As with most conventions, Saturday at New York Comic Con is gearing up to be one of the busiest days! Good luck navigating the convention center as out-of-towners and New Yorkers alike converge on the Javits Convention Center and surrounding areas to check out the convention and have a little fun. There’s something for everyone on Saturday, and it will be good to have a back-up plan for some of the panels just in case they fill up. Also remember, panels for the main stage require wrist bands, so be sure to brush up on that procedure.
Below, you’ll find our list of Saturday highlights. Of course, if you want to see the entire schedule of available panels and autographs, check it out HERE.
Blast-a-Trooper – 11:00am-12:00am
Want to support a good cause while having a bunch of fun? Join the 501st Legion: Empire City Garrison as they raise money for charity by allowing fans to blast live Star Wars characters with nerf guns. Get some target practice, have fun, and support a charity to boot!
Doctor Who Fan Meet-Up – 11am-12pm
Hang out with fellow Whovians, compare your cosplays, test your knowledge, and make new friends. This is one of many NYCC sponsored fan get-togethers this year. Check out the full schedule for more.
ABC Family’s Shadowhunters – 11am-12pm
Shadowhunters is a new show from ABC based on a novel by the same name. Cast members, showrunner Ed Decter, and a couple other guests will join panel goers for preview of the new series and a Q&A from curious fans. Come one, come all, and hang out at Empire Stage 1-E.
Thrilling Adventure Hour – 11:15am-12:15pm
The whole Thrilling Adventure Hour team will be present to have a live version of their popular radio show. According to the schedule, there are also going to be some surprise guests dropping in. If you’re a fan, you won’t want to miss it.
Firefly Reunion Panel – 11:30am-12:30pm
We’re all still brokenhearted over the fact Firefly was cancelled long before its prime. However, the cast has got your back and a few members of it are getting together to bring us a reunion panel. Hang out with Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, and Jewel Staite as they talk about the cult classic and everything Whedonverse.
Saber Guild’s Padawan Training Institute – 12:45pm-1:15pm
Got kids? Then this panel is for you. Kids ages 4-15 years can sign up to learn the way of the Jedi and become a Jedi master. There are only forty slots, so be sure to get there early and sign up.
The X-Files Screening followed by a Q&A – 1:15pm-2:30pm
It is back, it is finally back, and NYCC is hosting the premiere episode of the new X-Files mini-series. Not only will NYCC attendees get the chance to screen the first episode, but afterward there will be a Q&A with cast and creator present to get all your questions answered. Get in line early for this one, folks. Wrist bands are probably going to go fast.
Using Tumblr to sell your Idea – 1:30pm-2:30pm
Are you a comic book creator trying to figure out how to use Tumblr to further your reach? Then this is a panel you definitely won’t want to miss. With industry professionals and Tumblr staff weighing in, you’ll probably leave this panel with all sorts of tips and tricks to getting noticed on Tumblr.
Clueless 20th Anniversary Panel – 1:45pm-2:45pm
Join the creative mind behind Clueless, along with some surprise cast appearances to celebrate 20 years since the movie’s release. It is going to be a wild time.
STARZ Presents Ash vs. The Evil Dead – 3:00pm-4:00pm
Speaking of old things returning, in the vein of the old Bruce Campbell horror movies, STARZ presents its latest continuation of the stories a lot of us know and love. The chin himself will be present to talk about the new show, and engage in a Q&A with fans. Check it out off-site at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
The Last Witch Hunter – 3:15pm-4:15pm
Join Vin Diesel and the rest of the cast for a sneak peak into The Last Witch Hunter. There will be a Q&A with the cast and creator, as well as some exclusive NYCC footage to check out before the movie comes out later this month.
Here’s another fun activity for people with kids, as this panel is family friendly. Join the authors of the newly published Fables anthology as they all create a fable comic right there for everyone to see! Give your input and watch the creative process unfold.
[Syfy] Presents: The Magicians – 4:00pm-5:00pm
Based on Lev Grossman’s novel, this new series takes place in New York City and follows a group of college students as they realize the magic is very much real. College students with magical abilities, what could go wrong?
The Splat: All That Reunion – 4:15pm-5:15pm
Calling all 90’s kids, there’s going to be an All That reunion panel! A number of members of the popular sketch comedy’s cast will be in attendance to reminisce over old fun. I know I watched it religiously growing up, and I’m certainly not alone. If Kel Mitchell says “Who loves orange soda? Kel loves orange soda,” I think my entire evening will be complete.
Just in case anyone was worried MARVEL wouldn’t have a presence on Saturday, worry no longer. In this evening panel, the cast and creators of MARVEL’s Jessica Jones and Daredevil will be present to talk about the series and answer questions from fans. Daredevil took the world by storm, making it seem like MARVEL and Netflix together are unstoppable.
Bravest Warriors from Cartoon Hangover – 7:45pm-8:45pm
I might not always keep up with The Bravest Warriors, but I do love it. Who could turn down Catbug, after all? Come hang out with some of the people behind the adorable cartoon series and chill out with fellow fans.
New York Super Week – Events all day
Wanting to get away from the convention center? New York Super Week has got you covered. If you’ve got a New York Super Week card, you are eligible for all sorts of discounts on events happening all over Manhattan in honor of the convention week. Check out the full schedule and see if anything pops out.