Conventions 2018 – New York Comic Con

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As Fall arrives, convention season is coming to a close. But we’re doing one last big hurrah for the season in the Big Apple at New York Comic Con! We have planned four days full of the biggest panels, parties, activities, giveaways, and plenty more for that weekend so get ready. See what all is planned below in the blog:

THURSDAY – October 4th

1:45p – 2:45p | Funimation Industry Panel | Javits – Room 1A10
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor—Funimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FunNYCC!

4:00p – 5:00p | Cowboy Bebop 20th Anniversary Panel | Javits – Room 1A06
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the greatest anime ever created with key creators from this iconic series! Scriptwriters Keiko Nobumoto and Dai Sato, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto and mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane discuss the legacy of Cowboy Bebop and its international acclaim. Also included in this star-studded panel will be the English voice actor for Spike Spiegel, Steve Blum, and the ADR director & English voice actor for Julia, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn!

FRIDAY – October 5th

2:45p – 3:45p | Cowboy Bebop Behind the Scenes Panel | Piers – Anime Fest Main Stage
Go behind the scenes of the production of one of the greatest anime series ever created! Four key members of the Cowboy Bebop Japanese production staff reminisce about the creative process of the series while sharing hidden insights and stories.

6:00p – 7:00p | Dragon Ball Super Panel | Madison Square Garden – Hulu Theater
The greatest action animated series of all time returns for a new movie of epic proportions! Join a roster of English voice actors—and special guests from Japan—as they discuss the film and reveal never-before-seen announcements. This panel reunites the English and Japanese voices of Goku, Sean Schemmel and Masako Nozawa, along with Japanese guest staff Akio Iyoku and Norihiro Hayashida!

SATURDAY – October 6th

5:30p – 6:30p | Funimation Presents: My Hero Academia Panel | Piers – Anime Fest Main Stage
Anyone can become a hero by attending this panel. Learn how to be a real hero as we discuss this hit anime series with the English voice actor and ADR Director Colleen Clinkenbeard, the voice of Yaoyorozu and English voice actor Luci Christian, the voice of Ochaco. Prepare to go Plus Ultra! with a special surprise for all attendees.

8:00p – 9:00p | Funimation Peep Show (18+ only)| Javits – Room 1A10

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles with host Cookie Stratford. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FunimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. (18+, Bring your IDs!)

SUNDAY – October 7th

funimation_favorites_300x3001:30p – 2:30p | Funimation Favorites Panel | Piers – Anime Fest Main Stage
Funimation staff members take a look at some personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your Funimation favorite? Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FunimationPanel!

3:45p – 4:45p | Funimation Presents: One Piece Panel | Javits – Room 1A10
Come aboard and bring along all your hopes and dreams for this one of a kind One Piece panel. Meet English voice actor Colleen Clinkenbeard, the voice of Luffy and English voice actor Luci Christian, the voice of Nami. Join us as we discuss the series, watch clips, Q&A session, giveaways and more.

NOTE: Tickets for the autograph sessions in the Javits will be given out at the preshow lottery and distributed by email. Autograph sessions at Anime Fest @ Piers will be given out at first-come, first-serve basis to 125 people. Posters will be provided for all events.

THURSDAY – October 4th

2:30p – 3:30p | Toshihiro Kawamoto Autographs | Javits Autographs

Get autographs from the legendary co-founder and director of the anime studio Bones! We will providing posters from four of the BONES anime titles that Kawamoto-san provided character design or animation direction for: Wolf’s Rain, Space Dandy, Blood Blockade Battlefront, and Noragami.

5:15p – 6:15p | Cowboy Bebop 20th Anniversary Autographs | Javits Autographs

Get autographs from the staff members of Cowboy Bebop- Scriptwriters Keiko Nobumoto and Dai Sato, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto and mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane!

 

FRIDAY – October 5th

4:00p – 5:00p | Cowboy Bebop Autographs | Pier 94 (Anime Fest @ NYCC)

Get autographs from the staff members of Cowboy Bebop- Scriptwriters Keiko Nobumoto and Dai Sato, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto and mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane!

SATURDAY – October 6th

10:30a – 11:30p | My Hero Academia Autographs | Pier 94 (Anime Fest @ NYCC)

11:00a – 12:00p | Cowboy Bebop 20th Anniversary Autographs | Javits Autographs

Get autographs from the staff members of Cowboy Bebop- Scriptwriters Keiko Nobumoto and Dai Sato, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto and mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane!

SUNDAY – October 7th

11:00a – 12:00p | One Piece Autographs | Javits Autographs

Voice actresses Colleen Clinkenbeard (VA for Luffy) & Luci Christian (VA for Nami) will be signing autographs! Get tickets at a first-come, first-serve basis on Sunday morning at booth #542. The first 125 people will receive tickets!

11:00a – 12:00p | Cowboy Bebop Autographs | Pier 94 (Anime Fest @ NYCC)

Get autographs from the staff members of Cowboy Bebop- Scriptwriters Keiko Nobumoto and Dai Sato, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto and mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane!

Stop by the Big Funimation booth in the Exhibit Hall at booth #542 to get some great deals on new and classic titles! Find us in the middle left of the show floor.

At booth #344 we will have giveaways, along with subscriber rewards! Stop by booth 344 (next to the big Funimation booth at #542) all weekend for more details.

One Piece Cafe

Join us at Friedman’s near the Javits for a One Piece-themed experience like no other! From 7:30a to 10p on Friday and 8:30a to 10p on Saturday, you can eat food as good as Sanji’s for only a few Berries, surrounded by the Straw Hats. Open to all, badge not required.

Friday – October 5th | 2:00p – 2:30p | One Piece Cosplay Meetup | Outside Friedman’s

Come in your best One Piece-inspired cosplay to be featured on Funimation’s channels. Voice actor Luci Christian (voice of Nami) will be joining in too!


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