Running Oct. 1-3, the festival promises discussions with New Yorker staffers and various personalities from the entertainment and political spheres. Also scheduled are Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson, "The Office" star Steve Carrell and author Neil Gaiman, whose book "Coraline" was adapted into a recent Off-Broadway musical.
A panel devoted to "Saturday Night Live" is also planned, as well as a chat with horror writer Steven King (he is also at work on the new musical The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County with John Mellencamp) and "Twilight" screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg.
A complete list of events and dates will be announced Sept. 6. Tickets will be available at NewYorker.com/Festival.