New York Comic Con returns to the Javits Center from October 13-16, 2011 and here is the rundown of what Star Wars fan attendees can expect courtesy of the NYCC website. Big thanks to our friend Justin for the help!
UPDATES: - Booth #114 is listed as the Celebration VI booth! More details on that as we get it. (Thanks Justin!) - The Official SW.com Blog provides details on the NYCC Hallmark Keepsake Ornament exclusive Droid 2-pack, featuring R2-Q5 and R2-A3. - Our friends at Del Rey Books were nice enough to chime in with the following on our Facebook page: "As we always do, Del Rey will be giving free books as well as hosting author signings at our booth in the Star Wars pavilion. More details to come. Looking forward to seeing folks at NYCC!" - Also added the Drew Struzan Documentary Panel to the October 15th schedule - Added the Dark Horse: 25 Years of Publishing and Beyond panel to Friday's schedule - Artist Spencer Brinkerhoff will also be attending NYCC and can be found listed with Wildstar Tempest at booth #1906. - MediumatLarge.net reports on a few NYCC guest cancellations. (Thanks Justin!) - SWTOR.com details NYCC happenings for Star Wars: The Old Republic. The two main TOR panels have been listed below for some time but the SWTOR.com post also provides information on a meet and greet scheduled for October 12th. - In addition to free books, Del Rey will also be giving away Darth Revan masks to promote the upcoming release of The Old Republic: Revan.
Star Wars Guests
Mark Hamill - do you really need an explanation? Ashley Eckstein - Voice of Ashoka Tano on TCW - Click here for details on Her Universe at NYCC Peter Mayhew - OT and PT Chewbacca Katie Cook - SW artist Spencer Brinkerhoff - SW artist
Del Rey Star Wars author signings:
Drew Karpyshyn: Friday 11:00am-12:00pm
Drew Karpyshyn: Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm
Bonnie Burton: Saturday 1:00pm-2:00pm
Joe Schreiber: Saturday 3:00pm-4:00pm
Drew Karpyshyn: Sunday 4:00pm-5:00pm
More artist, comic and entertainment guests can be viewed here and many are also noted in the event schedule below.
Star Wars Events and Panels
Star Wars: The Blueprints by J.W. Rinzler Date: Friday, October 14 10:45 am - 11:45 am Location: 1A03 Description: New York Times best-selling author and Lucasfilm Executive Editor J.W. Rinzler (author of The Making of Star Wars) discusses his latest book--about the unsung heroes of the Star Wars movies: the production designers, set dressers, and draftsmen in UK art departments. Rinzler will show how they designed the iconic sets of the original trilogy and show exclusive photos--from Star Wars: The Blueprints. Special guest: Les Dilley, Academy Award winning art director of Star Wars.
Star Wars Collectibles with Chris Spitale Date: Friday, October 14 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Location: 1A15 Description: Lucas Licensing’s Senior Manager of Global Product Development, Chris Spitale, moderates a STAR WARS collectibles panel, previewing the latest offerings from eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles.
Dark Horse Presents: 25 Years of Publishing and Beyond Date: Friday, October 14 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Location: Room 1A15 Description: Join Dark Horse’s 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 about all of the hot new fall titles, like Orchid, The Strain, and House of Night, we look to 2012 for a sneak peek at what fans can expect in not only the company’s flagship anthology Dark Horse Presents, but also 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), Rick Remender (Fear Agent, Uncanny X-Force, The Punisher), Jerome Opeña (Fear Agent, The Punisher), Tony Moore (Fear Agent, The Walking Dead), and more
Star Wars: The Old Republic – Main Panel Date: Friday, October 14 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Location: MTV Theater, 1A10 Description: Check online guide for further details on this panel.
Robot Chicken Signing Date: Friday October 14 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Location: Room 1E07 Featuring: Seth Green (co-creator), Matt Senreich (co-creator), Zeb Wells (writer) and Doug Goldstein (head writer and co-producer)
Star Wars Crafts with Bonnie Burton Date: Friday, October 14 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Location: 1B03 Speaker: Bonnie Burton Description: Give in to the power of the crafty side! Find out how to turn felt and googly eyes into a Jedi Master with this fun hands-on bag puppet tutorial. The Star Wars Craft Book (Del Rey/LucasBooks) author Bonnie Burton shows fans of all ages how to make Star Wars bag puppets from her new book. Bonnie is also the author of You Can Draw Star Wars (DK Publishing) and Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Klutz Books).
Star Wars Trivia Contest Date: Friday, October 14 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Location: Hasbro Stage Description: Come and compete for great Star Wars prizes in New York Comic Con's Star Wars Trivia Contest. This last person standing contest is open to all and will be hosted by Star Wars artist Kevin Liell. So brush-up on your Star Wars knowledge and get ready for the biggest trivia contest in the Galaxy! UPDATE: The trivia contest will also include the musical opening act of High Adventure. The band will also be hanging out for the duration of the conest, which should include some additional surprises.
Hasbro Star Wars Action Figure Panel Date: Friday, October 14 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Location: 1A23 Description: Join members of Hasbro’s STAR WARS Marketing and Design team as they discuss current and upcoming toys and action figures and reveal some never before seen upcoming figures!
