New York Comic/Metaverse FULL weekend schedule is here!
This years New York Comic, much like others this year, will take place virtually via NYCC's YouTube page. The best part? Panels streaming to the YouTube page will be for FREE!
New York Comic Con x MCM Comic Con's Metaverse will take place on October 8, 2020 through October 11th, 2020 and will featured guests from your favorite fandoms to talk about their career experience and even answer your questions!
Below is NYCC's entire weekend schedule for your viewing pleasure. Make sure to bookmark this page and check back for updates or visit: https://www.findthemetaverse.com/schedule
Comics 12:00 PM EDT 30 minutes DC Justice League - Endless Winter Andy Lanning and Ron Marz, the cool writing team behind DC’s next classic, JUSTICE LEAGUE: ENDLESS WINTER, are joined with DC Group Editor Alex Carr, in a chilling tease of what’s to come with this mega-event! Brrr-ing it on!
Film/TV 12:00 PM EDT 1 hour Star Trek Universe | Exclusive Conversations with Casts of Star Trek: Lower Decks & Star Trek: Discovery + Surprise Guests The beloved panel returns to New York Comic-Con with a special virtual edition, featuring exclusive back-to-back conversations with casts and producers from the Star Trek Universe on CBS All Access, alongside a few special surprise guests. Join the creator of STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, Mike McMahan, and series voice cast for a special edition of CBS All Access’ official Star Trek after-show, The Ready Room, as they dive into the season one finale with host Wil Wheaton. Voice cast appearing include Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Eugene Cordero, Noël Wells, Dawnn Lewis, Jerry O’Connell, Fred Tatasciore, and Gillian Vigman. Be the first to learn the latest about STAR TREK: DISCOVERY before season three premieres on Thursday, October 15, exclusively on CBS All Access. Join series stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, and Wilson Cruz; new cast members David Ajala, Blu del Barrio and Ian Alexander; and series co-showrunners and executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise, for an exclusive conversation on what’s in store for the U.S.S. Discovery crew. Moderated by Sarah Rodman of Entertainment Weekly.
Comics 12:00 PM EDT 8 hours You Can Make A Difference! 10th Annual NYCC Charity Art Auction Please join us for the 10th Annual NYCC Charity Art Auction to benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital! St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Included in that vision is that no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay. Your participation in this event will help support lifesaving research and treatment for the children of St. Jude. Come down and bid with other art enthusiasts for the chance to own a piece of original art from some of your favorite creators, all for a good cause! Over 150 creators are generously donating original art for the NYCC x MCM Metaverse charity art auction this year. See a full list of creators and other details of the auction here! Check back frequently as more art will be added as we get closer to the show.
Comics 12:35 PM EDT 30 minutes Women of Marvel Today, telling stories for Marvel means stepping into a long lineage of characters and a vast web of backstories. What’s it like to take on that challenge as a creator? This year, as part of New York Comic Con Metaverse, Women of Marvel invites some of Marvel’s celebrated storytellers into a virtual panel to talk about how they stay true to their creative style while continuing the stories of comic book characters so many people know and love.
Film/TV 1:05 PM EDT 30 minutes Inside the World of Wolfwalkers from Apple TV+ Join directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart for a deeper look at Wolfwalkers, a new Apple Original Film. Alongside Cartoon Saloon’s Maria Pareja (production designer), Sandra Andersen (character designer), and Mark Mullery (assistant director), they’ll offer insights into the creative process and answer questions directly from fans. From Cartoon Saloon, the Oscar®-nominated animation studio behind The Secret of Kells and co-produced with Mélusine Productions, comes a magical tale of an unlikely friendship between two girls in 17th-century Ireland. A young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe (voiced by Honor Kneafsey), and her father, Bill (Game of Thrones’ Sean Bean), journey to Ireland to help wipe out the last wolf pack. But everything changes when Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl named Mebh (Eva Whittaker) from a mysterious tribe rumored to transform into wolves by night. Coming Soon to Apple TV+.
Comics 1:10 PM EDT 30 minutes MARVEL | X of Swords This fall, ten X-Men will rise, swords in hand, to defend the new mutant nation of Krakoa from mysterious new enemies in X OF SWORDS!! Join host Angelique Roche and an X-traordinary lineup of the finest creators weaving this bold new tale including Marvel Editor Jordan D. White, Tini Howard, Gerry Duggan, Benjamin Percy and Vita Ayala! Guaranteed to bring you unbelievable revelations, memorable new characters, and breathtaking battles, this is the story you’ve been waiting for X-Fans!
Film/TV 1:40 PM EDT 30 minutes Doctor Who Spotlight | BBC America BBC America, in partnership with HBO Max is excited to bring together a new spotlight on Doctor Who and the series' return to New York Comic Con with the Doctor herself, Jodie Whittaker, companion Yaz, played by Mandip Gill, and Graham O’Brien, played by Bradley Walsh. Together with moderator Melanie McFarland, TV Critic for Salon.com, they will look back at their epic past two series in the TARDIS, which have been packed with shocking twists, turns and surprises and discuss their favorite moments to date. Love Doctor Who? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
ComicsFilm/TVLiterary 1:45 PM EDT 30 minutes X-Men | The Art and Making of the Animated Series Meet the creative team behind one of the most celebrated, revolutionary animated TV shows of all time as they discuss their new book, X-Men: The Art and Making of the Animated Series, by Eric Lewald (series showrunner) and Julia Lewald (series writer). The Lewalds are joined by other celebrated creators who helped make X-Men: The Animated Series, including Larry Houston (series producer/director), Rick Hoberg (series artist), Stephanie Graziano (production), and Sven Larsen (VP, Licensed Publishing for Marvel). Panelists will discuss what it’s like to develop, pitch, design, write, draw, direct, and produce a hit animated series, while showcasing never-before-seen production and promotional materials from the art book. UK fans get the book here! US fans get the book here!
Film/TV 2:15 PM EDT 45 minutes Amazon Prime Video Presents - Truth Seekers Join executive producer and series star Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz), along with co-stars Samson Kayo (Timewasters), Emma D’Arcy (Hanna), Susan Wokoma (Year of the Rabbit), and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), as they discuss the making of this hilarious eight-episode supernatural horror comedy series about a team of part-time paranormal investigators, who team up to uncover and film ghost sightings across the UK, sharing their adventures on an online channel for all to see. Discussion and Q&A moderated by IGN’s Terri Schwartz.
Film/TV 2:20 PM EDT 45 minutes Serial Box | Marvel's Black Panther - Sins of the King Step into Wakanda with Emmy-nominated William Jackson Harper and the award-winning writing team for Marvel’s Black Panther: Sins of the King, from Serial Box. Get an inside look into the upcoming immersive e-book and audiobook series and be the first to hear an exclusive audio excerpt from William Jackson Harper (The Good Place), who will be narrating the series. Go to Serial Box to read the first episode of Marvel’s Black Panther: Sins of the King.
Film/TV 3:05 PM EDT 45 minutes Amazon Prime Video Presents - Utopia A twisted, eight-episode thriller about a group of young comic fans who discover the conspiracy in a graphic novel is real, and embark on a high-stakes adventure to save humanity from the end of the world. Join writer and executive producer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) and series stars John Cusack (High Fidelity), Rainn Wilson (The Office), Sasha Lane (American Honey),Ashleigh LaThrop (Fifty Shades Freed), Dan Byrd (Cougar Town), Desmin Borges (You’re The Worst), and Cory Michael Smith (Gotham) for a Q&A moderated by Variety’s Danielle Turchiano. Like Utopia? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Comics 3:10 PM EDT 30 minutes Blade Runner | The Next Generation - 2019 Comic Return to the world of Blade Runner for a second year with Titan's bestselling comic series! Hear from the co-writer Mike Johnson (Star Trek) and director of Alcon publishing Jeff Connor, along with editor David Leach. Listen in as they discuss translating this critically acclaimed world to the comic platform for modern day readers, meanwhile expanding the canon of this beloved franchise for old and new fans alike.
Comics 3:45 PM EDT 30 minutes The Adventure Zone Graphic Novel - The Crystal Kingdom They've done it again! The co-creators of The Adventure Zone have THREE #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novels—The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins, The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!, and now The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal. And if you haven't read them yet, now's the time to catch up, because co-authors Clint McElroy, Justin McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Travis McElroy, and co-adaptor and illustrator Carey Pietsch are coming together to discuss each of these books, the process of adapting a podcast into a graphic novel, and to share an exclusive sneak peek of The Adventure Zone: The Crystal Kingdom (you heard that right! There will be a fourth book!) coming in 2021 from First Second. This conversation will be moderated by Erika Ishii (Destiny 2). Read more about why you should get into The Adventure Zone here! Love the McElroy Family? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Film/TV 3:55 PM EDT 15 minutes IMDb TV Presents - Alex Rider Join author and executive producer Anthony Horowitz (Foyle’s War) and series star Otto Farrant (Salmon Fishing in Yemen) for a Q&A discussion as they preview this coming of age spy-thriller series, based on the best-selling, global phenomenon book franchise, prior to its November 13th premiere on IMDb TV, Amazon’s free streaming service. The series follows a London based teenager named Alex Rider, who has unknowingly been trained since childhood for the dangerous world of espionage, and now finds himself reluctantly working undercover to investigate his uncle’s death in a remote boarding school called Point Blanc.
Film/TV 4:15 PM EDT 30 minutes Amazon Prime Video Presents -The Boys Join The Boys’ cast and Showrunner as they answer fans’ burning questions and tease what’s to come in advance of the shocking finale of the critically-acclaimed second season. Based on The New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. The even more intense and insane Season Two, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. Read more about The Boys season 2 here! Love The Boys? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Comics 4:20 PM EDT 30 minutes IDW Presents - The World of Locke & Key Unlock what’s next in the world of Locke & Key, now a hit Netflix original series! Join New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Full Throttle, NOS4A2, Dying is Easy) and legendary artist Gabriel Rodríguez in conversation with series editor Chris Ryall, as they welcome you back to Keyhouse. Be the first to hear more about the next wave of comics and graphic novels in the Locke & Key franchise! Get the books here!
