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New York Comic Con 2018 – Roundup

by Ace Damon
New York Comic Con 2018 - Roundup

New York Comic Con is the largest pop culture event on the East Coast. Hosting the latest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television.

NYCC Presents brings the fun of the big show to various venues around the Big Apple, like the Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center, Hudson Mercantile, The Way Station, Stonewall Inn, Shop Studios, Rock Bar NYC, and a ton more.

New York Comic Con 2018 - Roundup

NYCC Presents keeps the celebration going with awesome events that feature concerts, live podcasts, comedy acts, and more.

New York Comic Con 2018 Spider-Verse Edition

Time-lapse New York Comic Con 2018 Spider-Verse Edition.

The first round of NYCC 2018 guests have been announced, including StarTalk Radio’s Neil deGrasse Tyson, Mythbusters’ Adam Savage, and the stars of Boy Meets World: Ben Savage, Danielle, Fishel, and Will Friedle. Fan favorites Mark Sheppard (Firefly, Supernatural, and Doctor Who,) and Jason David Frank (Power Rangers,) can also be found in the autographing and photo ops areas all weekend.

Comics guests just announced include Jen Bartel, Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba, Joelle Jones, and Tom King, among many more. There’s something for everyone in the first round of New York Comic Con guest announcements: on top of all the great entertainment and comics guests, anime fans can meet voice actor Josh Grelle (Yuri on Ice, Attack on Titan,) and book lovers can find Charlaine Harris (True Blood) at NYCC 2018.

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Josh is a life-long geek and actor with over 200 voice credits in his 10+ year career. His favorite roles include Attack on Titan (Armin), Yuri on Ice (Yuri Katsuki), Princess Jellyfish (Kuranosuke), The Devil is a Part-Timer (Sadao Maou), Drifters (Toyohisa), RWBY (Tyrian), Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple (Kenichi), and Snow White with the Red Hair (Zen).

He has also lent his voice to many video game properties; Tales of Xillia 2 (Ludger), Dragonball Xenoverse (Demigra), and Freedom Planet 2 (Captain Kalaw) to name a few. When he isn’t behind the mic, Josh can usually be found writing scripts for the English adaptations of many FUNimation and BangZoom! Productions, such as Fairy Tail, Tokyo Ghoul, Overlord, and Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans. He is represented by the Mary Collins Agency.

Jason David Frank is well-known for his role of Tommy Oliver in the long-running children’s television show Power Rangers. He is the owner and operator of Rising Sun Karate and MMA, with three schools in Texas and one in California. Actor and martial artists are not his only roles, Jason David Frank is also an entrepreneur, MMA fighter, and world record holder.

He is the founder and CEO of Jesus Didn’t Tap, the first Christian-based line of MMA Clothing and fight gear. It was one of the first apparel company to recognize and celebrate the faith and commitment of MMA fighters. Since its inception, Jesus Didn’t Tap has broaden its name in the MMA world and has been the sponsor to many MMA fighters.

New York Comic Con 2018 - Roundup

In January 2013, Jason David Frank became the Guinness World Record Holder for most 1‐inch pine board broken during freefall. He, who was introduced to skydiving during Power Rangers, shattered the previous record with seven broken pine boards.

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Mark Sheppard was born in London, England and began his film career in Jim Sheridan’s “In The Name Of The Father” playing Guildford Four member ‘Paddy Armstrong’ alongside Daniel Day-Lewis.

An accomplished musician, he has recorded and played drums for The T.V. Personalities, Nikki Sudden, Robyn Hitchcock, The Barracudas, Light A Big Fire, School Of Fish and They Eat Their Own, among others. On stage, he has won several theatre awards, including The 1992 Drama Critic’s Circle Outstanding Achievement Award for his performance in “A Cock & Bull Story”.

He may be best known for his television work, as Romo Lampkin in “Battlestar Galactica”, Badger in Joss Whedon’s “Firefly”, Ivan Erwich in Day 5 of “24”, plus roles on “The X-Files”, “CSI”, “Star Trek: Voyager” and a host of other characters in film and television.

Ben Savage got his start in acting when he appeared in his first commercial at the age of 5. From there, his first major role was in the comedy series Dear John, opposite Judd Hirsch in 1988. The following year, he made his film debut in Little Monsters. He starred in several made-for-TV movies and miniseries until being cast in the lead role in the iconic series Boy Meets World in 1993.

After the show wrapped, Ben enrolled in and graduated with honors from Stanford University with a degree in Political Science. He went on to guest star in many television programs, including Chuck, Without a Trace and Bones before reprising his role as Cory Matthews in 2014 on the Disney Channel show Girl Meets World, where he also served as the show’s producer and director.

Ben is currently focused on creating and developing television programs aimed at kids and teens.

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Danielle Fishel is best known for her iconic role as Topanga on the television staple Boy Meets World. She reprised the role in 2014 for Girl Meets World, the show’s millennial reboot that ran for three seasons on the Disney Channel.

Danielle has now moved behind the camera, having directed and written episodes of the show she once helped define and her memoir, “Normally This Would Be Cause For Concern,” was released in 2015.

She is currently directing and developing numerous projects for television.

Thousands of fans of fantasy, sci-fi and superhero adventures flocked to the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City for this year’s Comic Con, held October 3-6, 2018. More than a few came dressed to impress as we can see… for our delight!

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