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Vampires, Zombies, Monsters, and More at the 2010 New York Comic Con

The schedule for the upcoming New York Comic Con, taking place October 8th-10th at the Jacob K. Javits Center, is starting to take shape so we thought we’d give you a heads-up on some of the more horror-centric panels that have been announced so far in addition to the one we already mentioned for “The Walking Dead” happening on Sunday, the 10th at 2:15 pm in the IGN Theater.

Vampires, Zombies, Monsters, and More at the 2010 New York Comic ConThis list is by no means all-inclusive so be sure to keep your eyes on the official New York Comic Con website for updates if you’re planning to attend.

  • How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
    Date: Friday, October 8
    Time: 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
    Location: Room 1A23

    The police will tell you to they have it handled. The government will tell you everything’s under control. The media will tell you it’s all hype. They will all lie to you. Learn how to defend yourself from the undead threat. When the world abandons you, you’ll be ready.

  • IDW – Sneak Peek at 2011
    Date: Friday, October 8
    Time: 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
    Location: Room 1A14

    Join IDW Publishing’s Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall and Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier as they talk Locke & Key with artist Gabriel Rodriguez, release some details about the giant event Infestation with some top secret guests, and even work in a big announcements or three, including a new project with Peter David & JK Woodward.

  • Dark Horse Comics
    Date: Friday, October 8
    Time: 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
    Location: Room 1A24

    Here’s your chance to be at the forefront of breaking news from comics’ most dynamic publishing house. Join Dark Horse Director of PR Jeremy Atkins, Managing Editor Scott Allie, and Senior Editor Chris Warner, along with a host of the industry’s top creators, for a first-hand look at the future of the medium. With huge announcements to be made, this is one panel you don’t want to miss!
    Vampires, Zombies, Monsters, and More at the 2010 New York Comic Con
  • Monsters – Behind the Scenes (Magnolia Pictures)
    Date: Friday, October 8
    Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Location: Room 1A06

    Gareth Edwards, writer/director of the critically acclaimed Monsters, explains the process of making a film on a small budget and his use of visual effects. He breaks down some key scenes in the film and explains the effects he created step by step.

  • James Marsters Spotlight
    Date: Friday, October 8
    Time: 8:45 pm – 9:45 pm
    Location: Room 1A08

    James Marsters may best be known for the role of Spike, the cult favorite punk-goth vampire that he played for six seasons on the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but he’s done a whole lot more! Don’t faint in this spotlight panel!


  • Corey Feldman Offers a Glimpse of Lost Boys: The Thirst
    Date: Saturday, October 9
    Time: 10:45 am – 11:45 am
    Location: Room 1A14

    Everybody’s favorite Frog Brother, Corey Feldman, presents a sneak peek of Lost Boys: The Thirst, the latest high-energy, action-packed adventure in the ongoing franchise. Join Corey for some choice words and select clips regarding the cult classic’s third film, in which the lost boys and girls of San Cazador prepare to party under the Blood Moon – while an alpha vampire conspires to turn these unsuspecting ravers into an army of undead.
    Vampires, Zombies, Monsters, and More at the 2010 New York Comic Con
  • My Super Psycho Sweet 16 Part 2/Savage County
    Date: Saturday, October 9
    Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Location: Room 1E02

    MTV showcases its latest projects, My Super Psycho Sweet 16 Part 2 and Savage County. Come meet the filmmakers, Jacob Gentry and David Harris, and receive free movie posters, including an exclusive giveaway — a signed limited edition poster of a painting created in famed artist’s Vincent Castiglia’s own blood.

  • The Sushi Typhoon: The Best in Japanese Genre Movies
    Date: Saturday, October 9
    Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    Location: Room 1E14

    From the creators of Tokyo Gore Police, The Machine Girl, Suicide Club, Ichi the Killer, Battlefield Baseball, Meatball Machine, and many others comes The Sushi Typhoon, an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of Japanese genre moviemaking about to hit US shores in partnership with Funimation Entertainment! Including an exclusive preview of Yoshihiro (Tokyo Gore Police) Nishimura’s upcoming zombie epic, Helldriver!

  • Comedy Central: Ugly Americans
    Date: Saturday, October 9
    Time: 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
    Location: Room 1A06

    Go behind the scenes of this animated series sensation from Comedy Central. Featuring a sneak peek of the new season, Q&A, and more.

  • Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?
    Date: Saturday, October 9
    Time: 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
    Location: Room 1A23

    Join preeminent zombologists and zombie theorists in discussing where the zombie menace came from and where it’s going. Mac Montandon (moderator), author of The Proper Care and Feeding of Zombies (Wiley, 2010), which answers all your questions about the science of the living dead; Mira Grant, author of Feed (Orbit, 2010), in which blogging becomes an important way to spread news about a zombie invasion; Justine Larbalestier and Alaya Dawn Johnson, editor of and contributor to the YA anthology Zombies vs. Unicorns, in which many bestselling teen authors make arguments through fiction for the most awesome supernatural creature; Robin Becker, author of Brains: A Zombie Memoir (HarperCollins, 2010), in which one mindless zombie is not so mindless, and starts a movement for zombie civil rights; Alan Goldsher, author of Paul Is Undead (Pocket Books, 2010), an alternate history version of the Beatles invasion, in which Paul, John, and George are zombies and Ringo is their ninja protector; and Richard Kadrey, author of Kill the Dead (Eos, 2010), in which supernatural investigator Sandman Slim deals with a zombie uprising in LA.


    Vampires, Zombies, Monsters, and More at the 2010 New York Comic Con
  • The Vampire Diaries Special Video Presentation and Select Cast/Producer Q&A
    Date: Sunday, October 10
    Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Location: IGN Theater

    Join series stars Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy), Sara Canning (Jenna), Katerina Graham (Bonnie), and Zach Roerig (Matt) and executive producers Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec for a discussion of all things Mystic Falls! (NOTE: Attendees are subject to change.) A signing follows in Room 1C05 from 2:00–3:00 pm.

  • IDW – Sneak Peek at 2011
    Date: Sunday, October 10
    Time: 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
    Location: Room 1A24

    Join IDW Publishing’s Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall and Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier as they talk Locke & Key with artist Gabriel Rodriguez, release some details about the giant event Infestation with some top secret guests, and even work in a big announcements or three, including a new project with Peter David & JK Woodward.

  • Bruce Campbell Spotlight
    Date: Sunday, October 10
    Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Location: Room 1A08

    The man has done it all from bestelling author to movies like Evil Dead to his co-staring role on Burn Notice. Meet the one and only Bruce Campbell in this spotlight panel.

    That should be a good start for any NYCC attendees looking for some genre action. Keep in mind there are also screenings and lots more happening over the weekend so be sure to hit up the official New York Comic Con site, and keep your eyes open for Dread Central’s Nomad, who will be there as well.

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