Presented in association with BBC Home Entertainment
Over the years, New York Comic Con and Paley Center in New York City have teamed up to create some unique content, from a Community Pep Rally to a Castle Scavenger Hunt. This time, we're solidifying our "companionship" with Paley Center by bookending their screening of the Doctor Who Peter Davison classic "The Caves of Androzani" on Saturday, June 29 at 1 PM with costume and trivia contests, along with co-presenters BBC Home Entertainment!
Paley Center's screening and NYCC's shenanigans are free with general admission to Paley Center -- $10 for the general public or only $8 if you mention "New York Comic Con" when you buy a ticket. For more information visit PaleyCenter.org.
About the Screening:
On the cave-riddled world of Androzani Minor, the Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison) and Peri inadvertently find themselves enmeshed in a war between the ruthless General Chellak and the sinister Sharaz Jek and his army of androids. The duplicitous politician Morgus wants Chellak to execute the time travelers as spies, while the disfigured Jek seeks to keep Peri forever hostage within his stronghold. But the Doctor soon realizes an even more gruesome fate awaits them—they have been infected with fatal spectrox toxemia, and there is no cure. Hunted by both factions and with death just hours away, how far must the Doctor go in order to save his friend's life? Digitally remastered on the big screen, with big sound, and the Doctor Who community!
About the Costume Contest:
Before we take a trip with the Fifth Doctor to Androzani Minor, NYCC, Paley Center, and BBC Home Entertainment encourage all attendees to channel their inner Doctor (or Dalek, Cyberman, or Companion) for Paley's first-ever Doctor Who costume contest. Up for grabs? Fame, glory, and two exciting prizes...
TARDIS Mini Fridge
It may not be bigger on the inside, but it certainly is colder on the inside. This functioning refrigerator features a flashing lantern light and thirty seconds of TARDIS sound effects as a little VWOOP VWOOP makes any trip to the fridge better.
New York Comic Con 4-Day Tickets
We must have taken a trip in the TARDIS to score these, as we're giving away a pair of sold out 4-Day Tickets to this year's New York Comic Con. You can't get these anywhere other than Paley!
Excited by the prizes? Of course you are, but how do you win? Come to Paley Center between 12 and 12:30 PM on Saturday, June 29, and visit the Costume Contest Check-In table in the lobby. The first twenty (20) fans or groups of fans to enter will get a spot in the costume contest. At 1 PM, prior to the start of the screening of (spoiler alert) Peter Davison's swan song, Paley Center's Doctor Who costume contest will take place in the Bennack Theater. Each group will receive a prize for participating, the NYCC tickets will be given away based on audience applause, and the contest's three judges will award the TARDIS Mini Fridge to their favorite. Best of luck, Geronimo, and Allons-y!
Judged by Tori Preston, Publicist, BBC Home Entertainment, Peter Tatara, Content Director, New York Comic Con & Nerd York City, and Meredith Woerner, Senior Reporter, io9.
About the Trivia Contest
BBC DVDs and pins as well as NYCC scarves and hoodies are up for grabs for fans who know their Cybermats from their Cybermites! The trivia contest directly follows Paley's screening of "The Caves of Androzani".