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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Teen Talk Through Manga
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    NYCC 2021 | Teen Talk Through Manga

    This panel will be an open discussion about how teen issues including first love, school life, and social-emotional development are represented in manga. Based on real conversations we have had with teens at the library we will discuss how to tie the discussed topics to manga that they have read and loved. Anime and manga have been subjected to controversy and fans have been bullied for their love of comics and manga and through this panel, we hope there will be a better understanding and appreciation for this media.

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    NYCC 2021 | NASA Space Technology for Humans and others...

    To continue to explore space beyond our planet we will require technology that is "out of this world." But some of that is not that far off from science fiction. NASA is currently developing technologies that will support future human and robotic missions and soon to will allow the first woman and person of color to set foot on the Moon through our Artemis program. Our panelists will bring their expertise to talk about these technologies and what our space exploration future entails.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Joe Kubert School Presents: Breaking into Comics!
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    NYCC 2021 | The Joe Kubert School Presents: Breaking into Comics!

    Looking to make the leap into the comics industry? Learn from published creators and seasoned instructors from The Joe Kubert School! Hear their stories and ask questions so that you can learn tips from the pros, and get the tools to take the next steps in your comics journey.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Pop Goes Your Christmas Tree with PopMinded by Hallmark
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    NYCC 2021 | Pop Goes Your Christmas Tree with PopMinded by Hallmark

    Find out what all goes into creating Hallmark’s pop-culture-themed collectibles like Keepsake Ornaments itty bittys® plush characters and other gift products with brands such as Star Wars™ Star Trek™ Harry Potter™ Marvel DC Comics Nintendo and more. Plus you’ll get sneak peeks at what’s coming in 2022 and a few chances to win prizes including those elusive 2021 event exclusives! Panelist: Christine Taylor Creative Manager Hallmark Licensing / Creative Director PopMinded by Hallmark and Sergio Rivero Master Designer working on itty bittys® and gifts.

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    NYCC 2021 | MTV 40th Anniversary Panel

    August 1st 1981: MTV airs for the first time anywhere. We take a look at MTV over the past 40 years from music videos to reality TV, by speaking with key people — from MTV founders to musicians to journalists — about the cable channel that became a major cultural force.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | George Takei Spotlight
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    NYCC 2021 | George Takei Spotlight

    Oh my! From Star Trek to Mulan and much much more, the legendary George Takei is here at NYCC to answer all your questions!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Kickstarting Comics in 2021 and beyond!
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    NYCC 2021 | Kickstarting Comics in 2021 and beyond!

    In 2020 comics on Kickstarter raised over $20 million and had a 74% success rate! Join Kickstarter’s Director of Publishing and Comics Outreach, Oriana Leckert, Rocketship Entertainment CEO & Publisher, Tom Akel, co-founder of Beehive Books, Maëlle Doliveux, creator Erica Schultz (The Deadliest Bouquet, Forgotten Home), and creator Kwanza Osajyefo (Black, White) to discuss best practices, their success and failures, and what's next for crowdfunded comics! Hosted by Forbes' Rob Salkowitz.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Graphic Novels Inspired by Real Life
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    NYCC 2021 | Graphic Novels Inspired by Real Life

    Join Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham (FRIENDS FOREVER), Marisabina Russo (WHY IS EVERYBODY YELLING?), Kami Garcia (TEEN TITANS), and E. Lockhart (WHISTLE: A NEW GOTHAM CITY HERO) as they get real with editor Julia McCarthy about their new graphic novels that tackle the most exciting journey of all -- real life!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Shows That Changed the Way We Watch TV
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    NYCC 2021 | The Shows That Changed the Way We Watch TV

    Inspired by Rotten Tomatoes' new book The Ultimate Binge Guide this panel will look at the most influential and totally bingeable series of all time from Game of Thrones all the way back to The Twilight Zone. Rotten Tomatoes editor-in-chief Joel Meares will sit down with some of the sharpest TV critics in the game and dig into the shows that shaped history the role technology has played in how serialized stories are told and which super producers are pushing the form forward today.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Titmouse Inc. — We Make Cartoons!
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    NYCC 2021 | Titmouse Inc. — We Make Cartoons!

