The Mary Sue’s Must-See New York Comic Con 2014 Panels
We combed through the entire panel list so you don't have to.
Thu. October 9| 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM | Main Stage 1-D
You never know what to expect from the Cast and Producers of the Emmy® award winning animated series Bob’s Burgers. The hilarious Cast and Producers will entertain with never-before-seen footage followed by a Q&A Panel discussion.
Nickelodeon’s Legend of Korra: Book 4
Thu. October 9| 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM | Empire Stage 1-E
Please join Executive Producer and Creator team Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender) as they provide a tantalizing glimpse behind the curtain of this ground-breaking animated series. Special Guests include Voice Actors Janet Varney (Korra), David Faustino (Mako) and P.J. Byrne (Bolin). Includes an exclusive screening of a never-before-seen episode from Korra’s final season. Moderated by Megan Casey, Vice President, Current Series, Nickelodeon Animation.
[adult swim] Panel Block
Fri. October 10| 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM | Main Stage 1-D
[adult swim] Presents: The McBrayer/Triumph Panel 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM The beloved Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and Fan-favorite Jack McBrayer team up to star in a new live-action original comedy series that is set to premiere in 2015 on [adult swim]. Join Co-Creator and Voice of Triumph, Robert Smigel (Conan, SNL’s TV Funhouse) and Star Jack McBrayer (30 Rock, Wreck It Ralph) as they discuss the new series. [adult swim] Presents: Rick and Morty 3:20 PM – 4:05 PM Join Executive Producers Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time) as they discuss the upcoming second season of their animated hit, screen never before seen content and answer all of your Rick and Morty related questions. Don’t miss the Rick and Morty signing Saturday, October 11, 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM in the NYCC Autographing Area/Hall 1B. [adult swim] Presents: Robot Chicken 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Co-Creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are joined by Writer/Actor Breckin Meyer to discuss the Emmy-winning series and upcoming special The Robot Chicken Lots of Holidays But Don’t Worry Christmas Is Still In There Too So Pull The Stick Out Of Your Ass Fox News. Watch a sneak peek of the special and prepare yourself for other surprises, including Guest Star Clare Grant showing off a tease of new pilot Team Unicorn Saturday Action Fun Hour! Keith Crofford will moderate the Panel. Don’t miss the Robot Chicken signing Saturday, October 11, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM at the NYCC Autographing Area/Hall 1B. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT BE CLEARING THE MAIN STAGE BETWEEN THESE PANELS.
Revolutionary Girl Utena
Fri. October 10| 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM | 1B03
Revolutionary Girl Utena has been both critically acclaimed and a Fan favorite since its 1997 broadcast debut on TV Tokyo, and features direction by Kunihiko Ikuhara (Sailor Moon SuperS), series composition by Yoji Enokido (Ouran High Host Club, FLCL, Sailor Moon SuperS) and animation by J.C. Staff (Honey and Clover, Slayers, Toradora!). Utena has been described as one of the top five “best anime of all time” (Anime Insider magazine, among others), and the project also inspired animated film, manga and stageplay adaptations. Both shoujo (girls’) manga, written and illustrated by Chiho Saito, were published in North America by VIZ Media.
Fri. October 10| 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Main Stage 1-D
Archer is an animated comedy that revolves around the International Secret Intelligence Service and its employees who use every covert operation as an excuse to sabotage and betray each other for personal gain. Join the Voice Cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Lucky Yates and Christian Slater, plus Creator Adam Reed, EP Matt Thompson and Co-EP Casey Willis as they discuss bringing this animated series to life.
Fri. October 10| 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM | 1A21
Usagi Tsukino is a clumsy but kindhearted teenage girl who transforms into the powerful guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon. Meeting allies along the way who share similar fates, Usagi and her team of planetary Sailor Guardians fight to protect the universe from forces of evil and total annihilation.
Sailor Moon Crystal
Sat. October 11| 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM | 1B03
Based on Naoko Takeuchi’s legendary manga series, Sailor Moon Crystal retells the story of Sailor Moon as she searches for her fellow Sailor Guardians and the Legendary Silver Crystal to stop the dark forces of Queen Beryl.
The Art of Animation and Saturday Morning Cartoons with Animator/Director Tom Cook
Sat. October 11| 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM | 1A01
Tom will explain how he got into the Animation field as an Animator back in 1978 and then take the Fans through the steps it took to make one of their favorite cartoons from script to screen. He’ll discuss the jobs of an Animator, Assistant Animator, Layout Artist, Storyboard Artist, Inker and Director and will make it clear how much work it was to create an episode of He-Man or Scooby Doo back when you actually had to draw each and every frame of a Saturday Morning Cartoon.
Cartoon Network Presents: Screening and Halloween Partaaayy
Sat. October 11| 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | 1A24
C’mon, grab your friends, your bros and your Giant Realistic Flying Tiger and join Cartoon Network for a frightful hour filled with tricks and treats! Check out upcoming Halloween episodes from Adventure Time, Regular Show and Uncle Grandpa before anyone else in the entire world! And since you’re one of the cool kids, you also get to peep a sneak peek at the upcoming new mini-series Over the Garden Wall. And what’s a Halloween Partaaay without costumes?! Wear your Cartoon Network inspired costume and you may just win a prize! So come psyched to fright and dressed to impress!
