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Keanu Reeves Bringing Sci-Fi Movie 'Replicas' to New York Comic Con
The actor plays a scientist who attempts to bring his late family back to life with cutting edge cloning.

Keanu Reeves is making a return trip to New York Comic Con.

The actor, who made a big splash last year with a big John Wick: Chapter 2 panel, will bring the first footage from his sci-fi feature Replicas to the convention next month.

Replicas stars Reeves as scientist who becomes obsessed with the idea of bringing his family back to life after they are killed in a car crash. His choice of resurrection? Cutting edge cloning technology. Alice Eve also stars as Reeves’ wife, with Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch also among the cast.

Reeves will be onhand Thursday, Oct. 5 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in room 1A06 for theReplicas panel, which also features director Jeffrey Nachmanoff and producer Stephen Hamel.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura is also producing Replicas, with a script by London Has Fallenwriter Chad St. John.

New York Comic Con runs Oct. 5-8.

Keanu Reeves Bringing Sci-Fi Movie ‘Replicas’ to New York Comic Con

The actor plays a scientist who attempts to bring his late family back to life with cutting edge cloning.

Keanu Reeves is making a return trip to New York Comic Con.

The actor, who made a big splash last year with a big John Wick: Chapter 2 panel, will bring the first footage from his sci-fi feature Replicas to the convention next month.

Replicas stars Reeves as scientist who becomes obsessed with the idea of bringing his family back to life after they are killed in a car crash. His choice of resurrection? Cutting edge cloning technology. Alice Eve also stars as Reeves’ wife, with Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch also among the cast.

Reeves will be onhand Thursday, Oct. 5 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in room 1A06 for the Replicas panel, which also features director Jeffrey Nachmanoff and producer Stephen Hamel.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura is also producing Replicas, with a script by London Has Fallen writer Chad St. John.

New York Comic Con runs Oct. 5-8.

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Visit Us at New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con, the East Coast’s largest pop culture convention, begins October 5. If you’re joining the thousands of fans at the Javits Center in Manhattan, be sure to swing by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s booth, as well as check out the panels featuring cast & crew from Sony Pictures Television’s new and returning shows.

“Hang Like Spidey” // Spider-Man: Homecoming Photo Experience

Visit booth CP102 and be transported into Peter Parker’s bedroom, where you can climb on the ceiling like Spider-Man.

Celebrate SuperMansion: Drag Me to Halloween Panel

The cast from the “SuperMansion” Halloween special discuss what goes into making the stop-motion animated series from Crackle. October 5, 6:45Pm – 7:45PM, in room 1A10.

The World of Philip K. Dick Panel

Actor Liam Cunningham, and Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore and Michael Dinner, discuss “Electric Dreams,” as well as share an exclusive look at the new Amazon Prime series. October 6, 10:30AM – 11:30AM, at the Hammerstein Ballroom.

Hulu and Seth Rogen’s Future Man Panel

Catch the world premiere screening of “Future Man” with the show’s cast (Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson, and Haley Joel Osment), creators, and showrunner. October 6, 1:30PM – 2:30PM, in room 1A06.

Shut Eye: Season 2 Panel

“Shut Eye” showrunner John Shibuan and cast members, including Jeffrey Donovan, KaDee Strickland, and Isabella Rosselinni, discuss the first season, the cliffhanger ending, and what’s coming up in Season 2. October 6, 5:30PM – 6:30PM, in room 1A10.

The Tick Panel

“The Tick” creator Ben Edlund and the show’s cast members participate in a panel discussion, Q&A, and more. October 7, 11:00AM – 12:00PM, in room 1A06.

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Hey!  I’ll be at New York Comic Con this weekend!

Find me at Artist Alley table K2.  Commission list is full, but I’ll be there signing and selling comics, pages and the prints above.

Will also be doing:

Thursday, October 9th
Signing at the Marvel booth
4pm

Friday, October 10th
Breaking Into Comics The Marvel Way Panel
11:15am - 12pm, Room 1A06

Marvel’s 75th Anniversary Event
(More info on this will be announced soon, I think.)

Saturday, October 11th
Signing at the Marvel booth
3pm *moved to Thursday

Other than those things, I should be at the table (look for the giant Thor face).  Come say hi!

‘HULK: WHERE MONSTERS DWELL’ ANIMATED MOVIE TO PREMIERE AT NEW YORK COMIC CON!

Marvel’s ‘Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell’ will premiere on October 9th at NYCC (Room 1A06 at 10:30am). Doctor Strange and the Howling Commandos monster team are both set to appear in the movie as they team up to stop the villain, Nightmare! 

