BY BETH PETER
With such an impressive past, the panels and screenings at New York Comic Con cover an immense spread of topics. There is so much to see and do it can be overwhelming, and nobody wants to miss big names like Felicia Day, Seth Green, Natalie Dormer, and Nathan Fillion. The first thing any NYCC attendee should understand is that it is impossible to see everything, and the sooner you can accept that the more fun your Comic Con will be.
One major event is the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay, the largest and most prestigious cosplay contest on the East Coast. The winner gets over $5,000 in prizes, as well as automatic qualification for the final round of the 2016 C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago. Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time will present a special peek of an 8-part story exploring the background of Marceline the Vampire Queen on Friday at 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. in the Hammerstein Ballroom. Fans in attendance will get to see parts of the series early as well as ask the creators questions. Marvel also brings several exciting announcements to the event. Marvel Television will present the cast of the upcoming Netflix Original Series, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, in their first-ever appearance on Saturday, October 10 from 5:00 P.M. to 6:45 P.M.
New York Comic Con suggests on their “How to Survive NYCC in 12 Easy Steps,” that guests plan and prioritize their itinerary so that they don’t miss things they want to see.
Katie Peter, CCM student and New York Comic Con 2012 attendee, said she recommends that those interested in scheduling their days include at least a 20 minute buffer time to allow for crowds and navigating the sometimes confusing layout.
“Lines will always be longer than you think they are,” she said.