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New York Comic Con: Star Wars  Books Panel Recap

Aaron Goins | October 15, 2012

NY Comic Con

Today was the second day of one of the largest comic conventions on the East Coast, New York Comic Con. The panel I was most looking forward to was the Star Wars Books panel.  The panel featured authors Timothy Zahn, Pablo Hidalgo, and Jason Fry, and Del Rey editors Jen Heddle, Erich Schoeneweiss, and Frank Parisi. Frank Parisi acted as the panel moderator.

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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!

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NYCC Droid 2-Pack Hallmark Exclusive

StarWars.com Team | September 15, 2011

Hallmark will continue its 2011 celebration of the Star Wars saga with a Hallmark Keepsake Ornament two-pack to be sold exclusively this fall at New York Comic Con, October 13-16.

The astromech droids R2-Q5 and R2-A3 will be featured as Keepsake Ornaments sold together during the popular culture convention, scheduled October 13-16 at the Javits Center in New York City.

You’ll recall the black and bronze-bodied R2-Q5 being assigned to the second Death Star as the red-trimmed R2-A3 flew along with X-wing pilot Wedge Antilles. This special-edition Keepsake Ornament two-pack was created specifically for the event with a limited production of 800.

Visitors to the Hallmark booth will receive a series of collectible buttons featuring quotes from the 2012 line of Star Wars gifts, which will be available exclusively at Hallmark Gold Crown stores. A different design in the series will be given away in limited quantities on each day of the convention.

Other activities include visits from Star Wars characters courtesy of the 501st Legion, a sneak peek of Hallmark’s Star Wars products planned for 2012 and fun giveaways. If you are attending New York Comic Con this year, be sure to drop by Hallmark at Booth 110 within the dynamic Star Wars Pavillion to catch all the action.

Dark Horse Dives Into NJO-era

StarWars.com Team | February 7, 2009

Some breaking news out of New York Comic-Con — Dark Horse Comics is telling an original comics story set during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion previously chronicled in the best-selling New Jedi Order series from Del Rey Books. This is no adaptation or retelling of a novel — no, Star Wars: Invasion is a brand new story by writer Tom Taylor and artist Colin Wilson. It starts this summer, first as an online preview, and then as a regular print comic.

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Comic Book Resources has the scoop, with an interview with Taylor including art work samples from the series, and they look fantastic. The Yuuzhan Vong in full color glory — believe us, Skrulls have nothing on the Vong. These sickos killed Chewbacca, for crying out loud.

Click here for the announce (with Wilson interview) and here for a follow up interview with Taylor.