Watch on keanuital.tumblr.com

NYCC 2017 Livestream - Thursday, October 5th

Collider proudly presents exclusive daily livestream panels from New York Comic Con 2017! Watch as fans experience all of the pop culture goodness that NYCC has to offer! MULTI-CAMERA STREAM - Choose a “camera” to watch simultaneous live-streams from multiple venues throughout NYCC.

CAMERA 2: Javits Center Room 1A06

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM  Replicas w/ Keanu Reeves

Let’s hope they bring a Teaser Trailer! 🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘😃😃

You can switch between camera’s :)

Originally posted by keanuital

NYCC: The Kick Ass Panels You Need to Go To!


I am glad to see things have changed from the last time I went to the con two years ago where the lack of women on some panels was an issue.

For those of you who are going here are some key panels that are relevant to this blog’s interest including the panel I was supposed to be on. (But am not.)

If you do attend any of these panels and want to do a quick write up or send pictures let me know!

Thursday

Super Girls: Using Comics to Engage Female Students in the High School Classroom
Thu. October 9| 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM | 1B03

Secondary and post-secondary Educators, as well as industry Professionals, gather to discuss using comics in the classroom to engage female students. The Panel will include many comics/graphic novel titles for teachers to use, teaching strategies and overall engagement techniques to ensure that use of comics in your classroom is not seen as just “for the boys.”

(I think libraries and schools are one of the most important conduits for getting comics into the hands of new, i.e. female, readers. So glad to see this at NYCC)

#WeNeedDiverse (Comic) Books – Diversity in Comics

Thu. October 9| 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM | 1A01
The #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign reflects the need for representation of diversity in children and teen literature – kids need to see themselves in what they read and they also need to be exposed to realities different to their own. What is the current state of diversity in comics and how far has it come? How can the medium of comics further lend to diverse narratives and empathic readers? From Superman vs. the KKK to the arrival of Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan, find out more.

(If you read this blog you know this issue is incredibly important to me - again really glad to see this at NYCC)

New York TimesOUT and GeeksOUT Presents LGBT in Comics
Thu. October 9| 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM | 1A10
Join the discussion of LGBT Characters and Creators in comics with some of the industry’s best. Join Moderator Jude Biersdorfer (NYTimes Book Review – Staff Editor) and Panelists Phil Jimenez (Wonder Woman), Kieron Gillen (Young Avengers), Jamie McKevlie (Young Avengers), Luciano Vecchio (Marvel Infinite Comics Ultimate Spider-Man) and Annie Mok (Screentests) as they dive into the subject of LGBT diversity. Bring your best questions for this amazing Panel and they will answer them live.

(This panel gets bigger and better every year. When I went two years ago the line was so long I’m not sure everyone got in. Make sure to get there early)

Friday

“Marry, Do or Kill?” What Will it Take to Shatter Female Stereotypes in Comics?
Fri. October 10| 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM | 1A05

Female characters have historically been limited to sexy good girls or sexy bad girls, with little between. Readers are ready for change. A panel of Writers, Artists and Editors weigh in on “strong female characters,” “fridged women,” the Bechdel test and troubleshooting storytelling stereotypes. With Marvel Editor Ellie Pyle, Dennis Calero (X-Men Noir), Erica Schultz (Revenge), Andy Schmidt (Comics Experience), Claire Connelly (Oculus) and Jenny Wood (Flutter). Moderated by Enrica Jang, Editor at Red Stylo Media.

(Yes, Yes, and yes. Great panelists, too.)

Marvel 75th Anniversary: World Outside Your Window – Diversity in Marvel Comics
Fri. October 10| 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM | 1A18

Take a look inside Marvel’s ground-breaking history, as we shine the spotlight on the Creators who challenged, re-defined and shaped Marvel’s perception as an innovative publisher of comics. Join Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and a mighty gathering of Marvel Creators as they discuss the importance of diversity in comics and how Marvel upholds the tradition of presenting the world outside your window. Panelists will include Kurt Busiek (Marvels), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Kieron Gillen (Young Avengers), Ann Nocenti (Daredevil) and other Mighty Marvel Guests!

(Glad to see Marvel taking diversity in their comics. Hope their panel gets a little bit more diverse.)

Women of Color in Comics: Race, Gender and the Comic Book Medium
Fri. October 10| 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM | 1A24
Diversity. Women in Comics. Both subjects are hot button topics in the comic book industry. However, it isn’t often that both issues collide. This Panel includes Creators and Artists that are not only women, but women of color working in Multimedia industries. Host Regine L. Sawyer, (Owner of Lockett Down Productions), will lead a discussion touching on issues like gender/ethnic representation in comics, the ‘CON-sent’ movement and how they are currently influencing the industry as a whole.

