New York Comic Con 2017- Saturday, October 7

Saturday, October 7

I would have really liked to see this panel, even though it was $45 and a separate ticketed event. You didn’t have to have a NYCC badge to attend. However, I already had bought my photo op with Mark Hamill that morning.

From a Certain Point of View: A Star Wars 40th Anniversary Celebration
October 07, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Hudson Mercantile – 500 W 36th St

In 1977 a princess, a farm boy, a scoundrel, a Wookiee, two droids, an old wizard, and a man in black set us off on a galaxy full of adventure. Forty years later, join an all-star panel of authors to celebrate the legacy of Star Wars with a new anthology that retells the story of Star Wars through the eyes of the background characters and creatures that bring the galaxy to life.

Moderated by Lucasfilm Story Group member Pablo Hidalgo, this unique panel promises fun new insights into the characters and scenes of the film that you think you know, and features a rotating cast of more than a dozen Star Wars authors and contributors, including but not limited to: Ben Acker, Pierce Brown, Adam Christopher, Zoraida Cordova, Delilah Dawson, Jason Fry, Kieron Gillen, Claudia Gray, EK Johnston, Mur Lafferty, John Jackson Miller, Daniel José Older, Mallory Ortberg, Beth Revis, Cavan Scott, Charles Soule, Marc Thompson, Elizabeth Wein, and Chuck Wendig.

A ticket to this not to be missed event includes a New York Comic Con exclusive edition of From a Certain Point of View: A Star Wars 40th Anniversary Celebration, pre-signed by over a dozen of the contributing authors. This edition is extremely limited with only 1,000 copies in print.

Yay for youtube though. The panel is up and it is so funny.

My photo with Mark Hamill came out really nice. My sister’s photo is so cute. Mark is touching her chin, like he’s lifting it up with the tip of his fingers. She was so giddy about it.

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New York Comic Con 2017 – Friday, October 6

Friday, October 6
I had to work in the early part of the day so I missed:

The World of Philip K. Dick – The Man in the High Castle and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams
October 06, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Hammerstein Ballroom – 311 W 34th St

Amazon Prime Video presents a journey into the works of legendary author and sci-fi visionary, Philip K. Dick. This engaging panel, moderated by Deadline Hollywood Senior Editor Dominic Patten, will focus on two Prime Exclusive series – The Man in the High Castle, and groundbreaking new anthology series, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – and feature cast and creator discussion, exclusive sneak peeks, content and audience Q&A. Panelists for The Man in the High Castle will include cast members Rufus Sewell (Dark City), Rupert Evans (Hellboy) and Jason O’Mara (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), along with Executive Producers Eric Overmyer (Bosch, The Affair)and Dan Percival (Strike Back). Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams panelists include actor Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones) and Executive Producers Michael Dinner (Justified) and Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica). The panelists will also be joined by Isa Dick Hackett (The Adjustment Bureau), Executive Producer on both series. Panel moderated by Dominic Patten. Talent subject to change.

I am interested in Electric Dreams since Ronald D. Moore is involved.

And I also missed:

Her Universe and Ashley Eckstein Spotlight
October 06, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Hudson Mercantile – 500 W 36th St

Hosted by Actress and Founder of Her Universe Ashley Eckstein, find out what’s new in the Universe!

Ashley will give advice to fans looking to get into the business of fashion, licensing or acting, share sneak peeks and give new information. Plus she’ll answer your questions!

Her Universe is Your Universe and we hope to see you there!

I got to the convention center a little after 3pm. I met up with my friend Nikki as I was waiting on the queue at the Random House booth for Pierce Brown’s signing.

I had my copy of Golden Son with me (Red Rising I had signed at NYCC in 2014 and Morning Star when it was released in 2016) and Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View. Pierce’s story is called “Desert Son.”

While waiting I saw some people I recognized from the Facebook group. One man had shared a photo of himself in RR cosplay. He was wearing a wolf head cloak. I wanted to introduce myself and say hello but I didn’t want to lose my place in line since Nikki had not come to meet me yet. I thought I’d see them later but I did not.

When it was my turn Nikki took some video but it got cut off so I won’t share it (at this time). I’ll just sum it up.

So a little background: I went to Greece last year and while in Olympia visiting the ruins of the site of the ancient Olympics I bought a gold charm of a laurel. I bought it because it also reminds me of the cover to Golden Son.

I told Pierce I went to Greece and showed him my necklace. He said I got my laurel and it’s not bloody. Haha!

I asked how he came to write from Biggs Darklighter’s point of view in From a Certain Point of View. He said they asked him what he wanted to contribute and Biggs has always been a favorite character of his.

I told him he knows Star Wars so well because his interpretation of the scene was just like the movie. Pierce was surprised I read it already and I said it was the first one I read. (I still have to read the rest but since Pierce signed this copy I want to keep it clean and will listen to the audiobook instead. I also intend to ask the other authors to sign it someday.)

Then I spoke about the Iron Gold sampler.





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New York Comic Con 2017 – Thursday, October 5

Thursday, October 5

I didn’t get to the Javits super early because I didn’t want to wait in the queue hall. So it was a little after 10. Finally they had us go through metal detectors and looked through my bag thoroughly. (I think the shooting in Las Vegas prompted them to be more vigilant.)