Film/TV 4:50 PM EDT 15 minutes Amazon Prime Video Presents - Invincible Join creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) live as he teases what fans can anticipate from this upcoming adult animated series, based on his iconic comic book by the same name, which revolves around 17-year old Mark Grayson, who’s just like every other guy his age – except his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man
Comics 4:55 PM EDT 30 minutes Live with Tenacious D! | The Post-Apocalypto Graphic Novel Spotlight Join Jack Black and Kyle Gass for a LIVE New York Comic Con celebration of their new book, Post-Apocalypto: The Graphic Novel from Fantagraphics! Post-Apocalypto finds Tenacious D thrust into a world of complete and utter destruction following the drop of an atomic bomb. Surviving the attack in classic cinematic fashion (a good old imperishable 1950s refrigerator), the duo quickly learn that new forms of evil have spawned from the blast. One thing becomes apparent - for humanity to prevail, Tenacious D must save the world. With unimaginable twists and turns, an insane visit to the White House, a time machine, a space adventure, and the help of some tried-and-true daddy issues, Post-Apocalypto is as hilarious as it is political, and as brilliant and multi-faceted as its incredible creators. Pick up a signed copy of Post-Apocalypto: The Graphic Novel here! Love Tenacious D? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Literary 5:30 PM EDT 30 minutes The Great Disaster Hits! Polygon Discovers the Secrets of Star Wars - The High Republic Join the story architects of Star Wars: The High Republic as they introduce the heroes of a brand new saga, set centuries before the Skywalker saga, and reveal details of the central event that forever changes the galaxy far, far, away. Moderated by Polygon's comics editor, Susana Polo, the panel features writers Claudia Gray, Charles Soule, Justina Ireland, Daniel José Older, and Cavan Scott, along with Lucasfilm Publishing executive editor Jennifer Heddle and creative director Michael Siglain. Get the books here!
Film/TV 5:45 PM EDT 30 minutes Marvel vs. DC | Russo Brothers & Kevin Smith Talk Superheroes & Quibi’s Slugfest Slugfest EPs Joe and Anthony Russo and legends from DC and Marvel reflect on the complex and storied relationship between the two comic book powerhouses. See exclusive content from this upcoming Quibi docuseries and a live chat with the panelists. Moderated by filmmaker, actor, comedian, author, podcaster, and lifelong comic book fan Kevin Smith.
Comics 6:05 PM EDT 30 minutes The Sound of "The Sandman" with Neil Gaiman and Friends - Presented by Audible and DC In celebration of the first-ever audio adaptation of “The Sandman” — based on the bestselling DC graphic novel series that rewrote all the rules — Audible will bring together master storyteller Neil Gaiman, aural auteur Dirk Maggs, and other special guests to reveal the creative process behind this groundbreaking audio production. Panelists will discuss how the source material, including the detailed notes for illustrators in Gaiman’s original manuscripts, was painstakingly taken off the page and brought to life in a fully-immersive listening experience featuring a 68-member, all-star cast led by James McAvoy, cinematic soundscape, and original music score. Get the audio book on Audible here! Love The Sandman? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Film/TV 6:20 PM EDT 30 minutes TNT’s Snowpiercer Season 2 First Look Snowpiercer stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Sean Bean, Rowan Blanchard, and showrunner Graeme Manson reveal exclusive details and a sneak peek at Season 2.
Film/TV 6:40 PM EDT 30 minutes TV Guide presents - Rise of the Black Black Superheroes | Are Black Women Finally Flying High on TV? Black women are at last taking up space in superhero shows -- space that was previously mostly male and almost always white. TV Guide editor Keisha Hatchett, a contributor to TV Guide's package "Rise of the Black superheroes" moderates a conversation with influential Black women changing the face of superhero shows: writer/producer Aida Croal; journalist and geek influencer Karama Horne a.k.a.- theblerdgurl; actor/stuntwoman Carrie Bernans; and Emmy-winning director/producer Neema Barnette.
Gaming 6:55 PM EDT 30 minutes Fall Guys - Becoming #1 on Twitch & Beyond Fall Guys came out of nowhere to take over Twitch and social media with its cheery, Wipe Out-inspired take on battle royale. Polygon’s Brian David Gilbert interviews creators from Mediatonic to find out more about where Fall Guys came from, what they learned from having so many players at once, and what comes next. Love video games? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Film/TV 7:15 PM EDT 30 minutes Hulu’s Woke | In Conversation with Cast and Executive Producers of Timely New Show Join the Cast and Executive Producers from the hit Hulu & Sony Pictures Television series, WOKE for an in-depth discussion about the show and why it is so relevant for today’s times.
Film/TV 7:30 PM EDT 30 minutes Katherine Langford & Charlie Plummer Talk Blowing Up & Growing Up in Spontaneous Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, director Brian Duffield and more share behind-the-scenes stories about making the explosively funny movie SPONTANEOUS, an outrageous new teen love story about high school students who begin inexplicably exploding…literally. The film debuts on premium video-on-demand and Digital on October 6. Based on the novel Spontaneous, the satirical comedy also stars Hayley Law, Yvonne Orji, Rob Huebel and Piper Perabo. #SpontaneousMovie
Comics 7:50 PM EDT 30 minutes Archie Comics - Beyond Riverdale Virtual Panel As the world waits for new episodes of The CW's Riverdale, the wide world of Archie Comics continues to grow with a variety of fun new comics, graphic novels, and books! Join a panel filled with talent from across the Archieverse including legendary artist Dan Parent, Archie Comics Editor and Betty & Veronica: Bond of Friendship author Jamie L. Rotante, Riverdale: The Ties That Bind author Micol Ostow, Riverdale Diaries: Hello, Betty! author Sarah Kuhn, and Madam Satan author Eliot Rahal as we talk comics, novels, TV, and more! PLUS: A special surprise for all panel attendees! Get the books here!
Film/TV 8:25 PM EDT 1 hour Movie Trivia Schmoedown Hits NYCC! Jeopardy meets the WWE in this high-adrenaline collision of pop culture! Movie Trivia Schmoedown’s Kristian Harloff hosts a showdown to see who has the most knowledge across popular fandoms (think: Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Marvel, DC, etc.) in an Innergeekdom match! The real question is…can you keep up with these trivia questions from home?
10:05 PM EDT 30 minutes Spooked |The Luminary Original Podcast That Keeps Listeners Up at Night Join Glynn Washington of Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked, a Luminary Original podcast - now in its fifth season - for a conversation with Lopaka Kapanui, a Native Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner, Actor, Writer and Master Storyteller who explores the secret history of Hawaii. When Kapanui came to Spooked, listeners learned why he and his adopted father didn't get along . . . until forces from beyond the veil intervened.
Film/TV 10:35 PM EDT 30 minutes Screening & Conversation with the Cast & Creator of Hulu's Books of Blood Step into uncharted and forbidden territory, joining the cast and creator of Hulu’s upcoming film BOOKS OF BLOOD for a screening and conversation around the film. Based on Clive Barker’s acclaimed horror anthology, the film will take audiences on a journey through three uncanny tales tangled in space and time. Moderated by Meagan Navarro of Bloody Disgusting, panelists include Director, Brannon Braga, and cast Britt Robertson, Rafi Gavron, Anna Friel, Freda Foh Shen, and Yul Vazquez.
Film/TV 8:00 AM EDT 30 minutes The Misadventures of Stath Lets Flats | Interview with Cast and Crew Watch cult estate agent sitcom Stath Lets Flats come to life at NYCC x MCM Metaverse with stars Jamie Demetriou (Fleabag, Paddington 2), Natasia Demetriou (What We do in the Shadows), Kiell Smith-Bynoe (Ghosts, Friday Night Dinner), Al Roberts (King Gary, Flowers), and Ash Atalla, Managing Director, Roughcut TV (The Office, The IT Crowd) in conversation about the UK’s worst letting agent and his colleagues.
Comics 8:35 AM EDT 30 minutes Animate Africa - Bringing New Voices to the Medium An exciting discussion with leading Animators and Directors in Africa as they discuss making Animation in Africa and the emerging industry.
9:10 AM EDT 30 minutes Hero Collector Takes Off With New Products And Licenses Hero Collector – designers, manufacturers, and publishers of high-quality collectibles – are proud to present this glimpse behind the curtain to see what new products are coming up in their popular sci-fi lines. Join brand manager Chris Thompson and a host of special guests as they unveil new releases from the worlds of Star Trek, Discovery, Alien, Battlestar Galactica, The Orville, and Space: 1999, as well as debut two brand new (and highly-anticipated) licenses to join their fleet.
Cosplay 9:45 AM EDT 45 minutes Adam Savage's Favorite Cosplay Show & Tell Adam Savage is well known for his love of cosplay and his "Adam Incognito," in which he walks the floor in costume, has become a convention staple. In this show and tell from his shop, Adam takes you through three of his FAVORITE costumes -- Alien, Captain America and astronaut -- one of which is handmade by Adam himself, one of which was a collaboration with multiple makers, and one of which was a commission.
CosplayLiterary 10:35 AM EDT 15 minutes From Page to Reality | Bringing Book Cosplay to Life How do you bring a character to life from a written description? Join Woodsmoke & Words and Aigue-Marine as they discuss the creative world of Book Cosplay and how they have taken their favorite literary characters from page into reality. Then join us on discord to continue the conversation and share your book cosplays!