    Meet one of the largest 2D animation studios in America. Talk with creators, producers and animators. There will be discussions about current and upcoming projects and how we make them! Come check out screenings of our animation favorites, grab free merchandise and get your cartoon questions answered! Plus live drawing prizes from real Titmouse artists.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The George Lucas Talk Show: In The Maclunkeyverse Of Madness
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    NYCC 2021 | The George Lucas Talk Show: In The Maclunkeyverse Of Madness

    After two triumphant pre-pandemic panels at NYCC, The George Lucas Talk Show returns with its best panel yet! "Retired Filmmaker George Lucas" (Actor/comedian Connor Ratliff from The Marvelous Mrs Maisel & the Dead Eyes podcast) and his talk show sidekick WATTO (Griffin Newman from The Tick & the Blank Check podcast) are joined by a panel of surprising & interesting guests (both in-person and via digital technology) and give away a ton of prizes to the audience in a way that is totally COVID-safe.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Amplifying Black Voices and Bold Stories in Comics and Creative Tech
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    NYCC 2021 | Amplifying Black Voices and Bold Stories in Comics and Creative Tech

    Meet the creators of a bold new comic book, "Jupiter Invincible"; which premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival as an an augmented reality comic book and exhibition. The story is about an African-American slave, Jupiter, who is suddenly given the power of immortality. The project is a mixture of pop culture, history, innovative technology, and dynamic storytelling to address structural racism. The series utilizes augmented reality and deep tech to bring to life forgotten African-American voices. Learn how to utilize new technology, bold outreach campaign, and design nuanced stories to reach young audiences to talk about race in America. Also a discussion of other innovative comic books by other African-American artists. Featured on the panel is renowned illustrator ASHLEY A. WOODS, augmented reality designer RAM DEVINENI, editor ERIC BATTLE, and Comics in Color creator CAGE LUSE.

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    Paranormal Caught on Camera!

    Interest in the unknown is consistently on the rise! One look at the number of ghost shows on TV indicates that audiences simply can't get enough. What do they love most? Sharing their tales. Travel Channel's "Paranormal Caught on Camera" was just renewed for its 5th season and what better way to celebrate than by bringing together a few of the beloved analysts at the one and only New York Comic Con! The experts will be on hand to offer their thoughts on supernatural video submissions along with audience participation. :) Ever wonder how to decipher what is "real"? This is your chance to find out!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Audible and Ubisoft Present: THE DIVISION – Exclusive Q&A with Cast & Inside Look (VIRTUAL SCREENING)
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    NYCC 2021 | Audible and Ubisoft Present: THE DIVISION – Exclusive Q&A with Cast & Inside Look (VIRTUAL SCREENING)

    Panel Description: Inspired by the hit Ubisoft game Tom Clancy’s The Division, the new Audible Original is an action-packed drama that explores duty, love, and the impossible situation of a woman trapped between the two. Join stars Katee Sackhoff, Shannon Woodward, and Intae Kim along with writer/director Kc Wayland, Ubisoft’s Etienne Bouvier, and Audible’s Lydia Shamah for a lively Q&A about transforming this epic video game into a cinematic audio experience for listeners. The conversation will dive into the making of this Audible Original, the intersection of gaming and audio fandoms, and the unique momentum of a visuals-free, audio-only experience.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Comedy Central’s Fairview and Washingtonia
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    NYCC 2021 | Comedy Central’s Fairview and Washingtonia

    Comedy Central’s Fairview and Washingtonia – A moderated conversation with producers and voice talent from the original and upcoming animated projects “Fairview” and “Washingtonia” premiering on Comedy Central this fall. “Fairview” is a weekly, hyper-topical, half-hour adult animated show about how national politics causes wild small-town drama in the Natty Light-chugging, grocery store parking lot-fighting, public urinating town of Fairview through the lens of its sloppy party girl turned pragmatic mayor Kelly Sampson. “Washingtonia” is an animated story of a rising political star and his deeply incompetent staff navigating the way deeper incompetence of Washington.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Love In the Time of the Pandemic
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    NYCC 2021 | Love In the Time of the Pandemic

    The unqualified success of romance in multiple mediums is a testament to the passion of its readers and authors, and it provides a much-needed HEA in uncertain times. Journalist Lily Herman will discuss the joys of Happily Ever After, or at least Happy For Now, with Brigid Kemmerer (DEFY THE NIGHT), K.M. Jackson (HOW TO MARRY KEANU REEVES IN 90 DAYS), and Christina Lauren (THE SOULMATE EQUATION).