(Again very happy to see this panel at NYCC.)

Prism Comics Presents: Women in Queer Comics Fri. October 10| 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM | 1A14

Be it in print or on the web, lesbian, transgender and bisexual women are using comics to tell their stories more and more. Join Moderator Tara Madison Avery (Dirtheads, Gooch) and Panelists Joan Hilty (Bitter Girl), Jennifer Camper (Women’s Review of Books, Bitch Magazine), Kristin Enos (Web of Lives, Deseo), Ariel Schrag (Likewise, Adam) and Elizabeth Fernandez (The Code Crimson) for a discussion of queer women’s improved profile in the industry and their approach to storytelling.

(Prism always has good panels - I imagine this one will be no exception)

Vulture Presents Carol Corps and Beyond: The Future of Female Fandom

Fri. October 10| 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | 1A10

Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel and Batgirl have sparked an explosion of enthusiasm and visibility for women in comics. Female leads have been present since the dawn of comics, so why is their popularity only seeing a rise now? Some say the internet is responsible – but if that’s true, why didn’t this happen 15 years ago? And what role, if any, do leading ladies’ portrayals onscreen play? Most importantly, we must keep this momentum going and not let this be just a flash in the pan! With Gail Simone, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Sana Amanat.

(This the panel I was invited to be on. And agreed to be on. But am not on. Grrr.) 

Saturday

The Mary Sue Presents – Strong Female Characters: The Women Shining in Geek Media
Sat. October 11| 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM | 1A01

We often ask to see “strong female characters” in our geek media and are critical when Creators fall short but this Panel will focus on the positive representations of women, both as they exist now and as they’ve evolved over time and those creating them. We’ll also be discussing the impact positive representations had on the lives of the Panelists and their hopes for characters we’ll see in the future. With Jill Pantozzi.

(Jill is always good on these panels - good to see The Mary Sue flying that feminist flag.)

DC Entertainment – Batman 75th Anniversary
Sat. October 11| 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Empire Stage 1-E

Throughout his 75 year history, the Dark Knight has become one of the most popular and widely recognized super heroes in the world. From comics to TV to movies to video games, the World’s Greatest Detective has permeated all entertainment mediums and beyond. Come by for a look at Batman’s rich history and what the future holds for this pop culture icon with industry titans and other surprise Guests!

(Hoping some of those surprise guests are women because right now this panel all dudes.)

DC Comics – Champions of Justice
Sat. October 11| 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | 1A06

The heroes of DC Comics – The New 52 return to New York for a star-studded, action packed Panel! Join the Creators of DC Comics’ most powerful and influential heroes and heroines for a sneak peek of what is to come for these champions of justice!

(Ditto to the above comment)

Women of DC Entertainment
Sat. October 11| 6:15 PM -7:00 PM | 1A06

With Marguerite Bennett, Becky Cloonan, Amanda Conner, Meredith Finch, Caitlin Kittredge, Gail Simone, Babs Tarr
This amazing cast of editors, artists and writers – discuss their unique creative processes on some of your favorite titles. Not to be missed!

(I’m really happy DC Comics FINALLY did a panel like this. Really)

Sunday

Secret Identities – Transgender Themes in Comic Books
Sun. October 12| 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM | 1A01

From The Avengers to Batgirl, gender change has become more and more common in comic books, but comics have addressed transgender themes since the Golden Age. Indie and mainstream comics have been written and illustrated by transgender talent too. Join a Panel of Writers and Artists who will discuss the impact of transgender characters, and how Transgender Comic Book Creators have influenced the industry over the years. With Gail Simone, Rachel Pollack, Charles Battersby.

(Guys, it’s FREAKING Rachel Pollack who wrote Doom Patrol for Vertigo. I would not miss this panel.)

Women of MARVEL Panel
Sun. October 12| 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM | 1A06
From Ms. Marvel to Black Widow, from Twitter to tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in the industry recently. Join the conversation as women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry! Plus, plenty of special announcements! Panelists will include Editor Sana Amanat, Talent Scout Jeanine Schaefer, Associate Producer Judy Stephens, writers Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel) and Erica Henderson, and other Mighty Marvel Guests!

(Marvel once again has their Sunday Women of Marvel panel which is always filled to the brim with a loud and enthusiastic crowd (which must be a joy for all the late night Con partiers.) Marvel has some EXCELLENT news coming out of the con so there may be some other folks showing up. Have fun!)

