Category: 2011 New York Comic Con Footage

We made our morning Saturday visit to the NYCC all about the people that make it special and fun.  The cosplayers.

Some of them have hidden talents :

(you can see more of our #NYCC moving picture content with our 2011 New York Comic Con Videos on YouTube)

You’ll see everything here.  Actually, Dorkly sums it up rather well in this chart :

Have a look and see how many matches you can find, won’t you?

And, if you see yourself, let us know!

Jem and the Holograms – Truly Outrageous and Making a Comeback at New York Comic Con

If you are a child of the eighties you no doubt remember Jem.  She did the whole pop star alter ego thing long before Miley Cyrus and Hannah Montana.  By day she was Jerrica Benton, mild mannered music company owner and all around nice girl.  Thanks to some rather fetching flashing earrings and a computer called Synergy though, at night she became Jem, the truly outrageous pink haired singer of a pop band called The Holograms.

Jem dolls ceased production in 1986 but now, coinciding with a DVD release of the Jem complete series, she is back.  And, besides showing up on your TV, she has made her re-debut at New York Comic Con this week.

Jem and Jerrica Take on Barbie

Like so many cartoons of the 1980s,  Jem dolls and toys and the accompanying Jem and Holograms cartoons went hand in hand.  The Jem doll concept was brought to the attention of Hasbro by Bill Saunders, an ad exec who thought Barbie was boring and that Jem, who was known as Misty at the time, could give Mattel a run for their money.

Once Hasbro were on board they commissioned Sunbow production to create a cartoon show about Jem and the Holograms and it began showing a full six moths before the Jem dolls debuted.  Hasbro wanted to give the impression that the show came first, as toy companies were coming under fire at the time for blurring the line between advertising and entertainment with Saturday morning cartoon shows.

Christy Marks, who had written for the GI Joe cartoons was brought in to create the story of Jem/Jerrica and her crew of assorted band members, evil business rivals and of course, a hunky boyfriend, the very debonair Rio.

Jem and Holograms were a huge hit on TV and there was a great deal of excitement when the dolls were launched by Hasbro at the New York Toy Fair in February of 1986.

The original line of Jem dolls were really before their time though.  They had a far more realistic body shape than Barbie did and they were what they were.  Super cool rockstar dolls, not nurses, princesses or vets.  They could not share clothes with Barbies and the other 11 1/2 inch dolls, something that a great many parents were unimpressed by as that made adding Jem to a doll collection a more expensive prospect in many of their eyes.

Collectors love Jem dolls these days and younger kids who can get their hands on them are fascinated by their sparkly hair and wonderfully OTT clothes.  But in the Eighties, however hard they tried, Hasbro just couldn’t make the impact they had wanted to with Jem.  And she and her TV show were rather unceremoniously retired just three years after her debut.

Jem’s Return

Recently the hard core Jem fans from the Eighties, who are all grown up now, have been joined by a new generation of Jem fans as the original cartoons have been airing on the HUB cable channel.  You can find the old and new Jem fans congregating on Jem fan sites.

The new Jem and the Holograms DVD release has been prompted by this new interest.  So it is only fitting that Jem dolls make a reappearance as well.  It has been over 20 years since Hasbro gave up on Jem, but now, with a relaunch at New York Comic Con, it seems like she is in favor again.

Speaking of the NYCC, here are a few pics the Toy Spy was able to get on Thursday, opening day.

And, for those of you with the eagle eye, check out the licensed goodies at for some Jem shirts!

Hasbro is going to be at the 2011 New York Comic Con in a very big way.  From exclusives to sponsoring a Kids Day, there’s something for everyone.

Press Release :

For the first time, fans will be able to experience a wide variety of favorite pop-culture brands from Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) at New York Comic Con. The Company previously announced its upcoming presence at the convention taking place at the Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 13-16 as well as its title sponsorship of New York Comic Con’s “NYCC Kids!” experience. Since then fans have been looking forward to details about its TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS and KRE-O brands and BEYBLADE, MARVEL and STAR WARS lines at the convention. The following highlights details of each brand, panels and HasbroToyShop.comspecial edition figures available to New York Comic Con attendees.


