Your Guide to Star Wars at NYCC 2015
This week sees the return of New York Comic Con for another year. As always, there’ll be a strong Star Wars presence at the event – including a few panels that promise to be very exciting for fans and collectors like. Below, you’ll find a list of everything Star Wars at NYCC. All event descriptions are taken from the official NYCC webpage, and times and dates have been converted to New Zealand local time.
Hasbro Star Wars [Friday, October 9, 4.15am – 5.15am]: Join members of the Hasbro team as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line that hit shelves on Force Friday! Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest action figure offerings with a look at new product coming later this year.
Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Panel [Friday, October 9, 6.30am – 7.30am]: With new episodes of the exciting second season of Star Wars Rebels debuting on Disney XD this fall, Fans will get an exclusive sneak peek of what’s to come in a Panel featuring Special Guests and a discussion of the new storylines and characters being introduced throughout the new season.
Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Sneak Preview [Friday, October 9, 10.30am – 11.45am]: Fans are invited to a sneak preview screening of two new episodes from the highly-anticipated second season of Star Wars Rebels which will feature the series debut of Captain Rex, Captain Gregor and Commander Wolffe – three clones from the previous Star Wars animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. They join another fan favorite from The Clone Wars – Ahsoka Tano – who made her Star Wars Rebels debut in the final episode of Season 1. Fans of both series won’t want to miss this incredible preview of what’s to come in the all-new episodes from the second season of Star Wars Rebels!
Star Wars: A Galaxy of Fandom [Saturday, October 10, 4.00am – 5.00am]: The new era of Star Wars is here! Join Special Guests from the worlds of games, books, comics and entertainment as they share memories of seeing Star Wars for the first time; discuss how the sprawling space epic shaped their lives; and more. Geek out over your favorite parts of that galaxy far, far away with Superfans from Wookieepedia and get hyped for The Force Awakens and other exciting new chapters in the Star Wars saga!
Star Wars Collectibles Update with Lucasfilm’s Anita Castellar [Saturday, October 10, 6.30am – 7.30am]: Join a surprise panelist as we make an exciting announcement for the future of Star Wars collectibles. Moderating will be Anita Castellar, a self-professed Star Wars Fangirl who manages licensing for hardlines categories at Lucasfilm, such as toys, collectibles, consumer electronics, automotive and more.
Disney-Lucasfilm Publishing Presents: Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens [Sunday, October 11, 5.15am – 6.15am]: While Star Wars Fans eagerly await the new movie The Force Awakens, there’s a new crop of titles coming out from Disney-Lucasfilm Press this fall that will take readers on a Journey to The Force Awakens–with intriguing narratives and variant perspectives of events happening in a galaxy far, far away. Now NYCC Attendees can hear from a select group of Authors penning these titles and learn what’s new and to-come in the Star Wars universe.
Lucasfilm Presents: Star Wars: A Galactic Reader’s Theatre [Monday, October 12, 5.00am – 6.00am]: Join a select group of Author talent as they give NYCC Attendees a special Reader’s Theatre of stories from a galaxy far, far away. Nothing too dark, daring or dangerous is off-limits and NYCC Attendees will be thrilled to experience these narratives in an all-new theatrical way.