Again if you attend any of these panels or any other you feel have relevant information drop me a note. 

We’re heading to New York Comic Con this week and there are a ton of LoK activities going on!!! Here’s the schedule:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9TH

12pm - 4pm / 4:30pm - 7pm: “Your Own Nickelodeon Recording Session." Be the voice of Bolin in a scene with Eska, or the voice of Aang in a scene with Katara! Stop by the Nickelodeon booth to voiceover classic and current Nick cartoons.

5:15pm - 6:15pm: The Legend of Korra: Book 4 panel in Empire Stage 1-E. Co-creators Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino will be joined by voice stars Janet Varney (Korra), David Faustino (Mako), and PJ Byrne (Bolin) for a look at the making of Book 4 and the premiere of an upcoming episode!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10TH

10am - 1pm / 1:30pm - 4pm / 4:30pm - 7pm: "Your Own Nickelodeon Recording Session." Be the voice of Bolin in a scene with Eska, or the voice of Aang in a scene with Katara! Stop by the Nickelodeon booth to voiceover classic and current Nick cartoons.

11am - 12:50pm: The Legend of Korra signing at the Dark Horse booth with co-creators Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino. 
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED. Wristbands will be distributed by drawing in the Dark Horse booth on Thursday and Friday at show opening.)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11TH

10am - 1pm / 1:30pm - 4pm / 4:30pm - 7pm: "Your Own Nickelodeon Recording Session." Be the voice of Bolin in a scene with Eska, or the voice of Aang in a scene with Katara! Stop by the Nickelodeon booth to voiceover classic and current Nick cartoons.

5pm - 8pm: IGN’s NYCC Legend of Korra Video Game party at the Sky Room. For event entry please RVSP here, tickets are limited.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12TH

10am - 1pm / 1:30pm - 5pm: "Your Own Nickelodeon Recording Session." Be the voice of Bolin in a scene with Eska, or the voice of Aang in a scene with Katara! Stop by the Nickelodeon booth to voiceover classic and current Nick cartoons.

2:15pm - 3pm: Avatar Legacy Fan Panel moderated by Avatar Mom in room 1A06 with panelists Monica McClain (Illustrator/Art Instructor), Alison Wilgus (Artist/Writer), Kevin Coppa (Puppetbender Creator), Sifu Manuel Rodriguez (Martial Arts Choreographer for Toph Beifong), and Jessie Flower (Voice of Toph Beifong). The panel will be all about Avatar: The Last Airbender art, history, demonstrations, and stories- plus a live comic reading from Dark Horse Comics’ The Rift. Attending cosplayers may win books and signed original Legend of Korra animation drawings donated by Studio Mir!

3:30pm - 4:30pm: Jessie Flower (Toph Beifong, Melon Lord) will be signing autographs at the Dark Horse booth.
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED. Wristbands will be distributed by drawing in the Dark Horse booth on Saturday and Sunday at show opening.)

 

TEAM THE WICKED + THE DIVINE SCHEDULE NYCC 2014

Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson and Kieron Gillen will be attending the New York Comic Con from October 9th-12th. They will be doing “things” when they’re there. They’re on panels. They’re doing signings. They’re manning their fine table, K10 in artist’s alley, in the North Pavillion.

(Expect “we’re the neighbours of robot dogs gags”, which only old Doctor Who fans will get.)

Kieron has compiled this list of where we are and how you can find us, if you want to come and say hello, etc. It’s quite long, so you’ll find it beneath the cut.

EDIT: There was a mix up and Kieron completely got his Spotlight panel wrong. It’s on the Friday. All the details are fixed below, including crossing out the ones which were wrong. Professional!

Keep reading

DC Comics Debuts First Ever Female Creators Panel at NYCC

Yesterday the list of panels at NYCC was released and, low and behold, there was a panel that has been 75 years in the making:

Get an inside look at some of the amazing work from DCE’s female creatives at the “Women Of DC Entertainment” panel which will include JOKER’S DAUGHTER writer Marguerite Bennett, new series GOTHAM ACADEMY writer Becky Cloonan, HARLEY QUINN writer/artist Amanda Conner, WONDER WOMAN writer Meredith Finch, COFFIN HILL writer Caitlin Kittredge, SECRET SIX writer Gail Simone, and new BATGIRL artist Babs Tarr. Saturday 6:15pm Room Room 1A06

Since I began this blog some 4 plus years ago I have expressed concern about the lack of female creators on DC panels at Cons. You know to avoid panels like this from a few years ago:

It’s gotten better over the years as DC has expanded its roster of female creators beyond Gail Simone. 

