Thursday, 6 October 2011

Xcursus: X-happenings at the NYCC 2011!

Remember all the SDCC 2011 coverage I provided y'all?? Well the New York Comic Con 2011 is almost upon us & you guessed it- you'll get all the X-dope on the NYCC '11 out here too!
This year the NYCC takes place from October 13–16. Started in 2006, the NYCC celebrates all things related to comics, graphic novels, movies, TV, video games & toys. In 2010 the NYCC incorporated the New York Anime Festival, thus including anime & manga into the mix as well. It's always been held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NYC. The center offers an exhibit space of over 675,000 square feet which accommodated about 96,000 attendees last year! The following are the X-Men-related events that are gonna take place at the NYCC '11:

October 14
Marvel: Ultimate Comics Universe Reborn
Marvel has rebooted their Ultimate Comics Universe & Ultimate X-Men's Nick Spencer , Senior Editor Mark Paniccia & Marvel Editor In Chief Axel Alonso will fill you in on what's coming next!

Marvel Television Presents: Anime on G4
At the SDCC '11, this panel gave us coverage on the Iron Man & Wolverine Anime shows. So expect Head of Marvel TV, Jeph Loeb to dish out info on the X-Men & Blade Animes. Casting news for Blade is gonna be out! I do hope they announce the rest of the X-Men Anime cast!

October 15
Marvel Interactive: Marvel Video Games
Learn more about the X-Men Destiny, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Marvel Universe MMO, Marvel Pinball, Super Hero Squad Online, Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat & Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet games than you did at the SDCC. Plus more on the future of other Marvel games via trailers, surprise reveals & a Q&A with the game creators.

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Panel
UMVC3 releases in a month's time from now! Join producer Riota Niitsuma, Marvel's Manager of Licensed Games, artist Chris Baker & Capcom's Francis Mao, Miguel Corty & Seth Killian to get the latest updates on what you've heard before & a behind-the-scenes peek.

Marvel Television Presents
This panel announced the development of more motion comics for the Joss Whedon runs on Astonishing X-Men at the SDCC. Let's hope there' more on that this time around. Jeph Loeb will give a sneak peek of the Ultimate Spider-Man show along with other animated shows (most probably including Earth's Mightiest Heroes: The Avengers S2).

Marvel: Cup O’ Joe
Expect something BIG from Marvel's trademark Q&A panel with Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada! BleedingCool reports that all retailers across the US have received a postcard from Marvel signed by Editor In Chief Axel Alonso. (< see left).

Hasbro: Marvel Action Figures
Hasbro showed of these toys in the SDCC. Let's see what they have in store this time.

October 16
Disney/Marvel Kids Panel
Join writer Rich Thomas (The Uncanny X-Men: An Origin Story) & artists Val Semeiks (The Courageous Captain America: An Origin Story, The Incredible Hulk: An Origin Story) & Craig Rousseau (The Invincible Iron Man: An Origin Story) as they take a behind-the-scenes look at the Origin Storybooks & Picture books, with Disney’s Director of School & Library Marketing, Dina Sherman, & special guests Ruwan Jayatilleke, Marvel's Senior VP, Michael Siglain, Disney Publishing Worldwide's Senior Editor & Nachie Castro, DPW's Editor. Check out the first 3 pages from The Uncanny X-Men: An Origin Story below (via Amazon)!

Marvel: X-Men Regenesis
Writers Jason Aaron (Wolverine & The X-Men), Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men), Peter David (X-Factor), Greg Pak (Astonishing X-Men), Editor Jeanine Schaefer and Editor in Chief Axel Alonso provide more news on the fate of the X-Men after the Great Divide that was Schism!
^ The split of the X-Men into Wolverine's Gold & Cyclops' Blue Teams respectively in Regenesis.

Unlike with SDCC 2011, these panels have been announced on the NYCC website so it may be subject to change via Marvel. Of course there are other Marvel panels besides the ones mentioned above, the most notable being the MARVEL STUDIOS: Marvel’s The Avengers panel which will screen new Avengers movie footage! :D

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