Film/TVLiterary 10:35 AM EDT 30 minutes Lucasfilm Publishing | Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away Join some of the biggest and best Star Wars authors as they talk about some of their exciting new projects set in a galaxy far, far away. Featuring Daniel José Older, Preetei Chhibber, Phil Szostak, Katie Cook, Zoraida Cordova,and Amy Ratcliffe. Moderated by This Week In Star Wars host Kristin Baver. Get the books here! Like Star Wars books? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
CosplayFilm/TV 10:55 AM EDT 45 minutes Specialty Costume Design | From Concept to Screen (and Everything In Between) They're responsible for the look of some of your favorite film/tv projects. Now, in an exclusive panel - Ann Foley (Godzilla vs. Kong, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Altered Carbon), Phillip Boutte (Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek Beyond, Black Panther), and Jose Fernandez (Ironhead Studios - Aquaman, X-Men, Denis Villeneuve's Dune), are coming together to discuss the relationship between concept, design and construction, and how the three work together in creating specialty costumes.
Film/TVLiterary 11:10 AM EDT 15 minutes The Jedi Mind - Lessons in Mindfulness from Star Wars The code that all Jedi strive to follow offers principles for being at peace and learning. In fact, these tenets are useful not just in a galaxy far, far away, but here in our own world. While the Force isn't present in our galaxy, we can still learn from how the Jedi use it to guide their lives. And we can use these lessons about the Force as a gateway to studying mindfulness and putting practices into action. Join us for an exploration of how the practice of mindfulness inspires and empowers some of our favorite Star Wars characters, and how we can bring some of that inspiration into our everyday lives. Panelists include Amy Ratcliffe, Managing Editor of Nerdist and author of The Jedi Mind; Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, and founder of Her Universe; and Dr. Drea Letamendi psychologist and co-host of the Lattes with Leia podcast. Get the books here!
Literary 11:30 AM EDT 30 minutes The Dresden Files | In Conversation with Jim Butcher and James Marsters Join us as we dive into the world of Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden, Chicago’s first (and only) Wizard P.I and go behind the scenes of The Dresden Files with bestselling author Jim Butcher and series narrator James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
Film/TV 11:30 AM EDT Cast of Batman Beyond Two Bat-men and the amazing woman who brought them together! Join Will Friedle (Batman/Terry McGinnis), Kevin Conroy (Batman/Bruce Wayne), and Andrea Romano (WB Animation’s Casting Director) for private 1:1 meet and greets for a look under the cowl as you ask them your Bat-tastic questions! You can also get personalized videos from Kevin and Will! Get your meet & greets here! Also join them as they look back on 20+ years since Terry McGinnis put on the cowl during their free panel on New York Comic Con’s YouTube channel. Tune in on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 10:30AM PT / 1:30PM ET / 6:30PM BST.
Comics 11:45 AM EDT 30 minutes MARVEL | Venom - King in Black This December…Darkness Reigns! Marvel Editor Devin Lewis, Writer Donny Cates and Artist Ryan Stegman will bring you everything you need to know leading into Eddie Brock’s climactic standoff with one of Marvel’s most terrifying villains in the next shocking chapter in their Venom saga, KING IN BLACK! It’s all been leading to this, True Believers! Get the books here! Like Venom? Check out other Spider-Man comics here!
12:05 PM EDT 30 minutes Lewis Black's Rantcast - New York Comic Con Edition Two-time Grammy Award-winning comedian and undisputed "King of the Rant", Lewis Black, is here to vent your frustrations! The longtime "Daily Show" correspondent and voice-actor of numerous TV and movie voices, brings his new Rantcast (podcast) to New York Comic Con for the first time as a special edition of fan-submitted rants. Upset about not being able to physically attend NYCC this year? Aren’t we all?! Lewis selects and comments on some of the best and funniest submissions detailing what fans are missing (or not) from this year’s convention. Also get a sneak peek at Lewis’ new special, Thanks For Risking Your Life, on TLB Records.
Comics 12:20 PM EDT 30 minutes IDW Presents - Sonic the Hedgehog comics! Go fast with Sonic the Hedgehog comics! Join the IDW writers and artists who bring your favorite blue blur to life, one panel at a time. Learn more about what artist and writer Evan Stanley has in store for the ongoing series. Plus, find out what the bad guys are up to in Sonic the Hedgehog: Bad Guys with writer Ian Flynn and artist Jack Lawrence. Moderated by Sonic editor David Mariotte and featuring SEGA of America’s Licensing Manager, Michael Cisneros!
Film/TV 12:40 PM EDT 30 minutes The Stand | Exclusive Q&A with Cast + Inside Look Inspired by Stephen King’s iconic post-apocalyptic novel of the same name, the much-anticipated limited event series begs the question, “where will you stand?” in the ultimate fight between good and evil. Join series stars Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, Greg Kinnear, Amber Heard, Jovan Adepo, Odessa Young, and Owen Teague alongside showrunner Benjamin Cavell and executive producer Taylor Elmore, as they discuss bringing this epic story to life and what fans can expect when the series premieres Thursday, December 17, exclusively on CBS All Access. Moderated by Anthony Breznican of Vanity Fair. Like The Stand? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Comics 12:55 PM EDT 30 minutes Creating Worlds - Building a Comics Universe for the Ages Dark Horse Comics is known for cultivating creator-owned comic universes expanding the worlds of licensed comics. Join Jody Houser (Stranger Things, Critical Role), Nnedi Okorafor (LaGuardia, Binti), Chris Roberson (Witchfinder, iRobot), and Gene Luen Yang (Avatar the Last Airbender, Superman Smashes the Klan) as they discuss the universes they’ve built up and out in comics and beyond.
Film/TV 1:15 PM EDT 30 minutes The Watch - A First Look At BBC America’s Newest Series Dive into the thrilling fantasy world of BBC AMERICA's newest series The Watch, featuring a discussion with cast and executive producers, special guests and a first look at the series. The Watch follows an unlikely group of misfits, The City Watch, who are forced to find the guts to save the world, surprising even themselves in the process. The comedic yet thrilling series pits trolls, werewolves, wizards and other improbable heroes against an evil plot to resurrect a great dragon which would lead to the destruction of life as they know it. Moderator – actress Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) – joins panelists and series stars Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones), Lara Rossi (I May Destroy You), Adam Hugill (1917), Jo Eaton-Kent (Don’t Forget the Driver) and Marama Corlett (Blood Drive), along with executive producers Simon Allen (The Musketeers) and Richard Stokes (Broadchurch).
Film/TV 1:30 PM EDT 45 minutes Batman Beyond Cast Swings Into the Metaverse Two bat-men and the amazing woman who brought them together! Join Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, and Andrea Romano as they look back on 20+ years since Terry McGinnis put on the cowl.
Film/TV 1:50 PMEDT45 minutes The Ghost and Molly McGee Greetings from “The Ghost and Molly McGee” – Be the first to venture into the fantastical world of the new animated series “The Ghost and Molly McGee,” before it launches on Disney Channel. Meet the cast: Ashly Burch (Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force), along with Creator and Executive Producers Bill Motz, Bob Roth and Executive Producer Steve Loter as they discuss their influences for the show and reveal an exclusive sneak-peek months before it airs! You cannot miss this spooky, magical adventure! Moderated by Doug Bensimon, Creative Director - Current Series.
Film/TV 2:20 PM EDT 30 minutes Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. | Seven Seasons of Amazing Gear & Gadgets with Prop Master, Scott Bauer and Live Auction Preview Prop Store is bringing over 500 lots of original props and costumes from all seven seasons of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to an online auction this October 8th to November 10th (go to Propstore.com/Marvel for more information). Join series Prop Master, Scott Bauer, as he talks about his experiences working on Marvel Television's longest running television series and as he reveals the stories behind some of his favorite pieces in the auction.
Film/TV 2:40 PM EDT 45 minutes In the Writers' Room of Jurassic World - Camp Cretaceous Join executive producers Colin Trevorrow and Scott Kreamer, consulting producer Zack Stentz, story editor Josie Campbell, and staff writers Sheela Shrivinas, Rick Williams and Bethany Johnson as they take you inside the writers' room of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous.
Comics 2:55 PM EDT 30 minutes DC | In Conversation with Scott Snyder & James Tynion IV Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV – Comics’ biggest superstars in conversation, talking about their current DC megahit projects, DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL, BATMAN, PUNCHLINE, and more. You don’t want to miss this one! Get the books here!
Anime/Manga 3:30 PM EDT 30 minutes Official VIZ Panel Join panel hosts Urian Brown (Marketing Guy) and Karla Clark (Manga Editor) as they regale you with fantastic tales of new anime and manga coming your way! We'll also talk about the brand new series, Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon. Plus announcements, trailers and a whole lot of fun!
Anime/Manga 4:05 PM EDT 45 minutes Kodansha’s Greatest, Latest, & Upcoming Manga To celebrate The Harvey Awards recognition of both the inimitable manga creator, Osamu Tezuka (Buddha, Black Jack, Dororo), and the magical series Witch Hat Atelier, the Kodansha USA Publishing manga experts, Misaki Kido, Ivan Salazar & Tomo Tran will take you on a tour of both Tezuka’s work, the Witch Hat Atelier series and will also reveal new licensing announcements, new MONOGATARI Series news, and much more. PLUS, stay tuned until the end of the panel to find out how you can win an autograph from Witch Hat Atelier creator Kamome Shirahama-sensei, in a special giveaway!
