Lights, Sounds, Cosplay How-To
An introduction to adding lights to your cosplays to make them really come to life. Cosplayer Mike Hemmig will cover different lighting techniques and placement to really make your cosplay pop. He'll also cover adding sounds to your cosplay and where to place them so they won't be seen but will be heard. A must attend panel for the cosplayer who wants to take their cosplay to the next level!
Saturday | 18th Floor Madison Room | 4pm-4:45pm
Go Big Or Go Home Cosplay How-To
Join Cosplayer Mike Hemmig as he shows you the different materials to use to build BIG costumes! Learn what kinds of stilts to use and the tricks involved in building giant robot costumes!
Saturday | 18th Floor Madison Room | 11am-11:45am
Johnny Brennan Q&A
Join the Jerky Boy himself, Johnny Brennan as he tells you about the history of prank calls! And how his Jerky Boy characters led to the creation of Mort Goldman on Family Guy!
Saturday | 18th Floor Main Stage | 4pm-4:45pm
Big Apple Trailer Park Theater
Join editor & chief of FEARSmag.com, Joseph Mauceri, as he presents some of the hottest and highly anticipated trailers for the spring and summer movie blockbusters. You think you might know all the films slater for 2017, but we might have a few surprises. At the end of the presentation join us for a quick Q&A. You never know, you might end up on FEARSmag with your comments!
Saturday | Basement Globetrotter Room | 5pm-5:45pm
Charlton Comics Q&A
Join the filmmakers Jackie Zbuska and Keith Larsen for a fun filled interactive panel featuring some exclusive content from The Charlton Movie! Who knows…they might bring a special guest or two along!
Sunday | Basement Globetrotter Room | 1pm-1:30pm
Cosplay to Character
Listen to Michael Nguyen and Shaon Bell-Reiser as they talk about everything cosplay. Putting on a costume is more than just wearing fancy clothes. It is an opportunity to become a character. Whether you are doing superhero cosplay, Star Wars costuming, or historical reenactment, creating and putting on the clothing is an opportunity to truly inhabit a persona. Listen to this diverse panel of cosplayers and reenactors as they discuss how researching your costume can give you insight into your character that you won’t get any other way!
Sunday | 18th Floor Madison Room | 3pm-3:45pm
Phrases to Pages
At Pronto’s Phrases-to-Pages, aspiring creatives are paired into teams of one writer and one artist. Once paired, all teams are given the same phrase. The teams then work together to write and draw one comic book page based on the phrase given. The artwork will be judged by special guests in attendance at Big Apple Con. First place winners will receive prizes and be published in our special Phrases-to-Pages Con Edition comic book.
Sunday | Basement Globetrotter Room | 11am-11:45am
Comic Book Shark Tank
If you're an aspiring comic creator who has yet to get published, submit your work to Our Shark Tank for comics. Get constructive criticism from publishers and if they like your work enough, they may publish you! Meet the Sharks: Mark Mazz, Atlas Unleashed; Dominic Sparano, Pronto Comics; and TBA.
Saturday | Basement Globetrotter Room | 3pm-3:45pm
Intergalactic Cosplay Dance Party
The BIG NAZO INTERGALACTIC CREATURE BAND jumpstarts extraterrestrial creature spectacles and space-funk dance parties at clubs and festivals throughout the US, Canada and overseas, stretching as far and wide as Singapore, Scotland, Indonesia, Portugal, Japan, Italy and South Korea. Their Mutant Musicians are backed up by Alien Go-Go Dancers, Rowdy Robots and a cast of bizarre and unusual Super Villains who rock out in a variety of mask & puppet performance styles. The band will also be at the cosplay contests all day Sunday March 12th!
Saturday 6pm-7pm | Sunday 4pm-5pm | 18th Floor Sky Ballroom
Jason David Frank FREE Q&A
Here’s your chance to chat with the Green Power Ranger himself! And this panel is FREE! It’s open to the public, no admission to the Big Apple Comic Con required!
