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There's so much to see and do during New York Comic-Con weekend that it's easy to miss out on some low-key, but no-less-awesome panels and events. Luckily, we scoured the listings to bring you our top picks that you might not have heard about!

For example, all weekend, there will be fandom-specific meet-ups in room 1E03, which we've never seen on the schedule before.  Fans of Batman, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Doctor Who are just a few of the groups getting their own time slot to geek out and show off their nerd cred.  Meeting fellow fans is always one the best parts of NYCC, so don't forget to check the schedule and pop into this room at some point! 

Thursday Oct. 8

Everything on Thursday feels like a hidden gem. Since it's day one, it tends to be a lighter day, which means it's a great time to go to panels, walk the floor, and soak up enough personal space to last you all weekend.  
 

11:00am - 12:00pm – 88mph: A Celebration of Back to the Future –  Room 1A06

Does the date October 21st, 2015 ring a bell?  This will feature a discussion with the creators of Back in Time, a Back to the Future documentary full of cast interviews.  What better way to kick-start your Comic-Con than by going 88mph?

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11:15 - 12:15pm – We Need More Diverse Comics – Room  1A05

Okay, you might need a time machine to attend both of these panels but maybe you found a madman with a box. There are sure to be a few running around.  Why not go across the hall and learn about the past, present, and future of diversity in comics?

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Friday Oct 9

4:00pm - 5:00pm – New York TimesOUT Presents Gay Geek Culture – Room 1A01  

Come learn about Gay Geek Culture, featuring a discussion with creators and performers in theatre, television, literature and more!  

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Saturday Oct. 10

4:00pm - 5:00pm – Books to Movies Wishlist – Room 1A01

A fun discussion and speculation about what books and lesser-known properties shoud be the next to bust into Hollywood!  Don't forget to bring your own ideas to share with the panel!

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If you are heading to any part of New York Comic Con have a fantastic time and don’t forget to visit Quirk Books in Booth #2236!