Afronauts has returned from New York Comic Con (NYCC) and we're ready to share the highlights and best of NYCC. One of the best companies and experiences we had was by the company: RockLove Jewelry. We posted an instant video of it on our YouTube from NYCC and hopefully you have watched it by now. The creator, Allison Cimino gave us a wonderful tour of her booth and great insight on her journey and jewelry.
Allison is very passionate in her work from the designing, in which you can see in the fine details of her jewelry, to the cause of making jewelry wearable for all ages and skin types.
Agent Bunnie at the RockLove Jewelry booth for NYCC 2018! Can you spot Allison in the back?
RockLove Jewelry is a regular at NYCC, but this year they had their biggest booth yet! Decked out in a posh goth decor, they drew in attendees with their Disney collabs and friendly, knowledgeable staff! Their Disney jewelry ranges from the Villains of the Princess line to the superheroes of Marvel!
RockLove Jewelry Black Panther Line
Afronauts purchased these replica Kimoyo beads from the Black Panther movie for some very lucky children. You can shop the whole Black Panther jewelry collection here. Allison was able to work closely with the movie set design to create accurate replicas of the bracelets.
RockLove Jewelry 30th Anniversary Totoro Line
RockLove debuted their 30th Anniversary Totoro jewelry! Yes, they even had something for Anime lovers!
RockLove also debuted their Nightmare Before Christmas jewelry at the con, which you can now buy online, but attendees got first dibs and bragging rights!
We definitely were impressed by Allison and her work! Her dedication shows and her efforts to bring forth fashionable-fan jewelry is already proving to be successful! Allison herself hinted in our video (yes, you should watch it all the way through!) that her jewelry planning goes through 2020! Look out for upcoming Disney collabs for the 2019 live action Aladdin and we're guessing Maleficent jewelry will be released sometime in 2020 when the sequel to the 2014 live action move is released! She also mentioned something special for Valentine's Day with Mickey and Minnie, so hopefully we will see that in 2019!
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The brand Super7 will be premiering their 80's inspired Halloween buckets at New York Comic Con this year for $20/each. Will you be picking one up for your trick-or-treat night or perhaps just to collect?
Images courtesy of Super7.
Afronauts is happy to share with you a first look at a new comic series called "Jook Joint" courtesy of Image Comics.
It is described as "American Horror Story" meets "Law & Order SVU". Straight from the publisher: JOOK JOINT drops readers in the Deep South and introduces Mahalia, who runs the hottest spot in all of 1950s New Orleans—The Jook Joint. Here she keeps the jazz popping, people bopping… and the women? The women are to die for. There’s only one rule: “Keep your hands to yourself.” But some men think rules don’t apply to them, and Mahalia and her coven of slain women enjoy reminding them that they most certainly do......
The series is brought to us by the talents of: Tee Franklin and Alitha E. Martinez and will be released Wednesday, October 3 right in time for NYCC. If you're in the area, stop by Midtown Comics for an autograph from Tee Franklin on Wednesday from 8pm-10pm EST.
There is also a special edition cover by Mike Hawthorne and proceeds will go to the Joyful Heart Foundation which aids victims and helps teaches society about sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse.
Netflix is bringing a huge lineup with them to New York Comic Con, as you can see from the promo photo above.
Details provided by Netflix are as follows:
NETFLIX PRESENTS: BIG MOUTH
Friday, October 5 -- 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Javits Convention Center | Room 1A06
Get comfortable being uncomfortable with your favorite puberty-driven animated series Big Mouth! Join Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein, and Jason Mantzoukas, along with executive producers as they take on NYCC with an exclusive live read from a new episode of the highly-anticipated second season. Hilarity is sure to ensue as the show takes on all things borderline raunchy.
Talent: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jenny Slate, Jessi Klein, Jason Mantzoukas and Executive Producers Andrew Goldberg, Jen Flackett and Mark Levin.
NETFLIX & CHILLS
Friday, October 5 -- 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Javits Convention Center | Mainstage
The midnight hour is close at hand with Netflix’s Mega Block of chills, thrills, and everything else of the other-worldly variety. Join the casts of The Umbrella Academy, The Haunting of Hill House and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina as they descend upon New York Comic Con to discuss their highly anticipated new series’. Plus, get a first look at The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance before anyone else. The conversations will leave you sleeping with the lights on and texting your friends about the surprises along the way!
Saturday, October 6 -- 1:30PM - 2:45PM
The Theatre at Madison Square Garden
Witness New York Comic Con’s highly anticipated return of Daredevil, Marvel’s first superhero on Netflix! Join the series’ stars Charlie Cox, Elden Henson, Deborah Ann Woll, Vincent D’Onofrio, Joanne Whalley, Wilson Bethel, Jay Ali, series showrunner, Erik Oleson and Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb for what promises to be an epic panel full of surprise reveals.
Talent: Charlie Cox, Elden Henson, Deborah Ann Woll, Vincent D’Onofrio, Joanne Whalley, Wilson Bethel, Jay Ali and series showrunner, Erik Oleson.
What are you looking forward to most from Netflix?
We here at Afronauts are proud and excited to be members of the press for New York Comic Con 2018! We have just posted a press release given to us for the American Gods panel at this years NYCC and will continue to post coverage as it is given to us. We have created the category: NYCC, so you can easily follow our coverage of the event!
By: Agent Bunnie
NYCC has announced it's first ever official American Gods panel set for this year! Make sure to attend October-5, 2018 at 1:30pm in the Hammerstein Ballroom (Manhattan Center) to see executive producer Neil Gaiman and cast members!
American Gods is a TV show from the STARZ network. We here at Afronauts are huge fans! We can't wait for this!
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