NYCC is Avatar Country!

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In case you haven’t already heard… There will be a TON of events for Avatar fans at the New York Comic Con on April 18th-20th.

It will be a once in a lifetime chance to celebrate your love of all things Avatar, reflect on the series with fellow fans OFF THE INTERNET—one last time before the final episodes begin airing! Show the world (including attending Nick folks) just how passionate and diverse the fandom is! Convince con-goers at NYCC they missing out if they aren’t already a fan of Avatar: the Last Airbender (not to be confused with the Avatar comics publishing company!)

Tell your friends and family! Ready your cosplay, make signs, flyers, and creative t-shirts! Draw some fan art and help spread the excitement!  The series finale is coming soon…let’s all help Avatar go out with a bang!

Here is the rundown of all the events:

NICK MAG PRESENTS…AVATAR COMICS & FANDOM SPOTLIGHT
Friday at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM in ROOM 1E08
-Nickelodeon Magazine gives a behind-the-scenes look at comics produced for Avatar: The Last Airbender and spotlight all the creativity surrounding the fandom for the popular show. There will lots of audience participation, trivia-bending, and prizes for the best cosplayers! We’ll also be showing an amazing collection of AMV’s, and a special puppet surprise!

Featuring: Johane Matte aka Rufftoon (storyboard artist), Dave Roman (comics editor), and Alison Wilgus (comics writer).

*Special note we are looking for people to sign up for a short but hopefully hilarious talent show section! If you have a funny or cool Avatar related skill or you and your friends can do dead on impersonations of Aang and the gang and/or something we haven’t thought of, please contact us!

AVATAR HAIKU SLAM & Cosplay photoshoot
Friday at 7:05PM (At a location that will be announced during the comics/fan panel)
-Nick Mag will be taking photos and videotaping enthusiastic fans for a video to appear on Nickmag.com
*You must sign a release form to appear in the video!
Anyone under age will need a parent’s signature.
*contact Ethereal-Glutton:iconethereal-glutton:  aka avatar_mom if you’d like to participate in the Haiku Slam!

NICKELODEON BOOTH
This will be the place for the show creator signings, giveaways and all sorts of cool stuff like a chance to take your picture with the new Aang costume character!  

INTO THE INFERNO: Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender FINALE
Saturday 3PM-4PM in Room 1E10-1E11
- Get an insider's look at the explosive 2-hour movie event as the adventures of Aang, the last Airbender culminate in a head to head battle with the Fire Lord Ozai. The panel will be packed with exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming episodes, production art, the official trailer for the highly anticipated finale and a Q&A with special guests, show creators Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino. Moderated by Megan Casey, Executive in Charge for Nickelodeon."

-Obviously the CAN’T MISS event of the convention! Save me a seat!

BONUS STUFF:

You can find me and Johane/Rufftoon hanging out at the Comics Bakery, which is booth # 2247. We’ll be selling original comics, graphic novels, t-shirts, and all things awesome. And we’ll even have some fun stuff for Avatar fans as well (*cough water tribe cough*). Be sure to stop by and give us a hi-5!

FLIGHT EXPLORER - A CONVERSATION WITH KAZU KIBUISHI AND CREATORS
Sunday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in Kids, Teen Room 1E08
-Flight Explorer, a spin-off of the award-winning Flight graphic novel anthology series, features fun characters and stories that appeal to young readers and parents who want to introduce their children to graphic novels. Join Flight and Flight Explorer editor Kazu Kibuishi and Flight contributors Amy Kim Ganter, Johane Matte, Phil Craven, Jake Parker, Kean Soo, and Dave Roman for their take on the amazing world of Flight Explorer and all-ages comics!

Nickelodeon [TV] will also have panels for shows like The Mighty Bee and Back to the Barnyard as well as Nicktoons Network shows like Speed Racer, Kappa Mikey and Three Delivery.

