New York Comic Con is less than two weeks away! Scholastic is celebrating the most exciting pop culture event on the East Coast in a big way; with an all-star lineup of authors and artists including Kazu Kibuishi ( ), Gale Galligan ( ), Molly Ostertag ( / ), Kristen Gudsnuk ( ), Ru Xu (NewsPrints) and more, special announcements, and panels that can’t be missed! A full list of events and activities on-and-off the show floor can be found below.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5th
4:00 – 5:00 PM: Share Your Smile: Spotlight on Raina Telgemeier
Location: Shop Studios, Level 4, 528 W 39th St
Raina Telgemeier, the bestselling, Eisner Award-winning author behind Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts, talks about her books, life, and what comes next. Go behind the panels to learn about this beloved author, and hear an exclusive announcement.
Ticket Price: $22.00
You do not need a New York Comic Con badge to attend this event. Ticket price includes a signed copy of Smile and a Raina gift bag including a sample of her next book
6:00 – 8:00 PM: Books of Wonder Graphic Novel Superstars
Location: Books of Wonder, 18 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011
A moderated Q&A, followed by a group signing
Participants: Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), Molly Ostertag (The Witch Boy), Gale Galligan (The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels), Kristen Gudsnuk (Making Friends), Luke Pearson (Hilda and the Troll), Gustavo Borges (Petals), Sean Rubin (Bolivar)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7th
2:00 – 3:00 PM: The Drawesome Panel
Location: Shop Studios, 4th level, 528 W 39th St
See the creators of your favorite kids comics draw live! Graphix authors answer audience questions and demonstrate how they make the characters kids love. Attendees will receive an exclusive signed poster!
Panelists: Kazu Kibushi (Amulet), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Molly Ostertag (The Hidden Witch), Gale Galligan (The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels), Kristen Gudnsuk (Making Friends), and Ru Xu (NewsPrints)
Ticket Price: $24.00
Attendees will receive their choice of pre-signed paperback book from the panelists + a Graphix gift bag including an exclusive poster
Panels at the Javits Center (a NYCC badge is required)
Thursday, October 4th
4:00 – 5:00 PM: Women of AFK: Books Based on Halo, World of Warcraft, & Five Nights at Freddy’s
Location: Javits Center, Room 1B03
Game developers, authors, and publishers are taking gaming offline and expanding the world of your favorite video game brands through books. Hear from the women behind the books for Five Nights at Freddy’s, Halo, and World of Warcraft, and more.
Panelists: Cassandra Rose Clark (Halo: Battle Born), Chloe Fraboni (Senior Editor, Scholastic), Carly Anne West (Hello Neighbor: Missing Pieces)
Saturday, October 6th
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Archie Comics Forever: Riverdale and Beyond
Location: Javits Center, Room 1A24
Join your pals from Archie Comics for exclusive news and announcements about your favorite comics! Plus, get a look ahead at Riverdale Season 3 and Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series!
Moderated by Ron Cacace
Panelists: Micol Ostow (Riverdale: The Day Before) Jon Goldwater (Publisher/CEO, Riverdale EP), Victor Gorelick (Co-President/Editor-in-Chief), Mike Pellerito (Co-President), Alex Segura (Co-President), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Chief Creative Officer, Riverdale EP), Nick Spencer (Writer- ARCHIE), Jamie L. Rotante (Writer – BETTY & VERONICA), Frank Tieri (Writer – JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER), and Dan Parent (Artist – ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN ’66).
Sunday, October 7th
2:45 – 3:45 PM: Futurecasting
Location: Javits Center, Room 1A18
Is science fiction innately optimistic, even if the outlook is dire? After all, even if characters are struggling in a non-utopian environment, one can argue that the fact the mere existence of humans in the future is a triumph of the species in itself.
Moderated by Kass Morgan (Light Years)
Panelists: Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders (The Rule of One), Michael Moreci (Black Star Renegades, We Are Mayhem), Seth Fried (The Municipalists), and Scott Westerfeld (Impostors, Spill Zone: The Broken Vow)
October 4th through October 7th
All Day: The Hunger Games Street Team
Location: Javits Center
Katniss Everdeen will be at the Javits Center with the Hunger Games street team to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games street team will distribute Hunger Game stickers, and attendees can take a photo with Katniss and tag Scholastic on social media in order to be entered for a chance to win a boxed set signed by Suzanne Collins #TheHungerGames10