by Skybound Editorial Director Sean Mackiewicz.
Andrei Bressan
Josh Williamson
Paul Azaceta
Robert Kirkman
Sean Mackiewicz
10/12/14
1:00PM – 1:45PM
1A18
How to Kickstart Your Comics Project Like a Pro
A lineup of all-star Creators who’ve used Kickstarter to launch their dream projects will explain in detail how to create your own successful Kickstarter campaign. Panelists will include Craig Engler and Jamie Tanner from Kickstarter as well as several high-profile Comic Creators who’ve run successful projects on Kickstarter.
Amy Chu
Craig Engler
Frank Barbiere
Jamie Tanner
Ryan Browne
10/12/14
1:00PM – 1:45PM
1A21
KAKEHASHI Project – New Japanese Animation Talent
Don’t miss this chance to meet five emerging Japanese Animators and be up-to-date on Japanese trends! Saki Muramoto (It’s time for supper), Ryo Okawara (A Wind Egg), Saori Shiroki (Woman Who Stole Fingers), Aya Suzuki (The Illusionist, The Wind Rises) and Yuzuru Tachikawa (Death Billiards, Kill la Kill) will be joined by Special Guest Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time, Bee and PuppyCat). Moderated by Justin Leach of Blue Sky Studios. Presented by The Japan Foundation through the KAKEHASHI Project.
Aya Suzuki
Justin Leach
Natasha Allegri
Ryo Okawara
Saki Muramoto
Saori Shiroki
Yuzuru Tachikaw

10/12/14
1:00PM – 1:45PM
1B03
3D Printing for Costumes and Props
Come see a 3D printer in action! Learn about 3D printing technologies and how you can use it to take your costume and prop-making to the next level. We’ll model, prepare, and print live in the panel, do Q&A and show finished examples of 3D printed costumes and props.
Natasha Spokish
Sean McCoy
10/12/14
1:15PM – 2:00PM
1A01
Successfully Crowdfund Your Comic
Get in on the self-publishing revolution! From crowdfunding your own comic on Kickstarter to self-publishing with comiXology Submit, this is a Panel you can’t miss. Join John D. Roberts (Director of comiXology Submit), Jen Vaughn (Fantagraphics), Jimmy Palmiotti (multiple-Kickstarter success story) and Hope Nicholson (CGA Comics) for an in-depth discussion that will give you the knowledge to successfully create, fund & promote your own comic! Moderated by comiXology’s Ivan Salazar.
Hope Nicholson
Ivan Salazar
Jen Vaughn
Jimmy Palmiotti
John D. Roberts
10/12/14
1:15PM – 2:00PM
1A05
How a Game of Thrones Changed Fantasy…or Did It?
George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones, released 18 years ago, has become a worldwide phenomenon with the help of HBO. Seth Fishman (The Well’s End), Robin Hobb (Fool’s Assassin), Gail Z. Martin (War of Shadows), Garth Nix (Clariel), David J. Peterson (Living Language Dothraki), Patrick Rothfuss (The Slow Regard of Silent Things) and Cinda Williams Chima (The Sorcerer Heir) discuss influences and how politics, power and dysfunctional families have always been the best fodder for fantasy.
Cinda Williams Chima
David J. Peterson
Gail Z. Martin
Garth Nix
Patrick Rothfuss
Robin Hobb
Seth Fishman
 

10/12/14
1:15PM – 2:00PM
1A06
Women of MARVEL Panel
From Ms. Marvel to Black Widow, from Twitter to tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in the industry recently. Join the conversation as women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry! Plus, plenty of special announcements! Panelists will include Editor Sana Amanat, Talent Scout Jeanine Schaefer, Associate Producer Judy Stephens, writers Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel) and Erica Henderson, and other Mighty Marvel Guests!
Erica Henderson
Jeanine Schaefer
Judy Stephens
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Margaret Stohl
Sana Amanat
10/12/14
1:15PM – 2:00PM
1A14
Jack Antonoff: The Grammy Winning Musician Joins Vulture.com Writer Jada Yuan to Discuss His Latest Musical Endeavor Bleachers
Grammy winning Musician Jack Antonoff joins Vulture.com Writer Jada Yuan at New York Comic Con to discuss his latest musical endeavor Bleachers. Jack wrote and recorded while on tour with Grammy winning band Fun. He is a distinguished Songwriter having collaborated on Taylor Swift’s Golden Globe nominated “Sweeter Than Fiction” and Sara Bareilles’ “Brave”. From ‘Some Nights’ to ‘Strange Desire’, join Jack and Jada for a closer look at this versatile Artist’s rise from indie rocker to global rock star.
Jack Antonoff
Jada Yuan
10/12/14
1:15PM – 2:00PM
1A24
DMC Presents: Boom! Bap! Pow! Hip-Hop & Comics! 2014 Edition
Join hip-hop icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darryl DMC McDaniels (Run-DMC), Senior Editor of Darryl Makes Comics Riggs Morales (VP /Atlantic Records) and fellow hip-hop stars as they discuss comic book culture and how it has influenced their music and their careers. Special Guests include Atlantic Records’ Artist Travie McCoy, Producer Just Blaze (Jay Z), Journalist Chuck Creekmur (AllHipHop.com), Filmmaker Bobbito Garcia (Doin’ It In The Park) and Producer/Artist Kwamé.
Bobbito Garcia
Chuck Creekmur
Just Blaze
Kwamé Holland
Rigo “Riggs” Morales
Travie McCoy
10/12/14
1:15PM – 2:15PM
Main Stage 1-D
Gotham Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Before there was Batman, there was Gotham. The origin story of the great DC Super-Villains and vigilantes, Gotham follows Jim Gordon’s rise through the Gotham City police department and spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains. Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series Stars and Producers. From Warner Bros. Television, Gotham airs Mondays at 8/7c on FOX. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GOTHAMonFox, and follow the show on Twitter at @Gotham.
10/12/14
1:30PM – 2:15PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Drawing Workshop with Katie Cook
Katie Cook is a Writer for the wildly successful My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series for IDW. She has also done work for Marvel, Star Wars, the Jim Henson Company and more!
Katie Cook
 

10/12/14
1:30PM – 2:30PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Brain Quest Challenge
Brain Quest will bring its fast-paced, curriculum-based question and answer game to life with a special NYCC edition of a Brain Quest Challenge event. During the challenge, kids ages 8-12 will have the chance to flaunt their smarts by answering questions individually or as part of a team. All Attendees will receive Brain Quest® themed giveaways and official challenge participation certificates. With Brain Quest, it’s Fun to Be Smart. Don’t believe us? Come see for yourself!
10/12/14
2:00PM – 2:45PM
1A10
Street Fighter
A Panel of Street Fighter experts share the latest news on the greatest fighting game franchise in the world! Find out about the latest updates for Ultra Street Fighter IV and how you can earn big money and everlasting fame by competing in the Capcom Pro Tour culminating in the Capcup Finals in December. Special Guest Joey Ansah – Writer, Director and Actor – of the smash hit Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist web series makes an exclusive appearance to share behind-the-scenes details of making the excellent film, share a sneak peek at Funimation’s upcoming Blu-Ray/DVD release as well as answer Q&A.
Joey Ansah
 

10/12/14
2:00PM – 2:45PM
1A18
Kodansha Comics
Join the Kodansha Comics team as they talk about the latest and greatest manga, including Sailor Moon and Attack on Titan! Be there for new announcements and a Q&A with the Editors of some of your favorite manga series. Ben Applegate will host while Dallas Middaugh and Kana Koide heckle him from on stage.
Ben Applegate
Dallas Middaugh
Kana Koide
10/12/14
2:00PM – 2:45PM
1A21
DC Digital: Download This!
DC Entertainment’s digital initiative has been a pioneer in digital comics! Come get an exclusive look at the exciting series that make up the future of digital comics with all-star Talent!
Bruno Redondo
Bryan Q. Miller
Cat Staggs
Hank Kanalz
John Cunningham
Kyle Higgins
Marc Andreyko
Marc Guggenheim
Shawn Kittelsen
10/12/14
2:00PM – 2:45PM
1B03
Comics and Graphic Novels for All Readers
Join Graphic Novelists JP Ahonen (Sing No Evil), Emily Carroll (Through the Woods), Cory Doctorow (In Real Life), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet) and Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West) for a discussion of the graphic novel form, its place in the literary canon today and their exciting new books, moderated by Scott Rosenberg, AM NY.
Cory Doctorow
Emily Carroll
JP Ahonen
Kazu Kibuishi
Paul Pope
Scott Rosenberg
10/12/14
2:00PM – 3:00PM
Family HQ – 1C04
Meet Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot by Dav Pilkey
Visit the Interactive Room on Sunday, October 12 to take your picture with Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot and collect the first book in the all-new, fully-illustrated Ricky Ricotta series by Dav Pilkey, Creator of Captain Underpants, and acclaimed Artist Dan Santat.
10/12/14
2:15PM – 3:00PM
1A01
A Tribute to Stan Goldberg
Stan’s style placed him in the elite category of graphic literacy. People were entertained by the combination of rich graphics in service to a visual story that managed to access deep emotion. Stan Goldberg put pencil to paper to create conversation. One of Stan’s last projects, Rise Above, addressed what one can do when bullied and the graphics provided a platform for conversation on the trauma of bullying.
Al Milgrom
Barbra Slate
Danny Fingeroth
Jim Salicrup
John Wilcox
Nancy Silberkleit
Steven Goldberg
 

10/12/14
2:15PM – 3:00PM
1A05
BOOM! Studios: New York as a Character
New York City is featured prominently in movies, TV and of course, comics! Join us as we discuss how the Big Apple has played an integral part in some of your favorite comics with Panelists Charles Soule (Strange Attractors), Chris Miskiewicz (Thomas Alsop), Dan Slott (The Amazing Spider-Man), Jimmy Palmiotti (Back to Brooklyn, Harley Quinn) and Peter Sanderson (The Marvel Comics Guide to New York City). Moderated by Newsarama Editor Lucas Siegel.
Charles Soule
Chris Miskiewicz
Dan Slott
Jimmy Palmiotti
Lucas Siegel
Peter Sanderson
10/12/14
2:15PM – 3:00PM
1A06
Avatar: The Last Airbender: Legend and Legacy
Join Avatar Mom (moderator), Monica McClain (Illustrator/Art Instructor), Alison Wilgus (Artist/Writer), Kevin Coppa (Puppetbenders Creator), Sifu Manuel Rodriguez (Martial Arts Choreographer for Toph Beifong) and Jessie Flower (voice of Toph Beifong) for Avatar: The Last Airbender art, history, demonstrations and stories – plus a live comic reading from Dark Horse Comics’ The Rift. Attending Cosplayers may win books and signed original Legend of Korra animation drawings donated by Studio Mir!
Alison Wilgus
Avatar Mom
Jessie Flower
Kevin Coppa
Monica McClain
Sifu Manuel Rodriguez
10/12/14
2:15PM – 3:00PM
1A14
Ready-UP! How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
Aton Edwards (Preparedness/self-reliance Guru, Author, TV Host, Tech Adviser to: Nat Geo, Discovery Channel and Contributor to MSNBC and the Today Show) will present the ultimate Zombie Apocalypse prepping presentation. This presentation will include: the Ready-UP! prepping team, top cutting edge gear, gadgets and materials, equipment giveaways, contests, TV show & movie exclusive previews, Panel discussions, Q&A sessions, Celebrity Guests and special surprises.
Aton Edwards
 

10/12/14
2:15PM – 3:00PM
1A24
Sesame Street & Pop Culture: 45 Years of Spoofs on the ‘Street’
Sesame Street has continuously turned the sensations of the entertainment world into lighthearted attractions that make children and their parents laugh, sing and learn. Join us for a screening of Sesame Street spoofs including “Numeric Con” (a parody of Comic Con). Then explore the ways pop culture has played a vital role throughout the show’s 45 year history during a Panel discussion with the Sesame Street Muppets and Performers.
Carol-Lynn Parente
Eric Jacobson
Joey Mazzarino
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph
 

10/12/14
2:15PM – 3:00PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Sketching from Life with Mindy Indy
Cartoonist Mindy Indy will teach kids of all ages to see the world as their canvas. Kids will start by sketching a variety of objects in front of them, and then later sketch themselves! Sketching is looser than drawing and doesn’t need to be “perfect.” Students can move at their own pace and just have fun!
Mindy Indy
 

10/12/14
2:30PM – 3:00PM
Family HQ – 1C03
The Adventure of Captain Cocoa
Join the Central Park Zoo’s super hero Captain Cocoa as you help to save the rain forest in this comic action adventure show for all ages, especially families with children ages 4-10. The program includes audience interaction, a puppet monkey and lots of super hero laughs.
Wildlife Theater Troupe
 

10/12/14
3:00PM – 3:45PM
1A10
Twitch Town Hall
Are you a Twitch Fan? Join us for the latest “Twitch Town Hall” where Viewers and Broadcasters have the opportunity to be heard! Share your ideas for new features/tools and learn about new things that Twitch has in store! Hosted by Director of Community and Education, Marcus ‘djWHEAT’ Graham, and featuring other Twitch Employees and Personalities!
Marcus ‘djWHEAT’ Graham
 

10/12/14
3:00PM – 3:45PM
1A18
Crunchyroll Manga Panel
Crunchyroll Manga Panel is here! Come by, hang out and experience Crunchyroll Manga first hand! We’ll be making announcements as well as showing off which titles we are reading and love! Not only will we be explaining and showing what is so awesome about Crunchyroll Manga, but Danika and Robert will be answering YOUR questions and giving out tons of swag!
Danika Harrod
Robert Newman
10/12/14
3:00PM – 3:45PM
1A21
The Mary Sue Presents – All on the Table
The Mary Sue has gathered Panelists for a discussion on representation in games and how it’s personally affected us in our lives, both in work and recreation. Panelists will discuss their favorite characters of color, LGBTQ characters, disabled characters, and female characters in the games industry, dovetailing into a discussion of how to bring that diversity into the most egalitarian games of all: tabletop (and live action!) roleplay.
Sam Maggs
Susana Polo
10/12/14
3:00PM – 3:45PM
1B03
Joshua Jay Presents Big Magic for Little Hands
Calling all young magicians! Join Joshua Jay for some sleight of hand and magical fun!
Joshua Jay
 

10/12/14
3:00PM – 5:00PM
Family HQ – 1C04
501st Legion: Empire City Garrison’s Blast-a-Trooper
Presented by 501st Legion: Empire City Garrison, Blast-a-Trooper is a charity fundraising event providing Fans the opportunity to ‘blast’ live Star Wars characters with Nerf blasters. Proceeds from donations will benefit Make-A-Wish. We encourage all attendees to participate. Remember every dollar helps put a smile on the face of a child. Come visit us – have a blast and most of all warm a heart.
10/12/14
3:15PM – 3:45PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Super Sprowtz
Children will be led through an action-packed curriculum of health and wellness broken down into four easy-to-remember stages: Mind, Heart, Body and Tummy! Our catchy music will have kids yelling “I want more broccoli!”, and our built-in games will teach the superheroes in training which super powers come from which veggies! It’s all about learning to stay healthy and making smart choices. Getting active has never been more fun with our hit dances, including “Burn (calories)” and “What’s Your Super Power?” – it’s a workout for even the adults!
10/12/14
3:15PM – 4:00PM
1A01
Build Your Own Adventure with Kids Comic Authors/Illustrators
In this interactive Panel perfect for kids and families, top-tier graphic novel and comic Authors and Illustrators will work with the audience to write and illustrate an original adventure story! It will be an exciting ride, great for aspiring Writers and Artists. Featuring George O’Connor (Olympians), Matt London (The 8th Continent), Zack Giallongo (The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth), Frank Cammuso (The Misadventures of Salem Hyde), Scott Campbell (Hug Machine) and Ben Hatke (Julia’s House for Lost Creatures).
Ben Hatke
Frank Cammuso
George O’Connor
Matt London
Scott Campbell
Zack Giallongo
10/12/14
3:15PM – 4:00PM
1A05
The Silver Age of Comic Book Art Returns
10 years ago, Comic Book Historian Arlen Schumer’s book, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, won the Independent Publishers’ Award for Best Book about Popular Culture — but then went out of print shortly after. Now back in a revised, expanded hardcover and e-book edition, Schumer’s presentation explores the origins of the superhero traditions and their personification of American ideals and values, and how these attitudes and portrayals changed during the turbulent decade of the 1960s.
Arlen Schumer
 

10/12/14
3:15PM – 4:00PM
1A06
DC Entertainment All Access: Essentials
Go behind the scenes of DC Entertainment for an in-depth look at some of the most exciting stories ever told across DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD! New and veteran Fans alike are welcome for a tutorial on the essential stories and products that make up DC Entertainment’s rich history.
John Cunningham
 

10/12/14
3:15PM – 4:00PM
1A14
Listen to Jimmy
This Panel is adults only [over 16]. This is your opportunity to go behind the scenes of the comic book industry! Join Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray ,Frank Tieri, Amanda Conner and more as they share their personal stories and the latest and greatest of their careers, all about self publishing and how they broke into the business. Fans will have a chance to get in on the action with a no holds barred fun Q&A session!
Amanda Conner
Frank Tieri
Jimmy Palmiotti
Justin Gray
 

10/12/14
3:15PM – 4:00PM
1A24
Little Humans (of New York) with Brandon Stanton
Brandon Stanton’s iconic blog, HUMANS OF NEW YORK has grown from a simple street photography project to a massive phenomenon. More than 8 million followers in countries across the globe eagerly await new posts featuring photos of and insights from New Yorkers of all walks of life. Of all the photos on the site, those featuring children are among the most popular. In this event, Brandon will discuss his new book, LITTLE HUMANS, why children make the best subjects and what the children of New York have in common with children from around the world.
Brandon Stanton
 

10/12/14
3:15PM – 4:00PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Make Your Own Superhero Mask
Did you forget your mask at home or have you been inspired to become a new super hero based on the fantastic animal world presented by the Central Park Zoo? Join the Central Park Zoo Crew to design your own mask to take home and show off at NYCC!
Wildlife Theater Troupe
 

10/12/14
3:15PM – 4:15PM
Empire Stage 1-E
Forever Special Video Presentation and Q&A
What would you do if you had all the time in the world? This new otherworldly drama follows Dr. Henry Morgan, a star New York City medical examiner who hasn’t aged since the clock stopped 200 years ago. Join Cast and Producers for a special video presentation and Q&A discussion. From Warner Bros. Television in association with Lin Pictures, Forever airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on ABC. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ForeverOnABC and follow the show on Twitter at @ForeverABC.
10/12/14
4:00PM – 4:45PM
1A10
MARVEL: Spider-Verse
This is your panel for all things Spider-Man! Join us as we discuss the most epic Spidey event of all time as every Spider-Man EVER comes together to face a world-ending threat! Plus, get the low-down on Silk, the mysterious new character who has everybody talking! Panelists will include Senior Editor Nick Lowe, writer Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man), artist Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man), and more special guests!
Dan Slott
Humberto Ramos
Nick Lowe
10/12/14
4:00PM – 4:45PM
1A18
Nisekoi Screening Episodes 1-2
The story follows the life of an average high school student, Raku Ichijo, who is the heir to a Yakuza family and Chitoge Kirisaki, the daughter of the rival gang leader. Up to this point, the story may allude to a famous Shakespearean play, but Raku and Chitoge are far from the star-crossed lovers. Without their prior consent, their families force Raku and Chitoge to become fake lovers in order to bring peace between the two rival families. Much hilarity ensues when Raku and Chitoge, who are both amateurs when it comes to relationships with the opposite sex, are made to uphold this fake relationship through any means in front of their school peers.
10/12/14
4:00PM – 4:45PM
1B03
Granddaughters of the Comic Book Revolution: The Golden Age Lives!
What kind of Creators and visionaries first pioneered comic books? Who were they and what went on behind the scenes? Find out from family members who have become Artists, Advocates and comic book Experts themselves. Moderator Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology) asks Athena (Bill) Finger, Christie (William Moulton) Marston, Chelle (Sheldon) Mayer, Jacque (Mart) Nodell, Nicky (Major Malcolm) Wheeler-Nicholson and more to reveal secrets, memories, insights and discoveries.
Athena Finger
Chelle Mayer
Christie Marston
Jacque Nodell
Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson
Travis Langley
10/12/14
4:00PM – 5:00PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Tombsday Is Coming: Tombquest, from Books to Online Games and Beyond
From the Creators of THE 39 CLUES™ and SPIRIT ANIMALS™ comes TOMBQUEST™ by Michael Northrop, a new action adventure series that brings the magic and mystery of Ancient Egypt to life! Stop by the Family Stage to get a free copy of the book and watch an early sneak peek of the online game, where you build tombs, create traps and challenge friends to play. Snag a free headdress and walk like an Egyptian all day!
10/12/14
4:15PM – 5:00PM
1A01
Toon Tunes: Celebrating Animation Songs and Scores
Come celebrate the joyful dance of music and the animated image with Songwriter/Composer Jody Gray (Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Chuck Jones Show), Animation/Music Historian Will Friedwald (Merrie Melodies: An Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons), Writer/Editor Danny Fingeroth (The Stan Lee Universe) and Surprise Guests, clips and live performances. Moderated by David Steven Cohen (Courage the Cowardly Dog Head Writer, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Balto). We’ll have a yabba dabba doo time!
10/12/14
4:15PM – 5:00PM
1A05
Black Mask Studios: Class of 2015
From the instant-classic Occupy Comics to Ghostface Killah’s gangster odyssey 12 Reasons To Die to Darick Robertson’s madcap sci-fi Ballistic and the animal-avenging Liberator, Black Mask Studios spent its first year pushing comics’ boundaries. Now, Black Mask Co-Founder Matt Pizzolo will host the publisher’s next round of Creators for a spirited discussion of how they intend to push comics beyond the outer limits in 2015.
Matt Pizzolo
 

10/12/14
4:15PM – 5:00PM
1A14
Moviepilot Presents Women in Geek Media – Super Girls on a Mission!
New media – old problems. The explosion of digital media as a creative platform is a game-changer for content creation and sharing. But the challenge in building diversity across this platform is no different from any other media revolution. Indeed, women have become a strong voice on the web, but there’s work still to be done. Some of the most successful and visible women in geek media weigh in on the challenges they’ve faced and how they’ve overcome the obstacles to build brands that resonate.
Alisha Grauso
Brittany Sandler
Catrina Dennis
Holland Farkas
Jessie Pridemore
Yanise Cabrera
10/12/14
4:15PM – 5:00PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Build-Your-Hero with the Art Force Five
New York Comic Con attendees are invited to use the ultimate power of creativity to make their own unique superhero action figure using clothespins and other cool art supplies. Kid-friendly.
10/12/14
4:30PM – 5:30PM
Empire Stage 1-E
Person of Interest Special Video Presentation and Q&A
The smash hit returns to NY for the fourth year! Join series stars and one of the minds behind the Machine for a special video presentation and Q&A. Join the fun as the science “fiction” stays one step ahead of real-world events. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Person of Interest airs Tuesdays, 10/9c on CBS. Become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PersonofInterestCBS and follow the show on Twitter at @PersonInterest.
10/12/14
5:00PM – 5:45PM
1B03
Protecting Your Ideas – What Should You Do?
You have a great idea for a new comic or business venture but: what should you do? Navigating the laws regarding business and creativity can sometimes feel like you need superpowers, but this seminar will help you understand the basics of forming a corporation, tax law, copyrights and trademarks, Fair Use and work-for-hire agreements. Most importantly you will walk away knowing how to deal with villains who improperly use your creations and how to avoid improperly using another hero’s works.
Meredith Mazzola
Michael Lee
10/12/14
5:15PM – 6:00PM
1A05
NYCC Staff Q&A
We hope that you had an awesome time at NYCC this year! The NYCC Team will sit down with Fans to hear your thoughts on the Show and let you help build NYCC 2015.
10/12/14
5:15PM – 6:00PM
1A06
Cary Elwes, Author of As You Wish, Discusses the Making of The Princess Bride
Join famed Actor Cary Elwes (“Westley”) for an entertaining discussion about the making of the beloved film, The Princess Bride. See clips from the movie and hear Cary Elwes reveal never-before-told stories about the making of this classic that continues to delight generations. Cary Elwes starred as the hero “Westley” in The Princess Bride. His book AS YOU WISH: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride will be published by Touchstone in October.
Cary Elwes
 

 

 

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20682.

A perfect choice for reading theater: City Witch, Country Switch by Wendy Wax. "Two sassy witches and some cute spells create a book that is fun to read out loud together. The story is presented in conversation, so it can double as an easy reader."

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20683. I Have a Bad Feeling About This by Jeff Strand

Sourcebooks, 2014. 
When you stumble on a great comedy novel for teens, it should be one you have in the library because really, there isn't that much out there.  And this is a GEM!

Henry is admittedly a geek, but he's a superstar geek.  His story is on the big screen, he has a beautiful girl by his side and he survived Strongwoods Survival Camp.  This is how it happened....

