New York Comic Con 2012 TV Panel Preview

Your guide to the best TV presentations at NYCC, as the casts of “The Walking Dead” “Arrow” and more take New York by storm.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

As the comic convention season of 2012 winds down, New York Comic Con marks the last of the major shows of the year. And while NYCC doesn’t have the Hollywood turnout of San Diego Comic-Con International, the cast and crews of several fan favorite TV series will be in New York this week.

Some of the highlights include anniversary panels for “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and “Firefly,” as well as panels for “The Walking Dead,” “The Venture Bros.” “Arrow” and more.

We’ve assembled a list of the best TV panels happening at NYCC to give everyone a guide for where they need to be this weekend at the show. And if you can’t make it to NYCC, keep checking back here for TV updates throughout the con!

Friday, October 12


AMC Presents Kevin Smith's Comic Book Men

Friday October 12  2:45 pm – 3:45 pm @ IGN Theater

Join Kevin Smith and his crew of fan boys – Walt, Bryan, Mike and Ming – as they discuss the second season of their hit unscripted series, "Comic Book Men," set in Smith’s comic shop, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. The panel will also include a sneak peek at the new season which returns Sunday October 14 at 11:30pm on AMC.

The Venture Bros.

Friday October 12  5:15 pm – 6:15 pm @ IGN Theater

Show creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer, perennial Comic-Con favorites, will discuss their original series, upcoming Halloween Special and answer fan questions.


Comedy Central

Friday October 12  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm @ Room 1E07

We have so much going on at Comedy Central this Fall, we can't decide what to bring you at New York Comic Con. Maybe we'll take you inside Daniel Tosh’s new animated series, Brickleberry? Perhaps, show some of the new season of our hit sketch show, Key & Peele? Or unveil something that’s never been seen before like Kroll Show or new digital shorts from CC: Studios? Heck, we’ll probably throw out some t-shirts or something so just stop by, okay? We will most likely have something together by the time you show up!

Robot Chicken

Friday October 12  6:30 pm – 7:30 pm @ IGN Theater

Seth Green (co-creator) and Matthew Senreich (co-creator), Kevin Shinick (MAD), and Clare Grant discuss season six of their popular Adult Swim series Robot Chicken.

TRON: Uprising
Friday October 12  6:45 pm – 7:45 pm @ Room 1A10

Join the Uprising! Be the first to see two new episodes of the groundbreaking DISNEY XD series, TRON: Uprising at New York Comic Con. Join Executive Producer and Director Charlie Bean as he screens the two-part episode event, "Scars Parts 1 & 2" where Beck (Elijah Wood) must convince Tron (Bruce Boxleitner) to halt his revenge against an old foe. Tron’s history before the occupation will be revealed, and fans learn exactly what Clu did to injure Tron and force him into hiding. New episodes return Friday, October 19 on Disney XD.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Friday October 12  6:45 pm – 7:45 pm @ Room 1E13 

Go Green! With the Lean, Mean, Ninja Team – Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Experience Nickelodeon’s FIRST EVER Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle New York Comic-Con panel as Executive Producers Ciro Nieli (Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go!) and Peter Hastings (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Catscratch, Animaniacs) discuss the new series, reveal development art and give fans a sneak peek at the series’ next episode. Prepare to be Shell-Shocked!



Friday October 12  8:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Room 1A10

Meet with the one of the biggest 2d animation studios in America. Talk with directors, creators, voice talent, producers, and animators. There will be discussions about what shows we make, and how me make them! Titmouse does a wide variety of shows, from adultswim to Disney. Some free merch will be handed out, and questions from the audience will be answered.


Saturday, October 13


Saturday, October 13  10:30 am – 12:00 pm @ IGN Theater

The talent and creators of the Syfy hit series HAVEN will be participating in a panel at this year's New York Comic-Con on Saturday, October 13th at 10:30am. Fans will get a chance to catch a glimpse of exclusive premiere footage from Haven Season 3, in addition to seeing the stars and creative talent behind the series. HAVEN, based on the novella “The Colorado Kid” from renowned author Stephen King, follows former FBI agent Audrey Parker (Rose), who becomes a cop in the small town of Haven, Maine, and soon discovers the town’s many secrets, which also holds the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.

Lost Girl: Season One

Saturday, October 13  10:45 am – 11:45 am @ Room 1A10

The first season of Lost Girl comes to DVD on October 23 from FUNimation. Now's the time to re-discover or catch up on the story of the succubus Bo. For years, she had no idea what she was or why her every lover died in the throes of passion. With the help of the mischievous, but loyal, Kenzi, the handsome shapeshifter Dyson, and the beautiful human scientist Lauren, Bo will use her powers of seduction to unravel the riddle of her mysterious past.