Also it was interesting that while DC could barely find room for some female creators at their panels - Marvel’s female editors proposed and ran a “Women of Marvel” panel at NYCC and other cons.

I’ve spoken over the years about why DC hasn’t done a “Women of DC” panel and received different answers the saddest implying that the company can submit only so many panels at NYCC and other major shows and didn’t see such a panel as a priority over others.

Priorities, perhaps, have now changed. 

Or perhaps it is simply because DC Comics finally has enough female creators to create a robust (although sadly not very diverse) panel.

DC Comics’ new set of female creators could be seen as a confluence of a number of factors. Certainly having some new editors on-board who are open to newer talents which would include a bigger pool of female creators could be a reason. 

It’s ironic that Marvel who has owned these panels is in a position of having fewer ongoing female creators - Kelly Sue DeConnick, G. Willow Wilson, Sara Pichelli and Marguerite Bennett (who is also doing work for DC Comics).  

Things sure have changed haven’t they?

I was surprised to hear this week that Marvel is not inviting ANY of its female writers to their writers conference where they map out their stories for the next year.

The reason? You have to be a writer under contract to be invited. And? Well, Marvel has no female writers under contract. And? So we have no female writers going to the conference (This messaging was delivered to me by Dan Slott who never misses an opportunity to defend his publisher on line).

The suggestion that there was some chicken and the egg logic to this fell on deaf ears for some.

So what is up with the decline in the number of female creators at Marvel? I know that some female creators were drawn to the vision of Stephen Wacker who also pushed for some of their newer female characters such as Ms. Marvel.

But he is no longer at Marvel Comics.

The good news is that Jeanine Schaefer one of the creators of the “Women of Marvel” panels is now in charge of new talent at Marvel. So I suspect this will change soon.

Schaefer will be front and center at the Women of Marvel panel at NYCC on Sunday at 1:15:

From Ms. Marvel to Black Widow, from Twitter to tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in the industry recently. Join the conversation as women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry! Plus, plenty of special announcements! Panelists will include Editor Sana Amanat, Talent Scout Jeanine Schaefer, Associate Producer Judy Stephens, writers Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel) and Erica Henderson, and other Mighty Marvel Guests!

And that means for the first time at a con both DC and Marvel are putting their female creators in the spotlight.

While it is still important to have women embedded in ALL panels, the fact the both publishers are now devoting their resources to highlighting their female creators is a important moment that should be noted and applauded.

Da Vinci’s Demons is coming to NYCC!

It’s official: Executive Producers David S. Goyer and John Shiban join cast members Tom Riley, Blake Ritson, Laura Haddock and Gregg Chillin for a joint STARZ panel featuring both Da Vinci’s Demons and Black Sails on Saturday, October 11th at 12:15pm in Room 1A06, where we’ll show a SNEAK PEEK of Season 3.

Meet the cast during an Autograph Session at 3:45pm in Hall 1B, and use the Da Vinci’s Demons charging station in the North Concourse to make sure you always have enough power to post all of your NYCC pictures immediately to tumblr.

We hope to see you there!

My NYCC Schedule & Locations

OCT 10

11 am -12 pm
Signing @ Image Booth (#1544)
This is a ticketed signing. I will linger as long as I can before they kick me out.

7 pm - 7:08 pm
BRIMP UP
Mustang Harry’s
352 W 7th x 29th and 30th

OCT 11


9:30 am - 11 am
VIP Signing (in VIP Lounge at the Javits)
I assume this is a ticketed thing but I have no idea how when or where one gets tickets

11 am - 12 pm
Signing @ Image Booth (#1544) w Howard Fucking Chaykin
This is a ticketed signing. I will linger as long as I can before they kick me out.

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
I is for Impact (room 1A06)
No matter how weird of an idea you may have, if you can hook someone, they’ll be a reader for life. Frank Quitely (JUPITER’S LEGACY), Wes Craig (DEADLY CLASS), Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS), Steve Orlando (UNDERTOW), James Robinson (THE SAVIORS), Roc Upchurch (RAT QUEENS) and Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA) take strange ideas and turn them into intensely relatable and entertaining comics. Now, they’re going to share their secrets and talk about how fun it is to make the unreal real.

OCT 12
11 am - 11:45 am
Signing @ Image Booth (#1544)
This is a ticketed signing. I will linger as long as I can before they kick me out.

All right. See you there.