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Big Broadway Nerd Panel
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    NYCC 2021 | The Big Broadway Nerd Panel

    Theatre is filled with passionate artists creating stunning new works, and a lot of those artists are giant nerds! Playbill will bring some of the Biggest Broadway Nerds to NY Comic-Con to talk about the role that fantasy, comic books, and science fiction have had in inspiring and engaging their performances, personas, and personal lives.

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    Editing Advice with Ellen Datlow

    Multi-award-winning editor of sf/f/h Datlow started as Fiction Editor of OMNI magazine but these days edits mostly horror. (including the annual Best Horror of the Year for example) and currently acquires stories and novellas for Tor.com and others. If you’re curious about what an editor does how they choose their stories and contributors and/or have questions about horror fiction Ellen has the answer. Ask her anything. You won't be disappointed!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Zenescope Previews Panel: The Story Behind the Stories
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    NYCC 2021 | Zenescope Previews Panel: The Story Behind the Stories

    Ever wanted the story behind the "bad boys" of comics? Known for provocative covers Zenescope has been overlooked by critics. But what Zen fans know well is Zenescope has quietly built the largest female driven shared universe in comics! From record-breaking titles like Grimm Fairy Tales and Robyn Hood to fresh horror/comedy titles such as Man Goat & The Bunnyman and Possessive this underrated publisher continues to shift the face of comics! Come with an open mind and preview what's to come.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | WIFN: The Beauty of Blackness in Professional Wrestling
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    NYCC 2021 | WIFN: The Beauty of Blackness in Professional Wrestling

    An industry is typically seen as run by and for older white men wrestling has seen an increase in the representation of black performers and fans in the last decade. From the likes of Bianca Belair and Kofi Kingston lighting up the main stage on TV to performers like AJ Gray and Faye Jackson taking the independents by storm it's clear that wrestling isn't just for one group of people anymore. Listen to some of the most important black voices in wrestling talk about the importance and beauty of blackness in pro wrestling.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Romance in Dark Fantasy for Teens
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    NYCC 2021 | Romance in Dark Fantasy for Teens

    Join powerhouses Marie Lu (STEELSTRIKER), Marie Rutkoski (THE HOLLOW HEART), and Victoria Lee (A LESSON IN VENGEANCE), as they discuss the sizzling romances in their upcoming cinematic YA novels, the challenges of writing love stories against the backdrop of high-stakes drama, and whether or not happily-ever-after is even possible in the world of dark fantasy with Ryan La Sala (THE HONEYS).

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | My Hero Academia New Movie Panel
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    NYCC 2021 | My Hero Academia New Movie Panel

    Your sneak peek into the next chapter of the global anime phenomenon starts here. Presented by Funimation, the panel includes an exclusive preview of My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission. Hear from the dub cast and crew before the movie hits theaters October 29!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Yen Press Industry Panel
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    NYCC 2021 | Yen Press Industry Panel

    For over a decade, Yen Press has been one of the most prolific publishers of manga, such as Fruits Basket and Black Butler, light novels, such as So I’m a Spider, So What? and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, and Korean comics, such as Solo Leveling and The Abandoned Empress. Join Yen Press as they share exciting upcoming releases, answer your questions, and give away awesome prizes!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | What Gru Knew (and you should too)
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    NYCC 2021 | What Gru Knew (and you should too)

    Marvel Comics Legend Mark Gruenwald knew a lot about comics. As Executive Editor from 1987 until his untimely death in 1996, Gru enjoyed the longest tenure ever as a writer for Captain America and masterminded the groundbreaking Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, but did you know he also provided the inspiration for the Owen Wilson portrayed character Mobius M Mobius in the MCU TV hit LOKI, created dozens of well-known characters including: U.S. Agent, Diamond Back, and Crossbones, and had his ashes made into a comic book? Learn more about the life and legacy of the man whom Stan Lee called the "Heart and Soul of Marvel Comics” in this entertaining and informative panel featuring co-workers, friends, and of course... fans.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Building Relationships with Publishers and Editors
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    NYCC 2021 | Building Relationships with Publishers and Editors

