Wikia Panel Schedule @ NYCC - FT. Anime legends and Cosplay events
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
WIKIA [LIVE] PRESENTS: LEARN FROM THE MASTERS
Afro Samurai. Hells Angels. Lone Wolf and Cub. Ninja Scroll. What do these titles have in common? They represent some of the greatest works in anime/manga, from an equally diverse group of creators. “New school” artists like Shin-ichi Hiromoto and Takashi Okazaki; legends like Kazuo Koike and Masao Maruyama. Join Wikia as we celebrate these “industry leaders” by putting the spotlight on their careers, their works, and what the future has in store for them. Now’s your chance to get up close and personal with some of the genre’s greatest. Who knows? They may just offer some advice that sets you on your own path to stardom.
Kazuo Koike (Crying Freeman, Lone Wolf and Cub), Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai), Shin-ichi Hiromoto (Hells Angels) and Masao Maruyama (Trigun, Ninja Scroll, Studio Madhouse).
Eric Moro (Wikia’s Director of Programming, Entertainment).
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
WIKIA [LIVE] PRESENTS: THE MASTERS OF ANIMANGA
Throughout the month of September, manga/anime legends Kazuo Koike, Yoshitaka Amano, Takashi Okazaki, Shin-ichi Hiromoto and Masao Maruyama partnered with Wikia for “The Masters of Animanga: A Wikia Collaborative Writing Project.” This once-in-a-lifetime initiative offered Wikia community members the opportunity to write stories based on fully rendered illustrations and brief character descriptions created by these “Masters” in a one-paragraph-at-a-time format (one user contributed a paragraph to the story, then another built upon that, etc. until the project was closed). In fact, three different stories across three different genres were developed: Vampires, Girls and Samurai. Join Wikia and the “Masters” as they celebrate/unveil the three final stories and discuss this never-before-attempted fan collaboration. The future of this style of storytelling – one that takes the legitimizing of “fan fiction” to a whole new level – will also be discussed!
Kazuo Koike (Crying Freeman, Lone Wolf and Cub), Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai), Shin-ichi Hiromoto (Hells Angels), Hiro Ikegami (Space Battleship Yamato 2199) and Masao Maruyama (Trigun, Ninja Scroll, Studio Madhouse)
Eric Moro (Wikia’s Director of Programming, Entertainment)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
WIKIA [LIVE] COSPLAY CONTEST
Wikia is THE social universe for fans by fans, and it’s no secret that pop culture enthusiasts love the costumes and look of their favorite characters. To celebrate that amazing fandom, Wikia will be hosting the Wikia Heroes & Villains Cosplay Contest at New York Comic Con. Wikia is posting a cash/gift-card prize, along with several runner-up prizes. Wikia Stars (leading admins/experts in our comics, video game, and entertainment communities) will serve as judges for the contest.
Jennifer Betka (Wikia’s SVP of Marketing)
Tommy Yune – Robotech Creative Director
Bob Koplar – Vice President, World Events Productions
Kevin McKeever – Vice President of Marketing for Robotech
Joseph Rybandt – Senior Editor, Dynamite Comics
"Robotech and Voltron share many common roots as two of the best known series in anime history,” said Tommy Yune, Creative Director, Harmony Gold. “We're thrilled to be a part of this exciting project with our colleagues from World Events Productions."
“The New York Comic-Con is the perfect venue for the inaugural Robotech / Voltron teamup panel! I think fans are really going to enjoy it!,” said Kevin McKeever, Vice President of Marketing for Robotech.