New York Comic Con (NYCC) is just too big for a single post! Here are my non-panel highlights which includes signings, booth activities/off-sites and exclusives.
- 9/20 – Updated Carrie Fisher’s new dates, added Chad Coleman and the BookCon group signings to the autograph list and the first waves of Funko to the exclusives
- 9/22 – Added information on the online lottery for free, private autograph signings, added Voltron signings and party, added Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 signing, updated dates for Graham McTavish, Jon Bernthal and Stan Lee, updated more waves of Funko exclusives
- 9/26 – Added signings for Amazon, Dark Horse’s booth schedule, exclusives for Dark Horse, Skybound and the final Funko waves
- 10/1 – Added second wave of autograph lottery signings and several booth schedules. Also a chance to attend a preview screening for War for the Planet of the Apes
- 10/4 – My final update! Follow me on Twitter (@Cambear) for updates from here on out. Added some signing details, Ash vs Evil Dead signing, Evangeline Lilly book signing without the $40 charge, DC and Macmillan signing schedule.
Not everything is announced yet so check back for updates and don’t forget to view the panel highlights as well!
NYCC is using an online lottery to distribute tickets to many of the post-panel TV/movie/anime panels. (These are the free signings sponsored by the studios which are normally wristbanded and held in the autograph area.)
The lottery closes on 9/26 A second wave of autographs opened up and ends on 10/1 so enter here soon for your chance to win! I’ve updated the list below to indicate which signings are through the lottery. Winners will get more specifics on time and place.
[UPDATE] All winners for the autograph lotteries have been notified. Post-panel signings for BookCon @ NYCC will require a wristband which will be distributed to around the first 150 in line for the corresponding panel.
October 6 (Thursday)
- Legends of the Hidden Temple (online lottery)
- Stan Against Evil (online lottery)
- [UPDATE] 12:15-1:5 Ethan Hawk and Greg Ruth will sign Indeh: A Story of the Apache Wars (#22 autograph hall)
- 2:00-3:00 World Like Any Other: Robert Jackson Bennett, Elizabeth Bonesteel, Drew Magary, Julia Kagawa, D. Nolan Clark, J. Patrick Black (BookCon @ NYCC)
- [UPDATE] 2:30 Ash vs Evil Dead (Ash’s cabin on the driveway by the exit)
- 4:30 Amazon presents panel (#21 autograph hall)
- 5:00-6:00 Bringing Books to Life: Ezekiel Boone, Blake Crouch, Patrick Ness, Sarvenaz Tash, Lev Grossman, Alexandra Bracken (BookCon @ NYCC)
- 5:15-6:15 Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 (#20 in autograph hall)
- 6:30-7:30 Adi Tantimedh (BookCon @ NYCC)
- 8:00-9:00 #WeAreComics: How Women Keep Changing the Game: Raina Telgemeier, Amy Chu, Sarah Andersen, Gabrielle Bell (BookCon @ NYCC)
October 7 (Friday)
- Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (online lottery)
- Yusei Matsui of Assassination Classroom (online lottery)
- 2:30-3:30 Black Sails (online lottery)
- Salem (online lottery)
- 1:00-2:00 DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender (#21 autograph hall – online lottery)
- 1:45-2:45 Worldbuilding with YA and MG: Scott Westerfeld, Delia Sherman, Danielle Paige, James Dashner, Jeff Giles (BookCon @ NYCC)
- 2:00-3:00 Regular Show (online lottery)
- 3:00-4:00 Steven Universe (online lottery)
- 6:15-7:15 Deleted Scenes: C.A. Higgins, Naomi Novik, Vic James, Katherine Arden, Tricia Narwani (BookCon @ NYCC)
October 8 (Saturday)
- One Punch Man English Dub cast (online lottery)
- 12:00-1:00 The Venture Bros. (#21 autograph hall)
- [UPDATE] 12:00 Paul Feig (online lottery)
- 12:15-1:15 Nostalgia and Reboots in Literature: Jonathan Maberry, Max Brallier, Gareth Hinds, Christina Henry, Elizabeth Eulberg, John Jackson Miller and Paul Tremblay (BookCon @ NYCC)
- 1:00-2:45 Frank Miller signing a limited print of Sin City. Wristband required (Dark Horse #1636)
- 1:15-2:15 Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell (#21 autograph hall)
- 1:30-2:20 Voltron Legendary Defender comic signing for 250 people (#1669)
- 1:45-2:45 Fantasy Fandoms Unite!: Rae Carson, Kendare Blake, Renee Ahdieh (BookCon @ NYCC)
- 2:00-3:00 The Powerpuff Girls (online lottery)
- 2:00-2:45 Robert Kirkman – wristbands given out first thing in the morning (#1444)
- 2:30-3:30 DREAM CORP LLC (#21 autograph hall)
- [UPDATE] 3:00 The Thinning (online lottery)
- 3:15-4:15 Scream Queens: Female Horror/Thriller Writers: Dawn Kurtagich, Mira Grant, Danielle Vega, Tara Altebrando (BookCon @ NYCC)
- [UPDATE] 4:30 Shadowhunters (#20 autograph hall – online lottery)
- 6:00 The Man in the High Castle (#20 autograph hall – online lottery)
October 9 (Sunday)
- One Punch Man English Dub cast (online lottery)
- Outsiders (online lottery)
- SuperMansion (online lottery)
- Timeless (online lottery)
- Lucha Underground (online lottery)
- 2:15-3:15 Kid Lit: Ridley Pearson, Henry Niff, Lorie Langdon, Carey Corp, Will Staehle, Tania Del Rio (BookCon @ NYCC)
In the autograph hall, celebrities are signing and taking photo ops most of the weekend. Photo op schedule, prices and tickets are available and the autograph schedule will list prices. Things may change, but here’s who should be in the hall:
- Jon Bernthal (not Thursday or Friday)
- Chad Coleman (Booth #2314)
- Jenna Coleman
- Mark Dodson (Sunday only)
- Carrie Fisher (Saturday/Sunday)
Some project name “Episode VIII” just changed her schedule… And she’s back for Saturday!