Sunday | Basement Globetrotter Room | 12pm-12:45pm
Comix: The Movie Screening
The award-winning feature documentary film, about comic books and the phenomenon surrounding them, told through the thoughts and images of creators, artists, writers, collectors, store owners, and independent publishers. Featuring Stan Lee, Frank Miller, Neal Adams, Mark Waid, John Romita Jr, Marc Silvestri, Amanda Conner, Andy Park, Steve Niles, and many more! This fun and exciting film also includes tons of fans, many dressed in costumes talking about their love for the art form. Special prize giveaways and Q&A follows with Director Michael Valentine.
Sunday | Basement Globetrotter Room | 1:30pm-3:45pm
Barbara Eden Q&A
Come meet the Jeannie in the Bottle! She has great stories about living the life of taffeta and see-through pants!
Saturday | 18th Floor Main Stage | 2pm – 2:45pm
Join Elden Henson, Peter Shinkoda, and Geoffrey Cantor as they talk about all things Daredevil! And maybe they’ll spill a little about the upcoming season and The Defenders!!
Sunday | 18th Floor Main Stage | 3pm-3:45pm
How To Be A Superhero
With Mark Edlitz
As we gear up for the next round of superhero movies it's time to take a look back at some overlooked superhero movies and TV shows. Mark Edlitz (author of HOW TO BE A SUPERHERO and director of JEDI JUNKIES) shares with you a treasure trove of rare footage, which depict your favorite superheroes in a brand new light. Get a load of a Batman who sings and a Superman who dances! You'll love the obscure clips from the unaired Wonder Woman and Justice League pilots, and the "lost" Fantastic Four and Captain America films. You'll never look at superheroes the same way again. There will be a Free Giveaway during the presentation.
Saturday | Basement Globetrotter Room | 4pm – 4:45pm
Simon and Kirby
Jim Simon, son of Joe Simon, joins us in a discussion of his famous father’s teamwork with Jack Kirby and the creation of their most famous character, Captain America! In this, the 100th anniversary of “King” Kirby’s birth, we will talk about the early days of comics and the social impact of their groundbreaking work in comic books.
Saturday | Basement Globetrotter Room | 1pm – 1:45pm
Spencer Wilding Q&A
Spencer Wilding is the new Darth Vader, but he’s also so much more! He’s been in everything from Guardians of the Galaxy, and Game of Thrones to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and The Fifth Element! Join him for a Q&A session and ask him all about what it’s like to be a Sith Lord!
Sunday | 18th Floor Main Stage | 1pm-1:45pm
The Many Captain Marvels or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Them All
With Roy Thomas, Jackson Bostwick, and Captain Zorikh.
Captain Marvel is one of the most famous, yet misunderstood, names in comics. There have been many superheroes with that name, from several different companies, and some people call at least one of them “Shazam!” With news coming almost daily about the two Captain Marvel movies in the works (one called “Shazam!”), this panel, featuring Roy Thomas, who has worked on several of them from two companies, Jackson Bostwick, who played one on TV, and our own Captain Zorikh, who is writing a history of all of them, will set the record straight about the Captain Marvels in a revealing, in-depth analysis of their history and significance.
Saturday | Basement Globetrotter Room | 2pm – 2:45pm
World Building in Science Fiction and Fantasy: The Essentials
With the Association of Rhode Island Authors
The Science Fiction/Fantasy genre transports readers to new worlds, from the wondrous to the weird. Fans of the genre know that solid world building is essential to the story. When it’s done well, we become immersed in the tale. When it’s done poorly, we notice. Join us for a discussion with local speculative fiction writer’s to learn their secrets. How do they construct believable worlds in unbelievable settings?What are some of the problems and pitfalls they’ve encountered? Where do they find inspiration? When imagination and writing craft successfully intersect, the results can be out of this world! If you are an aspiring speculative fiction writer or fan, this presentation is for you.
Saturday | Basement Globetrotter Room | 11am – 11:45am
Big Apple Presents: The Captain Zorikh Costume Contest
Long known as the “most fun costume contest on the East Coast, once again Big Apple Comic Con Presents Captain Zorikh’s Costume Contest! Come show off your costume skills and character presentation in a fast-paced, non-stop frenzy for those who wear costumes to be seen by those who love them! Be a hero or villain or morally ambiguous! Come as any charater from comics, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, pop culture, anime/manga, video games, history, or make up your own! Fabulous prizes will be awarded according to the results of the patented “Applause-O-Meter,” including gift certificates, goodie bags, collectibles, and “Captain Z’s Amazing Box of Wonder.” Prize Sponsors so far include Artist & Craftsman Supply, Forbidden Planet, Midtown Comics, and Halloween Adventure/Gothic Renaissance. The BIG NAZO INTERGALACTIC CREATURE BAND will also be animating the cosplay contest!
