Every year as the press releases for New York Comic Con start to roll in, I wait for the exhibitor with plans to “take over” or “invade” the convention. I just got that from Syfy and Syfy Wire, who are coming in with quite a lot. Syfy Wire is the official streaming partner for NYCC, hosting the Live Stage at booth #174 on the show’s main floor. You don’t even have to be at the convention to check this out. Fans can watch celebrity interviews, gameplay, live art, cosplay, and more at Syfywire.com/nycc or replayed at a later time.
Interviews during the con include a 20th anniversary reunion of the cast of Angel, the casts of Outlander, The Orville, Marvel’s Runaways, a gathering of Hobbits (Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, and Dominic Monaghan) from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Pee-Wee Herman himself Paul Reubens, the voice talent behind three Disney Princesses (Jodi Benson / The Little Mermaid, Anika Noni Rose / The Princess and the Frog, and Paige O’Hara / Beauty and the Beast) and more. There will also be three more streams of digital content featuring what’s going on at the Main Stage Panel Room, the Hammerstein Ballroom, and the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Syfy also has a pretty robust panel schedule with quite a lot of stuff to check out including The Purge, Resident Alien, and Wynona Earp. Check out those listings below:
THE BANANA SPLITS MOVIE Premiere Screening
Thursday, October 3 (6:45-8:30PM, Javits Room 1A10)
The beloved children’s show is back… with a vengeance—a horrible, bloody vengeance! Join us for this exclusive screening and some side-splitting fun (literally). In this SYFY original movie, the characters (Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky) from the 1968 children’s show, “The Banana Splits Adventure Hour,” go on a bloodthirsty rampage during a live taping of The Banana Splits TV show. It’s fun for the whole family! (You know, if you’re into ruining childhoods). A SYFY Original, THE BANANA SPLITS MOVIE will make its world television premiere on SYFY on Saturday, October 12 at 9/8c.
USA’s THE PURGE Premiere Screening & Panel
Thursday, October 3 (2:30-4PM, Hammerstein Ballroom)
**SYFY’s sibling USA Network brings THE PURGE to NYCC!** Don’t miss the premiere screening of the new season’s first episode, followed by a panel with stars and creators. Derek Luke, Paola Nuñez, Joel Allen, Rochelle Aytes, James DeMonaco, James Roland and Krystal Houghton Ziv. Based on the popular film franchise, USA Network’s THE PURGE returns for its second season on October 15 at 9/8c on USA Network. This season, we’ll finally discover what happens the other 364 days of the year!
SYFY’s RESIDENT ALIEN World Premiere Screening & Panel
Friday, October 4 (12:30-2PM, Hammerstein Ballroom)
Be the first to see Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Rogue One) as an alien in SYFY’s upcoming comedy series RESIDENT ALIEN. Join Alan, cast members Sara Tomko (Once Upon a Time) and Corey Reynolds (The Closer), and writer/executive producer Chris Sheridan (Family Guy) for the world premiere screening of the series’ first episode, followed by a special Q&A. Set to premiere on SYFY in 2020, RESIDENT ALIEN is based on the Dark Horse comic and follows a stranded alien’s attempts to fit into small town American life… while continuing to pursue his own mysterious agenda.
SYFY WIRE HOSTS ‘THE GREAT DEBATE’
Friday, October 4 (7-8PM, Hammerstein Ballroom)
Some of the GREATEST questions in geekdom will be settled in the return of SYFY WIRE’s The Great Debate, pitting proud celebrity nerds against each other for hilariously epic debates. Who is cooler, Wolverine or Han Solo? Were the Smurfs delightful, or kinda terrifying? Would you rather have a Green Lantern ring or a Wizard Wand? We give you a paddle, YOU vote on the winners. So, judge wisely and remember…with great paddle comes great responsibility! (Plus it works as a pretty sweet fan for when things heat up.) And bring your own hot topics to present to the panel, so they can fight ‘em out. Let’s settle this inside!
SYFY and IDW Entertainment’s WYNONNA EARP
Saturday, October 5 (6-7PM, Hammerstein Ballroom)
Don’t stop Earping! SYFY’s hit series and the 2018 People’s Choice Award Winner for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show is back and better than ever. Join show creator Emily Andras, with cast members Melanie Scrofano, Dominique Provost-Chalkley and Katherine Barrell as they look back at favorite moments in the series and discuss the upcoming fourth season. Hell yeah, Earpers!