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!
Welcome back to Kabooooom’s guide to NYCC! The Con will be opening at 10am on Sunday, Day Four, so be sure to get in line early! Now onto the schedule of video games panels!
Archie Video Games: Sonic and Mega Man (10:45 am – 11:45 am)
Official Description: This year Sonic celebrates his 20th anniversary and for 19 of those years, Archie has crafted an epic and exciting comic universe around Sonic the Hedgehog and the many wonderful characters that populate the universe of the SEGA character, recently taking the Blue Blur back to his video game roots in a story arc appropriately titled, “Genesis.” As if that wasn’t enough blue, this panel also highlights the top selling Mega Man series featuring the Blue Bomber’s compelling, detailed universe based on the best-selling video game series. Join writer Ian Flynn (Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, Mega Man), artist Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante (Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man), Editor Paul Kaminski (Sonic, Mega Man), Archie President Mike Pellerito and Executive Director of Publicity and Marketing Alex Segura for a discussion that promises to be full of big Sonic and Mega Man news, teasers, artwork and more!
Why We Like It: This isn’t a video game panel directly but it’s based on some of video games most iconic characters! If you haven’t given Sonic the Hedgehog or the new Mega Man series from Archie a chance, head on over to this panel because I’m sure these guys will convince you!
World of Capcom (12:15 pm – 1:15 pm)
Official Description: Capcom continues to entertain its fans with the best games in the industry. Fans won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn firsthand about Capcom’s newest hit properties, Dragon’s Dogma and Asura’s Wrath, as well as the latest on the just released Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. Followed by a Q&A session.
Why We Like It: Capcom will be showing off Dragon’s Dogma and Asura’s Wrath, two of their biggest titles in 2012. Dragon’s Dogma has been on my radar for the last few months or so and I’m dying to get more information about game. They will also be talking about their latest release, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, which is a retelling of Dead Rising 2 but from the P.O.V. of fan favorite Frank West. There will be a Q&A session at the end so if you have any questions and can’t make it, send them in!
Location: American Airlines Theater, 1A06
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