VIZ Media announces special appearances and autograph sessions for the creative team behind The Legend of Zelda manga series, Akira Himekawa, during New York Comic Con in October 2017.
Akira Himekawa is the collaboration of two women, A. Honda and S. Nagano. This year, the pair will make their first East Coast professional appearance at New York Comic Con. VIZ Media is the official North American publisher of the bestselling series that is based on the classic Nintendo® role playing, puzzle-solving, action video game.
New York Comic Con takes place October 5–8, 2017 at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan and is the East Coast’s biggest pop culture convention. The annual event plays host to the latest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. For more information, please visit NewYorkComicCon.com. VIZ Media will be located on the main convention floor in Booth #1336.
Akira Himekawa VIZ Media / New York Comic Con Panels & Special Events Include:
October 5, 2017
4:00–5:00 p.m. EDT
VIZ Media Panel with Special Guests
Join us for exciting announcements, exclusive first looks at new titles, and prizes. The Legend of Zelda manga creators, Akira Himekawa, will also make a special appearance.
October 6, 2017
4:00–5:00 p.m. EDT
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA, Akira Himekawa Panel
Welcome the creators behind the bestselling The Legend of Zelda manga, Akira Himekawa, as they discuss the work on their hit series. Fans attending this panel will receive a special The Legend of Zelda collectible premium.
NYCC On-Site Akira Himekawa Autograph Sessions Include:
- October 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. EDT – limited to 100 people
- October 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. EDT – limited to 100 people
Signing session attendees will each receive an exclusive shikishi art board from VIZ Media for Akira Himekawa to autograph. Official signings are ticketed before the event. Please visit the NYCC Pre-Show Lotteries page for more information, at http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/Content/Pre-Show-Lotteries/.
NYCC Presents – Akira Himekawa Off-Site Autograph Sessions:
Barnes & Noble Tribeca Autograph Session
October 7, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. EDT
97 Warren St, New York, New York
Join VIZ Media in welcoming Akira Himekawa at their first off-site appearance in New York. The event is limited to the first 100 people to purchase any The Legend of Zelda manga from the Barnes & Noble Tribeca store that day; a wristband for the autograph session will be given upon purchase to guarantee entry to the signing. Signing session attendees may choose to have either their purchased manga or the exclusive VIZ Media-supplied shikishi art board signed.
Kinokuniya Autograph Session
October 7, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. EDT
1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York
Be among the first 100 people to purchase any The Legend of Zelda manga from the Kinokuniya store that day and receive a wristband for the autograph session. Signing session attendees may choose to have either their purchased manga or the exclusive VIZ Media-supplied shikishi board signed.
Nintendo World Store Rockefeller Center Autograph Session
October 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New York
An encore appearance by The Legend of Zelda manga creators. Event details will be announced shortly by the Nintendo World Store.
VIZ Media will offer a variety of manga selections for purchase throughout New York Comic Con including:
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – Legendary Edition – $15
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volumes 1-2 Bundle – $15
- and more
All The Legend of Zelda manga purchases from the VIZ Media booth will include a Twilight Princess poster as a special free gift with purchase.
Also, don’t miss in-booth giveaways every day of the show of an exclusive drawstring bag. Please check the VIZ Media in-booth schedule for details.