The reports from the NYCC 2012 are still coming in fast and furious! Stay tuned for more.
Lots more NYCC goodness coming your way.
Here is what is going on at the DC booth today including a cast signing for Person of Interest:
Via DC Comics:
Wristbands will be distributed at the following times:
Grant Morrison – 10:00
Jim Lee – 1:00
Geoff Johns – 2:00
Scott Snyder – 3:00
The New York Comic Con will be providing live streaming from their panels taking place in the IGN Theater, and we have it for you right here on Convention Scene.
Friday, October 12
(12:00pm to 8:00pm)
AMC Presents Kevin Smith’s Comic Book Men (2:45 PM), Open Road Films Presents: SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D (4:00 PM), Robot Chicken (6:00 PM)
Saturday, October 13
(10:00am to 8:00pm)
Haven (10:30 AM), Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2! (12:15 PM), The Conjuring (1:30 PM), The Bay (2:15 PM), Beautiful Creatures (3:00 PM), Carrie (3:45 PM), Evil Dead (4:15 PM), AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Panel Event (5:00 PM), FIREFLY 10th Anniversary Special Event – First Look (6:45 PM)
Sunday, October 14
(10:00am to 5:00pm)
Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A (11:00 AM), Halo 4: The Master Chief Returns and Multiplayer goes to Infinity (12:00 PM)
It has begun! The 2012 edition of the New York Comic Con got underway yesterday. We’ll be adding lots of links, photos, videos, etc. here so keep checking back.
DIRECTOR GUILLERMO DEL TORO TO SIGN EXCLUSIVE PIECE OF ART IN THE LEGENDARY ENTERTAINMENT BOOTH AT NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2012
New York, NY – October 11, 2012 – Pacific Rim will be front and center at the Legendary Entertainment booth during New York Comic-Con 2012. Director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) will headline the activities when he signs an exclusive piece of art at the Legendary booth on Friday, October 12 at 2 pm. The art will also be unveiled at the Legendary panel on Friday, October 12 at 5:15 pm. The art was created by Spanish artist Raúl Monge (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy 2), who serves as a Concept Artist for the Pacific Rim movie.
“Raúl is one of my top concept designers. The idea with this particular piece was to emulate an old WWII propaganda poster/flyer that went along with the world we were creating,” said del Toro. “It symbolizes rationing – voluntary work force, no guts, no glory kind of heroism.”
In other Pacific Rim activities, del Toro is also announcing a Pacific Rim graphic novel that will serve as a prequel to the upcoming film. A must-read for anyone who wants to see the movie, the graphic novel will serve as a prequel, providing important details on the characters and the lead up to the story arc of the movie. Written by the film’s writer Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans), the graphic novel is written in three distinct parts – covering the in-world history from the first attack up to just before the movie, Additionally, the Legendary booth will, once again, be home to the pilot costumes worn by Charlie Hunnam and the female Russian pilot in the film.
About Pacific Rim
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes – a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) – who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Oscar® nominee Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) is directing the epic sci-fi action adventure from a script by Travis Beacham (“Clash of the Titans”). Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Mary Parent are producing, with Callum Greene serving as executive producer.
The film stars Hunnam (TV’s “Sons of Anarchy”), Idris Elba (“Thor”), Kikuchi (“The Brothers Bloom”), Charlie Day (“Horrible Bosses”), and Ron Perlman (the “Hellboy” films). The ensemble cast also includes Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, and Brad William Henke.
Del Toro’s behind-the-scenes team includes Academy Award®-winning director of photography Guillermo Navarro, production designer Andrew Neskoromny, editor Peter Amundson, and costume designer Kate Hawley.
Slated for release in Summer 2013, the film is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
ABOUT LEGENDARY ENTERTAINMENT
Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television (Legendary Television) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to mainstream audiences with a targeted focus on the powerful fandom demographic. Through complete or joint ownership, Legendary is building a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world’s most popular intellectual property. Among the wholly-owned projects that Legendary Pictures is currently developing in-house are the upcomingSeventh Son, directed by Sergei Bodrov; the Jackie Robinson biopic 42; an adaptation of the phenomenally successful interactive game universe Warcraft; Godzilla, based on Toho Company’s famed character; Warren Ellis’ Gravel; and Mass Effect, based on Electronic Arts’ and BioWare’s hit videogame franchise. Upcoming Legendary releases with partner Warner Bros. include the highly anticipated Pacific Rim, as well as Hangover 3, Man of Steel, Jack the Giant Killer, 300: Battle of Artemisium, and this summer’s The Dark Knight Rises. Previous successful Legendary and Warner Bros. releases include the critically acclaimed Inception, which has been a box office smash grossing more than $823 million worldwide, as well as the global blockbusters The Hangover, Parts I and II(over $1 billion worldwide total), Clash of the Titans ($493 million worldwide), The Dark Knight ($1 billion worldwide), and 300 ($456 million worldwide). The Legendary Comics division just released The Tower Chronicles, an all-new original IP created by Thomas Tull and developed by Tull and Matt Wagner (Grendel, Mage). Upcoming projects include Pacific Rim Graphic Novel, Annihilator (Grant Morrison), Shadow Walk (Mark Waid, Max Brooks, Shane Davis), and The Majestic Files (J. Michael Straczynski).
