Blumhouse, Futurama, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Archer, Shining Vale, Scott Pilgrim Takes Off and a brand new Goosebumps collection are among the many panels, screenings and unique first seems to be set for this 12 months’s New York Comedian Con.
On Thursday, ReedPop introduced its preliminary programming slate for the 2023 version of the annual popular culture conference, happening on the Javits Heart Oct. 12-15. It’s the primary main schedule announcement for the autumn con, which, like its conference predecessors this 12 months, is navigating the continuing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes towards the AMPTP that limits abilities capability to advertise their work.
TV and movie programming features a Thursday Empire Stage panel devoted solely to Blumhouse, with producer Jason Blum sharing unique particulars about 5 Nights at Freddys, Night time Swim and Completely Killer. Kingsman: The Secret Service and Stardust filmmaker Matthew Vaughn will seem on the identical stage for a Saturday panel that goes behind the scenes of Kick-Ass, The Kingsman films, X-Males: First Class and extra forward of his upcoming spy thriller Argylle.
There’ a season two premiere screening and panel on Friday, Oct. 13 with the unannounced solid and creatives behind Starz’s horror-comedy Shining Vale; an unique screening of an episode from the present season of USA and Syfy’s Chucky that very same day on the Empire Stage; and a primary have a look at Lionsgate’s upcoming The Strangers horror trilogy with director Renny Harlin and producer Courtney Solomon on Saturday, Oct. 14.
A “Designing Worlds of Horror in Scream, Insidious and Extra” panel, that includes costume designers behind Scream VI, Insidious: The Crimson Door, The Strolling Lifeless and Twisted Steel, alongside the manufacturing designer for Mike Flanagan’s The Fall of the Home of Usher, is ready for Friday.
Disney+ has a complete line-up of kid-friendly fare, together with a Sunday, Oct. 15 sneak peek on the extremely anticipated Percy Jackson and the Olympians collection primarily based on the best-selling e book collection by award-winning creator Rick Riordan on the Empire stage. The streamer may even host a primary have a look at its new 10-part Goosebumps collection impressed by the R.L. Stine universe on Friday on the Major Stage, in addition to a sneak peek screening of Monsters at Work‘s season two premiere on Sunday.
These desirous to re-enter the Scott Pilgrim universe with Bryan Lee O’Malley and BenDavid Grabinski’s anime spin on the franchise, Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, can be a part of the duo for a Q&A and sneak peek on the Netflix collection on Saturday, whereas followers of the critically acclaimed return of Futurama can head to the Major Stage on Thursday, Oct. 12 for a season 11 finale screening, season 12 sneak peek and panel that includes creatives behind the beloved sci-fi animated Hulu present.
A twin Fox Major Stage panel on Saturday will characteristic the Dan Harmon-created, Hannah Waddingham and Richard Ayoade voice starring Krapopolis, alongside a primary main have a look at the Jon Hamm-led and executive-produced Grimsburgers animated comedy set to debut 2024. Max will host a debut episode screening and dialog with co-creator Joe Bennett and the Inexperienced Road Productions animators behind the sci-fi, journey drama Scavengers Reign on Thursday. A Friday Major Stage screening of Archer amid its last season will embrace never-before-seen footage, an NYCC-exclusive giveaway and a particular announcement.
On the comics facet of programming, the conference will host a dialog Friday between Eisner-nominated comedian creator Steve Orlando and Nobel Peace Prize nominee chef José Andrés about their upcoming graphic novel Feeding Dangerously, which follows Andrés and his non-profit World Central Kitchen.
As a part of the strikes, WGA and SAG-AFTRA members can attend a comic book conference or popular culture expo as a person however are prohibited from showing to advertise previous, current or future work tied to their contracts below negotiations with AMPTP studios. It’s not clear whether or not writers and performers will nonetheless be on strike throughout the October occasion, however like with any conference, visitor availability — which additionally consists of notable exhibitors, authors, comics creators, cosplayers, wrestlers and extra — can change.
The primary wave of NYCC bulletins is heavy on animation, comics occasions and screenings, a schedule that resembles a lot of this 12 months’s San Diego Comedian-Con choices. Held in July, SDCC was one of many first main leisure occasions impacted by the historic double strike after the AMPTP’s negotiations with the WGA and SAG-AFTRA did not safe new contracts by their respective deadlines.
In June, Marvel Studios pulled its deliberate SDCC programming — a favourite of Saturday Corridor-H attendees — from the occasion, almost two months into the WGA strike and forward of the performers strike in a transfer that was matched by mum or dad firm Disney, in addition to Netflix, Sony, Common, HBO and others. The schedule could be altered even additional when, on July 14 (every week earlier than SDCC kicked off), the SAG strike was known as.
With New York Comedian Con, the expertise lineup seems to be barely bigger, with numerous notable names set for visitor appearances. Amongst these beforehand introduced for profession highlight panels, photo-ops or autograph signings are Chris Evans, Ewan McGregor, David Tennant, Jodie Whittaker, Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Pom Klementieff, Sean Gunn, Will Poulter, Ron Pearlman, Zachery Levi, John Carpenter, Diane Guerrero, Michelle Gomez, Shameik Moore, Rhys Darby and Kathy Najimy.
Extra programming for New York Comedian Con 2023 can be launched within the coming weeks.