NYCC 2011: The Saturday Panels & Screenings

Saturday is going to be MOBBED at NYCC. Need a break from the crowds on the show floor? Maybe I can interest you in a nice panel, yes? Saturday has, in my opinion, two must-see panels a host of other very interesting looking ones. There will be time conflicts and sadly, I am still without a time turner.

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Green Lantern The Animated Series World Premiere Screening and Conversation with Bruce Timm

This might be the one screening I am most excited for this weekend. I loved Batman The Animated Series and the Justice League cartoon and was very happy to find out Bruce Timm will be involved in this new series, starring my favorite DC hero. I will be the guy with the huge smile on his face during this screening.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – The Nerdolouges

I like sketch comedy. And I like nerdy things. Depending on how far away The Hasbro Stage is from the Green Lantern The Animated Series screening, maybe I’ll be able to catch the last quarter to half of this.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Attack the Block

Head to the panel, check out this fun sci-fi movie when it hits DVD and then check out my review here.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – DC ALL ACCESS – Justice League

Geoff Johns and Jim Lee (Justice League), Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman), Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato (The Flash), Ivan Reis and Joe Prado (Aquaman) – If you’re reading the new 52 at DC Comics, chances are the creative team of one of your favorite titles will be at this panel. And if your favorite titles are some of the lackluster ones like The Savage Hawkman, Green Arrow and Justice League International, don’t worry, you’re not left out; JT Krul, Phillip Tan, Tony Daniel and Dan Jurgens will be there as well.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Hasbro: Transformers

From the description: “Join members of Hasbro’s Transformers team as they discuss…theme park rides and more!” TRANSFORMERS THEME PARK RIDES?!? What?! Yes!!

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM – MARVEL INTERACTIVE: Marvel Video Games

Remember when a licensed video game almost certainly meant that the game would be terrible? Superman 64, anyone? For the past few years, the video games based on Marvel and DC characters have been some of the best games on the market. This panel will showcase Marvel’s upcoming releases, including the awesome looking Spider-Man: Edge of Time and Marvel’s answer to DC’s MMO.

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM – Kirby Krackle Live

Are you a Harry and the Potters fan looking to broaden your horizons from Wizard Rock to general Nerd Rock? Catch Kirby Krackle live (and for free!) on The Hasbro Stage.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – DC ALL ACCESS: The Edge/The Dark

Some of the best DC new 52 launch books are happening in the The Edge and The Dark lines. Paul Cornell (Stormwatch), Jeff Lemire (Animal Man) and Scott Snyder (Swamp Thing) will all be on hand. Animal Man has been absolutely amazing, so seeing some preview pages of upcoming issues of that title will definitely be a treat.

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM – John Landis & Monsters in the Movies

John Landis talking movies! What else could you possibly want?!

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM – MARVEL Television Presents

If it wasn’t for a panel featuring John Landis talking movies, I would probably be here. Hopefully this Marvel Television panel frees up some seats at the John Landis one.

4:45 PM – 5:45 PM – Big Quiz Thing

It’s like a pub quiz, but not in a pub, so no beer, but there will be prizes!

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Dark Horse and The CBLDF Present: Putting Your Best Foot Forward: How to Break Into the Comics Industry

Writers: Learn how to pitch. If you’re trying to break in, this might be a panel with better advice for writers than the Marvel one. I plan on checking this out if I am not at…

5:15 PM – 6:15 PM – AMC’s The Walking Dead

Robert Kirkman will be there. They’ll be showing a sneak peak of season 2. Yes, please.

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – MARVEL STUDIOS: Marvel’s The Avengers

Chris Evans (Captain America), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill or Robin Scherbatsky from How I Met Your Mother…take your pick), Kevin Feige (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and more surprise guests from The Avengers movie will be in attendance. Plus, THEY WILL BE SHOWING NEVER BEFORE SEEN FOOTAGE FROM THE FILM!

After the Green Lantern: The Animated Series Panel earlier in the day, this is my next must-be-at panel!

6:45 PM – 8:15 PM – Boy Wonder

Can’t get into the Avengers panel? You can check out what I think it a screening of the full movie of Boy Wonder instead. Just as an FYI, Boy Wonder is “gritty psychological thriller,” not a documentary about a former carnie who likes to swing around town in briefs and elf slippers.

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM – MTV Presents Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head

Beavis and Butt-Head are back! There’s now a reason to turn on MTV besides The Hard Times of RJ Berger!

7:45 PM – 8:45 PM – ZOMBIE SUMMIT – How to Survive the Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse

Both Greg Nicotero and Robert Kirkman will be on this panel of zombie experts, talking about what you can do to survive the zombie apocalypse. Since the Nerdist guys will be in town on NYCC weekend, hopefully Jonah Ray will get in on this panel too.

8:45 PM – 9:45 PM – Hobbit Movie Headlines from

One of the members of the Tuesday Night Movies NYCC crew is a huge Lord of the Rings fan, so I expect we will be at this. I also expect that he will be dressed as a hobbit for it.

That’s it for Saturday. If you haven’t yet, check out the Thursday and Friday panels and the NYCC con exclusives!

Written by David Henehan