NYCC 2014 Sunday Panel Guide


Well, you did it. You made it all the way to Sunday at NYCC. Congratulations. But don’t get too restful. There’s still a full day of panels available for you to enjoy! Here are our picks for the best of them!

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM – The Karate Kid 30th Anniversary Cast Reunion – 1A10

Oh man, Ralph Macchio, Billy Zabka and Martin Kove are all going to be here for this! That’s Daniel, Johnny and Sensei Kreese! This panel is the best around!

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM – Marvel Unlimited + Member Event – 1A21

You have to be a Marvel Unlimited + member to attend this panel, but you can sign up for Marvel Unlimited + at the Marvel booth. As someone who regularly uses Marvel Unlimited and is a + member, I highly recommend it. As a + member, you receive an exclusive Marvel Legends action figure, an exclusive variant comic, swag mailed to you throughout the year, and access to panels like this at NYCC, SDCC, C2E2 and SE:NYC. I went to this panel last year and loved it.

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM – Stormtroopers vs. Red Shirts – 1A18

Is the question here, which is better, Star Wars or Star Trek? Because that’s easy. It’s Star Wars.

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – NY Minute Dating – 1E03

Two of us here at Tuesday Night Movies were almost trampled to death by single fanboys and fangirls trying to get into this event a couple of NYCCs ago. Please don’t trample us this year. But please do have fun, and hopefully meet a cute fanboy and fangirl to accompany you to one of the panels we recommend later in the day.

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM – Thrilling Adventure Hour – 1A06

Fresh off their performance Saturday night at The Bell House in Brooklyn, the cast and writers of The Thrilling Adventure Hour are coming to New York Comic Con for this panel. Members of the cast will also be signing autographs for free later in the day (check the NYCC autograph schedule for details).

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM – Dothraki 101: Learn to Speak Like a Khal with Language Creator David Peterson – 1A24

David Peterson created the Dothraki language for HBO’s Game of Thrones, and he’s here to teach it to you. Talk like Khal Drogo! Muscle suit and guyliner not included…

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM – Survivors of the First Con – 1A14

Stan Lee’s former secretary, Flo Steinberg, is on this panel. This pane is worth it just to hear her stories. Len Wein is also on this panel, and I believe he had a hand in organizing the first comic book convention, way back when in the summer of 1964 in NYC.

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM – Kids Costume Parade – Family HQ – 1C03

Sunday is Kids Day at NYCC. Bring your kids dressed as their favorite superheroes to the Kids Costume Parade, which is sure to be fun for them. Show up early to register. Space is limited.

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM – “Trust Me, I’m the Doctor” – 1A18

A look back at the 50 year history of Doctor Who. This is going to be a discussion on all things Time Lord related. If talking about the Doctor is one of your favorite hobbies, this panel is not to be missed.

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM – The Walking Dead: The Inside Scoop on TellTale’s Video Game Franchise – 1A14

Sometimes I think the story in the TellTales The Walking Dead video games are better than The Walking Dead TV show. There, I said it. Have you played these games? They’re choice based, and your choices affect the direction of the storyline. And they’re fun too. I highly recommend these games.

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM – 3D Printing for Costumes and Props – 1B03

I wish I owned a 3D printer, just so I could make screen accurate Amazing Spider-Man 2 soles for an Amazing Spider-Man 2 costume. If you have similar thoughts, you might want to attend this panel.

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM – Gotham Special Video Presentation and Q&A – Main Stage 1-D

Are you watching Gotham? Better question, our reading the Tuesday Night Comics recaps of Gotham? Call us biased, but we like them more than the show. That said, if you are watching Gotham, you may want to check out this special presentation by the show’s producers.

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM – Women of MARVEL Panel – 1A06

Kelly Sue DeConnick, Sana Amanat and other women involved in the creative side of Marvel Comics will lead this discussion on what it’s like to be a woman working i the comics industry.

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM – DC Digital: Download This! – 1A21

Some of the talent behind DC’s digital first releases will talk about the DC’s digital line of comics. I like DC’s new comic premiering every day of the week model of releasing digital content. It helps me get through those days that aren’t Wednesdays.

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM – MARVEL: Spider-Verse – 1A10

Man, I was really hoping to wear my new Spider-Man costume to this panel. But it’s still in China, and won’t be USA bound until after NYCC. 🙁 Still, I’m psyched for Spider-Verse! And no, Spider-Verse is not a Spider-Man comic told in verse form…though that might be awesome.


5:15 PM – 6:00 PM – Cary Elwes, Author of As You Wish, Discusses the Making of The Princess Bride – 1A06

The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies ever. I’m very much looking forward to hear Westley talk about the making of the movie.

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM – NYCC Staff Q&A – 1A05

Do you have some ideas on how to improve NYCC? Well, here’s your chance to tell them to the people who matter.

Written by Sarvenaz Tash