Henry's dad, after seeing a video on Youtube featuring Max (think screaming sergeant from any war movie you've ever seen) telling him he could make a man out of your son, tries to convince his son it would be a GREAT experience.  Henry's not so much into it, until his nerdy friend Randy says he WANTS to go...it'll be great!  So after spending the next 48 hours in gaming mode (to keep his reserves up) off they go.

Strongwoods Survival Camp looks as mean as Max does.  Five boys meet for the first time and are
1. stripped away of all electronic devices
2. given barely edible and non-recognizable food to eat
3. given an outhouse, which may or may not contain a creature in the hole

It's going to be the longest two weeks of Henry's life.  But even among those loooong days, some good things happen.  He meets a girl in the woods.  He actually shoots his arrow and makes a target, and he survives sleeping outside for the first time in his 16 years. 

But then Mr. Grand shows up, and he wants to balance his fiscal statement from a sketchy deal made with the co-owner of Strongwoods Survival.  Henry's game (as well as Randy's, Erik's, Jackie's and Stu's) just got real.  Henry can no longer think like Katniss Everdeen, but needs to start thinking like a true hero - perhaps like Splat-Tastic, his favorite video game hero?

I'll admit, when reading this book, kids would give me the weirdest stares but I could NOT help but laugh all the way through this book!  Strand captures the character of Henry so well, all the way from his video gaming fingers to his attempts at nerd bravery.  And then you get to the Wilderness survival tips at the end of each chapter.  Example: "In case of an avalanche, don't despair.  You're doomed, but c'mon, how many people get to say they died in an avalanche?!?  That's wicked cool."  One of many tips you'll chuckle about along with the fishing expedition, catching wild game for food, and building shelters with whatever you can find in a forest.  This book should be given to any reader, but has special appeal for guy readers and best of all?  PERFECT for junior high to high school! 

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20684. Poet to Poet: Helen Frost interviews Chris Crowe

Here's another installment in my "Poet to Poet" series of interviews between poets who write for young people. This time, Helen Frost interviews Chris Crowe about his new book just published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Death Coming Up the Hill. It's a historical novel in verse about a teenage boy who is navigating high school, first love, and parental conflict during the Vietnam War and it highlights issues of conflict, resistance, and racism. It's built entirely upon haiku poems with a total of 16,592 syllables, one syllable as a tribute to each soldier's death in 1968 during the Vietnam War, the year with the highest casualties during the war. Isn't that astonishing all by itself? Here's the opening entry for this compelling book:

April, 1969
Week Fifteen: 204

There's something tidy
in seventeen syllables,
a haiku neatness

that leaves craters of
meaning between the lines but
still communicates

what matters most. I
don't have the time or the space
to write more, so I'll

write what needs to be 
remembered and leave it to 
you to fill in the

gaps if you feel like 
it. In 1968,
sixteen thousand five

hundred ninety-two
American soldiers died 
in Vietnam, and

I'm dedicating 
one syllable to each soul
as I record my

own losses suffered
in 1968, a
year like no other.

As I'm sure you know, Helen Frost has created a body of poetry for young people that has already garnered several of the most prestigious literary awards, including a Printz honor for Keesha's House. In her carefully crafted novels in poems, she even invents new poetic forms and uses existing forms in very creative ways. That impressive repertoire includes: Keesha's House, Spinning through the Universe (Room 214: A Year in Poems), The Braid, Diamond Willow, Crossing Stones, Hidden, Salt, and the poem picture books, Step Gently Out and Monarch and Milkweed.

Chris Crowe is a fellow professor like myself, but has also authored books for young people, including the historical novel, Mississippi Trial, 1955 and a companion book of nonfiction, Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case, as well as the picture book, Just as Good: How Larry Doby Changed America's Game and many professional books. His new book, Death Coming Up the Hill is his first venture into publishing poetry and it's an interesting story about how this story and this form emerged. 

Helen Frost
Helen: 
Chris, before I ask my three questions, could you give a little background about your work in general terms, and talk a little about what was new territory for you in Death Coming Up the Hill?

Chris:
My work for YA readers has been primarily historical, so 1968 is nothing new for me; however, this book is less focused on African American and/or civil rights history than some of my other books.  What is new is writing in verse. I never aspired to write a novel in verse, and I've never considered myself any kind of poet (though I do claim the title of being the best Bad poet in my English department). I do admire poetry and poets because poetry is such a demanding and exacting art form, a form I've never felt that I had any particular talent for.

Helen:
I have to say that you do exhibit considerable talent for poetry in this book. Sorry if it makes you lose your Best Bad Poet status. I'd like to ask a personal question regarding the historical background of the book. I remember the late 60's and early 70's as such an important time. Could you share some of your memories of those years, particularly in relation to the war in Vietnam and the peace movement?

Chris Crowe
Chris:
I was a high school freshman in Tempe, Arizona, during the 1967-68 school year, so I have some memories of that era, but let's face it, I was a freshman, a knucklehead who was only vaguely aware of what was happening in the wider world. But in those days, even an out-of-touch knucklehead knew about Vietnam. The evening news almost always had some segment relating to the war or protests about the war, and some of my older brothers' friends got drafted---or enlisted---and were shipped over to Vietnam.  In the summer of 1969, I landed a job digging sprinkler trenches for a new hotel going up in Tempe, and the other guy working there had recently returned from 'Nam. He was the first person I'd ever met who had really been there, fighting in the jungles, dealing with Army bureaucracy, fearing for his life every day. He had plenty of stories to tell---and this was after all the news of the My Lai Massacre broke---and he gave me a first-hand education about the war. But even with that, I was still pretty much a self-absorbed teenager who didn't pay a lot of attention to national and world events. The peace movement was a different story.  My dad was a patriotic, flag-waving WWII veteran, and he was firmly "My country, right or wrong." He couldn't abide hippies, peaceniks, or anyone who protested the war. My siblings and I all knew where he stood when it came to student protests and/or anti-war protests.

Helen:
Thanks, Chris. I'd love to talk with you in greater depth about that sometime, but there are two other things I'd like to touch on here. I loved the relationship between Ashe and Angela, refreshingly straight-forward, not angst-filled, yet still so authentic as a high school romance. Can you say something about that, and, if you like, relate it to your own life experience?

Chris: 
I was no Romeo in high school, but my first big crush unfolded as quickly as Ashe and Angela's. Some of my friends were much more experienced with girlfriends, and I never saw or heard that finding a girl required a very long or complicated courtship. I suppose what's most different about Angela and Ashe's relationship is that they turn out to be such soul mates. I see that as the luck of the draw or Fate or whatever it is that lines up such compatible matches. BTW, I met my wife in my 10th grade English class, and we started dating the next year. That kind of early and long-term relationship might have skewed the way I portrayed the relationship between A and A.

Helen:
Thanks, Chris. I think that's a good relationship for YA readers to see in a book. 
My last question is about the form you discovered that helped you tell the story. In your endnotes, you describe how the number 17 shapes the story--it's not at all arbitrary, and beautifully executed. I know how challenging that must have been.  What did you discover about language as you worked so extensively in such a precise book-length form based on the traditional syllable count of haiku?

Chris:
I discovered that language is complicated and various. Writing in haiku stanzas sometimes felt like writing with handcuffs on, especially when I had to make revisions to a key word or line. But in others ways, the narrow confines of 5-7-5 felt freeing and expansive. Once I settled into a routine of composing in fixed chunks, some creative gear clicked into place, and my writing really flowed. But that flow required me to pay careful attention to words, to rely on my trusty Roget's International Thesaurus, and to consider word choice more scrupulously than I have ever before. I also learned, because my editor demanded it, that I had to be consistent in my use of syllable count, that I could not cite poetic license when it was convenient---for example, counting 'camera' as a two-syllable word instead of three. This language demanded my full attention.

Helen:
Again, I'd love to talk with you in more depth about this sometime. For now, let me just say that, like you, I have come to love editors and copyeditors who are willing to engage in syllable-counting, and hold us to the rules we set for ourselves. 
Thanks, Sylvia, for initiating this conversation, and thank you, Chris, for these thoughtful responses to my questions, and for your beautiful and important book.

Sylvia: Thank you, Helen and Chris, for engaging in this fascinating conversation and for all your work for young people. 

*****
Now treat yourself to a stop at Jama's Alphabet Soup for our Poetry Friday gathering. See you there!





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20685. On adults reading YA

I had a prepared answer for this slide on today’s PW Webinar on YA. We never got to the question.

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Indulge me.

I agree with one aspect all of these hand-wringing articles about adults reading YA have in common: I agree that reading time is precious and finite in a hectic world of boundless good writing.

Some adults may choose to spend their reading hours on anything but YA novels. Fair enough. Indeed, some adults may go farther and choose to spend a portion of their precious reading time writing about what they’re not reading in order to convince others not to read it either. Admirable self-sacrifice, that latter one.

However, as an adult reader myself, I make a different choice in my prioritization. I choose not to read vapid concern trolling about other people’s reading habits. I’ll get to The Goldfinch sooner that way.

To each his own, I guess.

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20686. CBTV: ‘Ophelia: Love & Privacy_Settings’ by Bin-Han To

What if everybody could read your thoughts and knew all your most inner wishes and desires?

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20687. Comics Illustrator of the Week :: Jae Lee

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I was introduced to Jae Lee’s artwork when he took over on Marvel’s Namor back in the early 90’s. He was one of the talented young artists that joined Image Comics in the mid 90’s, working on such titles as WildC.A.T.S. Trilogy and Youngblood Strikefile, before launching his creator-owned comic, Hellshock. Jae Lee returned to Marvel in 1998, when he collaborated with writer Paul Jenkins on a new 12 issue Inhumans series. His work on the Inhumans ushered in a new level of depth, and maturity to his work that would only grow, and grow into the next decade.

Other notable works are Stephen King’s Dark Tower comics adaptation, Fantastic Four 1234 with Grant Morrison, and The Sentry for Marvel. In addition to that, Jae Lee has become a highly sought after, and prolific cover artist; notably his recent string of covers for DC’s  New 52 Batman/Superman series, and the Jason Aaron Wolverine relaunch a few years ago.

Jae Lee was born in South Korea in 1972 and immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1977. He started his professional comics career at the age of 19, drawing short stories for Marvel’s anthology Marvel Comics Presents.

Jae Lee won an Eisner in 1999 for his work on the Inhumans, and was nominated for Best Cover Artist in 2002.

You can catch up with the latest news, and see more of Jae Lee’s art on this website.

For more comics related art, you can follow me on my website comicstavern.com - Andy Yates

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20688. NYCC 2014: All the Friday Panels – from the Green Ranger to Uncle Yo

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From Comic Book Men to Uncle Yo — stereotypes to the CBLDF here’s all the Friday programming at NYCC 2014, with all the participants — thanks again to our buddies at ReedPOP for supplying this.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10

 

 

10/10/14
10:00AM – 10:45AM
1A18
Retailer Exclusive: Meet MARVEL!*
For the first time in 75 Years, retailers will be able to engage with editorial in a no-holds-barred Q&A on the future of the Marvel Universe! This Panel is open to retailers ONLY. For more information on how to attend, check the Marvel Mailer! *Must have event pass for entry.
10/10/14
10:45AM – 11:45AM
Family HQ – 1C03
Create Your Own Monster
Two Authors enter…and with your help, they’ll each create a monster who embodies everything that you think monsters should be! Which will be best? It’s up to you!
10/10/14
11:00AM – 11:45AM
1A10
Jason David Frank
Get ready because It’s Morphin’ Time! It’s your chance to ask Jason David Frank, the legendary Green and White Power Ranger, any questions you may have about Power Rangers, MMA or Martial Arts. Come learn about his upcoming projects, including his reality TV show My Morphin Life.
Jason David Frank

10/10/14
11:00AM – 11:45AM
1A21
Crunchyroll Industry Panel
Crunchyroll Industry Panel is here! Come by, hang out and see what Crunchyroll has in store for the upcoming anime season! We’ll be making announcements as well as showing off what shows we absolutely loved this season that you might have missed! Since Danika is in charge, we’re going to give out all kinds of crazy swag with reckless abandon! We will have a special talk about Crunchyroll Manga and what Danika has in store for all you manga Fans!
Danika Harrod
Tiffany Chen
10/10/14
11:00AM – 11:45AM
1B03
Writing and Penciling: Storytelling
Learn how to structure a complete issue from beginning to end. Pace, Panel breakdown and story arc discussed by Professional Writers who work for mainstream publishers like Marvel, DC and more. Support by Darren Sanchez. Hosted by Buddy Scalera of Comic Book School. Creators will use Copic Markers for this Panel.
Buddy Scalera
Darren Sanchez
Jamal Igle
Paul Mounts
Sara Pichelli
Sean Chen
10/10/14
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Main Stage 1-D
AMC’s Comic Book Men
Comic Book Men Kevin Smith, Walter Flanagan, Michael Zapcic and Ming Chen return to New York Comic Con to discuss their hit AMC unscripted series, “Comic Book Men” which returns for its fourth season on Sunday, October 12 at midnight.
Kevin Smith
Michael Zapcic
Ming Chen
Walter Flanagan
10/10/14
11:00AM – 3:45PM
1A18
MARVEL 75th Anniversary Day
Join us as Marvel celebrates 75 years with nearly a full day of Panels uniting Creators from all different eras under one roof! You won’t want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime gathering of talent, as the architects of the Marvel Universe meet to discuss their work and the evolution of Marvel from a small publishing company to the multimedia giant it is today! For more information on specific Panels and Attendees, visit www.marvel.com/nycc2014 and www.newyorkcomiccon.com/Events/Panels-And-Screenings/.
10/10/14
11:15AM – 12:00PM
1A01
Abrams ComicArts Preview Panel
For 65 years Abrams has been the country’s premiere art book publisher. It’s been five years since the launch of Abrams ComicArts in 2009, and the tradition of excellence continues with bestselling, award-winning original graphic novels and coffee table books. Join the ComicArts team and their Authors as they discuss current titles, and reveal exciting details about the upcoming Spring 2015 list and forthcoming projects. Includes a slide show, surprise announcements, Special Guests and giveaways.
Carol Burrell
Cece Bell
Chad Beckerman
Charles Kochman
Dan Mishkin
Frank Cammuso
JP Ahonen
Jerzy Drozd
Jim Simon

10/10/14
11:15AM – 12:00PM
1A05
“Marry, Do or Kill?” What Will it Take to Shatter Female Stereotypes in Comics?
Female characters have historically been limited to sexy good girls or sexy bad girls, with little between. Readers are ready for change. A panel of Writers, Artists and Editors weigh in on “strong female characters,” “fridged women,” the Bechdel test and troubleshooting storytelling stereotypes. With Marvel Editor Ellie Pyle, Dennis Calero (X-Men Noir), Erica Schultz (Revenge), Andy Schmidt (Comics Experience), Claire Connelly (Oculus) and Jenny Wood (Flutter). Moderated by Enrica Jang, Editor at Red Stylo Media.
Andy Schmidt
Claire Connelly
Dennis Calero
Ellie Pyle
Enrica Jang
Erica Schultz
Jennie Wood

10/10/14
11:15AM – 12:00PM
1A06
MARVEL: Breaking into Comics the MARVEL Way
Have a passion for the inner workings of the comics industry? Curious about breaking into the field as a writer or artist? Sit down with a group of Marvel professionals from every corner of the business, and get insider tips, advice and first-hand accounts of what it takes to start a career in comics today! Panelists include Talent Scout Jeanine Schaefer and a slew of Mighty Marvel talent!
Jeanine Schaefer

10/10/14
11:15AM – 12:00PM
1A14
Landing a Publisher and Negotiating Publishing Deals
How do you get your comic into the hands of the right publisher? Once you get a publisher interested, what should you look for in a publishing deal? We will show you how to best position your comic book property to land a publisher…and give you a toolbox full of tips and tricks that will teach you how both to understand your contract as well as how to negotiate the best publishing deal for yourself.
Connor Korn
David Gallaher
David Postolski
Ivan Saperstein
Sheafe Walker
Thomas Crowell
10/10/14
11:15AM – 12:00PM
1A24
Hillywood Show
The Hillywood Show® is the brainchild of internet Celebrities, Hilly and Hannah Hindi. Each parody features blockbuster films such as The Hobbit & Harry Potter along with TV shows and Celebrities such as Doctor Who and Lady Gaga! With over 100,000,000 views The Hillywood Show® continues to grow! Two sisters creating everything with just one camera! The Hillywood Show® has been recognized by BBC AMERICA, LADY GAGA, PSY, Cast of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, Cast of THE TWILIGHT SAGA, MTV, RYAN SEACREST and more!
Hannah Hindi
Hilly Hindi
10/10/14
11:15AM – 12:15PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Children’s Museum of Manhattan Kawaii Mascots
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan presents families with an exciting opportunity from the upcoming Hello! From Japan exhibit to learn more about Japan’s kawaii or “cute” culture in America. Create your own fun mascot that represents who you are! Color, decorate and glue the CMOM mascots onto a Popsicle stick for an improvised New York Comic Con costume!
10/10/14
11:45AM – 12:45PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Design a Board Game with the Pixel Academy
Make your own game with the Pixel Academy! In this workshop, our team of Instructors will lead you through the creative process of transforming an idea into a game that you and your friends can enjoy! Participants will leave with a playable prototype of their own board or card game and detailed plans for 3D printing or laser cutting the game pieces at the Pixel Academy! Come learn the fundamental elements of game design that can be used to make games of all types – even video games!
10/10/14
12:00PM – 12:45PM
1A10
Voice Acting Master Class with Andrea Romano

Andrea Romano

10/10/14
12:00PM – 12:45PM
1A21
“I’m DMC I Can Draw!” The Artists of Darryl Makes Comics
Meet legendary hip-hop icon Darryl DMC McDaniels and his Darryl Makes Comics roster of alent from comic books to animation! Comic book Artists Shawn Crystal (Arkham Manor), Graffiti Artist Mare 139 (Style Wars), Animators Chase Conley (Axe Cop), Mike and Mark Davis the MadTwiinz (Black Dynamite) and Felipe Smith (Ghost Rider) as they display and talk about the range of styles used to bring DMC to the pages of his first graphic novel! Moderated by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez (Darryl Makes Comics).
Carlos “Mare 139″ Rodriguez
Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez
Felipe Smith
Mark Davis
Mike Davis
Shawn Crystal
10/10/14
12:00PM – 12:45PM
1B03
Editors on Editing
Talk to actual working Editors from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and more as they discuss the business. Learn about submissions, professionalism and what it takes to make it as an Editor. Support by Nicole Scalera. Hosted by Buddy Scalera of Comic Book School.
Buddy Scalera
Michael Petranek
Nicole Scalera
Randy Stradley
Warren Simons

10/10/14
12:15PM – 1:00PM
1A01
FUNimation Channel
Find out in this Panel what’s new and learn the latest about FUNimation Channel – the only anime channel in the US and Puerto Rico that airs anime programming 24/7 in HD!
Amanda Nanawa

10/10/14
12:15PM – 1:00PM
1A05
Reinventing Horror
For seven years at NYCC, Mark L. Miller (Ain’t It Cool News, Pirouette) has gathered a ghoulish ensemble of creative minds to discuss and dissect how they create nightmares and what (if anything) scares them. This year, Mark gathers a talented Panel of Filmmakers, Writers and Artists to discuss how to reinvent and revitalize the horror genre; pushing new limits, twisting new concepts and crafting new terrors to keep you up at night!
Frank Barbiere
Jeremy Gardner
Justin Jordan
Mark L. Miller
Matt Pizzolo

10/10/14
12:15PM – 1:00PM
1A06
Young Ones
Michael Shannon (Man of Steel), Nicholas Hoult (X-Men, Mad Max: Fury Road) and Writer/Director Jake Paltrow will present an exclusive sneak peek of Young Ones – a film the Hollywood Reporter called “visually commanding.” Set in the future where water has become the most precious commodity, two ranchers engage in a battle for family survival. The film features stunning performances and a visual style shaped by anime, manga and other past genre films. The Cast and Crew will present clips and discuss the film, which opens nationwide on 10/17.
Jake Paltrow
Michael Shannon
Nicholas Hoult

10/10/14
12:15PM – 1:00PM
1A14
Image Comics: I Is for Infinite
Comics are much bigger than superheroes. Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), Antony Johnston (THE FUSE), Megan Levens (MADAME FRANKENSTEIN), Amy Reeder (ROCKET GIRL), Scott Snyder (WYTCHES) and Joshua Williamson (NAILBITER) create comics that range from sci-fi/crime to historical romance to horror and far, far beyond. Whether you’re here to broaden your horizons or check out a new work by your favorite Author, these Creators demonstrate the potential of comics.
Amy Reeder
Antony Johnston
Joshua Williamson
Kieron Gillen
Megan Levens
Scott Snyder
10/10/14
12:15PM – 1:00PM
1A24
Valiant Entertainment: The Valiant, Rai, X-O Manowar and Beyond
This winter, a battle ten millennia in the making begins in THE VALIANT #1…but what happens next? Join an all-star Panel including Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT), Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI, UNITY), Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT), Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR), Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani to find out right here, only at New York Comic Con! Plus: RAI, X-O MANOWAR, UNITY, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, QUANTUM AND WOODY and much, much more!
Dinesh Shamdasani
Hunter Gorinson
Jeff Lemire
Matt Kindt
Paolo Rivera
Robert Venditti
Warren Simons

10/10/14
12:30PM – 1:30PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Drawing Workshop with Dario Brizuela
Dario Brizuela was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He broke into comics working for publishers like Dark Horse Comics, Image, Mirage Studios, IDW, Titan publishing, DC Comics and Marvel Comics, and for companies like Hasbro and Lego. His comic book work includes: Ben 10, Super Friends, Justice League Unlimited, Batman the Brave and the Bold, Transfomers, Superhero Squad, Green Lantern Animated Series, Beware the Batman, Scooby Doo Team Up, Avengers Assemble, Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures.
Dario Brizuela

10/10/14
12:45PM – 1:45PM
Empire Stage 1-E
Harmontown with Dan Harmon
A kindred spirit to nerds everywhere, writer-comedian Dan Harmon has achieved celebrity via the hit series “Community,” but cut his teeth writing for shows such as “The Sarah Silverman Program” and the Jack Black/Ben Stiller pilot “Heat Vision and Jack.” In the new film HARMONTOWN, acclaimed Filmmaker Neil Berkeley (Beauty Is Embarrassing) follows Dan on a transformative cross-country tour with his podcast after a very public firing from his signature creation. Featuring past and present Collaborators Ben Stiller, Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Allison Brie, Joel McHale, Chris Hardwick, John Oliver and many more, HARMONTOWN tells Harmon’s story with unabashed candor – showing his highs, his lows, and everything in-between. In this Panel Dan and the rest of the Harmontown podcast team will share exclusive clips and never-before-seen deleted scenes and take questions from Fans on the new film, premiering in theaters and On Demand October 3.
Dan Harmon

10/10/14
12:45PM – 1:45PM
Main Stage 1-D
Elementary Panel & Exclusive Screening
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle introduced the world to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson over 120 years ago, and the modern-day drama Elementary returns for its third season this fall. Holmes and Watson have entered a symbiotic partnership, with Joan now serving as Sherlock’s investigative partner. Sherlock faced a series of challenges that culminated in Watson moving out of the brownstone and Holmes accepting a job offer in London from MI6, the British intelligence agency. The detectives must figure out how to move forward separately after the demise of their professional partnership. An exclusive Screening of the season three premiere followed by a Panel discussion with Cast members Jonny Lee Miller (“Dexter”), Lucy Liu (“Charlie’s Angels”) and Ophelia Lovibond (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) with Executive Producer Robert Doherty.
Jonny Lee Miller
Lucy Liu
Ophelia Lovibond
Robert Doherty
10/10/14
1:00PM – 1:45PM
1A21
Geek Geek Revolution
Geek Geek Revolution is a no-holds-barred geek culture game show featuring six science-fiction/fantasy Authors competing for the chance to be TOP GEEK. Audience members will be asked to ‘write-in’ questions in hopes of stumping the Authors and winning a pack of books. Hold onto your hats, Nerf herders, this might get ugly. Featuring Peter Brett (The Skull Throne), Maureen Johnson (The Name of the Star series), M.D. Payne (Monster Juice), Amber Benson (Witches of Echo Park), Lou Anders (Frostborn) and John Scalzi (Lock In). Moderated by Patrick Rothfuss (The Slow Regard of Silent Things).
Amber Benson
John Scalzi
Lou Anders
M.D. Payne
Maureen Johnson
Patrick Rothfuss
Peter Brett

10/10/14
1:00PM – 1:45PM
1B03
Creator’s Studio with Amanda Conner
Meet Amanda Conner like you’ve never met her before…alone on stage. A brutally honest conversation about writing and drawing comics, breaking into the industry, staying employed and the inevitable ups and downs of a career. Just two friends talking about a career in the comic book industry. Support by Matt Balogh. Hosted by Buddy Scalera of Comic Book School.
Amanda Conner
Buddy Scalera
Matt Balogh

