2022 New York Comic Con: event highlights and photos

October 10, 2022

by Carla Hay

Culture Mix was on the scene at the 2022 edition of the fan convention New York Comic Con, held October 6 to October 9 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Here are some of the highlights.

“Star Trek” Universe

Sonequa Martin-Green in “Star Trek: Discovery” (Photo courtesy of CBS Studios/Paramount+)

On October 8, the “Star Trek” Universe panel (for the current “Star Trek” shows on Paramount+) was one of the most highly anticipated panels at New York Comic Con, because it revealed a few new trailers and confirmed what fans have been requesting for years: a reunion of the “Star Trek: Next Generation” cast.

“Star Trek: Next Generation” fan faves LeVar Burton and Michael Dorn were among the former “Star Trek: The Next Generation” cast members (along with Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Gates McFadden, and Brent Spiner) who joined star Patrick Stewart to announce that they will all be reunited in the third and final season of “Star Trek: Picard.” Former “Star Trek: The Next Generation” co-star Daniel Davis (who was not at the panel) will also be part of this reunion. In Season 3 of “Star Trek: Picard” (premiering on February 16, 2023), the heroes will contend with a new villain named Vadic (played by Amanda Plummer), an alien captain of the warship Shrike. Beyond that, the cast members kept saying on the panel that they couldn’t reveal any spoiler details, although some tidbits of new information were discussed.

Burton said that his “Star Trek” character Geordi La Forge is now “happily married with two daughters.” Elder daughter Sidney La Forge (played by Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut) is an ensign and helmsman of the U.S.S. Titan. Younger daughter Alandra La Forge (played by Mica Burton, LeVar’s real-life daughter) is an ensign who works alongside Geordi. LeVar pointed out Mica in the audience, who enthusiastically cheered for her. LeVar said of daughter Mica being part of this cast reunion: “She grew up around all of these fine folks, so to have her as a member of the cast and a member of the family is pretty cool.”

Dorn, who’s played the character of Worf in several “Star Trek” TV shows and movies, said of the journey that Worf will take in this reunion: “I was very fortunate that the producers incorporated our ideas of where he’s going to be, and where he’s going to go. There’s a lot of things that they wanted to keep, and there’s a lot of things that they actually convinced me to change about the character.”

Dr. Mae Jemison and Sonequa Martin-Green (standing in center) with cast members and executive producers of “Star Trek: Discovery” at New York Comic Con on October 7, 2017. (Photo by Lisette M. Azar/CBS)

“Star Trek: Discovery” made history in 2017, for being the first “Star Trek” TV series to have a woman of color as the captain of the ship. Sonequa Martin-Green, who plays lead character Michael Burnham on the show, joined the “Star Trek: Discovery” team virtually from video linkup on the show’s TV set in Toronto. The show’s fifth season (which premieres in 2023, on a date to be announced) will feature the spaceship team going on a mystery quest to find an ancient hidden power.

Martin-Green, who respectfully acknowledged the passing of original “Star Trek” star Nichelle Nichols (who died on July 30, at the age of 89), said that the “Star Trek: Discovery” team is like a second family to her. She also commented on the show’s fifth season: “I really do give respect to the writers for this season, because we really do dig deeper than we ever have.”

Wilson Cruz (an Afro-Latino actor who plays Dr. Hugh Culber) and Anthony Rapp (a white actor who plays Paul Stamets) are both openly gay and friends in real life, and they portray an openly gay couple on “Star Trek: Discovery.” Rapp said his role on “Star Trek: Discovery” role was offered to him like a gift.

Cruz said, “I had the exact opposite experience. I chased [the role] down like a rabid dog, because it fit so neatly with my world perspective.” Cruz commented on the show’s diversity in its cast members: “This is what the cast of anything should look like. It should look like the world we live in.”

The “Star Trek” Universe panel also featured a segment for the animated series “Star Trek: Prodigy,” with Black actor Brett Gray and his co-stars Kate Mulgrew and Jameela Jamil. “Star Trek: Prodigy” will have its Season 2 mid-season premiere on October 27, 2022.

New TV Series

“The Midnight Club” panel at New York Comic Con on October 7, 2022. (Photo by Carla Hay)

Netflix’s “The Midnight Club” is a horror series that debuted on October 7, and immediately trended in the Top 10 on Netflix. The show’s first episode had its world premiere at New York Comic Con on October 6 before launching into the Q&A part of the show’s panel. “The Midnight Club” (which is set in the mid-1990s) has a racially diverse ensemble cast, but the show is told from the perspective of a main character who happens to be Black. Ilonka (played by Iman Benson) is a studious and intelligent orphan, who lives in California, finds out she has cancer, abandons her plans to go to Stanford University, and decides to live at the unconventional Brightcliffe Hospice, a facility for other teens and young adults with terminal illnesses.

Ilonka joins a clique of patients who secretly gather every midnight to tell each other scary stories, while the hospice has some sinister secrets that are revealed. The other Black people in “The Midnight Club” cast include Annarah Cymone as introverted Sandra, William Chris Sumpter as flamboyant Chris Spencer, and Adia (no last name) as dishonest Cheri, who all portray Brightcliffe patients.

During the show’s New York Comic Con panel, Benson said that she originally thought that the most difficult scene for her to do in the show would be in the first-episode scene where Ilonka finds out that she had cancer. “I wanted to make sure it was depicted authentically and done justice.” However, Benson commented that filming scenes in a later episode was more challenging for her, because “we’re dealing with terminal illness, and we end up losing [one of the characters on the show].”

“Transformers: EarthSpark” panel at New York Comic Con on October 9, 2022. Pictured from left to right: Diedrich Bader, Cissy Jones, Zion Broadnax, Sydney Mikayla, Ant Ward and Dale Malinowski. (Photo by Carla Hay)

The animated series “Transformers: EarthSpark,” which premieres November 11 on Paramount+, is about an African American family who adopts the first Transformers robots born on Earth. The voice cast includes Benni Latham as matriarch Dot Malto, and Jon Jon Briones as patriarch Alex Malto. Voicing the characters of Dot and Alex’s two kids are Sydney Mikayla as 13-year-old boy Robby Malto and Zion Broadnax as 9-year-old girl Morgan “Mo” Malto.

Mikyala and Broadnax were among the “Transformers: EarthSpark” cast members who were on the show’s October 9 panel at New York Comic Con. The panel included the world premiere of the first episode of “Transformers: EarthSpark,” which shows how rebellious Robby tried to run away from home, and instead he and Mo discovered two Transformers (space alien robots that can turn into vehicles) that eventually get adopted by the Malto family. The Transformers adoptees are named Twitch (voiced by Kathreen Khavari) and Thrash (voiced by Zeno Robinson), who are both Terran siblings. Also in the series are heroic leader Optimus Prime (voiced by Alan Tudyk)’ adventurous hero Bumblebee (voiced by Danny Pudi); villain Megatron (voiced by Rory McCann), Optimus Prime sidekick Elita-1 (voiced by Cissy Jones); and villain Mandroid (voiced by Diedrich Bader).

“Kindred” panel at New York Comic Con on October 9, 2022. Pictured, from left to right: executive producer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and star Mallori Johnson. (Photo by Carla Hay)

“Kindred,” which is based on Octavia E. Butler’s 1979 sci-fi novel, tells the story of an aspiring screenwriter named Dana James (played by Mallori Johnson), who finds herself transported back and forth between modern-day L.A. and a pre-Civil War 1800s plantation in the South. “Kindred” will debut on FX on Hulu on December 13.

On October 9, attendees of the “Kindred” panel at New York Comic Con got to see an exclusive 17-minute clip from the show, followed by a Q&A with showrunner Branden Jacob-Jenkins and members of the cast. In the clip, which was from the first “Kindred” episode, Dana has just moved to L.A. and begins dating a white musician named Kevin Franklin (played by Micah Stock), who is intrigued and somewhat amused that Dana wants to write for soap opera TV shows. Dana has her first harrowing time-travel experience on the first night that she spends with Kevin in her new home.

On this mystery plantation, Dana encounters unfriendly matriarch Margaret Weylin (played by Gayle Rankin) and saves Margaret’s young son Rufus (David Alexander Kaplan) from drowning. Black characters in the “Kindred” series include Luke (played by Austin Smith), Sarah (played by Sophina Brown), and Olivia (played by Sheria Irving), who are enslaved characters on the show.

“Kindred” filmed in Georgia, and the cast members talked about although they had camaraderie while making the show, they also felt the weight and sadness of knowing that they were filming on land that used to have plantations involved in America’s shameful history of slavery. Johnson nearly choked up with tears when she said there were times on the “Kindred” set where she thought, “Oh my God, I can feel the presence of my ancestors here. It’s devastating. It’s jarring.”

A still from “Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” (Image courtesy of Marvel/Disney Channel)

The Disney Channel animated series “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” (based on the comic book series of the same name) centers on 13-year-old genius Lunella Lafayette, also known as Moon Girl (voiced by Diamond White), who accidentally brings a 10-ton T-Rex, also known as Devil Dinosaur (voiced by Fred Tatasciore), from ancient times to modern-day New York City, where she lives. Together with Lunella’s best friend/manager Casey (voiced by Libbe Barer), Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur go on a mission to protect their neighborhood from harm.

“Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” (which is already renewed for a second season) will premiere on February 10, 2023, the same date that the show’s first soundtrack will be released. Episodes will also be available on Disney+ after airing on Disney Channel. The voice cast includes Alfre Woodard as Lunella’s grandmother, Mimi; Libe Sasheer Zamata as Lunella’s mother, Adria; Jermaine Fowler as Lunella’s father, James Jr.; Gary Anthony Williams as Lunella’s grandfather, Pops; and series executive producer Laurence Fishburne in the recurring role of The Beyonder, a mysterious trickster.

Raphael Saadiq is the show’s executive music producer and chief songwriter/composer. On October 8, Saadiq and White were at “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” panel at New York Comic Con, where White performed “Moon Girl Magic,” the show’s theme song. Black people who are guest stars in the show’s first season include “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Cruz, Daveed Diggs, Jennifer Hudson, Dr. Mae Jemison, Indya Moore, Craig Robinson, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Wesley Snipes, and Tajinae Turner.

“Spawn” Movie Adds Screenwriters

Todd McFarlane at New York Comic Con on October 7, 2022. (Photo by Carla Hay)

The “Spawn” movie remake starring Jamie Foxx has been talked about and in development for years. “Spawn” creator/Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane, who had his own spotlight panel on October 7 at New York Comic Con, gave some updates on the movie. (McFarlane even played some brief and recent voice mail messages from Foxx to prove that Foxx is still committed and enthusiastic about the project.) McFarlane is still producing the movie, but he’s no longer writing and directing it. Instead, McFarlane says that the “Spawn” movie’s new director will be announced at a later date.