    Creating comics requires ongoing productive relationships with your editors and publishers. Start with a personalized professional strategy to manage your career and maintain a positive, mutually beneficial relationship with editors and publishers.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The 2021 Harvey Awards (Virtual Screening)
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    NYCC 2021 | The 2021 Harvey Awards (Virtual Screening)

    The 2021 Harvey Awards are going digital! One of the comic industry's oldest awards is back at NYCC. Watch as they recognize outstanding achievements in the comic industry this year, as well as spotlight creators and industry legends who are being inducted in the Hall of Fame. The Harvey Awards are named after Harvey Kurtzman, creator of MAD magazine, and strive to continue to honor his legacy in the industry each year with titles nominated and voted on entirely by industry professionals.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Nacelle Company Presents: Boldly Going Forward... in Pop-Culture
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    NYCC 2021 | The Nacelle Company Presents: Boldly Going Forward... in Pop-Culture

    You know the Nacelle Company for producing such hit series as The Toys That Made Us and The Movies That Made Us on Netflix Behind the Attraction on Disney+ A Toy Store Near You on Amazon Prime and The Center Seat on History Channel! Join the Nacelle team as they provide a look behind the scenes on how the shows you love came together as well as a reveal at what's ahead; including the rebirth of Robo Force Power Lords Silverhawks and more (comics toys podcasts..!) Don't miss it!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Ox Eye’s Next Horizon
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    NYCC 2021 | Ox Eye’s Next Horizon

    There’s nothing Ox Eye Media can’t handle. We’ve brought Rat Queens to the kitchen table, Felix the Cat back to comics, and The Winchester Mystery House into the hands of comic readers worldwide, and that’s just the beginning. With Source Point Press and Deep Water games at the helm, we have so much on the horizon, and we want you to be the first to hear!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | John Carpenter Tales for a Halloween Night Origin Story
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    NYCC 2021 | John Carpenter Tales for a Halloween Night Origin Story

    In volume 7 of the award-winning graphic novel series releasing this fall John Carpenter and Sandy King bring together the best storytellers from movies , novels and comics for another spine-tingling collection of stories that will haunt you. Each story is a standalone surprise that captures the essence of the best night of the year. We dare you to read it all the way to the end. If you get too scared remember it’s only a comic.. or is it? This panel talks about the Halloween anthology series that started the current trend and why John Carpenter’s brand of Halloween is year round! Bring the Halloween edition of Tv Guide's REMIND to the panel to get the interior ad for the book signed in person!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Beaten to a Pulp: Publishing Entrepreneurs in Today’s Crime Fiction
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    NYCC 2021 | Beaten to a Pulp: Publishing Entrepreneurs in Today’s Crime Fiction

    The days of fiction writers just turning in a completed manuscript and sitting back while the publisher markets the book are look are long gone. Today’s authors have become Hidden Entrepreneurs, actively finding, developing and managing new ways to reach and connect with audiences. Authors Alex Segura (Miami Midnight, Poe Dameron: Free Fall), J. C. Vaughn (Second Wednesday, McCandless & Co.) and Charles Ardai (Hard Case Crime) will be revealing, and debating, the best ways to build audiences in their chosen niche – crime fiction. Moderated by Ithaca College’s Ed Catto.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Business of Comics: Creativity and the Power of Branding
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    NYCC 2021 | The Business of Comics: Creativity and the Power of Branding

    How should creators think about branding and marketing while making content? Harvard MBA turned writer Amy Chu (DOTA2 Red Sonja Wonder Woman Poison Ivy) and Ming Chen (Comic Book Men, I Sell Comics!) hold a frank conversation on success and the role of marketing with three legends in the pop culture world: hiphop pioneer Darryl DMC McDaniels (Run-DMC Darryl Makes Comics) comics creator Larry Hama (GI Joe Wolverine) and Riggs Morales Senior VP A&R Atlantic Records (Hamilton, Eminem, 50 Cent).