10/10/14
1:15PM – 1:45PM
Family HQ – 1C03
The Tale of Flutterby and Piggle
Join the Central Park Zoo for this magical tale of a butterfly who journeys from NYC to Mexico. This science fairy tale is for all ages, especially families with children ages 4-10. The program includes puppets, magical costumes and audience interaction.
Wildlife Theater Troupe

10/10/14
1:15PM – 2:00PM
1A01
Playing with Magic
Magic is central to fantasy, whether it takes place in our world or one completely foreign. How does using magic affect storytelling? Steve Saffel (Editor at Titan Books) leads Authors A.M. Dellamonica (Child of a Hidden Sea), Ilona and Gordon Andrews (Burn for Me), Kim Harrison (Witch with No Name), George Hagen (Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle), Jeff Somers (We Are Not Good People) and Sam Sykes (The City Stained Red) discussing incorporating magic into the fabric of their worlds.
A.M. Dellamonica
George Hagen
Gordon Andrews
Ilona Andrews
Jeff Somers
Kim Harrison
Sam Sykes
Steve Saffel
10/10/14
1:15PM – 2:00PM
1A05
Video Games and Education
This Panel combines Teachers and Video Game Designers to show new ways that games and next generation technology are enhancing the modern classroom. Representatives from game development and local Teachers will share their experiences and open discussion on new ways that video games are starting to shape the next generation.
Brendon Trombley
Garrett Fuller
Justin De Voe
Liza Stark
Sue Parler

10/10/14
1:15PM – 2:00PM
1A06
DC Comics – Green Lantern: Godhead Begins!
The next Green Lantern epic begins as the New Gods descend on the universe! Join the creative corps behind the Corps as Robert Venditti, Van Jensen, Justin Jordan and Brad Walker give an exclusive look at this universe altering event!
Brad Walker
John Cunningham
Justin Jordan
Robert Venditti
Van Jensen

10/10/14
1:15PM – 2:00PM
1A14
Yen Press Industry Panel
The Yen Press Crew will unveil exciting new and upcoming projects and take questions from the Audience – and of course, the swag. We mustn’t forget the swag!
JuYoun Lee
Kurt Hassler
Paul Starr
Stephanie Lee
Tania Biswas

10/10/14
1:15PM – 2:00PM
1A24
Women of Color in Comics: Race, Gender and the Comic Book Medium
Diversity. Women in Comics. Both subjects are hot button topics in the comic book industry. However, it isn’t often that both issues collide. This Panel includes Creators and Artists that are not only women, but women of color working in Multimedia industries. Host Regine L. Sawyer, (Owner of Lockett Down Productions), will lead a discussion touching on issues like gender/ethnic representation in comics, the ‘CON-sent’ movement and how they are currently influencing the industry as a whole.
Alice Meichi Li
Alitha Martinez
Barbara Brandon-Croft
Geisha Vi
Jamila Rowser
Juliana ‘Jewels’ Smith
Vanessa Verduga

10/10/14
1:45PM – 2:45PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Make Your Own Superhero Mask
Did you forget your mask at home or have you been inspired to become a new super hero based on the fantastic animal world presented by the Central Park Zoo? Join the Central Park Zoo Crew to design your own mask to take home and show off at NYCC!
Wildlife Theater Troupe

10/10/14
1:45PM – 2:45PM
Family HQ – 1C04
Harry Potter NYC Presents: The Art of Wand Dueling
Join The Group That Shall Not Be Named, HP-NYC as their top wand dueling Instructors demonstrate several of the offensive and defensive moves most frequently employed in duels. Many of these can be seen being used in the now famous Harry Potter Documentary films.
10/10/14
2:00PM – 2:45PM
1A10
Bandai Namco
Join BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. and TALES OF ZESTIRA Director, Yuta Hase, and be the first to get brand new information from the highly anticipated newest games in the series; TALES OF HEARTS R and TALES OF ZESTIRIA! Be sure to stay until the end for fun and rare TALES OF prizes.
Yuta Hase

10/10/14
2:00PM – 2:45PM
1A21
Voltron: A 30th Anniversary Celebration Presented by Perfect Square
In 1984, Voltron: Defender of the Universe hit the TV airwaves, and the world of giant robots has never been the same. In honor of Voltron’s 30th anniversary, join us for a very special peek behind the curtain at this cultural phenomenon with special guests, new product announcements and much, much more! Let’s Voltron!
10/10/14
2:00PM – 2:45PM
1B03
Plotting to Pencils: From Script to Page
See 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. Hosted by Buddy Scalera of Comic Book School. Support by Danielle Scalera.
Buddy Scalera
Danielle Scalera
Jerry Ordway
Jimmy Palmiotti
Paul Mounts
Terry Moore
10/10/14
2:00PM – 3:00PM
Empire Stage 1-E
Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Booyakasha!
Revel in the mutation madness as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles nunchuk their way through bad guys, eat pizza and kick Kraang butt! Please join Executive Producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman as they give exclusive sneak peeks for the upcoming Season 3 and talk with the series’ amazing voice talent including Seth Green (Leonardo), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo) and others. Moderated by Rich Magallanes, Sr. Vice President, Current Series, Nickelodeon Animation.
Brandon Auman
Ciro Nieli
Greg Cipes
Rich Magallanes
Rob Paulsen
Seth Green
10/10/14
2:15PM – 3:00PM
1A01
Library-Based Comic Conventions
The future of libraries and the future of comics are converging: not only through ever-growing graphic novel sections, but through comics-focused programming, particularly programs aimed at youth and teen patrons. Libraries now host full-fledged comic book conventions that have drawn hundreds, sometimes thousands of attendees, as well as popular comics creators as guests.
Dan Mishkin
Jerzy Drozd
Josh Elder

10/10/14
2:15PM – 3:00PM
1A05
How to Maintain Your Secret Identity Online
There was a time when the internet promised anonymous communication – an ability to interact with the world around you and with people worlds away without the limitations of prejudice or troublesome accountability of identification. But in today’s age, your identity, behavior and interests are being collected, quantified and targeted every time you connect. We know the value of a secret identity – but is such a thing even possible anymore? What’s actually being collected as you browse, and what can you do about it? Andy Kahl, Ghostery’s Senior Director of Transparency, will walk you through the state of quantified identity and share some tools for maintaining your privacy.
Andy Kahl

10/10/14
2:15PM – 3:00PM
1A06
MARVEL: House of Ideas Digital Panel
Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology while bringing you what you love? Want to learn more about Infinite Comics? Well, this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news from Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos and other guests on what’s happening with the Marvel Comics App, Marvel AR, new digital games, Marvel’s vast social media presence and more in this can’t-miss panel!
Ryan Penagos

10/10/14
2:15PM – 3:00PM
1A14
Prism Comics Presents: Women in Queer Comics
Be it in print or on the web, lesbian, transgender and bisexual women are using comics to tell their stories more and more. Join Moderator Tara Madison Avery (Dirtheads, Gooch) and Panelists Joan Hilty (Bitter Girl), Jennifer Camper (Women’s Review of Books, Bitch Magazine), Kristin Enos (Web of Lies, Deseo), Ariel Schrag (Likewise, Adam) and Elizabeth Fernandez (The Code Crimson) for a discussion of queer women’s improved profile in the industry and their approach to storytelling.
Ariel Schrag
Elizabeth Fernandez
Jennifer Camper
Joan Hilty
Kristen Enos
Tara Avery
10/10/14
2:15PM – 3:00PM
1A24
Publishers Weekly: Comics the European Way
European comics have been gaining in popularity in the US and worldwide as new storytellers and styles emerge. Join PW’s Heidi MacDonald as she talks to some of Europe’s finest Creators to explore their work and discuss the traditions of their native comics scenes in what is sure to be an informative and illuminating hour. Artists include Blacksad’s Juanjo Guarnido (Spain), Thor’s Esad Ribic (Croatia), Spider-Man’s Sara Pichelli (Italy) and Wolverine’s Mahmud Asrar (Turkey).
Esad Ribic
Heidi MacDonald
Juanjo Guarnido
Mahmud Asrar
Sara Pichelli

10/10/14
2:30PM – 5:00PM
Main Stage 1-D
[adult swim] Panel Block
[adult swim] Presents: The McBrayer/Triumph Panel 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM The beloved Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and Fan-favorite Jack McBrayer team up to star in a new live-action original comedy series that is set to premiere in 2015 on [adult swim]. Join Co-Creator and Voice of Triumph, Robert Smigel (Conan, SNL’s TV Funhouse) and Star Jack McBrayer (30 Rock, Wreck It Ralph) as they discuss the new series. [adult swim] Presents: Rick and Morty 3:20 PM – 4:05 PM Join Executive Producers Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time) as they discuss the upcoming second season of their animated hit, screen never before seen content and answer all of your Rick and Morty related questions. Don’t miss the Rick and Morty signing Saturday, October 11, 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM in the NYCC Autographing Area/Hall 1B. [adult swim] Presents: Robot Chicken 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Co-Creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are joined by Writer/Actor Breckin Meyer to discuss the Emmy-winning series and upcoming special The Robot Chicken Lots of Holidays But Don’t Worry Christmas Is Still In There Too So Pull The Stick Out Of Your Ass Fox News. Watch a sneak peek of the special and prepare yourself for other surprises, including Guest Star Clare Grant showing off a tease of new pilot Team Unicorn Saturday Action Fun Hour! Keith Crofford will moderate the Panel. Don’t miss the Robot Chicken signing Saturday, October 11, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM at the NYCC Autographing Area/Hall 1B. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT BE CLEARING THE MAIN STAGE BETWEEN THESE PANELS.
Breckin Meyer
Clare Grant
Dan Harmon
Jack McBrayer
Justin Roiland
Keith Crofford
Matthew Senreich
Robert Smigel
Seth Green

10/10/14
3:00PM – 3:45PM
1A10
Ron Perlman Spotlight
Ron Perlman – a Golden Globe Winning Actor with starring roles in Hellboy, Drive, Pacific Rim and Sons of Anarchy – has traveled an offbeat path to showbiz success. His is a tale that demonstrates the power of persistence. Perlman will be discussing and signing his just released book Easy Street(the Hard Way), sharing his inspiring story and answering all of the tough questions.
Ron Perlman

10/10/14
3:00PM – 3:45PM
1A21
Spotlight on Bryan Lee O’Malley
Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of the bestselling Scott Pilgrim series, discusses his newest project, the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel Seconds, with Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author and co-editor of Boing Boing.
Bryan Lee O’Malley
Cory Doctorow
10/10/14
3:00PM – 4:30PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Build-Your-Hero with the Art Force Five
New York Comic Con Attendees are invited to use the ultimate power of creativity to make their own unique superhero action figure using clothespins and other cool art supplies. Kid-friendly.
10/10/14
3:00PM – 4:45PM
1B03
Creator Connection
Meet your next creative partner in this fun, interactive networking session. Bring business cards and samples of your work. This is the Panel that has literally helped complete strangers form creative teams and publish comic books. This is the original and best Creator Connection. Be there and launch your career. Support by Andy Seabert. Hosted by Buddy Scalera of Comic Book School.
Andy Seabert
Buddy Scalera
Dirk Manning
Pat Quinn
10/10/14
3:15PM – 3:45PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Super Sprowtz
Children will be led through an action-packed curriculum of health and wellness broken down into four easy-to-remember stages: Mind, Heart, Body and Tummy! Our catchy music will have kids yelling “I want more broccoli!”, and our built-in games will teach the superheroes in training which super powers come from which veggies! It’s all about learning to stay healthy and making smart choices. Getting active has never been more fun with our hit dances, including “Burn (calories)” and “What’s Your Super Power?” – it’s a workout for even the adults!
10/10/14
3:15PM – 4:00PM
1A01
Damsels in Distress Need Not Apply
Gone are the days when females take to a backseat to the action, or wait to be saved, but crafting a strong female protagonist isn’t easy. Jennifer Donnelly (Deep Blue), SJ Harper (Reckoning), Gillian Anderson (Vision Of Fire), Romina Russell (Zodiac), Marie Rutkoski (The Winner’s Curse), C.L. Wilson (Winter King), Alexandra Bracken (In The Afterlight), Colleen Gleason (The Spiritglass Charade) and Amelia Kahaney (Invisible) discuss the challenges they faced creating their standout heroines.
Alexandra Bracken
Amelia Kahaney
C.L. Wilson
Colleen Gleason
Gillian Anderson
Jennifer Donnelly
Marie Rutkoski
Romina Russell
S.J. Harper

10/10/14
3:15PM – 4:00PM
1A05
Battle of the Action Figures: The Brutal War of Scale – 1/6 vs. 8” vs. 5”: Who Will Win?
Action Figures have never enjoyed more creativity and excitement, and with new manufacturing techniques and sales and distribution opportunities, there’s an explosion of opportunities for Collectors, Fans and kids of all ages. But what type of action figures will win and what kind will lose? Join an All-Star Panel of Toy Experts including Jon Roman (Nickelodeon Consumer Products), Steve Forde (Go Hero), Joe Ahearn (Captain Action) and Gerry Gladston (Midtown Comics).
Ed Catto
Gerry Gladston
Joe Ahearn
Jon Roman
Steve Forde

10/10/14
3:15PM – 4:00PM
1A06
The Americans: Discussion/Q&A
The Americans is a critically-acclaimed, period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. during the Cold War shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President. Join Cast Members Keri Russell, Noah Emmerich and Annet Mahendru, plus Creator/Executive Producer/Writer Joe Weisberg and Executive Producer/Writer Joel Fields as they discuss recreating this intense time in America’s history for today’s modern viewers.
Annet Mahendru
Joe Weisberg
Joel Fields
Keri Russell
Noah Emmerich

10/10/14
3:15PM – 4:00PM
1A14
Cheeky Parade
Ready to get Cheeky in New York? One of Japan’s fastest rising girl “Idol” groups, Cheeky Parade, will take time out of their busy schedule before their performance as part of the 2014 CBGB Music & Film Festival to meet fans and answer questions at NYCC. With a string of hit songs over the past year – including “Together” and “C.P.U.” – the group’s momentum seems unstoppable… Make sure you don’t miss out on this unique chance to join all nine members for what is set to be a thrilling Parade!
10/10/14
3:15PM – 4:00PM
1A24
Kickstarter Office Hours
Do you have a Kickstarter project idea? Want to talk about it? Join Jamie Tanner, Kickstarter’s Community Manager for Comics, along with other Kickstarter Team Members and Project Creators, to ask questions and help bring your creative project to life.
Jamie Tanner
Luke Crane
Rafer Roberts
Vera Greentea
10/10/14
3:15PM – 4:15PM
Empire Stage 1-E
DC Comics – Batman: Gotham Rising
Even after 75 years of stories, the Bat-family comics couldn’t be any hotter! Join the talent behind the Dark Knight for an exclusive look at what’s in store for the World’s Greatest Detective! With all star Creators, there has never been a better time to walk the streets of Gotham City!
Babs Tarr
Brenden Fletcher
Brian Buccellato
Cameron Stewart
Francis Manapul
Greg Capullo
James Tynion IV
John Cunningham
Marc Andreyko
Peter Tomasi
Scott Snyder

10/10/14
4:00PM – 4:45PM
1A10
Vulture Presents Carol Corps and Beyond: The Future of Female Fandom
Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel and Batgirl have sparked an explosion of enthusiasm and visibility for women in comics. These female leads have been present since the dawn of comics, so why is their popularity only seeing a rise now? Some say the internet is responsible – but if that’s true, why didn’t this happen 15 years ago? And what role, if any, do leading ladies portrayals onscreen play? Most importantly, we must keep this momentum going and not let this be just a flash in the pan!
10/10/14
4:00PM – 4:45PM
1A18
Nerdist Writers Panel
Join Brian K Vaughan (Saga; Y: The Last Man) and more Writers TBA for a special NYCC edition of the Nerdist Writers Panel. The Nerdist Writers Panel is an informal chat among professional Writers about the process and business of writing. A top podcast and one of the first on the Nerdist network, the Panels are moderated by Ben Blacker (Co-Creator of The Thrilling Adventure Hour; Writer for Superatural, Puss in Boots, more) and feature some of the best Writers and Showrunners working in television, film, literature and more.
Ben Blacker
Brian K. Vaughan
10/10/14
4:00PM – 4:45PM
1A21
PS4 and Xbox One: One Year Later
Join IGN and some of the biggest names in games as we discuss how Sony and Microsoft did in the first year of “next-gen” and where both companies are going. We might even mention the Wii U.
Colin Moriarty
Greg Miller
Marty Sliva
Steve Butts
10/10/14
4:15PM – 4:45PM
Family HQ – 1C03
How to Be a Puppeteer with Master Puppeteer Noel MacNeal
Want to try your “hand” at being a Puppeteer? Emmy nominated Puppeteer Noel MacNeal (of Disney’s Bear in the Big Blue House and PBS’ Sesame Street) will conduct a 30 minute “puppeteering” workshop (assisted by professional Puppet Builder and Puppeteer James Wojtal Jr.) for New York Comic Con Guests, showing the lip-sync and manipulation techniques (and other “secrets”) used by professional Puppeteers (including his colleagues, The Muppets) with various puppets for participants to try.
James Wojtal Jr.
Noel MacNeal
10/10/14
4:15PM – 5:00PM
1A01
Gaming Geek Turned Author
Dungeons & Dragons turned 40 this year, and this game not only created and dominated the tabletop RPG market, it shaped popular culture from movies to electronic gaming to comics to genre fiction. Longtime science-fiction/fantasy Editor and even longer-time Gamer James Minz leads a lively, frank and geeky discussion with Larry Correia (Warbound), Ryk Spoor (Phoenix Rising ) and Charles E. Gannon (Fire With Fire).
Charles E. Gannon
James Minz
Larry Correia
Ryk Spoor
10/10/14
4:15PM – 5:00PM
1A05
Archie Forever: Life, Afterlife and Beyond
Archie is everywhere! This is the one Panel you cannot miss! Get some exclusive news on the hit AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE series, details on the just-launched SABRINA series, info on the Dark Circle superhero line and everything you wanted to know about Archie and his friends on this all-star Panel featuring the AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE creative team of Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Artist Francesco Francavilla along with Publisher/Co-CEO Jon Goldwater, Writer/Artist Dan Parent and more!
Dan Parent
Francesco Francavilla
Jon Goldwater
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
10/10/14
4:15PM – 5:00PM
1A06
MARVEL Animation Presents
Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) brings you the biggest animation panel in this universe – or any other. Get an exclusive first look at content from “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.” season two and the future of Marvel Animation.
Jeph Loeb

10/10/14
4:15PM – 5:00PM
1A14
IDW Publishing: The Big One
Want to find out what IDW’s top-secret announcements are for NYCC? This is the Panel to hit! Join Editor-in-Chief and CCO Chris Ryall, President Greg Goldstein and VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, with very Special Guests Gabriel Rodriguez, Jonathan Maberry, Joe Harris and Scott Tipton for inside information on everything your favorite publisher has in the works! Plus…Prizes! Q&A!
Chris Ryall
Dirk Wood
Gabriel Rodriguez
Greg Goldstein
Joe Harris
Jonathan Maberry
Scott Tipton

10/10/14
4:15PM – 5:00PM
1A24
Doctor Who: 10 Years of New Who
It doesn’t seem like 10 years. Where does the time go? Let’s find out at a discussion Panel about the Eccelston, Tennant, Smith and Capaldi years and what we think the future of our beloved show holds.
Andre Tessier
Barnaby Edwards
Deborah Stanish
Graeme Burk
Ken Deep
Nick Abadzis
Simon Fraser

10/10/14
4:30PM – 6:30PM
Family HQ – 1C04
501st Legion: Empire City Garrison’s Blast-a-Trooper
Presented by 501st Legion: Empire City Garrison, Blast-a-Trooper is a charity fundraising event providing Fans the opportunity to ‘blast’ live Star Wars characters with Nerf blasters. Proceeds from donations will benefit Make-A-Wish. We encourage all attendees to participate. Remember every dollar helps put a smile on the face of a child. Come visit us – have a blast and most of all warm a heart.
10/10/14
4:45PM – 5:15PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Make Your Own Puppets with Noel MacNeal
Emmy nominated Puppeteer Noel MacNeal (of Disney’s Bear in the Big Blue House and PBS’ Sesame Street) is the Author of the books “10 Minute Puppets” and “BOX.” He will conduct puppet-making workshops for NYCC Guests, showing them how easy it is to make a puppet from anything. Based on his books, Guests will choose which type of simple (original designed for NYCC) paper puppet they’d like to make, in no time flat.
Noel MacNeal

10/10/14
4:45PM – 5:30PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Kids Costume Parade
Calling all kids 12 and under! Come show off your costume in the Kids Costume Parade in the Family HQ hosted by Puppeteer Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Abby Cadabby on Sesame Street) and her puppet friend Lolly Lardpop. To register, please arrive 30 minutes prior to the parade since space is limited and is not guaranteed.
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph

10/10/14
5:00PM – 5:45PM
1A10
Weekly Shonen Jump Presents: Takeshi Obata, Artist for Death Note and All You Need Is Kill
Join Special Guest Takeshi Obata – the manga Artist behind acclaimed series such as Death Note, Bakuman and All You Need Is Kill – and his Editor Koji Yoshida for a conversation about Obata’s beginnings as an Artist, his extensive history working in the manga industry and the creative process behind his works. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity! Co-presented by the Japan Foundation.
Takeshi Obata

10/10/14
5:00PM – 5:45PM
1A18
Tribute Panel: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Will Always Kick Ass
Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer: a decade later, and we still can’t stop talking about her. She was one teenager against the world who spawned a legion of ass-kicking super-heroines. Wry and self-effacing, she made it cool to be a screwball screw-up, while secretly saving the day. Buffy went on to achieve true pop culture immortality. Paying tribute to the Buffyverse at NYCC: Amber Benson, Thomas Sniegoski, Carol Goodman, Michelle Knudson, Hillary Monahan and Keith DeCandido.
Amber Benson
Carol Goodman
Hillary Monahan
Keith DeCandido
May Chen
Michelle Knudsen
Thomas Sniegoski

10/10/14
5:00PM – 5:45PM
1A21
End Bullying! Responding to Cruelty in Our Culture
The Fine Brothers join Pop Culture Anti-Bullying Coalition’s powerful discussion! Topics: geek, cyber and LGBT-bullying, becoming a hero and how media affects our attitudes toward bullying and aggression. Learn strategies from experts Matt Langdon, Alice Cahn, Dr. Travis Langley, Ashley Eckstein and Founders Carrie Goldman and Chase Masterson. “From now on, Comic-Con-goers will come for cosplay, entertainment, freebies autographs – and healing.” CNN
Alice Cahn
Ashley Eckstein
Carrie Goldman
Chase Masterson
Dr. Travis Langley
Matt Langdon
10/10/14
5:00PM – 5:45PM
1B03
Revolutionary Girl Utena
Revolutionary Girl Utena has been both critically acclaimed and a Fan favorite since its 1997 broadcast debut on TV Tokyo, and features direction by Kunihiko Ikuhara (Sailor Moon SuperS), series composition by Yoji Enokido (Ouran High Host Club, FLCL, Sailor Moon SuperS) and animation by J.C. Staff (Honey and Clover, Slayers, Toradora!). Utena has been described as one of the top five “best anime of all time” (Anime Insider magazine, among others), and the project also inspired animated film, manga and stageplay adaptations. Both shoujo (girls’) manga, written and illustrated by Chiho Saito, were published in North America by VIZ Media.
10/10/14
5:15PM – 6:00PM
1A01
God Is Disappointed in You
God Is Disappointed in You, published by Top Shelf, is the tongue-in-cheek “condensed” version of the Bible you never knew you needed – hilariously modern, but surprisingly authentic – with illustrations and gags by New Yorker Cartoonist Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man). Wheeler and Writer Mark Russell join together for an hour of unforgettable irreverence, including Q&A, audience sketches and the hilarious-yet-accurate “ten-minute Bible.” Plus: a taste of the new audiobook, read by Dr. Venture himself, James Urbaniak (The Venture Bros.)!
Leigh Walton
Mark Russell
Shannon Wheeler

10/10/14
5:15PM – 6:00PM
1A05
Michael Golden – The Job of a Storyteller
Join renowned sequential Artist Michael Golden for a one on one discussion of the art of telling a good story – no matter if it’s for comics, movies or cartoons, the elements are the same. Ask your questions? Get advice? Discuss the art forms, all in an informative package, with the former Senior Art Director of Marvel Comics, and the Co-Creator of Rogue, Bucky O’Hare, characters from the Micronauts and “The ‘Nam.”
Constance Katsafanas
Michael Golden
Paul Esa