At New York Comic Con, McFarlane commented on the announcement that screenwriters Scott Silver, Malcolm Spellman, and Matthew Mixon have been hired to co-write a new “Spawn” screenplay. Spellman and Mixon are African American. Oscar-nominated Silver is the co-writer of 2019’s “Joker” and 2024’s “Joker: Folie à Deux.” Spellman’s screenwriting credits include the TV series “Bel-Air,” “Empire,” “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and the 2024 movie “Captain America: New World Order.” Mixon is a relative newcomer, with just two feature-length films (the 2016 documentary “Yesterday Was Everything” and the 2022 documentary “The Milwaukee Project”) so far as a filmmaker.

McFarlane said, “There’s diversity in our characters and the story. And we feel that we need voices from all different quarters.” What hasn’t changed is that McFarlane says that he wants this “Spawn” remake to be a movie franchise and one of the few comic-book-based movie series that is intended to be rated R. At the panel, McFarlane also showed some preview art for the “Batman/Spawn” crossover limited comic-book series, which is set for release on December 13, 2022.

2022 New York Comic Con: What to expect at this year’s event

October 3, 2022

by Carla Hay

Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Ismael Cruz Córdova and Charlie Vickers in “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” (Photo by Matt Grace/Prime Video)

The 17th annual New York Comic Con takes place October 6 to October 9, 2022, in New York City. New York Comic Con has returned to being an in-person-only event, after being a hybrid event (where people could attend in person or virtually) in 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New York Comic Con was cancelled as an in-person event in 2020 and instead presented as a scaled-down virtual-only event. Before the pandemic, New York Comic Con attracted about 250,000 people per year since 2017, according to ReedPOP, the company that produces the event. The first New York Comic Con took place in 2006.

In 2022, New York Comic Con’s main hub remains the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New York Comic Con in 2022 has less activities, panels and locations than in previous years. For example, in 2019, New York Comic Con took place at several other locations in New York City, including Hammerstein Ballroom, the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, the New York Public Library, the Way Station (in Brooklyn) and AMC 34th Street. Anime Fest (an offshoot of Anime Expo that was presented in conjunction with New York Comic Con in 2018 and 2019) will not take place at New York Comic Con in 2022. Anime Fest was also cancelled in 2021. It’s unknown at this point if Anime Fest will be revived.

The COVID-19 pandemic has also resulted in safety requirements for New York Comic Con that began in 2021. All attendees are being asked to wear a face covering/mask at all times while inside a New York Comic Con building, except when eating or drinking. However, attendees do not have to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, which were requirements in 2021.

TV shows continue to dominate the most high-profile panels and activities. New York Comic Con in 2022 has the following TV shows with panel showcases in the event’s largest rooms: CBS’s  supernatural comedy series “Ghosts” on October 6; HBO Max’s animated series “Velma” (a spinoff of the “Scooby-Doo” series) on October 6; HBO/BBC’s fantasy drama series “His Dark Materials” on October 6; Fox’s animated series “Krapopolis” on October 7; Disney+’s action series “American Born Chinese” on October 7; Prime Video’s fantasy series “Good Omens” on October 7; Crunchyroll’s anime series “Chainsaw Man”; Syfy’s horror series “Chucky”; and Disney+’s fantasy series “The Mysterious Benedict Society” on October 7. Prime Video’s fantasy series “The Wheel of Time” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” will have a joint panel on October 7.

More TV show panels include Prime Video’s sci-fi series “The Peripheral” on October 8; Netflix’s “Shadow and Bone” on October 8; Crunchyroll’s “My Hero Academia” on October 8; Netflix’s horror/fantasy series “Wednesday” (a spinoff of “The Addams Family”) on October 8; AMC’s “The Walking Dead” on October 8; Disney+’s “The Muppets Mayhem” on October 9; The WB’s “The Winchesters” on October 9; and Starz’s “The Outlander” on October 9.

Paramount+’s “Star Trek” Universe will have a multi-series panel on October 8, with stars from “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Star Trek: Picard” and “Star Trek: Prodigy.” HBO Max’s “Doom Patrol” and “Titans” will have a joint panel on October 9. Cartoon Network and Adult Swim’s panel on October 9 will include a sneak preview of the “Unicorn: Warriors Eternal” series with creator Genndy Tartakovsky. There will also be a “Smallville” reunion on October 8, with stars Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Kristin Kreuk and John Glover.

Pictured from left to right: Alex Hassell, Edi Patterson, Alexis Louder, Leah Brady and David Harbour in “Violent Night” (Photo by Allen Fraser/Universal Pictures)

Most of the feature films that have panels at New York Comic Con this year are animated films and horror movies. They include the world premiere screenings of horror film “Significant Other” on October 6 and the action-comedy “Violent Night” on October 7. The horror film “V/H/S/99” will have a discussion panel and sneak preview clips on October 7. Animated films getting their own panels include “Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm” on October 6; “Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons” on October 7; “Wendell & Wild” on October 8; and “Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind” on October 8. There will also be panel discussions for “Teen Wolf: The Movie” on October 7, and the zany biopic “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” on October 9.

In addition, New York Comic Con will have Q&As that each spotlight different actors and actresses. Two scream queens will team up when Jamie Lee Curtis (star of several “Halloween” movies) will be interviewed by Drew Barrymore (1996’s “Scream”) for a Q&A on October 8. For 1980s nostalgia, there’s a “Back to the Future” reunion panel with stars Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd on October 8. Oscar Isaac (who has starred in some “Star Wars” sequels, the 2021 remake of “Dune” and the Disney+ series “Moon Knight”) gets a spotlight Q&A on October 9.

Broadway stars are represented on several panels. “The Big Broadway Nerd Panel” will feature panelists Mason Alexander Park on October 6. Other panels about Broadway productions and musical theater include “#BroadwayToHollywood: A New Age of Musicals” on October 6; “Beetlejuice on Broadway” on October 7; “The Broadway Bard Party” on October 8; and “Sesame Street The Musical Panel” on October 9.

The 2022 Harvey Awards Hall of Fame ceremony will be take place during New York Comic Con on October 7. The recipients are author Neil Gaiman (“The Sandman,” “American Gods”), “Little Lulu” creator Marjorie Henderson Buell, underground cartoonist Gilbert Shelton and DC Comics/Marvel Comics writer and editor Roy Thomas.

New York Comic Con also offer specialty areas for attendees with specific identity needs. New this year at the River Pavilion is a gathering space called Asia Pop, for fans and enthusiasts of Asian pop culture. The Asia Pop center will offer discussion panels and a manga lending library. Also new this year is the Pride Lounge (located in Room 1C01-02), for people with LGBTQ interests, with some LGBTQ-themed discussion panels and guest appearances.

Family HQ (in Room 1E01-05) is a family-friendly environment, with an emphasis on activities for pre-teen children. In addition, Gaming Zone (in Room 1E) returns to offer a variety of options for gamers. The Community Lounge (located in the River Pavilion) is for informal gatherings and if attendees just need a place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the other areas of the event. Julie Plec, creator/showrunner of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Vampire Academy” TV series will be doing a special meet-up with fans in the Community Lounger on October 6, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

And, of course, there will be plenty of panels, exhibits and previews for comic books, video games, fantasy novels and other pop-culture attractions. It wouldn’t be a Comic Con without cosplaying and merchandise sales. The Cosplay Central area returns to the River Pavilion at the Javits Center. While at Cosplay Central, cosplayers can mingle, pose for photos, use the dressing rooms and attend panel discussions. The New York Comic Con finalist round for the Cosplay Central Crown Championship will take place on October 8 at Main Stage 1D Hall. New York Comic Con also has an enormous amount of merchandise for sale for numerous types of entertainment.

AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS AND PHOTO OPS

Several stars from movies and TV shows will have individual autograph sessions and/or photo opportunities with fans, for a fee. All celebrities are offering autographs and photos, unless otherwise noted. Prices will vary, according to the celebrity. Participants include:

  • Ben Barnes (“Shadow and Bone,” “The Chronicles of Narnia”) on October 8 and October 9.
  • David Boreanaz (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” “Bones,” “SEAL Team”) on October 7.
  • Rachael Leigh Cook (“She’s All That,” “Josie and the Pussycats”) on October 7, October 8 and October 9.
  • Mick Foley (WWE star) on October 6, October 7, October 8 and October 9.
  • Michael J. Fox (“Back to the Future”) on October 7 and October 8.
  • Brendan Fraser (“Doom Patrol,” “The Mummy”) on October 8 and October 9.
  • Tyler Hoechlin (“Superman and Lois,” “Teen Wolf”) on October 8 and October 9.
  • Sam Heughan (“Outlander”) on October 8 and October 9.
  • Boyd Holbrook (“The Sandman,” “The Predator”) on October 8 and October 9.
  • Ice-T & Coco (“Ice Loves Coco”) on October 8 and October 9.
  • Oscar Isaac (“Star Wars” sequels, “Moon Knight,” “Dune”) on October 8 and October 9.
  • Tom Kenney (“SpongeBob SquarePants”) on October 6, October 7, October 8 and October 9.
  • John Leguizamo (“Super Mario Bros.,” “John Wick”) on October 6 and October 7.
  • Christopher Lloyd (“Back to the Future”) on October 7, October 8 and October 9.
  • Ralph Macchio (“Cobra Kai,” “The Karate Kid”) on October 6 and October 7.
  • Anson Mount (“Star Trek: Strange New Worlds”) on October 8 and October 9.
  • Cassandra Peterson (“Elvira, Mistress of the Dark”) on October 6, October 7, October 8 and October 9.
  • Sebastian Stan (Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”) on October 7.
  • Tom Sturridge (“The Sandman”) on October 7 and October 8.
  • Tom Welling (“Smallville”) on October 7, October 8 and October 9.

TELEVISION AND WEB SERIES PANELS

(All panel descriptions are courtesy of New York Comic Con.)

“Big City Greens”

October 6, 2022, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Room 405

We’re headed to the City! Panelists include Chris Houghton (creator/executive producer, voice of Cricket Green), Artemis Pebdani (voice of Gramma Alice), Marieve Herington (voice of Tilly Green), Bob Joles (voice of Bob Green) and Zeno Robinson (voice of Remy Remington), moderated by Shane Houghton (creator/executive producer). Get an opportunity to learn more about the show as they discuss some of their inspiration for the series, favorite episodes, behind the scenes moments, and what’s ahead for the Disney Channel original series, including an exclusive sneak peek.

“Ghosts”

October 6, 2022, 2 PM – 3 PM

Main Stage

Welcome to Woodstone! TV’s #1 new series and fan favorite phenomenon GHOSTS, follows Samantha and Jay a couple who learn that their new dream house is inhabited by ghosts that only Samantha can see and hear. Please join select cast members and executive producers for an exclusive sneak peek of an episode from Season Two followed by a lively and “spirited” moderated panel discussion.

