Friday, October 14, 2011

NYCC Comic-Con - Friday

And the panels are underway! Here are some to get you started.

“Once Upon a Time” Exclusive Screening and Panel

Friday, October 14, 2011

10:30 am - 11:30 am

American Airlines Theater, 1A06

Calling all “Lost” fans – join creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz

(“Lost” and “Tron: Legacy”) as well as Erin Felentzer as they introduce you to the magical story of

two parallel worlds: one in a distant fairytale land, the other in a present-day reality. Following the

exclusive screening of the pilot, Eddy and Adam will participate in a Q&A panel moderated by Matt

Mitovich, Editor-at-Large for, about this modern fairytale turned on its head. Arrive

early for exclusive magic mirrors!

DC: Talent Search

Friday, October 14, 2011

10:30 am - 11:30 am


Join DCE’s Editorial Art Director, Mark Chiarello, for an informative orientation session that will

explain how DCE’s Talent Search works and discuss the different needs of the DC Comics, Vertigo

and MAD Magazine brands. If you want to learn what DCE looks for in artists and how to improve

your chances of becoming a working professional, then this is the panel for you! In order to have

your work reviewed, attendance at this orientation session is mandatory. (Please note: Not all

attendees are guaranteed a one-on-one review.)

Be Your Own Publisher: Making Comics with Kickstarter

Friday, October 14, 2011

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Have an awesome graphic novel or comic book but not sure how to get it published? Don't wait for

a big publisher to decide your fate! There's never been a better time to self-publish, and tools like

Kickstarter can be a great way to connect with fans, handle pre-orders, and cover the costs of

publishing and distributing your comic book masterpiece. Kickstarter is the largest funding platform

for creative projects in the world, and collectively, users have pledged over $90 million to projects in

creative fields like comics, games, film, music, art, and more. We've gathered together a group of

seasoned pros and new faces in the comic book industry to talk about how to run successful

Kickstarter campaigns, from putting together an awesome pitch video, to creating tantalizing

rewards and communicating with fans. This session will be moderated by Cindy Au (Community

Director at Kickstarter) with special guests Jeremy Bastian and Thomas Negovan (Cursed Pirate

Girl), Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex, Deadpool, Painkiller Jane, Queen Crab), Renae De Liz (The

Last Unicorn, Womanthology), and Joey Esposito (Footprints, comics editor at IGN).

Jane Espenson's Husbands --A Marriage of Experience and New Media

Friday, October 14, 2011

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm


Genre TV veteran Jane Espenson (Buffy theVampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, Torchwood, etc)

and writer/performerBrad Bell (aka "Cheeks") have created a marriage equality comedycalled

Husbands, unfurling now at Espenson,Bell, and cast member Sean

Hemeon will talk about Husbands, why theydecided to make it for the web, and what they learned in

the process that madethem better at their jobs.

Dark Horse Presents: 25 Years of Publishing and Beyond

Friday, October 14, 2011

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Join Dark Horse Senior Managing Editor, Scott Allie, and Director of Public Relations, Jeremy

Atkins, for a look at all that the publisher has on tap for the coming year. In addition to news on all

of the hot new fall titles like Orchid, The Strain and House of Night, we look to 2012 for a sneak

peak at what fans can expect in not only the company's flagship anthology, but exclusive for fans of

Star Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and more! Guests include: Tom Morello (Rage Against the

Machine, Orchid), Brian Wood (DMZ, Northlanders, The Massive), Carla Speed-McNeil (Finder),

and more!

MTV Comics and Stan Lee's The Seekers

Friday, October 14, 2011

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

American Airlines Theater, 1A06

Join comics legend Stan Lee and MTV Comics Executive Editor Tom Akel as they announce the

winners of the talent search to write and illustrate The Seekers! Get your first look at the art and

story from Stan's new epic and meet the creative team! You'll also get a sneak peek at some new

projects from MTV Comics and a special appearance by our Mystery Guest! Plus an exclusive gift

for the first 100 attendees!


