Bioware Panels at NY Comic Con [Updated]

The official website for New York Comic Con has released its schedule of events for the weekend of nerdy revelry, and Bioware has 5 such events lined up, as well as a booth to show off The Old Republic, Mass Effect 3.

Bioware will have its own booth at Booth #121. Dark Horse Comics, which publishes the Mass Effect and Star Wars: The Old Republic comics, will be at Booth #1238. This information isn't particularly useful without a map, so we'll post one here as soon as it becomes available. Microsoft will be featuring Mass Effect 3 demos at Booth 322 - which happens to be right next door from the Bioware section.

Dark Horse will also be hosting two signing sessions for Bioware at its booth. Chris Priestly has posted two time slots on the BSN for when you can have Bioware guys write on your things:

  • Saturday 10:30am - Mass Effect with Mac Walters
  • Saturday 12:30pm - Dragon Age with David Gaider and Mike Laidlaw

As for events, Friday and Saturday will be particularly busy days for those following Bioware news and the convention.

Friday Events

The Felicia Day Spotlight panel is not Bioware specific, but Felicia's web series, Dragon Age: Redemption and the DLC campaign starring her will be available on October 11th, so she'll almost certainly drop a few lines about these.

Felicia Day Spotlight

Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Location: American Airlines Theater, 1A06
You know her from The Guild and Dr. Horrible’s Sing A Long Blog…meet Felicia Day in this spotlight panel on her previous work and see what’s coming up next!

Star Wars: The Old Republic – Main Panel

Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: MTV Theater, 1A10

Star Wars: The Old Republic – Q&A Panel with

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: American Airlines Theater, 1A06

Saturday Events

Mass Effect writer Mac Walters will be at a joint Dark Horse - BioWare panel to discuss the Mass Effect universe. Mysterious announcements? Count me in!

Dark Horse and Bioware Present: Mapping the Mass Effect Universe

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: 1A24
Speakers: Jeremy Atkins, Mac Walters, Nick McWhorter

With comics, novels, movies, and a third game on the horizon, Mass Effect has become one of the largest science fiction franchises in the world. Join Mass Effect lead writer, Mac Walters, along with Dark Horse Director of Public Relations, Jeremy Atkins and Director of Custom Programs, Nick McWhorter, for an exploration of what makes Mass Effect so special! Fans will get a first hand look at the upcoming comics series, the Art of the Mass Effect Universe, as well as a taste of Mass Effect 3! With announcements to be made, surprise guests, prizes and giveaways, we couldn't give you more reasons to attend!

Dragon Age - Mark of the Assassin

Time: 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Location: 1A15
Speaker: TBA

Join Felicia Day, Mike Laidlaw, David Gaider, Heather Rabatich, Jon Epler and members of the BioWare Community team as they discuss the Dragon Age franchise with a special focus on the latest Dragon Age adventure Mark of the Assassin. Felicia Day and Dragon Age team members will be on hand to answer questions on the latest Dragon Age DLC adventure and the Dragon Age franchise.

Sunday Events

Drew Karpyshyn, Mass Effect 1 writer and Star Wars novelist, will also be at NYCC to talk about his upcoming book, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan, at the Del Rey Star Wars panel:

Del Rey Star Wars Books Panel

Date: Sunday, October 16
Time: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Location: 1A24
Speakers: Drew Karpyshyn, Erich Schoeneweiss, Frank Parisi, Jason Fry

Join Del Rey editors Frank Parisi and Erich Schoeneweiss as they discuss upcoming Star Wars books from Del Rey and answer your questions. Special guests: Drew Karpyshyn, author of the Star Wars: Darth Bane novels and the upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan, and Jason Fry, co-author of Star Wars: The Essential Atlas and author of the upcoming Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare. Limited prizes to be awarded, while supplies last.

There hasn't been a peep about BioWare events happening outside of NYCC or anything requiring RSVPs yet, especially with the focus on the EuroGamer Expo this weekend, but we'll update with that information when it surfaces.

So the only question remains - whom should Razorfish cosplay as? Ashley Williams? Lady Aribeth? Sandal?

  • Razorfish

    Added the new panel for Dragon Age – Mark of the Assassin to the list. Kind of odd to see a convention panel about this after the DLC is released… Thanks to Chris Priestly for the heads up!

  • DannyMcGeek

    Updated the article for more information on the Mark of the Assassin panel, as well as the autograph sessions happening at the Dark Horse booth.