New York Comic Con kicks off on Thursday at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Below are all the highlights most of interest to Trek fans. We also have new details provided to us by CBS on the Discovery panel on Saturday.
Thursday October 5th
Star Trek: The Next 50 Years
7:00 PM – 8:15 PM: Hudson Mercantile – 500 W 36th St
Join Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, The Librarians) and Edward Gross (Geek Magazine), the authors of the critically acclaimed bestselling two volume series from St. Martin’s Press, The Fifty-Year Mission, along with Access Hollywood’s Scott Mantz, the Mount Rushmore of Treksperts, as they look back at five decades of Star Trek and speculate on where the franchise will boldly go over the next 50 years including the latest news from the set of Star Trek Discovery, the future of the movie franchise as well as why we need Trek today more than ever. From the book Kirkus Reviews hailed as “an absolute must for any Star Trek fan” and Booklist called “breathtaking in scope and depth.” Expect incredible stories, insight and possibly even a surprise guest or two. All ages. Buy tickets here
Inside ‘The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard’
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM: NYCC Live Stage – Booth 174
Author David Goodman (Family Guy, The Orville, Star Trek Enterprise) discusses his work on Captain Picard’s new memoirs.
Friday, October 6
‘The Orville’ Cast Interview
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM: NYCC Live Stage – Booth 174
Join the cast and crew behind Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi comedy: Adrianne Palicki – “Commander Kelly Grayson” (First Officer), Penny Johnson Jerald – “Dr. Claire Finn,” Scott Grimes – “Lieutenant Gordon Malloy” (Helmsman), Brannon Braga – Executive Producer, David A. Goodman – Executive Producer
‘The Orville’ panel/screening
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Hammerstein Ballroom – 311 W 34th St
Join Adrianne Palicki and executive producers David A. Goodman and Brannon Braga for an extended look at an unaired episode and discussion about the hit FOX show! “The Orville” is a one-hour science fiction comedic drama set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel where the human and alien crew face the wonders and dangers of outer space while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of regular people in a workplace…even though some of those people are from other planets, and the workplace is a faster-than-light spaceship.
Saturday, October 7
Star Trek: Discovery panel
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM: The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Join cast members Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Mary Chieffo, and Wilson Cruz alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Heather Kadin and Akiva Goldsman. The panel will be moderated by former NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, a major fan of Star Trek, the world’s first woman of color in space and leader of the 100 Year Starship initiative fostering the capabilities for human interstellar travel.
NOTE: There is also going to be a Discovery sneak preview and panel at PaleyFest on Saturday night at 8:00 pm at the Paley Center. CLICK HERE for info and tickets.
IDW Publishing: Stars of 2018
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Room 1A02
What does IDW have planned for 2018 and beyond? Here’s your first chance to find out! Join IDW CCO Chris Ryall, Group Editor Sarah Gaydos, and Editor Joe Hughes, along with Sword of Ages creator Gabriel Rodriguez and other talented-creators-to-be-named-later as they show and tell all about IDW’s upcoming slate of books, including a focus on our twin Stars, Star Wars and Star Trek! Bonus: everyone in attendance will receive a cool little promo item as well!
Sunday, October 8
World Premiere of Batman vs. Two Face with William Shatner
10:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Main Stage 1-D
Be amongst the first audience to see Batman vs. Two-Face, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2016 hit animated film Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment,Batman vs. Two-Face finds Batman and Robin back in classic 1960s action, protecting Gotham City from some of the most nefarious villains in comics history. But when the mutilated master of multiplicity, Two-Face, begins staging a daring crime wave across Gotham, the Caped Crusaders must work double-time to discover his mysterious secret identity before they can halt his evil-doing – all the while combating the likes of Catwoman, Joker, Riddler, Penguin, Bookworm, Hugo Strange and King Tut! The late Adam West leads the star-studded cast in his final performance as Batman – playing opposite fellow pop culture icon William Shatner (Star Trek) as the criminally conflicted Harvey Dent/Two-Face, and alongside his longtime pal Burt Ward, supplying more “holy” fun as the Boy Wonder himself, Robin. See the film, then stay for an action-packed panel comprised of Shatner and Ward with the filmmaking team of supervising producer/co-screenwriter James Tucker (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract), producer/co-screenwriter Michael Jelenic (Teen Titans Go!) and director Rick Morales (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders). TV Guide Magazine senior writer Damian Holbrook will moderate the fun. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings Batman vs. Two-Face to Digital on October 10, 2017, and Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 17, 2017.
YogaQuest Presents Star Trek: a Narrated Yogic Adventure!
4:15 PM – 4:45 PM: Family HQ – 1C03
Live long and prosper! Captain Kirk and his crew wind up in a parallel universe in this narrated yogic adventure! YogaQuest is unlike any yoga class you have experienced before! It is a unique blend of yoga and fan-fiction story-telling. Your quest is guided by a narrator and a certified yoga instructor, as the class embarks on an epic and often ridiculous journey through a popular fandom. Move through the story by following a yoga routine designed to improve strength, balance and flexibility. No previous yoga experience, special clothing, or mats necessary. Pose nerdy with us!
Exhibitor Hall Star Trek exclusives and signings
IDW (Booth #1844)
IDW is offering a con exclusive version of John Byrn’s Star Trek: New Visions #18. First 100 people to buy this book on Friday morning will get a wristband for the John Byrne signing on Friday from 3:30-5:30pm. There will also be a signing event with Star Trek comic artists Cecil Castellucci, Donny Cates, Cryssy Cheung, Marc Laming, Declan Shalvey on Saturday between 6 pm and 7 pm.
Titan (Booth #2142)
Titan Book will be selling early release copies of Star Trek Beyond – The Make-Up Artistry of Joel Harlow, each of which is signed by Joel Harlow and comes with a with limited edition print ($45). They are also selling the new Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard with exclusive enamel pin ($25).
Chronicle (booth # 2323)
Chronicle Books will be selling limited edition Star Trek Cats Patches: using the artwork from Jenny Parks’ hit book Star Trek Cats. Chronicle Books will offer one of three unique collectible patches per day― Thursday: Captain James T. Kirk, Friday: Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, Saturday: First Officer Spock. Each patch is priced at $5, limit 3 patches per person per day. Also if you by Star Trek Cats at NYCC you receive a free poster.
Star Trek star autographs and photo ops
William Shatner: Star Trek’s orignal captain Kirk will be signing in the Autograph Area on Saturday and Sunday, and he will also be available for photo ops on Saturday starting at 6 pm and Sunday starting at 12:30 pm. Photo op cost is $100.
Jason Isaacs: Captain Lorca from Star Trek: Discovery will be signing in the Autograph area on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. He will be doing photo ops Thursday starting at 3:45 pm, Friday starting at 1:45 pm, and Sunday starting at 11:45 am. Photo op cost is $80.
TrekMovie will be there
TrekMovie has a team ready for NYCC and we will be tweeting and reporting from the event, so stay tuned for the Star Trek news from New York. For more infomraiton on NYCC, visit newyorkcomiccon.com.