NEW YORK COMIC CON CONTINUES EXPANSION WITH FOUR DAYS OF BLOCKBUSTER TELEVISION PANELS AT HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM
Ash vs Evil Dead Kicks off New York Comic Con on Thursday, October 6
Reinforces NYCC’s Position as Premiere Event for TV Content with ABC, CBS, FOX, STARZ, SYFY, Freeform and Nickelodeon
NORWALK, CT – August 31, 2016 – ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events including New York Comic Con (NYCC), is once again offering Fans programming devoted to today’s biggest television projects. High-profile stars, first look content and breaking news will be on display at the storied Hammerstein Ballroom starting Thursday, October 6 and running the duration of the convention. This is another announcement to come out of NYCC’s expansion into the city this year as they move from two days of content at the Hammerstein Ballroom in 2015 to four full days in 2016. Ash vs Evil Dead will kick off the action and be followed by exclusive Panels from CBS, ABC, FOX, Freeform, Nickelodeon and more. Fans will have the ability to attend the Panels with their valid NYCC 2016 Badge for the day of the Panel(s) they’d like to see.
The blockbuster lineup at Hammerstein Ballroom includes STARZ who will host a Panel and Screening for Ash vs Evil Dead, where executive producer (and title character) Bruce Campbell and stars Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, Lee Majors and Ted Raimi will preview this upcoming season and premiere Episode 2. FOX will have The Exorcist cast and crew debuting the third episode of the upcoming Fall season of the show. ABC will have Once Upon a Time co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz to discuss the upcoming season and provide an exclusive look at an upcoming episode. CBS will bring back Elementary to Hammerstein as stars Jonny Lee Miller (Dexter), Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels), Nelsan Ellis (True Blood) and Executive Producer and Creator Robert Doherty will show off an exclusive screening. Freeform will have executive producers Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, McG and cast to discuss the upcoming season of Shadowhunters. SYFY will have panels showcasing the upcoming seasons of both The Expanse & The Magicians with cast and crew! Nickelodeon will showcase sneak peek previews for both Legends of the Hidden Temple and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Rise of the Super Shredder.
“We had incredible success with packed Panels last year at Hammerstein Ballroom. We are very excited to again offer Fans access to the venue and bring them more marquee Panels than ever before,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “Over the past couple of years New York Comic Con has become the premier Fan destination for access to the latest and greatest in TV programming. This, in part, is one of the reasons that we’ve been able to expand outside of Javits Center.”
Below are specific details on the New York Comic Con Panels taking place at Hammerstein Ballroom – (311 W 34th St):
STARZ Presents “Ash vs Evil Dead”
FOX: The Exorcist
Nickelodeon’s Legends of the Hidden Temple
ABC: Once Upon a Time
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Rise of the Super Shredder
Freeform: Shadowhunters Season 2 Q&A with Executive Producers & Cast
SYFY Presents: The Expanse
SYFY Presents: The Magicians
This announcement follows a slew of expansions featured at this year’s Show. As well as Hammerstein Ballroom, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Hudson Mercantile, Rock Bar NYC and Littlefield will serve as additional venues for both New York Comic Con and NYCC Presents events throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn as ReedPOP continues to take over NYC.
Additional exciting details about New York Comic Con events, talent and sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit NewYorkComicCon.com and NYCC’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).