Somewhere between the chaotic wall-to-wall obstacle course that is Comic-Con International in San Diego and the transcendent tranquility of MorrisonCon in Las Vegas, Reed Exhibitions' New York Comic Con
is one of the United States' most trafficked events for comic books, film, television, games, and all sorts of awesome things of a similar nature. The number of discussion panels, parties, contests and other events can seem overwhelming, so ComicsAlliance is here to help you navigate the weekend
with a handy guide on the panels and events you don't want to miss in our guide to events on Saturday, October 13.11:00 am - 12:00 pm The Image Comics Experience
Speaker: Eric Stephenson
Image Comics brings together some of the most exciting rising stars in comics today and established creators alike to talk about the past, present, and future of Image Comics. Join Publisher Eric Stephenson to experience a lively conversation with surprise guests, and be among the first to hear some big announcements!
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Creepy and Eerie REBORN and UNDEAD
Speakers: Ben Braun, Charlie Braun, Dan Braun, Josh Braun
Are you ready to experience the creepiest of the Creepy? Join an evil assemblage of ghoulish creators as we discuss the new upcoming Chris Columbus Creepy feature film and the original Warren Creepy and Eerie Magazines relaunched at Dark Horse in hardcover archival editions, new comic books and artist compilation formats.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Vertical, Inc. Presents: Moyoco Anno
Speaker: Moyoco Anno
Moyoco Anno is the manga creator behind Sakuran, Sugar Sugar Rune, Hataraki Man, Happy Mania, Flowers & Bees, and many, many more best-selling Japanese comics. Meet her, learn about her career, and hear what's next for one of Japan's most celebrated creators in this special Q&A presented by Vertical, Inc.
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm ComiXology Open Discussion: Everything Digital!
Speakers: David Steinberger, John D. Roberts
With over 75 million comics and graphic novels downloaded since its debut, comiXology has revolutionized how people read and buy comic books. Recently hailed by the New York Times as the "iTunes of comics", here is your opportunity to discover what's next and ask your burning questions! Join comiXology co-founders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts for an open discussion on... everything digital. All topics are game! Don't miss out!
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm DC COMICS – THE NEW 52
Speakers: Aaron Kuder, Adam Glass, Bernard Chang, Bob Harras, Bobbie Chase, Howard Mackie, Jeff Lemire, Jimmy Palmiotti, John Cunningham, Joshua Fialkov, Justin Gray, Paul Levitz
DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 and THE NEW 52: Wave 2 were the most talked about industry-shattering events in the comic book industry! And now with Zero month, we're not done making news by a long shot! Come by and be a part of history as we discuss what's coming next in this exciting time for DC Entertainment with Bernard Chang (Demon Knights), Joshua Fialkov (I, Vampire), Adam Glass (Suicide Squad), Justin Gray (All-Star Western), Aaron Kuder (Green Lantern: New Guardians), Jeff Lemire (Animal Man, Justice League Dark), Paul Levitz (Legion of Super-Heroes), Scott Lobdell (Superman), Howard Mackie (Ravagers), Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western) and more.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm The Top Cow Universe's New Era
Speakers: David Hine, Jeremy Haun, Matt Hawkins, Tim Seeley
Are you interested in writing or drawing comic books? Then YOU need to come to the Top Cow panel where the Image imprint's top talent will tell you about what it's like to create comics like Cyber Force, The Darkness, Witchblade, Think Tank and more! Get a first look at new art! Find out what's going on with The Darkness movie in development! And get the latest on the Top Cow Talent Hunt, in which TWO lucky writers and TWO lucky artists will get jobs. All attendees will also get an awesome exclusive!
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Marvel NOW!: The Avengers
Speakers: Arune Singh, Axel Alonso, Dennis Hopeless, Jonathan Hickman, Rick Remender, Tom Brevoort
What's in store for the Earth's Mightiest Heroes? How will Marvel NOW! change the lives of the Avengers? Join Axel Alonso (Editor in Chief), Tom Brevoort (SVP Executive Editor), Rick Remender (Uncanny Avengers), Jonathan Hickman (Avengers), Dennis Hopeless (Avengers Arena) and Arune Singh (Director of Communications) for the skinny on Uncanny Avengers and much more!