10/10/14
5:15PM – 6:00PM
1A06
Vertigo: Defy Conventions
Vertigo is back in New York and ready to blow your mind with trend-setting comics and top-notch Talent! From horror to mythic fiction to sci-fi and beyond, join us and see what amazing new ideas are coming your way from the imprint that’s on a mission to defy all your expectations!
Caitlin Kittredge
Meghan Hetrick
Rafael Albuquerque
Scott Snyder
10/10/14
5:15PM – 6:00PM
1A14
Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales Issue #100
Zenescope Entertaiment reaches LANDMARK issue! Many companies don’t make it to issue #50, much less #100. Creators Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco, along with other Zenescope Writers and Artists, will talk about their experiences in the industry , the history and success of Grimm’s Fairy Tales and how those stories paved the way for other titles like Wonderland, Neverland and Oz. With the release of Grimm’s Fairy Tales #100, find out what’s in store for the entire Grimm Universe! Famed Writer, Producer and Director Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, The Venture Bros.) will moderate the Panel and take part in a discussion and viewing about the Grimm Animated Series.
Christopher Cote
Dave Franchini
Joe Brusha
Jon Schnepp
Pat Shand
Ralph Tedesco
10/10/14
5:15PM – 6:00PM
1A24
The Jim Henson Company: Upcoming Comics with Archaia
Join Archaia as they reveal details, previews and behind-the-scenes info of its publishing plan for projects with The Jim Henson Company with Panelists Kate Leth (Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock), Shane-Michael Vidaurri (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches), Matthew Dow Smith (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches) and Henson Company Archivist Karen Falk. Moderated by Henson line Editor at Archaia Rebecca “Tay” Taylor.
Karen Falk
Kate Leth
Matthew Dow Smith
Rebecca “Tay” Taylor
Shane-Michael Vidaurri

10/10/14
5:30PM – 6:00PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Super Sprowtz
Children will be led through an action-packed curriculum of health and wellness broken down into four easy-to-remember stages: Mind, Heart, Body and Tummy! Our catchy music will have kids yelling “I want more broccoli!”, and our built-in games will teach the superheroes in training which super powers come from which veggies! It’s all about learning to stay healthy and making smart choices. Getting active has never been more fun with our hit dances, including “Burn (calories)” and “What’s Your Super Power?” – it’s a workout for even the adults!
10/10/14
5:30PM – 6:30PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Drawing Workshop with Tony Fleecs
Tony Fleecs is a comic book Writer and Artist whose credits include MY LITTLE PONY, IN MY LIFETIME and PURGATORI amongst others. He lives in Los Angeles. His mother says he is handsome.
Tony Fleecs

10/10/14
5:45PM – 6:45PM
Main Stage 1-D
MARVEL’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) returns with exciting news and the world premiere of an all new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. before it debuts on ABC!
Jeph Loeb

10/10/14
6:00PM – 6:45PM
1A18
CBLDF: The Battle of New York – Creativity, Censorship & the Comics Code
60 years ago, the fate of American Comics was determined during televised hearings from a New York City court house. Fredric Wertham of Harlem’s Lafargue Clinic faced off against EC Comics Publisher William Gaines in Senate Subcommittee hearings informed by class, race and moral panic that had shattering repercussions for comics. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Charles Brownstein presents the shocking history of New York City and the birth of the Comics Code Authority.
Charles Brownstein

10/10/14
6:00PM – 6:45PM
1A21
Comics: Where to Begin?
Just getting into comics but not sure where to start? We’re here to help! Join some of the industry’s biggest Professionals as they dig into their vast comic knowledge to personally recommend series just right for you! Join comiXology Co-Founder & CEO David Steinberger as well as Bill Jemas (Take-Two), Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly), Jen Vaughn (Fantagraphics), Shannon Watters (BOOM! Box), Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts), with moderating by Chip Mosher (comiXology), as they become your guides through the awesome world of comics!
Bill Jemas
Calvin Reid
Chip Mosher
David Steinberger
Frank Barbiere
Jen Vaughn
Shannon Watters

10/10/14
6:00PM – 7:45PM
1A10
Comedy Central’s Broad City at New York Comic Con
Created by Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, and Executive Produced by Amy Poehler, Broad City is an odd-couple comedy about two best friends navigating their 20s in New York City. Abbi and Ilana are broke and flawed, and they don’t shy away from the sticky situations NYC throws at them – they dive right into the muck. No matter how bad it gets, these broads are always down with whatever hits them. Join the Stars of Comedy Central’s “Broad City” as they go behind the scenes, reveal details on their upcoming new season and more!
Abbi Jacobson
Ilana Glazer
10/10/14
6:00PM – 7:45PM
1B03
Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie
In the latest NARUTO SHIPPUDEN feature film, dive into the past on a fateful adventure, as Naruto and Sakura prevent one of their mortal enemies from stealing the Nine-tailed Fox Demon sealed inside the young ninja!
10/10/14
6:15PM – 7:00PM
1A01
Decade of the Dead: A Zombie-versary
Ten years ago, the dead came back to life in a big way and the zombie genre has been shambling along ever since. From “28 Days Later,” “Shaun Of The Dead,” “The Zombie Survival Guide,” “The Walking Dead” comic, “Dawn of the Dead” remake and more, 2003/2004 was a period that kickstarted the current wave of undead heads. Join zombie guru Aaron Sagers, Editor At Large of Blastr, and other experts as he discusses the important Zombie-versary.
Aaron Sagers

10/10/14
6:15PM – 7:00PM
1A05
“Bwaaaaaaaaaah!” – The Rabbids Are Taking Over Pop Culture
They have started out as Ubisoft video game characters but the RABBIDS are taking over pop culture. This year sees them starring in a hit TV show, a red hot toy line from McFarlane Toys and all new graphic novels from Papercutz. Papercutz Editor in Chief and RABBIDS graphic novel Writer Eric Esquivel will be joined by Special Guests from all parts of of the RABBIDS franchise to discuss why these strange creatures have become the pop culture phenomenon of 2014!
Eric Esquivel
Jim Salicrup
Sven Larsen

10/10/14
6:15PM – 7:00PM
1A06
Yoshiki Panel
Prior to their highly-anticipated concert event at Madison Square Garden, musical Icon Yoshiki (X Japan) will head to New York Comic Con for a one-of-a-kind Panel event to unveil a special announcement based on his popular comic-book series, Blood Red Dragon. Taking place on Friday, October 10, this is one event that must not be missed!
Yoshiki

10/10/14
6:15PM – 7:00PM
1A14
Kieron Gillen – Spotlight
Kieron Gillen’s Phonogram and Journey Into Mystery comics have made him one of the hottest Writers in the industry. Uber changed the face of war comics with an unrelenting look at super soldiers in World War II. Now this rising star talks all things comics and gives a sneak preview of his next big Avatar project. Find out in a Q&A with Kieron himself about his new series Mercury Heat, get the lowdown on the game changing events coming up in Uber and a new original series announcement!
Caanan White
David Marks
Hannah Means Shannon
Kieron Gillen
William Christensen

10/10/14
6:15PM – 7:00PM
1A24
Dark Horse and Sega Present: 35 Years of Alien
Dark Horse achieved one of its earliest successes with the 1987 publication of Aliens. Now, following the release of the highly anticipated “Fire and Stone” and Sega’s “Alien: Isolation,” we take a look at what makes the 35 year old film just as terrifying today as when it first hit theaters! Join Dark Horse Publicity Director Jeremy Atkins, along with Paul Tobin (Prometheus), Joshua Williamson (Predator), as well as other creatives behind these two massive releases, and a few surprise Guests!
Aub Driver
Jeremy Atkins
10/10/14
7:00PM – 7:45PM
1A18
Make Comics Like a Pro: How to Break into the Industry and Get Your Comic Published
Looking to break into the comic book industry? Best-selling Comics Creators Fred Van Lente (ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG) and Greg Pak (ACTION COMICS) discuss their new book, MAKE COMICS LIKE THE PROS, alongside former Marvel Executive Editor Carl Potts (THE DC COMICS GUIDE TO CREATING COMICS) and Eisner winner Colleen Coover (BANDETTE). Get the inside scoop on collaborative comics making, from writing and drawing to publishing and marketing. Expect Surprise Guests and giveaways!
Andy Schmidt
Carl Potts
Colleen Coover
Fred Van Lente
Greg Pak

10/10/14
7:00PM – 7:45PM
1A21
Robotech Industry Panel
Get the latest updates on all animated and live action “Robotech” projects currently in production.
Tommy Yune

10/10/14
7:15PM – 8:00PM
1A01
The Oh So Super Heroic Universe of J.J. Sedelmaier
From SNL’s Ambiguously Gay Duo, to Adult Swim’s Captain Linger and Harvey Birdman and The Colbert Report’s Tek Jansen, J.J. Sedelmaier has carved out a unique niche as an independent studio that’s done some of the most outrageous superhero cartoons around ! Come see J.J. screen some of his favorites!
J.J. Sedelmaier

10/10/14
7:15PM – 8:00PM
1A05
Uncle Yo: Geek Stand-up for New York
NY’s geek Comedian, Uncle Yo, returns to New York Comic Con with his unique, ranting style on which came first: the fandom or the facepalm. Playwright, Podcaster and Show-Runner of Youtube’s fantasy puppet sitcom, Dungeon Crawlers, Yo carved a niche within the anime and comic book con circuit as emcee and conduit for his own raging inner child. No fandom will be spared, no apologies will be issued and no evil will escape his sight.
Karl Custer

10/10/14
7:15PM – 8:00PM
1A14
Hip-Hop & Comics: Cultures Combining
Hip-Hop and comics reflect each other in many ways: Graffiti and album covers incorporate superheroic imagery, Rappers adopt secret identities and grandiose aliases, Writers base characters in urban settings and Artists draw on Hip-Hop’s rich visual vocabulary. Both forms have risen from modest beginnings to achieve global recognition. Here, Patrick A. Reed (Depth Of Field Magazine) brings together visual visionaries and musical innovators to discuss the ties between these creative cultures.
Patrick A. Reed

10/10/14
7:15PM – 8:00PM
1A24
Resident Evil REturns
Come join members of the Resident Evil team and get the latest news “bites” on the upcoming Resident Evil Revelations 2 and the newly remastered version of the 2002 GameCube remake of Resident Evil. Resident Evil Revelations 2 Producer Michiteru Okabe will also be on hand to showcase the game and provide an overview of what players can expect from this next chapter in the RE series. There will be plenty of content to sink your teeth into as well as some new game details to share, so we’ll see you there!
Michiteru Okabe

10/10/14
7:15PM – 8:15PM
Empire Stage 1-E
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
An annual NYCC exclusive continues with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s unveiling of the first footage from the latest DC animated film, “Justice League: Throne of Atlantis.” Fans will be treated to full clips and lively discussion courtesy of Producer James Tucker, Screenwriter Heath Corson, Character Designer Phil Bourassa, eight-time Emmy winning Dialogue Director Andrea Romano AND some very Special Guests. “Justice League: Throne of Atlantis” arrives in early 2015.
Andrea Romano
Heath Corson
James Tucker
Phil Bourassa
10/10/14
7:30PM – 8:30PM
Main Stage 1-D
Archer: Discussion/Q&A
Archer is an animated comedy that revolves around the International Secret Intelligence Service and its employees who use every covert operation as an excuse to sabotage and betray each other for personal gain. Join the Voice Cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Lucky Yates and Christian Slater, plus Creator Adam Reed, EP Matt Thompson and Co-EP Casey Willis as they discuss bringing this animated series to life.
Adam Reed
Aisha Tyler
Amber Nash
Casey Willis
Chris Parnell
Christian Slater
H. Jon Benjamin
Jessica Walter
Judy Greer
Lucky Yates
Matt Thompson

10/10/14
8:00PM – 8:45PM
1A10
Meet Sci-Fi & Fantasy Authors from Amazon Publishing’s 47North & Skyscape!
From Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, Swords-and-Sorcery to Military Sci-Fi, 47North & Skyscape are Amazon Publishing’s imprints devoted to original Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror books. A new option for Writers and Readers across subgenres, come meet Authors from one of the genre world’s most exciting new publishers.
Christopher Rice
Denise Grover Swank
Evan Currie
Jeff Wheeler
Peter David

10/10/14
8:00PM – 8:45PM
1A21
Sailor Moon
Usagi Tsukino is a clumsy but kindhearted teenage girl who transforms into the powerful guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon. Meeting allies along the way who share similar fates, Usagi and her team of planetary Sailor Guardians fight to protect the universe from forces of evil and total annihilation.
10/10/14
8:00PM – 8:45PM
1B03
Doctor Who Trivia Challenge
Calling all Time Lords and their companions, Penguin Random House, Broadway Books and Trivia, AD present a fun and challenging Doctor Who Trivia Challenge, materializing right here at New York Comic Con! Prizes will be awarded to the most knowledgeable teams of Whovians, including DW swag, DVDs and the grand prize, passes to NYCC 2015! Follow @CrownPublishing for more details as they are confirmed.
Sage Young

10/10/14
8:15PM – 9:00PM
1A01
Juanjo Guarnido in the Freak Kitchen
Combining the talents of Eisner-Award Winning Artist Juanjo Guarnido (BLACKSAD) and the face-meltingly awesome sounds of FREAK KITCHEN, a spectacular animated music video presented in World Premiere at NYCC, brought to life by an amazing team including Animators whose credentials range from Dreamworks to Disney and the brilliant 3-D studio Fortiche Prod. The video blends traditional 2-D character animation with 3-D computer graphics in a way you’ve never seen before. Come and see for yourself!
Abhishek Singh
Juanjo Guarnido
Miceal Beausang-O’Griafa

10/10/14
8:15PM – 9:00PM
1A05
I Cannot Sew and I Must Cosplay 2k14
Hey look it’s the Cosplay Panel from 2013, but now in 2014, how strange & cool is THAT? Not very, I know, sorry for trying to imply otherwise. Anywho, the homies Chris & Lindsey are back, with Ejen (Cosplay in America) & Susan (Pepperbots Cosplay). These 4 “veterans” of the hobby are going to make a vein attempt to talk shop, answer questions & attempt to make awkward jokes. It’s kinda like that Cosplay reality show, only no, not really.
Chris Troy
Ejen Chueng
Lindsey Cepak
Susan Degen
10/10/14
8:15PM – 9:00PM
1A14
Your Opinion Sucks! Rotten Tomatoes Critics vs. Fans
Face off with your favorite Rotten Tomatoes Critics when they join Editor-in-Chief Matt Atchity and Senior Editor Grae Drake of Rotten Tomatoes along with their editorial team. As Matt and Grae invite audience members to share movies they love, hate or love to hate, everyone in the room uses their “Personal Tomatometer Paddle” to dis/agree with the score. Courageous members of the audience who openly debate their opinion with the Critics receive super cool prizes! Remember: Fortune favors the bold.
Alex Billington
Grae Drake
John Anderson
Mark Seman
Matt Atchity
Sarah Ricard
Scott Mantz

10/10/14
8:15PM – 9:00PM
1A24
Drawfee Live with CollegeHumor Illustrators
CollegeHumor.com Illustrators Caldwell Tanner and Nathan Yaffe host a special live version of Drawfee, their popular YouTube improvised art show. Joined by Artist friends and other Special Guests, Caldwell and Nathan will lead a comedy-drawing experience including games and audience participation. The Artists will endure a series of escalating, absurd (and sometimes painful) physical challenges and extreme circumstances while they collaborate to create original pieces of art based on audience input. Don’t miss the New York Comic Con debut of Drawfee, and join them as they take your dumb suggestions—such as “Celebrity Sharks,” “Sassy Palm Trees” and “Political Unicorns&r

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20689. SDT: That Awful Writing Disease! (Show Don't Tell)


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“Show, don’t tell” is a problem with which many writers struggle. We see “SDT” scribbled in the margin of a critiqued manuscript. But what exactly is “show don’t tell?” Simply put, it occurs when a writer tells the reader what’s happening in the story, rather than showing what’s happening. And this creates a problem—it makes for a passive reading experience.  

Showingputs the reader in the moment. Showing trusts the reader to interpret what’s happening and understand. On the other hand, when a writer tells the reader what is happening on the page, he’s conveying that he doesn’t trust the reader to figure things out for himself. He’s selling the reader short. Writing that “shows” is richer and more engaging for the reader.

How can you “show” when you write? Here’s one trick that might help: Imagine yourself (the story teller) as a camera, recording the scene. A camera cannot get into the head of the characters and identify their emotions; it can only show what is happening with the action. A camera can’t say someone is sad, it can only show them being sad by their facial expressions and body language. Imagine yourself as that camera, as you write. Here are some other tips for how to “show”…

Specificity
Be specific! Specificity and accurate word choices make for interesting writing. Listen to how Dav Pilkey describes Oscar in the opening of The Hallo-Wiener:

There once was a dog named Oscar who was half-a-dog tall and one-and-a-half dogs long.

Pilkey could have said that Oscar was a wiener dog, or a Dachshund, but instead he found a fun and creative way to describe him. The unique description pulls in the reader and lets him figure out Oscar’s breed.

Writers should also avoid telling the reader how a character feels (which is probably the most common mistake with SDT. I believe that 99% of the time, the words “feels” or “felt” should be deleted from a ms). Declared emotions are vague (like the mayonnaise of writing) so think about what your character is physically experiencing at that moment. Here’s an example from my first book, Two Tales of Hawaii:

The smile left Pele’s face as a flood of waves came up from the sea. The fires were in danger of being put out. “No!” she cried.

What if I would have said “Pele was shocked” instead? No doubt, I would have identified her emotional state of mind, but I would have taken away the chance for the reader to look at the illustration and examine Pele’s facial expression and concluded that she was shocked. In other words, I would have cheated my reader.

Sensory details
Utilizing the senses pulls the reader into the story. And try going beyond the sense of sight (because the picture often shows what the reader would see). Listen to how I showed Pele as she set out on her journey to find a new home in Two Tales of Hawaii:

Her canoe was trapped between the fiery sun and the cool deep ocean. She had to find the perfect place to keep her sacred fires.

Here, I wanted to convey the temperature difference that one experiences when out on the ocean—the heat of the sun striking against the cool water—to put my reader in the moment.

Dialogue
Dialogue reveals character and can move the story along. Listen to how Phillip C. Stead uses dialogue to reveal the character of Amos McGee on page two of A Sick Day for Amos McGee:

He would wind his watch and set a pot of water to boil—saying to the sugar bowl, “A spoonful or my oatmeal, please, and two for my teacup.”

Amos’s speech reveals his character—he’s polite, a bit quirky in speaking to the sugar bowl, eats healthy but enjoys a bit of sugar too (he’s not perfect!). This is also a great example of using specific details to show his character (the watch that he has to wind indicates he’s a bit old-fashioned and his use of a teacup—not a coffee mug—also tells us a bit about him).

Avoid “to be” verbs
“To be or not to be?” To me, there is no question. “To be” verbs (is, was, are, were) weaken writing because 1) they’re passive, and 2) they tell the reader the state of things, and in picture books, illustrations already showthe state of things. Think about this—what if Judy Schachner opened SkippyJon Jones like this?
Skippyjon Jones was a strange cat.

Well, Schachner certainly could have chosen to start her story this way. She could have told us how Skippyjon Jones was, but the problem is that the illustration shows him in a bird’s nest in a tree, so “Skippyjon Jones was a strange cat” wouldn’t be a very interesting opening. Instead, she opened the story like this:

Every morning, Skippyjon Jones woke up with the birds.

Schachner shows us he’s a strange cat by letting us know that he sleeps with the birds—every night!

A final caveat--in all fairness, I should say that sometimes, “telling” is good, even necessary. Can you imagine if a writer showed every single event in a story (especially novels)? It would become mind-numbingly tedious to get through it! Sometimes, writers need to summarize an event so we can move from one relevant scene to the next. However, for writing to absolutely shine and fully engage the reader, the writer must “show” what’s happening as much as possible, particularly in picture books and easy readers. 

Happy writing! 

 

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20690. NYCC 2014: All the Saturday Panels – from Jack Kirby to Bee and Puppycat

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Here we go! Too had tat Hobbit panel is at 9 pm otherwise I might find out what happens in the third movie! Please note our big comics press panel at 12:15. Henry Barajas will be moderating this no holds barred love fest,

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11

10/11/14
10:45AM – 11:30AM
Family HQ – 1C03
The Art Force Five Present “Creativity Is the Ultimate Super Power”
Families – Take a break from the POW! BAM! BANG! of so many comic books to embrace the power of creativity in solving everyday problems non-violently. The REAL heroes of the Art Force Five will host an interactive Panel with magic tricks, brain teasers, colorful characters and free pin give-away. Sponsored by Alfred University’s Drawn to Diversity program, striving to “promote equality, reduce violence & strengthen communities” through creativity workshops and community-based art projects.
Brianna Jones
Dan Napolitano
Hakiere Parker
Nermin Moustafa
Nur Amir
Ronnie Rosario
10/11/14
10:45AM – 11:45AM
Family HQ – 1C02
Children’s Museum of Manhattan Kawaii Mascots
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan presents families with an exciting opportunity from the upcoming Hello! From Japan exhibit to learn more about Japan’s kawaii or “cute” culture in America. Create your own fun mascot that represents who you are! Color, decorate and glue the CMOM mascots onto a Popsicle stick for an improvised New York Comic Con costume!
10/11/14
11:00AM – 11:30AM
Family HQ – 1C04
A Giant Leap for DanceKind: A Storytelling and Movement Workshop with the New Victory Theater
The wicked dance villain Zoltan Sashay will stop at nothing to take over the world. Our only hope is you and your fearless dance crew (your family!) become the heroes of an epic saga of good versus evil. Learn the super secret moves passed down from generations of dance gurus. Lead your dance crew to victory in the dance-off that will save all of humanity. Make sure to get there early because there is limited space available!
10/11/14
11:00AM – 11:45AM
1A10
Weta: Creating Conceptual Art for Film
Weta Workshop Conceptual Artists Paul Tobin and Nick Keller share their experiences creating conceptual images for films such as The Hobbit trilogy, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Adventures of Tintin, King Kong, Avatar, District 9 and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Nick Keller
Paul Tobin
 

10/11/14
11:00AM – 11:45AM
1A18
Jack Kirby! The Art and Characters That Inspired the Industry!
Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon) and Guy Dorian (COR) (Co-Founders of JACK KIRBY! FACEBOOK GROUP), along with Walt Simonson (Ragnarok) get together to discuss the greatest comic book Creator Jack “King” Kirby, the stories and characters he created and his amazing influence on the entire industry, through the perspective of the Professional Artist’s point of view! Moderated by Rand Hoppe of “The Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center.”
Erik Larsen
Guy Dorian
Rand Hoppe
Walter Simonson
 

10/11/14
11:00AM – 11:45AM
1A21
We Are BOOM!
Last year was a banner year for us here at BOOM! Studios: our first feature film, 2 Guns, was released; we signed a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox; Archaia joined us as a new imprint; we expanded the KaBOOM! lineup and we launched BOOM! Box. Join BOOM! Editor-In-Chief Matt Gagnon and Managing Editor Bryce Carlson, plus James Tynion IV (The Woods), Marguerite Bennett (Butterfly, Sleepy Hollow) and Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes) as we share our mission to create the future of comics…now.
Bryce Carlson
Matt Gagnon
Mel Caylo
 

10/11/14
11:00AM – 11:45AM
1A24
CollegeHumor & Dorkly Present “How to Get Paid for Being a Nerd”
You love nerdy stuff – but is there a way to turn your excessive knowledge of Star Wars and Pokemon into cold, hard cash? The staff Editors and Illustrators from number one comedy website CollegeHumor.com and leading fandom website Dorkly.com want to tell you how they do that every day, and invite you to join in! Learn how to turn the nerdy stuff you love into internet comedy gold – plus see the premiere of a new Dorkly Original video!
10/11/14
11:00AM – 11:45AM
1B03
Sailor Moon Crystal
Based on Naoko Takeuchi’s legendary manga series, Sailor Moon Crystal retells the story of Sailor Moon as she searches for her fellow Sailor Guardians and the Legendary Silver Crystal to stop the dark forces of Queen Beryl.
10/11/14
11:15AM – 12:00PM
1A01
The Art of Animation and Saturday Morning Cartoons with Animator/Director Tom Cook
Tom will explain how he got into the Animation field as an Animator back in 1978 and then take the Fans through the steps it took to make one of their favorite cartoons from script to screen. He’ll discuss the jobs of an Animator, Assistant Animator, Layout Artist, Storyboard Artist, Inker and Director and will make it clear how much work it was to create an episode of He-Man or Scooby Doo back when you actually had to draw each and every frame of a Saturday Morning Cartoon.
Tom Cook
 

 

10/11/14
11:15AM – 12:00PM
1A05
Creatively Energizing Your Students with Comic Books and Arts
Join Kids Comic Con founder Alex Simmons, Puppeteer Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Sesame Street), Artists/Writers Diana Leto, Paul Castiglia and Director of Programming for Artists Striving to End Poverty Abby Gerdts as they share their experiences and opportunities that educators and librarians can bring to their students by using comic books, performance and music in a classroom, library or after school program. Moderated by Mike Lopez.
Abby Gerdts
Alex Simmons
Diana Leto
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph
Mike Lopez
Paul Castiglia
Ray Felix
 