Film/TV 4:55 PM EDT 30 minutes SYFY’s Resident Alien – Sneak Peek & Panel Featuring Executive Producer and Cast Be among the first to see 10 minutes of SYFY's new series Resident Alien, followed by a virtual Q&A with star Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Rogue One), writer/executive producer Chris Sheridan (Family Guy), and cast members Sara Tomko (Once Upon A Time), Corey Reynolds (The Closer), Alice Wetterlund (Silicon Valley), and Levi Fiehler (Mars) moderated by IGN Editorial Manager, Laura Prudom. The series, based on the Dark Horse comic, follows a stranded alien’s entertaining attempts to fit into small-town American life while keeping his true identity under wraps and pursuing his own mysterious agenda. Like Resident Alien? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Anime/Manga 5:15 PM EDT 30 minutes Manga for Everyone from TOKYOPOP TOKYOPOP has been bringing manga to the world for over twenty years. With titles for kids, teens, adults and ongoing initiatives to highlight LGBTQ+ stories and titles by women and people of color, our core belief is that manga is for everyone!
Film/TV 5:35 PM EDT 45 minutes Cast of Starz’s American Gods Tease Season 3 Details #GodSquad are you ready for divine intervention? Stream with your favorite gods as they journey to Lakeside and talk all things Season 3 of the hit STARZ Original Series “American Gods.” Following his discovery last season that Mr. Wednesday is his father, Shadow attempts to break away and assert himself as his own man. As he settles into life in Lakeside, he uncovers a dark secret while exploring questions of his own divinity. Guided on this spiritual journey by the gods of his Black ancestors, the Orishas, Shadow must decide exactly who he is — a god seeking veneration or a man in service of the “we.” Love American Gods? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Anime/Manga 5:50 PM EDT 30 minutes Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Panel Join Funimation and Aniplex of America for a fun deep dive into Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba series and what is to come in the new upcoming Demon Slayer film, which is coming soon! Love Demon Slayer? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Film/TV 6:20 PM EDT 15 minutes American Gods Live Q&A Join Ricky Whittle, Yetide Badaki and Bruce Langley Live after the American Gods panel!
Comics 6:25 PM EDT 45 minutes Beyond the Binary - Trans & Nonbinary Narratives in Fiction From comics to literature, to video games, being able to both escape and feel seen in the fiction we consume is vital to being part of fandom. LGBT HQ invites you to join our panel of writers, creators, and advocates as we discuss all forms of trans & nonbinary representation in media, and how it can shape the perception of our community. Speakers include Vita Ayala (they/them, writer, Xena, Warrior Princess, Supergirl, The Wilds), Lilah Sturges (she/her, writer, Lumberjanes, The Magicians), and Jay Edidin (he/him, X-Men: Marvels Snapshot, Adventure Time, Thor: Metal Gods). Moderated by Jay Justice (editor, Co-Director, LGBT-HQ). here!
Film/TV 6:40 PM EDT 30 minutes Get Your Freaky On | Inside Blumhouse's New Body-Swap Slasher From the deliciously debased mind of writer-director Christopher Landon, Blumhouse’s Freaky (out Friday, Nov. 13) offers a twisted take on the body-swap movie, as a teenage girl (Blocker’s Kathryn Newton) switches bodies with a relentless serial killer (Vince Vaughn). Join writer-director Christopher Landon, the film’s stars—Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Celeste O’Connor, and Misha Osherovich for a rollicking, riotous conversation about their pitch-black horror comedy and the bloodthirsty hell of high school. Moderated by Variety’s Jenelle Riley. Love horror? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Film/TV 7:20 PM EDT 30 minutes Archer Cast Trivia Showdown Archer Cast Trivia Showdown (FXX) – Archer, FX Networks’ award-winning animated comedy series about the world’s greatest spy and his cohorts, returns to NYCC for the ultimate trivia battle royale in celebration of the show’s 11th action-packed season, currently airing Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on FXX, streaming the next day via FX on Hulu. Play along with series stars H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates as they mine their memories and test their knowledge for this not-to-be-missed foray into the trivia daaaanger zoooone, hosted by Executive Producer Casey Willis. Like this panel? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Comics 7:50 PM EDT 1 hour The 2020 Annual Harvey Awards Ceremony The 2020 Harvey Awards are going digital! One of the comic industry's oldest awards is back as part of NYCC & MCM's Metaverse. Watch as they recognize outstanding achievements in the comic industry this year, as well as spotlight creators and industry legends who are being inducted in the Hall of Fame. The Harvey Awards are named after Harvey Kurtzman, creator of MAD magazine, and strive to continue to honor his legacy in the industry each year with titles nominated and voted on entirely by industry professionals. Learn more about the Harvey Award nominees here!
Film/TV 7:55 PM EDT 30 minutes Conversation & Behind-The-Scenes Look at Hulu’s New Horror Series Monsterland You can’t escape what lives within! Discover the monsters and unpack the thought-provoking tales brought to life in Hulu’s new series, Monsterland, based on the collection of short stories from Nathan Ballingrud’s “North American Lake Monsters.” Join cast members Jonathan Tucker, Taylor Schilling, Kelly Marie Tran and Mike Colter, creator/showrunner Mary Laws as they delve into the nightmares and share a look at what happened behind-the-scenes. Moderated by Mashable’s Alexis Nedd. All 8 episodes of Monsterland premiere Friday, October 2nd on Hulu.
Film/TV 8:30 PM EDT 30 minutes Cast of Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. Reveals First Look At Hulu’s New Animated Series Everyone’s favorite big-headed, egomaniacal supervillain is coming to Hulu! Get an exclusive first look at the upcoming adult animated series, Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., hear from creators Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum and meet our hilarious cast of characters voiced by Aimee Garcia, Ben Schwartz and Melissa Fumero. Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. is coming soon to Hulu. Love Marvel? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Comics 8:55 PM EDT 30 minutes Hip-Hop And Comics - Cultures Combining Hip-Hop and comics cultures exist in constant communication: continually namehecking and reflecting each other, trading ideas back and forth, and sharing many common inspirations and influences. Both forms reconfigure existing elements to create vital new works; utilizing bold imagery and complex storytelling; and forming passionate fandoms around their characters and personalities. And both comic books and Hip-Hop began in New York City, growing from humble origins to inspire artists and audiences around the world. Here, curator and historian Patrick A. Reed brings together an all-star cast of musicians, comic creators, and visual artists in a “visual mixtape”, discussing the cross-generational impacts of these cultural crossovers.
Film/TV 9:05 PM EDT 45 minutes Get Heated with the Cast & Creator of Hulu’s Helstrom Get an exclusive sneak-peek at the first 10-minutes of Hulu’s Helstrom, followed by a conversation with showrunner Paul Zbyszewski and cast - Tom Austen, Sydney Lemmon, Elizabeth Marvel, Ariana Guerra, June Carryl and Alain Uy – where they discuss what went into bringing this twisted comic to life and answer fans’ burning questions. Moderated by TV Guide Magazine’s Damian Holbrook. All 10 episodes of Helstrom premiere Friday, October 16th on Hulu. Love Helstrom? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Gaming 9:30 PM EDT 1 hour Adult Swim and Polygon play tabletop adventure 'Tigtone & the Never-Stopping Prophecy' Experience a quest worth questing for! Join the creators of Tigtone, Andrew Koehler and Benjamin Martian, along with co-producer Blake Anderson and Polygon's Jenna Stoeber and Josh Rios for an inside look at the tabletop role playing game set in the fantastical world of Adult Swim's Tigtone.
Anime/MangaFilm/TV 9:50 PM EDT 1 hour VIZ & Powerhouse Animation Present Seis Manos Join the creative team and cast members on a deep dive into Seis Manos as they reflect on their favorite moments and reveal lots of behind-the-scenes secrets. Panelists include: Brad Graeber (Co-creator), Álvaro Rodríguez (Co-creator), Daniel Dominguez (Writer), Willis Bulliner (Director), Jonny Cruz (Voice of Jesus), & Angélica Vale (Voice of Garcia).
Literary 8:35 AM EDT 5 minutes Food in Fandom | Cooking from the Alien Universe Dive into the world of all things geek and fandom culinary with Chris-Rachael Oseland as she whets your appetite with her culinary experiments from the Alien Universe to hobbits, Whovians, and horror.
Anime/Manga 9:30 AM EDT 30 minutes A Celebration of Revolutionary Girl Utena Hear from iconic Manga Writer, Chiho Saito (Kanon, Revolutionary Girl Utena, The World Exists For Me) and Director, Kunihiko Ikuhara (Sailor Moon, Revolutionary Girl Utena) as they answer fan questions and take a look back at the critically acclaimed and highly influential anime series. Panel hosted by Anime Limited.
Film/TVLiterary 10:00 AM EDT 30 minutes Exclusive Interviews with the Creators of Steven Universe - The End of an Era Join Steven Universe series creator Rebecca Sugar and author Chris McDonnell as they discuss Steven Universe: End of an Era (Abrams Books), the new art book that features concept art, storyboards, background paintings, and exclusive interviews about one of the most progressive, imaginative, and beloved animated series of our time. Joined by Kat Morris (writer, storyboard supervisor, supervising director) and Alonso Ramirez Ramos (producer, director on Steven Universe Future), the panel will explore the process of creating season four through Steven Universe Future, as well as the show’s incredible legacy. UK fans get the book here! US fans get the book here! Love Steven Universe? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Anime/Manga 10:05 AM EDT 30 minutes LOVE x LOVE | all-inclusive romance from TOKYOPOP TOKYOPOP presents our LOVE x LOVE imprint, which seeks to normalize LGBTQ+ romance alongside traditional heterosexual romance manga. Introducing fans to yaoi, yuri, shoujo and true LGBTQ+ stories, we also hope to open a discussion about queer stories in manga, and get feedback from fans about what they want to see from future titles.
Anime/Manga 10:35 AM EDT 15 minutes Learn to Draw Manga in 15 Minutes Flat! In this fast-paced, family-friendly live drawing session, manga artist Misako Rocks! (link to misakorocks.com) will lead you in a start-to-finish manga drawing! Don't have art skills? Don't worry! Misako's got you covered with a step-by-step process that guarantees you'll have created your very own ultra-kawaii picture -- in less than 15 minutes! So make sure you've got pencil and paper handy and get ready to draw your masterpiece!
