Second Wave of Programming for New York Comic Con Released, Features ‘Smallville’ ‘Love and Monsters’, ‘Star Trek’, and More!


Last week, New York Comic Con and MCM Comic Con’s Metaverse announced the first wave of panels that are coming to this year’s completely virtual New York Comic Con event on October 8-11 on the NYCC YouTube channel. Now, a new slew of programming has been announced and you can check out all the fun this year’s event has to offer below!

Smallville Cast: Join the cast of Smallville: Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Sam Witwer, Laura Vandervoort, and Michael Rosenbaum for a discussion about what’s next for the group and a look back on the show.

Dylan O’Brien Takes Fans Behind the Scenes of Love and Monsters: Just as the title states, the panel will go behind the scenes of O’Brien’s latest film, the monsterpocalypse adventure starring O’Brien, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker, and Ariana Greenblatt. Check out the recently released trailer here.

Katherine Langford & Charlie Plummer Talk Spontaneous: Langford, Plummer, director Brian Duffield, and others will share behind the scenes stories about making the film, a love story based on the novel Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer, about high school students that literally explode.

Osbourne’s Go Paranormal: All aboard the crazy train! For their NYCC debut, the Travel Channel will host Jack Osbourne alongside parents Ozzy and Sharon, as they give a sneak peek at their first paranormal investigation for their new show, The Osbournes Want To Believe! Revealing stories and exclusive footage from the haunt, their ghostly findings, their paranormal beliefs, and more … this is definitely a panel you won’t want to miss!

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous: Executive producers Colin Trevorrow and Scott Kreamer, consulting producer Zack Stentz, story editor Josie Campbell, and staff writers Sheela Shrinivas, Rick Williams, and Bethany Johnson will take viewers inside the writer’s room for the new Jurassic World film.

The Good Doctor: Join the cast and executive producers from the hit ABC & Sony Pictures Television series, The Good Doctor. David Shore, Freddie Highmore, and other members of the cast will break down the season 3 finale and give fans an exclusive inside peek into what’s to come in the season 4 premiere “Frontline,” centering around the Covid-19 pandemic.

One Day at a Time: Cast members and executive producers from One Day at a Time will discuss the shows return to CBS after 40 years, the future of the television series and the importance of Latin representation.

Locke & Key: Join the New York Times best-selling author of the Locke & Key franchise (now a hit Netflix adaption) Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez in conversation with series editor Chris Ryall as they discuss what’s coming as far as new comics and graphic novels go.

The Freak Brothers: Join some of the cast, executive producers, and showrunners as they discuss bringing this now 50-year-old comic series back to life as an adult animation.

Wolfwalkers: Join directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart for an inside look at Wolfwalkers, a new Apple Original Film. Alongside Cartoon Saloon’s Maria Pareja (production designer), Sandra Andersen (character designer), and Mark Mullery (assistant director), they’ll offer insights into the creative process and will host a Q&A to answer questions directly from fans.

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts: The Final Season: Join executive producers Radford Sechrist and Bill Wolkoff, story editors Joanna Lewis and Kristine Songco, as well as the voice cast as they discuss the upcoming third season hitting Netflix next month and give fans a preview.

Adam Savage’s Favorite Costumes: Known for his “Adam Incognito” alter ego and love of cosplay, Adam will take fans through three of his favorite costumes — Alien, Captain America, and astronaut — one handmade by Adam himself, one of which was a collaboration with multiple makers, and one that was a commission.

A Discovery of Witches: Enjoy a sneak peek at season 2 of A Discovery of Witches, adapted from Deborah Harkness’s best selling trilogy, with an introduction from Harkness and Bad Wolf executive producer Lachlan MacKinnon as well as a Q&A from cast members Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer, Ed Bluemel, Adelle Leonce, and Steven Cree who will gather from the set where they are shooting season 3.

Seis Manos: The creative team and cast members Brad Graeber (Co-creator), Álvaro Rodríguez (Co-creator), Daniel Dominguez (Writer), Willis Bulliner (Director), Jonny Cruz (Voice of Jesus), and Angélica Vale (Voice of Garcia) will take a deep dive into Seis Manos to reflect on their favorite moments and reveal behind the scenes secrets.

The Crystal Kingdom: Co-authors Clint McElroy, Justin McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Travis McElroy, and co-adaptor/illustrator Carey Pietsch are coming together to discuss all three of their books, the process of adapting a podcast into a graphic novel, and to share an exclusive sneak peek of The Adventure Zone: The Crystal Kingdom, their fourth book coming in 2021 from First Second.

Graphix Out Loud: Graphix comes to life with live readings of some of the best new and upcoming graphic novels, featuring Author/ Illustrator Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright (Twins), Author Maria Scrivan (Forget Me Nat), Illustrator Penelope Bageiu (The Witches graphic novel), and hosted by Author Raina Telgemeier (SmileSisters, and Guts).

X-Men | The Art and Making of the Animated Series: Celebrate the revolutionary X-Men: The Art and Making of the Animated Series by Eric Lewald (series showrunner) and Julia Lewald (series writer). The Lewalds are joined by other creators who helped make the animated series, including Larry Houston (series producer/director), Rick Hoberg (series artist), Stephanie Graziano (production), and Sven Larsen (VP, Licensed Publishing for Marvel). Join the team as they discuss what it’s like to develop, pitch, design, write, draw, direct, and produce a hit animated series, while showcasing never-before-seen production and promotional materials from the book.

Marvel’s Black Panther: Sins of the King: Get an inside look into the upcoming immersive e-book and audiobook series and be the first to hear an exclusive audio excerpt from William Jackson Harper (The Good Place), who is set to narrate the series.

All the Anime: Join Andy Hanley and Jeremy Graves from Anime Limited as they give a rundown of All the Anime’s latest exclusives, festival features, and new releases. Continue the conversation over on the NYCC x MCM Metaverse Discord channel when the panel is over.

Revolutionary Girl Utena: Hear from iconic Manga Writer, Chiho Saito (Kanon, Revolutionary Girl Utena, The World Exists For Me) and Director, Kunihiko Ikuhara (Sailor Moon, Revolutionary Girl Utena) as they answer fan questions and take a look back at the critically acclaimed and highly influential anime series.

The Jedi Mind – Lessons in Mindfulness from Star Wars: Join Amy Ratcliffe, Managing Editor of Nerdist and author of The Jedi Mind; Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, and founder of Her Universe; and Dr. Drea Letamendi psychologist and co-host of the Lattes with Leia podcast for an exploration of how the practice of mindfulness inspires and empowers some of their favorite Star Wars characters, and how we can bring some of that inspiration into our everyday lives. 

From Page to Screen – An Exclusive Talk with The Hunger Games Creators: David Levithan (Editor of the Hunger Games books) joins in conversation with Nina Jacobson (Producer of the Hunger Games films) to share their behind-the-scenes experiences in bringing this wildly popular series to life (and let the games begin!)

Exclusive Meet and Greet with Leigh Bardugo: Leigh Bardugo (King of ScarsNinth House) will participate in a personal online one-to-one video meet and greet! Tickets purchased will include a branded video recording of the entire experience as a memento, a copy of The Lives of Saints (with a signed bookplate), and a preorder of Rule of Wolves

Star Trek: Lower Decks: Join the creator of Star Trek: Lower Decks, Mike McMahan, and series voice cast for a special edition of CBS All Access’ official Star Trek after-show, The Ready Room, as they dive into the season 1 finale with host Wil Wheaton. Members of the voice cast appearing include: Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells, Eugene Cordero, Dawnn Lewis, Jerry O’Connell, Fred Tatasciore, and Gillian Vigman.

Star Trek Discovery: Be the first to learn about Star Trek: Discovery before the season 3 premiere on Thursday, October 15, exclusively on CBS All Access.  Join series stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, and Wilson Cruz, new cast members David Ajala, Blu del Barrio, and Ian Alexander, and series co-showrunners and executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise, for an exclusive conversation on what’s in store for the U.S.S. Discovery crew.

Haley joined the Nerds and Beyond team in 2019 as a Writer and Editor. Her main fandoms include Criminal Minds, Wrestling, and The Walking Dead. You can find her on Twitter @haleyanne_.

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