 

10/11/14
11:15AM – 12:00PM
1A06
MARVEL: Death of Wolverine – The Logan Legacy
Get ready, X-Fans, for the biggest mutant on mutant showdown of the year in the pages of Death of Wolverine! Join a star-studded lineup of X-writers as they discuss the future of Logan and the impact his death will have on the rest of the X-Men titles! Plus, get the scoop on other titles starring Marvel’s merry mutants! This panel will be jam-packed with X-Men creators, so no fan should miss out! Panelists will include Executive Editor Mike Marts, Brian Michael Bendis (All-New X-Men), Gerry Duggan (Deadpool), Greg Pak (Storm), Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine), and other Mighty Marvel Guests!
Brian Michael Bendis
Charles Soule
Gerry Duggan
Greg Pak
Mike Marts
10/11/14
11:15AM – 12:00PM
1A14
Wikia’s Fantasy Food Fiction [LIVE]
A Panel focusing on “Fantasy Foods” like Harry Potter’s Butterbeer, Fallout’s Nuka Cola, Glee’s Slushie and Doctor Who’s Fish Fingers & Custard? That’s right! Wikia Superfans and surprise Celebrity Chefs will be exploring the culinary phenomena, discussing how to re-create these dishes at home and challenging the Audience with Fantasy Food Trivia. And don’t miss your opportunity to sample some of the discussed treats for free at Wikia’s Fantasy Food Truck (schedule to be announced at the Show)!
10/11/14
11:30AM – 12:30PM
Empire Stage 1-E
The League: Screening and Q&A
To be a Fan of FXX’s The League, you don’t need to know much about fantasy football or sports. You just need to have friends you hate. The ensemble comedy follows a group of friends in a fantasy football league who care deeply about one another – so deeply that they use every opportunity to make each other’s lives miserable. Join The League’s Co-Creators Jeff and Jackie Schaffer, as well as the Cast, including: Stephen Rannazzisi, Katie Aselton, Mark Duplass, Jon Lajoie, Nick Kroll, Paul Scheer and Jason Mantzoukas as they discuss making this successful series for six seasons.
Jackie Schaffer
Jason Mantzoukas
Jeff Schaffer
Jon Lajoie
Katie Aselton
Mark Duplass
Nick Kroll
Paul Scheer
Stephen Rannazzisi
 

10/11/14
11:30AM – 12:30PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Oni Press’ MONSTERPALOOZA!
Three Artists go head-to-head in a timed drawing competition! Join Oni Press’ Associate Editor Robin Herrera along with Megan Levens (Madame Frankenstein), Gabo (Albert the Alien, The Life After) and more as they take YOUR suggestions and turn them into terrifying – or sometimes, adorable – monsters! Kids of all ages are welcome, with free comics available to Attendees!
Gabo
Megan Levens
Robin Herrera
 

10/11/14
12:00PM – 1:00PM
Main Stage 1-D
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games presents an inside look at its upcoming, revolutionary multi-platform game. LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham puts Batman, Superman and the heroes of DC Comics in an out-of-this-world adventure to various Lantern Worlds battling some of the universe’s most cunning villains. More than 150 characters with amazing powers and abilities provide a whole new twist on the popular action-adventure game. Come see exclusive gameplay demonstrations, character reveals, prizes and an animated Panel discussion with Actors Kevin Smith and Troy Baker, TT Games Game Director Arthur Parsons and Assistant Game Director Stephen Sharples and Surprise Guests!
Arthur Parsons
Kevin Smith
Stephen Sharples
Troy Baker
 

10/11/14
12:00PM – 12:45PM
1A10
NYCC Sneak Preview: THE ZODIAC LEGACY!
Disney Publishing Worldwide presents a first look at the new, action-adventure illustrated novel series: The Zodiac Legacy! Co-written by comics legend Stan Lee and Stuart Moore, with art by Andie Tong. Join Stuart Moore and Executive Editor Nachie Marsham as they show artwork and discuss the creative process behind this new franchise, which follows a Chinese-American teenager named Steven Lee in a global chase to thwart evil after twelve magical superpowers tied to the Chinese zodiac are unleashed on the world.
Nachie Marsham
Stuart Moore
 

10/11/14
12:00PM – 12:45PM
1A18
These Are My People/Aliens/Zombies/Vampires/Dragons!: Building Community in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy World
Military fantasies, space operas, post-apocalyptic SF, a graphic novel about frogs penned by a former professional football player — if you build it, they will come. Richard Kadrey (The Getaway God), Daniel Jose Older (Half-Resurrection Blues), Jerzy Drozd (The Warren Commission Report), Sanford Greene (Kulipari), N.K. Jemisin (The Fifth Season), Arwen Elys Dayton (Seeker), Nicholas Sansbury Smith (Orbs) and Moderator Petra Mayer (NPR Books) discuss finding and building a SF/F World Audience.
Arwen Elys Dayton
Daniel Jose Older
Jerzy Drozd
N. K. Jemisin
Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Petra Mayer
Richard Kadrey
Sanford Greene
Trevor Pryce
 

10/11/14
12:00PM – 12:45PM
1A21
FUNimation Industry Panel
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor – FUNimation.
Justin Rojas
Tara McKinney
 

10/11/14
12:00PM – 12:45PM
1A24
Monster Hunter
Monster Hunter is one of the most popular video game franchises in Japan and the excitement is catching in the West! Join a Panel of Capcom staff members as they share the brand new features and exclusive insights from Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (coming Early 2015 on the Nintendo 3DS). The game features all new weapons, monsters and native online support. The Panel will include gameplay footage, as well as some special surprises, so this is one you won’t want to miss! Followed by a Q&A session.
10/11/14
12:00PM – 12:45PM
1B03
Gargantia
In the distant future, Ledo, a young soldier from space, wakes up and finds himself marooned on an ocean planet. Growing up in space, and knowing nothing but battle, he is a stranger in a strange land, full of odd customs and a foreign language, but he’s not alone. Starting a new journey on this verdurous planet, Ledo must find a way to survive and reconcile the fact that he may never be able to return home!
10/11/14
12:00PM – 12:45PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Drawing Workshop with Thom Zahler
Thom Zahler is the Creator, Writer and Artist of the Harvey-nominated, Fan-favorite superhero romantic comedy Love and Capes. He has also written and drawn issues of IDW’s My Little Pony books. Recently, he sold his first script to the Ultimate Spider-Man airing on Disney XD. Zahler is also a successful Letterer, lettering Deadbeats for Claypool Comics, Skyward for Action Lab among others. He is a graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art and lives in Northeast Ohio.
Thom Zahler
 

10/11/14

12:15PM – 1:00PM
1A01
The One Weird Trick for Learning about Comics
Comics Journalists unite to reveal behind the scenes secrets of the comics and discuss what really goes on at your favorite comics websites. Who’s hot, who’s not, what’s in and what’s out. Participants include Heidi MacDonald (The Beat), Laura Hudson (Wired), Brigid Alverson (CBR, School Library Journal), Hannah Mean-Shannon (Bleeding Cool) and more.
Brigid Alverson
Hannah Means Shannon
Heidi MacDonald
Laura Hudson

 

10/11/14
12:15PM – 1:00PM
1A05
Celebrating 15 Years of The Goon: Modern Horror, Humor and More!
What started as a self-published sensation quickly grew into one of the most exciting books in the marketplace, with multiple Eisner wins, critical accolades and a movie in development! Now, we get together some of the top Writers and Artists working in horror comics to pay tribute to the one and only Eric Powell! Join Dark Horse Publicity Director, Jeremy Atkins, along with a Cast of Creators, for a look at the past, present and future of comics’ most lovable brute and more!
Eric Powell
Jeremy Atkins
 

10/11/14
12:15PM – 1:00PM
1A14
IDW Publishing: The Writers
Meet the Writers behind the best scripts in comics! Join IDW’s VP of Marketing Dirk Wood and an all-star Cast of Writers for a spirited discussion about what it takes to write a great comic! Featuring Chris Ryall, John Barber, Scott Tipton, M. Zachary Sherman, Andy Schmidt and a couple of very special surprise Guests!
Andy Schmidt
Chris Ryall
Dirk Wood
John Barber
M. Zachary Sherman
Scott Tipton
10/11/14
12:15PM – 1:00PM
Family HQ – 1C04
Harry Potter NYC Presents: The Art of Wand Dueling
Join The Group That Shall Not Be Named, HP-NYC as their top wand dueling Instructors demonstrate several of the offensive and defensive moves most frequently employed in duels. Many of these can be seen being used in the now famous Harry Potter Documentary films.
10/11/14
12:15PM – 2:00PM
1A06
Starz Presents Black Sails and Da Vinci’s Demons
Starz presents the original drama series “Black Sails,” set in the midst of the golden age of piracy, from Executive Producers Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine, starring Toby Stephens as Captain Flint, Hannah New as Eleanor Guthrie, Luke Arnold as John Silver, Jessica Parker Kennedy as Max, and Zach McGowan as Captain Charles Vane, as well as “Da Vinci’s Demons,” which follows the “untold” story of the world’s greatest genius, Leonardo da Vinci, from Creator David S. Goyer, and Executive Producer John Shiban, starring Tom Riley as Leonardo da Vinci, Laura Haddock as Lucrezia Donati, Blake Ritson as Count Girolamo Riario and Gregg Chillin as Zoroaster.
Blake Ritson
Gregg Chillin
Hannah New
Jessica Parker Kennedy
John Shiban
Jon Steinberg
Laura Haddock
Luke Arnold
Robert Levine
Toby Stephens
Tom Riley
Zach McGowan
10/11/14
12:45PM – 1:45PM
Empire Stage 1-E
MARVEL Cup O’ Joe
Join us for this Convention favorite! Here is your chance to Q&A with Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, for this no-holds-barred exposé on everything Marvel. Got a question about a favorite hero? Want to hear groundbreaking news straight from the source? Need a rundown on breaking developments in Marvel comics, film and TV? This panel is for you! With special announcements galore! Featuring writers Brian Michael Bendis (All-New X-Men), Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Gerry Duggan (Deadpool), Erica Henderson and other Mighty Marvel guests!
Brian Michael Bendis
Dan Slott
Erica Henderson
Gerry Duggan
Kelly Sue DeConnick
10/11/14
12:45PM – 1:45PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Design a Board Game with the Pixel Academy
Make your own game with the Pixel Academy! In this workshop, our team of Instructors will lead you through the creative process of transforming an idea into a game that you and your friends can enjoy! Participants will leave with a playable prototype of their own board or card game and detailed plans for 3D printing or laser cutting the game pieces at the Pixel Academy! Come learn the fundamental elements of game design that can be used to make games of all types – even video games!
10/11/14
1:00PM – 1:45PM
1A10
Spotlight on Cory Doctorow
Cory Doctorow talks about comics, pop culture and the future of the Internet!
Cory Doctorow

10/11/14
1:00PM – 1:45PM
1A18
Max Brooks – Zombies vs. Vampires: The Extinction Parade Survival Panel
Max Brooks, the bestselling Author of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, returns to provide intel and anecdotes on how to survive a Vampires vs Zombies apocalypse! Brooks comes to New York Comic Con to share his insight on his new comic series Extinction Parade: War and into the rotting minds of the shambling dead, the aristocratic self-entitled vampire race and to field questions from zombie-phobic Fans! Get your questions answered from the source in this exciting Q&A opportunity!
Garth Ennis
Hannah Means Shannon
Rich Johnston
Simon Spurrier
William Christensen
10/11/14
1:00PM – 1:45PM
1A21
Sunrise Official Panel
The Official Panel of the Animation Production SUNRISE. Masayuki OZAKI (Director and Producer of SUNRISE) will be attending to speak about Anime series produced by SUNRISE and hold a Q&A with the Fans.
Akane Hagino
Masayuki Ozaki
 

10/11/14
1:00PM – 1:45PM
1A24
Nerdist Comics Panel
Join Hosts Ben Blacker (Thunderbolts) and Heath Corson (Justice League: War; Batman: Assault on Arkham) and Guests G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel; Air) and more Writers TBA for a special NYCC edition of Nerdist Comics Panel in which will be discussed the process and business of writing comic books.
Ben Blacker
G. Willow Wilson
Heath Corson
 

10/11/14
1:00PM – 1:45PM
1B03
The Complete Graphic Novel with Brian Haberlin: From Idea to Market
As the Co-Creator of the longest original full-color graphic novel ever published (ANOMALY), digital Pioneer, Writer and Producer, Brian Haberlin (Witchblade, Spawn, Anomaly, Aria, and others) shares his unique insights on the creation of the graphic novel form in this information-packed, entertaining Panel. Yes. Entertaining! Contents include idea structure, talent searches and important business issues Creators overlook until it’s too late—and future technology integration into the medium.
Brian Haberlin

10/11/14
1:00PM – 3:00PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Design Your Own Cape with the Art Force Five
What color would your cape be? Would your cape’s logo be an animal, a letter or something else entirely? Come use colored tape and plastic sheets to make your own super cape and flaunt your super style. Kid-friendly.
10/11/14
1:15PM – 2:00PM
1A01
The Mary Sue Presents – Strong Female Characters: The Women Shining in Geek Media
We often ask to see “strong female characters” in our geek media and are critical when Creators fall short but this Panel will focus on the positive representations of women, both as they exist now and as they’ve evolved over time and those creating them. We’ll also be discussing the impact positive representations had on the lives of the Panelists and their hopes for characters we’ll see in the future.
Jill Pantozzi
Rebecca Pahle
Sam Maggs
Victoria McNally 

10/11/14
1:15PM – 2:00PM
1A05
Morning Glories Study Hall Live
From the hit annotation column on Multiversity Comics, MGA Study Hall Live returns to NYCC! Continuing from last year’s Panel, join Creators Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma once again as they discuss their hit Eisner-nominated and New York Times Bestselling Image Comics series “Morning Glories” with MGA Study Hall Host Matthew Meylikhov, including another in-depth Fan favorite live Q&A segment. Questions will be asked, answers will be avoided and all will be well – for a better future.
Joe Eisma
Matthew Meylikhov
Nick Spencer
 

10/11/14
1:15PM – 2:00PM
1A14
IGN Podcast Beyond Live: Indies, Infamous and Infinite PS4 Possibilities
The Internet’s number one PlayStation podcast comes to NYC to talk about everything going on in the PlayStation ecosystem and to ramble about whatever horrible thing pops into its head. Come meet and greet IGN Loudmouth Greg Miller and THE PRIDE OF LONG ISLAND Colin Moriarty. BEYOND!
Colin Moriarty
Greg Miller
 

10/11/14
1:45PM – 2:45PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Mike Curato Reading and Live Drawing
Mike Curato reads/draws from his picture book, Little Elliot, Big City featuring a small polka-dotted elephant who lives in NYC. Amid the hustle and bustle of NYC, Little Elliot leads a quiet life but finds many wonderful things to enjoy – like cupcakes! When his problems seem insurmountable, Elliot discovers something even sweeter – a friend. Curato will do an interactive drawing demo open to kids of all ages, drawing our own Little Elliot story that kids can “art direct” as Curato draws each scene.
Mike Curato

10/11/14
2:00PM – 2:45PM
1A10
Spotlight on Randall Munroe with Bill Nye
Join Randall Munroe (Creator of wildly popular webcomic xkcd) and Bill Nye (the Science Guy), for an enlightening Q&A session poring over serious answers to hypothetical questions you probably never thought to ask – until now. Get ready for a fun, highly educational discussion covering anything from computer simulations to declassified military research memos; evolution vs. creationism to global windstorms; time travel to Star Wars references and, of course, some really weird science.
Bill Nye
Randall Munroe
 

10/11/14
2:00PM – 2:45PM
1A18
CBLDF: Tales from the Code – True Stories of Censorship
For more than 50 years, American comic books were subject to the censorship of the Comics Code, a system born from a time when comics were burned in the streets and blamed for all of society’s ills. Though the Code is gone, its influence remains. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund gathers Denny O’Neil, Paul Levitz and other top Storytellers who worked under the Code’s strictures to tell the tales of how its censorship touched their creative visions.
Charles Brownstein
Denny O’Neil
Paul Levitz
 

10/11/14
2:00PM – 2:45PM
1A21
Aniplex of America
From the company who brought you the best in Anime including Sword Art Online, KILL la KILL, Nisekoi and Fate/stay night to name a few. Ask any Fan to name his or her favorite anime show and chances are likely that it’s an Aniplex produced show. From the Latest Anime to Special Announcements, come and see what Aniplex of America has in-store for the rest of 2014 and beyond. Join us as we talk about our current works and answer your questions. There will be some special giveaways including rare items from Japan.
EJ Rivera
 

 

10/11/14
2:00PM – 2:45PM
1B03
Nerd Music Panel: Rock Comic Con
Have an idea for a great nerdy song? Want to start your own nerd band, choir or folk duo? It’s an incredible time for the burgeoning, inclusive nerd music scene. Join the Founders of Rock Comic Con as they talk to some of the best and emerging acts, including: Harry & the Potters, Kirby Krackle, Math The Band, H2Awesome!, Daenerys & the Targaryens & surprise Guests! Panelists will discuss their origins, geek perspective, deconstruction and play their favorite tunes. With musical challenges, on-the-spot songs, audience participation…and perhaps a Sarlacc mosh pit. GREAT for all ages!
10/11/14
2:00PM – 3:00PM
1A24
Cartoon Network Presents: Screening and Halloween Partaaayy
C’mon, grab your friends, your bros and your Giant Realistic Flying Tiger and join Cartoon Network for a frightful hour filled with tricks and treats! Check out upcoming Halloween episodes from Adventure Time, Regular Show and Uncle Grandpa before anyone else in the entire world! And since you’re one of the cool kids, you also get to peep a sneak peek at the upcoming new mini-series Over the Garden Wall. And what’s a Halloween Partaaay without costumes?! Wear your Cartoon Network inspired costume and you may just win a prize! So come psyched to fright and dressed to impress!
10/11/14
2:00PM – 3:00PM
Empire Stage 1-E
DC Entertainment – Batman 75th Anniversary
Throughout his 75 year history, the Dark Knight has become one of the most popular and widely recognized super heroes in the world. From comics to TV to movies to video games, the World’s Greatest Detective has permeated all entertainment mediums and beyond. Come by for a look at Batman’s rich history and what the future holds for this pop culture icon with industry titans and other surprise Guests!
Blair Herter
Geoff Johns
Greg Capullo
Jim Lee
Kevin Conroy
Neal Adams
Scott Snyder

10/11/14
2:15PM – 2:45PM
Family HQ – 1C04
A Giant Leap for DanceKind: A Storytelling and Movement Workshop with the New Victory Theater
The wicked dance villain Zoltan Sashay will stop at nothing to take over the world. Our only hope is you and your fearless dance crew (your family!) become the heroes of an epic saga of good versus evil. Learn the super secret moves passed down from generations of dance gurus. Lead your dance crew to victory in the dance-off that will save all of humanity. Make sure to get there early because there is limited space available!
10/11/14
2:15PM – 3:00PM
1A01
Marvel’s AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Super Hero Science Analysis
AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. science Advisors Ricardo Gil da Costa (Neuroverse Inc.), Preston Dyches (JPL), Randii Wessen (JPL), Leonidas Moustakis (JPL) and Sebastian Alvarado (Thwacke) will brief participants on the case files of the Super Heroes who make up the Avengers Initiative. For the fist time, the most confidential scientific findings on what makes these Super Heroes so unique will be divulged. Presented by Victory Hill Exhibitions and The Science & Entertainment Exchange.
James Kakalios
Nicholas Cooper
Phil Plait
Preston Dyches
Ricardo Gil de Costa
Sebastian Alverado
10/11/14
2:15PM – 3:00PM
1A06
Image Comics: I Is for Impact
No matter how weird of an idea you may have, if you can hook someone, they’ll be a reader for life. Frank Quitely (JUPITER’S LEGACY), Wes Craig (DEADLY CLASS), Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS), Steve Orlando (UNDERTOW), James Robinson (THE SAVIORS), Roc Upchurch (RAT QUEENS) and Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA) take strange ideas and turn them into intensely relatable and entertaining comics. Now, they’re going to share their secrets and talk about how fun it is to make the unreal real.
Brian K. Vaughan
Frank Quitely
James Robinson
Matt Fraction
Roc Upchurch
Steve Orlando
Wes Craig

 

10/11/14
2:15PM – 3:00PM
1A14
IDW Publishing: The Artists
Want to find out just what it takes to be a working Artist in the comic industry? Or, want to find out a little more about a few Artists that are already there? This is the Panel for you! Join Editor-in-Chief & CCO Chris Ryall, with very Special Guests Gabriel Rodriguez, Alan Robert, menton3, Sarah Stone, Andy Price and more surprise Guests, for an illuminating discussion on sequential art and upcoming IDW projects! Plus, prizes and Q&A!
Alan Robert
Andy Price
Chris Ryall
Gabriel Rodriguez
Sarah Stone
menton3
10/11/14
2:45PM – 3:15PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Super Sprowtz
Children will be led through an action-packed curriculum of health and wellness broken down into four easy-to-remember stages: Mind, Heart, Body and Tummy! Our catchy music will have kids yelling “I want more broccoli!”, and our built-in games will teach the superheroes in training which super powers come from which veggies! It’s all about learning to stay healthy and making smart choices. Getting active has never been more fun with our hit dances, including “Burn (calories)” and “What’s Your Super Power?” – it’s a workout for even the adults!
10/11/14
3:00PM – 3:45PM
1A10
Bee & Puppycat – An Inside Look at Creating an Animation Hit
What happens when an animation legend gets behind a new creative vision in the genre? You get Bee & Puppycat. Created by Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time), Bee & Puppycat has quickly become one of the most anticipated animated series in recent memory and it won’t be airing on any TV network. Based off an animated short, Bee & Puppycat fueled the most successful Kickstarter campaign for an animated series and the fourth largest funding of all-time on the crowdsourcing network. This Panel will sit down with series Creator Allegri, series Producer and Head of Frederator Studios, Fred Seibert (Adventure Time, Fairly OddParents, Bravest Warriors) to get an inside look at the upcoming series and discuss what it is about Bee & Puppycat that has struck such a chord with audiences and how they intend to make it a hit.
Fred Seibert
Natasha Allegri
 

10/11/14
3:00PM – 3:45PM
1A18
So They Say You Shouldn’t Cosplay
Come and listen in on a Panel led by Ivy Doomkitty, covering topics such as body image, skin color, age, crossplay (rule 63) and more. We will discuss how to push past boundaries that others try to place against you. After all, Cosplay is for everyone. It is not limited to one demographic. Q&A to follow.
Alexa Heart
Aly Chu
Alyssa King
Dave Turner
Ivy Doomkitty
10/11/14
3:00PM – 3:45PM
1A21
#YesAllGeeks: Let’s Talk About Harassment in Fandom
After years of silence, people have become more vocal in speaking against harassment in fandom. How can our community unite to make our spaces – online and offline – safer? With Mikki Kendall (Writer and Activist, @karnythia), Marlene Bonnelly (Blogger, @ilikecomicstoo), Kaye M (Writer & Founder of #YesAllWomen), Emily Asher-Perrin (Blogger, Tor.com), Robert Anders (Nurse Practitioner). Moderated by Diana Pho (Editor, Tor Books).
Diana Pho
Emily Asher-Perrin
Kaye M
Marlene Bonnelly
Mikki Kendall
Rob Anders
10/11/14
3:00PM – 3:45PM
1B03
Not Your Mother’s Fairy Tales
Get ready to travel over the river and through the woods, to a Panel where standard fairytales get transformed into something more. From the grimm-est retellings of old favorites to all new adventures, fairytales dark and gritty or light and fluffy have been catching readers in their spell for centuries. Featuring amazing tale-spinners like Naomi Novik, Nicole Peeler and Brian and Wendy Froud, don’t be late to this Panel, or you risk the wrath of pissed-off jinn and mischievous fae-folk!
Ben Tripp
Bishop O’Connell
Brian Froud
Harry Heckel
Naomi Novik
Nicole Peeler
Soman Chainani
Wendy Froud
 

