New York Comic Con 2014 (NYCC) is the second largest of the US comic conventions. The event takes place at The Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen New York from 9th to 12th October. The majority of the event is more focused on comics than it’s West Coast counterpart in San Diego and with increasing TV and movie elements NYCC has getting bigger and more popular each year whilst retaining its focus on comics and the comic industry. This years event being the most popular to date as four-day tickets sold out in 40 minutes..The Senior Vice President of event organisers ReedPop Lance Fensterman sent an open letter to fans explaining how big the event is getting with the example that in 2013 four day tickets for the event took 8 weeks to sell out. It’s a really exciting event with a big line up of Comic, animation and TV panels.
Gotham TV Podcast will be in New York from 5th to 14th October and we’ll be covering as many of the events as we possibly can. The big event for us of course is the Gotham panel on Sunday 12th October. Currently scheduled as a Special Video Presentation and Q&A with many of the cast attending this home town event at 1.15 pm EST in the main hall. Confirmed for the event are Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards,Sean Pertwee and Danny Cannon. There will be a special video presentation as Gotham has already completed filming the first half of Season 1, we’re hopeful that there will be lots of exclusive footage. We’ll be queueing to get all the news directly from the event about our favourite new show. We might even get to meet a few special guests while we’re there.
DC and Warner Brothers are also well represented at the event with a panel, Q & A and screening of the pilot for the dark new DC show Constantine. We’re almost as excited for Constantine as we for Gotham and look forward to seeing cast members Matt Ryan (John Constantine) and Angélica Celaya (Zed) along with Executive Producer David S. Goyer taking the stage on Saturday 11th October.
Steven Amell (Oliver Queen on Arrow) will be appearing at the event for all four days, while there is no Arrow or Flash panel scheduled the premiere for both shows will be presented..
There are also many notable DC Comics events and guests over the four day event. The many Batman related comic events range from current Batman dynamic duo, writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo to the artist of the upcoming Gotham by Midnight regular comic series, Ben Templesmith. There will also be a number of events to celebrate Batman 75.
The upcoming movie Birdman, featuring former Batman Michael Keaton and former Hulk actor Edward Norton will also be a highlight of the show. The movie about a former superhero movie actor who has fallen on hard times is definitely relevant to our interests.
New York Comic Con has had a huge boost from genre TV with many describing the event as “the Con that Walking Dead built” due to the recurring appearance of cast and crew of the hugely successful show each year since it began. This year is no exception with the Walking Dead once again taking the prime Saturday night at 6pm spot. Most of the major cast including Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Steven Yeun and Norman Reedus are slated to appear. But that’s not the only big comic related TV event happening at NYCC 2014.
Where best for Marvel and Netflix to show off the upcoming TV show Daredevil than in his hometown of Hell’s Kitchen New York at the NYCC in the prime slot leading into the Walking Dead panel on Saturday the 10th of October. This will be the first of four shows that Marvel and Netflix are working together including Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron First. The four more grounded Marvel properties are due to lead into one combined mini-series called The Defenders. We’re very excited to see the cast on stage together for the first time. Given that the show has been filming in New York for the last few months there might even be some footage of the upcoming show screened.
Marvel TV is well represented at the event with a panel for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. taking the prime slot on Friday the 10th of October. They had a smaller panel with Scottish actor Ian DeCastacker (Fitz) and English Actress Elizabeth Henstridge (Simmons) taking the stage along with Jeph Loeb in 2013. It’s hoped that there will be a full cast panel there to discuss the show.
There will be loads of other exciting stuff at the show from Cosplay to exclusive artwork, statues and comics. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook and Fliker where we’ll share our unique take on the event.
Gotham episode 3 “Balloon-man” airs on Fox on the 6th of October and the pilot is due for its UK TV premiere on Channel 5 on Monday the 13th of October.
A UK broadcaster for the hotly anticipated Constantine has yet to be announced. The show premieres in the US on October 24th.
Arrow will return to Sky One in October with Flash also premiering on Sky One in the same month.
The comic series Gotham By Midnight by Ben Templesmith is due to come out in November 2014
Walking Dead Season 5 will premiere in the US on Sunday the 12th and Ireland and the UK on Fox on Monday the 13th
Daredevil is set to premiere on Netflix worldwide in June 2015
Season 2 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had it’s Irish Premiere on RTÉ2 HD and continues every Sunday at 7PM on RTÉ2 HD. You can read John’s review of the first episode over on theeffect.net right now.
We’ll be sharing news stories images and hopefully some interviews from New York Comic Con next weekend so be sure to check back for more news.
Derek & John