Planning on attending the New York Comic Con this year? Then don’t waste any more time going through the list of panels, booths and exhibitors because the Rotoscopers have got you covered. We’ve compiled a complete 2014 NYCC guide that covers everything for the hardcore animation fan.
The New York Comic Con 2014 runs from October 9-12 at the Javits Center in New York, NY.
Thursday, October 9
Walt Disney Studios Presents an Exclusive Look at Tomorrowland and Walt Disney Animation Studios Presents an Exclusive Look at Big Hero 6
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Room: Main Stage 1-D
Walt Disney Animation Studios presents an exclusive look at their follow-up to last year’s Frozen, Big Hero 6 with directors Don Hall and Chris Williams, producer Roy Conli and special guests. Walt Disney Studios presents an exclusive look at Tomorrowland with director Brad Bird, producer Damon Lindelof and special guests.
Paul Kaminski (Archie Comics Executive Director of Editorial) is joined by Mike Pellerito (Archie Comics President), Vincent Lovallo (Assistant Editor), Ryan Jampole, Ben Hunzeker, Jennifer Hernandez, Jamal Peppers and Jon Gray to bring you an hour jam-packed with action and adventure as you go behind the scenes and get the latest news on all things SONIC THE HEDGEHOG and MEGA MAN!
Rooster Teeth’s hit animated web series is back with “RWBY: Volume 2”! Join series Creators Monty Oum and Kerry Shawcross, and the voice of “Yang” – Barbara Dunkelman, for a Panel to discuss “RWBY” and everything Rooster Teeth! We’ll be premiering a brand new episode of “RWBY: Volume 2,” showing off behind the scenes stuff, taking Q&A and probably making a bunch of really stupid jokes (and some awesome puns)!
Time: 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Room: Main Stage 1-D
You never know what to expect from the Cast and Producers of the Emmy® award winning animated series Bob’s Burgers. The hilarious Cast and Producers will entertain with never-before-seen footage followed by a Q&A Panel discussion.
Nickelodeon’s Legend of Korra: Book 4
Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Room: Empire Stage 1-E
Please join Executive Producer and Creator team Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender) as they provide a tantalizing glimpse behind the curtain of this ground-breaking animated series. Special Guests include Voice Actors Janet Varney (Korra), David Faustino (Mako) and P.J. Byrne (Bolin). Includes an exclusive screening of a never-before-seen episode from Korra’s final season. Moderated by Megan Casey, Vice President, Current Series, Nickelodeon Animation.
Lion Forge, in partnership with Harmony Gold (Robotech), presents their first foray into animation, DEEP SEA 7. DS7 is an exciting animated action-adventure series set on the high seas in the not-too-distant future. We follow the adventures of Captain Wes Law and his crew of mercs as they battle pirates, mercs and engage in wild submarine battles. DS7 is a fun and thrilling futuristic journey of courage and heroism for all audiences.
IDW & Hasbro: Transformers, Ponies & More!
Time: 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM
2014 has been a huge year for IDW and Hasbro! Join Senior Editor & Writer John Barber, with very Special Guests Amy Mebberson, Katie Cook, Sarah Stone, Mairghread Scott and Jim Zub for inside information on what’s happening with My Little Pony, Transformers, G.I. JOE, Dungeons & Dragons and more! Announcements, excitement, gossip, prizes and Q&A!
