15 Can't-Miss Panels at New York Comic Con 2015

Thursday, 08 October 2015 - 10:29AM
Jessica Jones
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Thursday, 08 October 2015 - 10:29AM
15 Can't-Miss Panels at New York Comic Con 2015
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New York Comic Con starts tomorrow, and you won't want to miss what's coming. There are a few notable properties that are weirdly missing (seriously, Gotham? It's right there in your name), but there's still plenty of exciting panels and guests flooding into NYC this weekend. Here are the fifteen biggest panels at NYCC 2015:

Thursday, October 8

12 Monkeys Season 2 - 12:15-1:15pm

This panel will show the first look at the second season of unexpected hit 12 Monkeys. The cast and creators will be present for a fan Q&A, and although it's unclear whether they'll have any new footage ready, there probably will be, considering that production started in July. 

Star Wars Rebels Season 2 - 1:30-2:30pm

The second season of Star Wars rebels is almost here, and we can't wait to see what it has in store. The cast and producers will be on hand to answer questions, including Dave Filoni, Steve Blum, Ashley Eckstein, and Taylor Gray, but if you're a Buffy fan like me, you'll be most excited for Sarah Michelle Gellar, who just announced that she'll be playing the villainous Seventh Sister in season two.

Teaching Ourselves to Be Heroes: Bully, Bystander or Batman! - 1:45-2:45pm

New York Comic Con always kills it in diversity and social justice panels, and this year looks to be no exception. Travis Langley, editor of Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Outer Places editor Kieran Dickson, and more, this panel will discuss the ways in which superhero fiction can effect change in real life, especially in regards to childhood bullying.

The Walking Dead: An Inside Look with Robert Kirkman - 2:45-3:45pm

Robert Kirkman and "special guests" take a look at what's coming to the Walking Dead comics "and beyond." We're disappointed that the cast doesn't seem to be making an appearance, but considering that the season six premiere is this weekend, we'd be very, very surprised if he didn't have a few reveals up his sleeve for the TV show as well.

The Expanse - 4:00-5:20pm

Get a preview of Syfy's upcoming adaptation of James S.A. Corey's space opera book series, which unravels a vast conspiracy in a fully colonized future solar system. The cast and producers will answer fan questions and give an inside look at the December premiere.

Star Wars Rebels Screening - 5:30-6:45pm

You can be the first to see two new episodes from the upcoming season of Star Wars Rebels, which will feature the series debut of Captain Rex, Captain Gregor and Commander Wolffe, joining fan favorite Ahsoka Tano from The Clone Wars.

DC Super Hero Girls

DC is finally trying to make up for all of their sexism snafus by releasing the DC Super Hero Girls series, a series explicitly aimed at younger girls. It features iconic DC heroes like Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and Supergirl, and "offers relatable and strong role models for girls to promote character and confidence through high-quality storytelling, iconic characters and active play." 

Friday, October 9

Dark Horse: CLASSIFIED! - 11:00am-12:00pm

In case you didn't know this panel was going to be a big deal, there are capital letters and an exclamation point for your convenience. In this panel, Dark Horse creators Brian Wood, Matt Kindt, and publicist Steve Sunu, along with some "surprise guests," will be announcing new series and "top-secret projects." 

Colony Screening and Mr. Robot Q&A - 3:00-6:30pm

We're not sure what to think about Colony, but it absolutely took over San Diego Comic Con this year, and it has an intriguing premise, so it's definitely worth checking out. Creator and Lost producer Carlton Cuse will be on hand for a Q&A after the pilot screening, as well as Lost favorite Josh Holloway. Co-star Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead) will not be there, which is either good news or bad news, depending on how you feel about Lori. The screening will be followed by a panel with the cast and producers of Mr. Robot, which looked terrible but was surprisingly great and went on to become a cult hit.

Amazon's The Man in the High Castle - 4:15-5:15

Amazon has been extremely successful in its original programming lately, and we can't wait to see their take on Philip K. Dick's alternate history novel Man in the High Castle, which explores what the world would have looked like if the Axis powers had won World War II. 

Con Man: A Series 13 Years in the Making - 7:00-8:00pm

If we can't have Firefly back, this is the next best thing. After a historic crowdfunding campaign, Con Man is actually happening, and Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk will both be at NYCC to thank the fans who made it happen. Plus, it's a satire of convention culture. They couldn't not come.


Disney-Lucasfilm Publishing Presents: Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens - 12:15pm-1:15pm

We may have two more months before Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out, but at least we'll have a few books to keep us occupied until then. Disney and Lucasfilm representatives and guests such as Star Wars: Aftermath author Chuck Wendig will preview upcoming titles and their connection to the newest Star Wars film.

The X-Files - 1:15-2:30pm

The truth is out there, and Chris Carter and David Duchovny will be there to give it to us. After the rapturous reception of the X-Files premiere, the anticipation will be at a fever pitch, although honestly, it probably would have been regardless. We wish Gillian Anderson were going to be there, but this is still one of the most exciting panels of the weekend.

Batman: The Bat-Universe - 1:30-2:30pm

Brace yourselves, Bat-fans, because a huge announcement is forthcoming at this panel. A new comics series? Details on the Ben Affleck solo Batman movie? A Robbie Amell-starring Batman Beyond movie? Place your bets now!

Marvel/Netflix's Jessica Jones and Daredevil - 5:00-6:45

The Jessica Jones cast makes their first appearance, as they discuss the upcoming show as well as the best moments from season one of Daredevil. Specific cast members haven't yet been confirmed, but we imagine Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, and David Tennant are all givens. It will be moderated by Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb, and if it's anything like Daredevil's panel last year, a ton of new footage will be shown, likely making it the biggest panel of the weekend. 
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