Once More With Feeling: 15 Years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Saturday, October 13  11:15 am – 12:15 pm @ Room 1A21

In March of 1997, the first episode of Joss Whedon's landmark television series was aired, inspiring fandom the likes of which remains unmatched to this day. 15 years later, this cast of characters lives on Dark Horse's family of Buffy-related titles. Join longtime editor of all things Whedon-related, Scott Allie, as well as some surprise guests for a look back, as well as news around Buffy Season 9, Angel, Spike, Willow and more!


Teen Wolf

Saturday, October 13  12:15 pm – 1:15 pm @ Room 1E07

Teen Wolf will be hitting New York Comic-Con for the first time, with a panel featuring series star Tyler Posey and Executive Producer Jeff Davis on Saturday, October 13.


Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2!

Saturday, October 13  12:15 pm – 1:15 pm @ IGN Theater 

Witness the first public display of footage from the epic conclusion to the animated version of Frank Miller’s landmark graphic novel as Warner Home Video presents an NYCC-exclusive panel on Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Executive Producer Bruce Timm, dialogue/casting director Andrea Romano and a few exciting guests will discuss the making of the film and show some tantalizing clips. Warner Home Video’s Gary Miereanu will moderate the panel, award unique DCU-themed prizes, and offer a glimpse into the 2013 slate of DCU animated films. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 is produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation.

Da Vinci's Demons

Saturday, October 13  1:45 pm – 2:45 pm @ Room 1A21 

In a world where thought and faith are controlled, one man fights to set knowledge free. The secret history of Leonardo Da Vinci's tantalizing life reveals a portrait of a young man tortured by a gift of superhuman genius. He is a heretic intent on exposing the lies of religion. An insurgent seeking to subvert an elitist society. His story becomes a mirror into our own world, calling us all to join his fight to Free the Future. Join David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel) as he discusses the upcoming season of the new Starz series Da Vinci’s Demons with cast members Tom Riley (Return to House on Haunted Hill), Lara Pulver (True Blood, Robin Hood)and Laura Haddock (Inbetweeners Movie). Please note, R rated clips may be shown.


Saturday, October 13  3:30 pm – 4:15 pm @ Room 1A10  

Join show creators and executive producers Christy Karacas and Stephen Warbrick with voice talent David Wain (Wanderlust, Childrens Hospital) and Richard Mather, animation director Mike Carlo, and story editor Janine Ditullio, as they discuss their Adult Swim series Superjail! and show never-before-seen footage!

Marvel Television Presents

Saturday, October 13  4:15 pm – 5:15 pm @ Room 1E13  

Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, offers an inside look at the anticipated new animated series, Marvel's Avengers Assemble and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., along with an Ultimate Spider-Man season 2 update! But that’s not all…catch a sneak peek at what’s new in Marvel anime and the next Marvel Knights Animation releases, and more NYCC exclusives! This is the panel everyone will be buzzing about – don’t miss it!

ADULT SWIM: Childrens Hospital/NTSF:SD:SUV::

Saturday, October 13  4:30 pm – 5:15 pm @ Room 1A10  

Join the stars and producers behind Adult Swim’s live-action comedies Childrens Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV::. Childrens Hospital creator and star Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine), executive producer Jonathan Stern (Newsreaders), executive producer David Wain (Wanderlust), are joined by NTSF:SD:SUV:: creator and star Paul Scheer (The League), and executive producer Curtis Gwinn (Fat Guy Stuck in Internet) to discuss both series.


AMC’s "The Walking Dead"

Saturday, October 13  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm @ IGN Theater 

Join Andrew Lincoln and the cast of "The Walking Dead" along with showrunner and executive producer Glen Mazzara and executive producers Robert Kirkman and Gale Anne Hurd to discuss the highly anticipated season 3 premiere. Additional cast include Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, David Morrissey and Michael Rooker. Moderated by "Talking Dead" host Chris Hardwick, “The Walking Dead” panel will also include an exclusive clip from the premiere episode, which returns to AMC on October 14 at 9/8c.

FIREFLY 10th Anniversary Special Event – First Look

Saturday, October 13  6:15 pm – 7:15 pm @ IGN Theater 

It has been 10 years since the crew of the SERENITY took flight in Joss Whedon’s short-lived but now infamous show FIREFLY. Science Channel will give New York Comic Con an exclusive sneak peek at their 10th Anniversary Special Event making its world premiere on 11/11/12. From behind-the-scenes with those directly involved to never-before seen footage, Science Channel is going to have something for both old and new fans alike. Captain ‘Mal’ Reynolds and the crew from the ship are calling all BROWNCOATS to unite at the 2012 New York Comic Con. Special surprise guests and exclusive New York Comic Con giveaways are just the beginning. SHINY.