Hasbro will have a collection of its new BEYBLADE tops on display in its booth at New York Comic Con and will host the National BEYBLADE Championship at NYCC Kids! Semi-finalists from around the country will battle in head-to-head competition to be crowned the BEYBLADE U.S. Champion. The BEYBLADE National Championship winner will be awarded travel to compete in the BEYBLADE World Championship, in Toronto, Canada in March 2012. Fans are encouraged to attend NYCC Kids! to watch the finals live on Sunday, October 16. A worldwide phenomenon, the BEYBLADE line from Hasbro is a battling tops game with a focus on strategy and high-performance competition. Based on the popular BEYBLADE: Metal Masters animated series currently airing on Cartoon Network in the United States, kids collect, customize and compete head-to-head to be the last BEYBLADE top spinning.


At New York Comic Con Hasbro will reveal the highly anticipated G.I. JOE 7-pack battle sets available as a Big Bad Toy Store exclusive later in 2011 for the first time at the opening of the convention. The brand that launched “the first action figure” in the mid 1960’s continues to introduce highly detailed figures and vehicles as well as comics, movies and television shows that have been embraced by millions of fans across the globe. Hasbro will also have on display in its booth a wide array of the current 2011 G.I. JOE toy line. The epic saga of G.I. JOE vs. COBRA is captured in great detail in the line’s 3.75-inch action figures featuring well known characters including DUKE, SCARLETT, COBRA COMMANDER and two of the most famous ninjas of all time, SNAKE EYES and STORM SHADOW. The brand is also looking forward to the theatrical release of the second major motion picture based on the brand hitting theaters in June, 2012 from Paramount Pictures.


A ‘truly outrageous’ icon of the 80’s, Hasbro’s JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS property retains a significant following to this day and JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS fans have been buzzing about the brand’s presence at New York Comic Con. As a branded entertainment company, Hasbro delivers its properties to fans in a variety of formats including the airing of the classic JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS series on The Hub television network. As a result, new fans and nostalgic fans have been tuning in to watch the classic pink-haired rocker, her band and their arch-rivals, THE MISFITS. Hasbro’s JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS presence at Comic Con will pay tribute to this iconic animated series with product such as the October 11th release of all three seasons on DVD for the first time, as well as items from the classic JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS line of soon-to -be-released licensed goods. The classic JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS series currently airs Monday-Friday at 7:30am and 2:00pm EST on The Hub.


New York Comic Con attendees will want to keep an eye out for KRE-O statues, roaming OPTIMUS PRIME and BUMBLEBEE KREON costume characters and special edition OPTIMUS PRIME KREON figures featuring “MATRIX OF LEADERSHIP” deco not available in stores. These promotional KREON figures will be distributed to convention attendees at the Hasbro booth (while supplies last). The recently launched KRE-O line of construction sets from Hasbro brings action and adventure to the construction toy category. At retail and on display in the Hasbro booth, the KRE-O brand offers twelve building sets featuring popular TRANSFORMERS characters.


Hasbro will celebrate New York City’s most famous Super Hero, SPIDER-MAN and more iconic MARVEL characters in its booth at New York Comic Con. With the 2011 Marvel films THOR and CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER and the highly anticipated MARVEL’s THE AVENGERS as well as Columbia Pictures’ THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN films in 2012, Marvel fans have a lot to be excited about. Hasbro, home to the Marvel master toy license, delivers outstanding toys like the CAPTAIN AMERICA DISC LAUNCHING SHIELD and THOR LIGHTNING HAMMER that immerse fans in the character experience as well as its fan favorite MARVEL UNIVERSE line which dives deep into the pages of MARVEL COMICS to deliver 3.75-inch action figures of a wide variety of MARVEL Super Heroes to collectors. In addition to having these and more MARVEL toys on display, including action figures from the upcoming 2012 line (and the highly anticipated return of the 6” Legends figures), and never before seen figures following the Hasbro MARVEL panel, Hasbro will have a ‘larger than life’ AVENGERS blister card for attendees to step in to and ‘become’ an action figure for a one-of-a-kind photo op. Fans will also find a New York You City street scene in the Hasbro booth featuring a life-size SPIDER-MAN statue adorned in a replica of the web-slinger’s new costume from the upcoming 2012 movie.


