The Nickelodeon NYCC lineup has been announced and includes the 20th Anniversary celebration of SpongeBob SquarePants and the return of the anthology series Are You Afraid of the Dark?. Fans will be able to attend two panels at New York Comic Con 2019 and through 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.
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 daily booth activities include:
- 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.