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Critical Contracts and Copyrights for the Comic Book Creator
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    NYCC 2021 | Critical Contracts and Copyrights for the Comic Book Creator

    Creating a comic book is a labor of love… but make the wrong move and it can become a legal nightmare! In this business, handshake agreements won't work — and misinformation can turn a copyright into a “copy wrong”! In this workshop, attorney Thomas A. Crowell, Esq. author of “The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators”— the first dedicated legal guide for the comic book industry— will show you how to protect your copyright and negotiate key contracts every comic book creator MUST know. We'll even give you a few tips and tricks on landing a publisher!

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Q&A With Your Anime Faves
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    NYCC 2021 | Q&A With Your Anime Faves

    Join some of your favorite anime voice actors from shows like Pokemon, Sailor Moon, Bleach, Dragon Ball, Demon Slayer and more as they discuss their time voicing iconic characters and answering fan questions!

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    NYCC 2021 | The Heart of Storytelling

    More often than not, the stories that resonate intensely with us as readers, come from very real life experiences. Join these four authors as they talk about how they bring these stories of autism, learning disabilities, and psychological challenges to the page. Moderator: Janna Morishima Panelists: Rosemary Rivera, Mario Menjivar, Tracy White, Claudia Addeo.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | So you want to create a Graphic Medicine Book Club?
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    NYCC 2021 | So you want to create a Graphic Medicine Book Club?

    Graphic novels are becoming increasingly part of the classroom experience in higher education there has been a larger emphasis on stories of illness and health being presented in this format and the field of Graphic Medicine keeps growing in popularity. Trying to rally together institutional support identify appropriate content for students and share resources to meet regularly can be difficult. Hear firsthand experiences from educators and artists who have created a space both in-person and online for reading discussing and teaching these kinds of texts. By engaging in a conversation about the successes challenges and best practices for forming these kinds of meeting groups and spaces to explore graphic medicine texts collaboratively other educators can learn strategies to create similar programming in their schools and libraries.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Pow! Bam! We need more Diverse Superheroes!
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    NYCC 2021 | Pow! Bam! We need more Diverse Superheroes!

    Diversity statements have been declared by big publishing houses yet we have to see more Black Indigenous and Persons of Color as leading superheroes of comics read by our diverse communities. This panel features creators and librarians from the five National Associations of Librarians of Color in the USA sharing actionable points to tackle this situation such as: How can we show societal gains from reading materials reflecting diverse superheroes? How can we show the demand for these publications and advocate for them?

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | From Graphic Novels to Horror Thrillers: How Different Audiobooks are Narrated
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    NYCC 2021 | From Graphic Novels to Horror Thrillers: How Different Audiobooks are Narrated

    This panel explores the intricacies of transforming books into audiobooks through the art of narration. Featuring Kristen Radtke author/narrator of SEEK YOU, Grady Hendrix author of FINAL GIRL SUPPORT CLUB, and Andrea Bartz author of WE WERE NEVER HERE, the trio discusses the differences in their written words versus the audiobook form, and how they ensure the same emotionally-charged prose of suspense, loneliness, and horror come across through expert narration. SEEK YOU is a wide-ranging exploration of our inner lives and public selves. Narrated by author Kristen Radtke it digs into the ways in which we attempt to feel closer to one another and the distance that remains. Via the lenses of gender and violence technology and art Radtke ushers us through a history of loneliness and longing and shares what feels impossible to share. Kristen Radtke has established herself as a pioneer of the graphic essay. Her work has appeared in THE NEW YORK TIMES THE ATLANTIC VOGUE GQ and OXFORD AMERICAN. She is the art director of THE BELIEVER and she has contacts and fans everywhere. FINAL GIRL SUPPORT GROUP is a wickedly witty homage to the classic “final girl” trope from horror and slasher films from NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Grady Hendrix. Andrea Bartz is a Brooklyn-based journalist and author of the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller and Reese Book Club Pick WE WERE NEVER HERE about a backpacking trip with deadly consequences in this “eerie psychological thriller . . . with alluring locales, Hitchcockian tension, and possibly the best pair of female leads since Thelma and Louise” (BookPage), from the bestselling author of The Lost Night and The Herd. To purchase books from these authors and more, please visit our official bookseller RJ Julia: https://www.rjjulia.com/new-york-comic-con-virtual-sessions

