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New York Comic Con 2016 Panels/Events for BBC America with Doctor Who, Dreamworks Animation, Netflix, Frankenstein,First Second Books, and Tetris by Box Brown

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DREAMWORKS ANIMATION AND NETFLIX BRING ALL-STAR LINEUP TO
NEW YORK COMIC CON 2016

DETAILS ON PANELS/SCREENINGS AND ACTIVITIES (in chronological order):
 
FRIDAY, OCT 7:
DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender Signing
1:00 PM ­ 2:00 PM

Table 21 of Autographing Area at Javits Center (Hall 1-B)
A DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender signing with Joaquim Dos Santos,
Lauren Montgomery and Tim Hedrick will take place from 1:00 PM ­ 2:00 PM on
Friday at Table 21 the Autographing Area located in Hall 1-B of the Javits
Center.
 
Season 2 Sneak Peek: DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender, a Netflix
Original Series
2:30 PM ­ 3:30 PM

Main Stage at Javits Center
Catch the world premiere of an episode from the highly anticipated upcoming
second season of DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender with executive
producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, story
editor Tim Hedrick and voice actors Jeremy Shada and Bex Taylor-Klaus.
Together they¹ll discuss what¹s in store for Team Voltron and provide a
glimpse inside what promises to be an epic second season, coming soon to
Netflix. All panel attendees will receive an exclusive limited-edition
Voltron poster.
 
Voltron Collective Fan Party
7:00 PM ­ 10:00 PM

Location to be announced
DreamWorks Animation presents the Voltron Collective, a collaboration of
leading lifestyle and apparel brands that have created exclusive product
inspired by the Netflix original series DreamWorks Voltron Legendary
Defender. Event details to be announced.
 
SATURDAY, OCT 8:
Lion Forge Comics Signing
1:30 PM ­ 2:20 PM

Booth #1669
Lion Forge Comics will host a signing in booth #1669 with writers of the
Voltron Legendary Defender comic series Tim Hedrick and Mitch Iverson. A
Voltron #1 New York Comic Con Exclusive Variant cover will be available at
the booth, limited to 250 copies.
 
World Premiere: DreamWorks Trollhunters, a Netflix Original Series
3:30 PM ­ 5:00 PM

Madison Square Garden Theater
From the limitless imagination of acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro
comes a tale of two worlds set to collide in the epic saga DreamWorks
Trollhunters. When ordinary teenager Jim Lake Jr. stumbles upon a mystical
amulet on his way to school one morning, he inadvertently discovers an
extraordinary secret civilization of mighty trolls beneath his small town of
Arcadia. Suddenly destined to play a crucial role in an ancient battle of
good and evil, Jim is determined to save the world ­ right after gym class.
A must-see viewing event for the entire family, DreamWorks Trollhunters will
bring viewers of all ages around the globe into the rich and creative world
of this all-new Netflix original series. Join creator and executive producer
Guillermo del Toro alongside voice talent Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman and
Steven Yeun and executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Rodrigo Blaas, as
they discuss bringing this global television event to life and world
premiere the first two episodes.

 

 

 

TAKE THE WHEEL WITH FRANKENSTEIN TO CELEBRATE THE BRAND NEW INSTALLMENT IN THE RENOWNED CULT FRANCHISE AT NEW YORK COMIC CON!

ROGER CORMAN’S DEATH RACE 2050

JOIN LEGENDARY FILMMAKER ROGER CORMAN AND ACTION STAR MANU BENNETT AT AN EXCLUSIVE PANEL AND AUTOGRAPH SIGNING
ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2016

ROGER CORMAN?S DEATH RACE 2050 ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY?, DVD & DIGITAL HD IN 2017

WHAT:
Drivers, start your engines for the ultimate competition in Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050, a pulse-pounding reboot of the original cult classic Death Race 2000, coming in early 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. To celebrate the highly anticipated release, fans will have the opportunity to get an exclusive first look at the all-new action-packed epic adventure at the ?Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 --The Future Is Now? panel.

WHO:
Join Academy Award^®-winning producer Roger Corman and the film’s star Manu Bennett (The Hobbit franchise) as they dive deep into the legacy of the cult classic and personally introduce the latest outrageous chapter in this twisted world of car racing.

WHEN:
Thursday, October 6, 2016
4:00pm - 5:00pm: Panel
5:15pm - 6:15pm: Autograph signing immediately following the panel

WHERE:
Javits Center, 655 W. 34th Street, NY 10001
Panel - Room 1A06
Signing - Table 20 in the Autographing Area (Hall 1-B)

Press Note: Interviews may be available upon request

ABOUT ROGER CORMAN?S DEATH RACE 2050
Filled with full-throttle mayhem and black-hearted humor, Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 takes place in the not-too-distant future where America is controlled by an all-powerful corporate government that keeps the masses placated with violent virtual-reality entertainment. The event of the year is the Death Race, where a motley assortment of drivers competes in a cross-country road race, scoring points for running down pedestrians and killing each other. The reigning champion and popular favorite is half-man, half-machine Frankenstein, but little does he know he’s taken on a rebel spy as his co-pilot.