10/11/14
3:15PM – 4:00PM
1A01
How D&D Changed The World and Why Role-Playing Games Rule
In his book Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and The People Who Play It, Journalist David M. Ewalt recounts the surprising history of role-playing games, from their roots on ancient battlefields to how they gave birth to the modern video game industry. We’ll discuss the influence these games have had on our culture and how role-playing games could change the world again. We’ll also discuss the latest edition of D&D during a Q&A session, and tackle some gaming trivia with great prizes for audience members!
10/11/14
3:15PM – 4:00PM
1A05
Developing an Original Comic Idea into an Animated Series: IDW’s “Killogy” Cast with Marky Ramone and Friends
“Killogy” the award winning IDW horror/comedy comic series cast some familiar faces as its lead Characters. Hear from the Stars themselves on how this bizarre Celebrity mash-up came about and what’s in store! Panelists include Marky Ramone (The Ramones), “Killogy” Creator Alan Robert (“Crawl to Me”), Actress Brea Grant (“Heroes,” “Dexter”), Producer/Writer Rodney Barnes (“The Boondocks”), IDW’s Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall, Exclusive Swag and Special Announcements!
Alan Robert
Brea Grant
Chris Ryall
Gary Sohmers
Marky Ramone
Rodney Barnes
10/11/14
3:15PM – 4:00PM
1A06
Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Behind-the-Scenes
Join the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes team for a first-hand, behind-the-scenes look at the story behind what it was like to bring the Marvel Super Heroes to Disney’s expanding video game platform! The development team from Marvel, Avalanche Studios and Disney Interactive will dive into how the game has evolved, how the stories developed and various other aspects of the creative process. This unprecedented all-access look at this momentous game release is not to be missed!
10/11/14
3:15PM – 4:00PM
1A14
A New Dawn – The Exciting Future of Star Wars Publishing
Standing alongside the films as official Star Wars canon, the role of books in the Star Wars universe has never been more important. Join New York Times bestselling Author John Jackson Miller, Vanessa Marshall (Hera in Star Wars Rebels), Jennifer Heddle (Senior Editor, Lucasfilm) and Shelly Shapiro (Editor, Del Rey) as they discuss the planning of Star Wars: A New Dawn, as well as the exciting list of upcoming Star Wars novels from Del Rey.
Jennifer Heddle
John Jackson Miller
Shelly Shapiro
Vanessa Marshall
 

10/11/14
3:15PM – 4:15PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Sci-Tech Heroes
Sci-Tech Heroes is a hands-on workshop with comic book Author/Creator Alex Simmons that explores the amazing world of science through the imaginative realm of comics. Kids will examine the powers of a popular hero, and then create their own hero or villain based in real science. Their characters must be able to create a natural disaster, or…survive one. It’s a fun way for kids to see the possibilities of the future, and their place in it as Creators, Inventors or Explorers.
Alex Simmons
 

 

10/11/14
3:15PM – 4:15PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Kids Costume Parade
Calling all kids 12 and under! Come show off your costume in the Kids Costume Parade in the Family HQ hosted by Puppeteer Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Abby Cadabby on Sesame Street) and her puppet friend Lolly Lardpop. To register, please arrive 30 minutes prior to the parade since space is limited and is not guaranteed.
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph
 

 

10/11/14
3:30PM – 4:15PM
Family HQ – 1C04
Harry Potter NYC Presents: The Art of Wand Dueling
Join The Group That Shall Not Be Named, HP-NYC as their top wand dueling Instructors demonstrate several of the offensive and defensive moves most frequently employed in duels. Many of these can be seen being used in the now famous Harry Potter Documentary films.
10/11/14
3:30PM – 4:30PM
Main Stage 1-D
AMC’s The Walking Dead
Join Andrew Lincoln and the Cast and Producers of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” to discuss the upcoming fifth season of the series and introduce an official, never before seen, sneak preview.
Andrew Lincoln
Chad L. Coleman
Danai Gurira
Lauren Cohan
Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
Melissa McBride
Michael Cudlitz
Norman Reedus
Sonequa Martin-Green
Steven Yeun

10/11/14
4:00PM – 4:45PM
1A10
Powered by Creators: Dark Horse Video Game Comics Level Up!
Dark Horse established itself as the premier licensed publisher, by continuing story lines from the big screen to the page in the company’s early years. Now, this tradition is carried on through the most exciting video game tie-ins in the comics medium! Join Dark Horse Publicity Director Jeremy Atkins, along with a Cast of the industry’s Top Writers working on these titles, including Gail Simone (Tomb Raider), Paul Tobin (The Witcher) and former Star Wars Writer Brian Wood for an exciting announcement!
Brian Wood
Gail Simone
Greg Rucka
Jeremy Atkins
Paul Tobin
10/11/14
4:00PM – 4:45PM
1A18
Villains: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Darth Vader, the Evil Queen, Hannibal Lecter, Nurse Ratched…let’s face it, being a villain is way more fun sometimes. Join Walter Jury & Sarah Fine (Scan), Lexie Dunne (Superheroes Anonymous), Matthew Cody (Villainous), Brandon Sanderson (Steelheart and Firefight), Peter Moore (V is for Villain) and Anna Schumacher (End Times) as they discuss with Anna Jarzab (Tandem) what makes a villain memorable, why we need them and if the tables were turned, would they be the heroes of their own tales?
Anna Jarzab
Anna Schumacher
Brandon Sanderson
Lexie Dunne
Matthew Cody
Peter Moore
Sarah Fine
Walter Jury
 

10/11/14
4:00PM – 4:45PM
1A21
Outrageous Acts of Science: A Punkin Chunkin Extravaganza
Science Channel combines the mind-blowing demonstrations of the hit show OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE with the unbelievable engineering of PUNKIN CHUNKIN. For 27 years the World Championship Punkin Chunkin competition has been launching pumpkins high into the skies. Science Channel will be there again to catch every high-flyin’ moment. At NYCC join the real Scientists of OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE who will break down the homemade air cannons, catapults, torsion and centrifugal machines and Trebuchets Chunk Engineering Athletes have created. Audiences will see exclusive footage and have a chance to win some amazing prizes in this Panel that combines the best of Science Channel.
10/11/14
4:00PM – 4:45PM
1B03
From Dreams to Reality – Science Fiction as an Inspiration for NASA and Private Sector Space Development
Science fiction has had a tremendous impact on the development of actual space hardware and missions. This Panel will explore the influence of science fiction on real space programs being conducted by both private sector corporations and NASA. Officials from Virgin Galactic, NASA and Bigelow Aerospace, will describe exciting new developments and technologies while illustrating how science fiction inspired these projects as well as lifelong careers in the aerospace field.
A.C. Charania
Jason Crusan
Mike Gold
 

10/11/14
4:15PM – 4:45PM
Family HQ – 1C03
The Adventure of Captain Cocoa
Join the Central Park Zoo’s super hero Captain Cocoa as you help to save the rain forest in this comic action adventure show for all ages, especially families with children ages 4-10. The program includes audience interaction, a puppet monkey and lots of super hero laughs.
Wildlife Theater Troupe
 

 

10/11/14
4:15PM – 5:00PM
1A01
Copyrights, Contracts and Comic Book Creators
Can you protect your comic book ideas? How do you register a copyright? What is “work for hire” and how can it hurt or help you? This workshop will help you prepare your comic book property to put you in the best negotiating position with publishers and movie studios. We’ll help the Audience identify the legal traps waiting for the unwary Author (collaboration sabotage, infringement, work-for-hire), using newly-developed tools from “The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators.”
Alan Robert
Allan Norico
David Gallaher
Gina Fuentes
Matthew Tynan
Sheafe Walker
Thomas Crowell
 

 

10/11/14
4:15PM – 5:00PM
1A05
Dare2Draw: The Series
Dare2Draw is a NYC monthly mentoring/networking comic book Creator program, currently developing “Dare2Draw: the TV Series,” to spotlight NEW talent. We’ll have Simon Fraser (Dr. Who) and Jamie Tanner (Kickstarter’s Comics Department) along with our judges, helping us find new talent for the series. We’ll have a 15-minute “Quick Draw” challenge. Four amazing prizes! Top winner also wins 1-on-1 mentoring sessions with Simon and Jamie. Supplies provided, cool swag from our awesome sponsors! Plus the “Golden Rules” for Kickstarters!
Alex Maleev
Cliff Chiang
Jamie Tanner
Phil Jimenez
Simon Fraser
10/11/14
4:15PM – 5:00PM
1A06
DC Comics – Champions of Justice
The heroes of DC Comics – The New 52 return to New York for a star-studded, action packed Panel! Join the Creators of DC Comics’ most powerful and influential heroes and heroines for a sneak peek of what is to come for these champions of justice!
Aaron Kuder
David Finch
Geoff Johns
Greg Pak
Jimmy Palmiotti
John Cunningham
Paul Levitz
Ray Fawkes
Tim Seeley
Tom Angleberger
Tom King
Tony Daniel
10/11/14
4:15PM – 5:00PM
1A14
Official Sailor Moon Panel
Come on a journey with the legendary Guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon! Members of the VIZ Media Sailor Moon team will talk about the impact of this beloved anime series, show footage from the remastered episodes and celebrate the long-awaited return of Usagi and her friends!
10/11/14
4:15PM – 5:00PM
1A24
Minimates Mini-Figures: From Marvel to Clerks to TMNT!
2014 was a big year for Minimates, but 2015 will be even bigger! Diamond Select Toys President Chuck Terceira, Product Manager Robert Yee and Designer Uriel Caton will discuss what’s coming up for the popular 2-inch mini-figure line, including Marvel, TMNT, Godzilla, Aliens, Clerks, Walking Dead, Buck Rogers, Sin City, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Nightmare Before Christmas, Grimm Fairy Tales and more! Check out new artwork, sit in on a Q&A and stick around for a prize drawing!
Chuck Terceira
Robert Yee
Uriel Caton
Zach Oat
 

10/11/14
4:30PM – 5:30PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Make Your Own Superhero Mask
Did you forget your mask at home or have you been inspired to become a new super hero based on the fantastic animal world presented by the Central Park Zoo? Join the Central Park Zoo Crew to design your own mask to take home and show off at NYCC!
Wildlife Theater Troupe
 

 

10/11/14
4:45PM – 5:15PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Super Sprowtz
Children will be led through an action-packed curriculum of health and wellness broken down into four easy-to-remember stages: Mind, Heart, Body and Tummy! Our catchy music will have kids yelling “I want more broccoli!”, and our built-in games will teach the superheroes in training which super powers come from which veggies! It’s all about learning to stay healthy and making smart choices. Getting active has never been more fun with our hit dances, including “Burn (calories)” and “What’s Your Super Power?” – it’s a workout for even the adults!
10/11/14
5:00PM – 5:45PM
1A18
ComiXology: Ask Me Anything
ComiXology spills the beans on everything you’ve ever wanted to know about digital comics, publishing, LIFE & more! From how to publish your own comic book through comiXology Submit, to a “how-to” on beginning your own successful start-up just like comiXology Co-Founders & Panelists David Steinberger & John D. Roberts. Moderated by comiXology’s marketing maven, Chip Mosher, this Panel will answer your burning curiosities in a no-holds-barred Q&A of epic proportions!
Chip Mosher
David Steinberger
John D. Roberts
 

10/11/14
5:00PM – 5:45PM
1B03
The Future of Video Games
This round table Panel brings together Top Game Designers to talk about the direction of the video game market. With new consoles out, mobile games becoming more popular and the rise of digital downloads, we will take at look at how you will be playing your games in the future. Also, the Panel will explore new technologies that will shape the next decade of games. Whether you are a Professional or Fan there is a lot going on in video games to talk about.
David Brevik
Garrett Fuller
James Schmalz
Michael Gluck
 

10/11/14
5:00PM – 7:00PM
Family HQ – 1C04
501st Legion: Empire City Garrison’s Blast-a-Trooper
Presented by 501st Legion: Empire City Garrison, Blast-a-Trooper is a charity fundraising event providing Fans the opportunity to ‘blast’ live Star Wars characters with Nerf blasters. Proceeds from donations will benefit Make-A-Wish. We encourage all attendees to participate. Remember every dollar helps put a smile on the face of a child. Come visit us – have a blast and most of all warm a heart.
10/11/14
5:00PM – 7:30PM
1A10
[adult swim] Panel Block
[adult swim] Presents: Black Dynamite 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM Join Executive Producer Carl Jones, Producer Scott Fuselier and Cast Members Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight), Tommy Davidson (In Living Color) and Byron Minns (South Central), as they discuss the original animated series Black Dynamite and screen an early look at the upcoming second season, premiering October 18 on [adult swim]. [adult swim] Presents: The Heart, She Holler 5:50 PM – 6:35 PM Join the community of The Heart, She Holler for an early look at the upcoming third season, premiering December on [adult swim]. Cast Members Amy Sedaris (Strangers With Candy) and Judith Roberts (Eraserhead, Orange is the New Black) will be joined by Co-Executive Producers John Lee and Alyson Levy (Wonder Showzen) to discuss the surreal soap opera, screen a never before seen episode and take Fan questions. Moderated by Gordon Lish (famed Editor and Captain Fiction). [adult swim] Presents: Mike Tyson Mysteries 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM Mike Tyson is coming home to NYC and he’s bringing his new animated adult comedy series with him as Mike Tyson Mysteries makes its New York Comic Con debut. In Mike Tyson Mysteries, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets…by solving mysteries! Join Mike Tyson, Rachel Ramras (MAD) and Producer Hugh Davidson (The Looney Tunes Show) as they share exclusive video and give Fans a hilarious look at this all-new series premiering October 27 on [adult swim].
Alyson Levy
Amy Sedaris
Byron Minns
Carl Jones
Gordon Lish
Hugh Davidson
John Lee
Judith Roberts
Michael Jai White
Mike Tyson
Rachel Ramras
Scott Fuselier
Tommy Davidson

10/11/14
5:15PM – 6:00PM
1A01
Discussing the Essential Kurtzman: Harvey Kurtzman’s Jungle Book
One of the most influential graphic novels of all time (#26 on The Comics Journal’s Top 100 of the 20th Century) RETURNS! Harvey Kurtzman’s Jungle Book inspired Cartoonists such as R. Crumb, Jay Lynch, Art Spiegelman and Denis Kitchen. Discussing the coming KSB edition and Kurtzman’s life will be: Denis Kitchen (Kitchen Sink Books), David Hadju (The Ten-Cent Plague), Jay Lynch (Bijou Funnies), John Holmstrom (Punk Magazine) and Harvey’s daughter Nellie Kurtzman. Moderator: Bill Kartalopoulos.
Bill Kartalopoulos
David Hadju
Denis Kitchen
Jay Lynch
John Holmstrom
Nellie Kurtzman
10/11/14
5:15PM – 6:00PM
1A05
The Irregular of Magic High School Screening Episodes 1-2
At the National Magic University First Affiliate High School, A.K.A Magic High School, students are divided into two distinct groups according to their academic performances. The First Course enrolled “Blooms” and the Second Course “Weeds.” This spring, a very peculiar brother and sister enroll as new students. Ever since these two have entered through the gates of this prestigious school, the calm campus was beginning to change…
10/11/14
5:15PM – 6:00PM
1A06
Video Game High School 3 Premiere
Join YouTube Star Freddie Wong for the east coast premiere of Video Game High School (VGHS) 3. Named the top web series of 2013 by Variety with over 84 million views, VGHS 3 – from Rocket Jump Studios and Collective Digital Studios – features even bigger explosions and car chases as the students return for the ultimate battle in this final installment. Don’t miss Conan O’Brien and other surprise cameos as the web series is taken out in an epic blaze of glory, starting October 13 on YouTube.
10/11/14
5:15PM – 6:00PM
1A14
Vertical Manga 2014
Their new titles for 2015 and beyond. As Publishers of sci-fi hits Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN and Knights of Sidonia – expect more great genre fiction Vertical as they are known as the premiere localizers of sophisticated Japanese content.
Ed Chavez
 

 

10/11/14
5:15PM – 6:00PM
1A24
New York TimesOUT Presents Geeks, Gaymers and Crossplay
The LGBT community has found a safe haven in the con culture. Equality and self-expression are encouraged in the space and Fans are able to take their online relationships into the real world through these gatherings. Let’s discuss the appeal of cons to the LGBT community and how the internet is playing a major role in mainstreaming both of these cultural subsets.
10/11/14
5:15PM – 6:15PM
Main Stage 1-D
Marvel’s Daredevil, Exclusively on Netflix
Join the cast of Marvel’s Daredevil in their first-ever appearance with show-runner Steve DeKnight and moderator Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) to answer questions and reveal secrets from the hotly-anticipated show debuting on Netflix in 2015.
Jeph Loeb
Steve DeKnight
 

10/11/14
5:30PM – 6:30PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Understanding Comics for Kids
This is not a how-to-draw Panel, but an informational Panel where children will learn what goes into making a comic. They will learn terminology, storytelling for humor and story-based comics, panel layout and more. Finally, children will learn what they can do to digitally distribute their comics via a blog as well as how to print using their home computer. Handouts will be provided.
Carey Pietsch
Gregg Schigiel
Michael Grassia
Patrick Reily
Tom Gambino
10/11/14
5:45PM – 6:30PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Drawing Workshop with Jacob Chabot
Jacob Chabot is a New York City based Cartoonist and Illustrator. His credits include work for Marvel Comics, Spongebob Comics, Simpsons Comics, Mad Magazine, Highlights Magazine, Hello Kitty and his own Eisner Nominated book “The Mighty Skullboy Army.”
Jacob Chabot
 

 

10/11/14
6:00PM – 6:45PM
1A18
Doctor Who – The Legend Continues
Last year we brought you Colin Baker (6th Doctor) and Nick Briggs (voice of the Daleks and Cybermen) and premiered the 50th Anniversary “Light at the End” from Big Finish. This year look for our Special Guests (TBA) to join us for a weekend of fun including autographs and photo ops as well as some exclusive merchandise just for NYCC attendees.
10/11/14
6:00PM – 6:45PM
1A21
Color Me RADD!
You’ll never look at color comics the same way again! Join Oni Press Editor in Chief James Lucas Jones and rockstar Colorists Dave McCaig and Trish Mulvihill for a discussion on the role of Colorists in storytelling.
Dave McCaig
James Lucas Jones
Trish Mulvihill
 

10/11/14
6:00PM – 6:45PM
1B03
Last Unicorn News with Author Peter S. Beagle
If you think THE LAST UNICORN is just a classic novel and animated film, guess again! Come learn all the latest from Peter S. Beagle and Producers Connor Cochran and Lauren Sands. Graphic novel news, the biggest screening tour in history, an innovative “rehanced” edition, new video releases, new publishing, new soundtrack CD, a Broadway-bound musical (with VERY surprising Co-Producers) and yes, news about the live-action version too!
Connor Cochran
Lauren Sands
Peter S. Beagle
 

10/11/14
6:15PM – 7:00PM
1A01
Blood Lad
Staz, one of the toughest vampires in the demon world, finds being a vampire to be a serious pain and prefers to spend his time watching anime and playing video games. When a Japanese girl wanders into his territory, Staz cannot hide his excitement at finally meeting a living human from his favorite culture. Unfortunately, she dies after being swallowed by a monster, leaving her bare soul behind. Staz vows he will bring her back to life by any bloody means necessary!
10/11/14
6:15PM – 7:00PM
1A05
The Kubert School
Adam Kubert talks about The Kubert School and what it takes to become a Professional Artist with a Panel of our Alumni.
Adam Kubert
 

 

10/11/14
6:15PM – 7:00PM
1A06
DC Entertainment: Women of DC Entertainment
This amazing Cast of Editors, Artists and Writers discuss their unique creative processes on some of your favorite DCE titles! Not to be missed.
Amanda Conner
Babs Tarr
Becky Cloonan
Bobbie Chase
Caitlin Kittredge
Gail Simone
Marguerite Bennett
Meredith Finch
Shelly Bond
 

10/11/14
6:15PM – 7:00PM
1A14
Anime News Network
Meet the Publisher and a handful of Columnists and Writers from the internet’s most widely-read source for anime news! Ask questions and win fabulous prizes!
Christopher MacDonald
David Cabrera
Todd Ciolek
 

10/11/14
6:15PM – 7:00PM
1A24
Stump the Author: Science Fiction Edition
Join bestselling science fiction Authors for a speed round of stump the Author. Watch your favorite Writers take questions that test their knowledge of science fiction, pop culture, and fantasy. It’s winner take all!
Bruce Coville
Paul di Filippo
Simon Green
 

10/11/14
7:00PM – 7:45PM
1A21
Garth Ennis – Crossed DOA & the Future of Crossed
Survival horror changed forever when Garth Ennis created the grueling world of Crossed. For over five years he has defined the genre with an unrelenting series which dares you to read and experience the horror. Join an all-star Panel of Creators as Garth Ennis (Preacher, Crossed) is joined by Simon Spurrier (Crossed: Wish You Were Here), Justin Jordan (Crossed: Badlands)and a very special comics giant guest to reveal the future of Crossed comics, webseries and the DOA live action webisodes!
David Hine
Garth Ennis
Justin Jordan
Simon Spurrier
William Christensen
10/11/14
7:00PM – 7:45PM
1B03
Evolution of the Action-RPG Genre
Met the movers and shakers of the gaming industry including David Brevik (Visionary behind Diablo and Diablo II), James Schmalz (Co-Creator of the Unreal game series) and Andrew Krausnick (Lead Designer of Trove), as they sit down and discuss the evolution of the action-RPG genre. From turn-based to real-time action, hear how far the action-RPG genre has come and where it will be going in the future. Moderated by Garrett Fuller of MMORPG.com, don’t miss this chance to ask those burning questions you have during the Q&A session.
Andrew Krausnick
David Brevik
James Schmalz
 

10/11/14
7:00PM – 8:00PM
Empire Stage 1-E
Constantine Pilot Screening and Q&A
Attendees will see a screening of the complete pilot, followed by a Q&A with series Stars Matt Ryan, Angelica Celaya and Executive Producer David S. Goyer. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, Constantine will air Fridays at 10/9c on NBC this fall, premiering October 24. Become a Fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Constantine and follow the show on Twitter at @NBCConstantine.
Angelica Celaya
David S. Goyer
Matt Ryan
 

10/11/14
7:15PM – 10:00PM
1A18
NYCC Charity Auction
You can make a difference! Please join us for the fourth Annual Charity Art Auction at NYCC! Come on down and bid with other art enthusiasts for the chance to own a piece of original art from some of your favorite Creators, including Humberto Ramos, Tony Daniel, Terry Moore, Steve McNiven, Francis Manapul and many more. All proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and your participation in this event will help support lifesaving research and treatment for the children of St. Jude. HAVE FUN. GET ART. SAVE LIVES.

10/11/14
7:15PM – 8:00PM
1A01
Collaborating in Comics
Successful Writers and Artists talk about the ingredients of a good relationship in a creative collaboration and how to avoid killing each other. Featuring acclaimed Artist Amy Reeder (Rocket Girl, Batwoman), Writer/former DC Comics/Vertigo Editor Brandon Montclare, Amy Chu (DC Comics/Vertigo, Girls Night Out), Marvel/DC Artist Alitha Martinez, Artist Sean Von Gorman (The Secret Adventures of Houdini, Pawn Shop) and Shaun Manning (Hell, Nebraska, Interesting Drug).
Alitha Martinez
Amy Chu
Amy Reeder
Brandon Montclare
Fred Van Lente
Ryan Dunlavey
Sean Von Gorman
Shaun Manning
 

10/11/14
7:15PM – 8:00PM
1A05
Breaking Good: Addressing World Challenges through Comic Books and Video Games
Can comic books change the world? Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: The Last Man) sits down with best selling Author Cory Doctorow (Homeland, Little Brother) to talk about the possibilities of creating world change through popular culture. FBI victim specialist Alexis Krieger chats with Writer Thomas Estler about how they created a comic book (Abolitionista!) to fight human trafficking. Asi Burak, President of Games for Change, talks about creating video games with a social impact.
Alexis Krieger
Asi Burak
Brian K. Vaughan
Cory Doctorow
Julia Shulman
Talicia Jackson
Thomas Estler
 

 

10/11/14
7:15PM – 8:00PM
1A06
Titmouse, Inc.
Meet with one of the biggest 2D animation studios in America. Talk with Directors, Creators, Voice Talent, Producers and Animators. There will be discussions about what shows they make and how they make them! Titmouse does a wide variety of shows, from Adult Swim to Disney. They will screen some of their animation favorites and hand out free merchandise, as well as answer questions from the Audience.
Christy Karacas
Dave Newberg
Kayla Reid
Mike Carlo
Peedee Shindell
Steve Jacobson
10/11/14
7:15PM – 8:00PM
1A14
Terraformars
WBHE Japan presents the Exclusive Screening of TERRAFORMARS English subtitled with the World Premiere extensive trailer. With Earth becoming increasingly overpopulated, an ambitious plan has been put into place to terraform Mars using mold and cockroaches. Nearly 500 years after the plan, a mission to Mars, Annex 1, is under way to accomplish cruc

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20692. Endless Numbers app review

endless numbers menu Endless Numbers app reviewRegular readers of this blog will recognize the name Originator — I’m a big fan of the developer’s Endless Alphabet and Endless Reader apps. Endless Numbers (Originator, March 2014) continues this great series of concept-learning apps.

The app opens with an image of a Ferris wheel, full of the now-familiar cute monster characters. Each number-labeled Ferris wheel car shows a thumbnail preview image for that number’s page; touch any car to skip to that specific number, or proceed chronologically from 1.

Each brightly colored, monster-featured numeral is introduced on a graph-paper-printed background as a pleasant narrator gives its name; then the monsters knock the numeral askew. Users drag the numeral into its correct place (first in counting chronology, then in a simple addition problem) marked with a faint outline.

