Nickelodeon Announces New ‘Legend Of Korra’ Episode Screening, Reveals Exclusive Poster & ‘TMNT’ Toy Giveaways [NYCC 2013]
Nickelodeon’s presence at major comic conventions seems to grow with each passing year, and this month’s New York Comic Con is no exception. Following the launch of the latest season of the network’s eminently popular The Legend Of Korra series, as well as the news that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will return for its second season on October 12, Nickelodeon plans to celebrate both shows at the upcoming convention in New York. In addition to revealing panel times for each program, Nickelodeon has announced it will be screening a brand new episode of The Legend Of Korra at the show’s panel, where cast members and executive producers will be on hand to answer fan’s questions. Further, the network will have an exclusive poster — featuring Korra and Wan, the first Avatar — to be used for signings. As for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the entrance to the convention floor will feature a display of TMNT action figures, from the ’80s to present day, with fans having an opportunity to participate in social media sweepstakes to win the toys.
Nickelodeon has provided ComicsAlliance with a first look at the exclusive Legend Of Korra poster, and you can check out more details of the network’s convention plans below.
From Nickelodeon’s press release:
Nickelodeon gives New York Comic Con attendees insight into the hit animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which returns with season two Oct. 12 at 11:00a.m. (ET/PT), and The Legend of Korra, premieres Fridays at 7:00p.m. (ET/PT). During each hour-long presentation, voice cast and executive producers will reveal never-before-seen art, show special sneak peeks and answer fan questions. A brand-new episode from The Legend of Korra will also be screened during its panel.
Upon entering the convention center, fans will witness a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles display of action figures from their inception in the 80’s to present day. The action figures will be contained in glowing mutagen canisters and assigned a unique hashtag, giving fans an opportunity to participate in a social sweepstakes. Turtle enthusiasts who use the hashtags will automatically be entered for a chance to win the action figure displayed.
Panels for both shows will feature creators, producers and cast members. The Legend Of Korra panel will include Janet Varney (Korra) and PJ Byrne (Bolin), as well as co-creator and executive producer Bryan Konietzko and co-executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos. TheTMNTpanel will have Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo) and Hoon Lee (Splinter) on hand, who’ll be joined by executive producer Ciro Nieli and story editor Brandon Auman.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles panel will be Friday, October 11 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. ET, and The Legend Of Korra panel will take place on Saturday, October 12 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET. Both panels will be held at the room Empire Stage 1-E.