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER: Exclusive Q&A with Cast & Showrunner (Virtual Screening)
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    NYCC 2021 | I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER: Exclusive Q&A with Cast & Showrunner (Virtual Screening)

    Written and executive produced by Sara Goodman, I Know What You Did Last Summer is based on Lois Duncan’s 1973 novel, which was also the basis of the iconic 1997 film. One year after the fatal car accident that haunted their graduation night, a group of teenagers find themselves bound together by a dark secret and stalked by a brutal killer. As they try to piece together who’s after them, they reveal the dark side of their seemingly perfect town—and themselves. Everyone is hiding something, and uncovering the wrong secret could be deadly. Join the series cast and creator as they discuss what fans can most look forward to when the series premieres Friday, October 15th, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Please note, this panel is recommended for mature audiences and contains content not suitable for younger audiences.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Evolution of TTRPG Tools: Past, Present and the Future
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    NYCC 2021 | Evolution of TTRPG Tools: Past, Present and the Future

    TTRPG players are extremely creative when it comes to gaming supporting tools. From laminating grid paper maps to building extensive physical 3D battlefields from creating minecraft scenes to sharing on virtual tabletops. Technology already plays a big role in the TTRPG community. Follow the journey of past, present, and future of TTRPG tools through research data gathered from players like you.

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    NYCC 2021 | “EVIL” Panel (Virtual Screening)

    EVIL is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and contractor as they investigate the Church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there’s a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. The second season brings evil closer to home. Kristen struggles with her darker nature, while David suffers temptation as he gets closer to his ordination. Meanwhile Ben is visited by night terrors that prey on his greatest fears. Please join series stars Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Emerson, Christine Lahti and Kurt Fuller, along with co-creators and executive producers Robert King and Michelle King for a panel discussion about the second season. EVIL airs Sundays on Paramount+.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Defending Comics Today: Contemporary Comics Censorship
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    NYCC 2021 | Defending Comics Today: Contemporary Comics Censorship

    The Comics Code may be a thing of the past but new censorship challenges continue to emerge. Algorithmic content restrictions and targeted takedowns in online platforms graphic novel bans at schools proposed legislation curbing free speech – these are just a few of the issues that the comic creators, publishers, retailers and fans have been encountering in recent years. Join the CBLDF Coalition Director Betsy Gomez, Media Director Jordan Smith, Interim Director Jeff Trexler, and Heavy Metal Executive Editor Joseph P. Illidge for what is sure to be a lively discussion of the past present and future of comics censorship.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Getting Twiztid with Haunted High-Ons: From Music to Comics!
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    NYCC 2021 | Getting Twiztid with Haunted High-Ons: From Music to Comics!

    Join rap/rock icons Jamie Madrox Spaniolo and Paul Monoxide Methric of Twiztid with comic writer Dirk Manning in a discussion about the past present and future of their Ringo Award Nominated comic series Twiztid Haunted High-Ons from Source Point Press! The panel presentation will be followed by a moderated crowd Q&A and a major announcement! Immediately following the panel Twiztid be participating in a special signing engagement at the Source Point Press booth on the convention floor.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Conventions, Games, and other Fannish Delights!
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    NYCC 2021 | Conventions, Games, and other Fannish Delights!

    A panel celebrating all the fun of fandoms, conventions and other celebrations of popular culture, featuring authors who love them in their life and in their writing. Nerds, unite! Nerd out with Petra Mayer (NPR), Ryan La Sala (BE DAZZLED), William Evans and Omar Holmon (BLACK NERD PROBLEMS), Alexis Nedd (DON’T HATE THE PLAYER), and Lincoln Michel (THE BODY SCOUT).

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Can We Finally Admit Games Should Be in Classrooms?
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    NYCC 2021 | Can We Finally Admit Games Should Be in Classrooms?

