The Mary Sue’s Must-See New York Comic Con 2014 Panels
We combed through the entire panel list so you don't have to.
Game of Thrones Fan Forum – Featuring Kristian Nairn & Natalia Tena
Thu. October 9| 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Empire Stage 1-E
The popular C2E2 Panel comes to New York, as do contributors from Wikia’s most popular communities, focusing their Fan expertise on the book-to-TV mega-hit, Game of Thrones. Joining the Panel and lending their first-hand experiences to the conversation are series regulars Kristian Nairn (“Hodor”) and Natalia Tena (“Osha”). Come for the geek-out session, dissect the popular HBO series and get your Season Five questions answered!
Adam West & Batman: The Complete Television Series
Thu. October 9| 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM | Main Stage 1-D
Holy Bat Panels! Get all the details on the most anticipated home entertainment release in fanboy history when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment puts Adam West center-stage for a Bat-tastic look at “Batman: The Complete TV Series.” You’ll get an inside sneak peek at all the exclusive content, as well as dazzling HD remastered footage from the landmark series. “Batman: The Complete TV Series” will be released on November 11, 2014.
WB Preview Night Screenings: The Pilot Episode of Constantine and the Season Two Premiere of The 100
Thu. October 9| 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM | Main Stage 1-D
New York Comic Con and Warner Bros. Television continue our annual Preview Night tradition, with screenings of the pilot episode of the highly anticipated new series Constantine plus the season two premiere episode of The 100. Based on the popular Hellblazer series from DC Comics, Constantine premieres Friday, October 24 at 10/9c on NBC. The post-apocalyptic sci-fi survival series The 100 returns Wednesday, October 22 at 9/8c on The CW.
Elementary Panel & Exclusive Screening
Fri. October 10| 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM | Main Stage 1-D
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle introduced the world to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson over 120 years ago, and the modern-day drama Elementary returns for its third season this fall. Holmes and Watson have entered a symbiotic partnership, with Joan now serving as Sherlock’s investigative partner. Sherlock faced a series of challenges that culminated in Watson moving out of the brownstone and Holmes accepting a job offer in London from MI6, the British intelligence agency. The detectives must figure out how to move forward separately after the demise of their professional partnership. An exclusive Screening of the season three premiere followed by a Panel discussion with Cast members Jonny Lee Miller (“Dexter”), Lucy Liu (“Charlie’s Angels”) and Ophelia Lovibond (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) with Executive Producer Robert Doherty.
Doctor Who: 10 Years of New Who
Fri. October 10| 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM | 1A24
It doesn’t seem like 10 years. Where does the time go? Let’s find out at a discussion Panel about the Eccelston, Tennant, Smith and Capaldi years and what we think the future of our beloved show holds.
Once Upon a Time Has Frozen Over!
Fri. October 10| 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Empire Stage 1-E
Once Upon a Time has Frozen over! This season, Elsa – the Ice Queen from Arendelle – brings an icy new twist to Storybrooke. And the show will take a look back in the past at Elsa’s kingdom and discover what happened to her, her sister Anna and Kristoff, and how and why Elsa became a prisoner of Rumplestiltskin. Co-Creators and Executive Producers Edward Kitsis (LOST) and Adam Horowitz (LOST) and Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan) invite you to an exclusive screening of an upcoming all-new episode of Once Upon a Time. Following the Exclusive Screening, they’ll discuss the new season storylines, characters and adventures with Moderator Matt Mitovich, TV Line.com’s Editor-at-Large. This Panel is sure to bring some surprises you won’t want to miss! And as an added surprise, ABC will introduce the new ABC show GALAVANT immediately following the Once Upon a Time Panel.
