Professional Programming

Throughout the day on Thursday, October 6, attendees can choose from eleven, one-hour sessions beginning at 10:30 AM at the Javits Center.  Do arrive early to allow yourself time to become familiar with the Javits Center. If you’re able to pick up your badge at the Javits Center in advance, it will make your morning much smoother.

For eligible NY State educators, CTLE credit is available for all eleven of these sessions.

To earn CTLE credit for a panel, you must be present during the entire one-hour session and complete a session evaluation survey at the end of each session. Only individuals who complete the survey will receive the CTLE certificates. 

The New York Public Library will issue the CTLE credits. All CTLE certificates will be emailed within two weeks.

If you have any questions about CTLE certificates offered at NYCC, please email

Tween-Age Dreams: Comics as a Tool for Discovery and Self-Identity
Thu, Oct 6, 2022 • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 406.2

Can We Finally Admit That Games Should be in Classrooms?
Thu, Oct 6, 2022 • 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Location: 406.1

NYCDOE Civics for All Comics Group - an inside look!
Thu, Oct 6, 2022 • 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Location: 406.3

Defending Manga
Thu, Oct 6, 2022 • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: 1B02

Case Studies: Comic Books and Manga in the Classroom
Thu, Oct 6, 2022 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: 408

From Pixton to Zines: Creating Effective Comics Programming in Libraries
Thu, Oct 6, 2022 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: 406.2

Yes! But How? Building LGTBQ+ Affirming Schools through Comics
Thu, Oct 6, 2022 • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Location: 406.1

The Manga Industry and Your Library!
Thu, Oct 6, 2022 • 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Location: 1B02

Pop-Culture Fandom and Comics in the College Classroom
Thu, Oct 6, 2022 • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: 408

Case Studies: Building Multicultural Spaces in Schools Through the Power of Geek
Thu, Oct 6, 2022 • 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: 406.3

Best & Worst Manga 2022
Thu, Oct 6, 2022 • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Location: 1B02

Programs for Legal Professionals Available

The past few years have affected the comic-book and related industries in profound ways. From the impact of paper shortages and embargoes on printers other the one hand, to the continued proliferation of comic book IP across the media landscape. In between we’ve had the rise (and fall?) of NFTs, the first AI-generated comic, and significant royalty disputes, and an increased emphasis on the diverse voices of creators.

Why not learn the fundamentals of this growing practice area? These CLE programs provide attendees a chance to learn from legal practitioners and former comic book publishing executives.

NYCC welcomes legal professionals for our exciting Continuing Legal Education courses.

Session #1 - Thursday Oct 6, 2022 

Hero-At-Law: The Law and Practice of Representing Comic Book Creators and Publishers

This seminar has been approved for 3.5 CLE* credits in areas of professional practice for NY and 3.5 General credits in NJ.

In this first course, we present an overview of the comic book industry over the past two years, highlight new areas of litigation and transactional work, and provide the fundamentals of representing comic book industry clients. We will explore the pros and cons of NFTs, IP and AI-generated works, and myriad new cases impacting the comic book and graphic novel publishers and the attorneys who represent them.

Session #2 – Sunday Oct 9, 2022

Drafting Comic Book Contracts: A Practical Guide

This seminar has been approved for 2.5 CLE* credits in areas of professional practice for NY and 2.5 General credits in NJ.

This is an intensive two-hour course: attendees will write a rough draft of key comic book agreement provisions, engage in client interview exercises tailored to the comic book industry, dive into mock negotiations, and issue-spot common problems in publishing contracts. Facilitated by seasoned comic book publishing attorneys, attendees will get a chance to issue-spot, draft, and engage in mock negotiations.

Previous Years Panels

The panels and screenings at NYCC span every fandom imaginable. It’s a pop culture junkie’s dream! Imagine getting a sneak peek of the latest Netflix series before anyone else, or walking out onto the Main Stage adorned in your most glorious and captivating cosplay in front of thousands of screaming fans. We’ve got your favorite comics, TV, movies, toys, video games, cosplay, anime, and manga covered at New York Comic Con.