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Dark Horse Announces NYCC 2023 Programming


Dark Horse returns to New York Comic Con! Below, find our full panel schedule taking place at NYCC from Thursday-Sunday. Details and guests may be added or subject to change.


Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visit the NYCC programming list here to see more details, add to your schedule, and find more panels featuring Dark Horse creators, as well as guidelines for attending panels.


4:45-5:30 PM
ICv2: The Future of Direct Market: Where Do We Go From Here?
*This panel is open to industry professionals with Artist Alley, Professional, Panelist, Exhibitor, and Press badge types only. The final session at the ICv2 Insider Talks: Direct Market Summit, and Comic Industry Social Hour, at New York Comic Con will bring together a panel of industry thought leaders, led by Eisner-nominated ICv2 writer Rob Salkowitz, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Direct Market with a look ahead to its future. “On the Future of the Direct Market panel, I’ll be leading a conversation between creators, publishers and retailers on ways we can update the concept of the comic bookstore while keeping the elements that have made the Direct Market so resilient over the past 50 years,” Salkowitz said in laying out his plans. Panelists for The Future of the Direct Market: Where Do We Go from Here? (4:45-5:30) include three Direct Market retailers, each a leader in their field, an executive from a major Direct Market publisher, and an innovative creator.
Panelists: Stu Colson, Dimitrios Fragiskatos, Jenn Haines, Jamal Igle, Cara O’Neil, moderated by Rob Salkowitz. Room: River Pavilion (professional programming)



12:00PM-1:00 PM
Dark Horse Horror Hour
Calling all horror hounds! Gather to commune about horror comics in all their ghoulish glory with this gruesomely talented group. From Count Crowley to the Headless Horseman Halloween AnnualWhere Monsters Lie to Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?Book of Evil to Canary and more–we’ll be discussing comics that are sure to keep readers up at night.
Panelists: David Dastmalchian, Leah Kilpatrick, Eric Powell, Harold Schechter, Kyle Starks, Scott Snyder, moderated by Aaron Sagers. Room: 406.3

3:00-4:00 PM
Water, Earth, Fire, Air: Continuing the Avatar Legacy
Abrams Books, Dark Horse Comics, Nickelodeon, and Magpie Games are thrilled to treat fans to a panel worthy of the Avatar! Join publishing’s creators and writers of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra for an exploration of the beloved world.
Panelists: Faith Erin Hicks (Avatar: The Last Airbender: Suki, Alone and more), F.C. Yee (Chronicles of the Avatar), James Mendez Hodes (Magpie Games), Lynn Kestin-Sessler (Senior Creative Director, Nickelodeon Podcasts), moderated by Cara O’Neil (Dark Horse Comics). Room: 406.1



1:00-2:00 PM
World of Iyanu: The Ascension of African Fantasy in Comics & Animation
Roye Okupe’s YouNeek Studios creates comics inspired by African history, mythology, and culture, all by an all-star team of African creators. Now, their hit young adult graphic novel series Iyanu: Child of Wonder is being adapted into an animated series from Cartoon Network/Max/Lion Forge Animation, coming soon! Hear more from the team about creating these new worlds in comics and adapting to animation.
Panelists: Roye Okupe, Brandon Easton, Cara O’Neil, moderated by Karama Horne. Room: 408

1:30-2:30 PM
Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away…
From the days of the glorious High Republic to the Age of Rebellion to the time of the fearsome First Order, join some of Lucasfilm Publishing’s all-star authors including Megan Crouse, Claudia Gray, John Jackson Miller, Charles Soule, and E.K. Johnston as they discuss stories from throughout the entire Star Wars saga. Including reveals, announcements, special guests, and sneak peeks! Moderated by Lucasfilm Publishing Creative Director Michael Siglain. Room: 1B02

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