Star Wars at New York Comic-Con!

StarWars.com Team | October 12, 2011

Hey Star Wars fans, get ready to invade New York Comic-Con, Oct 13-16! Whether you’re in the Big Apple to check out the latest Star Wars news or to add some cool swag to your collection, there’s something for everyone!

Here’s all the fun Star Wars events and panels planned for NYCC!

STAR WARS EVENTS/PANELS:

FRIDAY

Star Wars: The Blueprints by J.W. Rinzler
Date: Friday, October 14
10:45-11:45 am
Location: 1A03
New York Times best-selling author and Lucasfilm Executive Editor J.W. Rinzler (author of The Making of Star Wars) discusses his latest book–about the unsung heroes of the Star Wars movies: the production designers, set dressers, and draftsmen in UK art departments. Rinzler will show how they designed the iconic sets of the original trilogy and show exclusive photos–from Star Wars: The Blueprints. Special guest: Les Dilley, Academy Award winning art director of Star Wars.

Star Wars Collectibles with Chris Spitale
Date: Friday, October 14
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Location: 1A15
Lucas Licensing’s Senior Manager of Global Product Development, Chris Spitale, moderates a Star Wars collectibles panel, previewing the latest offerings from eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles.

Dark Horse Presents: 25 Years of Publishing and Beyond
Date: Friday, October 14
1:30-2:30 pm
Location: Room 1A15
Join Dark Horse’s senior managing editor, Scott Allie, and director of public relations, Jeremy Atkins, for a look at all that the publisher has on tap for the coming year. In addition to news about all of the hot new fall titles, like Orchid, The Strain, and House of Night, we look to 2012 for a sneak peek at what fans can expect in not only the company’s flagship anthology Dark Horse Presents, but also Star Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and more! Guests include Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Orchid), Brian Wood (DMZ, Northlanders, The Massive), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Rick Remender (Fear Agent, Uncanny X-Force, The Punisher), Jerome Opea (Fear Agent, The Punisher), Tony Moore (Fear Agent, The Walking Dead), and more.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Main Panel
Date: Friday, October 14
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Location: MTV Theater, 1A10
Check online guide for further details on this panel.

Robot Chicken Signing
Date: Friday October 14
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Location: Room 1E07
Featuring: Seth Green (co-creator), Matt Senreich (co-creator),
Zeb Wells (writer) and Doug Goldstein (head writer and co-producer)

Star Wars Crafts with Bonnie Burton
Date: Friday, October 14
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: 1B03
Give in to the power of the crafty side! Find out how to turn felt and googly eyes into a Jedi Master with this fun hands-on bag puppet tutorial. The Star Wars Craft Book (Del Rey/LucasBooks) author Bonnie Burton shows fans of all ages how to make Star Wars bag puppets from her new book. Bonnie is also the author of You Can Draw Star Wars (DK Publishing) and Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Klutz Books).

Star Wars Trivia Contest
Date: Friday, October 14
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Location: Hasbro Stage
Come and compete for great Star Wars prizes in New York Comic Con’s Star Wars Trivia Contest. This last person standing contest is open to all and will be hosted by Star Wars artist Kevin Liell. So brush-up on your Star Wars knowledge and get ready for the biggest trivia contest in the galaxy!

Hasbro Star Wars Action Figure Panel
Date: Friday, October 14
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: 1A23
Join members of Hasbro’s Star Wars Marketing and Design team as they discuss current and upcoming toys and action figures and reveal some never before seen upcoming figures!

Adult Swim: Robot Chicken
Date: Friday, October 14
5:15 – 6:00 pm
Location: IGN Theater
Seth Green (co-creator), Matthew Senreich (co-creator), Zeb Wells (writer), and Doug Goldstein (head writer and co-producer) discuss their incredibly-popular and award-winning series Robot Chicken and provide a sneak peek of season 5.5, premiering Oct. 23 at 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim.

Star Wars: The Old Republic — Q&A Panel with MMORPG.com
Date: Friday, October 14
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: American Airlines Theater, 1A06

Mark Hamill Spotlight
Date: Friday, October 14
7:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: MTV Theater, 1A10
While most known for his lead role in the classic Star Wars Trilogy, Mark is also a prolific voice actor who has lent his voice to hundreds of cartoons including Batman: The Animated Series, The Simpsons, Samurai Jack and Powerpuff Girls. Also, an avid comic book collector and writer, Hamill created his own comic book anti-hero, The Black Pearl, for Dark Horse Comics. Meet Mark Hamill in the spotlight panel!


