Every year, Comic Con brings together fans of comics, video games, movies, television, and more for a weekend to celebrate their favorite works of art—both past and present. Taking place from October 5-8 at the Javits Center (655 W. 34th St.), New York Comic Con is packed with screenings, panels, and games all weekend long. Here, we rounded up a few of the can’t-miss happenings at this year’s event.
With the debut of his new movie Replicas on the horizon, Keanu Reeves will be heading to Comic Con to give an exclusive first look and conversation about the film. Joining him on stage will be his producing partner, Stephen Hamel, as well as director Jeffrey Nachmanoff to discuss the project, which is a story of a scientist who loses his family and becomes determined to bring them back with innovative cloning technology. This event takes place on October 5 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
For those of you who are looking to work in comics, there’s no better place to get career advice than from a panel of Marvel’s finest. Join talent scout Rickey Purdin along with writers and artists such as Javier Garrón, Irene Strychalski, Ed Brisson, and David F. Walker to find out how you can make your Marvel dreams a reality. This event takes place on October 5 from 12:15-1:15 p.m.
In honor of the long history of women in comics, an impressive panel of creative minds will come together to discuss women’s accomplishments, their current state, and their future in the industry. Featured speakers will include writer Amy Chu, artist Alison Sampson, and Eisner winner Dr.Sheena Howard. This event takes place on October 6 from 3-4 p.m.
If you’re a fan of the popular game Cards Against Humanity, you won’t want to miss this chance to watch all of the fun play out live on stage. In this comedy show, the Cards Against Humanity Writers Room will improvise scenes based on rounds of the game, with attendees getting the chance to see their own ideas being used in the show. This event takes place on October 6 from 6:45-7:45 p.m.
Although this award-winning series ended in 2014, fans of this popular drama will get an inside look into what it was like to spend time on the show when stars Ryan Hurst, who played Opie Winston, and Theo Rossi, who played Juice Ortiz, take the stage. The actors will discuss their notable roles in Sons of Anarchy as well as roles in other projects such as Outsiders, Bates Motel, and Marvel’s Luke Cage. This event takes place on October 7 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
If you have ever wondered what Star Wars would look like as a Shakespeare play, now is your chance. Star Wars narrators Marc Thompson, Jonathan Davis, Jessica Almasy, and Sean Kenin will perform select scenes, which will feature Elizabethan verse, Shakespearian monologues, and theatrical stage directions. A few lucky audience members will even get the chance to go on stage to perform with the cast. This event takes place on October 7 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Fans of this cult classic, rejoice! On the heels of the series' 2016 finale, the show’s stars and writers are giving X-Files enthusiasts an exclusive first look at the new 10-episode event series, which will be coming to Fox in January 2018. Speakers at the event include Chris Carter, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, and Mitch Pileggi. This event takes place on October 8 from 1-2 p.m.
Perfect for young creatives getting their start in the industry, this panel features four well-known comic creators discussing the early days of their careers as they give advice from their years of experience. Speakers include Scott Westerfeld, Kelly Gallucci, and Nick Abadzis, amongst others. This event takes place on October 8 from 10:45-11:45 a.m.