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25 things you must do at the New York Comic Con

Kevin Smith (R) and Jason Mewes. (Getty Images)

Kevin Smith (R) and Jason Mewes. (Getty Images) Credit: Kevin Smith (R) and Jason Mewes. (Getty Images)

amNewYork gives you the low-down on the best events all weekend.

1. Talk to Chad Michael Murray about his new graphic novel, “Everlast.”

2. Read Judah Friedlander’s hat.

3. Bid on original art at the Charity Comic Art Auction and help out the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. (Friday, 7:45-9:45 p.m.)

4. Check out the costumes at the Masquerade. (Saturday, 8-11 p.m.)

5. Buy a big pile of $5 trades.

6. See an exclusive screening of ABC’s new series, “Once Upon a Time,” followed by a panel discussion. (Friday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.)

7. Bring your smart-phone and see the best way to read comics on it at Marvel’s

8. “Digital House of Ideas” panel. (Friday, noon-1 p.m.)

9. Constantly lather your hands in hand sanitizer.

10. Hear the legendary Stan Lee chat about his new project at “MTV Comics and Stan Lee’s The Seekers.” (Friday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.)

12. Find out what’s coming up for the Dark Knight from artists and writers such as Scott Snyder at “DC All Access: Batman.” (Friday, 1:15-2:15 p.m.)

13. Join in a game of Quidditch with the International Quidditch Association.

14. Laugh it up and chow down on some Cheesy Poofs at this Comedy Central showcase, where they’ll show some exclusive “South Park” footage. (Friday, 6:15-8:30 p.m.)

15. Take a look at the new “Transformers” toys and games at this panel that is sure to be more than meets the eye. (Saturday, 12:15-1:15 p.m.)

16. Play video games at the “Intel Extreme Masters Tournament.”

17. Catch up with Archie, Jughead and the rest of the Riverdale gang at “Archie Comics: Riverdale and Beyond.” (Saturday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.)

18. Get the dirt on Frank Miller’s new book, “Holy Terror,” and all the upcoming releases from Legendary Comics at their panel. (Saturday, 2:30-3:30 p.m.)

19. Be the first to see some exclusive footage from Joss Whedon’s upcoming epic “Avengers” film, which stars Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders and Tom Hiddleston. (Saturday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.)

20. Count the number of people dressed up as Slave Leia from “Star Wars.”

21. Laugh at “Jersey Shore” with Mike Judge, who will be discussing the revival of his most famous creations, Beavis and Butt-Head. (Saturday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.)

22. Head over to “The Early Works of Jim Henson” screening and “A Tale of Sand” discussion, where you’ll see some rare clips and a sneak preview of “A Tale of 23. Sand,” the new graphic novel based on a screenplay by Henson and Jerry Juhl. (Sunday, 3:45-4:45 p.m.)

24. Make sure to have a lot of fun!

25. Watch Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes do their “Jay & Silent Bob Get Old” live podcast on Friday at 7 p.m. at the IGN Theater.

If you go: The New York Comic Con runs Thursday through Sunday at the Javits Center, 655 W. 34th St. For a full schedule of events and signings as well ticket info, go to

Follow Entertainment Editor Scott A. Rosenberg on Twitter: @RosenbergScottA


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