This all-new film stars Manu Bennett (The Hobbit franchise) as Frankenstein and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) as the Chairman, as well as Burt Grinstead (‘NCIS’), Marci Miller (Viper), Folake Olowofoyeku (The Beaver), Anessa Ramsey (Footloose), Yancy Butler (Hard Target) and Charlie Farrell (Cantar).

 

BBC AMERICA TAKEOVER AT NEW YORK COMIC CON LAUNCHES FIRST EVER PANELS AT THE THEATER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

New York - September 23, 2016 - Announced today, BBC AMERICA will kick off New York Comic Con's first ever panels presented at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Friday, October 7 at 10:30am. The BBC AMERICA Takeover features panels and a world premiere screening with the casts and creators of Doctor Who, new original series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and new Doctor Who spin-off, Class.

BBCA revealed today the first-ever Doctor Who panel with award-winning star Peter Capaldi, new co-star Pearl Mackie and executive producers, will now include award-winning actor and comedian Matt Lucas (Bridesmaids, Little Britain), who's set to return to the series as Nardole.

The BBC AMERICA Takeover will present the world premiere screening and Q&A with the cast and creators of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and the first-ever panel with the cast and creators of new Doctor Who spin-off, Class. Fans in attendance will have an exclusive first look at world premiere footage from all three BBCA shows.

"New York Comic Con brings an electric fan fueled energy to New York City," said Sarah Barnett, President of BBC AMERICA." "We're excited to launch its expansion to The Theater at Madison Square Garden with a packed BBCA block with a lot of firsts - from first ever panel line-ups, exclusive footage and behind-the-scenes glimpses for both Doctor Who and Class, to the world premiere screening of our next original series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency."

PANELS:

DOCTOR WHO - BBC AMERICA
BBC AMERICA's award-winning Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi will make his New York Comic Con debut along with the first ever fan appearance by new co-star Pearl Mackie, who joins the series as Bill, the Doctor's new companion, and award-winning actor and comedian Matt Lucas, who's set to return as Nardole. Fans will get an exclusive sneak peek of what's ahead including the upcoming Christmas Special this December on BBC AMERICA. Panel includes stars Peter Capaldi (The Thick of It, The Hour), Pearl Mackie (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time), Matt Lucas (Bridesmaids, Little Britain) as well as lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (Sherlock) and executive producer Brian Minchin (Class, Torchwood). Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC One and a BBC AMERICA co-production. Doctor Who returns with a new Christmas Special in December and a new season in Spring 2017.

DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY - BBC AMERICA
WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING AND Q&A

Click HERE<https://youtu.be/Ifk2VRAepyw> to view New Trailer and click HERE<http://www.bbcapr.com/epk/dirk-gentlys-holistic-detective-agency/season-1/> to view electronic press kit and screeners

From the studio that brought you The Walking Dead, BBC AMERICA's next original series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is an adaptation of the wildly popular novels from Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Doctor Who).

Welcome to the world of BBC AMERICA's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency; a trippy mystery that thrusts a reluctant sidekick into the bizarre world of an unconventional detective who believes in the interconnectedness of all things.  When washed-up rocker Todd Brotzman (Elijah Wood) stumbles upon the murder scene of a millionaire, all hell breaks loose. Eccentric detective, Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett), wholly believes they're destined to untangle the peculiar events surrounding the mystery together, whether Todd likes it or not! A collection of wild and dangerous characters' further infiltrate and complicate their world, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth.

The world premiere screening will be followed by a Q&A with stars Samuel Barnett (Penny Dreadful), Hannah Marks (The Amazing Spiderman), Jade Eshete (Dead Beat), Mpho Koaho (Falling Skies) and Fiona Dourif (Manhattan), writer and executive producer Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra) and showrunner Robert Cooper (Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe). The series is an eight-part co-production of AMC Studios, IDEATE MEDIA, IDW Entertainment and Circle of Confusion producing for BBC AMERICA. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency premieres Saturday, October 22, 9/8c on BBC AMERICA.

CLASS - BBC AMERICA
BBC AMERICA presents the first ever panel and sneak peek of new series Class, the Doctor Who spin-off, set in Shoreditch, London. The new BBC AMERICA co-production is from award-winning YA writer, Class creator and executive producer, Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls), and is executive produced by the team behind Doctor Who, Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin.

Four Coal Hill School students who have hidden secrets and desires, navigate a life of friends, parents, school work, sex, sorrow - and possibly the end of existence. Coal Hill School has been a part of the Doctor Who universe since the very beginning, but that has come at a price. Time travelling over the years has caused the very walls of space and time to become thin. There's something pressing in on the other side, something waiting for its chance to kill everyone and everything, to bring us all into Shadow. Panel includes stars Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah along with Patrick Ness and Brian Minchin. Class is a BBC Studios Wales production, co-produced with BBC AMERICA and BBC Worldwide. Class will premiere alongside Doctor Who in Spring 2017 on BBC AMERICA.

