The programming schedule for NYCC 2017 has been posted online and as we’ve done in the past with other high-profile conventions, we’ve gone through the schedule for each day and singled out the panels/events that pertain to Star Wars in a meaningful way. Of interesting note is a Lucasfilm Publishing panel slated for Friday that features authors Delilah Dawson, Timothy Zahn, and others.


October 05, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Family HQ – 1C03

Operated by the 501st Legion and sanctioned by Lucasfilm Ltd., Blast-a-Trooper is a series of charity/fundraising events providing fans the opportunity to ‘blast’ live Star Wars characters with Nerf blasters.


Lucasfilm Publishing Presents: Tales from a Galaxy, Far, Far Away!
October 06, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Get ready, Jedi! Lucasfilm Publishing presents a roundtable of notable Star Wars writing talent to discuss their upcoming works including: Delilah Dawson, John Jackson Miller, Daniel Jose Older, Timothy Zahn, Claudia Gray, Benjamin Acker, Cavan Scott, and more, in addition to Executive Editor for Lucasfilm Publishing, Michael Siglain, offering exclusive, first-time, reveals of upcoming stories set in a galaxy, far, far, away!


William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: The Force Doth Awaken Live!
October 07, 2017, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Experience The Force Awakens as a Shakespeare play, complete with Elizabethan verse, Shakespearian monologues, and theatrical stage directions! Star Wars™ narrators Marc Thompson, Jonathan Davis, Jessica Almasy, and Sean Kenin will perform select scenes from the William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: The Force Doth Awaken audiobook recruiting few lucky audience members to come onstage and perform along with the cast!

IDW Publishing: Stars of 2018
October 07, 2017, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

What does IDW have planned for 2018 and beyond? Here’s your first chance to find out! Join IDW CCO Chris Ryall, Group Editor Sarah Gaydos, and Editor Joe Hughes, along with Sword of Ages creator Gabriel Rodriguez and other talented-creators-to-be-named-later as they show and tell all about IDW’s upcoming slate of books, including a focus on our twin Stars, Star Wars and Star Trek! Bonus: everyone in attendance will receive a cool little promo item as well!



Residing in New York, Dianna Bates shares the same deep love for the GFFA as her husband Justin LaSalata. In addition to posting news articles on our website, Dianna assists with providing photographs from various conventions and Star Wars-related events including NY Comic Con, "Force Friday" and others.

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