Friday, October 10
[adult swim] Panel Block
Time: 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Room: Main Stage 1-D
[adult swim] Presents: The McBrayer/Triumph Panel 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM The beloved Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and Fan-favorite Jack McBrayer team up to star in a new live-action original comedy series that is set to premiere in 2015 on [adult swim]. Join Co-Creator and Voice of Triumph, Robert Smigel (Conan, SNL’s TV Funhouse) and Star Jack McBrayer (30 Rock, Wreck It Ralph) as they discuss the new series. [adult swim] Presents: Rick and Morty 3:20 PM – 4:05 PM Join Executive Producers Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time) as they discuss the upcoming second season of their animated hit, screen never before seen content and answer all of your Rick and Morty related questions. Don’t miss the Rick and Morty signing Saturday, October 11, 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM in the NYCC Autographing Area/Hall 1B. [adult swim] Presents: Robot Chicken 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Co-Creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are joined by Writer/Actor Breckin Meyer to discuss the Emmy-winning series and upcoming special The Robot Chicken Lots of Holidays But Don’t Worry Christmas Is Still In There Too So Pull The Stick Out Of Your Ass Fox News. Watch a sneak peek of the special and prepare yourself for other surprises, including Guest Star Clare Grant showing off a tease of new pilot Team Unicorn Saturday Action Fun Hour! Keith Crofford will moderate the Panel. Don’t miss the Robot Chicken signing Saturday, October 11, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM at the NYCC Autographing Area/Hall 1B. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT BE CLEARING THE MAIN STAGE BETWEEN THESE PANELS.
Marvel Animation Presents
Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) brings you the biggest animation panel in this universe – or any other. Get an exclusive first look at content from “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.” season two and the future of Marvel Animation.
Once Upon a Time Has Frozen Over!
Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Room: Empire Stage
Once Upon a Time has Frozen over! This season, Elsa – the Ice Queen from Arendelle – brings an icy new twist to Storybrooke. And the show will take a look back in the past at Elsa’s kingdom and discover what happened to her, her sister Anna and Kristoff, and how and why Elsa became a prisoner of Rumplestiltskin. Co-Creators and Executive Producers Edward Kitsis (LOST) and Adam Horowitz (LOST) and Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan) invite you to an exclusive screening of an upcoming all-new episode of Once Upon a Time. Following the Exclusive Screening, they’ll discuss the new season storylines, characters and adventures with Moderator Matt Mitovich, TV Line.com’s Editor-at-Large. This Panel is sure to bring some surprises you won’t want to miss! And as an added surprise, ABC will introduce the new ABC show GALAVANT immediately following the Once Upon a Time Panel.
Revolutionary Girl Utena
Time: 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
Revolutionary Girl Utena has been both critically acclaimed and a Fan favorite since its 1997 broadcast debut on TV Tokyo, and features direction by Kunihiko Ikuhara (Sailor Moon SuperS), series composition by Yoji Enokido (Ouran High Host Club, FLCL, Sailor Moon SuperS) and animation by J.C. Staff (Honey and Clover, Slayers, Toradora!). Utena has been described as one of the top five “best anime of all time” (Anime Insider magazine, among others), and the project also inspired animated film, manga and stageplay adaptations. Both shoujo (girls’) manga, written and illustrated by Chiho Saito, were published in North America by VIZ Media.
Time: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Room: Main Stage 1-D
Archer is an animated comedy that revolves around the International Secret Intelligence Service and its employees who use every covert operation as an excuse to sabotage and betray each other for personal gain. Join the Voice Cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Lucky Yates and Christian Slater, plus Creator Adam Reed, EP Matt Thompson and Co-EP Casey Willis as they discuss bringing this animated series to life.
Time: 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM
Usagi Tsukino is a clumsy but kindhearted teenage girl who transforms into the powerful guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon. Meeting allies along the way who share similar fates, Usagi and her team of planetary Sailor Guardians fight to protect the universe from forces of evil and total annihilation.
Saturday, October 11
Sailor Moon Crystal
Time: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Based on Naoko Takeuchi’s legendary manga series, Sailor Moon Crystal retells the story of Sailor Moon as she searches for her fellow Sailor Guardians and the Legendary Silver Crystal to stop the dark forces of Queen Beryl.
The Art of Animation and Saturday Morning Cartoons with Animator/Director Tom Cook
Time: 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Tom will explain how he got into the Animation field as an Animator back in 1978 and then take the Fans through the steps it took to make one of their favorite cartoons from script to screen. He’ll discuss the jobs of an Animator, Assistant Animator, Layout Artist, Storyboard Artist, Inker and Director and will make it clear how much work it was to create an episode of He-Man or Scooby Doo back when you actually had to draw each and every frame of a Saturday Morning Cartoon.