FEMME FATALES Revealed: The Killer Television Series Comes To DVD

Saturday, October 13  6:30 pm – 7:30 pm  @ Room 1E07 

Meet the creators and beautiful femme fatales of the hit TV series that Entertainment Weekly calls a "badass chick anthology series" and Geek Magazine hails as “50% Tarantino, 50% Sin City, 100% Cool." An official selection of the 2012 Sitges Film Festival, eOne is proud to bring the cult hit from series creators MARK A. ALTMAN (Castle, Free Enterprise) and STEVE KRIOZERE (NCIS, Necessary Roughness) about powerful, sexy and dangerous women inspired by and styled in the tradition of pulp stories, film noir and graphic novels to DVD.

Join the panel of stars including NIKKI GRIFFIN (The Fast & The Furious III, The Dukes of Hazard), MADISON DYLAN (Robot Chicken) and CATHERINE ANNETTE and more as they unveil the special edition DVD set which will include all 13 uncut first season episodes, including bonus commentary on every episode for every pulse-pounding installment along with deleted & alternate scenes, making-of documentaries and an outrageous blooper reel to be previewed at the panel.

Also, the first 100 attendees will receive exclusive FEMME FATALES giveaways including trading cards, soundtracks and free posters, including the rare "Libra" comic, based on the second season finale starring BETSY RUE and JEFF FATALES. Also be the first to hear news about the upcoming Femme Fatales movie!!!



Saturday, October 13  8:00 pm – 10:00 pm  @ Room 1A10  

Trapped gets the Rocky Horror treatment courtesy of The Action Pack with lyrics on screen, props, and a dance party with all of R. Kelly's best music videos. Get Trapped all over again and ready for new chapters only on IFC this November!


Sunday, October 14


666 Park Avenue Special Video Presentation and Q&A

Sunday, October 14 11:00 am – 12:00 pm  @ Room 1E13   

Get to know the residents of New York’s most mysterious address — The Drake — during this special video presentation of 666 Park Avenue, followed by a Q&A with executive producers Matthew Miller (Chuck, Human Target) and David Wilcox (Fringe), as well as series stars Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Vanessa Williams (Desperate Housewives), Rachael Taylor (Charlie’s Angels), Dave Annable (Brothers & Sisters), Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), Mercedes Masöhn (The Finder), Helena Mattson (Iron Man 2), Samantha Logan (Law & Order: SVU) and Erik Palladino (ER).

Seductive and inviting, The Drake maintains a dark hold over all of its residents, tempting them with their deepest desires and ambitions, in this drama that’s home to an epic struggle of good versus evil. The new series is executive produced by Matthew Miller (Chuck), David Wilcox (Fringe), Gina Girolamo (The Lying Game) and Leslie Morgenstein (The Vampire Diaries). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, 666 Park Avenue airs Sundays at 10/9c on ABC.

Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A

Sunday, October 14 11:00 am – 12:00 pm  @ IGN Theater

Oliver Queen lives! The iconic DC Comics character is the subject of a hard-hitting new drama series on The CW this fall. Arrow makes its New York Comic Con debut with an exclusive Arrow video presentation, followed by a Q&A with series stars Stephen Amell (Private Practice), Katie Cassidy (Supernatural) and Willa Holland (Gossip Girl) and producers to be announced. After being marooned for five years on a remote island, former billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Amell) returns to his home of Starling City with a mysterious agenda and a lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime.

Arrow is executive produced by Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern), Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern) and Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe). David Nutter (Smallville) directed and served as executive producer of the pilot. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.


The Following Pilot Screening and Q&A

Sunday, October 14 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  @ Room 1E07 
Don’t miss a special screening of the pilot episode of The Following, the terrifying new thriller from creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson (Scream). Then join executive producer Marcos Siega (The Vampire Diaries) and series stars Kevin Bacon (X-Men: First Class), James Purefoy (Rome), Annie Parisse (Person of Interest), Natalie Zea (Justified) and Shawn Ashmore (the X-Men films) for an on-stage Q&A after the screening.

This fast-paced drama follows psychologically scarred ex-FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Bacon) as he’s drawn back into an ever-growing web of murder masterminded by serial killer Joe Carroll (Purefoy), who brought an end to Hardy’s career years before. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Outerbanks Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The Following premieres on Mondays at midseason on FOX.