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New York Comic Con 2015: Believe It!

October 6, 2015

(note: No Type-Moon Weekly News Round Up
or All Points Bulletin this week.)


Pre-NYCC 2015 Podcast


There were very few guests that could top Takeshi Obata as the marquee manga artist for NYCC 2015. There might be artists with more prestige or influence but for sheer name recognition and popularity you can count the number of creators from Japan who are as well-known in the U.S. on one hand. Masashi Kishimoto, the manga-ka of Naruto, is one of them along with Akira ToriyamaNaoko Takeuchi, or Eiichiro Oda that could fit that bill. Seemingly impossible, Mr. Kishimoto is making a rare U.S. appearance!

It is prime time to get him. Naruto has finished up with the Boruto movie wrapping up one part of his a career but also it is just before he starts his next series. It is the perfect storm of Kishimoto being in the stoplight while not being utterly unapproachable due to the crushing schedule of a weekly manga-ka.

But with four full days of content, we will have a ton of coverage of other manga and anime events as well as plenty of reporting about a wide variety of comics, TV shows, movies, and games. We look forward to seeing you there and/or bringing you tons of coverage from the event!

A List of All the Manga and Anime Goings-on at NYCC

Our tentative schedule for the convention:

11:00AM 88MPH: A Celebration of Back to the Future
01:30PM Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Panel
01:30PM Tor: The Next Generation
04:00PM The Biggest Attack on Titan Manga Announcement Ever
04:00PM Game of Thrones: A Panel of Ice and Fire
05:30PM VIZ Media Presents: An Evening with Masashi Kishimoto, Creator of Naruto
06:45PM The Non-Compliant Geek’s Guide to Self Care
08:00PM She Made Me Do It: FanGirls Lead the Way

11:00AM The New Geeky Journalism
11:30AM Cartoon Network Presents: Adventure Time
12:15PM Social Media for Creators
12:45PM Felicia Day Spotlight
03:00PM A Fireside Chat With Comedy’s First Couple Samantha Bee + Jason Jones
04:00PM Sunrise & Bandai Namco Pictures Official Panel
05:15PM ScreenJunkies Presents: Honest Trailers & Movie Fights
05:30PM Vertical Comics 2015
06:30PM Geeks of Color, Third Edition: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
06:45PM VIZ Media Special Premiere
08:00PM Love Live! School Idol Project

10:00AM VIZ Media Premieres Boruto: Naruto The Movie
11:30AM Firefly Reunion
02:45PM Aniplex of America Industry Panel
02:45PM Women in Geek Media—The Sequel!
04:00PM Female Fandom and Industry Meet-Up
04:15PM Comics Creators Consuming Coffee: Where Food & Comics Collide
06:30PM Taking Fan Conventions to the Next Level
07:45PM The 8 Doctors of Classic Doctor Who

10:45AM Anime News Network
10:45AM Goosebumps & The Baby-Sitters Club Revisited
12:00PM Gravity Falls Revealed
12:00PM #WeNeedDiverseBooks: I Ain’t Your Sidekick—Heroic Counter Narratives
01:15PM The Amazing Economics of Star Trek
01:30PM A (Wo)man’s World: Closing the Gender Gap in Pop Culture
02:30PM Geek – Constructing Fandoms
02:45PM The Future of Comics for Children and Young Adults
04:00PM NYCC Team Q&A


New York Comic Con 2015: Manga and Anime Goings-on

October 5, 2015

A round-up of the manga and anime stuff going on at New York Comic Con 2015. We’ll continue to update this as we get more information. And let us know if we missed anything.

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New York Comic Con 2014: Panels

November 10, 2014

hisui_icon_4040 There really is only one major downside to having more anime and manga content at NYCC and that is it usually means I have less time for everything else. Since NYCC is really the only comic convention I go to it is usually the place I do all the other types of events related to my other geeky hobbies. So this year I did feel a little guilty that I did not attend more comic and table top gaming related panels. But in my defense I think I would have felt ten times more guilty if I had skipped the anime and manga content.

The again a lot of my life is me trying to minimize my overall guilt over silly things.

narutaki_icon_4040 As usual, at con feedback the crowd bemoaned how they couldn’t get into a single panel despite allegedly lining up hours in advance. Yet, I never lined up more than a hour before anything and attended every panel I waited for. It should be said this is in regards to Hall A, where all of the “smaller” events are held, but still people said this same thing about not being able to get in. So either I have amazing luck, I only attend things no one cares about, or everyone is insane; probably all three in some combination.

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New York Comic Con 2014: Show Floor & Artist Alley

October 27, 2014

narutaki_icon_4040 Only at a media bonanza like NYCC is the show floor a destination; a place where many attendees spend their entire convention. Each year it seems to take longer and longer to explore all of it, and to be honest I’m not sure I actually did get to every corner.

But it isn’t just the industry booths and chance to buy merchandise that has grown immense, so has the artist alley. There was an increased awareness of the real live creators just a hallway away last year and finally in 2014 it feels like everyone knows what and where they alley is.

hisui_icon_4040 My youngest brother and his significant other went to NYCC this year after hearing about my experience last year. Due to their schedules they only went on Friday. They came in when the convention started and left as it ended and they spent their whole day in two places: The show floor and artist alley. They thought about seeing one or two of the panels in Main Events but a quick look at the whiteboard told them that all the wrist bands for anything they wanted to see were long gone. Despite that they had a great time. Why? Because there is enough to do on just the show floor or artist alley that you could spend a whole day at either and not explore every part of it.

The last few years I have been using Thursday to explore as much of the show floor as I could. The crowds are smaller and there was not that much else to do so it was the best time to hit the show floor and play games or hit booths that would have lines that would eat up a large chunk of your time. This year however there were actually a full slate of panels this year as opposed to the sprinkling of panels you saw in the past. That meant that you had to decide if you were going to explore the show floor when it was only moderately crazy or see the panels on Thursday and then experience the show floor when it is in hyperdrive mode.

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