Jake’s Take Previews: The 2018 Big Apple Comic Con

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By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com

For over 20 years, thousands of pop culture aficionados have gathered together to celebrate the best in comic books, movies, science fiction, television, and anime at the Big Apple Comic Con.

When New York City comic book maven Michael “Mike Carbo” Carbonaro started the Big Apple Comic Con in 1995, the show started at the auditorium of St. Paul Church on 10th Avenue in Manhattan.  The show exponentially expanded over the past few years and eventually outgrew St. Paul’s Church and spent the past decade at the Pennsylvania Hotel on 33rd Street and 7th Avenue right across from one of the most excellent venues in North America, Madison Square Garden.

Comic Guests

Every year, the Big Apple Comic Con welcomes a plethora of comic book creators as their guests.  Comic book legends Peter David, Joe Giella, Michael Golden, Jim Steranko, Arthur Suydam, and Billy Tucci are expected to be on both days.  Other comic book industry professionals that are supposed to be in attendance include John Cassaday, Reilly Brown, Elaine Lee, Alex Maleev, and Esad Ribic.

Media Guests

This year, the Big Apple Comic Con will have a diverse group of special guests that represent all forms of pop culture.  13 Reasons Why, Rent, and Star Trek: Discovery star Wilson Cruz, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress Sherilyn Fenn, veteran actor John O’Hurley, The Ramones’ C.J. Ramone, and voice acting legend Larry Storch are among some of the entertainers fans can meet.  Also, Power Rangers Time Force and One Tree Hill actor Michael Copon, Black Panther and Luke Cage stuntwoman Jenel Stevens, Legends of Tomorrow’s Johnathon Schaech are also scheduled to make appearances.

Impeccable Panels And Cosplay Contests

In addition to all of the guests, the Big Apple Comic Con brings together impeccable individuals for panels that address all elements of pop culture.

On Saturday, fans will have the opportunity to learn about Jack Kirby’s artwork with comics insider Mike Royer, learn how to work as a professional cosplayer from Lua Stardust, and see some of the best cosplayers in the East Coast compete in the Big Apple Con Cosplay Championship,

On Sunday, fans will have the opportunity to see a performance from Broadway and Nickelodeon star and Sailor Moon actress Jennifer Cihi, talk about Shazam with Peter David, and learn more about healthy female characters in superhero films from Black Panther’s Dora Milaje, Jenel Stevens.  Also, if you know a young Padawan that wants to channel their inner Luke Skywalker or Rey, then the Rogue Alliance Kids Jedi Academy is the perfect panel for them.

For more information about Big Apple Comic Con, visit their website!

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