Comics 10:40 AM EDT 30 minutes Titans of Graphic Novels From memoir to retelling to identity exploration, these female graphic novel titans created their stories to entertain and inspire the next generation of women. Join Robin Ha, Kathleen Gros, Lily LaMotte, and Shannon Hale as they talk with Comics Beat editor-in-chief, Heidi Macdonald about their process, their visions, and how they managed to carve out a space for their excellence in a male-dominated world. Get the books here!
Film/TV 10:50 AM EDT 45 minutes The Making of Doctor Who - Time Lord Victorious Hear from producer James Goss on how Time Lord Victorious came together, and join Joe Sugg, Nicholas Briggs, and Ayesha Antoine for a sneak peak of the upcoming animated series Daleks! Love Doctor Who? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Comics 11:15 AM EDT 30 minutes DC | Dark Nights - Death Metal Match Up! It’s the event of the year with your favorite DC DEATH METAL writers and artists in this one-of-a-kind game matchup panel format! Expect the unexpected! Guest talent includes Amanda Conner, Sanford Greene, Francis Manapul, Jimmy Palmiotti, Mags Visaggio and Mark Waid
Gaming 11:50 AM EDT 30 minutes The Godfather of Gaming – An Exclusive Conversation With Sid Meier Join us for an exclusive talk with one of the most influential game changers in the industry. For years, video games were regarded as just another form of mindless entertainment, devoid of meaning and entirely mechanical. Today, video games are significant cultural commodities and an acknowledged art form because of the contributions of video game giants. Watch as Sid Meier, the game designer and developer behind the Civilization series, discusses the tales of his video game pioneering in a sneak peek of his upcoming book release. SID MEIER’S MEMOIR!: A Life in Computer Games (W. W. Norton & Company) takes fans through the life and legacy of one of the most influential creative forces in video game history. The memoir will dive into the challenges he faced and how he influenced the strategy game genre we know today. As part of New York Comic Con’s Metaverse, Sid Meier will also be joined in conversation by Soren Johnson (Lead Designer, Civilization IV), as they reminisce about the joys of creation, the excitement of expanding possibilities, and the very heart of playing video games—and of being human. Get the book here!
Gaming 12:00 PM EDT Outside Xbox/Oxventure Q&A Join the cast of D&D crew Oxventure for a Q&A panel at Metaverse! The folks from YouTube channels Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra, along with Dicebreaker's Johnny Chiodini, will be answering your questions live in this special online panel with hardly any derailing whatsoever. If you’re unable to attend the live Q&A, it will be available for replay until Saturday 10/17 at 12am EST. Tickets must be purchased before Sunday 10/11 @ 11:59 EST to access panel replay. Get your Q&A tickets here!
Film/TV 12:15 PM EDT 30 minutes A Discovery of Witches S2 | Behind The Magic Take a journey to the fascinating and treacherous world of Elizabethan London as Sky original drama A Discovery of Witches returns with Series 2. Enjoy a sneak peek at the new series, adapted by Bad Wolf from Deborah Harkness’s bestselling All Souls trilogy, including an introduction by Deborah herself and Bad Wolf Executive Producer Lachlan MacKinnon, as well as a Q&A with key cast Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer, Ed Bluemel, Adelle Leonce, and Steven Cree who will gather from the set of the infamous Congregation - in Wolf Studios Wales - where witches, daemons and vampires meet and where they are also filming Series 3. UK fans get the book here! US fans get the book here! Like A Discovery of Witches? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Gaming 12:25 PM EDT 15 minutes Dungeons & Dragons & Cooking! The authors of the new official D&D cookbook, Heroes' Feast, share how they developed recipes and culinary backstory from the different realms of the fantasy RPG. Join Michael Witwer, Kyle Newman, and Jon Peterson as they talk about their process and share some of the dishes featured in the new book. Get the cookbook here!
Gaming 12:45 PM EDT 1 hour 30 minutes Oxventure in Space! The Return of the Thing The heroes of chaotic Dungeons & Dragons crew The Oxventurers Guild find themselves once again transported from the fantasy realm of D&D into the sci-fi setting of tabletop RPG Lasers & Feelings. Hop aboard the interstellar scout ship Raptor for this genre-swapping spin-off, with more lasers and feelings than ever before. Oxventure is a UK-based D&D group formed of Andy Farrant, Ellen Rose, Jane Douglas, Luke Westaway and Mike Channell, seeking adventure and atonement under the auspices of dungeon master Johnny ‘Literally Everyone in the World’ Chiodini. Born in 2017 as a spin-off of YouTube gaming channels Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra, Oxventure took on a destructive life of its own for which Johnny, video boss of tabletop gaming site Dicebreaker, will surely be held responsible. Join the cast of D&D crew Oxventure for a free live play and special separately ticketed Q&A panel here! Love D&D? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Film/TV 1:10 PM EDT 30 minutes The Cast of Evil Dissects Season One and Teases What’s Ahead for Season Two Return to the riveting world of Evil, the critically acclaimed psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. Join series stars Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Emerson, Christine Lahti, and Kurt Fuller, along with co-creators and executive producers Robert and Michelle King for a conversation around Season 1 and a hint of what’s to come in Season 2, which returns to CBS later this year. Created by Robert and Michelle King, the series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and contractor as they investigate the Church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there’s a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.
Film/TV 1:45 PM EDT 45 minutes Smallville Cast | 20 Years of Fandom, Friendship & Flying Join Tom Welling, Sam Witwer, Laura Vandervoort, and Michael Rosenbaum on this look back at this groundbreaking show and a look ahead at what's next for this Super-group. Missing Smallville? Check out some other Superman comics to read here! Love Smallville?Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Cosplay 2:20 PM EDT 15 minutes Cyberpunk 2077 Inspired Cosplay Quick-Build with Evil Ted Join Master Prop Builder and Director, Evil Ted Smith for a quick-build session that will inspire you to grab some foam and get crafting! Evil Ted worked in the movie industry doing visual effects, prop, and model making for 28 years. He worked on films and television shows such as Hunger Games, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek, Walking Dead Titanic and Batman to name a few. He’s known around the world for his YouTube tutorials teaching cosplayers how to make foam armor and props. After many years of working in Hollywood, Evil Ted decided it was time to take all the tips and tricks he learned over the years and make them available to the everyday builder, he wants to take the intimidation out of building. He is a firm believer that it’s passion over talent, and that anyone can learn to build. He loves cosplay and the community and loves supporting and assisting new builders in the learning process. Check out Evil Ted's cosplay molds from Michaels here!
Film/TV 2:35 PM EDT 30 minutes AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead Fear the Walking Dead will present a panel for the series’ upcoming sixth season, premiering Sunday, October 11 at 9 PM ET/8c. Season six of Fear the Walking Dead explores what has become of the unlikely family once united by a mission to help those in need. After being torn apart by Virginia (Colby Minifie) and her Pioneers, the group is now dispersed across her far-reaching settlements. Morgan’s (Lennie James) last message at the end of season five implored the group to “Live” and this season we’ll see what that means to each of them. Some will find the stability and opportunity within Virginia's communities to be intriguing, some will sink into darkness, while others will fight back against what has been forced upon them. Life behind Virginia's walls will test each and every one of them in different ways, forcing them to define who they are in this new world. Love The Walking Dead? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Cosplay 2:40 PM EDT 1 hour Cosplay Central's Virtual Championships of Cosplay | Powered by SYFY WIRE Welcome to Cosplay Central's second ever Virtual Cosplay Championships, Powered by SYFY WIRE! Join our host, Jaremi Carey, and our panel of expert guest judges to find out whose handmade costumes impressed them and claimed a prize. Get Yaya Han's World of Cosplay: A Guide to Fandom Costume Culture here! Get Creative Cosplay: Selecting & Sewing Costumes Way Beyond Basic here!
Film/TV 3:10 PM EDT 30 minutes AMC’s The Walking Dead - World Beyond The Walking Dead: World Beyond returns to NYCC as the third series in wildly successful The Walking Dead Universe. The series is set to premiere Sunday, October 4 at 10 PM ET/9c The Walking Dead: World Beyond delves into a new mythology and story that follows the first generation raised in a surviving civilization of the post-apocalyptic world. Two sisters along with two friends leave a place of safety and comfort to brave dangers, known and unknown, living and undead on an important quest. Pursued by those who wish to protect them and those who wish to harm them, a tale of growing up and transformation unfurls across dangerous terrain, challenging everything they know about the world, themselves and each other. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. But all of them will find the truths they seek. Love The Walking Dead? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Film/TV 3:45 PM EDT 30 minutes AMC’s The Walking Dead The Walking Dead will present a panel at NYCC spotlighting episode 1016, “A Certain Doom,” which will air as a standalone episode Sunday, October 4 at 9 PM ET/8c. In The Walking Dead’s, “A Certain Doom,” Beta engages the final battle of the Whisperer War. Love The Walking Dead? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Film/TVLiterary 3:45 PM EDT 45 minutes From Page to Screen - An Exclusive Look Inside the Hunger Games For the first time ever, the creative professionals behind the Hunger Games come together for one must-see event. David Levithan (Editor of the Hunger Games books) joins Nina Jacobson (Producer of the Hunger Games films) in an interview with Sydney Bucksbaum (Entertainment Weekly) as they share their behind-the-scenes experiences in bringing this wildly popular series to life. From bookshelf to big screen, it's a lot of work being the real-life Gamemasters of a worldwide phenomenon! Watch as these creative forces reminisce about their time with The Districts and learn more about the Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Let the games begin! UK fans get the books here! US fans get the books here! Find more info about the Hunger Games movies here!
