October is upon on us so to many that means its time once again for New York Comic Con! Every year 150,000 plus fans from all over the world converge on the Big Apple to see the industry’s best and brightest all in one glorious spot!
Of course, Star Wars will be well represented once again as writers, creators, actors and artists from the galaxy far, far away will be in attendance.
We’ll be covering as always so be sure to check out our Twitter feed (@theforcenet) for the latest and most up to date coverage, but in the meantime, here’s a look at what and who you can expect to see this year in New York.
Let’s start with some of the exciting panels happening that weekend…
Disney Publishing Presents: What’s New and Upcoming From Disney Publishing
October 04, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
NYPL 476 5th Ave – Celeste Auditorium
Get a sneak peak at all the new and upcoming titles coming from Disney Publishing, including Disney-Hyperion, Rick Riordan Presents, Marvel Press, Disney Press, and more! Moderated by Dina Sherman and Emily Meehan, featuring Christina Lynn Herman (The Devouring Gray), Carlos Hernandez (Sal & Gabby Break the Universe), Lorraine Clink (Powers of a Girl) , Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos (The Adventurers Guild), Molly Brooks (Sanity & Tallulah), Justina Ireland (Star Wars: Flight of the Falcon: Lando’s Luck)
Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy hosted by Amy Ratcliffe
October 04, 2018, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Room 1A21 – Javits Center
Celebrate the many formative female characters of Star Wars in this fan-centric panel hosted by author Amy Ratcliffe and several of the artists who contributed to the new book, "Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy." Discussion will include characters from the films, TV shows, comics, and novels.
Finding Your Voice - A Mini Master Class in Voiceover with Steve Blum and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
October 05, 2018, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Room 1A24 – Javits Center
Veteran Voice Actor (and Guinness World Record holder!) Steve Blum (Zeb, Star Wars Rebels; Spike, Cowboy Bebop; Starscream, Transformers Prime; Wolverine (and the X-Men); Tank, Call of Duty; Shoe and Sparky, Boxtrolls; TOM, Toonami) and accomplished Voice Actor/Director/Singer Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Tangled the Series; She-Ra; Star Wars Resistance; Naruto; Star Wars Rebels; Silent Hill; Cowboy Bebop; Steven Universe) in a fascinating deep dive into the Voiceover Industry and how to find and develop your own unique voice.
Disney – Lucasfilm Publishing Presents: Stories From a Galaxy Far, Far Away
October 05, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room 1A10 – Javits Center
Join Disney-Lucasfilm Press Executive Director Michael Siglain as he shares what’s new and coming soon in books from a galaxy far, far away. Attendees never know who will pop up on this annual panel, and surely not one for Star Wars fans to miss!
So You Want to be a Jedi (or Stormtrooper, or Pilot…)
October 05, 2018, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Cosplay Central Stage – River Pavilion – 4th Floor Javits Center
Just like the galaxy, the Star Wars Costuming Community is vast, but has a universal purpose of charity. On this panel, representatives from the 501st Legion, Rebel Legion, the Mandalorian Mercs, and Saber Guild will discuss what makes an approve-able costume, how the groups differ, and their individual and combined goals to make the world a better place through Star Wars, one lightsaber at a time.
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Presents: “The George Lucas Talk Show”
October 05, 2018, 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Room 1A24 – Javits Center
Comedians Connor Ratliff (The Chris Gethard Show, Orange Is The New Black) & Griffin Newman (The Tick) pretend to be "retired filmmaker George Lucas" & his talk show sidekick Watto, interviewing a star-studded panel of guests! Featuring prizes for everyone who attends in costume!
I’ll Take Dementors for $500, Obi-Wan: A Fan Game Show
October 06, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room 1A18 – Javits Center
Do you know the whole DC universe by their legal names? ID a Star Wars villain from a single wicked line? Name every kind of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans? Test your knowledge, competing alongside bestselling authors in categories like The Dark Side, Bad@ss Chicks, Winter Is Coming and more, using clips from Star Wars, Game of Thrones and Harry Potter audiobooks. Narrator Marc Thompson hosts in character as Obi-Wan Kenobi and will select a few lucky audience members to compete onstage. Featuring Delilah S. Dawson, Chuck Wendig, Ryan North and Sylvain Neuvel.
HASBRO Star Wars
October 07, 2018, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Room 1A02 – Javits Center
Join members of the Hasbro & Lucasfilm team from a galaxy far, far away as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars product line. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest action figure offerings & more. No, this is not a trap!
For more inofrmation on these and all the panel that weekend, click HERE.
Of course New York Comic Con is more than just panels. Here are just some of the Star Wars related guest you can expect to see walking the floor that weekend...
For the complete list of guests that weekend and their schedules, click HERE.
Check back here for more details and updates as they come in. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Star Wars representation at New York Comic Con so be sure to check back here for more details and all the updates as they come in!
As always, you can go to www.newyorkcomiccon.com for all the details about what is a crazy weekend.
See you in New York and MTFBWY!
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