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Finally, the monsters star in a brief animation offering a humorous contextual scenario for its numerical value. The animation for “1,” for example, shows a monster wobbling along on a unicycle; the narrator explains, “It is hard for Little Blue to ride a unicycle because it only has 1 wheel.”

The numeric concepts are subtly reinforced in a variety of ways throughout the app. Each monster-fied numeral has the corresponding amount of eyes and other appendages; many other elements of the animations (e.g., four monster babies with four arms each in a four-wheeled stroller) also relate to the featured number. Tap the screen during the animations for a fireworks-like shower of the correct numeral.

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This is a painless and entertaining way to introduce basic number value and counting concepts. And — a smart choice — the app requires no reading, making it suitable for very young users (and not overwhelming those who are learning to read with too much information at once).

Available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (requires iOS 5.0 or later). The free preview offers numbers 1 through 5; download the 6-20 pack for $5.99 or the 6-100 pack for $11.99. Recommended for preschool and early primary users.

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20693. Reichs Recap

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Thank you to everyone who came to see Kathy Reichs earlier this week! Dr. Reichs thrilled the audience with stories of her anthropological journeys and how they have tied into her bestselling series and hit television show, Bones. Paired with a slideshow, her discussion gave the audience an inside look at all of the aspects of her life that have merged together, creating a melting pot of fascinating careers. While Reichs isn’t the typical novelist (not only was she a scientist first, but she’s never received a rejection letter), she has been prolific in both the adult and children writing worlds. In an effort to provide enthralling mystery stories for younger readers, she and her son created a series where a few kids mistakenly gain super senses that lead them to solving cold cases. With a full audience, Reichs’ stories and wit made for a great evening!

Don’t miss out on our next event with Simon Winchester on Tuesday, October 7. As a known world traveler, Winchester will be presenting his first book about America. In The Men Who United The States: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible, he uses popular history to tell a unique story of how America came to be America. Click here for more information or to purchase a ticket. Special thanks to the Friends of The Ohio State University Libraries and their generous sponsorship of this event!


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20694. NYCC 2014: Valiant announces exclusives, signings and vinyl!

Valiant will be set up at NYCC at booth #2028 with exclusives and signings by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, Fred van Lente,  Michael Walsh, Robert Venditti, Robert Gill and Paolo Rivera. They also will have an exclusive X-O Manowar toy!

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From Thursday, October 9th through Sunday, October 12th, join Valiant at Booth #2028 inside the Javits Center in midtown Manhattan to shop a brand new selection of NYCC-exclusive offerings – including the limited edition X-O Manowar Urban Vinyl Figure by CKRTLAB Toys! The first in a new line of Valiant Urban Vinyl figures set to debut in 2015, the first-ever X-O Manowar stands 5.5 inches tall with 6 points of articulation and comes enhanced with a luster-rich metallic finish, “lightning sword” weapon accessory, and collectible packaging that is perfect for display.

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Plus: pick up the X-O MANOWAR #0 NYCC Exclusive Variant, featuring an all-new cover by rising starMichael Walsh (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, Secret Avengers)! Jump on board here and discover the untold origins of Valiant’s armored Visigoth hero with Valiant’s latest essential zero issue by acclaimed creators Robert Venditti and Clay Mann!

And that’s not all – look for signings and appearances all weekend long from some of Valiant’s biggest talents, including Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER), Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT), Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI, UNITY), Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT), Michael Walsh (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Fred Van Lente (THE DELINQUENTS, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Robert Venditti(X-O MANOWAR, ARMOR HUNTERS), and many more!

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Then, on Friday, October 10th at 12:15 PM, join an all-star panel of guests for the VALIANT COMICS: THE VALIANT, RAI, X-O MANOWAR AND BEYOND panel presentation! This winter, superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera launch the year’s most anticipated new series withTHE VALIANT…but what happens next? Find out here as Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT), Matt Kindt(THE VALIANT, RAI, UNITY), Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT), Fred Van Lente (THE DELINQUENTS, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR), Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani lead off an exclusive round of news and announcements, right here at New York Comic-Con! Plus: RAI, X-O MANOWAR, UNITY, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, QUANTUM AND WOODY, and much, much more!

And the action continues on Saturday, October 8th at 8 PM as Valiant brings the superstar creative team behind THE VALIANTJeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera – to New York’s famous St. Marks Comics for an exclusive post-show signing, featuring free THE VALIANT: FIRST LOOK preview editions, and more!

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20695. you are always on my mind

Tonight I am donating the fiver that I would have spent on my Thursday-night-end-of-the-working-week-wine, if I had not been taking part in Go Sober For October, in support of the amazing MacMillan Cancer Support.

The drawing was made with graphite and colour pencil. The donation was made with ease. And gratitude.

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20696. Society of Illustrators to Host ‘The Art of Leo and Diane Dillon’ Exhibit

BuzzThe Society of Illustrators will host an exhibition called “The Art of Leo and Diane Dillon.”

This art show will open on October 21, 2014 and run until December 20, 2014. Visitors will see pieces from the famed husband-and-wife artistic collaborators.

Throughout their careers, the Dillon created illustrations for more than 50 children’s books. Together, they won several awards including two Caldecott Medals.

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20697. Free to a good home

GuideBooks Free to a good homeThe Horn Book is looking to give away approximately 2000 new trade and library hardcover books, all published in 2014. Here is the catch: you have to come and  box them up yourself and take them all. ALL: no picking and choosing. They include picture books, novels and lots of nonfiction. We are on the Simmons College campus in Boston. If this sounds like something you would like, contact Kitty Flynn, kflynn AT hbook DOT com. The person who can get to Kitty fastest with the quickest plan to move ‘em out wins.

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20698. EXCLUSIVE: All the NYCC 2014 Panels Thursday 10/9


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Thanks once again to our good friends at ReedPOP for supplying a text listing of the panels for Thursday at NYCC — one thing you may wish to be aware of — they WILL be clearing the big hall between blockbuster panels!! So for all you people who wish SDCC did that…now you’ll find out if it works!

We’ll be right along with Friday Saturday and Sunday as soon as we format them so STAY TUNED!!!

 


THURSDAY OCTOBER 9

 

10/9/14
1:00PM – 1:45PM
1A10
Chills & Goosebumps with R. L. Stine
R.L. Stine, the Author of the best-selling children’s book series Goosebumps with a movie coming from Sony Pictures in summer of 2015, is coming back to NYCC for a fun and bone-chilling Q&A with Fans to talk about all things Goosebumps! Come see the man who made you check your closet and under your bed twice before you went to sleep at night, but only if you dare!
R.L. Stine

10/9/14
1:00PM – 1:45PM
1A18
Archie Action Hour: Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man
Paul Kaminski (Archie Comics Executive Director of Editorial) is joined by Mike Pellerito (Archie Comics President), Vincent Lovallo (Assistant Editor), Ryan Jampole, Ben Hunzeker, Jennifer Hernandez, Jamal Peppers and Jon Gray to bring you an hour jam-packed with action and adventure as you go behind the scenes and get the latest news on all things SONIC THE HEDGEHOG and MEGA MAN!
Ben Hunzeker
Jamal Peppers
Jennifer Hernandez
Jon Gray
Mike Pellerito
Paul Kaminski
Ryan Jampole
Vincent Lovallo
10/9/14
1:00PM – 1:45PM
1A21
Friends of Comic Vine
Comic Vine, the Internet’s largest comic book wiki site, and home to comic news, previews and more, talks to some of their friends, who all happen to be Writers and Artists at some of the comic book industry’s biggest companies. Hear stories about working in the industry and a Q&A from the audience. All of this and more will be moderated by Editor-In-Chief of Comic Vine, Tony “GMan” Guerrero.
Brian Buccellato
Jimmy Palmiotti
Josh Williamson
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Mat Elfring
Tony Guerrero
10/9/14
1:00PM – 2:30PM
Main Stage 1-D
Walt Disney Studios Presents an Exclusive Look at TOMORROWLAND and Walt Disney Animation Studios Presents an Exclusive Look at BIG HERO 6
Walt Disney Animation Studios presents an exclusive look at their follow-up to last year’s FROZEN, BIG HERO 6 with Directors Don Hall and Chris Williams, Producer Roy Conli and Special Guests. Walt Disney Studios presents an exclusive look at TOMORROWLAND with Director Brad Bird, Producer Damon Lindelof and Special Guests.
Brad Bird
Chris Williams
Damon Lindelof
Don Hall
Roy Conli

10/9/14
1:15PM – 2:00PM
1A01
Comics as Literature in the English Classroom
Comics as Literature in the English Classroom looks at utilizing comics as more than just a reading strategy for Teachers. The Panel will explore the types of media literacy and literary standards that can be addressed while teaching with comics. Social Studies, Sciences and English classroom Teachers can benefit from incorporating this medium into their curricula. Popular titles and best practice lessons will be included, as well as addressing common core standards.
Jeffrey Achenzie
Jesse Mack
Lindsay Young
Michael Anthony
10/9/14
1:15PM – 2:00PM
1A05
Selling Your Comic to Hollywood
Comic books are the new screenplays. Are you ready to deal with Hollywood? In this Panel, we will focus on getting a production deal and licensing your work for film, TV, and online content. We will explore option agreements, hiring Actors, raising money for film projects, D.I.Y. methods of film distribution and other key areas of the film industry. Whether you’re trying to pitch to Tinseltown, or plan on making a movie yourself, this is the workshop for you.
Alan Robert
David Gallaher
Ivan Saperstein
Matthew Tynan
Sheafe Walker
Thomas Crowell
Xander Crowell

10/9/14
1:15PM – 2:00PM
1A14
The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?
Come get an early look at next year’s feature film documentary “The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened?”. Director/Producer Jon Schnepp takes you on an archaeological visual journey about this never made film. Featuring interviews with Tim Burton, Steve Johnson, Colleen Atwood, Kevin Smith and many more. Q&A with Producer Holly Payne and Jon Schnepp.
Holly Payne
Jon Schnepp
10/9/14
1:15PM – 2:00PM
1A24
PREVIEWSworld.com What’s @ Comic Shops Panel
Before it’s at comic shops, it’s in the PREVIEWS catalog! Learn how to preorder from your shop by using Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog. Attendees get a free copy of the October issue and have a chance to win exciting prizes, including a Harley Quinn Statue ($125 value)! Plus, learn all about Halloween ComicFest on October 25 and receive free Halloween mini-comics! Panelists include Diamond Consumer Manager Andy Mueller, PR Manager Jason Blanchard and Halloween ComicFest spokesperson Deborah Moreland.
10/9/14
1:30PM – 2:30PM
Empire Stage 1-E
Game of Thrones Fan Forum – Featuring Kristian Nairn & Natalia Tena
The popular C2E2 Panel comes to New York, as do contributors from Wikia’s most popular communities, focusing their Fan expertise on the book-to-TV mega-hit, Game of Thrones. Joining the Panel and lending their first-hand experiences to the conversation are series regulars Kristian Nairn (“Hodor”) and Natalia Tena (“Osha”). Come for the geek-out session, dissect the popular HBO series and get your Season Five questions answered!
Kristian Nairn
Natalia Tena
10/9/14
2:00PM – 2:45PM
1A10
Doctor Who Comics Panel
Join a host of Creators from the new Doctor Who Comics and Editor Andrew James who’ll reveal exclusive secrets from the brand-new Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctor storylines and show never-before-seen art! Guests include: Writer Nick Abadzis, Writer Robbie Morrison, Artist Simon Fraser, Writer Rob Williams and many more! Plus, each Panel Attendee will receive a cool FREE Doctor Who Comics goody!
Andrew James
Nick Abadzis
Rob Williams
Robbie Morrison
Simon Fraser
Steve White
10/9/14
2:00PM – 2:45PM
1A18
The Judge Dredd Justice Hour with 2000 AD!
We are the law, creeps! Join superstar Creators at the The Judge Dredd Justice Hour as the legendary British comic book 2000 AD kicks off New York Comic Con with all the talk and games you can handle! Moderated by 2000 AD’s Michael Molcher and definitely not for perps or Thrill-suckers!
Al Ewing
Gary Erskine
Ian Edginton

10/9/14
2:00PM – 2:45PM
1A21
Make Your Own Comics: Create Your Own Characters
What makes making comics so special and why are we so passionate about it? Writers and Artists Scott Snyder (The Wake, American Vampire), Becky Cloonan (Demeter, The Mire), Amy Chu (Girls Night Out,The VIP Room), Marguerite Bennett (Joker’s Daughter) and Evil Twin Comics Partners Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey (Action Philosophers) give you a glimpse into the creative process – how script and character ideas are born, and then brought to life (or killed…!). Moderated by David M. Ball, visiting Associate Professor at Princeton University.
Amy Chu
Becky Cloonan
David Ball
Fred Van Lente
Marguerite Bennett
Ryan Dunlavey
Scott Snyder

10/9/14
2:00PM – 2:45PM
1B03
Dynamite 10th Anniversary Celebration
Join the Dynamite gang and their star-studded line-up of creative Talent for an hour of explosive power. Gail Simone (Red Sonja) and Jim Zub (Pathfinder) talk swords-and-sorcery! Frank Barbiere (Solar), Fred Van Lente (Magnus) and Greg Pak (Turok) unlock secrets of the Gold Key universe! And finally, unleash chaos with Tim Seeley (Evil Ernie)! Reflect on Dynamite’s decade of growth, and get the latest news on their hot new projects.
Frank Barbiere
Fred Van Lente
Gail Simone
Greg Pak
Jim Zub
Tim Seeley
10/9/14
2:15PM – 3:00PM
1A01
Comics – What We’ve Lost, What’s Ahead
In the US in the mid-twentieth century, comic books were more popular among children and teens than video games are for this group today. Learn more about young people’s comics readership, how they used comics as a basis for developing participatory cultures through ventures such as fanzines and social action and why librarians and teachers had such a profound dislike for comics. Carol Tilley, an LIS Professor and comic book crusader, will bring the history to life and offer insights for how we might use comics to enhance services and resources we provide young people in today’s libraries.
Carol Tilley

10/9/14
2:15PM – 3:00PM
1A05
ComicsPro “So You Want to Be a Comics Retailer?”
Are you interested in opening your own comic book specialty store? Do you want to peek behind the curtains of comic book retailing? Bring your best questions for our Panel of veteran comic book specialty retailers, including Thomas Gaul (Beach Ball Comics and Corner Store Comics CA), Jonathan Cohen (Beyond Comics, 2 stores, MD), Tate Ottati (TATE’S Comics + Toys + More, 3 stores FL) and Chris Powell (Vice President – Retailer Services, Diamond Comic Distributors).
Chris Powell
Jonathan Cohen
Marco Davanzo
Tate Ottati
Thomas Gaul

10/9/14
2:15PM – 3:00PM
1A06
Rooster Teeth
Rooster Teeth’s hit animated web series is back with “RWBY: Volume 2″! Join series Creator Monty Oum, the voice of “Ruby” – Lindsay Jones, the voice of “Yang” – Barbara Dunkelman and surprise Rooster Teeth Guests for a Panel to discuss “RWBY” and everything Rooster Teeth! We’ll be premiering a brand new episode of “RWBY: Volume 2,” showing off behind the scenes stuff, taking Q&A and probably making a bunch of really stupid jokes!
Barbara Dunkelman
Kerry Shawcross
Monty Oum

10/9/14
2:15PM – 3:00PM
1A14
The Mary Sue Presents – Fight What You Know
The geek world needs better representation in media, but aren’t you supposed to write what you know? Truth is, the whole “write what you know” thing is a load of bull honkey. A Writer who can’t appreciate the perspectives of others is no kind of Writer at all. Writers from all backgrounds and experiences join to talk about research, listening, soliciting criticism and how to make sure you’re writing well when you’re outside the comfort zone of your own perspective.
Carolyn Cox
Susana Polo
10/9/14
2:15PM – 3:00PM
1A24
The World of Mouse Guard
Get updated on everything Mouse Guard, including news on upcoming projects, collectibles and other surprises with Creator David Petersen. Plus, enjoy a live reading of several Mouse Guard short stories with David and Guest Hal Lublin (The Thrilling Adventure Hour) and a performance of an original song from Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 by Vocalist Kyra Sims, who will be joined by her accordion accompanist Henry Koperski. Moderated by BOOM! Studios Marketing Manager Mel Caylo.
David Petersen
Hal Lublin
10/9/14
2:45PM – 3:45PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Drawing Workshop with Raúl the Third
Growing up in Texas, Raúl the Third remembers Cholo kids were masters at drawing with Bic pens, and that has influenced his style of drawing for Lowriders in Space. His art has been featured in museums and galleries across the country, and he teaches classes on drawing and comics for kids at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and the Maude Morgan Visual Arts Center in Cambridge. He lives in Medford, Massachusetts with his family.
Raúl the Third

10/9/14
3:00PM – 3:45PM
1A18
Coffee Talk with Dragons and Monsters
What makes a monster something to be feared? A force to be reckoned with? Or just misunderstood? Join R.L Stine (Party Games), Caitlin Kittredge (Black Dog), Lou Anders (Frostborn), Barry Lyga (Blood of My Blood), Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West), Ethan Reid (The Undying), Ransom Riggs (Hollow City; Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) and Moderator Ali T. Kokmen (Barnes & Noble / Nook) as they discuss the “monsters” in their books and what makes them truly something monstrous…
Ali T. Kokmen
Barry Lyga
Caitlin Kittredge
Ethan Reid
Lou Anders
Paul Pope
R.L. Stine
Ransom Riggs
10/9/14
3:00PM – 3:45PM
1A21
The Oni Press Comicstravaganza!
Join Oni Press’ Director of Publicity John Schork and a stacked roster of Oni Press Talent for a very special hour of announcements, Q&A, FREE COMICS, high fiving, live reading and general, good ol’ fashioned merriment.
John Schork
Paul Tobin
10/9/14
3:00PM – 3:45PM
1B03
Super Girls: Using Comics to Engage Female Students in the High School Classroom
Secondary and post-secondary Educators, as well as industry Professionals, gather to discuss using comics in the classroom to engage female students. The Panel will include many comics/graphic novel titles for teachers to use, teaching strategies and overall engagement techniques to ensure that use of comics in your classroom is not seen as just “for the boys.”
Eric Kallenborn
Josh Elder
Mark DaPonte
Meryl Jaffee
Michael Gianfrancesco
Ronell Whittaker
10/9/14
3:15PM – 4:00PM
1A01
Saving Indecent Comics
A Panel of Librarians will discuss book challenges and bans made against comics, including real-world examples from across the country.
Huyen Diep
Thomas Maluck
10/9/14
3:15PM – 4:00PM
1A05
Star Trek Equinox Panel/Exclusive Screening
John Savage (Deer Hunter-Firefly-Star Trek Voyager) will host and screen Star Trek Equinox and the Cast will field Questions and give away free NYCC Star Trek Plushies. Please join Robert Beltran (Star Trek Voyager-Night of the Comet), Cindy Picket (Ferris Bueller), Blanca Blanco (Showgirls 2-Star Trek), Matt Striker (WWE Superstar), Tommy DeNucci (Army of the Damed), Parris Mayhew (Cro-Mags), Pete Koller (Sick of it all) and Eric Nyenhuis (Walking Dead) in what Star Trek Alumni are the calling the NEXT BIG THING.
Cindy Pickett
Gary Lockwood
James Cawley
John Savage
Matt Striker
Pete Koller
10/9/14
3:15PM – 4:00PM
1A06
50 Years of Fandom! How Comics Took Over the World
In 1964, the first comic book focused convention was held in NYC. A publisher invited to that first Comic Con replied “What sort of damaged people would go to a Comic Con?” 50 years later, Comic Cons dominate the entertainment industry. Join our Panel of celebs and pros as they talk about their experiences and how comic Fans went from “Damaged People” to running a two trillion dollar industry. The Panel will be accompanied by images of the first Comic Cons and Cosplayers provided by Webble.
Geoff Boucher
Lee Kohse
Maggie Thompson
Michael Uslan
10/9/14
3:15PM – 4:00PM
1A14
VIZ Media Panel
Join VIZ Media as we pull back the curtain on your favorite manga and anime. Be the first to hear about upcoming releases, throw questions at our Staff and grab FREE MANGA while supplies last!
10/9/14
3:15PM – 4:00PM
1A24
DC Comics – Master Class: Art History
Class is in session as some of the greatest Artists in the industry take this Panel to school with an in-depth look at their creative process! DC Comics is proud to spotlight these talented individuals for this exclusive, all-access look at what it’s like drawing for DC!
Amanda Conner
Babs Tarr
David Finch
Larry Ganem
10/9/14
3:15PM – 4:15PM
Main Stage 1-D
Bob’s Burgers
You never know what to expect from the Cast and Producers of the Emmy® award winning animated series Bob’s Burgers. The hilarious Cast and Producers will entertain with never-before-seen footage followed by a Q&A Panel discussion.
Eugene Mirman
H. Jon Benjamin
John Roberts
Kristen Schaal
Larry Murphy
Loren Bouchard
10/9/14
3:30PM – 4:00PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Super Sprowtz
Children will be led through an action-packed curriculum of health and wellness broken down into four easy-to-remember stages: Mind, Heart, Body and Tummy! Our catchy music will have kids yelling “I want more broccoli!”, and our built-in games will teach the superheroes in training which super powers come from which veggies! It’s all about learning to stay healthy and making smart choices. Getting active has never been more fun with our hit dances, including “Burn (calories)” and “What’s Your Super Power?” – it’s a workout for even the adults!
10/9/14
4:00PM – 4:45PM
1A10
Hatsune Miku Panel Presented by Crypton Future Media
On the occasion of “Hatsune Miku Expo,” during which art exhibitions and live concerts featuring Hatsune Miku will be held for the first time in New York City, Japanese company Crypton Future Media will hold a Panel about their iconic Character. The talk will offer a behind-the-scenes glance at the event, look back on a thrilling year that saw Miku tour with Lady Gaga in the US and evoke upcoming events, like the release of Megurine Luka new software, and exciting projects in the United States.
Hiroyuki Itoh

10/9/14
4:00PM – 4:45PM
1A18
Lord of the Rings: The Music of Middle-earth
Join Academy Award-winning Composer Howard Shore and Author Doug Adams for an enlightening look at the music of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Shore’s intricate film scores are every bit as detailed and meaningful as J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved novels. Deepen your appreciation with a revealing discussion of the past, present and future of these modern masterpieces, in anticipation of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy In Concert, Lincoln Center, April 8-12, 2015.
Doug Adams
Howard Shore
10/9/14
4:00PM – 4:45PM
1A21
Transformers: Robots in Disguise
Hasbro invites Fans to join Special Guests from Hasbro Studios and voice talent from the new animated series, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, airing in early 2015, as they share details behind the making of the new series and a sneak peek of what’s to come, including reveals of new characters and more.
10/9/14
4:00PM – 4:45PM
1B03
Comics to Expand Your Brain: Educational Graphic Novels in Public and School Libraries
Apart from the moral values comics can provide, they are also great as educational tools in both public and school library settings. Here, Panelists will present several graphic novels that focus on Math, Science and historical events and discuss their values as reliable resources for expanding the brain of any reader willing to learn.
Alex Simmons
Chris Murray
John Shableski
John Weaver
Karla Ivarson
Tyler Rousseau
10/9/14
4:00PM – 5:00PM
Empire Stage 1-E
Skybound’s The Walking Dead
Dive into the world of the Eisner award-winning graphic novel The Walking Dead with Creator Robert Kirkman and Skybound Editorial Director Sean Mackiewicz. Panel will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Dalton Ross.
Dalton Ross
Robert Kirkman
Sean Mackiewicz

10/9/14
4:00PM – 5:00PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Drawing Workshop with John-Marc Grob
In our workshop, you’ll discover ways to sketch and form shapes, by taking these new skills you could create your very own creations. We will also have several drawing sheets, including “How to Draw Fish, Animals, Dinosaurs and Manga style.” Come join us and learn with John-Marc Grob, an Artist with 28 years of experience creating cartoons. His latest “FriendFish” will also be available for viewing! John-Marc has worked with Marvel, Disney and Warner Brothers.
John-Marc Grob

10/9/14
4:00PM – 6:00PM
Family HQ – 1C04
501st Legion: Empire City Garrison’s Blast-a-Trooper
Presented by 501st Legion: Empire City Garrison, Blast-a-Trooper is a charity fundraising event providing Fans the opportunity to ‘blast’ live Star Wars characters with Nerf blasters. Proceeds from donations will benefit Make-A-Wish. We encourage all attendees to participate. Remember every dollar helps put a smile on the face of a child. Come visit us – have a blast and most of all warm a heart.
10/9/14
4:15PM – 4:45PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Gustafer Yellowgold
Award-winning Songwriter and Cartoonist, Morgan Taylor, performs Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show, narrating the story of Gustafer, a friendly alien from the Sun and his new life in the lush woodlands of rural Minnesota. Morgan Taylor developed the “musical moving storybook” Gustafer Yellowgold experience as equal parts pop rock concert and hand-drawn cartoon movie. Join Gustafer and his new found friends and pets in his surprising Earthly adventures. Brought to NYCC in partnership with Symphony Space’s Just Kidding Series for families. More info: symphonyspace.org/justkidding
Morgan Taylor

