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‘Star Wars’ Panels at New York Comic Con 2015

New York Comic Con 2015

Badges are being sent, announcements are appearing more frequently, and just recently, the panel schedule for New York Comic Con 2015 went live, much to everyone’s content. For those scrambling to create personal schedules and pin down where to go once the pop culture event descends upon New York City in October, it is not a complete panel schedule and more will be added as we lead up to the big show.

Here is a list of panels related to Star Wars, so stay tuned for more updates when the official NYCC schedule becomes more finalized in the coming weeks.


Thu. October 8 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Family HQ – 1C04
Fri. October 9 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Family HQ – 1C04
Sat. October 10 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Family HQ – 1C04
Sun. October 11 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Family HQ – 1C04

Presented by 501st Legion: Empire City Garrison, Blast-a-Trooper is a charity fundraising event providing Fans the opportunity to ‘blast’ live Star Wars characters with Nerf blasters. Proceeds from donations will benefit Make-A-Wish. We encourage all attendees to participate. Remember every dollar helps put a smile on the face of a child. Come visit us – have a blast and most of all warm a heart.

Hasbro Star Wars

Thu. October 8 | 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM | Room 1A24

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

Thu. October 8 | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Empire Stage 1-E

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. Now considered a very real threat to the Empire, the crew of the Ghost has caught the attention of Darth Vader himself, who will stop at nothing to hunt them down. Undeterred, the rebels will seek out old friends and add powerful allies to their cause, forming the beginnings of a more formidable alliance against the Empire. Find out what’s coming in the highly-anticipated second season of Star Wars Rebels and be sure to return to the Empire Stage at 5:30 PM for a sneak preview of two new episodes from the series!

Teaching Ourselves to Be Heroes: Bully, Bystander or Batman!

Thu. October 8 | 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM | Family HQ – 1C02

Being a hero in real life is tough. When others might bully or just stand by in times of trouble, what does it take for someone to do the right thing? How do we learn to be heroic? For that matter, what is heroism? Examples from both real life and fiction help prepare us to take action. Dr. Travis Langley (Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind), Athena Finger (Bill Finger Estate) and others lead this talk on behalf of Pop Culture Hero Coalition. Don’t be a bully or bystander. Be Batman!

Star Wars Fan Meet-up

Thu. October 8 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Room 1E03

Come meet other Star Wars fans!

Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Sneak Preview

Thu. October 8 | 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM | Empire Stage 1-E

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

Fri. October 9 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Room 1A24

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 – CANCELLED

Fri. October 9 | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Room 1A21

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.

The Cute Side of the Force: Drawing Star Wars Creatures with Lauren Perry

Fri. October 9 | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Family HQ – 1C01

Travel to a galaxy far, far away with pop art painter, Lauren Perry (My Little Pony, Topps Star Wars Trading Cards,) as she teaches kids how to draw the creatures and critters of the Star Wars Universe at their cuddliest! From Wampas to Wookiees and everything in-between, take your first step into a cuter world!

Making the Impossible Possible – Authors of Science Fiction & Fantasy

Fri. October 9 | 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM | Room 1A05

From Space Operas to Sword & Sorcery, Paranormal Suspense to Time Travel, come hear from authors at the forefront of the sci-fi and fantasy genre as they discuss their latest projects and debate what’s next on the horizon for SFF. Authors Evan Currie (ODYSSEY ONE), J.D. Horn (WITCHING SAVANNAH), Marko Kloos (FRONTLINES), Rysa Walker (THE CHRONOS FILES), Chuck Wendig (STAR WARSAFTERMATH), and Jeff Wheeler (MUIRWOOD) will chat with host Courtney Miller, Editorial Director of 47North, Skyscape, and Jet City Comics.

Learn to Sketch like Sabine from Star Wars Rebels

Fri. October 9 | 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM | Family HQ – 1C01

Learn to sketch like Sabine from Star Wars Rebels with the Illustrator from “Sabine: My Rebel Sketchbook,” Annie Stoll. You’ll learn how to gesture draw and sketch some of your favorite characters from Star Wars. Get ready to unleash your imagination and defeat the Empire with art! All ages and skill levels welcome.

Disney-Lucasfilm Publishing Presents: Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens

Sat. October 10 | 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM | Room 1A21

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.


Sat. October 10 | 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM | Empire Stage 1-E

Join us for this Convention favorite! Here is your chance to Q&A with Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, for this no-holds-barred Panel on everything Marvel. Got a question about a favorite hero? Want to hear ground-breaking news straight from the source? This Panel is for you! With announcements galore, plus discussion of Spider-Man titles, Star Wars titles, and more, you do not want to miss this Panel! Panelists include writers Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man), Charles Soule (Lando), Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader), Al Ewing (Contest of Champions)!

YA Lit: Calling All Geeks!

Sat. October 10| 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM | Room 1A21

From Buffy to Disney, movies and everything in between, authors can be super-fans too. Books, movies, games, TV shows, comics and everything pop-culture has to offer inspire these writers who put the FAN in FANDOM. Geeks have finally conquered the world and authors Margaret Stohl (Black Widow: Forever Red), David Liss (Randoms), Claudia Gray (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Lost Stars), Soman Chainani (The Last Ever After), and Max Wirestone (The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss), are here to divulge their nerdy habits to Maryelizabeth Yturralde. Oh! And talk about the books they write too!

Calling All Aspiring Writers! Hear Big News From Her Universe and Get Expert Advice to Become a Published Writer

Sat. October 10 | 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM | Room 1A05

Have you ever wanted your novel published? Her Universe will be making a very special announcement and will also bring together leading professionals in the publishing industry to help YOU become a published author. Hear advice from these professionals and learn from their publishing experience on how to get your work recognized. Hosted by actress (voice of Ahsoka Tano, Star Wars Rebels), entrepreneur and Her Universe Founder, Ashley Eckstein. Not to be missed – 250 special limited edition posters will be given to Panel attendees only featuring original art by Dave Filoni and signed by Dave Filoni, Ashley Eckstein and Anne Convery.

How to Draw with Katie Cook!

Sun. October 11 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Family HQ – 1C01

Come join Katie Cook (My Little Pony, Star Wars, Gronk) as she takes kid’s suggestions and teaches everyone how to draw all things adorable! This will be a rapid-fire, fun, weird, awesome, interactive time and Katie will probably only mention her cat twice*. (*lie.)

Lucasfilm Presents: Star Wars: A Galactic Readers Theatre

Sun. October 11 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Room 1A21

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.

“Geek”– Constructing Fandoms

Sun. October 11 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Room 1A05

Whether it’s a specific fandom like Star Wars or Frankenstein, or a broader genre fandom of space drama, detective, or monster stories, fans love to delve into the infrastructure of the universes that draw their passions. Authors Jack Wang (Star Wars: Epic Yarns), David J. Peterson (The Art of Language Invention), Ryan Britt (Luke Skywalker Can’t Read), Caseen Gains (We Don’t Need Roads), Colleen Gleason (The Stoker & Holmes Series) and Erik Didriksen (Pop Sonnets) express their collective enthusiasm through homage, remixes, and analysis in their original works.

About JM (708 Articles)
Content creator of The Wookiee Gunner and Geeky Bubble. Contributing writer of Fangirl Next Door and Fashioned for the Geek. Podcasts: @RebelsChat, @GalacticFashion, @Team_Kanan, and @StarScavengers. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

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