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Jason Jones and Samantha Bee at New York Comic Con

Jason Jones and Samantha Bee will be at New York Comic Con on Friday for a special fireside chat

Javits Center
655 W 34th St. at 12th Ave.
October 8-11, sold out

So you’re one of the lucky ones who got a ticket to New York Comic Con before they sold out. Now what? Navigating among the thousands of panels, signings, screenings, booths, cosplay contests, writing workshops, and fan meet-ups can be absolutely staggering, enough to send any relatively sane attendee off screaming onto Thirty-Fourth St. So we’ve done some of the work for you; below is a handful of our recommendations for each day. In addition, throughout the weekend, there will be autograph sessions with the following special guests: Danny Glover, Carl Lumbly, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Phil LaMarr, Kevin Conroy, Ron English, Grumpy Cat, Terry Brooks, David Mack, Finn Jones, Natalie Dormer, Todd McFarlane, John Hodgman, Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Andrea Romano, John Rhys-Davies, Orlando Jones, Greg Rucka, Jerry “the King” Lawler, Cassandra Clare, Tim Bradstreet, Billie Piper, Doug Jones, Walter Simonson, Jewel Staite, Jose Feliciano, John Leguizamo, Frank Miller, R.L. Stine, Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier, Chip Kidd, Ruben Bolling, and hundreds more.

Thursday, October 8
We Need More Diverse Comics, with Ivan Velez, Alex Simmons, Eric Dean Seaton, and Karen Green, moderated by Christian Zabriskie, Room 1AO5, 11:15 am

Andre the Giant: The Man Behind the Legend, with Robin Christensen-Roussimoff, Shannon Eric Denton, Jarrett Williams, and Michael Kingston, Room 1A24, 12:30

Gamera 50th Anniversary Event, NYCC Live Stage, Booth #656, 1:00

Nerdist Writers Panel, with Aaron Cohen, Ben Blacker, Brian Koppelman, and Craig Engler, Room 1A10, 3:00

Sean Bean Brings Legends to NYCC, with Sean Bean and Kenneth Biller, Empire Stage 1-E, 7:00

Friday, October 9
75 Spirited Years: Will Eisner & the Spirit, with Denis Kitchen, J. C. Vaughn, Karen Green, Melissa Bowersox, Michael Solof, and Paul Levitz, Room 1B03, 11:00 am

In Conversation with Seth Meyers: Late Night Host Discusses His Career in Comedy with’s Jesse David Fox, Room 1A10, 1:45

The Adventure Continues: A Justice League Reunion Event, with Andrea Romano, Carl Lumbly, George Newbern, Kevin Conroy, Maria Canals-Barrera, and Phil LaMarr, Empire Stage 1-E, 2:00

A Fireside Chat with Comedy’s First Couple Samantha Bee + Jason Jones, Room 1A10, 3:00

Wicked Reads, with Zac Brewer, April Genevieve Tucholke, Kim Liggett, Jake Halpern, Danielle Vega, Michael Buckley, and Danielle Paige, WORD Bookstore 1-B, 4:00

Pop Surrealism: Behind the Scenes with Top Artists and Galleries, with Camilla d’Errico, Carlo McCormick, Jonathan LeVine, Mab Graves, Tara McPherson, and Travis Louie, Room 1B03, 6:30

GOTHAMs Ben McKenzie and Robin Lord Taylor will sit down for a Warner Bros. panel at Comic Con on  Sunday (photo by Jessica Miglio/FOX; © 2015 Fox Broadcasting Co.)

GOTHAM’s Ben McKenzie and Robin Lord Taylor will sit down for a Warner Bros. panel at Comic Con on Sunday (photo by Jessica Miglio/FOX; © 2015 Fox Broadcasting Co.)

Saturday, October 10
Chicks Kick Ass — the Ongoing Epic, with Daniel Jose Older, Hannah Moskowitz, Kim Harrison, Melissa Grey, Rachel Vincent, and Sara Raasch, Room 121, 11:00

Firefly Reunion, with Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, and Jewel Staite, Main Stage 1-D, 11:30

Sexy, Scary and Seriously Funny: Rachel Rising and the Horror Comic Tradition, with Ben Saunders and Terry Moore, Room 1B03, 12:15

The X-Files, advance screening of first new episode and Q&A, with Chris Carter and David Duchovny, Moderated by Kumail Nanjiani, Main Stage 1-D, 1:15

The Last Witch Hunter, with Breck Eisner, Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie, and Vin Diesel, Main Stage 1-D, 3:15

Comics Creators Consuming Coffee: Where Food & Comics Collide, with C. B. Cebulski, Amy Chu, Steve Orlando, Justin Jordan, Regine Sawyer, Ryan Dunlavey, and Grady Hendrix, Room 1A05, 4:15

The Cyanide and Happiness Group Sketch Jam Panel, with Joel Watson, Kris Wilson, Rob Denbleyker, and Shawn Coss, Room 1A10, 8:00

Sunday, October 11
Goosebumps & The Baby-Sitters Club Revisited: A Conversation with R.L. Stine, Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier, and Dave Roman, Room 1A10, 10:45 am

Lucasfilm Presents: Star Wars: A Galactic Reader’s Theatre, with Michael Siglain, Adam Gidwitz, Alexandra Bracken, Chuck Wendig, Ian Doescher, and Tom Angleberger, Room 1A21, 12 noon

Darryl DMC McDaniels Presents: Boom! Bap! Pow! Hip-Hop & Comics! with Alan Ket, Chuck Creekmur, Kwame Holland, Bio, and Darryl DMC McDaniels, Room 1A18, 1:15|

Warner Bros. Television Takeover Featuring Gotham, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Blindspot, Supergirl, and Person of Interest, with Amy Acker, Arthur Darvill, Ashley Johnson, Audrey Esparza, Ben McKenzie, Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Ciara Renée, Cory Michael Smith, Glen Winter, Jaimie Alexander, James Frain, Jessica Lucas, Jim Caviezel, John Stephens, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Martin Gero, Michael Emerson, Phil Klemmer, Rob Brown, Robin Lord Taylor, and Sullivan Stapleton, Empire Stage 1-E, 1:30

Mad about MAD, with John Ficarra, Sam Viviano, Jonathan Bresman, Peter Kuper, and Tom Richmond, Room 1A21, 2:30

The 8 Doctors of Classic Doctor Who, with Andre Tessier, Barnaby Edwards, Deborah Stanish, Kathleen Schowalter, Ken Deep, and Lanaia DuBose, Room 1A10, 4:00

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