Wattpad WEBTOON Studios Heads to New York Comic-Con

Wattpad WEBTOON Studios announced that it will be bringing a series of can’t-miss virtual panels of superstar authors and artists to the 15th annual New York Comic Con) from October 8-10, 2021.

As virtual panels that viewers around the world can access and enjoy online, Wattpad WEBTOON Studios will bring fans inside the worlds of some of the most exciting names from WEBTOON and Wattpad, including producer, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author of the After series, Anna Todd; Míriam Bonastre Tur, creator of the global WEBTOON phenomenon and graphic novel Hooky; and Ariana Godoy, author of the Wattpad sensation A Través De Mi Ventana, which is currently being adapted as a Netflix Original Film.  

Wattpad WEBTOON Studios outlined their lineup for NYCC as follows:

Building Worlds for Women: Wattpad Books Authors on Writing Female Driven Sci-Fi/Fantasy – Fantasy and sci-fi have long been dominated by male readers, but there have always been talented women writers building rich worlds to escape to. From swashbuckling adventures, to dystopian futures with few survivors, to lands where dragons roam, Wattpad Books has published some of the best new female voices, creating dynamic, powerful, and captivating stories in which women are front and center.

  • Panelists: Nandi Taylor, author of Given; Kimberly Vale, author of Crossbones; Rebecca Phelps, author of Down World; and HJ Nelson, author of The Last She; in conversation with Chery Eddy, News Editor at iO9.
  • Date: Friday, October 8th from 12:45 – 1:45 pm ET 
  • Room: 406.1

Wattpad WEBTOON Studios and New Voices in Global Entertainment – Join some of the most exciting creators from WEBTOON and Wattpad to hear how digital comic creators and indie authors are bringing new narratives to screens and bookshelves all over the world. Míriam Bonastre Tur, author of the WEBTOON sensation HOOKY(published by HMH Books), and Wattpad’s Ariana Godoy, author of A Través De Mi Ventana (published by Penguin Random House and in development as a Netflix Original Film), will discuss how they’ve found success and built a global fanbase for their work online, and the process of having their work adapted for TV, film, and published books with Wattpad WEBTOON Studios. 

  • Panelists: Bonastre Tur, author of the WEBTOON sensation HOOKY, and Ariana Godoy author of A Través De Mi Ventana, in conversation with Caitlin O’Hanlon, VP of Content & Creator Management, Wattpad WEBTOON Studios
  • Date: Saturday, October 9 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm ET
  • Room: 406.2

 Creating the After-verse: Featuring Anna Todd & Wattpad Books – Anna Todd is the bestselling author of the After series, producer of the film adaptations, and entrepreneur whose loyal fanbase has followed her journey since she began posting on Wattpad almost a decade ago. But how did her story, which was once confined to smartphones, become the global phenomenon that it is today? Anna Todd and studio executives Aron Levitz and Ashleigh Gardner will walk the audience through the process from start to finish, and discuss what comes after After.

  • Panelists: Superstar author of the After series, Anna Todd in conversation with Aron Levitz, President of Wattpad WEBTOON Studios and Ashleigh Gardner, Deputy General Manager, Wattpad Studios Publishing. Moderated by Tamara Fuentes Associate Entertainment Editor, Cosmopolitan.
  • Date: Sunday, October 10 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm ET 
  • Room: 405

This marks the first appearance for Wattpad WEBTOON Studios at New York Comic-Con since the merger of WEBTOON Studios and Wattpad Studios in June 2021. New York Comic-Con is the ultimate pop culture destination event in the U.S. that brings the best of comics, television, film, celebrities, cosplay, anime, and more to create memorable, uniquely exciting experiences for fans. Wattpad WEBTOON Studios’ dynamic panels will give fans unique access to their favorite authors they would not get anywhere else. 

Digital passes to catch Wattpad WEBTOON Studios panels and other New York Comic Con 2021 programming are available at https://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/

Source: Press Release