And just like last year, Nickelodeon Magazine will be organizing interactive events like the following:

NICK MAG PRESENTS…GAG CARTOONS & FUNNY DRAWINGS
Sunday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Kids Room 2D02-03
Nickelodeon Magazine editor. Chris Duffy walks you through the stages of making hilarious cartoon drawings. Learn tips for brainstorming ideas, drawing funny scenes and coming up with the clever captions guaranteed to make your friends shoot milk through their nose. Featuring gag cartoonist Karen Sneider, Gary Fields and Alec Longstreth!


NICK MAG PRESENTS…3-D COMIC CAROUSEL
Sunday 3:00 PM-4:00 PM in room 1E09
A series of cartoon slide shows presented by an array of comic strip makers, performers, and other characters. Plenty of gags, goofiness, audience participation and 3-D action! Definitely for kids and alternative-comics-loving adults.
Featuring R. Sikoryak, Kim Deitch, Michael Kupperman and Nick Mag editors, Chris Duffy and Dave Roman.

We are especially encouraging kids and families to come out ALL of these Nick Mag events!

So I hope to see lots of you there! And hopefully I won't infect you with my germs!! (Seriously...these antibiotics I'm taking and frogs I'm sucking better kick in quick!) Even if I have to show up in a protective bubble...It will be the best time ever!!

And remember to check out some of the other cool stuff while you are there! Comics are fun!





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dtahroamas's avatar
Yay!! I'm going today!! :D
QueenBotu's avatar
Wish I could be there, but since I can't I will be sitting in front of my keyboard in breathless anticipation watching Avatar Portals live streamed webcast of the panel that :iconalisachristopher: is helping out with!! :iconflowerdanceplz:

:headbang:Avatar ROCKS!!! BOO YA!!:headbang:
missflame88's avatar
I wish I didn't live in sweden, lol. Then I could go......Well have fun! And go if you're able to:glomp:....GO!:evillaugh:
kitty1873's avatar
so that mean u guy r going to show 314 soon??
exgraphics's avatar
Sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun. Too bad for work conflicts (not to mention lack of financial funds).

I guess I'll just have to wait with the masses for pictures/recaps! To everyone else, have fun!
Avanicro's avatar
haha LIKE 4 DAYS I GOTTA CONVINCE MY MOM TO GO
LZith's avatar
Thats great, been waiting all this time for some news :aww:
whooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooAVATARDS(what is that?)
Minnaloosh's avatar
I was there last time---was with that group of gals (one of which had the Tokka t-shirt--she and I both will be there Sat!)

I'l be there Friday too for the comics panel---

Dressed up both days of course!
(first time cos-player---hope it all works out..)

I'm so excited---hope we get to meet you again!

;) Minna
Tanukitsune1's avatar
I hope to meet Johane one day, maybe at MoCCA? :3
violeteyes92's avatar
Oh, I wish I could go, really I do. But you'll just have to have fun without me!
Also, I was just curious if you knew, and could tell me, is there going to be any footage of the NYCC of the special features of the Avatar DVD's for the third season?
Thankyou Mr Roman! :)
violeteyes92's avatar
Awesome, thankyou. :)
Irrel's avatar
You better be planning something this awesome for San Diego Comic Con too! =D
Irrel's avatar
*crosses fingers*
princess-toph's avatar
what is a aang character costume? also, i need to find a way to convince my parents to let me go. any ideas???
princess-toph's avatar
ok!!! thank you so much!!!
waterbender8's avatar
8D I'm REALLY glad to be going there!! Saturday
Cannot wait! :giggle:
zorroami's avatar
Ah! I am desparately trying to give Mike and Bryan a gift and now am going to miss this huge opertunity to see them! *dies*
You're awesome though yaytime. Thanks so much for the update!
WinterSolsticeWolf's avatar
I can't believe its aldready ending.... wow. Depressing. If someone can get me and Autograph from Mike and Bryan I will so pay you $20 somehow! Seriously! I wish I could go but my mom would never let me.
StormAkima's avatar
That is such great news! A lot of my friends and I are attending Comic Con Saturday and we are definately going to the Avatar Panel. LOL... and now that it's such a big event, we're bringing our Avatar cosplay as well (We even have a big Appa mascot). I'm so excited about this. I can't wait!
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