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Monday, September 29, 2014

Henson/Archaia/Sesame Street at the NY Comic Con, October 9th - 12th

How to Be a Puppeteer with Master Puppeteer Noel MacNeal
Fri. October 10| 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM | Family HQ – 1C03

Want to try your "hand" at being a Puppeteer? Emmy nominated Puppeteer Noel MacNeal (of Disney's Bear in the Big Blue House and PBS' Sesame Street) will conduct a 30 minute "puppeteering" workshop (assisted by professional Puppet Builder and Puppeteer James Wojtal Jr.) for New York Comic Con Guests, showing the lip-sync and manipulation techniques (and other "secrets") used by professional Puppeteers (including his colleagues, The Muppets) with various puppets for participants to try.

James Wojtal Jr. & Noel MacNeal

Make Your Own Puppets with Noel MacNeal
Fri. October 10| 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM | Family HQ – 1C02

Emmy nominated Puppeteer Noel MacNeal (of Disney's Bear in the Big Blue House and PBS' Sesame Street) is the Author of the books "10 Minute Puppets" and "BOX." He will conduct puppet-making workshops for NYCC Guests, showing them how easy it is to make a puppet from anything. Based on his books, Guests will choose which type of simple (original designed for NYCC) paper puppet they'd like to make, in no time flat.

Noel MacNeal

The Jim Henson Company: Upcoming Comics with Archaia
Fri. October 10| 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM | 1A24

Join Archaia as they reveal details, previews and behind-the-scenes info of its publishing plan for projects with The Jim Henson Company with Panelists Kate Leth (Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock), Shane-Michael Vidaurri (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches), Matthew Dow Smith (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches) and Henson Company Archivist Karen Falk. Moderated by Henson line Editor at Archaia Rebecca “Tay” Taylor.

Cheryl Henson, Karen Falk, Kate Leth, Matthew Dow Smith & Shane-Michael Vidaurri

Sesame Street & Pop Culture: 45 Years of Spoofs on the ‘Street’
Sun. October 12| 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM | 1A24

Sesame Street has continuously turned the sensations of the entertainment world into lighthearted attractions that make children and their parents laugh, sing and learn. Join us for a screening of Sesame Street spoofs including “Numeric Con” (a parody of Comic Con). Then explore the ways pop culture has played a vital role throughout the show’s 45 year history during a Panel discussion with the Sesame Street Muppets and Performers.

Carol-Lynn Parente, Eric Jacobson, Joey Mazzarino & Leslie Carrara-Rudolph

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