New York Comic Con 2013

October 7, 2013 at 12:59 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | 1 Comment

New York Comic Con kicks off this week running from October 10-13th. There will be plenty of Star Wars events and guests to check out, so you’ll want to make sure to plan ahead. To help out, we’ve compiled a rundown of the Star Wars guests who will be in attendance as well as the Star Wars events that will be going on.

Star Wars Guests

  • Chris Alexander
  • Corinna Bechko (artist alley K-9)
  • Bonnie Burton
  • Richard Chasemore
  • Katie Cook
  • Anthony Daniels
  • Dave Dorman
  • Ashley Eckstein
  • Tommy Lee Edwards
  • Jason Fry (schedule)
  • Zack Giallongo
  • Gabriel Hardman (artist alley K-9)
  • Pablo Hidalgo
  • Hans Jenssen
  • Drew Karpyshyn
  • Ryan Kelly (schedule)
  • John Jackson Miller (schedule)
  • Joe Quinones
  • Chris Reiff
  • Matthew Reinhart
  • J.W. Rinzler
  • Stéphane Roux (artist alley E-10)
  • Steve Sansweet
  • Cat Staggs
  • Ryder Windham
  • Brian Wood (schedule)

Star Wars Panels

Rewriting the Classics: Modern Scifi in Comics
3:15 – 4:15 PM Thur
Location: 1A10
Speakers: Aub Driver, Mac Walkters, Tommy Lee Edwards
Description: For over 20 years, Dark Horse has published some of the most well known franchises in the history of modern science fiction. From Star Wars to Aliens, the publisher is home to some of the most celebrated characters and storylines in the genre, and has consistently expanded the experience far beyond the screen. Now, join us for a look the future of the past, present and beyond with news on upcoming storylines in Prometheus, Aliens, Predator, as well as Star Wars, and the greatest 80’s film that never was, Vandroid! Not only that, we will delve into today’s science fiction classics of tomorrow, with exclusive news on Mass Effect, EVE Online, HALO and more! Dark Horse publicist Aub Driver and Editor in Chief, Scott Allie are joined by Mac Walters (Mass Effect), Tommy Lee Edwards (Vandroid), as well a cast of surprise guests, and announcements on all of your favorite Dark Horse series!

Star Wars Rebels: The Might of the Empire
2:45 – 3:45 PM Sat
Location: Empire Stage 1-E
Speaker: Pablo Hidalgo
Description: What happens when the Galactic Empire takes over a planet? What if Imperials took interest in your world, and garrisoned stormtroopers and TIE fighters to maintain order? Star Wars Rebels, the thrilling, all-new animated television series from Lucasfilm for Disney XD will ask those questions – and so will this panel hosted by Lucasfilm’s resident Star Wars expert, Pablo Hidalgo. Details on the show are closely guarded, but Fans at NYCC will get a first look at new art from the series, and learn new information about the formidable forces of the Galactic Empire. Star Wars Rebels is set between Episodes III and IV, and it is a dark time in the galaxy. In the spirit of the original trilogy, the Empire is once again the preeminent villain of the saga, and Star Wars Rebels puts the awesome might of Imperial forces in the spotlight. Luckily, there are those who are brave and daring enough to stand up against the oppressive Imperial might: the crew of the starship Ghost. Star Wars Rebels follows their adventures as they carry out thrilling missions against these dark forces. The series is still a year away, so don’t miss this chance to get an early look at its development.

Anthony Daniels Q&A
12:15 – 1:15 PM Sun
Location: 1A23
Speaker: Anthony Daniels
Description: Anthony Daniels, or more commonly known as everyone’s favorite protocol droid C-3PO, is hitting the Big Apple! Check out this Q&A as Anthony shares stories and memories from his work throughout the Star Wars saga.

Star Wars Origami
12:15 – 1:15 PM Sun
Location: 1A03
Speaker: Chris Alexander
Description: Origami Master Folder Chris Alexander (Author of Star Wars Origami) demonstrates and teaches the master folding techniques to make Star Wars origami figures. Attendees will fold models with art from the Star Wars universe. Materials included!

