New York Comic Con is right around the corner and MTV Geek will be taking over! Beginning on Friday we’ll be interviewing the top names in comics, toys, and animation, (and maybe a few surprises) and won’t stop until the show wraps on Sunday! Look out for our skybox, or as we like to call it, the MTV Geek Helicarrier.
We’ll have teams in the air, on the ground, and at the panels all weekend long delivering up to the minute news from the con. And for our first cross-over event, we'll have Liz Lee of MTV's My Life As Liz interviewing her favorite creators (and trust us, she's as big a geek as the rest of us). Then on Saturday at 11AM we’ll be holding our first MTV Geek panel in Room 1A08, one of the largest at con. Our official panel description goes something like:
Join MTV Geek as they discuss what's in store for MTV Comics over the coming year and announce the initial line-up of titles along with some very exciting new projects with comics and animation legends Stan Lee and Bill Plympton.
But we’re thinking of it more like:
Saturday, Saturday, SATURDAY!!! MTV Geek will unleash a spectacular spectacle of epic proportions in the ongoing saga that will forever transform the comic continuum as we scour the globe in search of humanity’s last hope before time itself tears the fabric of reality when the discovery that our journey is but a steppingstone on the greater path of mankind in the war you never thought would happen!!!
We had Joe Q bust that out for us. (Well, not really).
Aside from those 2 guys we mentioned above who no one has really heard of, the rest of the panel is: Tom Akel, David Tischman, Dean Haspiel, Alaina Huffman, Sanford Greene, Tony Lee, David Steinberger, Mike Cavallaro, Joshua Hale Fialkov, and Karl Altstaetter.
Make sure, and we really mean it, that you follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MTVGeek, we’ll have a surprise or two up our sleeves during the course of the weekend and some sneak peeks at what we’re unveiling on the panel starting tomorrow (maybe even today if we’re feeling generous).
Our coverage hub will launch later today, so keep your eyes peeled, because this is a new site, and we like to leave open tags in our XML so you never know when something may disappear! Come on, we’re just trying to keep you on your toes!
And be sure to check out these other MTV panels:
MTV Horror Panel: My Super Psycho Sweet 16 Part 2/Savage County
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2 - 3pm
Location: Room 1E02
Description: MTV is seeing the horror genre play a more and more significant role in today's youth culture. Responding to this need, MTV is tapping into some of the most diverse, artistic and indie talent to provide original and authentic horror content for its viewers. With this panel, MTV showcases its latest projects, My Super Psycho Sweet 16 Part 2 and Savage County. Come meet the filmmakers, Jacob Gentry and David Harris, actresses Lauren McKnight and Kirsten Prout, and receive free swag to be autographed, including an exclusive giveaway: a signed limited edition poster of a painting created in famed artist's Vincent Castiglia's own blood."
MTV Presents 'Unbreakable: Ten Years Later' With M. Night Shyamalan
Date: Sunday, October 10, 12:45 - 1:45 pm
Location: IGN Theater
Description: M. Night Shyamalan ("The Sixth Sense," "Signs," "The Village," "The Last Airbender"), one of the most successful filmmakers of our time, joins MTV News' Josh Horowitz for an anniversary retrospective of the groundbreaking comic book movie. Don't miss this exclusive one-time event as the director takes fans inside the fan-favorite film with never-before-heard stories and special surprises.