Film/TV 3:45 PM EDT Cast of Smallville Join Tom Welling (Clark Kent/Kal-El), Sam Witwer (Davis Bloome/Doomsday), Laura Vandervoort (Kara Zor-El), and Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor) for private 1:1 or 2:1 meet and greets. Just hide the Kryptonite! Also don’t miss the cast as they look back on this groundbreaking show and a look ahead at what's next for this Super-group during their free panel on New York Comic Con’s YouTube channel. Tune in on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 10:45AM PT / 1:45PM ET / 6:45PM BST
Literary 4:00 PM EDT V.E. Schwab Spotlight - The Invisible Life Of Addie LaRue Join New York Times bestselling author V.E. Schwab, as Tor Books presents this exclusive panel about The Invisible Life Of Addie LaRue. As part of this special event, V.E. Schwab will be doing a reading of an excerpt from her new novel and answering your fan questions! Tickets purchased will include a copy of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. Purchase your ticket here! Love literary panels? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Film/TV 4:20 PM EDT 1 hour 30 minutes Batman | Death in the Family - An Interactive Tale Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s unveils its first-ever interactive film presentation with Batman: Death in the Family in a fascinating New York Comic Con panel. As the anchor of an anthology of 2019-2020 animated shorts, Batman: Death in the Family is based on the 1988 landmark DC event where fans voted by telephone to determine the story’s ending, and is organically grown out of the 2010 DC Universe Movie, Batman: Under the Red Hood. In this new version, the animated short is an interactive storytelling presentation with numerous “branches,” allowing the viewer multiple options from which to choose and alter the path of the core characters (Batman, Robin, Joker, Red Hood and more). Join producer/director/writer Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood, Young Justice), actors Bruce Greenwood (The Resident, Star Trek, iRobot), Vincent Martella (Phineas and Ferb, Everybody Hates Chris) and Zehra Fazal (Young Justice), and moderator Tiffany Smith (DC Daily) for an in-depth panel discussion about this innovative film. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, DC Showcase – Batman: Death in the Family arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and Digital starting October 13. Love Batman? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Film/TVLiterary 4:35 PM EDT 45 minutes Adapting the Grishaverse with Leigh Bardugo and Eric Heisserer Leigh Bardugo (King of Scars, Ninth House) is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. The Grishaverse (coming soon to Netflix in an original series titled Shadow and Bone) spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, The Language of Thorns, and the King of Scars Duology—with more to come. In this virtual NYCC program, she's joined by the showrunner of the Netflix adaptation, Eric Heisserer (Birdbox, Arrival) to discuss all things Grishaverse, including two new October titles: The Lives of Saints and Shadow and Bone: The Collector's Edition. Love the Grishaverse? Check out other books to read here! Purchase a Leigh Bardugo meet & greet here!
4:55 PM EDT 45 minutes 1 on 1 with Paul W.S. Anderson | Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil and a new look at the upcoming Monster Hunter In this career-spanning conversation with Polygon senior editor Matt Patches, writer-producer-director Paul W.S. Anderson shares the stories behind his biggest blockbusters, and gives fans an exclusive look at his latest adaptation: A live-action take on Capcom’s Monster Hunter starring Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta and Ron Perlman.
Literary 5:25 PM EDT 30 minutes Expanding the Alien Universe with Titan Books From the day Ripley encountered the first Xenomorph, the Alien Universe has gripped and horrified audiences worldwide. Through the novels and other tie-in books the story begun on the Nostromo has spun off in wild and unpredictable directions. Meet the architects of the expanding Alien Universe, and learn the secrets behind their efforts as the universe continues to expand in startling ways. Get the books here!
Literary 5:45 PM EDT Exclusive Meet and Greet with Leigh Bardugo Here's your chance to meet Leigh Bardugo (King of Scars, Ninth House) in a personal online one-to-one video meet and greet! Tickets purchased will include a branded video recording of the entire experience as a memento, a copy of The Lives of Saints (with a signed bookplate) and a pre-order of Rule of Wolves. Tickets will be very limited & first-come-first-served.
Film/TV 5:45 PM EDT 15 minutes The Making of Dominic Monaghan's Psychological Horror Movie 'Pet' How much would you sacrifice in the name of love? Dominic Monaghan (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) takes us on a journey through the making of Pet - a psychological horror meets a dark and disturbing love story. Not for the faint-hearted! Pet is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video in the US, and Signature Entertainment presents Pet on Amazon Prime Video on 9 October in the UK.
Literary 6:00 PM EDT 30 minutes Authors on Creating New Classics in Modern Fantasy Editor Ann VanderMeer (The Big Book of Modern Fantasy) and authors Jeff VanderMeer (A Peculiar Peril), R.F. Kuang (The Burning God), Jordan Ifueko (Raybearer), P. Djeli Clark (Ring Shout), and Naomi Novik (A Deadly Education) examine the ways in which modern fantasy both honors the established traditions of the genre, and forges new ones, in conversation with Petra Mayer, Editor, NPR Books. Get the books here!
Film/TV 6:05 PM EDT 15 minutes Stay Haunted with 'Relic' Join Bella Heathcote (The Man in the High Castle, The Neon Demon) in this behind the scenes look at psychological horror movie Relic, that sees three generations haunted by an insidious presence that consumes their family's home. Relic is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV in the US, and Signature Entertainment presents Relic in Cinemas and Digital on 30 October in the UK.
Literary 6:35 PM EDT 45 minutes Bill Nye’s Great Big World of Science Science educator, TV host, and New York Times bestselling author Bill Nye is on a mission to help kids understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work with his new book, Bill Nye’s Great Big World of Science. Join Bill and his coauthor, science journalist Gregory Mone, in a spirited family-friendly conversation on the basic principles of science, key discoveries, recent revolutionary advances, and the problems that science still needs to solve for our Earth. Get the book here! Love Bill Nye? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Film/TV 7:00 PM EDT 45 minutes Dylan O’Brien Takes Fans Behind-the-Scenes of Love and Monsters Go behind the scenes of the wildly imaginative, post-apocalyptic adventure that’s filled with LOVE AND MONSTERS. Starring Dylan O’Brien, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker, and Ariana Greenblatt, the film arrives on premium video-on-demand and Digital October 16. #LoveAndMonsters
Film/TV 7:25 PM EDT 45 minutes Metaverse Presents - Lost Anniversary Fan Q&A With Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse Join the showrunners of the hit TV series for this special, one-time event where they're answering fans' burning questions, moderated by Josh Horowitz! Be sure to submit your own using the #lostinthemetaverse hashtag.
Gaming 8:15 PM EDT 45 minutes Cyanide and Happiness Draws Comics Live! Join the creators, and writers of Cyanide & Happiness as they sit at home in their underwear drawing hilarious comics based on YOUR SUGGESTIONS! Laugh as they save on airfare and hotel accommodations! Marvel as they don’t have to ship any pallets across the country! Take solace in the lack of lines, free food (from your own fridge!) and easy access to restrooms! It’s going to be AWESOME! And if it’s not, IT WAS FREE! SO SHUT UP! [Comics and discussion are often 18+ in that we draw butts and talk about butts and say every curse word we know.]
Film/TV 8:25 PM EDT 45 minutes Adult Swim | The Making of Genndy Tartakovsky's 'Primal' Join Genndy Tartakovsky and the crew of Adult Swim’s animated show Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, as they take you on a journey through the process of creating the show, from the original ideas and drawings to the evolution of the animation, storytelling and music.
Gaming 9:05 PM EDT 15 minutes Blankos Block Party with James Groman, Pete Fowler & Junko Mizuno Some of the top names in vinyl toy design discuss the evolution of vinyl toy creation, why they're taking their art in-game with Blankos Block Party, and how blockchain empowers artists. Presented by Mythical.
9:15 PM EDT 45 minutes Breaking through on YouTube in the world of video essays Lindsay Ellis, Michael Tucker (Lessons from the Screenplay), Kevin Peterson (T1J), and Maggie Mae Fish join moderator and fellow creator Patrick Willems in an exploration of what goes into dissecting pop culture in video essays, and where the format is going thanks to YouTube’s influence over the conversation. Presented by Polygon.
Gaming 9:25 PM EDT 1 hour Jackbox Games is back with the Jackbox Play Along area during NYCC x MCM Metaverse! Join us on the New York Comic Con x MCM Metaverse channel for the chance to play along in the audience during some rounds of your favorite Jackbox titles, including new games from The Jackbox Party Pack 7 (coming later this fall).
Film/TV 10:05 PM EDT 15 minutes The Magic Behind Impossible Science | Jason Latimer Join Jason Latimer, world champion magician and science educator, as he makes the seemingly impossible possible by fusing wonder, illusion and science! Catch a glimpse at his first series of Impossible Science on YouTube, where he brings the magic home by using household items.
Literary 8:00 AM EDT 30 minutes Kid Normal | Heroes and Villains with Greg James and Chris Smith Join bestselling authors Greg James and Chris Smith, as they go behind the scenes of their Kid Normal series to reveal the inspiration behind some of the heroes, villains and thinly-disguised Star Wars references that have made their award-winning books a hit with kids and adults alike.
Film/TV 8:35 AM EDT 30 minutes Dead Pixels | Game on with Cast and Writer In a love letter to gaming, join us as we go behind the scenes of hilarious gamer comedy Dead Pixels with Misfits and Succession writer Jon Brown who created the show, and Alexa Davies (Raised By Wolves, Cuckoo) and Charlotte Ritchie (Fresh Meat, Bad Education) ahead of its S2 release.
Anime/Manga 9:10 AM EDT 30 minutes 30 Questions with All the Anime! | Nostalgia, Guilty Pleasures, Tattoo Shockers & Weird Mystery Boxes... Missed your regular fix of MCM Anime? Join familiar faces Andy Hanley and Jeremy Graves from Anime Limited as they give a rundown of All the Anime’s latest exclusives, festival features, and new releases. Continue the conversation over on the NYCC x MCM Metaverse Discord channel when the panel is over!