    School has often been a source of frustration for many gamers. Too much homework too little creativity and no connections between content and real-life are some of students’ go-to responses. HOWEVER what if we told you there are a bunch of teachers that are pushing the boundaries of the classroom to not only encourage gaming but utilize game-based learning tabletop games and video games as perfect catalysts for student learning? Join Zack Hartzman: Social Studies/ ELA Teacher & Founder of Hey Listen Games Harry Loizides: Math Teacher & Contributor to Six One Indie Maryann Cullinan: Middle School Teacher and Adam Mills: Special Education/Social Studies Teacher & Author for a fun and honest panel where we advocate that games should absolutely be in classrooms. Feel free to follow us on Twitter! Zack Hartzman: @HeyListenGames_ Harry Loizides: @illgrillchill Adam Mills: @MillsWHHS Maryanne Cullinan: @culliope

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Wattpad WEBTOON Studios and New Voices in Global Entertainment (Virtual Screening)
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    NYCC 2021 | Wattpad WEBTOON Studios and New Voices in Global Entertainment (Virtual Screening)

    Join some of the most exciting creators from WEBTOON and Wattpad to hear how digital comic creators and indie authors are bringing new narratives to screens and bookshelves all over the world. Míriam Bonastre Tur, author of the WEBTOON sensation HOOKY (published by HMH Books), and Wattpad’s Ariana Godoy, author of A Través De Mi Ventana (published by Penguin Random House and in development as a Netflix Original Film), will discuss how they’ve found success and built a global fanbase for their work online, and the process of having their work adapted for TV, film, and published books with Wattpad WEBTOON Studios.

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    NYCC 2021 | Anime Happens Here: Funimation Panel

    A little bit of news—a whole lot of celebrating! Experience anime’s homecoming at NYCC with a performance and Q&A from anime-inspired artist Guapdad 4000. Plus giveaways, Funimation co-productions, and the biggest shows streaming this fall.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | When Comics Come To School: MS137 America's School of Heroes
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    NYCC 2021 | When Comics Come To School: MS137 America's School of Heroes

    The growing use of the comics medium in the classroom environment continues to expand in schools across the country as more educational professionals seize the opportunity to engage their students with a wider range of tools. From the language arts to visual art and to the school library, teachers, and administrators have discovered that not only does the comics medium drive engagement with students, it also creates partnerships across disciplines throughout the school. Join in this conversation with the educators from MS137 America's School of Heroes as they talk about their experience, opportunities and discoveries.

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  • Image for NYCC 2021 | The Future Is Mobile: Leveraging Digital Media for Libraries & Classrooms
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    NYCC 2021 | The Future Is Mobile: Leveraging Digital Media for Libraries & Classrooms

    As readers, we love our comics whether we get them as floppies or trades! But what about digital platforms? In this panel, we’ll look at all things digital, whether it’s digital storytelling, our favorite webcomics, or the digital databases that feed our addictions. We’ll explore how we can use these digital mediums to promote literacy in our online libraries and classrooms. You’ll leave this panel with a curated reading list to help you start your own digital engagement.

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    NYCC 2021 | STEAM Power!

    STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) education has become the norm for curriculum across the country. Often, it starts too late. Out-of-school learning is imperative for children. It is important for them to start STEAM education at a young age in order to establish their own learning path. Who better to get them safely on that path than a bunch of superheroes? The merger of STEAM-based learning comics and cosplay is a natural fit. It opens the world of STEAM to the very young in a way that is hands-on accessible and engaging. The art of cosplay covers many of the basic tenets of STEAM curriculum. Teaching children utilizing cosplay can be a strong bridge between formal and informal learning. Together the panel will bring ideas on how to make the world of STEAM immersive educational open and alive for the very young.

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    NYCC 2021 | Crossing Swords - Season 2 (Virtual Screening)

    Another ten episodes of bingeable mayhem representing the next chapter in the adventures of Patrick the long-suffering squire (Nicholas Hoult) as he climbs the ladder of knighthood in the service of the volatile King Merriman (Luke Evans). There are new friends to make, new enemies to vanquish, and new horrors to scar Patrick for life; including bloodthirsty leprechauns, an island of killer monkeys, and a shadowy villain who could destroy everything Patrick has ever known! From creators John Harvatine IV and Tom Root, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the producers of Robot Chicken and Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.! Also featuring the voice talents of Alanna Ubach, Tara Strong, Tony Hale, Adam Ray, Maya Erskine, Adam Pally, Seth Green, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Breckin Meyer, Jameela Jamil and more!

