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NYCC 2013: Science Channel, Animal Planet and Destination America

Science Channel, Animal Planet and Destination America today announced they will descend upon the east coast’s ultimate comics and pop culture convention with five exclusive all-star panels at this year’s New York Comic Con, taking place on Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12.

Check out their panels below!

THE MYTHBUSTERS Present A PUNKIN CHUNKIN EXTRAVAGANZA

Date: 10/12/2013
Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Location: 1A22

On Saturday October 12, Science Channel gives a double-dose of entertainment with two brand new panels.  Discovery Channel’s MYTHBUSTERS present A PUNKIN CHUNKIN EXTRAVAGANA.  For 25 years, the World Championship Punkin Chunkin backyard engineers have been launching pumpkins high into the skies above Bridgeville, Del. For the fifth consecutive year in Science Channel returns to the pumpkin paradise November 1- 3 to catch every far-flinging, high-flying moment for the network’s annual Thanksgiving Day special PUNKIN CHUNKIN. From air cannons and catapults to torsion machines and the ever-mighty trebuchet, join hosts Grant Imahara, Tory Bellecci and Kari Byron as they demonstrate these unbelievable, home-engineered machines! The team will share behind-the-scenes footage from past Chunks and reveal what’s on the horizon for those who seek the 2013 Punkin Chunkin title.

FUTURESCAPE With James Woods: Tech Toys From The Future

Date: 10/12/2013
Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Location: 1A14

Also on Saturday, October 12, prepare to glimpse into the future of life on Earth. Join Academy Award-nominee James Woods on a Tech Road Show from the Future, as he presents never-before-seen footage of the new Science Channel series FUTURESCAPE,  premiering on November 19 at 10PM ET/PT. He leads this panel with the most notable rock stars of the gadget world as they unveil the latest and greatest in the world of technology. Clips will take fans on a journey to reveal world-changing breakthroughs and their implications for the future, including demonstrations of synthetic biology, predictive analytics, habitable planets, and nano technology. What’s happening in these game-changing fields? What does it mean for us? Woods will ask the big questions, ignite debate and reveal a stunning image of the future.

Animal Planet Presents FINDING BIGFOOT

Date: 10/12/2013
Time: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM
Location: 1A14

Animal Planet’s hit series FINDING BIGFOOT returns with all-new episodes this fall, and the intrepid cast of investigators – Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James “Bobo” Fay and Cliff Barackman, and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland – are traveling across America and around the globe in their search for the elusive creature. But before they hit the woods, they’ll take to the NYCC stage on Saturday, October 12. Moderated by executive producer and FINDING BIGFOOT: UNTOLD STORIES host Keith Hoffman, the cast will discuss investigations in greater detail, answer fan-submitted questions and preview footage from the upcoming season. Find out how the  team films at night without scaring a sasquatch, or what the cast believes is its most compelling evidence to date?

ODDITIES Antique Road Show Presented by Science Channel

Date: 10/11/2013
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: 1A22

On Friday, October 11, join New York’s fan favorites and purveyors of the peculiar – Evan Michelson, Mike Zohn, and Ryan Matthews – from Science Channel’s hit series ODDITIES as they return to NYCC to appraise some of their most macabre, bizarre and obscure items. They will open the doors of their famed East Village shop, Obscura Antiques and Oddities, to the NYCC audience, and interact with fans to talk about what’s in store for their new season.

MOUNTAIN MONSTERS Presented by Destination America

Date: 10/11/2013
Time: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM
Location: 1A14

Also on Friday, October 11, Destination America presents its breakout hit series MOUNTAIN MONSTERS. Devil Dog, Wampus Beast, Mothman, Lizard Demon – for generations, these mysterious monsters have spawned countless sightings in the Appalachian Mountains. Now, a band of hardcore hunters and trappers native to West Virginia and known as The Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings (AIMS) is attempting to identify and snare these shadowy figures to help local mountain communities rest more easily when night falls and nature comes out to play. AIMS members John “Trapper” Tice, Jake “Buck” Lowe, and Bill “Wild Bill” Neff unleash authentic artifacts from their hunts and never-before-seen footage exclusive to Comic Con fans. Door prizes and plenty of surprises await to transport fans into the thick of this timeless battle between monster and man.

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