NYCC 2018: Saturday Highlights
Today is the day! Arguably the most crowded day of NYCC, but also the most action-packed and crazy-fun day as well. Be prepared to run all over to get the full experience and don’t forget to hydrate! See the full schedule here in order to maximize your day!
A reminder that we’ve got the venues right here for anyone running the streets for their favorite panels.
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM @ The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
The forces of good and evil take the stage to give fans a first-ever sneak-peak of the highly anticipated series adaptation of Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman’s best-selling Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch novel.
Legacies World Premiere Pilot Screening and Q&A
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM @ Room 1A06
Join Legacies stars Danielle Rose Russell, Matt Davis, Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant, Quincy Fouse, Aria Shahghasemi and Peyton Alex Smith, and executive producers Julie Plec and Brett Matthews for the world premiere pilot screening, exclusively for New York Comic Con, of the next chapter in The Vampire Diaries/The Originals trilogy.
Getting into Cosplay: The Whos, Whats, Wheres, Whens, Whys, and Hows
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM @ Cosplay Central Stage
or those interested in dressing as their favorite characters, there’s loads of information about complicated building & sewing, but not too much on where to really get started, and how to find a community to support you. We’ll talk budget & beginner cosplay, plus answer all of the above questions that’ll help get YOU started in the fantastic world of cosplay!
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ Main Stage 1-D
Join stars David Harbour, Sasha Lane, Daniel Dae Kim, and Ian McShane, and comic book creator Mike Mignola to discuss the film. Based on the Dark Horse comic book, HELLBOY, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.
In Conversation with Sophie Turner, Powered by Entertainment Weekly
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM @ Shop Studios, Level 3
Entertainment Weekly presents a sizzling conversation with Dark Phoenix megastar Sophie Turner. As the powerful Jean Grey, Sophie reignites one of the hottest X-Men storylines of all-time. Get a seat early, this panel will be lit.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Inside Look
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM @ The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Cast and filmmakers from Sony Pictures Entertainment’s highly anticipated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, from the creative minds of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, will give audiences an inside look at the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse – where more than one can wear the mask – on Saturday, October 6 at 11:30 a.m.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Join cast members Christopher Meloni, Lili Mirojnick, Medina Senghore, Ritchie Coster, Patrick Fischler and Christopher Fitzgerald, executive producers Patrick Macmanus, Brian Taylor, and Grant Morrison, and moderator Michael Ausiello (TVLine) as they look back on the insanity of HAPPY! Season 1 and tease the even crazier second season.
Level Up Your Cosplay Photography
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM @ Cosplay Central Stage
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM @ Main Stage 1-D
Twisted Toonz returns to New York Comic Con and you do NOT want to miss this famous live script reading of a movie you know read in a hysterical new way by an all-star voice supercast! Join Steve Blum, Grey DeLisle, Richard Horvitz, Phil LaMarr, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, and Janet Varney for a hilarious live reading of CLUE
Skybound Comics: Creators in Conversation
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM @ Shop Studios, Level 3
Join comic executives and creators from Skybound Entertainment, Marvel and Oni Press including The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman as they discuss what it takes to break into the comic industry.
Deadly Class World Premiere Screening and Q&A
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Be the first to see the premiere episode of the highly anticipated new SYFY series, DEADLY CLASS, based on the hit graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig. Executive produced by the Russo Brothers (Avengers: Infinity War), DEADLY CLASS follows the story of Marcus, a teen living on the streets who is recruited into Kings Dominion, an elite private academy where the world’s top crime families send their next generations to learn the deadly arts.
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM @ The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Witness New York Comic Con’s highly anticipated return of Daredevil, Marvel’s first superhero on Netflix! Join the series’ stars Charlie Cox, Elden Henson, Deborah Ann Woll, Vincent D’Onofrio, Joanne Whalley, Wilson Bethel, Jay Ali, series showrunner, Erik Oleson and Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb for what promises to be an epic panel full of surprise reveals.
The Umbrella Academy Invites You to Check In to “Hotel Oblivion”
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM @ Room 1A10
After ten years, The Umbrella Academy is back in action! With the new comics series, The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion kicking off and a live action series arriving on Netflix in early 2019, Dark Horse Comics is thrilled to invite fans to a conversation with series creators Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá as we explore the weird, wonderful world of The Umbrella Academy.
All the Feels
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM @ Room 1A18
Authors discuss making readers feel deeply for characters — in a world where many of us are already experiencing emotional exhaustion from daily life, what persuades us to invest in the lives of fictional individuals?