Friday, October 14, 2011

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

IGN Theater

Syfy Series Haven will be at NYCC on Friday! In attendance will be Emily Rose (Jericho, Brothers

and Sisters), Lucas Bryant (Queers as Folk, MVP) and Eric Balfour (24, Six Feet Under). The hit

summer series, based on the novella "The Colorado Kid" from renowned author Stephen King,

follows former FBI agent Aubrey Parker (Rose), who becomes a cop in the small town of Haven,

Maine and soon discovers the town's many secrets, which also holds the key to unlocking the

mysteries of her lost past. The creative team behind Haven includes Executive Producer John

Morayniss (The Firm, Hell on Wheels) and Noreen Halpern (Hung, Rookie Blue) from eOne

Television and David MacLeod (Legends of the Fall, The Ray Bradbury Theater) of Big Motion

Pictures, who are joined by Lloyed Segan, Shawn Piller, Scott Piller, Scott Shepherd (Stephen

King's The Dead Zone) and Matt McGuiness (Journeyman) as well as Sam Ernst & Jim Dunn

(Stephen King's The Dead Zone), who also developed the series.

MARVEL: Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way

Friday, October 14, 2011

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


You have the talent. You have the imagination. You have the “Go get ‘em, Tiger” determination that

would make the Bullpen proud. But where do you go from there? Discover the next step in your

budding comics career with world-renowned talent scout C.B. Cebulski, Mark Brooks, Leinil Yu,

Esad Ribic, Alex Maleev and more as they give you all the right pointers toward getting a foot in the

door at Marvel Comics. Discussing all entry points across every department, this can’t-miss panel is

a must for all Marvel hopefuls!

Legal Panel – The Comic Book Publishing Agreement

Friday, October 14, 2011

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm


Sure you've created a great comic book, but how do you get it published (other than on your own

website)? Join attorneys Thomas A. Crowell and Sheafe B. Walker, and popular published comic

book writer/artist Alan Robert ("Wire Hangers," "Crawl to Me," IDW Publishing) as they discuss

how to hook and land a publisher, what to look for in a comic book publishing agreement, and how

to get your comic from your computer and into the comic book store's racks.

MARVEL: Ultimate Comics Universe Reborn

Friday, October 14, 2011

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

MTV Theater, 1A10

Everyone is talking about the new Ultimate Comics Universe but everyone wants to know what’s

next! We’ve got the exclusive news here with announcements that’ll leave you begging for more.

Join Nick Spencer (Ultimate X-Men), Senior Editor Mark Paniccia, Marvel Editor In Chief Axel

Alonso and more for the news you can’t miss.

Robot Chicken

Friday, October 14, 2011

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

IGN Theater

Seth Green (co-creator), Matthew Senreich (co-creator), Doug Goldstein (head writer and

co-producer) and Zeb Wells discuss their popular series Robot Chicken and provide a sneak peek of

season 5.5, premiering on Oct. 23rd on Adult Swim.

She's So Unsual: Lolita Fashion in the Media

Friday, October 14, 2011

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Anime Stage

Lolita Fashion might seem new to you, but is it really? For many years, the breadcrumbs of this

subculture have been spreading all over the media, not just in the Fashion universe. Come and

explore the many interesting ways in which Lolita Fashion has taken on a life of its own! Through

Anime, Movies, Music, Television, Books and more - you might be surprised of what things you

see! Presented by Dalin of La Vida Frills - this interactive panel is full of games, laughs, prizes and

Rori approved fun all around!

Jay and Silent Bob Get Old

Friday, October 14, 2011

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

IGN Theater

Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes will appear together for a live performance of their popular podcast

Jay & Silent Bob Get Old. Fans who are interested in attending the live performance must have a

New York Comic Con ticket and also purchase an additional ticket to the podcast. All ticket prices

are based on seating location, visit for ticket availability.

Mark Hamill Spotlight

Friday, October 14, 2011

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

MTV Theater, 1A10

While most known for his lead role in the Classic Star Wars Trilogy, Mark is also a prolific voice

actor who has lent his voice to hundreds of cartoons including Batman: The Animated Series, The

Simpsons, Samurai Jack and Powerpuff Girls. Also, an avid comic book collector and writer, Hamill

created his own comic book anti-hero, The Black Pearl, for Dark Horse Comics. Meet Mark Hamill

in the spotlight panel!