- Jack Gleeson
- C Thomas Howell
- Walter Jones
- Alex Kingston
- Stan Lee
(not Thursday) Now appearing all days
- [UPDATE] Evangeline Lilly (Saturday/Sunday) Also signing for Titan books (see below)
- Ralph Macchio
- David Mazouz (not Thursday)
- Graham McTavish (not Thursday)
- Tom Mison (Saturday/Sunday)
- Kathy Najimy
- Nichelle Nichols
- Zoie Palmer
- Erin Richards (not Thursday)
- J. August Richards
- Michael Rowe
- Jeremy Shada
- Anna Silk
- Matt Smith
- Paul Sorvino
- Robin Lord Taylor (not Thursday)
- Alan Tudyk (not Thursday)
- David Yost
- Adult Swim will have 3 booths (!) and will have their third annual cruise
- Adult Swim Streams will live broadcast shows and fans can “crawl their way through the all-new interactive booth to win valuable prizes and potentially appear on a show.” Celebrity guests will stop by all weekend (#656)
- Rick and Morty Virtual Reality will have a custom photo op and, um things to touch and “fondle” (#768)
- Rick and Morty Galactic Federation Prison – photo op (Crystal Palace which means the big glass atrium)
- The Adult Swim Tyrannic will sail from Pier 81 at 8 PM on Saturday. RSVP at Adult Swim Presents for a free seat on the “third maiden voyage.”
- Archie Comics has a booth with a full signing schedule (#1936)
- BOOM! Studios issued their crazy booth schedule (#1828)
- Dark Horse has firmed up their busy signing schedule with tons of creators. Only one is wristbanded — Frank Miller (no surprise). Here’s the full schedule to see what they’re up to and check out their exclusives below.
- [UPDATE] DC Comics has a booth with all their comic signings. Wristbands for certain signings will go first thing in the morning (#4002)
- DC Entertainment will have a booth outside the main show floor and it will feature props from the upcoming Wonder Woman film and the original Lynda Carter series. It will also host the unveiling of the new Wonder Woman Forever stamps which can be purchased on Friday for the first-day-of-issue cancellation stamp. There will be a big ceremony first thing on Friday morning
- DK will be giving away Lego kits and hosting signings for Meagan Marie, Pablo Hidalgo, Jason Fry and Kerrie Dougherty, Adam Bray, Lorraine Cink, John Sazaklis, Matt Manning, Alan Cowsill and Rod Gillies
- First Second Books posted their booth schedule complete with signings and giveaways (#2239)
- [UPDATE] IDW’s signing schedule includes the cast of Wynonna Earp and lots of other talent
- [UPDATE] Macmillan posted the signings and giveaway schedule for Fierce Reads
- The Man in the High Castle will have a VR experience at booth 1ECC1 in Hall 1E.
- Skybound has their signing schedule up which includes a Robert Kirkman signing (#1444)
- [UPDATE] Titan Books will host a bunch of signings including Doctor Who book writers and one for Evangeline Lilly. If you want a singed copy of her book, this will be 60% cheaper than going to her autograph line
- Unbound Worlds (formerly Suvudu) posted the full schedule for Penguin Random House
- Voltron Collective Fan party – Friday from 7 pm to 10 pm at a location to be announced
- War for the Planet of the Apes will host a special screening of the making of the new film with Andy Serkis, Matt Reeves and Dylan Clark. Enter here for a chance to win a ticket to the screening on 8:30 on Thursday at the Regal Theater on 42nd.
- Dark Horse is bringing a few exclusives for NYCC including a Game of Thrones bust of the Night King, some BRPD stuff, a lith from Frank Frazetta and variants for Briggs Land, Chimichanga and World of Tanks. Click here to see the images of their goodies!
- Funko is always one of the craziest booths to get into. This year, there will be no need to wait for hours only find out if you MAYBE have a coveted wristband. All passes to the Funko booth will be distributed through an online lottery (Ok, good news, bad news.)
Register here by September 26th for a chance. You must have a valid badge for the day and you can’t change time periods so select your times carefully. [UPDATE] All wristband winners have been notified
- Here’s the list of the first wave of of Funko exclusives with Golden Girls, Twilight and The Walking Dead
- Wave two of Funk exclusives features lots of DC figures from the shows and recent movies
- The third wave of Funko goodies is loaded with their Marvel characters
- Wave four is all about nostalgia cartoons
- The final wave is Disney-related with Captain Jack Sparrow, Sally from Nightmare before Christmas and a couple of Star Wars (including Rogue One) and Indiana Jones.
- Funko will announce which exclusives will be available outside of NYCC once the con begins on October 6th.
- Skybound is bringing a few variant covers for Negan Kills and a figure for Outcast, all of which you can view here.
Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on Twitter as @camber where I’ll tweet out more frequent updates.