Tribute Panel: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Will Always Kick Ass
Fri. October 10| 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM | 1A18
Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer: a decade later, and we still can’t stop talking about her. She was one teenager against the world who spawned a legion of ass-kicking super-heroines. Wry and self-effacing, she made it cool to be a screwball screw-up, while secretly saving the day. Buffy went on to achieve true pop culture immortality. Paying tribute to the Buffyverse at NYCC: Amber Benson, Thomas Sniegoski, Carol Goodman, Michelle Knudson, Hillary Monahan and Keith DeCandido.
MARVEL’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Fri. October 10| 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM | Main Stage 1-D
Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) returns with exciting news and the world premiere of an all new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. before it debuts on ABC!
Comedy Central’s Broad City at New York Comic Con
Fri. October 10| 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM | 1A10
Created by Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, and Executive Produced by Amy Poehler, Broad City is an odd-couple comedy about two best friends navigating their 20s in New York City. Abbi and Ilana are broke and flawed, and they don’t shy away from the sticky situations NYC throws at them – they dive right into the muck. No matter how bad it gets, these broads are always down with whatever hits them. Join the Stars of Comedy Central’s “Broad City” as they go behind the scenes, reveal details on their upcoming new season and more!
Doctor Who Trivia Challenge
Fri. October 10| 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM | 1B03
Calling all Time Lords and their companions, Penguin Random House, Broadway Books and Trivia, AD present a fun and challenging Doctor Who Trivia Challenge, materializing right here at New York Comic Con! Prizes will be awarded to the most knowledgeable teams of Whovians, including DW swag, DVDs and the grand prize, passes to NYCC 2015! Follow @CrownPublishing for more details as they are confirmed.
POWERS: Bringing the Graphic Novels to Life Exclusively on PlayStation
Sat. October 11| 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM | Empire Stage 1-E
Join Executive Producer Brian Michael Bendis and Cast Eddie Izzard, Susan Heyward, Noah Taylor and Olesya Rulin as they discuss the world of POWERS and share their journey turning the beloved graphic novels, centered around two detectives that work in the Powers Division investigating cases involving people with superhuman abilities known as “Powers,” into a live-action drama series for PlayStation. The award-winning graphic novels have received critical-acclaim earning the Eisner Award for Best New Series in 2001. Bendis also won the Best Writer Eisner Award in 2002 and 2003.
AMC’s The Walking Dead
Sat. October 11| 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM | Main Stage 1-D
Join Andrew Lincoln and the Cast and Producers of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” to discuss the upcoming fifth season of the series and introduce an official, never before seen, sneak preview.
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions Present an Exclusive Look at 12 Monkeys
Sat. October 11| 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM | 1A21
Inspired by the classic blockbuster film, which is soon commemorating its 20th anniversary since its original theatrical release, 12 Monkeys explores the provocative story of a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will all but annihilate the human race. Get the inside details on the series from the creative minds behind-the-scenes: Executive Producer/Showrunner Natalie Chaidez and Co-Executive Producers Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, the team responsible for co-writing the pilot. The Panel will also present the first ten minutes of the 12 Monkeys premiere, giving Attendees an exclusive first look at the anticipated series.
Marvel’s Daredevil, Exclusively on Netflix
Sat. October 11| 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM | Main Stage 1-D
Join the cast of Marvel’s Daredevil in their first-ever appearance with show-runner Steve DeKnight and moderator Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) to answer questions and reveal secrets from the hotly-anticipated show debuting on Netflix in 2015.
Doctor Who – The Legend Continues
Sat. October 11| 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM | 1A18
Last year we brought you Colin Baker (6th Doctor) and Nick Briggs (voice of the Daleks and Cybermen) and premiered the 50th Anniversary “Light at the End” from Big Finish. This year look for our Special Guests (TBA) to join us for a weekend of fun including autographs and photo ops as well as some exclusive merchandise just for NYCC attendees.
Constantine Pilot Screening and Q&A
Sat. October 11| 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Empire Stage 1-E
Attendees will see a screening of the complete pilot, followed by a Q&A with series Stars Matt Ryan, Angelica Celaya and Executive Producer David S. Goyer. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, Constantine will air Fridays at 10/9c on NBC this fall, premiering October 24. Become a Fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Constantine and follow the show on Twitter at @NBCConstantine.