Bee & Puppycat – An Inside Look at Creating an Animation Hit
Sat. October 11| 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM | 1A10
What happens when an animation legend gets behind a new creative vision in the genre? You get Bee & Puppycat. Created by Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time), Bee & Puppycat has quickly become one of the most anticipated animated series in recent memory and it won’t be airing on any TV network. Based off an animated short, Bee & Puppycat fueled the most successful Kickstarter campaign for an animated series and the fourth largest funding of all-time on the crowdsourcing network. This Panel will sit down with series Creator Allegri, series Producer and Head of Frederator Studios, Fred Seibert (Adventure Time, Fairly OddParents, Bravest Warriors) to get an inside look at the upcoming series and discuss what it is about Bee & Puppycat that has struck such a chord with audiences and how they intend to make it a hit.
Official Sailor Moon Panel
Sat. October 11| 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM | 1A14
Come on a journey with the legendary Guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon! Members of the VIZ Media Sailor Moon team will talk about the impact of this beloved anime series, show footage from the remastered episodes and celebrate the long-awaited return of Usagi and her friends!
[adult swim] Panel Block
Sat. October 11| 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM | 1A10
[adult swim] Presents: Black Dynamite 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM Join Executive Producer Carl Jones, Producer Scott Fuselier and Cast Members Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight), Tommy Davidson (In Living Color) and Byron Minns (South Central), as they discuss the original animated series Black Dynamite and screen an early look at the upcoming second season, premiering October 18 on [adult swim]. [adult swim] Presents: The Heart, She Holler 5:50 PM – 6:35 PM Join the community of The Heart, She Holler for an early look at the upcoming third season, premiering December on [adult swim]. Cast Members Amy Sedaris (Strangers With Candy) and Judith Roberts (Eraserhead, Orange is the New Black) will be joined by Co-Executive Producers John Lee and Alyson Levy (Wonder Showzen) to discuss the surreal soap opera, screen a never before seen episode and take Fan questions. Moderated by Gordon Lish (famed Editor and Captain Fiction). [adult swim] Presents: Mike Tyson Mysteries 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM Mike Tyson is coming home to NYC and he’s bringing his new animated adult comedy series with him as Mike Tyson Mysteries makes its New York Comic Con debut. In Mike Tyson Mysteries, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets…by solving mysteries! Join Mike Tyson, Rachel Ramras (MAD) and Producer Hugh Davidson (The Looney Tunes Show) as they share exclusive video and give Fans a hilarious look at this all-new series premiering October 27 on [adult swim].
KILL la KILL Episode 25 (OVA) US Premiere and English Cast Meet and Greet
Sat. October 11| 8:15 PM – 10:00 PM | 1A06
An NYCC Exclusive! Come and join us as Aniplex of America hosts an Exclusive Screening of KILL la KILL. This screening will include the US Premiere of Episode 25 (OVA) (subtitled) and Episode 7 “A Loser I Can’t Hate” (the Fight Club Saga!) (English Dubbed). Immediately following the screening, you will be able to meet the English voice of Mako Mankanshoku, Christine M. Cabanos. Featuring special content with our guests from the English Cast, this is definitely a panel you can’t miss especially if you’re a fan of Kill la Kill.
Cartoon Network Presents: CN ANYTHING
Sun. October 12| 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM | Empire Stage 1-E
Imagine a super Panel where ANYONE from your favorite Cartoon Network series could show up and ANYTHING could happen! Imagine exclusive content and insider info from show Creators! Imagine impromptu performances and revelations from the talented Cast and Crews! Imagine a kitten tickling a pig! Well, imagine no more, friends! For the first time ever, Cartoon Network presents: CN ANYTHING, a Panel moderated by Comedian Adam Devine (voice of Pizza Steve, Uncle Grandpa) and featuring tons of Special Guests and never-before-seen content from your favorite animated comedies plus a sneak peek with the Cast and Creator of the upcoming mini-series Over the Garden Wall!
Avatar: The Last Airbender: Legend and Legacy
Sun. October 12| 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM | 1A06
Join Avatar Mom (moderator), Monica McClain (Illustrator/Art Instructor), Alison Wilgus (Artist/Writer), Kevin Coppa (Puppetbenders Creator), Sifu Manuel Rodriguez (Martial Arts Choreographer for Toph Beifong) and Jessie Flower (voice of Toph Beifong) for Avatar: The Last Airbender art, history, demonstrations and stories – plus a live comic reading from Dark Horse Comics’ The Rift. Attending Cosplayers may win books and signed original Legend of Korra animation drawings donated by Studio Mir!
Toon Tunes: Celebrating Animation Songs and Scores
Sun. October 12| 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM | 1A01
Come celebrate the joyful dance of music and the animated image with Songwriter/Composer Jody Gray (Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Chuck Jones Show), Animation/Music Historian Will Friedwald (Merrie Melodies: An Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons), Writer/Editor Danny Fingeroth (The Stan Lee Universe) and Surprise Guests, clips and live performances. Moderated by David Steven Cohen (Courage the Cowardly Dog Head Writer, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Balto). We’ll have a yabba dabba doo time!
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