“The Owl House”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RveKZQ4DeYI

October 6, 2022, 3 PM – 4 PM

Room 405

Hoot Hoot! Join “The Owl House” creator/executive producer Dana Terrace, Sarah-Nicole Robles (voice of Luz), Mae Whitman (voice of Amity), Alex Hirsch (voice of King and Hooty) and Zeno Robinson (voice of Hunter) as they discuss the Peabody Award-winning animated series, the epic adventures that fans can expect ahead of its season three premiere on Disney Channel and answer your burning questions. The panel will be moderated by Cissy Jones (voice of Lilith).

“Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler”

October 6, 2022, 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Room 401

The DC origin series “Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler” follows Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier, who forms a security company in 1960s London and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha, before they become Bruce Wayne’s parents. Season three, premiering October 6 as a Max Original, begins after a five-year time jump: the civil war is over, and a cultural revolution has changed the world for better or worse – ushering in a new age of Super Heroes and Supervillains. Join series stars Jack Bannon and Ben Aldridge along with executive producers Bruno Heller and John Stephens for a screening of the thrilling season three premiere, as well as a discussion of the new season, exclusive sneak peeks and more. The panel will be moderated by Christian Holub (Entertainment Weekly).

“Velma”

October 6, 2023, 3:30 PM – 5 PM

Main Stage

From Warner Bros. Animation, Velma is an adult animated comedy series telling the origin story of Velma Dinkley, the unsung and underappreciated brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang. An original and humorous spin that unmasks the complex and colorful past of one of America’s most beloved mystery solvers. Join executive producer Mindy Kaling who voices Velma along with showrunner Charlie Grandy and special guests for a sneak peek at the first episode.

“Koala Man”

October 6, 2022, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Room 405

Head down under for “Koala Man,” a brand-new animated comedy from the creators of “Rick and Morty” and “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” coming to Hulu! Join creator, executive producer and the Koala himself Michael Cusack, and executive producers Justin Roiland, Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit for the world premiere screening, followed by a Q&A to learn everything about what the suburban Aussie superhero is all about!

“One of Us Is Lying”

October 6, 2022, 5 PM – 6 PM

Room 401

Panel with OOUIL cast and showrunner to discuss where we left off in Season 1 and tease Season 2 which will exclusively drop on Peacock on October 20 2022.

“His Dark Materials”

October 6, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Main Stage

From Philip Pullman’s epic His Dark Materials fantasy trilogy, in the final chapter of the HBO and BBC One series, Lyra (Dafne Keen), the prophesied child, and Will (Amir Wilson), the bearer of The Subtle Knife, must journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned. But as her father, Lord Asriel’s (James McAvoy), great war against the Authority edges closer, they will learn that saving the worlds comes at a terrible price. Join executive producers Jane Tranter and Dan McCulloch and series stars Dafne Keen, Amir Wilson, and James McAvoy for a preview of the final season, including exclusive first looks, announcements, and more. The panel will be moderated by Emily Aslanian (TV Guide Magazine).

“The Paloni Show! Halloween Special!”

October 6, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM

Room 405

Ghastly greetings! Join executive producers Justin Roiland and Ben Bayouth and star Zach Hadel to discuss their upcoming project on Hulu, “The Paloni Show! Halloween Special!,” while treating fans to an exclusive look at the Paloni family hosts and their favorite spooky shorts!

“Solar Opposites”

October 6, 2022, 6:15 PM – 7 PM

Room 405

Join our panel for an out-of-this-world conversation with co-creators and executive producers Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan, and executive producers Josh Bycel and Danielle Uhlarik who will discuss season three and the newly release Halloween special on Hulu, as well as what the Solars have to come, including an exclusive look at season four and exciting news.

“The Midnight Club”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3cCROeOQLQ

October 6, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9 PM

Room 405

Want to hear a scary story? As the clock ticks down to midnight for the launch of “The Midnight Club” on Netflix, you can be among the first to see the World Premiere at New York Comic Con. Following the screening, join series creator Mike Flanagan, and special guests, for what promises to be a thrilling panel.

“The Legend of Vox Machina”

October 6, 2022, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Empire Stage

Join the executive producers and cast of The Legend of Vox Machina for an exclusive sneak peek of what’s to come in the animated series’ highly anticipated second season. Based on the beloved characters and adventures of Critical Role’s first livestreamed tabletop role-playing game campaign, this fantasy adventure quickly grew into an animated sensation. After saving the realm from evil and destruction at the hands of the most terrifying power couple in Exandria, Vox Machina is faced with saving the world once again—this time, from a sinister group of dragons known as the Chroma Conclave.

“One Piece”

October 6, 2022, 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Room 406.3

Screening of “One Piece” Episode #1029 and #1030. Special tie-in episodes to the new movie “One Piece Film Red.” featuring the backstory of when young Luffy met Shank’s daughter Uta.

“Ghost Brothers: Lights Out”

October 7, 2022, 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Room 401

As the first and only black paranormal investigators Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass, and Marcus Harvey are seeking the truth in the spiritual realm, and with multiple TV series plus a podcast, the trio has a lot to share from their supernatural haunts and jaunts. The Brothers will give fans exclusive intel on the new season of their hit discovery+ series “Ghost Brothers: Lights Out,” their wildest ghost hunts, and what their paranormal work means to them. Fans in the room will also receive an exclusive giveaway. Come venture into the unknown with Ghost Brothers!

“Good Omens”

October 7, 2022, 11 AM – 12 PM

Empire Stage

In 2019, Aziraphale and Crowley helped save the world from the Apocalypse. Next year, they’ll return to solve a mystery that takes in all of Heaven and Hell. It’s time for an overdue celebration of all things Good Omens, and some of the creators and cast will return to New York Comic Con for a very special fan Q&A. Plan your questions and get ready to share in the behind-the-scenes stories of our favorite angel and demon, and perhaps some of your most burning questions about what you can expect in Season Two will be answered with more than just a “wait and see.”

“Krapopolis”

October 7, 2022, 11 AM – 12 PM

Main Stage

Join creator Dan Harmon (“Rick and Morty”) for an in-depth conversation on his upcoming animated series “Krapopolis.” Set in mythical ancient Greece, “Krapopolis” centers on a flawed family of humans, gods and monsters that tries to run one of the world’s first cities without killing each other. From Bento Box Entertainment, “Krapopolis” is the first animated series to be curated on the blockchain and will premiere in 2023 on FOX.

“American Born Chinese”

October 7, 2022, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Main Stage

Join the cast and creative team of the highly anticipated Disney+ Original series “American Born Chinese,” the genre-hopping action-comedy based on the graphic novel of the same name. The series follows the life of Chinese American teen Jin Wang as he navigates high school and unwittingly finds himself entangled in a battle of Chinese mythological gods. The event will include a moderated panel with Q&A to treat audiences to behind-the-scenes details about the making of the series and a first look of the action-packed, coming-of-age adventure that explores identity, culture and family while introducing Western audiences to popular Chinese mythological characters. Talent will be announced at a later date.

“Chainsaw Man”

October 7, 2022, 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Empire Stage

Calling all Devil Hunters! Join Crunchyroll for a Chainsaw Man panel with the English dub cast that will have you totally revved up and ready for the upcoming hit anime! Featuring a conversation with the voice actors for Denji, Makima, Aki, and Power, as well as the exclusive U.S. premiere of the first episode dubbed!

“The Mysterious Benedict Society”

October 7, 2022, 2 PM – 3 PM

Main Stage

“The Mysterious Benedict Society” is coming back to Disney+ for season two!! Join our series stars, Tony Hale, Kristen Schaal, Mystic Incho, Seth Carr, Emmy DeOliveira and Marta Kessler along with executive producers and writers Phil Hay (creator), Matt Manfredi (creator), Darren Swimmer (showrunner) and Todd Slavkin (showrunner) as they talk about all the adventures coming up this season along with an exclusive sneak-peek screening of the season two premiere episode!

“Chucky”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGabHm_xjPs

October 7, 2022, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Empire Stage

Your friend ’till the end is back with a vengeance, ready to add new and returning favorites to his kill list! Chucky creator Don Mancini is joined by series cast members Jennifer Tilly (Tiffany Valentine), Zackary Arthur (Jake Wheeler), and other surprise guests to answer your burning questions and give you an exclusive sneak peek of the new season’s second episode before it airs on October 12. “Chucky” airs Wednesdays at 9PM on USA & SYFY.

“The Wheel of Time” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”

October 7, 2022, 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Empire Stage

Prime Video presents a dream programming block for the fantasy fan, when “The Wheel of Time” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” take to New York Comic Con’s Empire Stage for back-to-back panels with series talent from each show. Following their season-long adventure that culminated in a showdown with The Dark One and the shocking reveal of The Dragon Reborn’s identity, the cast and creative team behind “The Wheel of Time” will assemble in New York for their first in-person Comic Con. Join series stars and showrunner Rafe Judkins as they reflect back on their Season One journey, both on and off screen, as well as drop a few hints of what audiences can anticipate from the hotly anticipated second season.

Join members of the cast from the Prime Video Original series “The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power” for an in-depth panel discussion about the first seven episodes of this groundbreaking series. Based on J.R.R Tolkien’s Second Age and beginning in a time of relative peace, “The Rings of Power” follows an ensemble cast of characters as they confront the reemergence of evil to Middle-Earth. Fans can get ready for some fun behind-the-scenes stories, hints about the long-awaited season finale, and a few surprises along the way.

“Reginald the Vampire”

October 7, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Room 405

Sink your teeth into SYFY’s newest series “Reginald the Vampire!” Join star and co-EP, Jacob Batalon, in a moderated conversation with fellow cast and creators, Em Haine, Savannah Basley, Harley Peyton, and Jeremiah Chechik. And catch an exclusive, extended sneak peek of the series’ second episode before it airs on October 12th.

“Let the Right One In”

October 7, 2022, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Room 405

Starring Oscar nominee Demián Bichir (“A Better Life”) and rising star Madison Taylor Baez, “Let te Right One In” centers on Mark Kane (Bichir) and his daughter Eleanor Kane (Baez) whose lives were changed forever 10 years earlier when she was turned into a vampire. Locked in at age 12, perhaps forever, Eleanor lives a closed-in life, able to go out only at night, while her father does his best to provide her with the human blood she needs to stay alive. The series also stars Tony winner Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls, Power), Grace Gummer (Mr. Robot), Kevin Carroll (“Snowfall”), Ian Foreman (“Merry Wish-Mas”), Jacob Buster (“Colony”) and Nick Stahl (“Fear the Walking Dead”). With these emotionally charged and terrifying ingredients as a starting point, “Let te Right One In” will upend genre expectations, turning a naturalistic lens on human frailty, strength and compassion.