At New York Comic Con Hasbro continues to bring the excitement of the STAR WARS blockbuster movies and the highly-rated STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS animated series to life with displays of its innovative new role-play items like the STAR WARS ULTIMATE FX LIGHTSABER, highly detailed action figures from the entire STAR WARS saga, and vehicles like the new STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS REPUBLIC ATTACK SHUTTLE. Hasbro will also have never before seen toys from its STAR WARS line on display in the booth following the Hasbro STAR WARS toy line panel. Visitors to the Hasbro booth will also have the opportunity to ‘become’ an action figure by stepping inside a ‘larger than life’ STAR WARS action figure blister card for a photo-op and see a life-like statue of the menacing DARTH MAUL character from EPISODE I. For more than 30 years Hasbro has been the worldwide — and galactic — leader in bringing the action, epic battles and characters of “a galaxy far, far away” into homes and backyards around the world. Fans can celebrate the recent release of STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA to Blu-ray disc and the upcoming release of STAR WARS: EPISODE I in 3D by checking out the Hasbro booth where THE FORCE is strong.


Fans will be greeted to the Hasbro booth at New York Comic Con by a 20’ tall OPTIMUS PRIME statue featured in the style of the TRANSFORMERS PRIME animated series. New, never before seen action figures from the TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON toy line and upcoming 2012 TRANSFORMERS PRIME toy line will be on display at the Hasbro booth following the TRANSFORMERS brand panel. In addition to TRANSFORMERS action figures and toys including the MECHTECH ULTIMATE OPTIMUS PRIME figure and CYBERVERSE AUTOBOT ARK space craft, Hasbro will have licensed items from its TRANSFORMERS CREW SERIES of licensed apparel and other goods on display. With the recent blockbuster TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON movie from Paramount Pictures and the TRANSFORMERS PRIME animated series from Hasbro Studios currently airing on The Hub television network, the iconic TRANSFORMERS brand from Hasbro continues to captivate fans across the globe. New episodes of TRANSFORMERS PRIME air Saturdays at 8:30pm EST on The Hub. Fans can also now keep up with the TRANSFORMERS brand on Facebook at


Giving fans a peek behind the curtain and an inside look into what’s coming in the future for many of its entertainment brands, Hasbro’s lineup of panels and special events at New York Comic Con 2011 follows:

  • Hasbro STAR WARS Action Figure Panel; Friday, October 14; 5:00pm-6:00pm; Room 1A23
  • Jagex & Hasbro TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE Browser Based MMO Panel; Friday, October 14; 7:45pm-8:45pm; Room 1A24
  • Hasbro TRANSFORMERS brand panel; Saturday, October 15; 12:15pm-1:15pm; Room 1A24
  • Hasbro MARVEL Action Figure Panel; Saturday, October 15; 7:30pm-8:30pm; Room 1A03
  • Hasbro Studios TRANSFORMERS PRIME Panel; Sunday, October 16; 11:00am-12:00pm; Room 1A24
  • BEYBLADE METAL FUSION National Championship Finals; Sunday, October 15; NYCC Kids!
  • Hasbro Studios and The Hub television network present Transformers Prime and My Little Pony Friendship is Magic episode screenings and Hasbro presents KRE-O stop motion screenings; Sunday, October 16; 3:00pm-4:15pm; NYCC Kids! Stage


Hasbro’s presence at New York Comic Con will also feature special edition collectibles available at the Hasbro booth. The complete list of 2011 special edition New York Comic Con items follow:


(Ages 9 & up; Approx. Retail Price: $22.00; Available through & Booth #302 at New York Comic Con)

Can you pull off a trick shot that’s MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE? CUPONK, Hasbro’s hot trick shot game that’s all about showing your style and pulling off cool shots, blasts into New York Comic Con with a special edition set featuring Hasbro’s iconic TRANSFORMERS brand! The CUPONK: TRANSFORMERS SPECIAL EDITION set includes two stylized electronic cups and six balls, each featuring special edition AUTOBOT or DECEPTICON artwork and iconic character artwork including OPTIMUS PRIME and MEGATRON! To learn more about CUPONK, visit