10/9/14
4:15PM – 5:00PM
1A01
Teachers Making Educational Comics: Why Should the Pros Have All the Fun?
Are you dissatisfied with the educational comics available on the market? Think you can do better? Join veteran middle school Math Teacher and Solution Squad Creator Jim McClain, winner of the 2014 Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship, as he walks you step-by-step through the process by which you can make educational comics to suit your needs. He will break it down by financial cost as well as the investment of time required to make the comics that YOU want to use in the classroom.
Jim McClain

10/9/14
4:15PM – 5:00PM
1A05
Banned Horror Comics Walking Back from the Dead!
A fearful look at 1950s HORROR COMICS criticized by Dr. Fredric Wertham, reviled in Senate investigations, destroyed in public book burnings! These Pre-Code comics like dead zombies are again walking to get you! Craig “Haunted Horror/IDW/Yoe Books” Yoe, Greg “IDW President” Goldstein, Mike “Dark Horse” Richardson, Mike “The ‘Worst’ of Eerie Publications” Howlett and Carol “Wertham Debunker” Tilley explore EC and other publishers, the censoring Comics Code, the Golden Age of Horror Reprints and the TV/movies inspired by these scary comics!
Carol Tilley
Craig Yoe
Greg Goldstein
Mike Howlett
Mike Richardson

10/9/14
4:15PM – 5:00PM
1A06
World of Capcom
Come find out the latest updates on all the new Capcom games including Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Resident Evil Revelations 2, the newly remastered version of the 2002 GameCube remake of Resident Evil, Dead Rising 3 for PC, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy and Ultra Street Fighter IV. Plus, sneak peeks at all the latest, cool Capcom merchandise and maybe a surprise or two.
10/9/14
4:15PM – 5:00PM
1A14
Dark Horse Builds Characters
Original Creator-owned work has been a cornerstone of Dark Horse’s success since its earliest days. Join Publicity Director, Jeremy Atkins – along with Brian Wood and Andrea Mutti (Rebels), Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore (Leaving Megalopolis), Rafael Albuquerque (Ei8ht), Fred Van Lente and the team behind his new ongoing, Resurrectionists, the art team of Cameron Stewart and David Mack on the upcoming Fight Club 2, and more – to discuss some of the most exciting comics of 2014 and beyond!
Andrea Mutti
Brian Wood
Cameron Stewart
David Mack
Fred Van Lente
Gail Simone
Jeremy Atkins
Jim Calafiore
Rafael Albuquerque

10/9/14
4:15PM – 5:00PM
1A24
Spotlight on Kim Harrison
10 years. 13+ books. Readers don’t want to exit The Hollows, but #1 Bestselling Author Kim Harrison closes the door on the series with THE WITCH WITH NO NAME. Join an exclusive NYCC Panel dedicated to Harrison’s world, filled with living vampires, day-walking demons, trash-talking pixies, megalomaniac elves and so many other magical creatures. How does it feel to say goodbye after so long? What happens for Rachel Morgan – is her happily-ever-after really happy? And what about the Author herself – what is the next step in her journey?
James Killen
Kim Harrison
10/9/14
5:00PM – 5:30PM
Family HQ – 1C03
Super Sprowtz
Children will be led through an action-packed curriculum of health and wellness broken down into four easy-to-remember stages: Mind, Heart, Body and Tummy! Our catchy music will have kids yelling “I want more broccoli!”, and our built-in games will teach the superheroes in training which super powers come from which veggies! It’s all about learning to stay healthy and making smart choices. Getting active has never been more fun with our hit dances, including “Burn (calories)” and “What’s Your Super Power?” – it’s a workout for even the adults!
10/9/14
5:00PM – 5:45PM
1A10
TBS’s King of the Nerds
Come celebrate your favorite competition reality series, TBS’s King of the Nerds, with a sneak peek of season 3, premiering early next year. Join Executive Producers and Hosts Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong, Cosplayer Yaya Han and last season’s winner, Kayla LaFrance. Season two Contestant Xander Jeanneret will moderate the Panel as we discuss the new crop of competitors and the new challenges that await the nerd in us all.
Curtis Armstrong
Kayla LaFrance
Kristina Stafford
Robert Carradine
Xander Jeanneret
Yaya Han
10/9/14
5:00PM – 5:45PM
1A18
Diamond Select Toys: The Best of All Worlds
The DST team will attempt to cover every non-Minimates item they have coming up, from 7-inch action figures to electronic vehicles to vinyl banks. President Chuck Terceira, Product Manager Robert Yee and Sculptors Jean St. Jean and Eli Livingston will discuss Marvel Select, Clerks, Sin City, Godzilla, Batman, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, Universal Monsters, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Lost in Space and more! They’ll also hold a Q&A, a door prize drawing and maybe even announce a new toy line or two!
Chuck Terceira
Eli Livingston
Jean St. Jean
Robert Yee
Zach Oat

10/9/14
5:00PM – 5:45PM
1A21
Image Comics: I Is for Immersive
Comics can contain entire universes between their covers, and Panelists Kelly Sue DeConnick (PRETTY DEADLY), Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS), Jamie McKelvie (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), Brandon Montclare (ROCKET GIRL), Tim Seeley (REVIVAL) and Kyle Higgins (COWL) excel at creating worlds that you can simply fall into from page one, Panel one. Anything goes in comics, and now’s your chance to pick the brains of some of the most creative minds around.
Brandon Montclare
Jamie McKelvie
Jason Latour
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Kyle Higgins
Tim Seeley
10/9/14
5:00PM – 5:45PM
1B03
The SAGA Begins: A New Imprint from Simon & Schuster
SAGA PRESS, a new imprint, derives its name from the Norse goddess of storytelling. SAGA PRESS is an all-inclusive fantasy, science fiction and horror imprint publishing the best of speculative fiction from literary to commercial appeal. Launching in Spring 2015, SAGA will feature works by Ken Liu, Lee Kelly, Sam Munson and Nnedi Okorafor, among others, who will discuss their upcoming works and their contribution to the SAGA Press mission.
David Barr Kirtley
Joe Monti
Ken Liu
Lee Kelly
Navah Wolfe
Nnedi Okorafor
Sam Munson

10/9/14
5:15PM – 6:00PM
1A01
#WeNeedDiverse (Comic) Books – Diversity in Comics
The #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign reflects the need for representation of diversity in children and teen literature – kids need to see themselves in what they read and they also need to be exposed to realities different to their own. What is the current state of diversity in comics and how far has it come? How can the medium of comics further lend to diverse narratives and empathic readers? From Superman vs. the KKK to the arrival of Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan, find out more.
Amie Wright
Craig Anderson
Lucia Cederia Serantes

10/9/14
5:15PM – 6:00PM
1A05
IA Concert
A virtual diva carrying the genes of “Crystal Voice,” IA made her sensational debut in 2012 and her popularity skyrocketed with JIN’s Kagerou Project, the blockbuster multimedia installment later adopted to Mekakucity Actors. In March 2014, “3D – IA” was featured in the live concert performing with live Musicians including JIN and LIA, a mega hit Vocalist whose voice samples were used to create IA herself. We’ll world premiere this concert at NYCC 2014. https://www.facebook.com/IA.WORLD.PAGE
10/9/14
5:15PM – 6:00PM
1A06
“Extraterrestrial” Sneak Peek Panel Presentation with The Vicious Brothers
“Extraterrestrial” is a new sci-fi thriller written by Stuart Ortiz and Colin Minihan, aka The Vicious Brothers (Grave Encounters). “Extraterrestrial” tells the tale of a group of friends who have a terrifying alien encounter during a weekend trip in the woods. The Vicious Brothers and Stars Brittany Allen and Michael Ironside will share clips of the film and will be available for Q&A. IFC Midnight will be releasing “Extraterrestrial” on cable and digital VOD on October 17 and in theaters on November 21.
Brittany Allen
Colin Minihan
Michael Ironside
Stuart Ortiz
10/9/14
5:15PM – 6:00PM
1A14
Avatar Press & Max Brooks – Cutting Edge Comics
New York Times Bestselling Author, Max Brooks joins Avatar Press Publisher William Christensen and other top Writers to give the scoop on new projects and Creators joining the industry’s most ground-breaking, risk-taking publisher! Max Brooks hosts this Q&A panel and walk through the frightful world of Avatar Press comics! Want insight into the hottest titles from industry luminaries like Ennis, Brooks, & Moore? Find out what new terrors this rogue publisher will unleash in the months ahead!
Ariana Osborne
Jim Kuhoric
Max Brooks
Rich Johnston
William Christensen

10/9/14
5:15PM – 6:00PM
1A24
Todd McFarlane Builds AMC’s The Walking Dead and More!
Todd McFarlane (Spawn, Spider-man) returns to NYCC to show Fans his newest toy creation, the new revolutionary brick building sets based on television’s most watched drama, AMC’s The Walking Dead. Get the inside scoop from the man himself on designing figures and toys from one of the hottest television series ever! Light-up features, iconic environments and convincing sculpts. Available fall 2014 only at Toys “R” Us. But that’s not all…Todd is DYING to share secrets on toys, a new Spawn creative team and character return. Panel Attendees will receive an exclusive McFarlane Toys AMC’S The Walking Dead mini poster.
Todd McFarlane

10/9/14
5:15PM – 6:15PM
Empire Stage 1-E
Nickelodeon’s Legend of Korra: Book 4
Please join Executive Producer and Creator team Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender) as they provide a tantalizing glimpse behind the curtain of this ground-breaking animated series. Special Guests include Voice Actors Janet Varney (Korra), David Faustino (Mako) and P.J. Byrne (Bolin). Includes an exclusive screening of a never-before-seen episode from Korra’s final season. Moderated by Megan Casey, Vice President, Current Series, Nickelodeon Animation.
Bryan Konietzko
David Faustino
Janet Varney
Megan Casey
Mike DiMartino
P.J. Byrne
10/9/14
5:15PM – 6:45PM
Family HQ – 1C02
Design Your Own Cape with the Art Force Five
What color would your cape be? Would your cape’s logo be an animal, a letter or something else entirely? Come use colored tape and plastic sheets to make your own super cape and flaunt your super style. Kid-friendly.
10/9/14
6:00PM – 6:45PM
1A10
The Future of Weekly Shonen Jump
Shonen Jump Manga Artist Takeshi Obata (Death Note, Bakuman, All You Need Is Kill) and Weekly Shonen Jump Editors from the U.S. and Japan discuss what’s new and what’s next for the long-running manga anthology that launched best-selling series like Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Dragon Ball, Death Note, Bakuman and more! Co-presented by the Japan Foundation.
Takeshi Obata

10/9/14
6:00PM – 6:45PM
1A18
How to Survive in a Dystopian World
The world as we know it is gone. The government has collapsed, the environment is in ruin, and there is no cell phone service! What makes dystopian societies so popular? And would you survive the new world order? James Dashner (The Maze Runner), Margaret Stohl (Idols), Pierce Brown (Golden Son), Rachel Cohn (Emergent), Alex London (Proxy series), Maya Rock (Scripted) and Joshua David Bellin (Survival Colony 9) converse with Scott Westerfeld (Afterworlds) about surviving the Post-Apocalypse.
Alex London
James Dashner
Joshua David Bellin
Margaret Stohl
Maya Rock
Pierce Brown
Rachel Cohn
Scott Westerfeld
10/9/14
6:00PM – 6:45PM
1A21
ComiXology Submit: The Future of Self-Publishing
To date, comiXology Submit has released over 2,000 independent comic books, graphic novels and manga from celebrated indie Creators like Shannon Wheeler, Becky Cloonan and more. Join John D. Roberts (Director of comiXology Submit) along with Submit breakout successes Joshua Fialkov (The Bunker), Charles Forsman (Snake Oil), Bethany and Ruben Romero (The Agency) for a tell-all discussion on how you too can create, submit and reach the ranks of comiXology Submit stardom! Moderated by comiXology’s Chip Mosher.
Bethany Romero
Charles Forsman
Chip Mosher
John D. Roberts
Joshua Fialkov
Ruben Romero
10/9/14
6:00PM – 6:45PM
1B03
Lion Forge Presents: Deep Sea 7
Lion Forge, in partnership with Harmony Gold (Robotech), presents their first foray into animation, DEEP SEA 7. DS7 is an exciting animated action-adventure series set on the high seas in the not-too-distant future. We follow the adventures of Captain Wes Law and his crew of mercs as they battle pirates, mercs and engage in wild submarine battles. DS7 is a fun and thrilling futuristic journey of courage and heroism for all audiences.
Carl Reed

10/9/14
6:15PM – 7:00PM
1A01
Why Should I Let My Child Read Comics?
Every youth services and young adult librarian has met that adult who refuses to let a child or teen read comics. How do we change their minds and show them how fun and educational this type of literature can be? This Panel will discuss how comics are more widely accepted in other countries, the ways that comics are beneficial to reluctant readers or children with learning disabilities and which series can help encourage adults to accept the worth of comics for children.
Camina Raphael
Jessica Breitman
Jessikah Chautin
Josh Firer
Laura Giunta
Pamela Cora
10/9/14
6:15PM – 7:00PM
1A05
Introducing the Reading With Pictures App: Changing the Way Comics Are Used in the Classroom
Join Reading With Pictures Founder Josh Elder and Solution Squad Creator Jim McClain as they take you on a guided tour of the next generation of digital comics specially designed for classroom use! Featuring cutting edge storytelling techniques, new navigational schemes and advanced analytics to help teachers monitor student engagement, the Reading With Pictures app will change the way comics are used in the classroom!
Jim McClain
Josh Elder
10/9/14
6:15PM – 7:00PM
1A06
The Cast of BITTEN Takes New York

10/9/14
6:15PM – 7:00PM
1A14
IDW & Hasbro: Transformers, Ponies & More!
2014 has been a huge year for IDW and Hasbro! Join Senior Editor & Writer John Barber, with very Special Guests Amy Mebberson, Katie Cook, Sarah Stone, Mairghread Scott and Jim Zub for inside information on what’s happening with My Little Pony, Transformers, G.I. JOE, Dungeons & Dragons and more! Announcements, excitement, gossip, prizes and Q&A!
Amy Mebberson
Jim Zub
John Barber
Katie Cook
Mairghread Scott
Sarah Stone
10/9/14
6:15PM – 7:00PM
1A24
Mad about MAD
MAD, the country’s #1-selling humor magazine (in a field of one), is dumber than ever! Join MAD Magazine Editor John Ficarra and Art Director Sam Viviano for a ridiculous peek at what’s happening at the magazine, and an epically, moronic Q&A that’s bound to be, well, MAD! (Prizes will be awarded for most moronic questions!)
John Ficarra
Peter Kuper
Ryan Flanders
Sam Viviano
Tom Richmond

10/9/14
7:00PM – 7:45PM
1A10
New York TimesOUT and GeeksOUT Presents LGBT in Comics
Join the discussion of LGBT Characters and Creators in comics with some of the industry’s best. Join Moderator Jude Biersdorfer (NYTimes Book Review – Staff Editor) and Panelists Phil Jimenez (Wonder Woman), Kieron Gillen (Young Avengers), Jamie McKevlie (Young Avengers), Luciano Vecchio (Marvel Infinite Comics Ultimate Spider-Man) and Annie Mok (Screentests) as they dive into the subject of LGBT diversity. Bring your best questions for this amazing Panel and they will answer them live.
Annie Mok
Jamie McKelvie
Jude Biersdorfer
Kieron Gillen
Luciano Vecchio
Noelle Stevenson
Phil Jimenez

10/9/14
7:00PM – 7:45PM
1A18
Kotobukiya Fall/Winter Preview 2014
Get an exclusive look into the newest Kotobukiya products coming out soon and in development. Have a question or comment? The Q&A session is the perfect place to be heard! Want to win some free stuff? The now famous Lucky Draw will give you a chance to walk away with some awesome Kotobukiya collectible prizes!
Dan Lujan

10/9/14
7:00PM – 7:45PM
1B03
Twenty Years of “The Crow” with James O’Barr
Crow Creator James O’Barr will be attending NYCC for the first time. Join him for a Q&A about “The Crow,” which hit theaters 20 years ago, with a new Crow movie in production this year. A rare chance to ask questions and talk one on one with the Creator of a true American icon.
James O’Barr

10/9/14
7:00PM – 8:45PM
1A21
Irwin Hasen: The Eisner Award Presentation
Irwin Hasen at 96.5 years is “the little man who could.” A self taught Cartoonist, Writer, Actor and Entertainer, Irwin was there at the foundation of the comic book industry. His creations graced the pages of the earliest Timely, MLJ and DC Comics where he was perhaps best remembered for his work on the original Green Lantern, Wildcat and Justice Society of America. Irwin went on to produce DONDI for the Tribune Syndicate. It ran in the Daily News for 30 years.
Danny Fingeroth
Michael Uslan
Paul Levitz

10/9/14
7:15PM – 8:00PM
1A01
How to Succeed in Self-Publishing
Pretty much anyone can self publish these days. My grandma could essentially write a book, or draw a comic book, and get herself on Amazon (and she’s legally blind). But just because she could make her book available for sale, doesn’t mean that she would be successful and able to have a self-sustaining business. If you want to know what to do, and more importantly, what not to do in order to increase the likelihood of you “making it” as a Self Publisher, then you need to attend this Panel.
Adam McGovern
Anthony Del Col
Molly Knox Ostertag
Morgan Rosenblum
Scott Rogowsky

10/9/14
7:15PM – 8:00PM
1A05
60 Years of Godzilla
A panel celebrating six decades of one of the biggest pop culture icons of all time, Godzilla. From his atomic inception in 1954 to the brand new film from Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures, Godzilla is beloved by Fans and recognized by people the world over. Come and join us as we discuss the past, present, and future of Japan’s biggest Mon-Star!
Bob Eggleton
Chris Oglio
John DeSentis

10/9/14
7:15PM – 8:00PM
1A06
Firefly Online: Bringing Back the Verse
Join Quantum Mechanix as we share a demonstration of the only officially-licensed Firefly video game, Firefly Online (FFO). FFO is a multi-user strategic roleplaying game set in the universe of Joss Whedon’s beloved TV show, Firefly. We’ll bring The Verse to life by showcasing how to get yourself a ship, hire a ragtag crew and do whatever it takes to survive in The Black! This will also be the first opportunity to see a live demo of The Cortex, the new online community for FFO players. After our demonstration, we’ll have an open floor Q&A.
Andrea Romano
Andy Gore
Dave Wesley
John O’Neill
10/9/14
7:15PM – 8:00PM
1A14
So Where Do You Get Your Ideas? And What Do You Do with Them?
Experienced Writers know that getting ideas isn’t the problem; it’s developing them into stories that make us thrill, laugh and cry. Some of it’s instinct and some of it is technique. Some of the best in the business describe how they shape their materials to make the comics you love every month. With Brian K. Vaughan, Scott Snyder, Noelle Stevenson, Becky Cloonan and more. Moderated by Heidi MacDonald (The Beat, Publishers Weekly)
Amber Benson
Becky Cloonan
Brian K. Vaughan
Scott Snyder
10/9/14
7:15PM – 8:00PM
1A24
Bleeding Cool – The Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘N’ Roll of Comics Revealed
Bleeding Cool head Writer and gossip-monger Rich Johnston and Editor-in-Chief Hannah Means-Shannon, joined by media Guests descend on New York, to gossip about the secrets of the comics industry that never quite made the press releases and the biggest controversies of the past year.
Hannah Means Shannon
Rich Johnston
10/9/14
8:00PM – 8:45PM
1A18
Geeks of Color Go Pro: Working in the Industry
How can fans of color become successful Creators? Experienced pros in TV, publishing, comic books, gaming, and pop culture journalism offer their advice. With LeSean Thomas (BLACK DYNAMITE: THE ANIMATED SERIES; THE LEGEND OF KORRA; THE BOONDOCKS), Tracey J. John (MTV.com; Gameloft), Alice Meichi Li (Dark Horse), Daniel José Older (Author, HALF-RESSURECTION BLUES); Jennifer Cruté (Author, JENNIFER’S JOURNAL) & I. W. Gregorio (Author, #WeNeedDiverseBooks). Moderated by Diana Pho (Editor, Tor Books).
Alice Meichi Li
Daniel Jose Older
Diana Pho
I. W. Gregorio
Jennifer Cruté
LeSean Thomas
Tracey J. John

10/9/14
8:00PM – 8:45PM
1B03
Sketch Fighter
Comic book Professionals are paired up with stand-up Comedians in the ultimate drawing showdown. These Artists may be the best in their field when it comes to monthly deadlines, but how will they do at sketching in 60 seconds or less? Or guessing what the comics are drawing? All art from the game will be auctioned off, with the proceeds going to the HERO INITIATIVE. The pads will also include a finished, not rushed drawing by each of the Artists, completed prior to the start of the game.
Asterios Kokkinos
Ed Greer
Tom Franck

10/9/14
8:15PM – 9:00PM
1A01
Pop Culture Academy: How Video Games & Comic Books Shape Education
You probably know more about Batman than you do Einstein. Comic books, video games, movies and technology are a part of our lives and every day they become more engrained in our routines. There is a lingering fear that these distractions will take us away from reality and actual learning but all of these pop culture creations can be used as tools to inform, educate and entertain.
Jake Roper
Jamin Warren
Kevin Lieber
Nicole Emanuele
Vanessa Hill

10/9/14
8:15PM – 9:00PM
1A05
Space Adventure Cobra
Seeking reprieve from an ordinary 9-5 existence, office worker Johnson visits the TM Corporation, a company that sells virtual dreams. In Johnson’s dream, he’s the notorious space pirate Cobra! Accompanied by his android partner Lady Armaroid, Cobra fights the lowlife scum of the Pirate Guild by day and saves sultry sirens of space by night. After the journey is over, events unfold that bring reality into focus. His experience wasn’t a dream at all – it was the reawakening of his buried past!
10/9/14
8:15PM – 9:00PM
1A06
Z-Nation

10/9/14
8:15PM – 9:00PM
1A14
Lady Death 20th Anniversary: How You Can Create & Publish Iconic Characters
Brian Pulido’s Lady Death celebrates 20 years in print this year. How does Pulido do it? Learn tips of the trade from one of the most successful independent Comics Creators of the last two decades & get the inside scoop on Lady Death & Pulido’s future plans.
Brian Pulido

10/9/14
8:30PM – 10:30PM
Main Stage 1-D
WB Preview Night Screenings: The Pilot Episode of Constantine and the Season Two Premiere of The 100
New York Comic Con and Warner Bros. Television continue our annual Preview Night tradition, with screenings of the pilot episode of the highly anticipated new series Constantine plus the season two premiere episode of The 100. Based on the popular Hellblazer series from DC Comics, Constantine premieres Friday, October 24 at 10/9c on NBC. The post-apocalyptic sci-fi survival series The 100 returns Wednesday, October 22 at 9/8c on The CW.

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Yes! - but a better question might be: Does Learning To Do Anything Well Take Hard Work? I'm often asked: If I take your classes at svslearn.com will I be able to illustrate a children's book, comic book, ebook, etc? There's no way to answer that question unless I want to be a complete sell out and say, "But of course...all you need to do is pay me your money and the world we be opened unto you!"


Unfortunately what you are subconsciously asking is can I be good at something without working hard? We all think we want that. I thought I wanted to be good at playing the guitar without working many hours to learn it so I could impress people and myself with an ability I did NOTHING to gain. But doesn't that beg the question: How can you impress yourself or anyone else without having gone through the hard work and sacrifice of learning? - AND - if you could magically attain such a level would it be rewarding? Wouldn't everyone be magically amazing at everything? If everyone was amazing at everything than would being amazing be average?

I've seen a lot of people try a creative endeavor like illustration only to quit after a year or two because they realized how hard it was going to be to reach a pro level. Then they pick up something else and try their hand at it only to realize that it's just as hard to achieve greatness. The truth is that if you love doing something it's going to take many years of hard work and practice to attain a high enough level to impress people and get noticed online.


Take a look at my first painting and my second one. I rendered the second one when I was age 10. I remember this because my grandfather gave me an oil painting set on my tenth birthday. I was so excited I started painting right away. The first (digital) painting was finished last night. There is a 38 year span between the two. There was no magic or sorcery in between these two paintings but there have been many years and many paintings that led to my ability now and many dedicated teachers and peers that have given me valuable instructions and pointers. Many of you know that I almost got kicked out of my University illustration program. My desire to create great art far exceeded my ability but with hard work and determination I was able to make progress along the way.


There were many times where doubt crept in and made me want to quit but I beat back those urges and pushed through the hard times. I'm at a place right now that I wouldn't trade for money. When you reach a level where you can compete nationally or internationally I promise you will look back and thank yourself for not quitting. This is not to say that you shouldn't make lane changes but that no matter what lane you switch to you will have to start from scratch and work really hard to get really good. Learning is hard work but worth every minute!

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