New York Comic-Con is right around the corner and with it comes crowds, chaos and the ever present con crud. This year, Kabooooom will be right in the thick of things covering as many panels, Q&As and random happenings as possible. Of course, you’ll need a guide to get help you spend your time at all the best panels and events. we’re here to help! Can’t make it to NYCC? Then consider our guide a preview of the things that we’ll be covering and stay tuned for liveblog coverage during the show!
Sunday is the last day of this year’s NYCC. Time to power down a little and prepare for work. I’ve only highlighted a couple of panels for Sunday but be sure to check the NYCC schedule if you’re not a fan of either of these!
Marvel: Women of Marvel (11:15 am – 12:15 pm)
Official Description: Forget Spider-Woman and Emma Frost, meet the real Ms. Marvels of the comic world! Join women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel to hear what it’s like working as a woman in comics today. These ladies are busting through the four-color ceiling! Guests include editors Jeanine Schaefer (Wolverine), Lauren Sankovitch (Fantastic Four), Sana Amanat (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man) and more!
Why We Like It: The creative process is an interesting one. For aspiring creators and curious fans alike, it’s important to get many different accounts of what’s it’s like. On top of having some of the best female heroes, Marvel has some of the greatest female creators! We know the editors will be there but who knows who else will show up!
Archaia Entertainment and The Jim Henson Company Present: THE EARLY WORKS OF JIM HENSON Screening with Special TALE OF SAND Discussion (3:45 pm – 4:45 pm)
Official Description: Jim Henson was a creative genius responsible for some of the most iconic properties today, including The Muppets, Fraggle Rock and The Dark Crystal. But what was he like leading up to that success? Join Archaia and The Jim Henson Company as they explore his early works and creative process, complete with archival, rarely seen footage, brought to you by Henson archivist, Karen Falk. Then, get an advance look at A TALE OF SAND, the new original graphic novel coming in November, based on a never-before-seen screenplay written by Jim Henson and his longtime collaborator, Jerry Juhl. Falk, Archaia editor-in-chief Stephen Christy and A Tale of Sand artist Ramón Pérez will discuss the behind-the-scenes production of the book and debut some new images! Moderated by Archaia CEO PJ Bickett.
Why We Like It: We’re suckers for pretty much everything Jim Henson has ever done. The fact that he’s doing stuff FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE is even more amazing. In all seriousness though, the man was a genius. We’re glad to see every scrap of his genius picked up and pieced together by the folks at Archaia with a definite love and respect of the source material. This panel will be a really cool look inside the man responsible for so much of our childhoods.
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