BOOM! Studios has a bunch of stuff planned for NYCC including a pre-show event, panels and exclusives. The 2015 New York Comic Con, which will take place at the Javits Center on Manhattan's West Side during the weekend of October 8-11.
BOOM! has partnered with several comics retailers for New York Comic Con exclusives and a pre-show signing event.
Midtown Comics will offer for purchase at its booth (#2036) a New York Comic Con exclusive cover by Jamie McKelvie (The Wicked + The Divine) to Simon Spurrier and Jeff Stokely's The Spire #1, while Newbury Comics will offer for purchase at its booth (#2945) a New York Comic Con exclusive cover by Katy Farina (The Amazing World of Gumball) to The Amazing World of Gumball 2015 Grab Bag Special.
BOOM! has partnered with Forbidden Planet in Manhattan's East Village for a pre-New York Comic Con signing event on Wednesday, October 7 from 7-9pm (NYCC badge NOT required), featuring the following creators (additional creators may be announced):
Brooke Allen (Lumberjanes)
Frank Barbiere (Broken World, Black Market)
Matthew Daley (Lantern City)
Michael Dialynas (The Woods)
Eryk Donovan (Cognetic, Memetic)
Brian Joines (Imagine Agents)
Simon Spurrier (The Spire, Six-Gun Gorilla)
S.M. Vidaurri (Iscariot, Iron: Or, the War After)
Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes)
Forbidden Planet (212-473-1576, fpnyc.com) is located at 832 Broadway, between 12th and 13th St.
BOOM! will host the following panels at New York Comic Con:
BOOM! Studios Celebrates 10 Years and Push Comics Forward
Thursday, October 8, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m., Room 1A06
2015 marks the 10th year of publishing for BOOM! Studios, a multiple Eisner award-winning top 10 comic publisher. Rather than look back at what we achieved the past 10 years, join us as we look ahead to the next 10 years and how we can all push comics forward. Moderated by BOOM! President of Publishing & Marketing Filip Sablik, join Shannon Watters, Brooke Allen, Si Spurrier, James Tynion IV, Matthew Daley, and Kyle Higgins as they highlight the changes in the industry and what they want to see in comics.
Push Boundaries Forward: Gender, Diversity, and Representation in Comic Books
Friday, October 9, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m., Room 1A24
The face of comics is changing. Join a diverse Panel examining what indie/web publishing have been doing right, how mainstream comics can catch up, and what Creators and Fans can do to be heard. Join Moderator David Brothers and Panelists Marjorie Liu, Shannon Watters, Jeremy Whitley, Amber Garza, Joey Stern and Darryl Ayo in a sincere, thoughtful discussion on the topic of gender, diversity and representation in mainstream comics.
Camp Out with Lumberjanes!
Friday, October 9, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Room 1A24
Pack your bags, bring your s'mores kit and get your badges ready! Join the brilliant minds and collaborators behind the breakout hit Lumberjanes, from the BOOM! Studios imprint, BOOM! Box! Shannon Watters, Brooke Allen, and Special Guests discuss what's down the pipeline for Mal, Molly, April, Jo, and Ripley and the importance of hardcore lady types! Moderated by Raina Telgemeier (Drama).