Star Trek at 50: From The Cage to Today
Sat. October 11| 7:15 PM – 8:00 PM | 1A24
The man The Los Angeles Times dubbed “the world’s foremost Trekspert,” Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise) moderates a Panel celebrating five decades since filming began on the first Star Trek pilot. Reflecting on 50 years of boldly going featuring Trek luminaries Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), Edward Gross (“The Fifty Year Mission”), Vic Mignona (Star Trek Continues), Steve Melching (The Clone Wars), David E. Williams (Geek Magazine) and Chase Masterson (Deep Space Nine) and a few special surprises.
Doctor Who Fan Screening with BBC America
Sat. October 11| 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM | Empire Stage 1-E
BBC America presents its first ever Doctor Who Fan screening at New York Comic Con with the new episode “Mummy On The Orient Express.” The episode, written by Jamie Mathieson (Being Human, Dirk Gently) and directed by Emmy-winning Director Paul Wilmshurst, will be shown to Fans at NYCC ahead of its premiere on BBC America. The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) are on the most beautiful train in history speeding among the stars of the future. But a deadly creature is stalking the passengers. Once you see the horrifying Mummy you only have 66 seconds to live. No exceptions, no reprieve. As the Doctor races against the clock Clara sees him at his deadliest and most ruthless. Will he work out how to defeat the Mummy? Start the clock! Guest Stars in the episode include Frank Skinner, Foxes and David Bamber. Doctor Who premieres on Saturdays at 9:00 PM ET on BBC America.
Dothraki 101: Learn to Speak Like a Khal with Language Creator David Peterson
Sun. October 12| 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM | 1A24
Brush up on your Dothraki by taking a lesson with David Peterson, language Creator for the HBO Original Series Game of Thrones and Author of Living Language Dothraki. Learn the how the language is structured, pronunciation basics and key expressions (though of course “thank you” won’t be covered). Aspiring conlanger? Peterson will also talk and answer questions about the process of creating a new language and how he designed Dothraki. Dothras chek! (Ride well!)
Sun. October 12| 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM | 1A24
What really happened to the passengers of Oceanic Airline Flight 815? The mysteries surrounding the Emmy winning television series LOST still puzzle and captivate Fans years after its final bow. Join us as we reunite Nestor Carbonell (Richard Alpert) and Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond Hume) for a closer look at this enigmatic series. The truth will be revealed. Moderated by Aaron Sagers.
How a Game of Thrones Changed Fantasy…or Did It?
Sun. October 12| 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM | 1A05
George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones, released 18 years ago, has become a worldwide phenomenon with the help of HBO. Seth Fishman (The Well’s End), Robin Hobb (Fool’s Assassin), Gail Z. Martin (War of Shadows), Garth Nix (Clariel), David J. Peterson (Living Language Dothraki), Patrick Rothfuss (The Slow Regard of Silent Things) and Cinda Williams Chima (The Sorcerer Heir) discuss influences and how politics, power and dysfunctional families have always been the best fodder for fantasy.
Gotham Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Sun. October 12| 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM | Main Stage 1-D
Before there was Batman, there was Gotham. The origin story of the great DC Super-Villains and vigilantes, Gotham follows Jim Gordon’s rise through the Gotham City police department and spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains. Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series Stars and Producers. From Warner Bros. Television, Gotham airs Mondays at 8/7c on FOX. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GOTHAMonFox, and follow the show on Twitter at @Gotham.
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.
Sleepy Hollow (20th Century Fox TV & FOX Broadcasting)
Sun. October 12 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Main Stage 1-D
Join Executive Producers and Cast Members for a Q&A following a special preview of an upcoming episode from the second season of Fox’s breakout drama.
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