Archie Comics isn’t just about the FREE SWAG at New York Comic Con! Okay, so you’ve been to one of our awesome panels and you got your FREE gift bag filled with Archie goodies, but what’s the next step? Get those comics signed by your favorite Archie creators, of course! This year’s signing schedule is packed with so much talent that we can barely believe it ourselves, so be sure to work some Archie signings into your busy NYCC schedule. Stop by the Archie Booth, BOOTH #1720, and meet the talented individuals who make Archie Comics possible. We’ll see you at the show!
ARCHIE COMICS SIGNING SCHEDULE – NYCC 2012
All signings will take place at the Archie Comics Booth #1720 unless otherwise noted
Thursday, October 11th
5:00 – 6:00: Fiona Staples (Life with Archie)
6:00 – 7:00: Mike Norton (Life with Archie, New Crusaders)
Friday, October 12th
1:00 – 2:00: Pat & Tim Kennedy (Life with Archie)
2:00 – 3:00: Fernando Ruiz, Andrew Pepoy, Janice Chiang (Life with Archie)
3:00 – 4:00: Ian Flynn, Alitha Martinez, Mike Norton, Ryan Jampole (New Crusaders)
4:00 – 5:00: Dan Parent, Alex Simmons (Archie: Clash of the New Kids)
5:00 – 6:00: Ian Flynn, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man)
Saturday, October 13th
10:00 – 11:00: Paul Kupperberg, Pat & Tim Kennedy (Life with Archie)
11:00 – 12:00: Michael Uslan, Janice Chiang, Jack Morelli (Life with Archie)
12:00 – 1:00: Tom DeFalco, Fernando Ruiz, Tom Chu, Jack Morelli (Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.)
12:00 – 1:00: Ian Flynn, Spaz, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog /Mega Man) – CAPCOM Booth #2120
1:00 – 2:00: Ian Flynn, Spaz, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog /Mega Man)
2:00 – 3:00: Craig Yoe, Victor Gorelick (Art of Betty & Veronica)
3:00 – 4:00: Ian Flynn, Alitha Martinez, Ryan Jampole (New Crusaders)
4:00 – 5:00: Batton Lash, Paul Castiglia (Best of Archie 1 & 2)
5:00 – 6:00: Dan Parent, Alex Simmons (Archie: Clash of the New Kids)
Sunday, October 14th
11:00 – 12:00: Michael Uslan, Fernando Ruiz, Jack Morelli (Life with Archie)
12:00 – 1:00: Dan Parent (Kevin Keller/Archie Meets KISS)
12:00 – 1:00: Ian Flynn, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog /Mega Man) – CAPCOM Booth #2120
1:00 – 2:00: Ian Flynn, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog /Mega Man)
3:00 – 4:00: Ian Flynn, John Workman (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Fresh off playing to packed and enthusiastic audiences in Tucson and Montreal last month, an abridged version of Kill Shakespeare: The Live Stage Reading – based on the successful IDW Publishing comic book series – makes its American comic convention debut this Saturday at the New York Comic Con.
The show will run on Saturday, October 13th at 11am on the Variant Stage and will be free for any New York Comic Con attendee.
Adapted by comic creators Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery, The Live Stage Reading provides viewers with a unique mixture of comic art, radio-play-style drama, music, and audience interaction.
“I think fans of the Bard, fans of comics, and especially fans of fantasy adventure or literary mash-up tales like Kill Shakespeare are going to have a great time,” says McCreery. “The show is unlike anything else you’ll find at comic-cons and the ability for audience members to play a part is something that has gone over really well.”
The stage show will be produced in association with New York’s acclaimed Gideon Productions. Artistic Director Jordana Williams will direct a special one-hour version of the show and feature some of New York’s top up-and-coming theatrical talent.
“Most of the actors and I started out doing classical theater, then moved into wilder, pulpier, more experimental stuff,” says Williams. “Kill Shakespeare is all that and a bag of chips, and we’re having the time of our lives. I think New York is going to love it!”
New York will mark the fourth stop on Kill Shakespeare’s North American tour having played to full houses in Toronto, Tucson, and Montreal before finishing 2012 in Rochester and capped by an eight show performance in Halifax. In 2013, shows are already booked for Chicago, Toronto and Dubai, with stops at other conventions in the works.
About the show
Kill Shakespeare: The Live Stage Reading is a 90-minute interactive stage show that highlights projected images of comic art from the Kill Shakespeare graphic novels and involves actors reading the dialogue as if in a radio drama. This format allows audience members to watch performers improvise music and foley live on-stage. The show also encourages audience participation. The play was originally commissioned by Toronto’s Young Centre for the Performing Arts and performed by the acclaimed Soulpepper Theatre Company in fall, 2011. Soulpepper’s Toby Malone has served as dramaturge for the piece.
About the series
Kill Shakespeare is an adventure story that pits all of Shakespeare’s greatest heroes (including Hamlet, Juliet, Falstaff, Othello, Puck) against the Bard’s most menacing villains (including Richard III, Lady Macbeth, Iago) in a quest to track down and kill – or save – a reclusive wizard by the name of William Shakespeare. The third installment of the tale will start hitting comic shops in February 2013. The series was nominated for a 2011 Harvey Award for Best New Comic Series and 2011 and 2012 Joe Shuster Awards for Comic Writing. The series has been covered by NPR, BBC, The Washington Post, CBC and The New York Times. In October 2011, Kill Shakespeare was chosen by the Sundance Institute as one of six projects for the inaugural New Frontiers Story Lab.
DC has announced their signing schedule for today at NYCC 2012.