What am I excited about?
1. Stephen Amell- autographing
2. Amber Benson- autographing
3. Reinventing Horror
For seven years at NYCC, Mark L. Miller (Ain’t It Cool News, Pirouette) has gathered a ghoulish ensemble of creative minds to discuss and dissect how they create nightmares and what (if anything) scares them. This year, Mark gathers a talented Panel of Filmmakers, Writers and Artists to discuss how to reinvent and revitalize the horror genre; pushing new limits, twisting new concepts and crafting new terrors to keep you up at night!
4. DC Comics – Batman: Gotham Rising
Even after 75 years of stories, the Bat-family comics couldn’t be any hotter! Join the talent behind the Dark Knight for an exclusive look at what’s in store for the World’s Greatest Detective! With all star Creators, there has never been a better time to walk the streets of Gotham City!
5. MARVEL Animation Presents
Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) brings you the biggest animation panel in this universe – or any other. Get an exclusive first look at content from “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.” season two and the future of Marvel Animation.
6. Comics as Literature in the English Classroom
The English Classroom looks at utilizing comics as more than just a reading strategy for Teachers. The Panel will explore the types of media literacy and literary standards that can be addressed while teaching with comics. Social Studies, Sciences and English classroom Teachers can benefit from incorporating this medium into their curricula. Popular titles and best practice lessons will be included, as well as addressing common core standards.
7. Todd McFarlane Builds AMC’s The Walking Dead and More!
Todd McFarlane (Spawn, Spider-man) returns to NYCC to show Fans his newest toy creation, the new revolutionary brick building sets based on television’s most watched drama, AMC’s The Walking Dead. Get the inside scoop from the man himself on designing figures and toys from one of the hottest television series ever! Light-up features, iconic environments and convincing sculpts. Available fall 2014 only at Toys “R” Us. But that’s not all…Todd is DYING to share secrets on toys, a new Spawn creative team and character return. Panel Attendees will receive an exclusive McFarlane Toys AMC’S The Walking Dead mini poster.
8. Ron Perlman Spotlight
Ron Perlman – a Golden Globe Winning Actor with starring roles in Hellboy, Drive, Pacific Rim and Sons of Anarchy – has traveled an offbeat path to showbiz success. His is a tale that demonstrates the power of persistence. Perlman will be discussing and signing his just released book Easy Street(the Hard Way), sharing his inspiring story and answering all of the tough questions.
9. Tribute Panel: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Will Always Kick Ass Author Panel
Book will be available for purchase at the signing.
10. Birdman Panel with Michael Keaton and Edward Norton, Moderated by Chris Hardwick
Join Michael Keaton and Edward Norton as they discuss BIRDMAN, an extremely unique black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero decades earlier – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his own ego and engages in often surreal attempts to recover his family, his career and himself.