Big Apple Comic Con Spreads Joy (Hopefully That's All) This Saturday

The Big Apple Comic Con is the first of the big US city comic-cons to make a return, for Saturday, the 17th of July. Taking place at the iconic New Yorker Hotel, its special guests are Rob Liefeld, Marat Mychaels, Jeff Shultz, John O'Hurley, Diane Salinger, Steve Cardenas, and Brett Azar. Calling it a Prequel Expo to the bigger show in September, here is a list of the events for the day.

Big Apple Comic Con Spreads Joy (Hopefully That's All) This Saturday


Event Name



9:00 am

VIP Early Admission

Special Early Admission for VIP Ticket Holders

10:00 am

BACC Prequel Expo Opens

The BACC Silver Anniversary Prequel Expo Opens for All Ticket Holders

10:05 am

Free Video Gaming

Your gonna love this. Video game genres from classic arcade to the new Esports titles and virtual reality. Different game types from original Mario all the way to Fortnite.

Origin of Play

11:00 am

Captain America Turns 80

The Cap A is 80 years old and as fit as ever. Historian Jesse Simon takes us on a trip through the Golden Age of Comics focusing on the work of the amazing duo of Joe Simon (Jesse's grandfather) and his partner Jack Kirby, co-creators of Captain America, Manhunter, Boy Commandos, and much more. This is comic history from an essential source.

12:00 pm

Snake Eyes Trailers and Clips

Joe Mauceri of presents the trailer and featurettes for the new action adventure film from Paramount Pictures opening July 23rd, 2021

Joseph Maurceri

12:30 pm

Trailers, Trailers, Trailers

Exclusive Trailer Presentation – Executive Editor Joe Mauceri presents a collection of trailers for upcoming releases from the big screen to streaming platforms

Joseph Maurceri

1:00 pm

6:45 Film Panel with Director Craig Singer

Director Craig Singer and actors Thomas G. Waites & Armen Garo as they discuss the psychological thriller 6:45 opening in 75+ Regal Theatre Markets on August 6th, 2021. Craig and the stars will be signing a limited number of specially printed posters.

Joseph Maurceri

2:00 pm

Rob Liefeld

Rob Liefeld interview and question time

Mike Carbonaro

3:00 pm

25 years of Big Apple Comic Con

Big Apple Comic Con founders Micheal Carbonaro and Vincent Zurzolo tell all about the 25 year history of NYC's one and only real comic convention. You will be surprised.

Mike Carbonaro & Vincent Zurzulo

3:45 pm

Cosplay Contest Sign Up

Sign up for kids and adult Cosplay contest, you cannot participate if you do not sign up

Captain Zorikh

4:00 pm

Kids Cosplay Contest

The every popular BACC kids cosplay contest, great prizes for everyone.

Captain Zorikh

4:30 pm

BACC Cosplay Contest

Best of Show All Styles Cosplay. Special award prizes for Black Widow characters, and comic mashups.

Captain Zorikh

7:00 pm

BACC Prequel Expo Closes

Show Closes: Thanks for coming we love you all

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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