1:00 PM – River Pavilion – NYCC Insider Sessions
Ashley Keynote Speaker
Paid/ticketed event designed for higher level professional learning. NYCC Insider Sessions powered by ICv2 brings thought leaders in the publishing, licensing, and merch industries together off the floor for executive-level learning and networking opportunities. Hear from industry leaders about the future of geek culture, along with expert research and analysis detailing the current state of comics & graphic novels in bookstores and in the comic store market. Join us for this separately ticketed event Thursday, October 5 at the Javits Center. NYCC Insider Sessions will be followed by a reception for all ticket holders.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Hudson Mercantile, 500 W. 36th St. – Her Universe/Ashley Eckstein Spotlight Panel
Hosted by Actress and Founder of Her Universe Ashley Eckstein
Find out what’s new in the Universe! Ashley will give advice to fans looking to get into the business of fashion, licensing or acting, share sneak peeks and give new information. Plus she’ll answer your questions! Her Universe is Your Universe and we hope to see you there!
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Room 1A21 – The Business of Geek Fashion Panel
Are you curious about how the latest Star Trek fashion line was made or how companies decide which licenses to work with? This panel will offer an inside look at the business of geek fashion. We will discuss the process behind creating pop culture apparel and accessories, how the industry has evolved over the years, the major changes that took place in the industry over the last year, and more.
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Main Stage 1-D Presented by AT&T – NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay
Presented by Singer
The NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay returns Saturday, October 7, 2017 to the Big Apple as the largest and most prestigious costume contest on the East Coast. Thousands of NYCC Fans will watch in person while many more Fans from around the world will tune in via the Official NYCC Livestream to cheer on their favorite cosplayers. Competitors will not only battle it out for over $5,000 in prizes, but also to qualify for the final round of the 2018 C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago, the final stop in the Global Championships of Cosplay. Join us for a fun-filled competition celebrating the talent, skill and determination of the best cosplayers in the world. If you think you have what it takes to win it all, now is your chance to show off all your hard work and talent at NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay.