A Preliminary NYCC 2014 Schedule

This year the Thursday that used to just be “Pros and Press” has become a full-blown day, meaning it’s just as busy as the others, if not worse. I also note with trepidation that almost all my panels are in the small panel rooms from last year. Sigh. As always, this is what I have as planned to go to, but it may not reflect what I actually get to.

1:00 – 2:30 Big Hero 6 preview (Main Stage)
2:15 – 3:00 The Mary Sue Presents Fight What You Know (1A14)
3:15 – 4:00 Viz Media Panel (1A14)
5:00 – 5:45 New Simon & Schuster imprint (1B03)
6:00 – 6:45 – Weekly Shonen Jump (1A10)
7:00 – 7:45 LGBT in Comics (1A10)

I may duck out of Big Hero 6 early, as I want to see the Fight What You Know panel, as well as Viz, which is in the same room right after. The new S&S imprint may also fall prey to the dreaded “I have to eat sometime” rule, not to mention the Jump panel will have a huge line. This is a very busy Thursday, but at least it ends for me at a reasonable hour.

11:00 – 11:45 Crunchyroll Industry Panel (1A21)
1:15 – 2:00 Yen Press Industry Panel (1A14)
3:15 – 4:00 Damsels in Distress Need Not Apply (1A01) (warning: Gillian Anderson)
4:15 – 5:00 Archie Comics Panel (1A05)
5:00 – 5:45 Takeshi Obata panel (1A10)
8:00 – 8:45 Sailor Moon Panel (1A21) (?)

The questionmark is because I’m not sure if this panel is just a screening. If it is, I’ll skip it. The warning is because “celebrity = very, very long lines”, so it will likely be hard to get into. Yen has, at least, been moved out of the tiny rooms at the back, though the rooms are still small – manga fans, be warned! I suspect I won’t be able to do the Archie panel and the Obata panel.

11:15 – 12:00 The Art of Animation and Saturday Morning Cartoons (1A01)
2:15 – 3:00 IDW Artists (1A14)
3:00 – 3:45 Harrassment in Fandom (1A21)
4:15 – 5:00 Official Sailor Moon Panel (1A14)
5:15 – 6:00 Vertical Manga Panel (1A14)
8:15 – 9:00 Ranma 1 /2 (?)
8:15 – 9:00 Doctor Who Fan Screening (Empire Stage)

Usually Friday is my biggest day, but this year it’s Saturday. You’ll note the same questionmark next to Ranma – if it’s a screening, then I’ll go to see Mummy on the Orient Express, which is what I assume the fan screening is. It’s a packed day from 2-6, but otherwise I should find time for the DR and AA.

2:00 – 2:45 Kodansha Comics (1A18)
3:00 – 3:45 Crunchyroll Manga (1A18)
4:15 – 5pm – Toon Tunes (1A01)

A surprisingly late Kodansha panel, but being my first panel of the day I have time to do everything I didn’t before. Toon Tunes sounds fantastic, but if I’m burned out and just want to take the train home, it may be jettisoned.

Wireless connection allowing, I will be doing daily posts regarding the con every evening. I hope to give you all a lot of great info, news and tidbits about NYCC!

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