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Stan Lee's World of Heroes
Speakers: Peter David, Stan Lee
The legendary Stan Lee talks about World of Heroes, his YouTube channel built around heroes, villains and the fans who love them. In this epic panel, Stan, Peter David (The Hulk) and other special guests showcase new shows launching, debut new episodes, answer questions from fans, and provide a few Stan Lee surprises.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Vertigo – Fables: 10th Anniversary!
Speakers: Andrew Pepoy, Bill Willingham, John Cunningham, Matt Sturges, Phil Jimenez, Sean E. Williams, Shelly Bond
Come join in the party as Fables celebrates its 10th anniversary at New York Comic Con! Join Bill Willingham, creator of the multi-Eisner Award winning series Fables and Fairest, Group Editor Shelly Bond, Phil Jimenez (Fairest), Matt Sturges (Fairest) and others as they look back on 10 years of the amazing journey that is Fables, plus an in depth look into what the future holds! Don't miss this panel that is truly legendary.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Gay Marriage in Comics: Revolutionary or a Step Backwards?
Speakers: Chance Whitmire, Dan Parent, Joan Hilty, Paul Kupperberg, Phil Jimenez
The comics event of 2012 was Northstar's marriage to his boyfriend Kyle, on the heels Kevin Keller's marriage in "Life With Archie." Does this represent a breakthrough or has it been a way to make the comics world's most prominent LGBT characters "acceptable" to the mainstream audience? Join moderator Chance Whitmire (Fanboys of the Universe) and panelists Phil Jimenez (Astonishing X-Men), Dan Parent (Kevin Keller), Paul Kupperberg (Life With Archie) and Joan Hilty (Bitter Girl, former DC Comics Editor).
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Kickstarter and Indie Comics!
Speakers: Ananth Panagariya, Becky Dreistadt, Cindy Au, Evan Dahm, George Rohac, KC Green
Join Kickstarter and the artists of Benign Kingdom as we discuss what goes into making a successful comics project. We'll cover the ins and outs of putting a Kickstarter together, best practices when it comes to structuring your project, how to craft thoughtful rewards and the importance of engaging your community and building lasting relationships.
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm The Writers' Room
Speakers: Brian K. Vaughan, Grant Morrison, Jonathan Hickman
Some of comics' best writers will talk about the challenges, triumphs, and idiosyncrasies of the comics creative process. Find out how comics like Happy!, Saga, and The Manhattan Projects are conceived, written, and brought to the printed page from the writers who knew them from "PAGE ONE, PANEL ONE."
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm Hip-Hop and Comics: Cultures Combining
Speakers: Adam "Illus" Wallenta, Darryl DMC McDaniels, Eric Orr, Jean Grae, Johnny "Juice" Rosado, Kagan McLeod, Patrick A. Reed, Pete Rock, Ron Wilson, Ronald Wimberly
Since its earliest days in the South Bronx, Hip-Hop culture has been linked to comic books – graffiti and album covers utilize superhero imagery, rappers adopt secret identities and grandiose aliases, artists use the vocabulary of comics to help forge a new urban culture. Comics creators have responded in kind, using the elements of Hip-Hop to give grounding to street-level storytelling, incorporating graffiti techniques into logo design and art styles, and using rap lyrics for context and content.
Both forms thrive on excitement and energy, have achieved worldwide influence and inspire passionate fanbases. Here, Patrick Reed, editor of Depth of Field Magazine, brings together musical innovators (including Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels of RUN-DMC, Public Enemy DJ Johnny "Juice" Rosado, revered underground MC Jean Grae and legendary producer Pete Rock), visual artists (including acclaimed comic creators Ron Wilson and Adam Wallenta, and celebrated painter/graphic designer Eric Orr) and other special guests from the comic and music industries to celebrate the possibilities inherent in combining the worlds of Hip-Hop and comics, discuss how the forms have intersected over the last four decades and look ahead toward the future.
