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The Robot’s Voice 2015 New York Comic Con Preview


SUNDAY

Family Day at NYCC is always great. It’s so much fun to see another generation of kids indoctrinated into the Way of Geek. It’s enough to refresh my own excitement for this stuff.

STUFF TO DO

JOHNSON & JOHNSON, Booth 741

They’ll have free Risperdal samples, but only today.

FAMILY FRIENDLY COMICS

The all-ages comic publishers will be out in force today. Check out Action Lab Entertainment (Booth 3304) for copies of The Adventures of Aero-Girl (it’s great), or Z2 Comics (Booth 1139) for some of Ian McGinty’s Welcome to Showside.

FIRST SECOND BOOKS, Booth 2237

The Rise of Aurora West was one of my favorite books last year. They’re giving away galleys of the follow-up, The Fall of the House of West, at the First Second booth at 11 AM today. Trust me on this, it’s magnificent.

IAmElemental ACTION FIGURES, Booth 1760

This is a great toy booth for Family Day – they make superheroine action figures that look almost modular, to help kids be more creative in the stories they tell while they’re playing. They look pretty cool.

ROFLCOPTER, LLC, Booth 547

THEY’RE JUST A FRONT. LOLCANO MANUFACTURING CONCERN  IS THE REAL ENEMY. OPEN YOUR EYES, SHEEPLE.

PANELS TO WATCH

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Marvel Unlimited+ Members Only Panel 10:45 AM, Room 1A21

Last year, they showed Age of Ultron and Ant Man footage at this, and that (and the Rocket Racoon action figure) justified the extra $20 I paid for my MU subscription. I better get Civil War this year…

Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production Special Presentation and Q&A 12:15 PM, Room 1A10

Apparently Boomerang is getting new classic-ish Looney Tunes shorts? That’s cool, and it gives them a chance to finally make the opera episode they always should have: Rigoletto, where Fudd plays the Duke and Bugs plays both Rigoletto and his daughter.

Lolly Lardpop’s NYCC Playdate with Leslie Cararra-Rudolph 1:00 PM, Family HQ

I can’t believe this isn’t a porno.

Now that I think about it, there are a TON of booths and panels at this year’s con that you don’t need to be too much of a pervert to mistake them for porn: Gobhoblin Pictures (Booth 970),So Many Toys (Booth 3160), Junk Fed (Booth 225), Let Me Hear You Scream (Room 1A01, Friday at 1:30 PM), Nookiee (Booth 1568), Blast-a-Trooper (multiple times through the con), Tasty Peach Studios (Booth 2278), Kweenz Destroy (Booth 102), Tentacle Kitty (Booth 237), and Cinemax Presents Robert Kirkman’s New Series: Outcast (Room 1A06, Saturday at 1:30).

The Amazing Economics of Star Trek 1:15 PM, Room 1A24

No way you’re going to explain to me how the Federation interacted with the Ferengi bartenders, a collapsed postwar Bajoran economy and Cardassian smugglers :glances at speakers list: HOLY SHITTING SHITBALLS Paul Krugman? Okay, MAYBE a Nobel Prize winner can make DS9’s economics work.

NYCC Team Q&A 4:00 PM, Room 1B03

As always, the con closes with the team who put it on getting feedback and discussing how they operated the con. There aren’t any revolutions in rules like the wristband system or the harassment policy like last year, so expect the only people showing up to be the kind of people who write letters to the editor: process nerds, serial complainers, or megatrolls. On that note, submit your trolly questions for the ReedPOP team in the comments!

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