“Oddballs”

October 8, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Room 406.2

The brand new animated series Oddballs is premiering this fall on Netflix. Oddballs is based on the YouTube channel Odd1sOut with over 18 million subscribers. The show was recently announced on the Odd1sOut YouTube channel and has earned over 6.5 million views in less than 2 weeks. James Rallison the creator of Odd1sOut and Oddballs will be in attendance along with key crew and cast members (TBA) to answer questions and share behind the scene stories about the making of the series.

“Peripheral”

October 8, 2022, 11 AM – 12 PM

Main Stage

Immerse yourself in the world of “The Peripheral”! Join series stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Jack Reynor, Gary Carr, T’Nia Miller, and JJ Feild, as well as executive producers Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, creator and showrunner Scott B. Smith, and director Vincenzo Natali, as they give fans a first look at sci-fi thriller The Peripheral. The series centers on Flynne Fisher (Moretz), a woman trying to hold together the pieces of her broken family in a forgotten corner of tomorrow’s America. Flynne is smart, ambitious, and doomed. She has no future; until the future comes calling for her. “The Peripheral” is based on William Gibson’s best-selling novel of the same name, and gives viewers a hallucinatory glimpse into the fate of mankind—and what lies beyond.

“Smallville” Cast Reunion

October 8, 2022, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Main Stage

Over 20 years ago, Smallville, the groundbreaking superhero drama, hit television. Join Tom Welling (Clark Kent), Erica Durance (Lois Lane), Kristin Kreuk (Lana Lang) and John Glover (Lionel Kent) as they reflect on the shows history and answer fan questions!

“My Hero Academia”

October 8, 2022, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Empire Stage

Join “My Hero Academia” cast members to discuss the highly anticipated new season. Featuring Justin Briner, the English voice of Deku, and more.

“Shadow and Bone”

October 8, 2022, 2 PM – 3 PM

Main Stage

Join Amita Suman, Freddy Carter, Kit Young, and Ben Barnes as they sit down with author Leigh Bardugo to reflect on playing iconic roles from her fantasy series.

“The Dragon Prince”

October 8, 2022, 3 PM – 4 PM

Room 406.2

“The Dragon Prince” saga returns to Netflix this November! Join the cast, crew, and creators of the Emmy® Award-winning series as they dive deep into what’s next for the world of Xadia. Learn more about what challenges await our characters, ask our panelists your most need-to-know-questions, and be the first to watch never-before-seen footage from Season 4!

“Manifest”

October 8, 2022, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Room 401

Creator Jeff Rake and cast of “Manifest” discuss the hit series and what to expect from the epic fourth and final season.

“Star Trek” Universe

October 8, 2022, 4 PM – 5:30 PM

Empire Stage

The fan-favorite Star Trek universe panel returns to New York Comic Con, featuring conversations with the cast and executive producers “Star Trek: Picard” and the hit animated series “Star Trek: Prodigy.” “Star Trek: Picard” returns for its third and final season with the iconic Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis and Michael Dorn, as well as Executive Producers Alex Kurtzman, Rod Roddenberry and Terry Matalas. “Star Trek: Prodigy” returns to the NYCC stage this year with the talented voice cast including Kate Mulgrew, Ella Purnell, Brett Gray and Jameela Jamil, alongside Executive Producers Alex Kurtzman, Rod Roddenberry, Kevin Hageman, Dan Hageman and Ben Hibon as they discuss what’s ahead.

“The Walking Dead”

October 8, 2022, 5 PM – 6 PM

Main Stage

Cast and creatives of the flagship series “The Walking Dead” discuss the highly anticipated last episodes of the decade-long apocalyptic drama. Celebrate the monumental journey of this beloved series and characters as we follow their arcs in the recently launched final eight episodes of this epic final season on AMC and AMC+. Plus, a look at what is to come for the upcoming final episodes.

Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

October 8, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Room 405

Moon Girl Magic! Join the cast and creative team behind Disney Branded Television’s highly anticipated animated series “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur,” ahead of its 2023 premiere on Disney Channel and Disney+, for a conversation about this innovative action-comedy series centered on African American teen girl superhero Lunella Lafayette (aka Moon Girl) and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur. Panelists include Diamond White (voice of Lunella/Moon Girl), Fred Tatasciore (voice of Devil Dinosaur), Gary Anthony Williams (voice of Pops, Lunella’s grandfather), Steve Loter (executive producer), Rodney Clouden (supervising producer) and Pilar Flynn (producer), moderated by Allegra Frank, deputy entertainment editor, The Daily Beast.

“Wednesday”

October 8, 2022, 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Empire Stage

Darkness descends on New York Comic Con in the form of the iconic Wednesday Addams. Join the cast of Netflix’s upcoming sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery series “Wednesday,” including breakout star Jenna Ortega, Luis Guzmán and showrunners Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and more for an action-packed panel that promises many creepy and kooky surprises!

“Outlander”

October 9, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Empire Stage

Calling all Outlander fans! This is one you don’t want to miss! Kick off Sunday morning at New York Comic Con with a trip to the Scottish highlands. Join series stars Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Duncan LaCroix (Murtaugh Fraser) and David Berry (Lord John Grey) along with series author Diana Gabaldon as they discuss their time working on such a beloved show and all things Outlander!

“The Muppets Mayhem”

October 9, 2022, 11 AM – 12 PM

Main Stage

It’s time to play the music! Coming to Disney+ in 2023, “The Muppets Mayhem” is a brand-new series that, for the first time in the Muppets’ over 65-year history, focuses on the legendary Electric Mayhem band as they maneuver their way through the music world of Los Angeles with one goal – to finally record their first album. Join the “human” stars of the series – Lilly Singh, Tahj Mowry and Saara Chaudry – as well as co-creators and executive producers Adam F. Goldberg, Jeff Yorkes and Bill Barretta for exciting news, exclusive footage and more!

“Batwheels”

Sun, October 9, 2022, 11 AM – 12 PM

Room 401

The newest heroes of Gotham City are rolling into New York Comic Con for a special panel and screening featuring the premiere of two never-before-seen episodes of Batwheels. Join series producers and members of the voice cast for a look under the hood of DC’s first-ever Batman preschool animated series coming soon to Cartoonito on Cartoon Network and Cartoonito on HBO Max.

“Transformers: EarthSpark”

October 9, 2022, 12 PM – 1 PM

Room 405

Autobots, Roll Out! From Nickelodeon and Hasbro’s Entertainment One, join the next generation of heroes to celebrate the all-new Paramount+ original animated series “Transformers: EarthSpark.” During the exclusive panel, voice cast members Sydney Mikayla (Robby Malto), Zion Broadnax (Mo Malto), Diedrich Bader (Mandroid) and Cissy Jones (Elita-1), along with co-executive producer Dale Malinowski and executive producer Ant Ward, will give fans a first look at behind-the-scenes art, casting, and never-before-seen footage. Moderated by: Andrea Towers, Associate Editor, TV Guide Magazine.

“The Winchesters”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fee2fEjK0cM

October 9, 2022, 2 PM – 3:15 PM

Empire Stage

Before Sam and Dean, there were their parents, John and Mary. Told from the perspective of narrator Dean Winchester, the Supernatural prequel series is the epic, untold love story of how John Winchester and Mary Campbell met, fell in love, and started a demon-hunting family on their own. Join members of the cast and producers for a screening of the pilot, followed by a Q&A. “The Winchesters” is from executive producers Robbie Thompson (“Supernatural,” “Cursed”), Jensen Ackles (“Supernatural,” “The Boys”), Danneel Ackles (“Supernatural”), and David H. Goodman (Once Upon a Time, Fringe). The cast includes Meg Donnelly (American Housewife, Z-O-M-B-I-E-S), Drake Rodger (The In Between), Nida Khurshid (For the People), Jonathan “JoJo” Fleites, Demetria Kinney (“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” “Motherland: Fort Salem”), Bianca Kajlich (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Legacies”) and Jensen Ackles (“Supernatural,” “The Boys”). Glen Winter (“Arrow,” “Doom Patrol,” “Titans”) directed the pilot, for which he also served as executive producer. “The Winchesters” premieres October 11, airing Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW, and is produced by Chaos Machine Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Studios.

Cartoon Network/Adult Swim

October 9, 2022, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Main Stage

Cartoon Network and Adult Swim have dominated the animation space for decades, creating millions of fans along the way. Sit down with legendary creator Genndy Tartakovsky, who grew his career at Cartoon Network and expanded Adult Swim’s slate with his Emmy® Award-winning series “Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal” and upcoming launch of “Unicorn: Warriors Eternal.” Also joining the conversation is Michael Ouweleen, president of Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, and Boomerang, who helped define these animation powerhouses from the beginning. Together the two will discuss then, now, and next. What does it mean to ignite audiences, cultivate nostalgia, and innovate in an evolving animated landscape? Find out what’s in store for animation lovers of all ages as Cartoon Network reflects on the last three decades and Adult Swim continues to celebrate the surreal and defy expectations. Also, join us for the first U.S. premiere screening of “Unicorn: Warriors Eternal.”

SpongeBob Squarepants Presents “The Tidal Zone”

October 9, 2022, 2 PM – 3 PM

Main Stage

Panelists: Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Jill Talley, Dana Snyder, Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller.

“Fuuto PI”

Sun, October 9, 2022, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Room 401

Join Team Kamen Rider as we discuss Fuuto PI! After the panel be sure to stay for the special screening of finale before it airs in the US.

“Kindred”

October 9, 2022, 3 PM – 4 PM

Room 405

Octavia Butler fans rejoice!! FX is bringing “Kindred,” its newest drama series, to New York Comic-Con. Based on Hugo Award-winning author Octavia E. Butler’s wildly popular novel of the same name, “Kindred” is the very first adaption of a book by Ms. Butler to be produced for television or film. Join executive producer/writer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins with cast members Mallori Johnson, Micah Stock, Gayle Rankin, Austin Smith, Sophina Brown and Sheria Irving for a Q&A sharing how this visionary, fan-favorite story has been brought to life, and be among the first to see footage from the series ahead of its fall premiere exclusively on Hulu. “Kindred” centers on Dana, a young Black woman and aspiring writer who uproots her NYC life of familial obligation to claim a future in Los Angeles that, for once, feels all her own. But, before she can get settled into her new home, she finds herself being violently pulled back and forth in time to a 19th century plantation with which she and her family are surprisingly and intimately linked.

