NYCC 2017 – Comixology announces schedule of signings and panels

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NYCC 2017 – Comixology announces schedule of signings and panels

ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping and reading service, revealed their 2017 New York Comic-Con plans today, with a fan-centric Comic Book All Star Trading Cards photo booth that lets comic fans take pictures with their favorite creators, sponsoring Artist Alley and topping it all off with a 10th Anniversary Party on Friday open to all.

Placing the spotlight on fans, comiXology is putting a twist on their popular trading card promotion with this year’s Comic Book All Star photo booth.  Fans now have the opportunity to get their photo taken with their favorite comic book creators during specified times, or take a solo photo all weekend long, and join #TeamComics. Whether posing with creators, solo, or with a friend, this photo opportunity is a celebration of comics culture. Participants will receive a print of the photo and also their card digitally to share via social media.

 

“We’ve had incredible success with our Comic Book All Stars Trading Cards. Now we’re putting the focus on fans to show our appreciation by making them a part of our Comic Book All Stars Trading Cards,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger.  “Everyone loves a selfie, especially one with glamorous lighting, right? I encourage fans to stop by our trading card photo booth to take their photo and pose with the talented people who craft the stories we love.”

On Friday October 6th, comiXology invites all fans and professionals to come celebrate at its 10th Anniversary Party. The party kicks off at 9pm at Tir na nÓg, 315 West 39th St., New York, NY 10018 and goes on until midnight with an open bar and appetizers (first come first served).

 

New York Comic Con takes place in New York City October 5th – 8th at the Javits Convention Center with comiXology exhibiting at booth AAB1 in comiXology sponsored Artists Alley, found in it’s new location, Hall 1E. In addition, comiXology will be hosting three panels at this year’s convention with fun giveaways at each panel.  The company will be announcing the schedule for creator photo opps via comiXology’s social media and Tumblr closer to the convention.

 

The Comic Book All Stars Collectible Trading Cards were made popular with Comic Book All Stars Series 1, a set of 26 cards that were given away in July 2016 at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Series 2, a set of 31 cards given away in October 2016 at New York Comic-Con, and Series 3, a set of 35 cards given away in July 2017 at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

 

NYCC 2017 Photo Talent Schedule

Artist’s Alley Hall 1E – Booth AAB1

 

Thursday, October 5

11:00am-12:00pm—Art Baltazar

12:00pm-1:00pm—Skottie Young

1:00pm-2:00pm—Steve Orlando

2:00pm-3:00pm–Jeremy Whitley

3:00pm-4:00pm—David Gallaher

5:00pm-6:00pm—Amy Chu

 

Friday, October 6

11:00am-12:00pm—Scott Snyder

12:00pm-1:00pm—Dustin Nguyen

1:00pm-2:00pm—Cecil Castellucci

2:00pm-3:00pm—Sanford Greene

3:00pm-4:00pm—Jamal Igle

4:00pm-5:00pm—Katie Cook

5:00pm-6:00pm—James Tynion

 

Saturday, October 7

11:00am-12:00pm—Derf

12:00pm-1:00pm—Walt Simonson

1:00pm-2:00pm—Louise Simonson

2:00pm-3:00pm—Shannon Wheeler

4:00pm-5:00pm—Donny Cates

5:00pm-6:00pm—Charles Soule

 

Sunday, October 8

10:00am-11:00am—Marjorie Liu

12:00pm-1:00pm—David Finch

1:00pm-2:00pm—Meredith Finch

2:00pm-3:00pm—David Mack

 

comiXology NYCC 2017 panels

Friday, October 6

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – The Real True Origins of ComiXology, Room 1B03

Every hero has an origin story “ the defining moment where they thrust themselves to greatness – and so too does comiXology! Join Co-founders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts as they recount comiXology’s humble start-up beginnings, it’s transformation through the years, and it’s expansion to be Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping& reading platform! Moderated by the comiXology Facebook Live crew Matt Kolowski and Tia Vasiliou.

Speakers: Matt Kolowski, David Steinberger, John D. Roberts, Tia Vasiliou

 

Saturday, October 7

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – The Legacy of Harvey Kurtzman and Behind-the–Scenes of Marley’s Ghost, Room 1B03

Come celebrate the legacy of the legendary Harvey Kurtzman (MAD Magazine) and get a sneak peek inside the comiXology Originals title Marley’s Ghost – a posthumous expansion & completion of Kurtzman’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol. Join comiXology Head of Content Chip Mosher as he hosts the Marley’s Ghost creative team, and Publishers Weekly’s Calvin Reid as they discuss Kurtzman’s contribution to comics and the inception, creation, trials and tribulations of bringing this untold story to life!

Speakers: Denis Kitchen, John Lind, Josh O’Neill, Gideon Kendall, Shannon Wheeler, Calvin Reid, Chip Mosher

 

Sunday, October 8

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Start Reading Comics! Handpicked Comics Recommendations, Room 1B03

Want to sample new titles? Looking to binge read some classics? It’s easier than ever with comiXology Unlimited” the subscription service that allows you to explore thousands of comics, graphic novels and manga absolutely free with a 30-day trial. Find out some of the best pics to read from comiXology Facebook Live crew as well as superstar comics talent like Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine), Elsa Charretier (The Unstoppable Wasp), Jeremy Whitley (Thor vs Hulk: Champions of the Universe)& more surprise guests as they offer live suggestions on where to dive in!

Speakers: Matt Kolowski, Tia Vasiliou, Kiersten Wing, Kieron Gillen, Elsa Charretier, Jeremy Whitley