SATURDAY

Red Tails: A Dogfight from All Angles – Actor, Airman and Artist
Date: Saturday, October 15
12:15 – 1:15 pm
Location: American Airlines Theater, 1A06
Lucasfilm’s Red Tails, a high-flying action epic inspired by the heroic exploits of the first all African-American aerial combat unit, is set to fly into theaters on January 20, 2012. An inspirational action film, Red Tails is about a squadron of exceptional young men who triumph over incredible odds to become the top gun pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen. This panel brings together actors from the film, artists from world-renowned visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic and a real American hero — one of the original Tuskegee Airman. Be among the very first to see an exclusive clip from the movie — a spine-tingling dogfight sequence! Miles Perkins, Director of Marketing and Communications for ILM moderates as the group discusses what it was like to act, create and live the action of an aerial dogfight.

Star Wars Art of Comics with Jonathan Rinzler
Date: Saturday, October 15
2:45 – 3:45 pm
Location: 1A02
Lucasfilm and Abrams Books host a panel on Star Wars Art: Comics, the new book that celebrates the best of Star Wars comics. Panelists, to be confirmed, are renown comic book artists Frank Quitely and Amanda Conner, as well as lauded comic book writer Dennis O’Neil. Moderated by NY Times bestselling author and Lucasfilm executive editor J. W. Rinzler and Abrams editor Eric Klopfer.

Drew Struzan Documentary Panel
Date: Saturday, October 15
9:00 pm
Location: Room 1A24
To celebrate the forthcoming completion of Drew: The Man Behind The Poster, a portion of the documentary feature film, which examines the life, craft and iconic portfolio of film poster artist Drew Struzan, will screen at the New York Comic Con. A discussion about the film, the artists, the artwork, and the ever-changing landscape of movie and entertainment advertising will follow the screening. In attendance will be Cinematographer/Supervising Editor, Greg Boas, Producer, Charles Ricciardi and Director, Erik P. Sharkey, as well as Steve Saffel, Titan Books Senior Acquisitions Editor for The Art of Drew Struzan and Drew Struzan: Oeuvre along with special guest, and participant in the Drew documentary, Carroll Spinney, Sesame Street‘s legendary puppeteer and performer of the Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch characters. Other celebrity guests may also attend. Audience members will be given a limited edition Drew Struzan poster (while supplies last).

SUNDAY

Drawing Star Wars with Bonnie Burton and Katie Cook
Date: Sunday, October 16
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Location: 1B03
You Can Draw: Star Wars author Bonnie Burton and The Clone Wars web comic artist Katie Cook help kids draw fun Star Wars characters. Author Bonnie Burton has also written Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Klutz Books). Artist Katie Cook (Katiecandraw.com) has done licensed art for Star Wars, Fraggle Rock, DC, Marvel, and more!

Del Rey Star Wars Books Panel
Date: Sunday, October 16
2:45 – 3:45 pm
Location: 1A24
Join Del Rey editors Frank Parisi and Erich Schoeneweiss as they discuss upcoming Star Wars books from Del Rey and answer your questions. Special guests: Drew Karpyshyn, author of the Star Wars: Darth Bane novels and the upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan, and Jason Fry, co-author of Star Wars: The Essential Atlas and author of the upcoming Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare. Limited prizes to be awarded, while supplies last.

Hasbro
Date: Sunday, October 16
3:00 – 4:15 pm
Location: Hasbro Stage
Join Hasbro for fun-filled looks at some of their most popular brands!

Star Wars Crafts with Bonnie Burton
Date: Sunday, October 16
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: 1B03
Give in to the power of the crafty side! Find out how to turn felt and googly eyes into a Jedi Master with this fun hands-on bag puppet tutorial. The Star Wars Craft Book (Del Rey/LucasBooks) author Bonnie Burton shows fans of all ages how to make Star Wars bag puppets from her new book. Bonnie is also the author of You Can Draw Star Wars (DK Publishing) and Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Klutz Books).

AUTHOR SIGNINGS:

At the Del Rey booth:

Drew Karpyshyn: Friday 11:00-12:00 (Darth Bane: Path of Destruction)
Drew Karpyshyn: Saturday 11:00-12:00 (Darth Bane: Path of Destruction)
Bonnie Burton: Saturday 1:00-2:00 (Star Wars Craft Book)
Joe Schreiber: Saturday 3:00-4:00 (Death Troopers)
Drew Karpyshyn: Sunday 4:00-5:00 (Darth Bane: Path of Destruction)

Artist Portfolio Reviews with Lucasfilm’s Troy Alders
Date: Saturday & Sunday
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: Room 1C05

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