Jake’s Take On…New York Comic Con 2013: Saturday Edition

By: Jacob Elyachar

Pop culture fans! Start YOUR ENGINES!

You will be traveling at lighting speeds today! The reason why…Saturday at the New York Comic Con is always the most action packed days of the convention.

In order to have an outstanding Saturday at the Javits Center, here are the panels that I highly recommend that you attend:


Doctor Who 50th Anniversary New York Comic Con

“Doctor Who’s” 50th anniversary celebration continues today at the New York Comic Con. (Photo property of BBC)

50 Years of Doctor Who

Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Location: 1A23

Are you a Doctor Who fan?  This panel will celebrate the Doctor’s 50th Anniversary! Join experts including Barnaby Edwards, Deborah Stanish, JK Woodward and Ken Deep as they share their thoughts on how this show transformed pop culture.

The Mythbusters Present: A Punkin Chunkin Extravaganza

Time: 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.; Location: 1A22

The Mythbusters invade the Javits Center to celebrate Halloween a couple of weeks early.   The trio of Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci will host the 25th Annual World Championship Punkin Chunkin competition.  All I can tease you with is this….”PUMPKINS WILL FLY!”

Marvel: Inhumanity & All-New Marvel Now

Time: 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.; Location: 1A06

Once Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and their allies defeat Thanos in Infinity, the Inhumans will be front and center in the House of Ideas’ latest crossover series: Inhumanity.  Writers Jonathan Hickman and Kieron Gillen will join Editor in Chief Axel Alonso about the future of the Marvel Universe.


Jennifer Morrison will talk about what's next for Emma and company during the "Once Upon A Time" panel. (Photo property of ABC)

Jennifer Morrison will talk about what’s next for Emma and company during the “Once Upon A Time” panel. (Photo property of ABC)

ABC’s “Once Upon A Time”

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Location: Empire Stage 1-E Presented by: Arizona Beverage Co.

Not interested in Inhumans? Perhaps you are more into fairy tales! Once Upon A Time & OUAT in Wonderland co-creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis plus Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan) will give out crucial hints on this season of Once Upon A Time and unveil new details about OUAT in Wonderland.

Justice League: Forever Evil!

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Location: 1A22

Not ready to travel to Storybrooke, Neverland or Wonderland? Then, you might be interested in one of the best collection of adversaries in all of pop culture: The DC Comics Villains.  Want to know what’s next in Forever Evil? Creators David Finch, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Matt Kindt and Ray Fawkes will talk about the fate of the DC Heroes and what other nasty surprises the villains have in store.

Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny Photo Op

Time: 3:40 to 4:00 p.m.; Location: Photo Op Booth, Autographing Area

Ever wanted your photo taken with Mulder and Scully? For the first time ever, you can take a photo with these two pop culture icons!  However…prepare to pay $220!


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Comic Con

Members of the “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” cast might be joining Jeph Loeb at the 2013 New York Comic Con. (Photo courtesy of ABC & Marvel)

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Time: 5:00 to 6:15 p.m.; Location: Main Stage 1-D

One of the most popular shows of the 2013-14 season is docking into the Javits Center! Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb will reveal classified S.H.I.E.L.D. information about what’s next for Agent Phil Coulson and his dysfunctional band of agents.

For more information about the New York Comic Con, visit their website: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/

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