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12 Must-See Panels at NY Comic Con 2019

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New York Comic Con has an incredible wealth of panels available to attendees. There are literally hundreds to choose from. Whether you want to see a panel about the latest releases from DC Comics or you want a sneak peek at an upcoming television show, there’s a panel for you.

And being the incredibly smart person that I am, I’ve decided that it would be a good idea to sift through the hundreds of panels and choose 12 that all NYCC attendees absolutely need to attend. It was no easy task, but after hours of reading panel descriptions and looking at who is attending, I’ve managed to narrow it down.

I’ve made sure none of the panels I’m recommending overlap, so you’ll be able to see all of them if you’re attending NYCC!

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Thursday (October 3)

1. Fantastic! A Conversation with Christopher Eccleston

When: Thursday, October 3 at 11:00 am
Where: Main Stage 1D @ Javits Center

If you’re a fan of Doctor Who, this panel has your name all over it. Christopher Eccleston was the show’s ninth Doctor, and as such, he has lots of stories to share from his time in the role. This promises to be an interesting look behind the curtain that will be the perfect way to kick off NYCC 2019.

2. Sony Pictures Presents: THE GRUDGE: A Reimagining of the Horror Classic with Sam Raimi and Special Guests

When: Thursday, October 3 at 4:00 pm
Where: Main Stage 1D @ Javits Center

Here was have a panel dedicated to the horror fans out there. Sam Raimi is the mind behind classic horror films like Evil Dead and the original Grudge films, and now he’s appearing at NYCC to talk about the reimagining of the film that’s coming in 2020.

3. Shudder’s Creepshow Series Screening

When: Thursday, October 3 at 8:00 pm
Where: Room 1A06 @ Javits Center

Okay, I couldn’t keep it to just one horror panel. Shudder, the horror streaming service, will be in full effect at New York Comic Con this year. Fans will have the opportunity to see a new episode of the show before it drops for the masses! Now that’s a reason to be excited!

Friday (October 4)

4. Pokemon 20th Anniversary Panel With Veronica Taylor

When: Friday, October 4 at 12:15 pm
Where: Room 1A24 @ Javits Center

Who doesn’t love Pokemon in its many forms? This panel is focused on the beloved cartoon’s 20th anniversary. It features Veronica Taylor, who played Ash and May for eight seasons.

5. All Elite Wrestling on TNT with Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, Brandi Rhodes and more

When: Friday, October 4 at 4:15 pm
Where: Room 1A10 @ Javits Center

All Elite Wrestling is officially coming, and the new promotion will have a panel at NYCC 2019. Some of its biggest stars such as Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, Jungle Boy (son of Luke Perry), and others will be there. The description isn’t clear what the panel is actually about, but with this much star power, it’s bound to be good.

6. World Premiere of Wonder Woman: Bloodlines

When: Friday, October 4 at 7:45 pm
Where: Main Stage 1D @ Javits Center

One of the most exciting things about NYCC is the chance to see premiers of TV shows and movies before the rest of the world, and this year is no exception. Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, which is an animated film featuring an all-star cast, will be available for attendees of the show, and we’d expect this one to fill up quickly.

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Saturday (October 5)

7. Snowpiercer: Panel and Exclusive Sneak Peek

When: Saturday, October 5 at 12:00 pm
Where: Hammerstein Ballroom @ 311 W 34th St.

If you’re not looking forward to Snowpiercer, you need to get your pulse checked. After attending this panel, which features an exclusive sneak peek of the post-apocalyptic show, you almost certainly will be begging for the show’s 2020 release date!

8. An Hour with Adam Savage

When: Saturday, October 5 at 3:30 pm
Where: Main Stage 1D @ Javits Center

Adam Savage can make anything entertaining, and this panel should be no exception. Watch the Mythbusters star talk about his time on MythBusters, Savage Builds, Tested.com, his latest costume and more.

9. MARVEL COMICS: X-Men – Dawn of X

When: Saturday, October 5 at 5:00 pm
Where: Main Stage 1D @ Javits Center

If you’re into the X-Men comics (and let’s be honest, who’s attending Comic Con that isn’t?), this panel is for you. Attendees will get a variant issue of Powers of X #5, which is reason enough to attend!

10. AMC Presents a Special Advanced Screening of the Season 10 premiere of “The Walking Dead”

When: Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 pm
Where: Hulu Theater @ Madison Square Garden

Every year, fans get to see a new episode of The Walking Dead before it airs on TV, and this one is no exception. If you’re a fan of the show, going to this panel is a no-brainer.

Sunday (October 6)

11. Warner Bros. Television Block

When: Sunday, October 6 at 1:45 pm
Where: Hulu Theater @ Madison Square Garden

If you like Warner Bros. TV shows, this all-day panel is designed with you in mind. There will be panels on Riverdale, Manifest, Roswell, Harley Quinn, and more. You should be able to come and go as you please, but if you get up, you might lose your seat.

12. Batman Beyond 20th Anniversary

When: Sunday, October 6 at 10:30 am
Where: Main Stage 1D @ Javits Center

Batman Beyond won two Emmy Awards and three Annie Awards, and this panel is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Both voices from the cartoon and members of the creative team will be in attendance for this entertaining and informative panel.

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Just the Tip of the Iceberg at NYCC

Narrowing it down to these panels was incredibly difficult. There are so many different panels available at NYCC that hit on so many different interests. I tried to stick with the broad panels that would appeal to everyone, but if you’re serious about attending NYCC, you’re going to want to hit up the panel section of its website and dig in, because there’s a lot to see!

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