Two Cons in One! NYCC/NYAF 2010 Plans

hisuiconThis is the first year we have an amalgam New York Comic Con and New York Anime Festival and is has as busy a schedule as you would expect. Fears that the Anime Festival section would be a mostly forgotten red-headed step child of its older brother seem to have gone unfounded. There is are Japanese and American anime guests, several bands, premier shows, and a constant track of anime and manga programming and panels. In fact there are SO many anime premiers that we cannot go to them. This also means we miss out on many of the cool Comic Con premieres at the same time. Still there is always something to do and see at this convention. More than ever I will be very curious to see other people’s con reports to see what are all the things I missed out on. Plus as always NYCC/NYAF has all its programming ending at 10PM so I expect debauchery and decadence to occur every night of the convention especially with the Ard Rí na hÉireann Eeeper in town. I hope to chat at least a bit with everyone who attends so if you see me stop and say hello.

This combo convention will certainly be the biggest I’ve attended so far. Of course it is no surprise that the tentative schedule is jam-packed and even with that I am missing a few things. Oh, how nice it would be to be able to clone oneself! The most enticing things are premieres this time around, many anime ones to my delight. Even though this is an anime blog you can expect us to be gallivanting all around the con from comics to books and beyond. I’m really looking forward to how this new scheme goes, our own little SDCC here on the east coast, but I expect it to be back next year.

Friday
Why Graphic Novels Should Be In Your Library panel
Ban ’em, Burn ’em, Steal ’em! A Fan’s Guide to Graphic Novel Censorship panel
NYAF Opening Ceremony
Will Eisner’s New York panel
Minori Chihara Spotlight
MARVEL: Welcome to the X-Man panel
Extending Conversations about Graphic Novels panel
First Look! Upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Films & Shorts panel
Anime in Academia panel
Sengoku Basara Screening and Panel
Aniplex panel
A Geek’s Guide to Podcasting and Blogging panel
Mardock Scramble Premiere with Tow Ubukata
Anime You Never Thought You’d Like panel
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya with Minori Chihara

Saturday
Corey Feldman Offers a Glimpse of Lost Boys: The Thirst panel
The History of Superhero Movies- Past, Present, and Future panel
K.JOE’S Ultimate Tips: How to Get More Japanese Artists to Perform in America panel
Star Driver Premiere
Jim Lee and ICONS: The DC Comics and Wildstorm Art of Jim Lee panel
Crunchyroll Fall Season Announcements panel
Yen Press panel
MARVEL: Cup O Joe panel
MARVEL Television Presents MARVEL Anime panel
Yoshiki and Stan Lee panel
Minori Chihara Concert
Disney Epic Mickey panel
Unusual Manga Genres panel

Sunday
The Sons of Liberty, a Graphic Novel: The New World of Historical Fiction panel
Hipra Premiere
Oni Press panel
Gundam 00 Movie Premiere
Anime Recruitment panel

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