(Ages 3 & up; Approx. Retail Price: $33.00 each; Available through & Booth #302 at New York Comic Con)

One of Manhattan’s most iconic and legendary Super Heroes is getting a special MARVEL MINI MUGGS treatment just for New York Comic Con. The classic SPIDER-MAN storyline “MAXIMUM CARNAGE” gets re-imagined as ultra-hip vinyl MINI MUGGS. The MARVEL MINI MUGGS SPIDER-MAN MAXIMUM CARNAGE Special Edition Collector’s Pack includes SPIDER-MAN, CARNAGE, DEMOGOBLIN, J. JONAH JAMESON and VENOM (with an alternate EDDIE BROCK face on the back of his head!). These figures are made from “100% recycled awesome” and, in celebration of Hasbro’s first attendance at New York Comic Con, are presented in special edition skyscraper packaging!


(Ages 4 & up; Approx. Retail Price $11.00; Available through & Booth #302 at New York Comic Con)

What’s more powerful than HULK and RED HULK? The two HULKS combined into COMPOUND HULK! This 3 3/4″ MARVEL UNIVERSE figure recreates a memorable moment from this year’s HULK #30 comic, when the two hulking enemies were combined into one red-and-green behemoth! Just in time for New York Comic Con, the figure is based on the images of superstar artist Ed McGuinness of MARVEL Comics whose artwork adorns the special edition blister card and outer packaging of this special edition figure!


(Ages 6 & up; Approx. Retail Price: $24.99; Available through & Booth #302 at New York Comic Con)

Introducing the NERF N-STRIKE BARRICADE RV-10 SPECIAL EDITION TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE blaster, a motorized, semi-auto NERF blaster with revolving dart barrel that holds up to 10 whistle darts. With artwork from IDW Publishing’s TRANSFORMERS comics, the blaster features new and exclusive deco with TRANSFORMERS detailing, styled after the BUMBLEBEE character. The NERF N-STRIKE BARRICADE RV-10 SPECIAL EDITION TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE blaster is compatible with the NERF Tactical Rail System and accessories (each sold separately). Requires three “AA” batteries; not included.


(Ages 5 & up; Approx. Retail Price: $33.00; Available through & Booth #302 at New York Comic Con)

To celebrate Hasbro’s first participation in New York Comic Con, the AUTOBOTS and their human friends are getting into a New York state of mind! Based on TRANSFORMERS PRIME, the hit animated series produced by Hasbro Studios and currently airing on The Hub television network, the TRANSFORMERS PRIME BUMBLEBEE AND ARCEE Special Edition set features unique Big Apple versions of fan favorite AUTOBOTS and friends. The set includes a Deluxe scale BUMBLEBEE figure with a classic New York City taxi cab deco, a Deluxe scale ARCEE figure featuring an exclusive pink deco, and human figures of RAF ESQUIVEL and JACK DARBY who sport exclusive New York themed t-shirts with AUTOBOT shield logos. The figures come in a special edition packaging featuring the iconic New York City skyline—with an AUTOBOT twist!

Session schedule subject to change without notice.

Turns out, Romania is NOT just the birthplace of Dracula and other haunts.  There are comics too!  And, they will be haunting visiting the 2011 New York Comic Con.

Almost Three Minutes Of Romanian Comics from Miki Maus on Vimeo.

Press Release :

Romania Rocks NY Comic Con with “NO SCHOOL: New Romanian Comics,”
A premiere presentation at the 2011 New York Comic Con

The Romanian Cultural Institute in New York is proud to announce their first ever participation as an exhibitor at this year’s New York Comic Con, October 13-16 at the Javits Center in New York. NO SCHOOL: New Romanian Comics will be the premiere presentation at Booth #2018 and represents Romania’s largest comics exhibition in the U.S. to date.

NO SCHOOL is the apotheosis of the long and storied history of Romanian comics and is so named because it symbolizes the avant-garde nature of this explosive comics renaissance. NO SCHOOL doesn’t follow any past or current strand of comics styles. It is new, fresh and edgy. For a taste, click here.