Pop Culture Witches
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM @ Room 1A24
In an age where powerful women are finally being celebrated, it’s worth looking at the pop culture witches, enchantresses, genies, charmers, and sorceresses who conjured the craft in our popular imaginations in the past. How have women with (super) powers been portrayed, and how is that portrayal evolving?
Anna and the Apocalypse
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM @ Room 1A10
Get ready to fight, slash and sing your way through the holidays season in ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE! When a zombie apocalypse threatens the town of New Haven at Christmas, Anna and her friends must face off against hordes of the undead in a desperate race to save their loved ones.
The Visionaries, Powered by Entertainment Weekly
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Shop Studios, Level 3
Entertainment Weekly presents the first annual directors’ panel at NYCC, spotlighting our favorite talent behind the camera. These directors have electrified audiences worldwide and are leading the industry with their iconic voices. Join us for an engaging and insightful conversation about their creative visions, the art of storytelling, and the future of film.
Star Trek: Discovery
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Join the cast and producers of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY as they discuss the legacy of the franchise, and what adventures await the CBS ALL ACCESS Original Series as it warps into Season 2.
WBTV Panel Block: Blindspot, Manifest, and The 100
4:45 PM – 6:30 PM @ Room 1A06
This panel is crazy! It’s a Blindspot Season Four Premiere Screening and Q&A, Manifest Special Video Presentation and Q&A, and The 100 Special Video Presentation and Q&A all in one! Come to check it out and don’t miss these action-packed shows!
Salaam Nerds and Geeks! Islam, Fandom, Comics, and Pop Culture
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM @ Room 1C03
There are many myths and misconceptions about Muslims and Islam. For one, there are many Muslims who are active in fan culture, such as gaming, cosplaying, comics, animation. This panel will focus on various aspects of fandom and the Muslim creators and fans who enjoy it. Come meet Muslim comic book creators, cartoonists, writers, gamers, and cosplayers!
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM @ The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Join Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore and Maril Davis, along with cast members Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin, for a discussion about the new season of the hit STARZ Original Series.
Harnessing Internet Fandom for Good
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM @ Room 1C03
In a world where everyone is talking about toxic fandom, where can you find spaces online that still feel good to celebrate your fandoms? When things do get toxic, what tools and resources are available for you? We’ll talk to members of Tumblr staff as well as active fans in Tumblr communities about where you can be yourself and thrive on the internet.
New York TimesOUT presents LGBTQ in Pop Culture
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM @ Room 1A02
Join New York TimesOUT for our 5th Annual LGBTQ in Pop Culture Panel with panelists Dan Deevy (Gaaays In Spaaace), Angelique Roche (Black Girl Nerds, Contributor), Jackie Cox (NYC Drag Queen), Elana Levin (The Beat, Contributor), Frederick F. Allen (Social Activist/Comedian/Writer) and moderator Jude Biersdorfer (NYTimes) as we talk about LGBTQ themes and presence in Pop Culture and the panelists careers and passions.
Black Heroes Matter
6:45 PM – 7:45 PM @ Room 1A21
The Black Heroes Matter Panel is an open dialogue centered on portrayals of Black heroes in contemporary pop culture. Focus is placed on the cultural renaissance we find ourselves in the midst of, highlighted by the unprecedented success of Black Panther, and the mass appeal of Black Lightning, and Luke Cage.
Breaking In And Monetizing Your Comics With Webtoon
7:45 PM – 8:45 PM @ Room 1A02
Webtoon Head of Content Tom Akel will walk you through how to publish and promote your own IP on the Discover platform, provide details on Webtoon’s new ad sharing program, their partnership with Patreon, and the eight finalists will be introduced from the latest Webtoon Comic Contest with an $80k first prize.
The Walking Dead
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM @ The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Cast and executive producers from AMC’s “The Walking Dead” will discuss the show’s exciting new chapter and share some hints of what’s to come with a sneak peek into season 9, debuting on October 7th at 9PM ET/PT.
NYCC Championships of Cosplay Presented by Singer
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM @ Main Stage 1-D
Thousands of NYCC Fans will watch in person while many more Fans from around the world will tune in via the Official NYCC Livestream to cheer on their favorite cosplayers. Competitors will not only battle it out for over $5,000 in prizes, but also to qualify for the final round of the 2019 C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago, the final stop in the Global Championships of Cosplay. Join us for a fun-filled competition celebrating the talent, skill and determination of the best cosplayers in the world.