NYCC 2017: Friday Highlights

Another day, another con. Except, welcome to a busy day at New York Comic-Con. Make sure you familiarize yourself with the layout and the map of the area if you’re moving between Madison Square Garden and the Hammerstein Ballroom and Javits. The walk can be rough but it’s the fastest way to get around, so make sure to plan out your schedule with time to walk over. There’s a lot of big panels today so plan out your schedule accordingly and make sure you know what is and isn’t ticketed. 

If you’re starting off early and you don’t have any panels, make sure to hit the showroom floor and the rest of Javits for some freebies early in the day to avoid those lines!

You can view the entire Friday schedule HERE

BBC America Presents: Peter Capaldi Spotlight
10:30am – 11:30am @ The Theater at Madison Square Garden

Before his final episode as the Doctor, Peter Capaldi hits the stage at Madison Square Garden for a fan Q&A. His final episode, the Christmas Special “Twice Upon a Time” will feature Capaldi team up with the First Doctor, played by David Bradley. If you’re a Whovian, this is a can’t-miss opportunity. Capaldi has been one of my favorite doctors so far, and as one of the last conventions he will attend while playing the Doctor, I’d say this one is worth lining up for!

The World of Phillip K. Dick – The Man in the High Castle and Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams
10:30am – 11:30am @ Hammerstein Ballroom

The world of Phillip K. Dick expands further as Amazon Prime brings Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams alongside their fan favorite The Man in the High Castle. The anthology series will include executive producers Michael Dinner and Ronald D. Moore along with actor Liam Cunningham aka Ser Davos the Onion Knight! The Man in the High Castle panel brings its executive producers Eric Overmyer and Dan Percival along with cast members Rufus Sewell, Rupert Evans, and Jason O’Mara. If you can’t get enough of the cast, they two shows will be holding separate cast interviews at the NYCC Live Stage at Booth 174, check out the links here for The Man in the High Castle and Electric Dreams.

Pacific Rim Uprising
12:00pm – 1:00pm @ The Theater at Madison Square Garden

It’s basically a Nerdophiles staff requirement to have a (positive) opinion about Pacific Rim, so you can imagine our excitement at the prospect of the announcement of Pacific Rim Uprising. Joining director Steven S. DeKnight on the Madison Square Garden stage is his cast of John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Burn Gorman, and Cailee Spaeny. It seems almost a guarantee that there will be some new content shown at the panel along with a few updates. You’ll find us livetweeting the panel come noon, so follow along!

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency BBC America Official Panel
12:45pm – 1:45pm @ Main Stage 1-D

Fans of the BBC America hit show Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency are in for a treat when the stars of the show head to the Main Stage in Javits for a Q&A along with 20 minutes of exclusive content from the upcoming season premiere! Creator Max Landis will bring his stars, Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks, Jade Eshete, Mpho Koaho, and Fiona Dourif, onto the stage. Make sure to get here early for the panel but don’t count on sitting through the panels before, remember the Main Stage room is cleared out between panels! Also, like the Phillip K. Dick shows, Dirk Gently will be holding a fan interview at the NYCC Live Stage at Booth 174.

Hulu and Seth Rogen’s Future Man
1:30pm – 2:30pm @ 1A06

Catch an exclusive screening of Hulu’s upcoming collaboration with Seth Rogen in the form of Future Man. The series is about a janitor by day and gamer by night who is recruited to basically time travel and be a super hero. Sounds ridiculous right? Well to add to that, the show stars The Hunger Games favorite good guy, Peeta! Yup, Josh Hutcherson joins his cast members Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson, and Haley Joel Osment alongside creators Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir and showrunner Ben Karlin for a screening and some lively discussion.

tbs presents Olan Rogers’ Final Space
3:00pm – 4:00pm @ Hammerstein Ballroom

Youtuber Olan Rogers brings his upcoming animated space opera Final Space to the Hammerstein Ballroom. Join Olan, himself, along with his cast to talk about the upcoming premiere of his series. Audiences will see an exclusive sneak peek of the show and ask them some questions! 

SYFY Wire Fangrrls Presents: Badass Women of Sci-Fi
4:15pm – 5:15pm @ 1A10

We love panels like this one, reminiscent of the Women Who Kick Ass panel at San Diego Comic-Con this panel features an exciting line-up of creators and stars of your favorite Syfy shows. Are you a fan of Wynonna Earp, American Gods, The Magicians, and The Expanse? Get your butt to this panel! Join Emily Andras, Yetide Badaki, Sera Gamble, and Frankie Adams as they discuss important issues on representation and the sci-fi genre.

LINE Webtoon’s Romance Revolution
5:30pm – 6:30pm @ 1A21

Anyone ready to admit with me that they are obsessed with LINE Webtoons? Well, not only is LINE a major part of the convention this year, with the official lanyards LINE themed, but they have their own Webtoons panel that features some of the most popular romance authors who are here to talk about the revitalization of romance in comics. Creators of Siren’s LamentLate BloomerI Love YOOMy Giant Nerd Boyfriend, and Warning Label get on stage to talk about their audience and the movement that they are apart of.

 

An Evening with Patrick Rothfuss
7:45pm – 8:45pm @ 1A06

The legendary Patrick Rothfuss takes the stage. A New York Times Bestselling author, Rothfuss is well known for his novel The Name of the Wind which is a part of his Kingkiller Chronicle. A modern master of epic fantasy, join him as he talks about anything and everything from telling stories to answering questions to going down rabbit holes with tangents and inappropriate humor. Be prepared!

Hulu and Marvel Television Present Marvel’s Runaways
7:45pm – 9:15pm @ Main Stage 1-D

Are you ready for the next installment from Marvel TV? Join Jeph Loeb at the Main Stage as he brings up the cast of the new Marvel’s Runaways. The show will air on Hulu this November and feature a team of rebellious kids who face off against their parents. The cast features Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Gregg Sulkin, and Allegra Acosta. The panel will obviously feature some exclusive footage, so don’t miss this one!