New York Comic Con may be a little while off yet – once again taking over the Javits Centre in The City So Great They Named It Twice over the weekend of 4th-7th October 2018 – but the time is right for organisers ReedPOP to send out the First Wave of Special Guests, featuring some cool names, right off the bat… especially if you watched US kids telly when you were a nipper.
NYCC 2018 will be featuring a BOY MEETS WORLD reunion of sorts when stars Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel and Will Friedle meet and greet with fans, and the evergreen draw (see what I did there?) that is Jason David Frank (Green Ranger, MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS) will no doubt pull the crowds out of the woodwork. As somebody who recently hosted the man’s Q&A panels at EM-Con Nottingham‘s show, I can report from first hand experience, he’s literally all about his fans.
Adding to the list is voice talent Josh Grelle from absurdly-popular YURI ON ICE and our very own MARK SHEPPARD from that there SUPERNATURAL (a man who delights on turning panels and meet-and-greets into chaotic spectacles, as seen at MCM Birmingham, earlier this year), and you have some tasty fan interactions right there.
In the not-so-interactive-but-still-massively cool attractions, scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson and kinda-scientist Adam Savage will be on hand, hosting panels on days throughout the weekend (not all weekend, mind, so keep note). All of today’s announced guests are listed below.
Also listed on the website is the truly outstanding Comics Special Guests which, if my opinion means a damn thing, actually out plays the Entertainment Guests at this point but that hardly surprising, considering that NYCC is acknowledged as having pretty much the finest Artist Alley in all on conventiondom. From legends such as Walt and Louise Simonson, Arthur Adams and Gerry Duggan, to contemporary comics creatives such as DARK KNIGHTS: METAL‘s Greg Capullo and Scott Snyder, MISTER MIRACLE‘s Tom King and Mitch Gerads, Jen Bartel, Joelle Jones and Jae Lee, it’s one hell of a line-up.
Details for the Auto and Photo Sessions will arrive in due course – keep a track on all the latest NYCC 2018 news by following the events Homepage at www.newyorkcomiccon.com, as well as on their social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Friendster. Okay, just kidding on that last one.
ENTERTAINMENT GUESTS – Panels Only
- Adam Savage (MYTHBUSTERS) SATURDAY ONLY
- Neil deGrasse Tyson (STARTALK RADIO) THURSDAY ONLY
ENTERTAINMENT GUESTS – Autos, Photos, Panels
- Ben Savage (BOY MEETS WORLD / GIRL MEETS WORLD)
- Danielle Fishel (BOY MEETS WORLD / GIRL MEETS WORLD)
- Will Friedle (BOY MEETS WORLD / GIRL MEETS WORLD / BATMAN BEYOND)
- Jason David Frank (POWER RANGERS)
- Josh Grelle (YURI ON ICE / ATTACK ON TITAN)
- MARK SHEPPARD (SUPERNATURAL / BATTLESTAR GALACTICA)
- Aaron Lopresti (WONDER WOMAN/CONAN / MS. MARVEL)
- Adriana Melo (PLASTIC MAN)
- Arthur Adams (UNCANNY X-MEN)
- Clay Mann (BATMAN)
- Donny Cates (THANOS / VENOM / GOD COUNTRY)
- Eduardo Pansica (GREEN LANTERNS / BATWING)
- Emanuela Lupacchino (SUPERGIRL)
- Fábio Moon (TWO BROTHERS / CASANOVA)
- Gabriel Bá (UMBRELLA ACADEMY / TWO BROTHERS / CASANOVA)
- Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL / GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY)
- Greg Capullo (DARK NIGHTS: METAL)
- Jae Lee (SUPERMAN/BATMAN / THE DARK TOWER)
- James Tynion IV (DETECTIVE COMICS, JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE)
- Jen Bartel (BLACKBIRD)
- Joshua Williamson (THE FLASH / BIRTHRIGHT)
- Joyce Chin (RED SONJA / TOMB RAIDER)
- Joëlle Jones (BATMAN / LADY KILLER)
- Ken Lashley (X-MEN GOLD / BLACK PANTHER)
- Louise Simonson (X-FACTOR / POWER PACK)
- Mitch Gerads (MISTER MIRACLE / SHERIFF OF BABYLON)
- Peter Tomasi (SUPERMAN / GREEN LANTERN)
- Robson Rocha (GREEN LANTERNS)
- Rogê Antônio (BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY / NIGHTWING)
- Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT / ABBOT)
- Sam Humpries (GREEN LANTERNS / BLACKBIRD)
- Scott Snyder (DARK NIGHTS: METAL)
- Tom King (BATMAN / MISTER MIRACLE)
- Walter Simonson (THE MIGHTY THOR)
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