“Doom Patrol” and “Titans”

October 9, 2022, 3:30 PM – 5 PM

Main Stage

The fan-favorite DC series make their New York Comic Con debut, featuring a main stage conversation with the cast of “Doom Patrol,” followed by a conversation with “Titans” executive producer and cast. In the upcoming fourth season of “Doom Patrol,” the team unexpectedly travels to the future to find an unwelcome surprise. Faced with their imminent demise, the Doom Patrol must decide once and for all which is more important: their own happiness or the fate of the world? Join series stars Brendan Fraser, April Bowlby, Joivan Wade, and Michelle Gomez for an exclusive discussion and first look of the upcoming season. The panel will be moderated by Andy Swift (TVLine). “Titans,” debuting its fourth season this November on HBO Max, finds the team having saved Gotham, and hitting the road to head back to San Francisco. But after a stop in Metropolis, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a supernatural cult with powers unlike anything they’ve faced before. Join showrunner and executive producer Greg Walker and series star Brenton Thwaites, Ryan Potter, and Joshua Orpin, for a preview of the upcoming season, including first looks, exclusive reveals, and more. The panel will be moderated by Damian Holbrook (TV Guide Magazine).

MOVIE PANELS

(All panel descriptions are courtesy of New York Comic Con.)

“Significant Other”

October 6, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Room 401

Panel with the cast and creators of the high concept thriller “Significant Other.” Starring Jake Lacy (“The White Lotus”) and Maika Monroe (“It Follows”) with directors/writers Dan Berk and Robert Olsen (“Villains,” “Body”).

“Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm”

October 6, 2022, 8:30 PM – TBA

Main Stage

Be among the first to experience the all-new mystery-adventure feature-length film based on the famed Adult Swim series when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents the World Premiere of “Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm.” The R-rated film features everyone’s favorite rascals, the Aqua Teens: the brainy Frylock, the mouthy Master Shake, the loveable Meatwad, and everyone’s favorite perverted neighbor, Carl, as they split up then get back together to fight everyone’s favorite corporate overlord, Amazin, led by everyone’s favorite tech mogul, Neil and his trusty scientist sidekick, Elmer. In addition to the screening, filmmakers and key cast members will hold a panel discussion, including audience Q&A. Carey Means (“Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” “The Brak Show”), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies) and Dave Willis (“Squidbillies,” “Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell”) return as the voices of Frylock, Master Shake and Meatwad, respectively. The film also stars Peter Serafinowicz (“The Tick”), Paul Walter Hauser (“Black Bird”), Natasha Rothwell (“The White Lotus”), Robert Smigel (“Bob’s Burgers”) and Tim Robinson (“Detroiters)”. The movie was written and directed by series creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro and produced by Williams Street Productions. “Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm” will be available on Digital, 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray starting November 8, 2022.

“Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons”

October 7, 2022, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Main Stage

Witness the unveiling of Warner Bros. Animation’s first-ever all-CG animated, feature-length film when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents the World Premiere of “Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons.” Ahhhh, to be young…and charged with saving the world from impending doom! That’s the burden that 11-year-old Jonathan Kent and reluctant young sidekick Damian Wayne face in this all-new DC Animated Movie. On his birthday, Jonathan Kent learns his dad is Superman and that he has latent superpowers of his own! He also meets the legendary Dark Knight and current Boy Wonder, Damian. But when the two boys are forced to team up to protect their loved ones from a hostile alien force, will they become the Super Sons they’re destined to be? Following the screening, filmmakers and key cast members will hold a panel discussion, including audience Q&A. Jack Dylan Glazer (“Shazam!,” “Luca,” “It”) and Jack Griffo (“The Thundermans”) lead the voice cast as Jonathan Kent and Damian Wayne, respectively, and the supporting cast features Troy Baker (“The Last of Us,” “Batman: The Long Halloween”) as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Travis Willingham (“Critical Role,” “Sofia The First”) as Superman/Clark Kent, and Laura Bailey (“The Legend of Vox Machina,” “Naruto: Shippûden”) as Lois Lane. Matt Peters (“Justice League Dark: Apokolips War”) directs Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons from a script penned by Jeremy Adams (“Mortal Kombat Legends” franchise). Supervising Producer is Rick Morales (“Injustice,” “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders”). “Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons” will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital starting October 18, 2022.

“Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!”

October 7, 2022, 4:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Room 401

Don your Halloween costume, and celebrate the spooky season with Scooby and the Mystery Inc. crew! Join us for an exclusive Scoobtober treat (no tricks, we promise) – the premiere screening of the all-new animated adventure, “Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!” Enjoy games, goodies, giveaways and more!

“Teen Wolf: The Movie”

October 7, 2022, 6 PM – 7 PM

Main Stage

The wolves return to Comic Con with “Teen Wolf: The Movie” and Wolf Pack creator Jeff Davis joining back-to-back conversations with the film and series’ casts to discuss the upcoming movie and tease what to anticipate from the new series.

“Violent Night”

October 7, 2022, 7 PM – 9:15 PM

Empire Stage

NYCC attendees will be the first audience in the world to see “Violent Night,” the new coal-dark holiday thriller from 87North, the bare-knuckle producers of “Nobody,” “John Wick,” “Atomic Blonde” and “Deadpool 2” and razor-edged director Tommy Wirkola (“Dead Snow” franchise). When a team of mercenaries breaks into a wealthy family compound on Christmas Eve, taking everyone inside hostage, the team isn’t prepared for a surprise combatant: Santa Claus (David Harbour, “Black Widow,” “Stranger Things” series) is on the grounds, and he’s about to show why this Nick is no saint. Please note “Violent Night” is rated R.

“V/H/S/99”

October 7, 2022, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Room 401

On the heels of last year’s record breaking “V/H/S/94,” the Shudder Original Film “V/H/S/99” is the latest feature in the hit found footage anthology franchise, “V/H/S.” Join the directors and producers for an in depth discussion on all things “V/H/S,” the epic last year of the 90s, and what’s sure to be the biggest, baddest, and most wildly savage film in the franchise yet! The fifth installment in the hit horror V/H/S anthology franchise, “V/H/S/99” debuts Thursday, October 20 only on SHUDDER. “V/H/S/99” harkens back to the final punk rock analog days of VHS, while taking one giant leap forward into the hellish new millennium. In “V/H/S/99,” a thirsty teenager’s home video leads to a series of horrifying revelations.

“Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind”

October 8, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Main Stage

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment marks the 30th anniversary of the blockbuster “Mortal Kombat” video game series with an inside look at the making of “Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind,” the third in a series of MK-inspired feature-length animated films. Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind finds vicious, power-mad Kano determined to take over Earthrealm, one soul at a time. Assisted by a trio of cold Black Dragon mercenaries, he embarks on a brutal assault from town to defenseless town. The choice is simple: kneel or be annihilated. But when the cocky and talented but undisciplined Kenshi doesn’t take a knee, Kano and his clan destroy the young warrior, taking his eyesight and his confidence. Under the tutelage of reluctant, retired Kuai Liang, the only one powerful enough to challenge the malevolent Kano, Kenshi finds renewed hope and a clear path to redemption. But will it be enough to stop Kano from decimating all of Earthrealm? The presentation will include thrilling film clips and an entertaining panel discussion amongst filmmakers and key cast members. Manny Jacinto (“Top Gun: Maverick,” “The Good Place”), David Wenham (“Elvis,” “300,” “The Lord of the Rings” franchise) and Ron Yuan (“Mortal Kombat 11,” “Mulan”) spearhead a terrific voice cast as Kenshi Takahashi, Kano and Kuai Liang, respectively. The film is produced and directed by Rick Morales (“Mortal Kombat Legends” franchise, “Injustice”) from a script by Jeremy Adams (“Supernatural,” “Justice Society: World War II”), who also wrote the screenplays for the series’ first two films. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation in coordination with NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Games, “Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind” arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital on October 9, 2022, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray on October 11, 2022.

“Wendell & Wild”

October 8, 2022, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Room 401

Panel descripton to be announced for this animated film that reunites Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.

Jamie Lee Curtis: Tribute to 45 years of “Halloween” and Laurie Strode

October 8, 2022, 6:15 PM – 7 PM

Empire Stage

n Halloween Ends (in theaters and streaming exclusively on Peacock Oct 14), icon Jamie Lee Curtis returns for the last time as Laurie Strode, horror’s first “final girl” and the role that launched Curtis’ career. Now, in this exclusive NYCC panel, moderated by fellow film icon Drew Barrymore, host and executive producer of “The Drew Barrymore Show, “the legendary Curtis discusses Laurie’s journey and her own from 1978’s “Halloween” to Laurie’s last stand against Michael Myers in this October’s “Halloween Ends.” Join us for an intimate, funny and fearless conversation with an artist who, for more than four decades, has shattered the rules (and the record books) and has reshaped horror forever as she says goodbye to one of the most beloved and revered characters in cinema history. Now, in this exclusive NYCC panel, the legendary Curtis discusses Laurie’s journey and her own from 1978’s Halloween to Laurie’s last stand against Michael Myers in this October’s “Halloween Ends.” Join us for an intimate, funny and fearless conversation with an artist who, for more than four decades, has shattered the rules (and the record books) and has reshaped horror forever as she says goodbye to one of the most beloved and revered characters in cinema history.

“Back to the Future” Reunion

October 8, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Main Stage

Gotta get back in time! The stars of the mega popular “Back to the Future” franchise are hitting the stage at New York Comic Con for a once-in-a-lifetime panel. Hop in your Delorean and head over to the Main Stage for a can’t miss Q&A. Limited reservations will be available for NYCC badge holders.

“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”

October 9, 2022, 4 PM – 5 PM

Empire Stage

Come join the all-star cast and director of “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.” A Roku Original film streaming free on The Roku Channel this November 4. MTV & Comedy Central’s Josh Horowitz will join Daniel Radcliffe, Evan Rachel Wood, and director Eric Appel onstage, and the legendary man himself, “Weird” Al Yankovic, will join virtually to take us behind-the-scenes in an exclusive panel about the filming of this outrageously epic biopic.

2019 New York Comic Con: What to expect at this year’s event

October 2, 2019

by Carla Hay

“Star Trek: Discovery” (Photo courtesy of CBS All Access)

The 14th annual New York Comic Con takes place October 3 to October 6 in New York City. The event is expected to draw about 250,000 people, according to ReedPOP, the company that produces the event. New York Comic Con’s main hub is at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, but there are also numerous activities taking place at several other locations in the city, including Hammerstein Ballroom, the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, the New York Public Library, the Way Station (in Brooklyn) and AMC 34th Street.

TV shows dominate the most high-profile panels and activities. New York Comic Con in 2019 also seven major exclusive TV panels: HBO’s “Watchmen,” based on the graphic-novel series; “Servant,” the Apple TV+ show from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan; the FX show “DEVS,” the first TV series from “Ex Machina” director Alex Garland; the Starz series “Outlander,” which is coming to New York Comic Con for the second year in a row; Hulu’s “Castle Rock,” which will premiere the first episode of the show’s second season; the “Star Trek” universe on CBS All Access will get a spotlight with a panel for “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Star Trek: Picard.” and a 20th anniversary panel for “Angel.”

