New York Comic Con 2011 - Program Highlights

I've gone over the program schedule for the 2011 New York Comic Con these are my schedule highlights. The things I would attend if I were there... which I hope to be next year. Tomorrow the show gets into swing for all ticket holders, so hopefully this list isn't too late for you if you are heading out to NYCC 2011 this weekend.

This is a huge convention and there is no way you can do it all. There are so many more worth panels, seriously I could make a list with three times the content and still not cover everything worthy. This is just a high level list to give you an idea of what's in store.

At the convention site you can search through all the screenings and panels and create your own custom calendar for the week.

Friday October 14th
“Once Upon a Time” Exclusive Screening and Panel
American Airlines theatre
Room 1A06

I'm really curious about this new show from ABC. This would be a great way to start a day of panels, and immense expo floor.

12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Inside scoop on Batman: Arkham City
IGN Theatre

Get the inside scoop on Batman: Arkham City, the highly-anticipated follow-up to the hit game Batman: Arkham Asylum and the Guinness World Record holder for the “Most Critically-Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever.” Be among the first to see and hear new details about the next chapter in Batman’s gritty, immersive world – including some surprise reveals about the game and its characters – from the voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy (Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: The Animated Series); front man Claudio Sanchez of the popular progressive rock band “Coheed and Cambria,” which wrote and performed the track “Deranged” featured on Batman: Arkham City – The Album; Rocksteady Studios Game Director Sefton Hill (Batman: Arkham Asylum), and more. Don’t leave early … there are special prizes lurking in the shadows.

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
DC Universe Animated Original Movies gives an early look at Batman: Year One, Catwoman & Justice League: Doom
IGN Theatre
Warner Home Video, Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation proudly present an action-packed hour of first looks with the premiere of the animated short Catwoman, an inside glimpse of Batman: Year One, and the New York Comic Con exclusive first footage of Justice League: Doom, the highly-anticipated next entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Panelists include the ultimate voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy, executive producer Bruce Timm, casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano. Moderator Gary Miereanu will offer a first-look glimpse into the 2012 DC Universe Animated Original Movies slate, give away some exclusive prizes to inquisitive audience members, and quite possibly introduce a few surprise guests. Warner Home Video will distribute Batman: Year One and Catwoman on Blu-Ray™ and DVD on October 18, 2011.

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Live Podcast: Jay and Silent Bob Get Old IGN Theatre
Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes will appear together for a live performance of their popular podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old. If you want to attend this live performance you must have a New York Comic Con ticket as well as an additional ticket purchased specificly for this podcast.

7:45 – 8:45pm
Transformers Universe Panel Room: 1A24
Meet the development team behind Transformers Universe, a new MMO where players can fight along the Autobots or Decepticons. I still dig the Transformers, and while I’m not a big MMO player. This sounds like it could be interesting.

Saturday October 15th
5:00 – 6:00pm
Marvel: Cup o’ Joe
MTV Theater, 1A10 
This is it Mighty Marvel fans, the no-holds-barred, anything goes, full of surprises panel you wait all year for, and it's here! Marvel's Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada takes on all questions, shocks the audience with jaw-dropping announcements, and keeps you guessing with surprise guests. You never know who will show up, but you better be here, because this is the panel that everyone will be talking about!

5:30 – 6:30pm
Roger Corman poster signing at ABE
Booth #430

Mr. Corman will sign exclusive Corman’s Worldtheatrical posters specially printed for NYCC. PLEASE NOTE: Autographs are limited to the Corman’s World poster and ONE other Roger Corman related item only!!!

Marvel Studios: Marvel’s The Avengers
IGN Theatre

“Marvel’s The Avengers” is the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America,Hawkeye, and Black Widow. This special presentation will feature never-before-seen footage and appearances by Kevin Feige (Producer), Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson), and Cobie Smulders (Agent Hill).

Sunday October 16th
The Early Works of Jim Henson panel – Presented by Archaia Entertainment
Room 1A15

I know a lot of people like to shop the expo floor for deals on the last day of a convention, but make time to see this panel out of all the rest. At least I would. See a display of rare photographs, historical material, and a presentation by the Henson archivist, Karen Falk. The event will lead up to an exciting announcement from Archaia and The Henson Company about their collaboration on Tale of Sand, an deeply ambitious graphic novel based off of a long lost screenplay by Jim Henson, which was recently uncovered by Falk. Karen Falk and Archaia Editor-in-Chief Stephen Christy will be giving attendees an advance look at the book, including stunning art from artist Ramon Perez.


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