The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
2:45 – 3:45 PM Sun
Location: 1A23
Speakers: J.W. Rinzler, Jason Fry
Description: This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Go behind-the-scenes of this fascinating film with author and Lucasfilm executive editor J.W. Rinzler and author Jason Fry. Hear some of the stories, anecdotes, recollections and revelations collected in Rinzler’s new book The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and see amazing photos and video from the set. Details about the upcoming enhanced e-books for all 3 titles in Rinzler’s The Making of Star Wars series will be revealed.


Joe Quinones (Knight Errant cover artist)
7:00 – 9:00 PM Thur
Location: Booth 2405

Tommy Lee Edwards (Star Wars artist)
8:00 PM Thur
Location: Booth 1636

Joe Quinones (Knight Errant cover artist)
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Fri
Location: Booth 2405

Anthony Daniels
Noon – 8:00 PM Fri
Location: Autographing Table 1

Brian Wood (Star Wars)
4:00 PM Fri
Location: Booth 1636

Ewok Autographing
5:00 – 6:00 PM Fri
Location: Booth 101

John Jackson Miller Signing
5:00-6:00 PM Fri
Location: Booth 2205 (free copies of Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories)

J.W. Rinzler (The Star Wars) and Jan Duursema (Dawn of the Jedi)
5:00 PM Fri
Location: Booth 1636

Anthony Daniels Photo Op
5:35 – 5:50 PM Fri
Location: Photo Op Booth, Autographing Area

Jason Fry (The Essential Guide to Warfare, Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episode Guide)
11:00 AM – Noon Sat
Loaction: Booth 1829

John Jackson Miller Signing
11:00 AM – Noon Sat
Location: Booth 2205 (free copies of Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories)

Drew Karpyshyn Signing
Noon – 1:00 PM Sat
Location: Booth 2205 (Ticketed Signing: free copies of Children of Fire)

Anthony Daniels
Noon – 8:00 PM Sat
Location: Autographing Table 1

Hans Jenssen & Richard Chasemore (Star Wars cross-sections artists)
3:00 – 4:00 PM Sat
Location: Booth 1829

J.W. Rinzler Signing
5:00 – 5:30 PM Sat
Location: Booth 2205 (free Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi posters)

Brian Wood (Star Wars)
5:30 PM Sat
Location: Booth 1636

Ryder Windham and Chris Reiff Signing
5:45 – 6:30 PM Sat
Location: Booth 2205 (free Death Star posters and copies of the Millennium Falcon Owner’s Technical Manual)

Anthony Daniels Photo Op
6:00 – 6:20 PM Sat
Location: Photo Op Booth, Autographing Area

Ashley Eckstein & Jason Fry
11:00 AM – Noon Sun
Location: Booth 1829

Tommy Lee Edwards (Star Wars artist)
Noon Sun
Location: Booth 1636

Hans Jenssen & Richard Chasemore (Star Wars cross-sections artists)
1:00 – 2:00 PM Sun
Location: Booth 1829

Lord Vader and His Retinue
1:00 – 3:00 PM Sun
Location: Booth 2020

Anthony Daniels
1:30 – 4:00 PM Sun
Location: Autographing Table 1

Anthony Daniels Photo Op
2:35 – 2:55 PM Sun
Location: Photo Op Booth, Autographing Area

Zack Giallongo (Ewoks: Shadows of Endor)
3:00 PM Sun
Location: Booth 1636

Chris Alexander (Star Wars Origami)
4:00 – 5:00 PM Sun
Location: Autographing Table 6

J.W. Rinzler Signing
5:00-5:30 PM Sun
Location: Booth 2205 (free Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi posters)

And don’t forget to check out the 501st Legion’s Blast-A-Trooper! (Blast Stormtroopers with Nerf guns for charity!)

2:30 – 4:30 PM Fri
5:00 – 7:00 PM Sat
3:15 – 5:00 PM Sun
Location: Family Room 1B02

The 501st Legion, Rebel Legion and Mandalorian Mercs will all have tables at the convention so be sure to check them out.