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    NYCC 2021 | John Paul Leon Tribute

    A tribute to the life and work of JOHN PAUL LEON "the artist's artist". since 1991 JOHN PAUL LEON has dedicated his career to the craft of sequential illustration and American superhero comic books and has earned the love and respect of all of his professional peers. he passed away this May 2nd after a 14-year battle with cancer leaving behind a legacy as perhaps one of the more talented modern-day artists in the industry. Let's explore some of his works from his initial try-out portfolio to his early debut as an artist on STATIC EARTH X thru his artistic process on his critically-acclaimed creator-owned series THE WINTER MEN and his final days on BATMAN CREATURE OF THE NIGHT JUPITERS LEGACY REQUIEM and BATMAN/CATWOMAN.

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    NYCC 2021 | Pitch Perfect: How to Successfully Pitch Your Story to a Publisher

    You’ve got a story to tell and you want the world to see it! All you need is someone to agree to publish it! So how do you do that? Does the whole creative team have to be in place before approaching a publisher? Does the project have to be completed? How do I talk with a publisher? What do they want out of the book? If the book is done, why won’t they just publish it? It’s free money, right??? Join Andy Schmidt, Publisher at CEX Publishing and comics educator, and other comics pros for a frank discussion about how to pitch to comics publishers.

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    NYCC 2021 | THE WHEEL OF TIME: Exclusive Q&A with Cast & Showrunner (Virtual Screening)

    Based on Robert Jordan’s best-selling fantasy novels of the same name, The Wheel of Time is set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it. The story follows Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Two Rivers. There, she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity. Join the series cast and showrunner as they discuss bringing this stunning world to life and what fans can most look forward to when the series premieres Friday, November 19th, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

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    NYCC 2021 | How to Sell Your Books into Schools and Public Libraries

    The use of graphic novels and manga in libraries and classrooms continues to grow at a rapid pace. Every day, more teachers and librarians are bringing the comics they love into their environments and yet so many publishers and authors are challenged in understanding what it takes to get books into this multi-billion dollar market. Join us for a direct conversation on what it takes to get your books into this rapidly growing market. Christina Taylor, Melissa Jacobs, and Stephanie Anderson (NYPL Bookops) Moderated by Heidi McDonald (Publshers Weekly)

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    NYCC 2021 | THE EXPANSE: Exclusive Q&A with Cast & Creators (Virtual Screening)

    The cast and creators come together to give fans a first look at the highly anticipated 6th and final season of The Expanse on Amazon Prime Video. Set in a colonized solar system, The Expanse begins with the governments of Earth, Mars and the Asteroid Belt locked in long-standing conflict. The crew of the Rocinante – an illegally salvaged warship – stumbles on a vast conspiracy and a mysterious alien technology that threatens to upend the balance of power and the fate of humanity. The Expanse is a high-action, realistic sci-fi adventure that broadens the vision of humanity’s path in the future as well as a deeply-felt examination of the most critical, raw, and pressing issues of today. Seasons 1 – 5 are currently available to stream on Prime Video.

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    NYCC 2021 | Building Worlds for Women: Wattpad Books Authors on Writing Female Driven Sci-Fi/Fantasy (Virtual Screening)

    Fantasy and SciFi have long been dominated by male readers but there have always been talented women writers building rich worlds to escape to. From swashbuckling adventures to dystopian futures with few survivors to lands where dragons roam Wattpad Books has published some of the best new female voices creating dynamic powerful and captivating stories in which women are front and center.

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    Political Cartoons as Learning Tools

    In this program, you'll hear from Ian Rosenberg and Mike Cavallaro (FREE SPEECH HANDBOOK), Ally Shwed (FAULT LINES IN THE CONSTITUTION: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL), and Mark Siegel (Editorial & Creative Director, First Second) who are all part of World Citizen Comics, a line of civics-minded graphic novels for readers of all ages.

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    Meet the Manga Editors

    Behind every great translated manga volume is a hard working manga editor who helped make it happen.

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    Comics vs. Illustrated Books: The Ultimate Showdown!

    Join us for a lively debate about what makes a comic a comic. What differentiates a comic from a graphic novel from an illustrated book? Who gets to decide? We’ll try to solve this debate once and for all (or at least go out swinging!).

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