Cartoon Network Presents: Screening and Halloween Partaaayy
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
C’mon, grab your friends, your bros and your Giant Realistic Flying Tiger and join Cartoon Network for a frightful hour filled with tricks and treats! Check out upcoming Halloween episodes from Adventure Time, Regular Show and Uncle Grandpa before anyone else in the entire world! And since you’re one of the cool kids, you also get to peep a sneak peek at the upcoming new mini-series Over the Garden Wall. And what’s a Halloween Partaaay without costumes?! Wear your Cartoon Network inspired costume and you may just win a prize! So come psyched to fright and dressed to impress!
Bee & Puppycat – An Inside Look at Creating an Animation Hit
Time: 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
What happens when an animation legend gets behind a new creative vision in the genre? You get Bee & Puppycat. Created by Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time), Bee & Puppycat has quickly become one of the most anticipated animated series in recent memory and it won’t be airing on any TV network. Based off an animated short, Bee & Puppycat fueled the most successful Kickstarter campaign for an animated series and the fourth largest funding of all-time on the crowdsourcing network. This Panel will sit down with series Creator Allegri, series Producer and Head of Frederator Studios, Fred Seibert (Adventure Time, Fairly OddParents, Bravest Warriors) to get an inside look at the upcoming series and discuss what it is about Bee & Puppycat that has struck such a chord with audiences and how they intend to make it a hit.
Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Behind the Scenes
Time: 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Join the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes team for a first-hand, behind-the-scenes look at the story behind what it was like to bring the Marvel Super Heroes to Disney’s expanding video game platform! The development team from Marvel, Avalanche Studios and Disney Interactive will dive into how the game has evolved, how the stories developed, and various other aspects of the creative process. This unprecedented all-access look at this momentous game release is not to be missed!
Star Wars Rebels
Time:5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Room: Empire Stage 1-E
The rebellion has begun! With the premiere of ‘Star Wars Rebels’ on Disney Channel last week and new episodes about to launch on Disney XD, a previously unexplored era in the Star Wars universe has finally been opened to reveal the beginnings of the Rebel Alliance against the Empire. While you’ve met the crew of the Ghost, there are hints that hero Ezra Bridger will soon be entering the larger world of the Force. Additionally, the crew — and Jedi Kanan in particular — has drawn the attention of the Inquisitor, who’s been charged by the Empire to hunt down any Jedi Knights who escaped Order 66. Explore these topics and get a behind-the-scenes peek at the voice recording sessions of ‘Star Wars Rebels’ when you join series star Vanessa Marshall (Hera) and Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hildago for an exclusive preview of what’s to come in the first season of the series from Lucasfilm Animation.
Official Sailor Moon Panel
Time: 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Come on a journey with the legendary Guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon! Members of the VIZ Media Sailor Moon team will talk about the impact of this beloved anime series, show footage from the remastered episodes and celebrate the long-awaited return of Usagi and her friends!
[adult swim] Panel Block
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
[adult swim] Presents: Black Dynamite 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM Join Executive Producer Carl Jones, Producer Scott Fuselier and Cast Members Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight), Tommy Davidson (In Living Color) and Byron Minns (South Central), as they discuss the original animated series Black Dynamite and screen an early look at the upcoming second season, premiering October 18 on [adult swim]. [adult swim] Presents: The Heart, She Holler 5:50 PM – 6:35 PM Join the community of The Heart, She Holler for an early look at the upcoming third season, premiering December on [adult swim]. Cast Members Amy Sedaris (Strangers With Candy) and Judith Roberts (Eraserhead, Orange is the New Black) will be joined by Co-Executive Producers John Lee and Alyson Levy (Wonder Showzen) to discuss the surreal soap opera, screen a never before seen episode and take Fan questions. Moderated by Gordon Lish (famed Editor and Captain Fiction). [adult swim] Presents: Mike Tyson Mysteries 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM Mike Tyson is coming home to NYC and he’s bringing his new animated adult comedy series with him as Mike Tyson Mysteries makes its New York Comic Con debut. In Mike Tyson Mysteries, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets…by solving mysteries! Join Mike Tyson, Rachel Ramras (MAD) and Producer Hugh Davidson (The Looney Tunes Show) as they share exclusive video and give Fans a hilarious look at this all-new series premiering October 27 on [adult swim].
