New York Comic Con draws ever nearer, and animated highlights continue to be added to the list of must-see panels, signings and other events. NYCC takes over the Javits Convention Center from Oct. 3-6. (newyorkcomiccon.com)
VIZ Media has lined up a weekend of official panels and autograph sessions featuring the creative staff and voice cast from its first original animated property, Seis Manos, and Frederator Studios’ Castlevania. As always, the VIZ Media booth (#2813) will be offering up freebies and retail exclusives/early releases — such as two exclusive Naruto 20th anniversary items (Primitive skate deck, poster), My Hero Academia and One-Punch Man manga replicas, Sailor Moon t-shirts, One-Punch Man enamel pins and more. Plus, VIZ will host portfolio reviews Friday and Saturday (sign up at viz.com/originals).
DreamWorks Animation, meanwhile, is bringing its own critically acclaimed Netflix original toon She-Ra and the Princesses of Power to the con with a big Sunday panel on the main stage, featuring EP Noelle Stevenson and the voices behind fan-favorite characters.
FRIDAY, OCT. 4
11:15 a.m. Shonen Jump Official Panel (Room 1A10) Are you a fan of Dragon Ball, One-Punch Man, Naruto, One Piece or BLEACH? Hang out with Team SHONEN JUMP and get the latest developments on new series from Japan, all-time fan favorites and what we’re doing to bring you the world’s best manga!
5:15 p.m. VIZ Media Official Panel with Special Guests from Frederator Studios Castlevania (Room 1A06) Join VIZ for a discussion about some of your favorite manga and anime. Plus, big news reveals, incredible guests and prizes! The panel will feature Castlevania creator and writer Warren Ellis and voice actors James Callis (voice of Alucard), Graham McTavish (voice of Dracula) and Alejandra Reynoso (voice of Sypha).
7:00 p.m. Warren Ellis Signing (NYCC Private Autograph Area*) Meet Warren Ellis, the creator, writer and executive producer of Frederator Studios Castlevania series for Netflix and receive a free poster.
SATURDAY, OCT. 5
1:00 p.m. Seis Manos Screening with Special Guest Q&A (Room 1A06) Catch a special screening of Seis Manos, an upcoming Netflix Original Anime Series, and a Q&A with special guests Alvaro Rodriguez (co-creator), Jonny Cruz (voice of Jesus) and Angelica Vale (voice of Garcia)!
2:30 p.m. Seis Manos Voice Cast and Co-Creator Signing (NYCC Private Autograph Area*) Join the cast and crew of Seis Manos, including Alvaro Rodriguez, Jonny Cruz and Angelica Vale in a special signing session and receive a personally autographed poster.
4:30 p.m. Frederator Studios Castlevania Creator and Voice Cast Signing (NYCC Private Autograph Area*) Meet Warren Ellis, Sam Deats, Adam Deats, James Callis, Graham McTavish and Alejandra Reynoso in this special signing session.
6:30 p.m. VIZ Media Presents Frederator Studios Castlevania Panel (Main Stage) Get an in-depth look into Castlevania, the hit Netflix Original Anime Series, with members of the cast and the creative team!
SUNDAY, OCT. 6
11:00 a.m. The Evolutionary Art of Transformers Panel (Room 1A06) Join Transformers: A Visual History author Jim Sorenson, Hasbro Global Director of Publishing Michael Kelly, artists Livio Ramondelli and Andrew Griffith, and other special guests as they celebrate 35 years of artwork from one of the world’s most beloved franchises.
12:15 p.m. DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Main Stage) Heyyy Comic Con…! Join executive producer Noelle Stevenson and voice stars Aimee Carrero (Adora/She-Ra), Karen Fukuhara (Glimmer), Marcus Scribner (Bow), AJ Michalka (Catra) and Lauren Ash (Scorpia) for an in depth conversation (and some surprises) moderated by TV Guide Features Editor Krutika Mallikarjuna.
1:00 p.m. Transformers: A Visual History Writer Signing (VIZ Media Booth #1336) Transformers archivist and author Jim Sorenson visits the booth in this special signing session.
*Tickets for the autograph area are distributed via pre-show lottery. Please see New York Comic Con’s Autograph Policy for more information.