I had no definite plan till the end of the day when I had my Doctor Who Team Up photo op with Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie.

So my first place to head to was the Penguin Random House/Del Rey booth.
I got the NYCC exclusive edition Star Wars book From a Certain Point of View. And it came with a tote bag.


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New York Comic Con 2016 – Friday, October 7

The first thing my sister and I did that Friday morning was go to the Disney Booth. I had gotten an email that there would be a signing at 6:00pm with E.K. Johnston and Ashley Eckstein for the new Ahsoka novel. I wanted to ask if we would need bracelets for the signing. No bracelets required. I was just told by a woman who worked there to be there 15-30 minutes before it started.

Yea right. This is Ashely and Ahsoka we are talking about. I planned to be there no less than an hour before. But when I got there before 5pm I just missed them selling their last copy of Ahsoka and capping the line. They said people had been lined up since about 3 or 4PM, after they heard about the signing at a Star Wars panel that morning.

I was heartbroken. I think the man there felt bad because before someone told him the line was capped he offered to sell me another book for them to sign. But that’s not the point. Why would I want them to sign a book they have no involvement with? He also said Ahsoka would be on sale in bookstores on Tuesday. But then it won’t be signed and that is the point.

Why didn’t the woman that morning tell me to BUY THE BOOK NOW? That that would be my “ticket” to the signing. I also kicked myself for not thinking of it, but honestly, she made it seem like it would be a give away. And let’s be honest, Disney can afford to give a few out for free at NYCC.

I got over it and ended up downloading the audiobook instead. I really wanted to hear Ashley narrate it anyway.

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Complete List of Books from New York Comic Con 2015

Hounded, by Kevin Hearne – free giveaway
Star Wars Tarkin, James Luceno – free giveaway
Bones Never Lie, Kathy Reichs – free giveaway – gave to  a friend
The Shadow Revolution: Crown & Key, Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith – free giveaway
City of Stairs, Robert Jackson Bennett – free giveaway
City of Blades, Robert Jackson Bennett – free giveaway – Uncorrected Proof, on sale January 2016
Admiral, Sean Danker – free giveaway – Uncorrected Proof, on sale May 3, 2016
Playing With Fire, Tess Gerritsen – free giveaway – Advanced Read Copy, on sale October 27, 2015
The Last Days of Magic, Mark Tompkins – free giveaway – Uncorrected Proof, on sale March 1, 2016
Star Wars Character Encyclopedia – trivia prize
Neverminds 1-4, Rich Bernatovech, Jamie Fay – $20 – SIGNED
Sentinels Anthology Volume 2, Rich Bernatovech, Luciano Vecchio, Jamie Fay – $15 -SIGNED
The Untamed, Sebastian A. Jones, Peter Bergting, Darrell May – $32, SIGNED
The Mirror King: An Orphan Queen Novel, Jodi Meadows – spin and win prize, Uncorrected Proof, on sale April 2016
In the House of the Wicked: A Remy Chandler Novel, Thomas E. Sniegoski – free giveaway


New York Comic Con – Sunday, October 11

This will be a brief recap. I didn’t take any notes, only some photos. And two of my panels conflicted with each other.

First thing when sister and I arrived was get our Main Stage room bracelets for Sleepy Hollow. That way we can enjoy the con but have a bracelet for the panel at 4PM.

In the Empire Stage room starting at 1PM was the WB Television slot, featuring Gotham, Legends of Tomorrow, Blindspot, Supergirl, and Person of Interest. We got there before the WB panel and saw Minority Report. They showed an entire unfinished episode (no CGI) then there was a q&a. That was cool.

Of course for the WB panel they didn’t present the shows as it is written in the description. They saved Gotham for last, which we had to choose between Gotham and Sleepy Hollow. We left to see Sleepy Hollow because I heard Tom Mison would be there.

One show at a time though.

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New York Comic Con- Saturday, October 10

Continuing my NYCC recap more than a month later. I have been so busy and this will be a very short version of what I was going to write. I misplaced some notes and the ones that I do have are pretty messy. I was writing in the dark on scrap paper. I’ll try to make some sense of them.

First panel of the morning was for Into the Badlands. My sister told me about the show. She is a big fan of Sarah Bolger (The TudorsOnce Upon a Time) and she is playing Jade on Into the Badlands, Sarah was not at NYCC for the panel, but we wanted to check it out to learn more about the show.

A mighty warrior and a young boy search for enlightenment in a ruthless territory controlled by feudal barons.

Opening introduction: (narrated by Aramis Knight/M.K.):

“The wars were so long ago nobody even remembers. Darkness and fear ruled until the time of the barons, seven men and women who forged order out of chaos. People flocked to them for protection. That protection became servitude. They banished guns and trained armies of lethal fighters they called Clippers. This world is built on blood. Nobody is innocent here. Welcome to the Badlands.

Left to Right: Emily Beecham (The Widow), Aramis Knight (M.K.), Orla Brady (Lydia), Marton Csokas (Quinn), Daniel Wu (Sunny and executive producer), Stephen Fung (executive producer)

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