Comics 9:45 AM EDT 30 minutes Judge Dredd - Policing and Satire in 2020 He’s the hardline cop bringing justice to the mean futuristic streets of Mega-City One but in a world where profound and urgent questions are being asked about the nature and purpose of policing, what does Judge Dredd say about ideas around the law, order, and justice? Is the character's satirical edge still relevant or is it too on-the-nose when lives are at stake? Critics and creators debate the pros and cons of the lawman of the future. US fans get the book here! UK fans get the book here!
Literary 10:00 AM EDT 45 minutes Best American Science Fiction 2020 The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy series is the premier annual showcase of the country’s finest writers in the genre. This year’s anthology features a truly fantastic lineup selected by guest editor Diana Gabaldon, author of the mega-best-selling Outlander series, and series editor John Joseph Adams; from Charlie Jane Anders to Rebecca Roanhorse. Tune in to hear these genre titans discuss the ever-expanding and changing world of science fiction and fantasy. Get the book here!
Comics 10:20 AM EDT 30 minutes Graphix Out Loud - Kids Comics Come to Life Graphix comes to life with live readings of some of the best new and upcoming graphic novels, featuring Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright (Author and Illustrator, Twins), Maria Scrivan (Author, Forget Me Nat), Penelope Bageiu (Illustrator, The Witches Graphic Novel), and hosted by Raina Telgemeier (Author, Smile, Sisters, and Guts). Get the books here!
Film/TVGaming 10:20 AM EDT 30 minutes BBC Studios | Doctor Who Maze Theory Game Exclusive Join Ingrid Oliver, Maze Theory’s Studio Director Russ Harding, writer Gavin Collinson and CEO of Kaigan Games, Azmi Shah, to reveal exclusive new Doctor Who adventures that form a trilogy of experiences across multiple gaming platforms.
Film/TV 10:50 AM EDT 45 minutes Sam Heughan vs. Graham McTavish Trivia Deathmatch Two of your favorite television stars (and authors of the upcoming Clanlands book) are going head to head in the ultimate battle of wits. How well do they know each other? Can they rattle off facts about Scotland? We'll be covering it all in this exclusive event, moderated by Josh Horowitz (MTV, Happy Sad Confused). Get the book here! Like trivia? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Comics 11:30 AM EDT 30 minutes Reinventing Science Fiction with Humanoids Since 1974, Humanoids has been devoted to envisioning realities lying planets away and millennia in the future. Our latest books dive into the full spectrum of speculative fiction to answer one crucial question: what worlds will we build for ourselves and what does that mean for us now? Join Kelly Sue Deconnick (translator of Barbarella, Bitch Planet), Jerry Frissen (The Metabarons: Second Cycle), Eric Peterson (Space Bastards), and Alitha Martinez (Omni) as they reflect on these provocative questions.
Film/TV 11:40 AM EDT 45 minutes Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! Be part of the first-ever convention panel to feature the four core voices of the Scooby-Doo franchise as they chat about their all-new film, Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! – and then show you the first eight minutes of the movie! Scooby-Doo and Shaggy’s favorite holiday is upon us! With fake monsters and candy galore, Halloween is heaven for these hungry foodies going door-to-door. But this year, their sweet holiday turns sour when the neighborhood pumpkin patch is infected by toxic ooze, creating high-flying jack-o-lanterns, and a king-sized pumpkin leader squashing everything in its path. It’s up to Scooby-Doo and the gang as they team up with their pals, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and Bill Nye the Science Guy, to solve this mystery of gigantic proportions and save Crystal Cove! Enjoy a fun panel discussion amongst voiceover legend Frank Welker (The Transformers), in his 50th year voicing Fred Jones and 18th year voicing Scooby-Doo; Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Girls films) in her 20th year as Daphne Blake; Matthew Lillard (Twin Peaks, Bosch, Good Girls) celebrating his 18th year as Shaggy Rogers; Kate Micucci (Unikitty!) in her fifth year as Velma Dinkley; Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark), director/producer/writer Maxwell Atoms (Fish Hooks, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy) and moderator Damian Holbrook (TV Guide Magazine senior writer). Then stay for a special sneak peek at the first eight minutes of the film. Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! arrives on DVD and Digital HD starting October 6. Like Scooby-Doo?Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Comics 12:05 PM EDT 30 minutes DC | Art in Focus DC is proud to be home to some of the most talented artists working in comics today. Nick Derington and Riley Rossmo, two of our acclaimed artists, join us for a deeper look into their unique visual approaches to your all-time favorite DC Super Heroes!
Film/TV 12:30 PM EDT 30 minutes The Flintstones Take New York! Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first animated family of primetime television – The Flintstones – with an entertaining panel at New York Comic Con. Join panelists director/producer Tony Cervone (SCOOB!, The Flintstones and WWE: Stone Age Smackdown!); actors Jeff Bergman (Our Cartoon President, Looney Tunes Cartoons), Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Girls, Scooby-Doo franchise) and Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons, UniKitty!), the voices of Fred Flintstone, Betty Rubble and Bam-Bam & Dino, respectively; animation historian & author Jerry Beck and moderator Yvette Nicole Brown (Community, Avengers: Endgame) as they discuss the landmark series, which has been fully-remastered for Blu-ray release by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The collectible box set includes all 166 episodes and two Flintstones feature-length animated films. The complete series will be available to own on Digital HD starting October 6, and on Blu-ray on October 13. Love the Flintstones? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Film/TV 1:05 PM EDT 30 minutes It’s time for AN-I-MAN-IACS! Voice Cast & Producer Panel The Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and the Warner sister Dot are heading home to the Warner Bros. Water Tower. But first they’re making a quick stop at NY Comic Con to give the fans an exclusive first look at their brand-new series coming soon to Hulu. Join executive producer Wellesley Wild, co-executive producer Gabe Swarr and voice cast members Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Jess Harnell and Maurice LaMarche for a lively panel that will most definitely be zany to the max. Animaniacs is produced by Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Animation and premieres on Hulu on Friday, November 20.
Comics 1:15 PM EDT 30 minutes Skybound's Tenth Birthday Skybound’s 10 Year Anniversary: Join Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE) to celebrate the past ten years of Skybound, and where the company is going next. Get the books here!
Film/TV 1:40 PM EDT 30 minutes What We Do In The Shadows - Live Panel Discussion with Cast & Producers Fresh off its eight (8!) Emmy® nominations, What We Do in the Shadows returns to New York Comic Con for a LIVE discussion with the cast and producers. Come with your burning questions about vampires, slayers, ghosts, necromancers and… Jackie Daytona! Named “TV’s funniest comedy” by Rolling Stone, What We Do in the Shadows is a documentary-style look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of four vampires who’ve “lived” together for hundreds of years. Joining the conversation will be series stars Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén, Mark Proksch and the creative team. Seasons 1 and 2 are now available on FX on Hulu. BAAAAT! Like What We Do in the Shadows? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Film/TV 2:15 PM EDT 30 minutes Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts - The Final Season Take a final journey inside the post-apocalyptic wonderland of Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts before season three hits Netflix October 12. Join executive producers Radford Sechrist and Bill Wolkoff, story editors Joanna Lewis and Kristine Songco, and voice cast as they preview the final season.
2:25 PM EDT 30 minutes How to Podcast - A Q&A with the McElroy Family Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy just announced their new book, Everybody Has a Podcast (except you), which releases in January 2021 from Harper Collins. Now is your chance to ask your burning questions about podcasting to the first family of podcasting themselves! Moderated by Clint McElroy.
Film/TV 2:50 PM EDT 30 minutes Hilda Cast & Creators Talk Season 2 The creative team behind the Bafta Award-winning series, Hilda, gather to discuss the making of Season 2 and what fans should expect from their favorite blue-haired adventurer. Moderated by producer Emerald Wright-Collie, the panel will explore Season Two from the perspectives of Creator and Co-Executive Producer, Luke Pearson; Voice of Hilda, Bella Ramsey; Director, Andy Coyle; and Head Writer and Co-Executive Producer, Stephanie Simpson. Tune in for a special sneak peak of Season Two coming to Netflix, Winter 2020! UK fans get the graphic novel here! US fans get the graphic novel here!
Literary 3:00 PM EDT 30 minutes Saga Press | All the Starfleet Ladies - Then & Now From Uhura to Janeway to Burnham, Star Trek has a rich history of portraying complex, powerful female-identifying characters. How do Star Trek authors perceive their role in continuing this legacy in their Star Trek novels? Join Una McCormack (author of Picard: The Last Best Hope), Swapna Krishna (space, tech, and pop culture journalist), author Cassandra Rose Clarke, LJ Jackson (publicity manager at Saga Press), and moderator Kendra James (editor at StarTrek.com), as they examine the ladies of Star Trek from its inception to the present. PANELISTS: Una McCormack (Picard: The Last Best Hope), Swapna Krishna (science journalist), Cassandra Rose Clarke (Star Trek: Shadows Have Offended), Lauren Jackson (marketing/publicity, Saga Press), Kendra James (editor, StarTrek.com) Get the books here!
Film/TV 3:25 PM EDT 30 minutes DC’s Stargirl Cast & Producer Panel DC’s Stargirl creator/executive producer Geoff Johns joins series stars Brec Bassinger (Bella & the Bulldogs, All Night), Yvette Monreal (Rambo: Last Blood, Faking It), Anjelika Washington (Tall Girl, Girl’s Room), Cameron Gellman (Heathers), and Meg DeLacy (The Fosters), as they relive the first season’s most epic moments. Join your favorite Blue Valley residents as they share behind-the-scenes tales and scoop on what’s to come for Season 2. DC’s Stargirl: The Complete First Season is currently available to own on Digital, Blu-ray, DVD, and now streaming on The CW app. Like DC Comics? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Literary 3:35 PM EDT 30 minutes Penguin Teen Presents – When Fantasy Worldbuilding & the Real World Collide Penguin Teen brings to life a fantasy world for every reader including reimagined Korean folklore, Afro-futurism, Africanjujuism and post-apocalyptic sci-fi. Powerhouse authors Tochi Onyebuchi (Rebel Sisters), Nnedi Okorafor (Ikenga), Kat Cho (Vicious Spirits), Lora Beth Johnson (Goddess in the Machine) sit down and discuss how they bring their worlds to life and use the lens fantasy to discuss real world issues. Get the books here!