Meanwhile,  Warner Bros. Television is having a panel for several of its shows: “Riverdale,” “Manifest,” “Roswell, New Mexico” “Batwoman” and “Harley Quinn.” There will also be a panel for the TNT series “Snowpiercer,” which is the TV version of the 2013 movie of the same name. “The Orville” will have its first New York Comic Con panel since moving from Fox to Hulu. Fans of USA Network’s  “The Purge” will get to see the first episode of the show’s second season, followed by a Q&A with the cast.

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” TV series has had a panel at New York Comic Con every year since the show debuted in 2010. The show’s 10th season (which premieres October 6, 2019) will be the first without original “Walking Dead” star Andrew Lincoln, who played “The Walking Dead” group leader Rick Grimes. Lincoln left the show in 2018, because he said he wanted to spend more time with his family. There will also be a separate panel for “The Walking Dead” universe, including the third “Walking Dead” TV series whose name is to be announced.

There are some movies due to be released in theaters that will also be showcased at the event, such as “1917,” “The King’s Man,” “Free Guy” and “The Grudge.” There will also be a panel featuring “The Lord of the Rings” hobbit actors Sean Astin and Billy Boyd, as well as a panel featuring several actresses who are the voices of Disney princesses in animated films.

Broadway shows are represented with separate panels for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” “Dear Evan Hansen” and “The Lightning Thief—The Percy Jackson Musical.” And, of course, there will be plenty of panels, exhibits and previews for comic books, video games, fantasy novels and other pop-culture attractions.

Every day during New York Comic Con, Syfy Wire on the NYCC Live Stage (at Booth 174) will have brief interviews with the talent appearing on the panels. It’s an opportunity to get an intimate, close-up look at the talent, but seating is limited. Click here for the NYCC Live Stage schedule.

And it wouldn’t be a Comic Con without cosplaying and merchandise sales. The Cosplay Central area returns for its second year at the River Pavilion of the fourth floor of the Javits Convention Center. While at Cosplay Central, cosplayers can mingle, pose for photos, use the dressing rooms and attend panel discussions. New York Comic Con also has an enormous amount of merchandise for sale for numerous types of entertainment.

ANIME FEST

(Image courtesy of Anime Fest)

As previously reported, For the second year in a row, New York Comic Con has partnered with Anime Expo to create Anime Fest, which will take place on the same days as New York Comic Con 2019 in New York City: October 3 to October 6. Anime Fest is a separate event that will be held at Hudson Mercantile. It’s a change in venue from the 2018 Anime Expo, which was held at Pier 94. The good news is that Hudson Mercantile is much closer to the Javits Convention Center than Pier 94.

AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS AND PHOTO OPS

Several stars from movies and TV shows will have individual autograph sessions and/or photo opportunities with fans. They include:

  • Tom Hiddleston (“Thor,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” “The Avengers” and the upcoming Disney+ “Loki” series) on October 3 and October 4.
  •  Paul Rudd (“Ant-Man,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “Avengers: Endgame”) on October 3 and October 4.
  • Billy Dee Williams (“The Empire Strikes Back,” “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”) on October 3, October 4 and October 5.
  • Amy Acker (“The Gifted,” “Person of Interest,” “Angel”) on October 4, October 5 and October 6.
  • Benedict Wong (“Doctor Strange,” “Deadly Class”) on October 3, October 4 and October 5.
  • Billy Boyd (“The Lord of the Rings” movie series) on October 4, October 5 and October 6.
  • Anika Noni Rose (“The Princess and the Frog”) on October 4, October 5, and October 6.
  • James Marsden (“Angel,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) on October 3, October 4, October 5, and October 6.
  • Charisma Carpenter (“Angel,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) on October 3, October 4, October 5, and October 6.
  • Nichelle Nichols (“Star Trek” original series) on October 3, October 4, October 5, and October 6.
  • Christopher Eccleston (“Doctor Who,” “The Leftovers”) on October 3 and October 4.
  • Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob SquarePants”) on October 3, October 4, October 5, and October 6.

TELEVISION AND WEB SERIES PANELS

“The Purge”

October 3, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Hammerstein Ballroom

Based on the popular film franchise, USA Network’s “The Purge” is back! In Season 2 of the hit anthology series, we will finally discover what happens the other 364 days of the year, which will leave you asking: does what happens on Purge night really stay on Purge night? Don’t miss the premiere screening of the first episode from the new season, followed by an exclusive Q&A with the executive producers (including creator James DeMonaco, Krystal Houghton Ziv and James Roland) and stars Derek Luke, Paola Nuñez, Joel Allen and Rochelle Aytes.

“RWBY Volume 7”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPc7OLVc_Yk

October 3, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Hammerstein Ballroom

The cast and crew of “RWBY” return to New York Comic Con with an early look at the upcoming Volume 7, world premiere reveals, news, and more!

“Servant”

October 3, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Hammerstein Ballroom

An exclusive event with master storyteller M. Night Shyamalan as he introduces Servant, a new psychological thriller series coming to Apple TV+. “Servant” follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home. Please join M. Night Shyamalan, Tony Basgallop, and the cast including Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, Nell Tiger Free, and Rupert Grint.

“Big Mouth”

October 3, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Main Stage 1-D – Javits Center

Get comfortable being uncomfortable with your favorite puberty-driven animated series “Big Mouth”! Join Nick Kroll and cast, along with executive producers as they take on NYCC with hilarious clips and commentary from the highly-anticipated third season. Filled with complicated friendships, hormone monsters, musical numbers, and everything in between, “Big Mouth” is bringing its most heartwarming and raunchy moments to Comic-Con with a super-sized panel not to be missed.

“Marvel’s Runaways”

October 4, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden

“Marvel’s Runaways” is headed back to Madison Square Garden with an action-packed panel you won’t want to miss! Be the first to experience the premiere episode of the highly-anticipated third season with the stars and creative forces of Marvel’s Runaways. After the exclusive screening, join Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television, along with the cast and executive producers, to discuss what’s to come in Season 3. All episodes of Marvel’s Runaways Season 3 drop on December 13, 2019, only on Hulu.

“Watchmen”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-33JCGEGzwU

October 4, 2019, 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Main Stage 1-D – Javits Center

Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, HBO’s upcoming series “Watchmen” embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name while breaking new ground of its own. From the co-creator of “The Leftovers,” Damon Lindelof’s new series is set in contemporary 2019 where roughly 30 years have passed since the original “Watchmen” story. Please join producers Lindelof, Nicole Kassell, series stars Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Hong Chau for an exclusive sneak peek of the first episode of the HBO series followed by a panel discussion.

“The Walking Dead” Universe

October 5, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden

“The Walking Dead”

The Walking Dead is a story that started 10 years ago with one man trying to find his family. That family grew and gradually communities took shape. They fought and survived, thrived and gave birth to a new generation. Season 10 picks up a few months from where we left off, with the collected communities still dealing with the after effects of Alpha and the Whisperers horrific display of power, reluctantly respecting the new borderlines being imposed on them, all while organizing themselves into a militia-style fight force, preparing for a battle that may be unavoidable. The Whisperers are a threat unlike any they have ever faced, and the very idea of whether civilization can survive in a world filled with the dead hangs in the balance. The series’ milestone 10th season returns on October 6, 2019.

“TWD3”

The untitled third series in the Walking Dead Universe will focus on the first generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse.

“Angel” 20th Anniversary Reunion

October 5, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Hammerstein Ballroom

On October 5, 1999, “Angel,” the incredible spin-off from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” debuted. On October 5, 2019, we reassemble the cast on the stage of the Hammerstein Ballroom to honor a truly groundbreaking show on its 20th Anniversary. Moderated by Clare Kramer (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”).

Amazon Prime Video: “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” and “The Expanse”

October 5, 2019, 10:45 AM – 1:30 PM

Main Stage 1D – Javits Center

Join stars and producers from Amazon Prime Video’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” and “The Expanse” for world premiere screenings and individual Q&A sessions on the Javits Main Stage.

“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”: Season 2 World Premiere Screening and Q&A

Join the cast of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, including John Krasinski, Noomi Rapace and Michael Kelly, for the world premiere screening of Season Two’s action-packed first episode. After tracking a potentially suspicious shipment of illegal arms in the Venezuelan jungle, CIA Officer Jack Ryan (Krasinski) heads down to South America to investigate. As Jack’s investigation threatens to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy, the President of Venezuela launches a counter-attack that hits home for Jack, leading him and his fellow operatives on a global mission spanning the United States, UK, Russia, and Venezuela to unravel the President’s nefarious plot and bring stability to a country on the brink of chaos. The second season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan will premiere November 1, 2019, on Amazon Prime Video.

“The Expanse”: Season 4 World Premiere Screening and Q&A

“The Expanse” will host a world premiere screening of the first episode from the Amazon Prime Video series’ highly-anticipated fourth season! Season 4 marks a new chapter for the crew of the Rocinante, as they join the land rush and embark on a U.N. mission to explore the newly discovered, Earth-like planets that exist beyond the Ring Gate. The first planet to be settled, Ilus, is one rich with natural resources, but it’s also scarred by the ruins of a long dead alien civilization. While Earthers, Martians and Belters maneuver to colonize Ilus and its natural resources, tensions rise between the opposing nations, but these early explorers don’t understand the true threat of this new world and are unaware of the larger dangers that await them. Following the premiere screening, join the series stars and showrunner for an in-depth conversation and exciting updates about what fans can expect when the new season launches on Amazon Prime Video on December 13, 2019.

“Snowpiercer”

October 5, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Hammerstein Ballroom

Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, “Snowpiercer” centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a 1001 car, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation, produced by Tomorrow Studios, based on the acclaimed movie and graphic novel series of the same name. TBS offers a brand-new sneak peek of the highly anticipated post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller along with a panel featuring stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Lena Hall, Sheila Vand, Steven Ogg and EP / showrunner Graeme Manson.

“DEVS”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24Fb17q7Y8o

October 5, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Hammerstein Ballroom

From visionary screenwriter/director/filmmaker Alex Garland (“Ex Machina,” “Annihilation”) comes FX’s “DEVS,” a high-tech suspense thriller about a young software engineer who investigates the secretive development division of her employer, which she believes is behind the murder of her boyfriend. Please join Alex Garland and cast for an exclusive sneak peek and must-see conversation about this electrifying new limited series. “DEVS” premieres on FX in 2020.

