Sega, Archie’s NYCC Plans Revealed

Sega, Archie’s NYCC Plans Revealed

by September 30, 2013

A Slightly Larger Presence Than Past Years

If you’re making plans for next week’s New York Comic Con, there are a couple of panels you should be aware of.

The one of note to Sonic Comic fans happens right off the bat on Thursday, October 10th, when the Archie Action Hour returns with Ian Flynn, Jon Gray, Paul Kaminski, Ryan Jampole, and Archie president Mike Pellerito.

On Sunday, members of Sega and Hardlight will be on hand for a panel that dives into mobile development for Sega’s top franchises, including Sonic.

Details on both panels are below.  Sega will again not have a proper booth at this year’s NYCC, but it’s expected they’ll share some space with Archie Comics, which will have a booth and signing schedule.  TSSZ’s Louis Balzani will be in New York to cover the four day event, including these two panels.  If you’d like him to cover something, get your requests in here.

Archie Action Hour: Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man and Red Circle Comics

Date: Thursday, October 10
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: 1A01

Speakers: Jamal Peppers, Jon Gray, Mike Pellerito, Paul Kaminski, Ryan Jampole, Dean Haspiel, Ian Flynn

Description:
Get ready for action in New York! This year saw the two most popular video game characters Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man join forces for the first time ever in this year’s biggest comic book crossover event: “Worlds Collide”—now the dust has settled and it’s time for the iconic blue heroes to get back to battling for their respective home worlds post-crossover! In addition learn more about the future of the critically hailed Red Circle superhero comics New Crusaders and The Fox! Executive Director of Editorial Paul Kaminski is joined by Archie Comics President Mike Pellerito, cartoonist Dean Haspiel (The Fox), writer Ian Flynn (Sonic the Hedgehog) and artists Ryan Jampole (Mega Man), Jon Gray (Sonic the Hedgehog) and Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog). See exclusive artwork, learn about upcoming story lines and more. All that plus attendees will power-up with a FREE gift bag chock full of Archie Action Awesomeness! Be there!

Recreating an Icon: The Talent Behind Sonic Mobile Games and Top SEGA Franchises

Date: Sunday, October 13
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: 1A10

Speakers: Chris Olson, Masayoshi Kikuchi, Ethan Einhorn

Description:
Hardlight Studio and SEGA bring together some of the talented development team members from various backgrounds who worked on such iconic franchises as Jet Set Radio, SEGA Rally and Typing of the Dead over the years. The discussion will dive deep into their roles, responsibilities and perspectives on recreating Sonic and other legacy brands for the mobile generation and experiences in bringing console franchises to the mobile world. An audience Q&A will follow the panel.