 

 

FIRST SECOND BOOKS CELEBRATES OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY AT NYCC 2016!

First Second will be exhibiting at NYCC in booth #2239. We're celebrating our anniversary with a debut graphic novel, advance book give-aways, extensive programming, and fantastic authors!

SHOW DEBUT!
New York Times bestselling author Box Brown will debut his new nonfiction graphic novel, TETRIS: THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY, at NYCC this year.  This book tells the untold story of the history of the world's most popular video game.

GIVE-AWAYS!
We'll be featuring give-aways of upcoming :01 titles DECELERATE BLUE, by Adam Rapp and Mike Cavallaro, DEMON 2, by Jason Shiga, THE TIME MUSEUM, by Matt Loux, INTO THE OUTLANDS, by Robert Christie and Deborah Lang, and SPILL ZONE, by Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland at the :01 booth.

:01 AUTHORS!
Nick Abadzis, Laika
Jorge Aguirre, Dragons Beware!
Penelope Bagieu, Exquisite Corpse
Nick Bertozzi, Shackleton
Molly Brooks, Science Comics: Flying Machines
Box Brown, Tetris
Jon Chad, Science Comics: Volcanoes
Robert Christie and Deborah Lang, Into the Outlands
Joe Flood, Science Comics: Dinosaurs
John Patrick Green, Hippopotamister
Asaf Hanuka and Tomer Hanuka, The Divine
Falynn Koch, Science Comics: Bats
Matt Loux, The Time Museum
Danica Novgorodoff, The Undertaking of Lily Chen
George O'Connor, Olympians
Adam Rapp and Mike Cavallaro, Decelerate Blue
Dave Roman, Astronaut Academy
Sara Varon, Sweaterweather
Scott Westerfeld, Spill Zone

TETRIS BY BOX BROWN - NYCC 2016 DEBUT

First Second is debuting TETRIS: THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
< http://io9.gizmodo.com/a-graphic-novel-about-making-tetris-shows-why-were-obse-1785356906>
 by *New York Times *bestselling author Box Brown at New York Comic-Con
this year. TETRIS is the fascinating, nonfiction graphic novel about the
true story of the world's most popular video game.

"This is a work about the bittersweet dissonances of artistic creativity
and commercial greed and the ephemeral yet crucial joy we get from making
things fall into place. If you’ve fallen out of love with the titular
game, *Tetris:
The Games People Play *will pull you right back in." -io9

"Brown takes us into the fascinating world of Tetris, from the story of its
Russian inventor, Alexey Pajitnov, and the bidding war it sparked to what
happens in your brain when you play the video game." -*Entertainment Weekly*

"Against the backdrop of the Cold War, the saga of Tetris played out like a
spy thriller, tragic deaths, corporate conspiracies, the prestige of
nations hanging in the balance." -*Boston Globe*

Box Brown is available for interview. Please see the full schedule of
TETRIS NYCC events below.

Thursday, October 6
*PANEL - Tetris: The Game that Hypnotized the World*
Time: 2:45pm-3:45pm
Location: 1A18, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Moderator: Eric Zimmerman, NYU Game Center
www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/31392/Tetris-The-Game-th
at-Hypnotized-the-World

SIGNING/TATTOO GIVEAWAY - Box Brown
Time: 4:00pm
Location: First Second Booth / Tetris, Andre the Giant

*OFFSITE - Tetris Launch Event @ Barcade w/ WORD Bookstore*
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Barcade, 163 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302
http://www.wordbookstores.com/event/jc-box-brown-presents-te
tris-games-people-play
< http://www.wordbookstores.com/event/jc-box-brown-presents-tetris-games-people-play>

Friday, October 7
SIGNING/TATTOO GIVEAWAY - Box Brown
Time: 2:00pm
Location: First Second Booth / Tetris, Andre the Giant

*OFFSITE - Adult Comics @ NYPL: Official NYCC Superweek Event*
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Jefferson Market Library, 425 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY
10011
Moderator: Joshua Rivera, GQ
https://www.nypl.org/blog/2016/09/20/nycc-library

Saturday, October 8
SIGNING/TATTOO GIVEAWAY - Box Brown
Time: 2:00pm
Location: First Second Booth / Tetris, Andre the Giant

*OFFSITE -Tetris Block Party @ RESOBOX*
*Celebrating The Launch of Box Brown?s Tetris: The Games People Play*
*Presented by RESOBOX & Attract Mode*
Time: 8:00pm
Location: RESOBOX, 41-26 27th St, Long Island City, NY 11101
http://resobox.com/event/the-tetris-block-party/
< http://resobox.com/event/the-tetris-block-party/>

Sunday, October 9
*PANEL - Celebrate First Second's 10th Anniversary*
Time: 12:15-1:15pm
Location: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 1B03
Moderator: Petra Mayer, NPR
http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/31339/Celebrate-F
irst-Seconds-10th-Anniversary

*PANEL - Comics in Real Life *
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Location: BookCon @ NYCC ? 500 W 36th Street
Moderator: Tim Leong, Entertainment Weekly
http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/31443/Comics-in-Real-Life