The Quick Guide to NYCC 2017: Panels, Guests and More

Comic conventions continue to grow every year. New York Comic Con has expanded beyond just the Javits Center, taking over other places in the city. Across the four venues for the convention, a record attendance was set. Last year over 180,000 fans attended the convention. That’s up from the 167,000 that attended in 2015. 

It’s time for NYCC 2017 and you can bet there will be just as crazy a crowd. Maybe the 2017 con will top 200,000. To get ready for the convention this weekend we’ve pulled together a quick guide for you. Read up, make your plans and conquer the convention this weekend!

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NYCC 2017 Guests

This year the convention has snagged a giant list of major stars including actors from Star Wars, Marvel’s TV shows and Doctor Who. You can see the full guest list on the NYCC site but here are a few highlights.

 

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NYCC 2017 Panels

Thursday

Cartoon Network Presents: Steven Universe – October 05, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Hammerstein Ballroom
The Art and Science of Breaking Into Comics – October 05, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1A21
Cosplay Armor and Props – October 05, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, 1A24
The Official Viz Media Panel – October 05, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 1A06
Image Comics: The Future of Creativity – October 05, 2017, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM, 1A02
Creating a Career in Animation – October 05, 2017, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM, 1A10

Friday

BBC America Presents: Peter Capaldi Spotlight – October 06, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Storytelling on the Page for Artists and Writers – October 06, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 1A02
Rooster Teeth’s RWBY – October 06, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, The Theater at Madison Square Garden
VIZ Media Presents: The Legend of Zelda Manga Creators – October 06, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 1A06
Marvel Legacy: X-Men – October 06, 2017, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, 1A24
Sailor Moon Crystal: Season 3 Premiere – October 06, 2017, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM, 1A24

Saturday

DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender – October 07, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Main Stage 1-D
Advanced Cosplay Q&A – October 07, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1A24
Freeform’s Super Sci-Fi Q&A Panel with Shadowhunters and Beyond – October 07, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, The Theater at Madison Square Garden
An Hour with Adam Savage – October 07, 2017, 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM, Main Stage 1-D 
DC Spotlight on Batman – October 07, 2017, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, 1A06
The Comic Book Elements of Avatar and Korra – October 07, 2017, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM, 1A21
Creative One Comics, Creation Station: Cartooning Drawing Workshop – October 07, 2017, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Family HQ – 1C04
DC Master Class – October 07, 2017, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM, 1A24
Crunchyroll Industry Panel – October 07, 2017, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM, 1A10
Creator After Con Networking – October 07, 2017, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Twins Pub Inc. Corner of 9th and 34th

Sunday

Cartoon Network Costume Party – October 08, 2017, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Hammerstein Ballroom – 311 W 34th St
Advice to Young Writers and Illustrators – October 08, 2017, 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM, 1B03
Vic Mignogna Spotlight – October 08, 2017, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM, 1A10
Katie Cook Drawing Workshop – October 08, 2017, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Family HQ – 1C04
Batman: The Animated Series 25th Anniversary – October 08, 2017, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM, Main Stage 1-D

Not there? Livestream it!

Don’t worry if you aren’t able to attend the convention. You can watch livestream videos of many of the biggest panels.

NYCC Live!, in partnership with Fandom, Collider, Amazon Echo, and Twitch, features the NYCC Live Stage with tons of celebrity interviews, and three of the biggest panel rooms. View the schedule and bookmark the streaming page.

Which part of New York Comic Con are you most excited for? Comment below!

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