Beyond TV: NY Comic Con, 'Top Chef'

A Comic Con attendee poses at the Javits

A Comic Con attendee poses at the Javits Center. (Oct. 11, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

'FIREFLY' REUNION, 'WALKING DEAD' PANEL, MORE This weekend's big New York Comic Con at Manhattan's Javits Center is sold out. But some action will be streamed online. Check out the options at newyorkcomiccon.com.

DEBATE VIEWING PARTY When Hofstra University hosts Tuesday's presidential town-hall debate, Manhattan's Paley Center for Media hosts an 8:30 p.m. viewing party linked to Reality Check Interactive. It's part of this month's Paley DocFest. Details at paleycenter.org/events.

TOP CHEF KITCHEN A branded restaurant with menu items by "cheftestants" from the Bravo series opens Tuesday for a limited time at 211 W. Broadway, Manhattan. Learn more, make reservations at topchefkitchennyc.com.


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INDIE POWER! The TVTV video collective blazed the trail of independent docu-satire 40 years ago, setting the stage for the bottom-up storytelling of today's online shooters. Now TVTV participants reunite Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Manhattan's Paley Center for Media to recall those grassroots days. Also happening this week as part of Paley's DocFest is Thursday's 6:30 p.m. panel celebrating 25 years of political films on the public TV showcase "POV." More info at paleycenter.org/events.

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