Film/TV 4:00 PM EDT 30 minutes Big Hero 6 - The Series Join Disney XD's "Big Hero 6 The Series" stars Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Brooks Wheelan, Khary Payton and Lucas Neff and executive producers Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi as they discuss the trajectory of the beloved animated superhero comedy series and share sneak peeks of season three. Moderated by Jeffrey R. Epstein, co-host of "D23 Inside Disney" podcast. Love Big Hero 6? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Literary 4:10 PM EDT 30 minutes Go Farther, Explore Deeper! | How Media Ties-Ins Enhance Storytelling Media Tie-Ins enhance our appreciation of intellectual properties by telling new stories, or telling familiar tales in a different way. Explore the worlds of Avatar, Star Trek, Star Wars, Valiant Comics’ Faith, podcast protagonists Finn Caspian and Mars Patel, and Dungeons & Dragons with F.C. Yee (Avatar: The Shadow of Kyoshi), Una McCormack (Star Trek: Picard: The Last Best Hope), Julie Murphy (Faith: Taking Flight), Jonathan Messinger (The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspianseries), Sheela Chari (The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel), Preeti Chhibber (Star Wars Clone Wars Anthology, A Jedi, You Will Be), and Matt Forbeck (Dungeons & Dragons: The Mad Mage’s Academy: An Endless Quest Book)! Geeking out with Natalie Zutter, contributor to Tor.com and Den of Geek. Get the books here!
Film/TV 4:35 PM EDT 30 minutes A Discussion with the One Day at a Time Executive Producers and Cast Join the Cast and Executive Producers to discuss One Day at a Time returning to CBS after forty years, the future of the Sony Pictures Television series, and importance of Latinx representation on television. Moderated by Ariana Romero, Senior TV Critic at Refinery29.
Literary 4:45 PM EDT 30 minutes Saga Press | Can Mermaids Get Drunk? (And Other Important Questions About SFF IRL) Our panel of sci-fi and fantasy writers delve into the possibilities and impossibilities of how their worldbuilding works. What elements of “real life” inspired the fantastical elements of their worlds? What research did they do to invent them and what sort of “in-world” research did they create? Did they write legal contracts, research papers, or even recipes? Find out here. PANELISTS: Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone (This Is How You Lose the Time War), Kat Leyh (Lumberjanes), Ken Liu (The Grace of Kings, Wall of Storms, Hidden Girl and Other Stories), Rebecca Roanhorse (Trail of Lightning, Star Wars: Resistance Reborn), with moderator SB Divya (Machinehood) Get the books here!
Literary 5:20 PM EDT 30 minutes All the Geeky Goodness! | A Celebration of Fiction Stories & Their Fandoms Gather with your fellow fans to celebrate the unifying and elevating aspects of popular culture, through the lens of fiction and non-fiction. Join Sam Maggs (Con Quest!, The Fangirl’s Guide to the Universe), Abraham Riesman (True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee), Pat Dorian (Lon Chaney Speaks), Olivia Dade (Spoiler Alert), Tom Sciloi (Jack Kirby), and Sarah Kuhn (Haunted Heroine) as they discuss fan favorites factual and fictional, and the influence of our heroes and heroines with Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Creating Conversations). Get the books here!
Film/TV 5:45 PM EDT 45 minutes Quick Bites of Fright - Sam Raimi & More on Quibi’s Darker Side Watch a three-part panel on Quibi’s horror and thriller series, including never-before-seen footage: Director Mary Harron (American Psycho), writer/creator Ben Ketai, and actor AnnaSophia Robb talk body horror and The Expecting; Rebecca Thomas, Chosen Jacobs, and Sophie Thatcher discuss mood and murder in When The Streetlights Go On; and Sam Raimi spills behind-the-scenes details on 50 States of Fright. Moderated by Grae Drake.
Comics 5:55 PM EDT 30 minutes Z2 Comics Presents | The Graphic Album - An Evolution of Comics and Music In 1977, KISS added the band’s blood into the first printing of their landmark Marvel Comics series, and the relationship between music and comics was born. Forty years into future, Z2 Comics have pioneered the modern marriage of comics with music into something more immersive, pushing the possibilities of what either medium can be. Now, the company brings two of its most ambitious and anticipated projects to New York Comic Con’s Metaverse, where Blur’s Graham Coxon and My Chemical Romance’s Mikey Way will discuss their new graphic albums; pairing highly anticipated records with a comic book storyline to complete the experience. Moderated by Ryan J. Downey, host of The Disc Drive.
Film/TV 6:35 PM EDT 30 minutes 50 FREAKin Years Later - A Conversation with the Star-Studded Cast and Team Behind The Freak Brothers Based on Gilbert Shelton’s acclaimed comics “The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers” that sold 40 million copies worldwide, this new adult animated series is set in modern day San Francisco and features four cannabis-loving, time-travelling “Freaks” from the late 1960s – Freewheelin’ Franklin Freek (Woody Harrelson), Phineas T. Phreakears (Pete Davidson), Fat Freddy Freekowtski (John Goodman) and Fat Freddy’s Cat aka “Kitty” (Tiffany Haddish). Join some of the cast, Executive Producers and Showrunners for what is sure to be a hysterical conversation as they discuss bringing this 50-year-old comic book series back to life as an adult animation. This incredible cast (which includes Workaholics alums Adam Devine and Blake Anderson) and veteran Hollywood production team are set to release their 3 Freaks, Cat and bevy of other characters into the wild later this year. Like The Freak Brothers? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Anime/Manga 7:05 PM EDT 30 minutes Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Reunion IT’S TIME TO DUEL! The original cast of Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL MONSTERS reunites in this panel moderated by Sam Black. The cast will be reminiscing about their time on the show, working with each other, and answering YOUR questions! Perhaps we’ll finally get an answer to the age old question, “WHAT DOES POT OF GREED DO?”. Love Yu-Gi-Oh? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Film/TV 7:10 PM EDT 30 minutes At Your Service - EPIX's Season Two Pennyworth Cast & Producer Panel Join series stars Jack Bannon (Alfred Pennyworth), Ben Aldridge (Thomas Wayne) and Paloma Faith (Bet Sykes) as well as executive producer Bruno Heller for plenty of behind-the-scenes scoop about Pennyworth’s upcoming second season, in a virtual panel moderated by Damian Holbrook (TV Guide). This one-hour drama series follows Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company in 1960s London and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne, who has not yet become Bruce Wayne’s father. Season one of Pennyworth is currently available to watch on EPIX and the EPIX NOW app. Love Batman? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Anime/Manga 7:40 PM EDT 30 minutes Crunchyroll Originals Sampler - Onyx Equinox & More Get a taste of all the great Crunchyroll Originals series from 2020, plus a closer look at Onyx Equinox. See trailers for Tower of God, The God of High School, Noblesse, and exclusive content for Onyx Equinox from Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2020.
Film/TV 7:45 PM EDT 45 minutes A Conversation with Executive Producers and Cast Members from ABC’s The Good Doctor Join the Cast and Executive Producers from the hit ABC & Sony Pictures Television series, The Good Doctor. David Shore, Freddie Highmore, and the cast will break down the season three finale and give fans an exclusive inside peek into what’s to come in the two-part season four premiere “Frontline,” about the Covid-19 pandemic.
Anime/Manga 8:50 PM EDT 30 minutes The Yen Press Manga and Light Novel Party Join Yen Press, the publisher of hit series such as Sword Art Online, Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-and Black Butler, in a series of exciting manga and light novel announcements!
Film/TV 8:50 PM EDT 30 minutes The CW’s Nancy Drew Panel - Featuring the Cast & Producers Nancy Drew stars Kennedy McMann (Nancy Drew), Scott Wolf (Carson Drew), Alex Saxon (Ace), Leah Lewis (George Fan), Maddison Jaizani (Bess Marvin), Tunji Kasim (Ned “Nick” Nickerson) and Riley Smith (Ryan Hudson), will be joined by creator/executive producer Noga Landau and showrunner/executive producer Melinda Hsu Taylor to discuss The CW’s hit drama. Like Nancy Drew? Check out this other awesome Metaverse panel here!
Anime/Manga 9:25 PM EDT 30 minutes First Look at Japanese Phenom Anpanman Ahead of U.S. Debut on Tubi Making its English and Spanish language debut and available exclusively on Tubi are ten movies featuring Anpanman, the most popular character among both boys and girls in Japan. The Anpanman franchise is so popular that it has generated over $60 billion in merchandising sales. Anpanman is a superhero whose head is an anpan, a popular Japanese pastry, and he flies anywhere to help those in trouble. Join producer Kazuyoshi Iwasaki and director Akinori Nagaoka for a panel to learn more about this 50-year-old iconic franchise before the movies make their US debut on FOX Entertainment's streaming service Tubi.
Film/TV 10:00 PM EDT 30 minutes Lovecraft Country | SFX Makeup Masterclass with Carey Jones Lovecraft Country SPFX Makeup Supervisor Carey Jones discusses his experience, his craft, and how he helped bring the world of Lovecraft Country to life.
Film/TV 10:35 PM EDT 30 minutes Lovecraft Country | Illustrating for TV Masterclass with Afua Richardson Lovecraft Country Comic Book Artist Afua Richardson discusses her experience, her craft, and how she used her craft within the storyline within Lovecraft Country.
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