2011 New York Comic Con: Thursday & Friday Panels

Unless I get my hands on a time turner, there’s no way I’m making it to every panel on this list. But here are the ones that I think look cool.


My pass doesn’t get me through the door on Thursday until 4 PM and all but one panel happen before that time. If you’re interested in working in 3D, the one panel after 4 PM is the panel for you, otherwise…


10:45 AM – 11:45 AM – Zombies, Fallen Angels and Other Paranormals Give New Meaning To

I don’t actually have much interest in this panel, but damn it, they’ve piqued my curiosity by not telling us what zombies, fallen angels and other paranormals give new meaning to! I suddenly need to know! It could be anything! For all I know the answer is Sour Patch Kids! Sure, it’s probably not Sour Patch Kids, but I’ll never know unless I go. I hope they give out free Sour Patch Kids.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Locke & Key Pilot Screening

Competing with finding out what zombies give new meaning to is the Locke & Key Pilot screening. Word on the street is that it is good. If I make it to this, expect a review on the blog.

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM  – Wand Dueling

I’m heading to a Harry Potter themed costume party later this month. This panel might give me the skills I need to take home the party’s Tri-Wizard Cup. This should be interesting. When Star Wars fans have lightsaber battles, they’re basically sword fighting. But is this just going to involve people 20 feet apart pointing at each other?

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM – DC ALL ACCESS: Batman

Last month, DC Comics relaunched all of their series with new #1s.  Bruce Wayne is still Batman, but he’s not the same Bruce Wayne that was in the comics two months ago. Confusing? They actually did this to make comics less confusing. If you like Batman, this is the panel for you. Both the writer and artist of Batman, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo will be on this panel, as well as other creators from the Bat-comics franchise. I recommend leaving before Q&A, unless you want to hear questions along the lines of “Does this story still count?” and fanboy rage when the answer is “No.” I take that back, stay for the Q&A.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM is Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way

They’re going to tell you to get published somewhere else first. So instead, head to…

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – DC Universe Animated Original Movies Gives an Early Look at Batman: Year One, Catwoman & Justice League: Doom

Bruce Timm and Kevin Conroy will be on hand, and they’ll be going over the upcoming DCU animated movies. The DC animated movies have been getting better each year. This should be good.

3:45 – 4:45 – Joe Simon: My Life in Comics

Joe Simon co-created Captain America  and he knew Stan Lee as a teenager. He’s turning 98 a couple of days before NYCC. What he has to say, no matter what it is, should be interesting to listen to.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Star Wars Crafts With Bonnie Burton

Finally, my love for Star Wars can meet my love for Martha Stewart!

5:00 PM – 6 PM – DC ALL ACCESS: Green Lantern

All three writers of the Green Lantern books, Geoff Johns, Peter Tomasi and Tony Bedard are going to be there. This is a can’t miss for any GL fan.

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM – Robot Chicken

If I’m not at the Green Lantern panel, I will be here. Seth Green, Zeb Wells, Doug Goldstein and Matthew Senreich will be previewing season 5.5. What does this and the Green Lantern panel have to conflict???

6:15 PM – 7:15 PM – MARVEL: Amazing Spider-Man

If you’re into Spider-Man or getting your grubby hands on a con exclusive Daredevil pin, see you here (I am into both those things)!

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM – Jay and Silent Bob Get Old

I watched Clerks, Mallrats and Chasing Amy repeatedly and religiously in college. Tickets for Jay and Silent Bob Get Old are still available as of this writing here. I may have to buy one.

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM – IGN Podcast Beyond Gives You Free Sh1t (Live Podcast)

If you don’t want to shell out the money for the Jay and Silent Bob podcast, you can get free sh1t at this one. It looks fun.

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Mark Hamill Spotlight

PRO: It won’t cost you $100 to hear Mark Hamill speak.
CON: He may be talking more about his new comic at Dark Horse than Star Wars or Batman: The Animated Series.

7:45 PM – 9:45 PM – NYCC Charity Auction

Help them help the kids! Plus, the line-up of artists who have already donated looks amazing. Win-win!

8:45 – 10:00 PM – Pizza Man

They’re not showing the entire movie, just a preview, but a pizza delivering superhero sounds like the making of a cult classic! Plus, Frankie Muniz and Diamond Dallas Page will be on hand. DDP!

That’s it for Thursday and Friday. Did I miss any interesting looking panels? Let me know!