ADULT SWIM: Robot Chicken Date: Friday, October 14 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm Location: IGN Theater Talent: Seth Green (co-creator), Matt Senreich (co-creator), Zeb Wells (writer) and Doug Goldstein (head writer and co-producer) Description: Seth Green (co-creator), Matthew Senreich (co-creator), Zeb Wells (writer), and Doug Goldstein (head writer and co-producer) discuss their incredibly-popular and award-winning series Robot Chicken and provide a sneak peek of season 5.5, premiering Oct. 23rd at 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim. Created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, the Emmy Award-winning Robot Chicken uses stop-motion animation to bring pop-culture parodies to life in a modern take on the variety/sketch show format.
Star Wars: The Old Republic – Q&A Panel with MMORPG.com Date: Friday, October 14 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Location: American Airlines Theater, 1A06 Description: Check online guide for further details on this panel.
Mark Hamill Spotlight Date: Friday, October 14 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Location: MTV Theater, 1A10 Speaker: Mark Hamill Description: 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!
Red Tails: A Dogfight from All Angles – Actor, Airman and Artist Date: Saturday, October 15 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Location: American Airlines Theater, 1A06 Speaker: Miles Perkins Description: Lucasfilm’s Red Tails, a high-flying action epic inspired by the heroic exploits of the first all African-American aerial combat unit, is set to fly into theaters on January 20, 2012. An inspirational action film, Red Tails is about a squadron of exceptional young men who triumph over incredible odds to become the top gun pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen. This panel brings together actors from the film, artists from world-renowned visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic and a real American hero – one of the original Tuskegee Airman. Be among the very first to see an exclusive clip from the movie – a spine-tingling dogfight sequence! Miles Perkins, Director of Marketing and Communications for ILM moderates as the group discusses what it was like to act, create and live the action of an aerial dogfight.
New-Gen with Mark Hamill Date: Saturday, October 15 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Location: American Airlines Theater, 1A06 Speaker: Mark Hamill Description: Mark Hamill appears on this very special panel with New-Gen, discussing his role in the upcoming film based on this science fiction comic book series. For more information visit www.newgenuniverse.com.
Star Wars Art of Comics with Jonathan Rinzler Date: Saturday, October 15 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Location: 1A02 Description: Lucasfilm and Abrams Books host a panel on Star Wars Art: Comics, the new book that celebrates the best of Star Wars comics. Panelists, to be confirmed, are renown comic book artists Frank Quitely and Amanda Conner, as well as lauded comic book writer Dennis O’Neil. Moderated by NY Times bestselling author and Lucasfilm executive editor J. W. Rinzler and Abrams editor Eric Klopfer.
Drew Struzan Documentary Panel Date: Saturday, October 15 9:00 pm Location: Room 1A24 Description: To celebrate the forthcoming completion of “Drew: The Man Behind The Poster,” a portion of the documentary feature film, which examines the life, craft and iconic portfolio of film poster artist Drew Struzan, will screen at the New York Comic Con. A discussion about the film, the artists, the artwork, and the ever-changing landscape of movie and entertainment advertising will follow the screening. In attendance will be Cinematographer/Supervising Editor, Greg Boas, Producer, Charles Ricciardi and Director, Erik P. Sharkey, as well as Steve Saffel, Titan Books Senior Acquisitions Editor for 'The Art of Drew Struzan' and 'Drew Struzan: Oeuvre' along with special guest, and participant in the “Drew” documentary, Carroll Spinney, Sesame Street’s legendary puppeteer and performer of the Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch characters. Other celebrity guests may also attend. Audience members will be given a limited edition Drew Struzan poster (while supplies last).
Drawing Star Wars with Bonnie Burton and Katie Cook Date: Sunday, October 16 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Location: 1B03 Speakers: Bonnie Burton, Katie Cook Description: You Can Draw: Star Wars author Bonnie Burton and The Clone Wars web comic artist Katie Cook help kids draw fun Star Wars characters. Lucas Online Senior Editor Bonnie Burton edits the drawing tutorials and craft projects which can be found at Starwars.com. Artist Katie Cook (Katiecandraw.com) has done licensed art for Star Wars, Fraggle Rock, DC, Marvel, and more!
Del Rey Star Wars Books Panel Date: Sunday, October 16 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Location: 1A24 Speakers: Drew Karpyshyn, Erich Schoeneweiss, Frank Parisi, Jason Fry Description: Join Del Rey editors Frank Parisi and Erich Schoeneweiss as they discuss upcoming Star Wars books from Del Rey and answer your questions. Special guests: Drew Karpyshyn, author of the Star Wars: Darth Bane novels and the upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan, and Jason Fry, co-author of Star Wars: The Essential Atlas and author of the upcoming Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare. Limited prizes to be awarded, while supplies last.
Hasbro Date: Sunday, October 16 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Location: Hasbro Stage Description: Join Hasbro for fun-filled looks at some of their most popular brands including TRANSFORMERS!
Star Wars Crafts with Bonnie Burton Date: Sunday, October 16 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Location: 1B03 Speaker: Bonnie Burton Description: Give in to the power of the crafty side! Find out how to turn felt and googly eyes into a Jedi Master with this fun hands-on bag puppet tutorial. The Star Wars Craft Book (Del Rey/LucasBooks) author Bonnie Burton shows fans of all ages how to make Star Wars bag puppets from her new book. Bonnie is also the author of You Can Draw Star Wars (DK Publishing) and Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Klutz Books).