Although the comics giants like Marvel and DC steal a lot of thunder, there a great deal of effervescence in comics in Romania. That’s right – Romania the country that spawned not just Dracula but some of the greatest comic geniuses of all time including Will Eisner and Stan Lee. So take a quick jaunt through the behemoths’ 3000-square foot booths, but spend some quality time at the 200-square foot Romanian Cultural Institute’s booth for a fascinating glimpse of what’s happening beyond the U.S. comics world.

Three top comics artists who hail from Romania, Sandu Florea, Matei Branea, Alexandru Ciubotariu, along with Milos Jovanovic, the publisher of the cutting edge magazine, Hardcomics, selected the best of the best of Romanian funnies since 1891 to 2011. The artists and publisher will be on hand to present NO SCHOOL as well as to sign their own books.

The comics renaissance in Romania is particularly remarkable because of the struggles of the last fifty years. The communist regime forbade comics because it considered them a typical capitalist product. The regime “terminated” cartoonists for drawing “incorrect” characters. Yet, at the same time, the government used comics to indoctrinate children with propaganda. Still, even under censorship, the genre found its niches and developed. The fall of the regime triggered an immediate revival and comics began to thrive and diversify.

Today, artists and publishers such as Florea, Branea, Ciubortariu and Jovanovic are pushing the envelope with comics that are provocative, political, sexy, funny, satirical, dirty, and everything in between. Come explore Romania’s fascinating dark and (sometimes) funny past, its current vibrancy, and its brilliant future at booth #2018

Events: Guest artists in focus
Booth #2018

FRI, October 14, 1-3 pm: Alexandru Ciubotariu (Pisica Pătrată)
SAT, October 15, 1-3 pm: Sandu Florea (Spider-Man, Batman, etc., and his own Garda)
SUN, October 16, 1-3 pm: Matei Branea (OMULAN comics & animation)

About the Artists:

Romanian comics and street artist Alexandru Ciubotariu is the author of the first street-art album in Romania (Pisica pătrată, Vellant, Bucharest, 2009) – featuring his character of national fame, discretely present (and recognizable) in cities all over the country – as well as of six comic books. Ciubotariu’s work has been published in newspapers and magazines in various countries, and he has participated in numerous international exhibitions and shows. He was awarded over 30 national and international prizes, most of them for comics. He co-edited The History of the Romanian Comics 1891-2010 (Vellant 2010) and is involved in organizing the International Comics Festival in Romania. Ciubotariu’s name is linked also to the first urban-toys and the first website dedicated to comics in Romania (

Sandu Florea is a veteran Romanian and American comic book artist living in New York. In 1980 he received the Eurocon award for his original comics work in În lumea lui Harap Alb. For the past 20 years Florea has developed diverse collaborations with comics magazines and publishers such as Marvel, DC Comics and Dark Horse, created storyboards and other graphics for the motion picture producers Full Moon, as well as book illustrations for The Princeton Review. Specializing as an inker, he is most known for his work on Conan the Barbarian, The Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, Batman, Elektra, Mighty Thor, Captain America, Dr Strange, and X-Men.

Born and based in Bucharest, Matei Branea is a comics and animation artist, the creator of OMULAN, a comics character which became a local hit with the publication of its dedicated Hardcomics issue in 2002, and has enjoyed a robust life in the animated world as well. Branea is a producer of comics, animation and illustration from main stream to underground, from TV shows & advertising to web shorts. He currently teaches animation at the Bucharest Film School (UNATC). Branea is in production phase for a short animated film about Balkan robots and a new OMULAN book.

Cartoon Network and Adult Swim is going to be at the 2011 NYCC in a very big way.  If you have ever been up late at night, and, have a good sense of humor… You have likely caught many of the shows creators and actors that will be on-site.  I’m a HUGE fan of Eagleheart and Chris Elliot.  Heck.  I’m a huge fan of Adult Swim in general.  We’re REALLY looking forward to this.  Going to be there?  Print this out and start marking your calendar.

Cartoon Network and Adult Swim Announce Highly-Anticipated

Panel and Event Lineup for 2011 New York Comic Con



Cartoon Network and Adult Swim will host nine panels, two screenings and three autograph signings for fan-favorite series at New York Comic Con at the Jacob K. Javits Center, Friday, October 14 through Sunday October 16, 2011.  See the full lineup for both networks below; please note all times, dates and locations are subject to change.