“Star Trek” Universe

October 5, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden

Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon for the ages. “Star Trek” broke barriers then and continues to do so now, inspiring people of all generations and walks of life with its celebration of cultural diversity, scientific exploration and the pursuit of uncharted frontiers. Today, the “Star Trek” universe continues to thrive, exploring all new missions for Starfleet. CBS All Access invites you to join Sonequa Martin-Green, cast and producers of its hit “Star Trek” series including “Star Trek: Discovery” and Sir Patrick Stewart, cast and producers from the highly anticipated “Star Trek: Picard.”

“Castle Rock”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bytPaQ5I8U

October 5, 2019, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden

J.J. Abrams and Stephen King’s hit psychological horror series returns! Set in the Stephen King multiverse, “Castle Rock” combines the mythological scale and intimate storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine forestland. In season two, a feud between warring clans comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes, Stephen King’s nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock. Panelists include series stars Lizzy Caplan, Tim Robbins, Paul Sparks, Yusra Warsama, Barkhad Abdi, Matthew Alan and Elsie Fisher, along with co-creator and showrunner Dustin Thomason. Castle Rock premieres Wednesday, October 23, 2019, only on Hulu.

“Outlander”

October 5, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden

Join the creators and cast of the hit STARZ Original Series for a discussion on the series so far and what is to come in Season Five.

“The Walking Dead”

October 5, 2019, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden

AMC Presents a special advance screening of the Season 10 premiere of “The Walking Dead.”

Warner Bros. Television: “Riverdale,” “Manifest,” “Roswell, New Mexico” “Harley Quinn,” “Batwoman”

October 6, 2019, 10:30 AM – 2:45 PM

The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden

“Riverdale” Special Video Presentation and Q&A

10:30 AM–11:30 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4LHLj6Bf5E

Now that the Gargoyle King has been revealed, The Black Hood is dead and Hiram is in jail, can Archie and the gang have a normal senior year? Riverdale returns for its second appearance at New York Comic Con, to discuss the new mysteries of season four, including the shocking finale flash forward and what it means for Jughead and the others. Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars Mädchen Amick, Marisol Nichols, Mark Consuelos and Skeet Ulrich and executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. “Riverdale’s” Season 4 returns October 9, airing Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.

“Manifest” Special Video Presentation and Q&A

11:35 AM –12:05 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Issehc3pOUI

Last season’s breakout hit drama returns with more heart-pounding mystery and answers to some of last season’s biggest questions! When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely in New York after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on. Now, faced with the impossible, they’re all given a second chance. Join the series cast and executive producer/creator Jeff Rake, as they delve even further into the mystery of Flight 828, and offer a special sneak peek at some exclusive new footage! “Manifest’s” second season will air midseason on NBC.

“Roswell, New Mexico” Special Video Presentation and Q&A

12:10 PM – 1:00 PM

Following the shocking season one finale, where Max used his powers to resurrect Rosa while not realizing that he was sacrificing his own life in the process, join “Roswell, New Mexico” as it returns for its second appearance at New York Comic Con! In season two, Liz mourns her lost love by seeking comfort in science, both earthly and extraterrestrial, as Rosa turns to Kyle to help her find her place in the unfamiliar territory of 2019. In their grief, Isobel explores potentially dangerous methods of self-defense, and Michael spirals into some old bad habits, putting his relationships with Maria and Alex at risk. Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars Jeanine Mason, Nathan Dean Parsons, Michael Vlamis, Lily Cowles and Tyler Blackburn and executive producers Carina Adly MacKenzie, Chris Hollier and Julie Plec. “Roswell, New Mexico” will return midseason on The CW.

“Harley Quinn” Screening

1:05 PM – 1:30 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS-xdZIZgII

Catch an early look at this upcoming adult animated action-comedy series coming soon to DC Universe. Harley Quinn puts everyone’s favorite Gotham villainess front and center as Harley has finally broken things off with the Joker and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City. Voicing the title role of Harley Quinn, Kaley Cuoco (“The Big Bang Theory”) leads an all-star comedic voice cast which includes Lake Bell (“Bless This Mess”), Alan Tudyk (“Doom Patrol”), Tony Hale (“Veep”), Ron Funches (“Powerless”), JB Smoove (“Spider-Man: Far From Home”), Jason Alexander (“Seinfeld”), Diedrich Bader (“Veep”), Chris Meloni (“Happy!”), Jim Rash (“Community”), Wanda Sykes (“Black-ish”) and so many more.

“Batwoman” Pilot Screening and Q&A

1:35 PM – 2:45 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOGTn3TT1Mw

Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope. Join cast and producers for a screening of the pilot, followed by a Q&A. From executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”), Caroline Dries (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Smallville”), Geoff Johns (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Titans”) and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”). The cast includes Ruby Rose (“Orange Is the New Black,” “The Meg,” “XXX: Return of Xander Cage”), Rachel Skarsten (“Reign,” “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Lost Girl”), Meagan Tandy (“Survivor’s Remorse,” “UnREAL,” “Teen Wolf”), Nicole Kang (“You”), Camrus Johnson (“Luke Cage,” “The Sun Is Also a Star”), Elizabeth Anweis (“Twin Peaks”) and Dougray Scott (“Taken 3,” “Hitman,” “Mission: Impossible 2”). Marcos Siega (“You,” “God Friended Me,” “Blindspot”) directed the pilot, for which he also served as executive producer alongside David Nutter (“Game of Thrones,” “Arrow,” “The Flash”). “Batwoman” premieres October 6, 2019. airing Sundays at 8/7c on The CW.

In addition, Sunday’s Warner Bros. Television Block will also include exclusive footage into the upcoming seasons of “Black Lightning” (returning Monday, October 7, 2019, at 9/8c on The CW), “Katy Keene” (premieres midseason on The CW), “Legacies” (returning Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 9/8c on The CW) and “Prodigal Son” (Mondays at 9/8c on Fox), as well as the current second season of Titans (now streaming on DC Universe).

“DreamWorks’ She-Ra and the Princesses of Power”

October 6, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Main Stage 1D – Javits Center

Join cast and creators for a discussion of the hit animated series. Panelists include A.J. Michalka, Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara, Krutika Mallikarjuna, Lauren Ash and Marcus Scribner.

“Batman Beyond” 20th Anniversary

October 6, 2019, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Main Stage 1D – Javits Center

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, “Batman Beyond” won two Emmy Awards and three Annie Awards as it captured the imaginations of a new generation of Batman fans, setting new standards for super hero storytelling with innovative designs, outstanding voice acting and an intriguing approach to DC’s iconic characters and stories. The series also spawned an acclaimed animated film, “Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker.” Come celebrate the series’ 20th anniversary and its upcoming remastered Blu-ray box set release with key members of the Batman Beyond creative team, led by the voices of Batman & Terry McGinnis – Kevin Conroy (“Batman: The Animated Series”) and Will Friedle (“Boy Meets World,” “Kim Possible”). “Batman Beyond: The Complete Series Deluxe Limited Edition” box set arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting October 15, 2019 and in a stunning Blu-ray box set on October 29, 2019.

“The Orville”

October 6, 2019, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Main Stage 1D – Javits Center

Emmy-nominated series “The Orville” is back for season 3 and heading to New York! Join the dynamic crew of the U.S.S. Orville: Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Jessica Szohr, J Lee, Mark Jackson & Chad L. Coleman and Executive Producers David A. Goodman, Jon Cassar & Brannon Braga to celebrate the show and learn about its exciting, new adventures on Hulu!

In addition, these TV shows or web series will be showcased with panels at New York Comic Con this year:

  • “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”
  • “The Banana Splits Movie”
  • “Castlevania”
  • “Charmed”
  • “Creepshow”
  • “Daybreak”
  • “Dragon Ball Super”
  • “The Dragon Prince”
  • “Emergence”
  • “Evil”
  • “For All Mankind”
  • “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”
  • “Impractical Jokers”
  • “Impulse”
  • “The Last Kids on Earth”
  • “Lincoln”
  • “Lost in Space”
  • “Nancy Drew”
  • “neXt”
  • “Pandora”
  • “Primal”
  • “Reprisal”
  • “Resident Alien”
  • “Robot Chicken”
  • “Seis Manos”
  • “Steven Universe”
  • “Tell Me a Story”
  • “Wonder Woman: Bloodline”
  • “Wynonna Earp”

MOVIE PANELS

“1917”

AMC 34th Street

October 3, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sam Mendes, the Academy Award-winning director of “Skyfall,” “Spectre” and “American Beauty,” legendary Academy Award winning cinematographer Roger Deakins and more take you behind the scenes of their thrilling new epic, “1917,” about two young British soldiers on an impossible mission, in a race against time, to cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack.

“The King’s Man” and “Free Guy”

October 3, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Main Stage 1-D – Javits Center

20th Century Fox will be at New York Comic Con with Criminal Masterminds, British Intelligence Agents, Despondent Bank Tellers & Biker Girls for An Insider’s Look at “The King’s Man” and “Free Guy.” This panel will introduce both films and feature exclusive conversations with the cast and filmmakers. “The King’s Man” is Matthew Vaughn’s origin story of Britain’s very first independent intelligence agency hitting theaters in February 2020. “Free Guy” is an adventure-comedy directed by Shawn Levy starring Ryan Reynolds as a forlorn bank teller who discovers he is a background character in an open world video game, in theaters in July 2020.

“The Grudge” (2020)

October 3, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Main Stage 1-D – Javits Center

Sony Pictures presents “The Grudge,” a reimagining of the horror classic. Appearing in person: producer Sam Raimi and cast members Betty Gilpin, Lin Shaye, Nicolas Pesce and Andrea Riseborough.

“Murder in the Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JImsHFVztGI

October 3, 2019, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Room 1A21 – Javits Center

Join us to celebrate the theatrical release of “Murder in the Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story”! Based off the 2012 photojournal of the same name, the documentary contains over fifty interviews with various metal stalwarts, (including Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament and Death Angel), telling its tall tales through a mix of first-person interviews, animation and narration by comedian Brian Posehn. In addition to never-before-seen clips, we’ll talk with our headbanging panelists about metal music’s influence within today’s comic con culture. NO BALLADS!!!

*All panel descriptions are courtesy of New York Comic Con.

2019 New York Comic Con: ‘Lord of the Rings’ stars, ‘Angel’ stars, Disney Princess actresses set to make appearances

July 2, 2019

by Carla Hay

Lord of the Rings
Pictured from left to right: Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd in “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” (Photos courtesy of New Line Cinema)

Stars of “The Lord of the Rings” movies, the “Angel” TV series, and Disney Princess movies are set to make appearances at the 14th annual New York Comic Con, which will take place October 3 to October 6, 2019 in New York City. The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is the main hub of the event, but several event activities will take place at other venues in the city.

Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd, who starred as hobbits in “The Lord of the Rings” movie trilogy, will be at the event. There will also be a reunion of “Angel” stars James Marsters, Charisma Carpenter, J. August Richards, Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof. In addition, Disney princess voice actresses Anika Noni Rose (“The Princess and the Frog”), Jodi Benson (“The Little Mermaid”) and Paige O’Hara (“Beauty and the Beast”) will be there to greet fans.

