BOOM! Studios has announced its programming schedule for New York Comic Con, where the publisher will be setting up shop and bringing with them with them “special guests including a WWE Superstar, former Power Rangers, best-selling novelists and diverse lineup of talent from BOOM! Studios award-winning graphic fiction lineup.” Exactly which WWE Superstar, which Power Rangers, and which best-selling novelists will be present (though R.L. Stine will be at a panel), but it looks like BOOM! isn’t messing around at Comic Con this year. Come at them, bro! (Booth #1838)
They’ve also got four panels planned, one each day, so take a look below:
Thursday, October 4th
ENTERTAINMENT IS LGBTQ
(12:30-1:30 PM, Room 1A21)
BOOM! Studios and GLAAD present an in-depth roundtable discussion about LGBTQ representation in pop culture and the path forward to a brighter, more inclusive future, with special guests from all corners of the entertainment world including Marguerite Bennett (Writer, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Phil Jimenez (Artist, Wonder Woman), Andy Mientus (CW’s The Flash; The Backstagers and The Ghost Light), Lilah Sturges (Writer, Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass), Megan Townsend (Director of Entertainment Research & Analysis, GLAAD) and more. Moderated by Steve Foxe (Paste Magazine).
Friday, October 5th
BOOM! STUDIOS: DISCOVER YOURS
(1:30-2:30 PM, Room 1A24)
Discover your new comic book obsession at Comic-Con – and we guarantee you’re going to find it at this panel! Join visionary author R.L. Stine (Goosebumps), Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass), Greg Pak (Firefly), Delilah S. Dawson (Sparrowhawk), Matt Gagnon (Editor-in-Chief, BOOM! Studios) and a surprise guest for a jam-packed, interactive panel featuring the most acclaimed creators in comics as they discuss the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box and KaBOOM! with surprises for everyone in the audience. Moderated by Filip Sablik (President, Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios).
Saturday, October 6th
BOOM! BOX FALL MIXTAPE
(5:15-6:15 PM, Room 1A02)
There’s only one place to discover your favorite comics like Lumberjanes, Giant Days, Fence, The Backstagers and more – it’s the BOOM! Box imprint of BOOM! Studios. Join Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass), James Tynion IV (The Backstagers), Andy Mientus (CW’s The Flash; The Backstagers and The Ghost Light), Jackie Ball (Welcome to Wanderland, Goldie Vance), Christine Larsen (By Night) and more of the exciting creators that bring you the most acclaimed progressive YA comics in the industry for a discussion about what’s next for the imprint that launched a movement in the world of graphic fiction! Moderated by Brigid Alverson (Publishers Weekly, ICv2, Good Comics for Kids).
Sunday, October 7th
POWER RANGERS: BEYOND THE GRID
(12:15-1:15 PM, Room 1A24)
A new all-star team of Power Rangers has come together to face a new threat from BEYOND THE GRID! Join Marguerite Bennett (Writer, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Kyle Higgins (Writer, Saban’s Power Rangers: Soul of The Dragon),Daniele Di Nicuolo (Artist, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Simone Di Meo(Artist, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Dafna Pleban (Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios) and Megan Ruggiero (Publishing Manager, Hasbro Entertainment & Licensing) to discuss the future of the Power Rangers in comics…and reveal some surprises for every fan in attendance! Moderated by Laura Prudom (Executive TV Editor, IGN).
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