New York Comic Con Packed Full of Vamptastic Panels and People

Coming October 11th through the 14th to Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan is New York Comic Con! Woo! This convention will be packed full of vampire goodies! You have the legendary Anne Rice, cast members from Buffy, panels discussing vampires, vampire authors, vampire comic books and SO much more coming to NYCC this year! It’s a vampire lover’s dream. Check out the list of vampire events and guests below:

Anne Rice Autographing and Spotlight
Autographing: Friday, October 12 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Spotlight: Friday, October 12 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Her books have sold millions of copies and she’s not done yet! Come find out what’s new and what’s next for this best-selling author.

Nicholas Brendon Autographing
All weekend 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Come meet Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Nicholas Brendon! Headshots will be available at the autographing table for signing, or bring your own item! The price to have each item signed is $30, cash only. Guests reserve the right to refuse to autograph an item they deem inappropriate. Bootleg merchandise is not allowed.

Justice Is Served
Thursday, October 11 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cops, P.I.’s, government agents and regular Joe’s fight for all that is good and just in these Science-Fiction and Fantasy tales, even if the villains are vampires, telepaths and the magically gifted. These protagonists solve crimes, kick-ass and don’t let anyone–supernatural or otherwise–stand in the way of justice. Featuring Myke Cole (CONTROL POINT), Thomas E. Sniegoski (Remy Chandler Novels), Jacqueline Carey (Dark Currents), Christopher Bennet (Only Superhuman), G.T. Almasi (Blades of Winter), Amber Benson (Author of Calliope-Reaper Jones Novels and Tara from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Kim Harrison (Into the Woods). Moderated by Michael P. Spradlin (Blood Riders).

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – First Look at the Animated Graphic Novel
Friday, October 12 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join acclaimed Content Director/Producer Javier Soto, Key Concept Artist Nimit Malavia and Animation Director Matt Whelan as they preview and discuss the amazing animated graphic novel, The GREAT CALAMITY, which will be exclusive to the upcoming “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” Blu-ray release.

Vertigo: A View from the Cutting Edge of Comics
Friday, October 12 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Join the writers and artists behind the acclaimed and award-winning brand for a panel about the weird, the wild and the always unexpected with all-star talent including Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire), Brian Azzarello (Spaceman), Ryan Kelly (Saucer Country), Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth), Sean Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus), Dustin Nguyen (American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares), Scott Snyder (American Vampire), Bill Willingham (Fables, Fairest) and more Vertigo blood!

Once More With Feeling: 15 Years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Saturday, October 13 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
In March of 1997, the first episode of Joss Whedon’s landmark television series was aired, inspiring fandom the likes of which remains unmatched to this day. 15 years later, this cast of characters lives on Dark Horse’s family of Buffy-related titles. Join longtime editor of all things Whedon-related, Scott Allie, as well as some surprise guests for a look back, as well as news around Buffy Season 9, Angel, Spike, Willow and more!

Saturday, October 13 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 and THE NEW 52: Wave 2 were the most talked about industry-shattering events in the comic book industry! And now with Zero month, we’re not done making news by a long shot! Come by and be a part of history as we discuss what’s coming next in this exciting time for DC Entertainment with Bernard Chang (Demon Knights), Joshua Fialkov (I, Vampire), Adam Glass (Suicide Squad), Justin Gray (All-Star Western), Marc Guggenheim (Arrow), Aaron Kuder (Green Lantern: New Guardians), Jeff Lemire (Animal Man, Justice League Dark), Paul Levitz (Legion of Super-Heroes), Aaron Lopresti (Sword of Sorcery), Howard Mackie (Ravagers), Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western) and more.

Vampire Combat Tactics: A Training Seminar
Saturday, October 13 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
With the help of undead combat expert Roger Ma, author of THE ZOMBIE COMBAT MANUAL & the new VAMPIRE COMBAT MANUAL: A Guide to Fighting the Bloodthirsty Undead, you just might survive an impending vampire attack with your blood supply intact. Ma debunks popular myths surrounding the undead, exposes the inner workings of their society, and details a vampire’s strengths, vulnerabilities, and behavioral traits. This is not a tutorial that will transform you into a Buffy or Van Helsing-style vampire-slaying hero, but it will prepare you for hand-to-hand combat with the bloodsucking undead. Remember, against a hunting vampire, you are not the predator, but the prey. Session will include: • Dispelling common vampire myths • Selecting weaponry to use in vampire combat • Physical conditioning to prepare your body against an attacking succubi • Vampire combat techniques to be demonstrated on stage with help from the audience participants

Hellsing Ultimate
Saturday, October 13 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Hellsing Ultimate — the grittier, bloodier retelling of Kouta Hirano’s vampire manga — follows the Hellsing Organization, which has secretly been protecting the British Empire from the undead, and its ultimate weapon, the rogue vampire Arucard. Learn the latest and meet the stars of one of Japan’s most stylish and unflinching series!

Zombies! Monsters! Your Dad!? Oh my.
Date: Saturday, October 13 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Long gone are the days of the average vampire story. These writers spare no expense to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up with thrilling stories that will surprise you around every turn. Authors Daniel Kraus, Barry Lyga, Rachel Caine, Stefan Petrucha, Brom, Scott Spencer, John Hornor Jacobs, Will Hill, and Jonathan Maberry as they discuss their love of of all things horror and why they write the things they do.

See! There is SO much vampire-filled awesomeness at New York Comic Con!

For more info on NYCC check out their official website.

Anyone here planning on going to NYCC?

– Moonlight

By Moonlight

Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).


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    1. Obviously his book and class is meant to be fun and has absolutely nothing to do with the real vampire community. Books like this never have anything to do with sangs or psis. It’s meant to be entertaining. The book also explores vampires in folklore and old methods for destroying them. Vampires in folklore and modern “real” vampires are two entirely different things. Vampire history is vast, every culture has their own myths, their own vampires. I suggest reading up on vampire lore
      The presumptuous “I’m a real vampire and totally offended” thing gets old fast.

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