For more info and rules go to http://www.captainzorikh.com/costumecontest
Sunday | Basement Globetrotter Room | 4pm – 4:45pm
Kids Costume Showcase (Sponsored by Squishables)
It’s that part of the con where we celebrate the little ones and their willingness to dress up in costume and wander the streets! The Kids Showcase is open to all kids 12 and under! It’s a great chance to get them on stage for a photo and something you’ll get to embarrass them with for the rest of their lives! And every kid gets a prize!
Sunday | 18th Floor Main Stage | 11am-11:45am
Sci-Fi Cosplay Contest
Here’s a contest for those costumes that are….. Out of this world!! Our panel of judges will beam you up to the mothership and prizes will be awarded! Huge prizes to be announced. Remember to sign up in advance at the check in table next to the stage!
Sunday | 18th Floor Main Stage | 2pm-2:45pm
Super Hero Cosplay Contest
Press your tights and get your cape out of mothballs! It’s time for a contest solely catered to the comic book and movie versions of your favorite comic book characters! If it’s not Super, it doesn’t belong here! Judged by some of our guests! Huge prizes to be announced! Remember to sign up in advance at the check in table next to the stage!
Saturday | 18th Floor Main Stage | 3pm – 3:45pm
The Lighter Side of Cosplay Contest
We see them at every show. Gender bent, mash-up, punny, and just generally silly cosplay that doesn’t really fit into any other category. Now’s your chance to actually win a prize for your creativity and ability to think outside the box! Judged by some of our guests! Huge prizes to be announced! Remember to sign up in advance at the check in table next to the stage.
Saturday | 18th Floor Main Stage | 5pm-5:45pm
Workmanship Cosplay Contest
Now’s your chance to show off all that embroidery you spent the last month doing by hand! This is the contest for the cosplayer who makes at least 80-90% of their costume themselves, by hand! This contest will be completely pre-judged by our panel of professional judges. Then the contestants will be brought up on stage at 12:45pm where the winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded! You may bring reference material for the judges to review. Obviously, no store bought costumes allowed! Modified items are allowed, as are “found” items. Remember to sign up in advance at the check in table next to the stage!
Saturday | 18th Floor Main Stage | 12pm-1pm
Kids Drawing Workshop
Don't miss the kids drawing workshop hosted by Mark Kistler. It's going to be amazing!
Sunday | 18th Floor Madison Room | 1pm-1:45pm
Empire Saber Guild Padawan Training Institute
Calling young Padawans! Come and train in the ways of the Jedi at the Saber Guild Padawan Training Institute. Younglings ages 4 to 15 will be handed a training lightsaber and taught ancient battle forms & techniques from a true Jedi Master. EVERY CHILD GETS A FREE LIGHTSABER! Trainings are limited, sign up early at the Empire Saber Guild table and may the Force be with you.
Sunday | 18th Floor Main Stage | 12pm-12:45pm
Roy Wooley Monster Teeth Workshop
Create your own set of creature dentures in these hands on workshop. Working from a generic tooth cast learn how to make zombie, vampire and creature teeth for your entire crew. This workshop covers using dental acrylics and friendly plastic and the pros and cons of each. All materials included. Ticket buying options will be posted soon and will be priced at $40.
Sunday | 18th Floor Madison Room | 11am-12:45pm
Roy Wooley Pros-Aide Transfer Molds Workshop
Pros-Aide is an adhesive used for prosthetic application that can be thickened and used to create realistic appliances. In this hands-on demonstration you will learn how to sculpt, mold in silicone, cast and apply Pros-Aide transfers. All material is included. Ticket buying info will be posted soon and it will cost $75 to participate in this workshop.
Saturday | 18th Floor Madison Room | 1pm-2:45pm