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8 Must-See New York Comic Con 2015 Events

Are you obsessed with 'Stars Wars' or 'Adventure Time'? Maybe it's 'The X-Files' that gets you going. Check out our list of the nerdtastic events you can't afford to miss!

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Cartoon Network Presents: 'Adventure Time'

Friday, October 9
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Hammerstein Ballroom - 311 W 34th St.

Event Description:

For years, fans have asked for it, and the magical minds behind Adventure Time are finally unlocking the secrets behind one of Ooo's most righteous and mysterious characters! This October, Cartoon Network presents a special eight-part story that explores the life of Marceline the Vampire Queen! New York Comic Con Fans will be the first to get a sneak peak of the exciting story before it airs, LIVE with the cast and crew, with plenty of time for questions from you!

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VIZ Media Premieres 'Boruto: Naruto the Movie'

Saturday, October 10
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Hammerstein Ballroom - 311 W 34th St.

Event Description:

Masashi Kishimoto, creator of Naruto, makes his executive producer debut and will introduce the North American English-subtitled premiere of the most anticipated Naruto movie yet! Naruto Uzumaki protects the Hidden Leaf Village as the 7th Hokage, while Boruto, his troublesome son resents his father's responsibilities that take his time away from him. Seeing this, Sasuke takes Boruto under his wing, while Sasuke's only daughter, Sarada, dreams of being Hokage one day. This Panel of a lifetime is brought to you in partnership with the Japan Foundation.

The line for VIZ Media Premieres Boruto: Naruto the Movie at the Hammerstein Ballroom will start at the entrance of the Manhattan Theater (311 W 34th St) and head West toward 9th Ave (toward Sam Ash). The line will NOT head toward 8th Ave as there is construction. Please look for signage at location on where the line starts. Lines for this event are not permitted until 10:00 PM, Friday, 10/8. This will be strictly enforced by onsite Staff and Security. Fans looking to attend this event should arrive as early as possible as seating is first come first served.

The first 100 attendees in line for this event will attend a special autograph session at 10:00 AM with Masashi Kishimoto. Please, no photographs at the autograph event.

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'Pokémon' Fan Meet-up

Friday, October 9
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room 1E03

Event Description: 

Hosted by The New York City Anime Group. The New York City Anime Group was founded in 2002, is the world's largest and most active Anime Meetup with over 3000 members. We're a diverse, friendly group, and we're sure you'll make new friends. We host regular meetings the second Thursday of every month and special events throughout the year, including cosplay events, museum visits, and screenings. Visit our sponsor Axeice Anime at boot #778.

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'Star Wars': A Galaxy of Fandom

Friday, October 9
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room 1A24

Event Description: 

The new era of Star Wars is here! Join Special Guests from the worlds of games, books, comics and entertainment as they share memories of seeing Star Wars for the first time; discuss how the sprawling space epic shaped their lives; and more. Geek out over your favorite parts of that galaxy far, far away with Superfans from Wookieepedia and get hyped for The Force Awakens and other exciting new chapters in the Star Wars saga!

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Marvel: 'Iron Man & the Avengers'

Friday, October 9
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Pepsi Perfect Theater – 1A06

Event Description:

Iron Man takes flight into a new era of Marvel comics! Get ready for all the latest on everyone’s favorite shell-head. Plus, we’ve got the 411 on a whole slew of new titles, including Sam Wilson: Captain America, Astonishing Ant-Man, Angela: Queen of Hel, Uncanny Avengers, New Avengers, Totally Awesome Hulk and more! This is one you cannot miss! Panelists include Editor Tom Brevoort with writers Marguerite Bennett (A-Force), Gerry Duggan (Uncanny Avengers), Al Ewing (New Avengers), Greg Pak (Totally Awesome Hulk), Nick Spencer (Ant-Man), Nick Spencer (Sam Wilson: Captain America), and Josh Williamson (Illuminati)!

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'The X-Files'

Saturday, October 10
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Stage 1-D Presented by AT&T

Event Description:

Do you still Want To Believe? Before the cultural phenomenon returns to Fox in January, New York Comic Con will host the U.S. Premiere of The X-Files event series! Be the first to see a special advance screening of the first episode, “My Struggle,” followed by a Q&A with Chris Carter and David Duchovny. Moderated by comedian and “The X-Files Files” podcaster Kumail Nanjiani.

The Main Stage is cleared between Panels. All Main Stage Panels require a wristband. Click here for more information on the Main Stage clearing and wristbanding process.

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YA Lit: Calling All Geeks!

Saturday, October 10
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Room 1A21

Event Description:

From Buffy to Disney movies and everything in between, Authors can be Superfans too. Books, movies, games, TV shows, comics and everything pop-culture has to offer inspire these Writers who put the FAN in FANDOM. Geeks have finally conquered the world and Authors Margaret Stohl (Black Widow: Forever Red), David Liss (Randoms), Claudia Gray (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Lost Stars), Soman Chainani (The Last Ever After) and Max Wirestone (The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss) are here to divulge their nerdy habits to Maryelizabeth Yturralde. Oh! And talk about the books they write too!

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A Force for Good: The Powerful Partnership Between Mental Health and Pop Culture

Sunday, October 11
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Room 1A24

Event Description:

Awareness of pop culture's power to help people with mental illnesses is reaching new heights, from celebrated depictions of superhero struggles to the personal stories of creators themselves. Join Eisner-nominated writer Alex de Campi, actress/writer Mara Wilson, Project UROK's Jenny Jaffe, Drs. Bender, Kambam, and Pozios of Broadcast Thought, Superhero Therapy's Janina Scarlet, and moderator Jeff Trexler as they discuss how comics can be a force for good in mental health. Speakers: Alex de Campi, Mara Wilson, Jenny Jaffe, H. Eric Bender, M.D., Praveen R. Kambam, M.D., Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., Janina Scarlet, Ph.D.

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