The Ultimate Guide to New York Comic Con 2016

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 - 6:24PM
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Wednesday, 05 October 2016 - 6:24PM
The Ultimate Guide to New York Comic Con 2016
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New York Comic Con is almost upon us again, and this year there are plenty of exciting panels to look forward to. From comics panels with some of the top talent at Marvel, DC, Skybound, and more, as well as huge TV panels about The Walking Dead and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., you won't want to miss these nerdy, star-studded panels. 

Check back for coverage of all the panels at NYCC, and if you're attending the con, check out our Science of Star Wars panel on Saturday at 6:30 PM, featuring Travis Langley (editor, Star Wars Psychology), Aaron Sagers (Blastr), Christopher Mahon (Outer Places), Dr. Mara Wood (Talking Comics), Dr. Charles Liu (StarTalk), and Eliot Sirota (VFX artist). We'll discuss everything from Tatooine-like exoplanets to the ridiculousness level of Kylo Ren's lightsaber, and more!

Thursday, October 6

Hasbro Star Wars - 12:15 PM

The Hasbro Star Wars team discusses the toys that will be released this fall, ahead of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

NatGeo Presents StarTalk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson - 12:45 PM

Neil DeGrasse Tyson and other big names in popular science talk space travel, sci-fi, and humanity's place in the universe.

DC All Access - 1:45 PM

While DC movies have been disappointing of late, DC Comics is still on a roll, especially after the immensely popular Rebirth. In this panel, Marguerite Bennett (DC Comics Bombshells), Shea Fontana (DC Super Hero Girls), Steve Orlando (Night of the Monster Men), Joshua Williamson (The Flash, Vertigo's Frostbite) and more discuss the future of DC Comics titles.

Tales from the TARDIS with Matt Smith, Alex Kingston and Jenna Coleman - 2:00 PM

The beloved Doctor Who alums talk about their experiences on the show. From the NYCC description: "Don't blink Whovians! You won't want to miss this one!"

Skybound Entertainment Presents: The Walking Dead with Robert Kirkman - 2:15 PM

Robert Kirkman will preview future issues of The Walking Dead comics, and may release a tidbit or two about the series as well.

Spotlight Panel on Frank Miller - 6:30 PM

Iconic and controversial writer Frank Miller takes the stage for a conversation about his comics and illustrious career.

Friday, October 7

BBC America Takeover Featuring Doctor Who, Class and Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

BBC America premieres a sneak peek at the Christmas special of Doctor Who, as well as the young adult spin-off Class and the premiere of the new Dirk Gently series.

MARVEL: 50 Years of Black Panther

Acclaimed writer Ta-Nehisi Coates celebrates the history and cultural significance of Black Panther, who came out with his first title in 1966.

Marvel NOW!: Divided We Stand

Marvel creators discuss the wide-ranging ramifications of Civil War II, and where the universe (and the characters) will go from here.

Season 2 Sneak Peek: DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender, a Netflix Original Series

Fans get a preview of the second season of Voltron's second season, which will stream on Netflix later this year.

Wonder Woman 75 - 5:15 PM

Celebrate 75 years of Wonder Woman with a panel that includes top comics talent like Marc Andreyko, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Yanick Paquette, Greg Rucka, Jill Thompson and more.

Marvel Television Presents: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Ghost Rider - 7:30 PM

Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb and AOS cast members reveal an all-new episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., featuring Gabriel Luna as Ghost Rider.

AMC Presents HUMANS - 8:00 PM

If you're willing to stay this late, the underrated AI show Humans is holding a panel with the cast and crew ahead of the season two premiere next year.

Saturday, October 8

USA Network's FALLING WATER Panel with the Cast and Creators - 11:15 AM

The Walking Dead co-producer Gale Ann Hurd presents her new Inception-esque sci-fi show.

Inside Gotham with David Mazouz, Erin Richards and Robin Lord Taylor - 11:30 AM

Cast members of the insane-yet-addictive Gotham give a behind-the-scenes look at the show. 

Season 3 Exclusive: Netflix Presents Black Mirror – Play Test - 12:30 PM

Black Mirror is coming to America, and if early reviews are any indication, it's just as great as it was in the UK. Be the first to see the episode "Play Test," about a terrifyingly advanced video game.

Alan Tudyk Spotlight - 1:15 PM

The Firefly and Rogue One star discusses the latest season of Con Man, the first season of DC's Powerless, and all of the other amazingly geeky projects he has in the works.

The Man In The High Castle - 1:30 PM

Amazon's most-streamed series is coming back for a second season, and in spite of some production troubles, it seems to be in full swing. Executives and cast members will be on hand to tell us what's coming in the next season of the acclaimed sci-fi show.

Justice League Dark – Exclusive First Look - 4:45 PM

Get your first look at the newest DC animated film, featuring Constantine (voiced by Matt Ryan!), Zatanna, Deadman, Swamp Thing, and of course, Batman.

AMC's The Walking Dead

This is the biggest panel of the weekend, as The Walking Dead is giving fans an exclusive sneak peek at the new season. It probably won't give away who died, but then again, you never know.

Stan Lee Interview - 5:30 PM

The comics legend discusses his amazing life and career. 

The Netflix Original Series Marvel's Iron Fist - 6:30 PM

The cast from Iron Fist makes their first-ever appearance, and previews footage from Marvel and Netflix's latest.

Star Wars: The Science Awakens

Outer Places presents our panel on the science of Star Wars, featuring Travis Langley (editor, Star Wars Psychology), Aaron Sagers (Blastr), Christopher Mahon (Outer Places), Dr. Mara Wood (Talking Comics), Dr. Charles Liu (StarTalk), and Eliot Sirota (VFX artist). 

Sunday, October 9

FX Networks Presents: Legion

Fans get an exclusive sneak peek at FX's Legion, the character-focused X-Men series about Professor X's son.

Women of Marvel - 1:30 PM

Between Ms. Marvel in comics and Captain Marvel in the movies, women in comics has been a huge topic lately. Join female Marvel creators Content Development Director Sana Amanat, Producer Judy Stephens, Social Media Manager Adri Cowan, "Black Widow: Red Vengeance" writer Margaret Stohl and more to discuss this important topic.

Jon Bernthal Spotlight - 2:30 PM

The Punisher series just started filming, so you don't want to miss Bernthal talking about his career and future projects (including maybe The Defenders?).

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