You also might want to check out…

Full Color Fantasy: Fantasy Comics Past, Present and Future
1:30 – 2:30 PM Fri
Location: 1A14
Speakers: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini, Aub Driver, Brian Wood, Fred Van Lente
Description: Comics has long provided a perfect media for tales of swords, sorcery and all of the key ingredients to classic fantasy. Join us at this year’s show to celebrate the debut of ElfQuest: The Final Quest, 10 years of Conan at Dark Horse, as well as a new era of bringing video game lore to comics with Dragon Age, and another to be announced exclusively at this panel! Join Dark Horse’s Aub Driver, along with ElfQuest creators, Richard and Wendy Pini, Conan comics writers Brian Wood and Fred Van Lente, and a few surprise guests for new projects to be announced!

[Adult Swim] Presents: Robot Chicken
Location: Main Stage 1-D
5:00 – 5:45 PM Fri
Speakers: Breckin Meyer , Clare Grant , Keith Crofford, Matthew Senreich , Seth Green
Description: Co-Creators/Executive Producers Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are joined by Clare Grant (Team Unicorn) to discuss the Emmy-winning series. Come watch a sneak peek and get your questions answered about the upcoming new season and the next Robot Chicken DC Comics Special. Keith Crofford, Vice President of Production for Adult Swim, will moderate the panel.

Diamond Select Toys: The Best of All Worlds
12:15 – 1:15 PM Sat
Location: 1A01
Speakers: Chuck Terciera, Eli Livingston, Robert Yee, Zach Oat, Jean St. Jean, Wendy St. Jean
Description: The creative minds at Diamond Select Toys are known for their diverse product lines, from Select-scale 7-inch action figures to electronic vehicles to role-play items to vinyl banks. Diamond Select Toys Director Chuck Terceira, Product Manager Robert Yee and Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat will attempt to cover every non-Minimates item DST has coming up, from such brands as Marvel Comics, Batman, Walking Dead, Star Wars, Star Trek, Universal Monsters, Godzilla, Knight Rider, The Munsters, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Clerks, Lost in Space, Aliens, Sin City, Ghostbusters, Pathfinder, Back to the Future, Domo and more! They’ll also hold a Q&A, announce some brand-new products and there will be a prize drawing at the end of the panel!

Travel Channel’s Toy Hunter – Up Close with Jordan Hembrough
1:45 – 2:45 PM Sat
Location: 1A08
Speakers: Jordan Hembrough, Daniel Schwartz, Sam Roberts
Description: Back for its third season in 2014, Travel Channel’s “Toy Hunter” continues to follow acclaimed toy and collectible expert Jordan Hembrough as he travels across the country buying and selling great iconic toys. This new season will feature more celebrities as the scope of this toy hunter’s travels expands beyond basements and attics – taking him to bigger conventions, more Comic Cons and even overseas. Come hear about the evolution of the series directly from the show’s executive producer, Daniel Schwartz, as well as from Jordan himself! Moderated by Sam Roberts of SiriusXM.

The Other Dead with Kevin Eastman: When Zombie Animals Attack
4:15 – 5:15 PM Sat
Location: 1A10
Speakers: Blond, Dave Dorman, Digger T Mesch, Joshua Ortega, Kevin Eastman, Qing Ping Mui
Description: The Zombie Animal invasion is coming to New York! Join Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Joshua Ortega (Gears of War), Dave Dorman (Star Wars), Digger T Mesch (Agent 88) and the rest of The Other Dead creative team to get the latest scoop on IDW’s sleeper hit of the fall! Whether you’re a fan of zombies, horror or undead animals, you won’t want to miss this exclusive NYCC event! Featuring the only convention panel appearance by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman!

Plus there’s the Star Wars licensees and their various booths and con exclusives.

  • Hallmark Booth 1554 (exhibitor exclusive Rancor ornament)
  • Kotobukiya Booth 1654 (exhibitor exclusive R2-Q5 ARTFX+ Statue)
  • Random House Booths 2204 & 2205 (sure to have some free Star Wars goodies)
  • DK Publishing Booth 1829
  • Comic Images Booth 329
  • Dark Horse Comics Booth 1636 (exhibitor exclusive The Star Wars #1 NYCC 2013 cover variant)
  • We Love Fine
  • eFX Booth 1869
  • Jumpin Jammerz Booth 841
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  1. […] Rooqoo Depot has a great listing of more Star Wars goings-on, including a list of the Star Wars panels (Anthony Daniels! Origami! Making of Return of the Jedi!), as well as booth signings for DK Books and Dark Horse Comics. […]

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