Last Unicorn News with Author Peter S. Beagle
Time: 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
If you think THE LAST UNICORN is just a classic novel and animated film, guess again! Come learn all the latest from Peter S. Beagle and Producers Connor Cochran and Lauren Sands. Graphic novel news, the biggest screening tour in history, an innovative “rehanced” edition, new video releases, new publishing, new soundtrack CD, a Broadway-bound musical (with VERY surprising Co-Producers) and yes, news about the live-action version too!
KILL la KILL Episode 25 (OVA) US Premiere and English Cast Meet and Greet
Time: 8:15 PM – 10:00 PM
An NYCC Exclusive! Come and join us as Aniplex of America hosts an Exclusive Screening of KILL la KILL. This screening will include the US Premiere of Episode 25 (OVA) (subtitled) and Episode 7 “A Loser I Can’t Hate” (the Fight Club Saga!) (English Dubbed). Immediately following the screening, you will be able to meet the English voice of Mako Mankanshoku, Christine M. Cabanos. Featuring special content with our guests from the English Cast, this is definitely a panel you can’t miss especially if you’re a fan of Kill la Kill.
Sunday, October 12
DreamWorks Animation’s Penguins of Madagascar and Home
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Room: Main Stage 1-D
Get an inside look at DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming films the Penguins of Madagascar and Home, featuring Voice Talent Tom McGrath, with Directors Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell (Penguins of Madagascar) and Director Tim Johnson (Home).
Cartoon Network Presents: CN ANYTHING
Time: 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Room: Empire Stage 1-E
Imagine a super Panel where ANYONE from your favorite Cartoon Network series could show up and ANYTHING could happen! Imagine exclusive content and insider info from show Creators! Imagine impromptu performances and revelations from the talented Cast and Crews! Imagine a kitten tickling a pig! Well, imagine no more, friends! For the first time ever, Cartoon Network presents: CN ANYTHING, a Panel moderated by Comedian Adam Devine (voice of Pizza Steve, Uncle Grandpa) and featuring tons of Special Guests and never-before-seen content from your favorite animated comedies plus a sneak peek with the Cast and Creator of the upcoming mini-series Over the Garden Wall!
Avatar: The Last Airbender: Legend and Legacy
Time: 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM
Join Avatar Mom (moderator), Monica McClain (Illustrator/Art Instructor), Alison Wilgus (Artist/Writer), Kevin Coppa (Puppetbenders Creator), Sifu Manuel Rodriguez (Martial Arts Choreographer for Toph Beifong) and Jessie Flower (voice of Toph Beifong) for Avatar: The Last Airbender art, history, demonstrations and stories – plus a live comic reading from Dark Horse Comics’ The Rift. Attending Cosplayers may win books and signed original Legend of Korra animation drawings donated by Studio Mir!
Toon Tunes: Celebrating Animation Songs and Scores
Time: 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Come celebrate the joyful dance of music and the animated image with Songwriter/Composer Jody Gray (Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Chuck Jones Show), Animation/Music Historian Will Friedwald (Merrie Melodies: An Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons), Writer/Editor Danny Fingeroth (The Stan Lee Universe) and Surprise Guests, clips and live performances. Moderated by David Steven Cohen (Courage the Cowardly Dog Head Writer, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Balto). We’ll have a yabba dabba doo time!
In addition to all the amazing panels above, there will be quite a lot a few exhibitors and booths on the NYCC show floor that will pique any animation addicts interest. For a full list of exhibitors, click here; for the floor map, click here.
Phew! There you have it. If that isn’t enough to keep you busy at NYCC all weekend, then we don’t know what to tell you. If you are attending, be sure to look out for the Rotoscopers very own Mayra Amaya, who will be covering the event for us. Stay tuned to Rotoscopers.com all weekend for her reports on the whole convention.
Are there any panels that you’re looking forward to we missed? Post them in the comments so your fellow NYCC-faring animation addicts can know about them.