New York Comic Con 2019: The 10 panels you need to see

New York Comic Con 2019: The 10 panels you need to see

The 2019 installment of New York Comic Con is coming soon, and 200,000 people are ready for some pop culture madness. With so much to do, trying to build a schedule can be difficult. Fortunately, we've listed 10 fantastic panels worthy of your time. Tickets for Thursday are still on sale here. New York Comic Con takes place from October 3 through October 6 inside the Javits Center.

Thursday, October 3

Wonder Women - Female CEOs Who Are Owned and Operated Publishers

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Room 1B03 - Javits Center

While the number of female-owned and operated comic publishers might be small, it'll grow exponentially in the forthcoming years. Sandy King Carpenter (Storm King Comics), Paula Garces (The World of Aluna), Tina Fine (OffGirl), & Wendy Chin-Tanner (Co-Publisher of A Wave Blue World) will be on hand to talk about the ups and downs of running their own companies.

Metal's Influence Within Today's Comic Con Culture presented by Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story

6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Room 1A21 - Javits Center

The documentary Murder in the Front Row has been getting rave reviews for its look on the '80s thrash metal scene in the Bay Area. Film director Adam Dubin, film narrator Brian Posehn, and MITFR co-author Brian Lew will head to NYCC to discuss the film. They're not coming alone as Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick will also make a special appearance. Aside from the documentary, this panel will discuss metal's influence in the comic con world with the assistance of Coffin Comics founder Brian Pulido.

Friday, October 4

All Elite Wrestling on TNT with Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, Brandi Rhodes and more

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Room 1A10 - Javits Center

All Elite Wrestling will make its television debut on October 2 with Dynamite. Two days after the monumental debut, wrestlers Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, Brandi Rhodes, Awesome Kong, Nyla Rose and Jungle Boy will be at the convention to discuss everything AEW. This will be the first wrestling company with financial backing to give WWE legitimate competition since WCW.

Comics vs Dragons: Where Comics & Role Playing Collide

7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Room 1A02 - Javits Center

The line between role playing games and comic books are being blurred by the second. Some comic book creators can't get enough of playing these games in their spare time. A select group of panelists will discus how influential both worlds are to each other. ComiXology's Ivan Salazar will moderate the panel.

The Upright Citizens Brigade Presents The George Lucas Talk Show Panel

9:15 pm - 10:15 pm

Room 1A21 - Javits Center

The Upright Citizens Brigade return to NYCC with The George Lucas Talk Show. Connor Ratliff (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) will portray Lucas while Griffin Newman (The Tick) will play his sidekick Watt. An undisclosed number of guests will chat with Lucas, and everyone that attends walks away with a prize.

Saturday, October 5

From the Screen to the Page

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Room 1A18 - Javits Center

Before releasing books, some writers worked their way through movies and TV first. Jenni Hendriks (Unpregnant co-author / How I Met Your Mother), Max Brallier (The Last Kids On Earth and the Midnight Blade), Ted Caplan (Unpregnant co-author / The Hate U Give movie), and Tochi Onyebuchi (Riot Baby) talk about how each style of writing is different.

Sound & Fury: Creators of Animatrix and Batman Ninja unite for Sturgill Simpson

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Room 1A24 - Javits Center

Country artist Sturgill Simpson will unveil his new studio album Sound & Fury on September 27. For this release, he teamed up with Batman Ninja director Jumpei Mizusaki and character designer Takashi Okazaki for an anime film based on the album. The three individuals will unite to discuss this film, which will be released on Netflix this fall.

NYCC Championships of Cosplay Presented by Singer

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Main Stage 1D - Javits Center

The annual Eastern Championships of Cosplay will bring some of the best cosplayers to NYCC for a shot at $5,000 in prizes and a slot at the 2020 C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay. Who's going to walk away one step closer to being named the Global Champion of Cosplay?

Sunday, October 6

We Wrote Your Childhood

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Room 1A21 - Javits Center

Wanna hear stories behind some of your favorite shows from your childhood? Writers Andy Rheingold (CatDog), Bob Mittenthal (Rugrats), Carin Greenberg (Blue's Clues), Keisha Zollar (NickMom), Ken Scarborough (Doug), and Susan Kim (Are You Afraid of the Dark?) will talk about working on some beloved series. They also talk about the growing number of reboots hitting the airwaves.

William Shakespeare’s Get Thee Back to the Future LIVE

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Room 1A24 - Javits Center

William Shakespeare's Get Thee Back to the Future will receive a live performance from audiobook narrators Sean Patrick Hopkins, Sean Kenin, and Sean Patrick Hopkins. Producer Nick Martorelli will join the narrators to discuss working on the audiobook. Released back in April, Get Thee Back to the Future finds Marty McFly going back even further to the 16th century.

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