NYCC 2017: Sunday Highlights
You’ve done it! You’ve made it! Today is the last day and we are already bummed that New York Comic Con 2017 is coming to an end. Has it really been four days already? It feels like an instant (though my feet say it feels like a decade).
You have no doubt been able to experience some cool things throughout the weekend and I imagine those of you out of town are probably starting to feel ready to go home. Don’t give up yet, though, because Sunday promises to be just as full a day as the past three.
While you are at the convention on Sunday you might want to pop out across the street to check out Freeform’s various activities. You’ll definitely want to check out the Westworld Experience too. Inside the convention, when you are not checking out panels you might want to get your hands on some delicious grub from the FandomFest Fantasy Food Truck, enter the world of Amazon’s The Tick with their Dangerboat experience, or chill out at the Syfy Fan Lounge for a bit.
Whatever you do, be sure to check out our list of highlighted panels for some must-see events that will wrap up what has been an exciting convention.
World Premiere of Batman vs. Two Face
10:30am – 12:15pm @ Main Stage 1-D
This panel surprised us, especially when we looked at who would be speaking. William Shatner will be in attendance along with Burt Ward, Batman’s sidekick himself. Joining them are James Tucker, Michael Jelenic, Rick Morales, and Damian Holbrook. Attendees will be among the first to see the full film, which is the late Adam West’s final performance as Batman. Don’t miss it.
Deception Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screening & Q&A
10:45am – 12:00pm @ 1A10
Settle in for a first look at a new series by Chuck co-creator Chris Fedak and his team called Deception. Deception is a new crime drama that focuses on a superstar magician ruined by scandal who turns to the FBI and offers his skills. Using magic, in the form of deception, illusion, and influence, he helps the FBI bring in the world’s worst criminals. Cast and crew will join after the screening for a rousing Q&A.
Queers for Fears – Understanding LGBTQ Villany and Who’s Doing it Right
12:00pm – 1:00pm @ 1A05
I’m not going to lie, the title was what drew me into this one and the content should be interesting. If you are interested in representation, especially in popular media, then you might want to hang out with this panel’s speakers while they discuss what makes writing LGBTQ villains challenge, even if it is worthwhile.
Ryan Hurst and Theo Rossi Talk ‘Sons of Anarchy’
12:15pm – 12:45pm @ NYCC Live Stage – Booth 174
Two of Sons of Anarchy‘s biggest stars sit down with the NYCC Live Stage to reflect back on the series and talk about their experience with it. Fans of the show won’t want to miss this half-hour interview. Remember to keep your eye on the live stage schedule just in case your fav is turning up.
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women
12:30pm – 1:30pm @ Hammerstein Ballroom 311 W 34th St
Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, and Angela Robinson bring to life an interesting part of Wonder Woman‘s creation. The creator himself had two beautiful ladies in his life who were said to be the inspiration behind the character. Touching on the true and intimate story about William Marston, Professor Marson & The Wonder Women is going to be one of the must-see movies of the year. Sit down with the actors behind it to learn more about their story.
1:00pm – 2:00pm @ Main Stage 1-D
Do you actually need a reason to go hang out with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson? I didn’t think so.
Warner Bros Television Takeover
2:00pm – 4:45pm @ Hammerstein Ballroom 311 W 34th St
If you are not interested in checking out The Gifted but are a fan of Blindspot, Gotham, or want to check out the new show Castle Rock, then you might as well head over to the Hammerstein Ballroom and settle in for nearly three hours of entertainment. Various cast members and producers will be on site to discuss their shows and will be complimented by special video presentations. If you’re digging what Warner Bros is dishing out, check out this panel.
2:45pm – 3:45pm @ Main Stage 1-D
We have been looking forward to this one for over a month now, especially since it premiered last Monday. If you haven’t heard about it yet, it is a Marvel property about a suburban couple who find out their children have mutant powers. Forced to go on the run, they join an underground network of mutants and their life changes forever. The cast will be in attendance at the panel to discuss the show.
Jack Kirby: King of Comics
3:15pm – 4:15pm @ Room 1A02
They don’t really get more legendary than the late Jack Kirby. Without his amazing vision and talent I do not think that comics would be what they are today. Come listen to panelists discuss his career, his legacy, and his impact which still resonates today.
NYCC Team Q&A
3:45pm – 4:45pm @ Room 1B03
One thing we appreciate about ReedPOP is how open they are to feedback. Every year they like to end their convention on a high note with a Q&A session which allows you to tell them what went well, what might have gone not-so-well, and brainstorm suggestions for moving forward. This is an important forum for feedback and helps NYCC improve the show year after year.
Batman: The Animated Series 25th Anniversary
4:15pm – 5:15pm @ Main Stage 1-D
I think NYCC did a great job at ending the convention on a high note. Join Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, Kevin Conroy, and Tara Strong as they celebrate Batman: The Animated Series‘ 25th birthday. Attendees get to relive some of their favorite moments of the past 25 years and, honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if a certain fellow named Mark Hamill made an appearance…
Sunday night is time to wind down and get ready to re-enter the real world. There’s a natural sadness that comes as you walk toward the exit knowing you have to wait an entire year to return, but don’t forget to reflect on the amazing time you had this year at New York Comic Con. Cheers to another successful year, here’s to many more.