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm Hellboy in Hell: The Official Panel!
Speakers: James Harren, Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, Tyler Crook
18 years after the first Hellboy story ran in the pages of Dark Horse Presents, Mike Mignola's beloved demon is returning to where he came from with his most anticipated series yet! Join Mignola and his longtime editor Scott Allie, for a glimpse of what's to come in this exciting new series!
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Marvel NOW!: Cup o' Joe
Speakers: Axel Alonso, C.B. Cebulski, Jeph Loeb, Joe Quesada, Steve Wacker
This is it, Mighty Marvel fans – the no-holds-barred, anything goes, full of surprises panel you wait all year for! Marvel's Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada takes on all questions, shocks the audience with jaw-dropping announcements, and keeps you guessing along with guests including Jeph Loeb (EVP Television), Axel Alonso (Editor in Chief), C.B. Cebulski (SVP of Creator & Content Development), Senior Editor Steve Wacker and perhaps a special guest or two! You never know who will show up but you better be here, because this is the panel that everyone will be talking about!
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm The Art Of Fiction, Fantasy and Fetish
Location: Unbound Stage
Speakers: Brom, Richard Kadrey
Richard Kadrey, author of the bestselling Sandman Slim novels (including Devil Said Bang), is a renowned fetish photographer. Brom, who has penned some of modern literature's most twisted retellings of folklore (The Child Thief, Krampus), is also a gifted and celebrated fantasy artist. Both are extremely nice guys, and are looking forward to talking with New York Comic Con attendees about the creative processes behind their darkly genius works of fiction and artistic flights of fancy, and how the visual can often be a powerful catalyst for the literal.
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Archaia Presents: Hawken, Cyborg 009, and Space: 1999: Aftershock and Awe-Transmedia in Graphic Novel Publishing
Speakers: Andrew E. C. Gaska, F. J. DeSanto, Joe LeFavi, Khang Le, Marcus To
In this information-filled panel moderated by transmedia specialist Joe LeFavi, fans will be treated to exclusive announcements, images, and videos on three sci-fi properties poised for a transmedia explosion, with Archaia's upcoming graphic novels providing a cornerstone in each campaign. Hawken is an upcoming, free-to-play mech first-person-shooter game from developer Adhesive Games' and publisher Meteor Entertainment. In March, Archaia will debut the original hardcover graphic novel which will serve as a prequel to the storyline in the game, and will feature the talents of Khang Le (Flight), Francisco Ruiz Velasco (Inhumans), Nathan Fox (DMZ), Moritat (Elephantmen), Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin), and more.
Archaia Publisher Mike Kennedy will also be on hand to provide additional insight into the development of the graphic novel. Cyborg 009 was created by the legendary Shotaro Ishimori (Power Rangers, Kikaider) and is considered one of the most influential manga series of all time. As part of a new resurgence of original Cyborg 009 material, including a brand-new animated feature film being released in Japan this fall, Archaia will publish an all-new, original hardcover graphic novel that reimagines the classic story from a modern, Western aesthetic, featuring a story written by F. J. DeSanto (The Spirit) and Bradley Cramp (Invertigo) and artwork by Marcus To (Red Robin). Never-before-seen preview art will be showcased at the panel. Space: 1999 – Aftershock and Awe is the first of a series of hardcover graphic novels based on the late 1970s science-fiction TV series starring Martin Landau and Barbara Bain. Author Andrew E. C. Gaska (Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes, Critical Millennium: The Dark Frontier) and artists David Hueso (GI. Joe: Storm Shadow), Gray Morrow, and Miki team up to reignite this classic property about the inhabitants stranded on a moonbase after a disaster sends the moon hurtling out of Earth's orbit and into space.