ADULT SWIM: The Venture Bros

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: IGN Theater

Talent: Jackson Publick (co-creator) and Doc Hammer (co-creator)

The Venture Bros show creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer, perennial Comic-Con favorites, will discuss their original series and answer questions that have been submitted by fans on  Launched on Adult Swim in August 2004, The Venture Bros. is an inspired spoof of 1960s action cartoon shows such as “Johnny Quest.” The animated series follows the bizarre misadventures of the Venture family, which includes world-renowned Dr. Venture, his dimwitted sons Hank and Dean as well as Brock Samson, their bodyguard assigned by the government to keep an eye on the family who is then promptly forgotten by the Feds.

ADULT SWIM: Robot Chicken

5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: IGN Theater

Talent: Seth Green (co-creator), Matt Senreich (co-creator), Zeb Wells (writer) and Doug Goldstein (head writer and co-producer)

Seth Green (co-creator), Matthew Senreich (co-creator), Zeb Wells (writer), and Doug Goldstein (head writer and co-producer) discuss their incredibly-popular and award-winning series Robot Chicken and provide a sneak peek of season 5.5, premiering Oct. 23rd at 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim. Created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, the Emmy Award-winning Robot Chicken uses stop-motion animation to bring pop-culture parodies to life in a modern take on the variety/sketch show format.






ADULT SWIM: Superjail!

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location:  Room 1A06

Talent: Christy Karacas (creator and executive producer) , Stephen Warbrick (creator and executive producer), Jackson Publick, Janine DiTullio

Join creators and executive producers Christy Karacas and Stephen Warbrick with Jackson Publick and Janine DiTullio

as they discuss their Adult Swim series Superjail! and preview never-before-seen footage! Fast-paced animation, flying guts, creepy underlings, and plenty of prison fights dominate the Warden’s chaotic prison in Superjail!. The blood flows like wine and the line between criminal and keeper gets blurrier by the minute.  Picture a kaleidoscope of entrails meets Jon Waters meets Shawshank damnation plus a sweaty muscle woman minus primetime sensibility. You are hereby guilty of being given what you asked for.

ADULT SWIM: Eagleheart

4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Location:  Room 1A06

Talent: Chris Elliot, Jason Woliner, Andrew Weinberg, Michael Koman, Maria Thayer


Join series star Chris Elliott with Jason Woliner, Andrew Weinberg, Michael Koman, Maria Thayer as they discuss the live-action comedy Eagleheart and show exclusive footage from the upcoming new season.  Produced by Conan O’Brien’s Conaco Productions and Dakota Pictures, the series premiered in February and recently wrapped production of its second season, which is slated to premiere in the spring of 2012. Every episode of Eagleheart promises violence, suspense, intrigue and copious amounts of needless bloodshed as Marshal Chris Monsanto (Elliott) blindly kicks, punches and shoots his way to what may or may not be a legitimate solution to his case.



ADULT SWIM: The Heart, She Holler

5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Location:  Room 1A06

Talent: Patton Oswalt, Kristen Schaal, Heather Lawless, Leo Fitzpatrick, Joe Sikora, John Lee (executive producer), Alyson Levy (executive producer)


Adult Swim presents The Heart, She Holler, an original live-action series that explores the dramatic lives of a small community living in a hillbilly town.  Moderated by DavidCross, series stars Patton Oswalt (United States of Tara), Kristen Schaal (The Flight of the Conchords), Heather Lawless (Be Kind Rewind), Leo Fitzpatrick (El Camino), and Joe Sikora (Shutter Island) join co-executive producers John Lee and Alyson Levy to show never-before-seen footage of this new original live-action series that will premiere on Adult Swim this fall.



ADULT SWIM: Delocated!

