Tuesday, September 15, 2015

New York Comic Con Expands Reach with Exclusive TV Panels at The Hammerstein Ballroom


 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
   

 

NEW YORK COMIC CON EXPANDS REACH WITH EXCLUSIVE SLATE OF TV PANELS AT THE HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM  

Pop Culture Convention Reinforces Position as Premier Event for TV Content with Cartoon Network, CBS TV Studios, USA Network, Universal Cable Productions and STARZ Providing Programming at Offsite Location for First Time 

NORWALK, CT – September 15, 2015 – ReedPOP, the world’s largest producer of pop culture events including New York Comic Con (NYCC), continues to grow the East Coast’s biggest entertainment event and offer its Fans additional once in a lifetime experiences. Due to growth of television programming at New York Comic Con, it will for the first time expand Panel content beyond the Javits Center to include a location devoted solely to the latest news, content and high-profile stars of today’s biggest television projects at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan. On both Friday, October 9 and  Saturday, October 10, Cartoon Network, CBS TV Studios, USA Network and STARZ will have exclusive events at the storied Hammerstein Ballroom. Fans will have the ability to attend the Panels taking place at the Hammerstein Ballroom with their NYCC 2015 Badge from 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM on Friday, October 9 and from 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM Saturday, October 10. The Hammerstein Ballroom is located at 311 W 34th Street on the corner of 8th Ave. This announcement follows a slew of television entertainment featured at this year’s Show including an appearance by the cast of Pretty Little Liars and events with the casts of The X-FilesGothamSupergirlGame of Thrones, The LeagueSleepy HollowMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Marvel’s Agent CarterMarvel’s Daredevil and Marvel’s Jessica Jones.

The blockbuster lineup at Hammerstein Ballroom includes: Cartoon Networkwill host a Panelfeaturing the magical minds behind Adventure Time; CBS TV Studioswill host Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu and John Noble with Executive Producer and Creator Robert Doherty for a sneak peak of the upcoming season of Elementary and have the stars, Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter and Showrunner Craig Sweeny of Limitless discuss their debut season. USA Network and Universal Cable Productions will have a Panel block at Hammerstein including a Q&A with the cast and creators of Mr. Robot and a cast Q&A and exclusive screening of Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal’s highly anticipated Colony. Finally, STARZ will have a Panel with the filmmakers and cast of Ash vs Evil Dead including  Executive Producer and Director Sam Raimi, Showrunner Craig DiGregorio, Executive Producer and star of the series, Bruce Campbell along with Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo to discuss their new series.

"New York Comic Con has become the premier Fan destination for access to the latest and greatest in TV programming. Over the past nine editions, New York Comic Con has continued to increase in size,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. "We are very excited to offer Fans access to the Hammerstein, which allows us to bring them more marquee Panels than ever before.” 

Below are specific details on the New York Comic Con television Panels taking place at Hammerstein Ballroom – (311 W 34th St): 

Cartoon Network Presents: Adventure Time 
Friday, October 9 – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
For years, Fans have asked for it, and the magical minds behind Adventure Time are finally unlocking the secrets behind one of Ooo’s most righteous and mysterious characters!  This October, Cartoon Network presents a special 8-part story that explores the life of Marceline the Vampire Queen!  New York Comic Con Fans will be the first to get a sneak peek of the exciting story before it airs, LIVE with the cast and crew, with plenty of time for questions from you! Talent: Olivia Olson (Marceline), Jeremy Shada (Finn), John DiMaggio (Jake), Adam Muto (Executive Producer, Adventure Time) and Rebecca Sugar (Lyricist/composer Adventure Time; Creator, Steven Universe)

CBS TV Studios Block, featuring Elementary and Limitless 
Friday, October 9 – 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Join ELEMENTARY series stars Jonny Lee Miller (Dexter), Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels) and John Noble (Sleepy Hollow) with Executive Producer and Creator Robert Doherty for an exclusive sneak peek of the new season followed by a Panel discussion. As well, LIMITLESS stars Jake McDorman (American Sniper) and Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) with Executive Producer and Showrunner Craig Sweeny for an exclusive sneak peek of the new season followed by a Panel discussion.

USA Network: Colony Screening and Q&A followed by Mr. Robot Panel with Cast and Creator 
Friday, October 9 – 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Be one of the first to see the highly anticipated USA Network television series, Colony. Join Executive Producers Carlton Cuse (Lost, The Strain) and Ryan Condal (Hercules)at an exclusive screening followed by a Q&A with series cast and creators. From Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions, Colony stars Josh Holloway (Lost), Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead), Peter Jacobson (House) and Amanda Righetti (The Mentalist). Following the Colony screening and Q&A, the cast and creators of USA’s cult hit, Mr. Robot will participate in a Panel. Produced by Universal Cable Productions, Mr. Robot stars Rami Malek (The Pacific), Christian Slater (The Adderall Diaries), Carly Chaikin (Suburgatory), Portia Doubleday(Her), Marton Wallstrom (Simple Simon) and was created by Sam Esmail (Comet). 

STARZ Presents “Ash vs Evil Dead” 
Saturday, October 10 – 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Original filmmakers Sam Raimi (Executive Producer, Director, Writer) and Bruce Campbell (Executive Producer and star of the series, Ash) along with Craig DiGregorio (Showrunner/Executive Producer) Lucy Lawless (Ruby), Ray Santiago (Pablo) and Dana DeLorenzo (Kelly) discuss the highly anticipated new series and what Fans can expect in the premiere season. 

New York Comic Con, the crown jewel of New York Super Week, will take place October 8-11 at the Javits Center in New York City. The Show is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention with the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. The Show’s Panels and autograph sessions give Fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators and guests, while screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television Shows months before they hit either big or small screens. 

For a full list of content at NYCC and for more information, please visit www.NewYorkComicCon.comand New York Comic Con's social media pages (FacebookTwitterand Instagram). For more information on New York Super Week, visit: www.NewYorkSuperWeek.com


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