Thursday, September 05, 2019

Nickelodeon to Host 'SpongeBob SquarePants' and 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?' Panels at New York Comic Con 2019

Update - Below is Nickelodeon's official press release announcing the exciting news!:

NICKELODEON BRINGS SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS
AND ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? TO NEW YORK COMIC CON 2019

Nick’s Booth to Feature Immersive The Krusty Krab Activation Straight from Bikini Bottom

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Nickelodeon is continuing the 20th anniversary celebration of SpongeBob SquarePants and the return of the anthology series Are You Afraid of the Dark? by inviting fans to hear from voice cast members and series executive producers on two panels at New York Comic Con 2019. Throughout the convention, attendees can experience a one-of-a-kind interactive SpongeBob SquarePants game inside The Krusty Krab at Nick’s booth (located in the Crystal Palace).

The tribute to one of the most iconic TV series and characters ever created continues with a SpongeBob Appreciation Day! panel, where voice cast members will conduct a table read of a fan-favorite episode, share highlights from 20 years and reveal what’s ahead, including a sneak peek of a brand-new half-hour special.

Nickelodeon is reimagining its chillingly beloved anthology Are You Afraid of the Dark? as a brand-new limited series premiering this October. Through three hour-long episodes, the series introduces an entirely new Midnight Society group of kids who tell a terrifying tale about the Carnival of Doom, only to have the events of the story come to life. The new members of the Midnight Society will share what to expect during an exclusive panel.

Panels

SpongeBob Appreciation Day!
Friday, Oct. 4, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Location: Hammerstein Ballroom)

Rev up those fryers because it’s SpongeBob Appreciation Day! SpongeBob’s Best Year ever continues with a table read of a fan-favorite episode and all the latest Bikini Bottom news. Bring it around town to hear from voice actors Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs), Mr. Lawrence (Plankton) and Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy), along with co-executive producers Vincent Waller and Marc Ceccarelli about what it’s like to be part of this iconic Nickelodeon cartoon. So drop on the deck and flop like a fish, because we’re celebrating 20 years of nautical nonsense! The panel is moderated by Tara Bennett (SyFy Wire).

Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Friday, Oct. 4, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Location: Hammerstein Ballroom)

Just in time for Halloween, let’s celebrate the return of the Midnight Society! Light the campfire and grab the Midnight Dust, because we’re telling you the tale of how Nickelodeon’s iconic horror series has been reimagined for a new generation. Featuring stars Lyliana Wray (Top Gun: Maverick), Sam Ashe Arnold (Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever.), Miya Cech (Rim of the World), Jeremy Ray Taylor (It Chapter Two) and Rafael Casal (Blindspotting). Writer/executive producer BenDavid Grabinski and executive producer Matt Kaplan will also be on hand to share stories from the making of the limited series and show an exclusive clip.


The New Midnight Society

Daily Booth Activity:

  • Fry Cook Games: Nick’s booth features an interactive SpongeBob SquarePants game inside The Krusty Krab, where fans go head-to-head to complete food orders in a race against the clock.
  • Costumed-Character Appearances: SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star appearances at Nick’s booth at select times during the convention.
  • Giveaways: Fans can visit the Nick booth over the course of the convention for the chance to receive special giveaways.

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In addition to the panels, attendees will also be able to meet and greet some of their favorite voice actors, creators and artists at NYCC 2019, including!

Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants, Rocko's Modern Life, Adventure Time)
Autographing Area, Photo Ops
Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

Amy Jo Johnson (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Felicity, The Space Between)
Autographing Area, Photo Ops
Thu/Fri/Sat

Karan Ashley, Aisha Campbell on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
In Booth Signing #1828, Panels
Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

Laraine Newman (The Fairly OddParents, Saturday Night Live (Original Cast), Oswald, Dawn of the Croods)
Autographing Area, Photo Ops
Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

Sean Astin (TMNT, Lord of the Rings, The Goonies, The Strain, Stranger Things)
Autographing Area, Photo Ops
Fri/Sat

Steve Cardenas, Rocky DeSantos on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
In Booth Signing #1828, Panels
Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

Kevin Eastman, co-creator, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Artist Alley
Fri/Sat

Aaron Alexovich (Invader ZIM, Serenity Rose, IIT'S NOT SCARY!)
Artist Alley
Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

Bryan K Turner (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Adventures, Spider-Man Animated Series, DC Super-Hero Girls Animated Series)
Artist Alley
Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

Caleb Goellner (Task Force Rad Squad, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Artist Alley, In Booth Signing
Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

Damian Couceiro (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Old Man Logan, Iron Fist)
Artist Alley
Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

Daniele Di Nicuolo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
In Booth Signing #1828, Panels
Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

David Petersen (Teenage Muntant Ninja Turtles, Mouse Guard, Beneath the Dark Crystal)
Artist Alley
Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

James Tynion IV (Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Justice League, Detective Comics)
Artist Alley, Panels
Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

Michael Dialynas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Woods)
Artist Alley, In Booth Signing
Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Nightwing, The Winter Soldier)
Artist Alley, Panels
Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers & Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers)
In Booth Signing #1828, Panels
Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

Simone Di Meo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
In Booth Signing #1828, Panels
Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

Sina Grace (Saban's Go Go Power Rangers, Ghosted in LA)
In Booth Signing #1828, Panels
Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

Nickelodeon NYCC 2019 Art:



Are You Afraid of the Dark? Logo


Marc Ceccarelli


Vincent Waller


Tom Kenny


Clancy Brown


Carolyn Lawrence


Mr. Lawrence

More Nick: Nickelodeon Makes Room for 'The Casagrandes' Beginning Monday, Oct. 14!

Original source: TheWrap; Additional sources: Tapped into Geekdom, ComicBook.

Originally published: Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 19:05 BST.
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