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location:  Room 1A06

Talent: Jon Glaser (creator and executive producer), Steve Cirbus, Janeane Garofalo, Jacob Kogan, Yung-I Chang, Ali Farahnakian  


Delocated! creator/executive producer and star Jon Glaser is on hand along with Steve Cirbus, Janeane Garofalo, Jacob Kogan, Yung-I Chang  and Ali Farahnakian to reveal exclusive footage from the upcoming third season of the show premiering on Adult Swim this fall as well as answer questions about the series.  Delocated! is a live-action series about “Jon,” who after testifying against the Russian Mafia has to live undercover through the witness protection program.  After existing quietly in an anonymous suburb, “Jon” accepts an offer to participate in a reality show based on his life.  In order to protect his identity with television audiences—and more importantly, the Russian mob family the Mirminsky’s—he wears a ski mask and has his voice surgically disguised.



ADULT SWIM: China, IL Exclusive Screening and Q&A

7:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location:  Room 1A06

Talent:Brad Neely (creator) and Daniel Weidenfeld (executive producer)


Adult Swim presents an exclusive screening of a never-before-aired episode of their newest animated comedy China, IL.  Frank and Steve Smith are brothers who teach in the history department of a state university in China, IL.  They also happen to be legends in their own minds who will often sacrifice facts, lessons and syllabi for the sake of being awesome.  Created by Brad Neely and produced by Titmouse, Inc., China, IL is a reverse Animal House where the teachers are crazy and the students just want to learn.  Creator Brad Neely and executive producer Daniel Weidenfeld will be on hand for a lively Q&A.

ADULT SWIM: Black Dynamite

8:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location:  Room 1A06

Talent:Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, Kym Whitley, Carl Jones (executive producer), and Scott Sanders (producer)


Black Dynamite is an exciting new animated series coming to Adult Swim in 2012 and is based on 2009’s critically-acclaimed feature film. The series further chronicles the exploits of Black Dynamite and his crew.  Cast members Michael Jai White (Black Dynamite), Byron Minns (Bullhorn), Kym Whitley (Honeybee), executive producer Carl Jones, and producer Scott Sanders will host a Q&A and show never-before-seen footage! Room





CARTOON NETWORK: Adventure Time / Regular Show Panel and Q&A

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: 1A06

Talent: Adventure Time – Pendleton Ward (Creator/ Lumpy Space Princess), Jeremy Shada (Finn) and Tom Kenny (Ice King); Regular Show talent includes creator J.G. Quintel (Creator/ Mordecai), Bill Salyers (Rigby) and Sam Marin (Pops, Benson, Muscle Man).

Cartoon Network is dominating Monday nights with the FUNNIEST night on television, and we’re bringing the inside scoop to Comic Con!  Join creators and talent from Adventure Time and Regular Show as they talk about how these two comedy hits came to life, screen upcoming episodes, share what’s in store for your favorite characters this season, answer questions and more!

The panel features Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward (Lumpy Space Princess), Jeremy Shada (Finn) and Tom Kenny (Ice King); Regular Show talent includes creator J.G. Quintel (Mordecai), Bill Salyers (Rigby) and Sam Marin (Pops, Benson, Muscle Man).

Adventure Time introduces viewers to unlikely heroes Finn and Jake, buddies who traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colorful inhabitants. The best of friends, our heroes always find themselves in the middle of heart-pounding escapades.   Regular Show features Mordecai, a six-foot-tall blue jay, and Rigby, a hyperactive raccoon, great friends and groundskeepers at a park whose attempts to escape their everyday boredom take them to fantastical extremes.

CARTOON NETWORK: Ben 10 / Generator Rex: Heroes United Screening and Q&A

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Location: 1A22


Cartoon Network’s top animated action heroes – Ben 10 and Generator Rex – team up for an exciting panel at New York Comic Con…and for an out-of-this-world adventure! In the middle of a battle, Ben Tennyson is drawn into a vortex and lands in an alternate world infected by nanites! Ben must team up with Rex to defeat a common enemy who covets the Omnitrix and Omega Nanite! In the midst of battle, Ben Tennyson is drawn into a vortex and lands in an alternate world infected by nanites…the world of Generator Rex!  Ben and Rex will face off before realizing they must unite to battle a common enemy who threatens both of their worlds!

CARTOON NETWORK: Level Up World Premiere Screening

2:00 p.m.  – 3:30 p.m.