Other celebrities announced for the event so far include “The Empire Strike Back” co-star Billy Dee Williams; original “Star Trek” series co-star Nichelle Nichols; Paul Reubens (also known as Pee Wee Herman); and “SpongeBob SquarePants” creator/voice star Tom Kenny. Also confirmed are “Deadly Class” TV series co-stars Benedict Wong, Maria Gabriela De Faria and Benjamin Wadsworth.

All of these announced stars will be signing autographs at the event.

A complete schedule of 2019 New York Comic Con panels, activities and other celebrity appearances will be announced in the coming weeks.

New York Comic Con, which is produced by ReedPOP, was attended by a record-setting 250,000 people in 2018, according to ReedPop. The event is now the highest-attended comic-book/pop-culture fan convention in North America. Movies and TV programs that were showcased at the 2018 New York Comic Con included “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” “Dragon Ball Z Super: Broly,” “The Walking Dead,” “Doctor Who,”  “Good Omens,” “Riverdale,” “The Umbrella Academy” and “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.”

UPDATE: Dominic Monaghan has canceled his appearance at New York Comic Con 2019.

2019 Comic-Con International: CBS Television Studios activities and exclusives

July 1, 2019

“Star Trek: Discovery” (Photo courtesy of CBS)

The following is a press release from CBS Television Studios:

CBS Television Studios will kick off San Diego Comic-Con(R) with exclusive world premiere screenings of its new series EVIL for CBS and NANCY DREW for The CW on Thursday, July 18. As previously announced, cast and producers of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and STAR TREK: PICARD will beam into HALL H for a first-ever “Star Trek” universe back-to-back panel block on Saturday, July 20.

DETAILS ON PANELS AND EVENTS (in chronological order):

THURSDAY, JULY 18

“EVIL” EXCLUSIVE SCREENING AND PANEL 12:45-2:00 PM – EVIL is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter as they investigate the church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there’s a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. Please join series stars Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi and Michael Emerson along with co-creators and executive producers Robert King and Michelle King for an exclusive sneak peek of the first episode followed by a panel discussion. Moderated by Lynette Rice from Entertainment Weekly. EVIL will air Thursdays this fall on CBS. Ballroom 20

“NANCY DREW” EXCLUSIVE SCREENING AND PANEL 2:00-3:15 PM – Nancy Drew is a brilliant teenaged detective whose sense of self had come from solving mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine – until her mother’s untimely death derails Nancy’s college plans. Devastated by her mother’s passing, Nancy swears off crime-solving, but when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation. A supernatural presence begins to haunt Nancy’s investigation, and she discovers that the current crime has an astonishing connection to the unsolved murder of a local girl. Whether the ghost is here to help or hinder Nancy remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure: Nancy’s going to have to unravel the clues from both the living and the dead to solve the crimes. Please join series stars Kennedy McMann, Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani, Alex Saxon and Tunji Kasim, along with executive producers Noga Landau, Melinda Hsu-Taylor and Stephanie Savage for an exclusive sneak peek of the first episode followed by a panel discussion. Moderated by Damian Holbrook of TV Guide magazine. NANCY DREW will air Wednesdays this fall on The CW. Ballroom 20

SATURDAY, JULY 20

“ENTER THE STAR TREK UNIVERSE” PANEL 11:30 AM -1:00 PM – Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon for the ages. “Star Trek” broke barriers then and continues to do so now, inspiring people of all generations and walks of life with its celebration of cultural diversity, scientific exploration and the pursuit of uncharted frontiers. Today, the “Star Trek” universe continues to thrive, exploring all new missions for Starfleet. CBS All Access invites you to join the cast and producers of its hit series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and be the first to hear about two new upcoming additions to the “Star Trek” universe: the highly anticipated new series STAR TREK: PICARD, starring Sir Patrick Stewart, and the animated series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. Hall H

DETAILS ON ACTIVATIONS AND GIVEAWAYS:

“STAR TREK” UNIVERSE BOOTH: U.S.S. DISCOVERY TRANSPORTER EXPERIENCE AND “TREK” TALENT MEET-AND-GREETS – CBS All Access is bringing the “Star Trek” universe to the San Diego Comic-Con Exhibit Hall, Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21, where fans are invited to step aboard the U.S.S. Discovery and travel to strange and distant lands through an immersive transporter experience. Fans will also have the opportunity to meet some of their favorite “Star Trek” talent in person with meet-and-greets in the booth (Booth #4237) on Saturday, July 20. Comic-Con badges are required for entry.

“STAR TREK” UNIVERSE EXCLUSIVE PINS – A number of exclusive, limited-quantity “Star Trek” pins will be available to fans during Comic-Con. All week long, a Starfleet Headquarters visitors badge will be available for those who visit and complete the “Star Trek” transporter experience on the show floor. On Saturday afternoon and Sunday, a limited quantity of pins featuring the debut of two characters from the upcoming CBS All Access animated show STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS will also be available from the “Star Trek” booth. At the “Jean-Luc Picard: The First Duty” museum experience at Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts, fans can get an exclusive replica pin of the Picard family crest as seen in STAR TREK: PICARD.

“JEAN-LUC PICARD: THE FIRST DUTY” EXHIBIT – In celebration of Patrick Stewart’s return to his iconic “Star Trek: The Next Generation” role, “Jean-Luc Picard: The First Duty” is a special exhibition showcasing original props, costumes and other artifacts tracing Picard’s life and Starfleet career. Items on display include his cherished Ressikan flute, the legendary Picard family album, his Starfleet uniforms, models of ships Picard captained, and all that remains of the “Borg Queen.” The gallery also features exclusive first looks at costumes and other items featured in the upcoming CBS All Access series STAR TREK: PICARD. Visitors will have the first chance to purchase exclusive STAR TREK: PICARD merchandise and opportunities for exclusive giveaways. The gallery is located at Michael J Wolf Fine Arts, 363 Fifth Ave., San Diego, Calif. 92101 and will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Comic-Con from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM and on Sunday from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

COMIC-CON COMEDY SHUTTLE – CBS will offer complimentary rides throughout the Gaslamp District in branded shuttles. Featured shows will include the new fall comedies BOB [HEARTS] ABISHOLA, CAROL’S SECOND ACT and THE UNICORN. Trailers of the series will be screened for the passengers as well.

Additionally, EVIL will be offering festival-goers complimentary rides during the day throughout the Gaslamp District, while hosting “Frightseeing Tours” in the evenings in Old Town. Trailers of EVIL, a CBS original series, will be screened for the passengers, and brand ambassadors will distribute giveaways. Exclusive “Frightseeing Tours” will run Thursday and Friday nights for select fans.

STEP INTO THE “TWILIGHT ZONE” EXPERIENCE – From Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, July 21. Located in the Interactive Zone at Petco Park, fans will be transported into CBS All Access’ THE TWILIGHT ZONE as they enjoy an immersive experience not only of sight and sound, but of mind. Reserve FREE tickets at: StepIntoTheTwilightZone.com.

CARPOOL KARAOKE THE MIC – The Singing Machine launches CARPOOL KARAOKE THE MIC at San Diego Comic-Con from July 18 to July 21, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Located in space “J” at the Interactive Zone at Petco Park, fans will be able to recreate the fun of James Corden’s wildly popular “Carpool Karaoke” segment and become the star of the car as they hop inside a branded Range Rover to sing along to their favorite songs. There will also be a daily CARPOOL KARAOKE THE MIC giveaway to a lucky fan that has posted their performance on social media.

CARPOOL KARAOKE THE MIC will be available for purchase with free direct-to-consumer shipping in the U.S., including a Carpool Karaoke Popsocket.

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Star Trek: The Cruise II set for two voyages in 2018 with host George Takei

May 9, 2017

"Star Trek" actor George Takei
George Takei (Photo courtesy of CBS Studios)

The following is an excerpt from a Star Trek: The Cruise II press release:

Star Trek: The Cruise II has commissioned an entire crew of fan favorites to man the ship when it launches two voyages in January 2018.  Host George Takei (who played Hikaru Sulu in the original “Star Trek” TV series and several “Star Trek” movies) will be joined by nearly 20 stars from the film and television productions of the groundbreaking franchise, including Vaughn Armstrong, Rene Auberjonois, Casey Biggs, LeVar Burton, Jeffrey Combs, Michael Dorn, John de Lancie, Jonathan Frakes, Max Grodenchik, Gates McFadden, Robert O’Reilly, John Paladin, Ethan Phillips, Robert Picardo, Armin Shimerman, Brent Spiner, Connor Trinneer, and Nana Visitor.  Star Trek fans aboard the cruises will spend a week among the iconic actors, interacting with them during inspired events and impromptu encounters.  Produced by Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC, under license by CBS Consumer Products, Voyage 1 of Star Trek: The Cruise II will sail from January 5-11, 2018, with Voyage 2 following January 11-17, 2018, both traveling from Miami to Roatan (Honduras), Harvest Caye (Belize) and Costa Maya (Mexico).

The six-day voyage on the spectacular Norwegian Jade boldly goes where no one has gone before, packed with special Star Trek-themed shows, events and programs including:

  • A stellar crew of iconic Star Trek actors and personalities
  • Incredible theme nights like Captain Sulu’s Soiree
  • Interactive celebrity hosted events like the Klingon Pub Crawl, wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and more
  • Actor-led excursions at each port
  • Vow renewals led by a Star Trek star
  • Nightly shows performed by celebrity guests
  • Autograph and photograph sessions with your favorite Star Trek crew members
  • A Star Trek: The Cruise Museum exhibiting genuine pieces and classic memorabilia from the archive
  • A make-up artist transforming guests into Star Trek characters
  • Live music including avant-garde synth pop band Information Society

Almost every event includes an interactive element which makes the Voyage a unique, personal and immersive Star Trek experience.

“This will be the most interactive experience ever created between Star Trek fans and actors,” says Star Trek: The Cruise II host George Takei. “Come aboard and experience the voyage!” Every guest aboard Star Trek: The Cruise II will be offered the opportunity to take a group photo with the icon (one per cabin).

The ship will be redesigned to feature sites inspired by the television show and films, including “Sandrine’s II,” the sister restaurant of Chez Sandrine (Star Trek: Voyager), and “13 Forward” (the Officer’s Bar influenced by 10 Forward and best described by Captain Picard as the “hub of the ship’s social activity”).

Over 4,000 fans have already pre-registered for cabins aboard the 2018 cruises, with both expected to sell out.  Cabin prices start at $1,300 (U.S. dollars) per person, and include all meals, tickets to main-stage events, parties as well as port charges, taxes and on-board gratuities.

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