Location: 1A22

It’s time to “Level Up” your Comic Con experience with the WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING of Cartoon Network’s funniest original movie for the video game age!  Level Up introduces three high school gamers who unwittingly open a portal from an online game, allowing the in-game creatures and mayhem to escape into the real world!  The trio must put aside their differences and join forces to play the game for real in order to save their neighborhood (and the world!) from ultimate evil! Be among the first to see Level Up before it premieres on Cartoon Network in November, with an explosive TV series to follow in 2012.





Friday, October 14

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.                  Venture Bros Signing
Location: Room 1E07
Talent: Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                  Robot Chicken Signing

Location: Room 1E07

Talent: Seth Green (co-creator), Matt Senreich (co-creator),

Zeb Wells (writer) and Doug Goldstein (head writer and co-producer)

Saturday, October 15

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                  Black Dynamite Signing
Location: Room 1E07
Talent: Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, Kym Whitley,

Carl Jones (executive producer), and Scott Sanders (producer)


Cartoon Network and Adventure Time will take over the registration lobby of the Jacob Javits Center at New York Comic Con from October 13 – 16, with the CARTOON NETWORK LOUNGE.  A fully-immersive experience, the CARTOON NETWORK LOUNGE will be a must-see destination for fans of the network, as they can catch up on their favorite Adventure Time episodes, grab some exclusive giveaways, play their favorite video games and so much more.  In addition to other giveaways, Adventure Time fans should stop by to get their free New York Comic Con exclusive 2″ Finn figure, while supplies last.  The toy is a limited-edition update to one of the figures from Jazwares toy line, which is currently available for sale at Toys”R”Us retailers nationwide.  Additionally, at the CARTOON NETWORK LOUNGE, fans can try their hand at three all-new video games that will be released this fall:  Ben 10 Galactic Racing, Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion XL and Generator Rex: Agent of Providence.

Cartoon Network (, currently seen in more than 99 million U.S. homes and 207 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for youth and families.  Nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animated and live-action programming for young adults 18-34.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

We’ll be at the 2011 New York Comic Con, and, so will Hasbro.  What special exclusives will they bring with them?  Will Optimus Prime be sitting in the booth next to a life size My Little Pony?  Time will only tell.

Press Release :

For the first time at New York Comic Con, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) will attend the convention at the Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 13-16 to present many of its iconic brands and meet with fans. Hasbro will have a significant booth presence featuring current and upcoming products from its TRANSFORMERSG.I. JOEJEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS and KRE-O brands and BEYBLADEMARVEL and STAR WARS lines. Additionally, Hasbro will host panels for several of its properties and action figure lines as well as offer for sale several special edition products made for New York Comic Con convention goers.

“As this show continues to grow we’re thrilled to be attending this year to offer our fans the opportunity to engage with Hasbro’s brands in unique ways at both the convention and NYCC Kids! events.”

In addition to its booth exhibition during the main convention, Hasbro will be the title sponsor of New York Comic Con’s “NYCC Kids!” taking place on Sunday, October 16. Within NYCC Kids!, Hasbro will host the National BEYBLADE Championship where semi-finalists from around the country will battle in head-to-head competition to be crowned the BEYBLADE U.S. Champion. The BEYBLADE National Championship winner will be awarded travel to the BEYBLADE World Championship, in Toronto, Canada in March 2012. A worldwide phenomenon, BEYBLADE is a battling tops game with a focus on strategy and high-performance competition. Kids collect, customize and compete head-to-head to be the last BEYBLADE top spinning. Fans can visit for additional information, official rules and kids 8-13 can register for regional qualifier events.

“Hasbro is looking forward to an exciting and substantial presence for its first ever participation in New York Comic Con,” said Jeff Jackson, vice president of U.S. marketing for Hasbro. “As this show continues to grow we’re thrilled to be attending this year to offer our fans the opportunity to engage with Hasbro’s brands in unique ways at both the convention and NYCC Kids! events.”

Hasbro’s NYCC Kids! presence will also offer families the opportunity to experience its new KRE-O TRANSFORMERS line of construction toys and new NERF VORTEX line of disc blasters. More details about Hasbro’s booth, panels, special edition New York Comic-Con figures and other special events at the convention will be released in the coming weeks. Hasbro will be located at booth #302. For more information about New York Comic Con and NYCC Kids!, fans and families can