At 10:00 PM on March 3 The Paley Center in Manhattan (25 West 52nd St) and NYCC will present the premiere of an upcoming episode of NBC’sCommunity and a panel including series star Joel McHale, all streamed live from PaleyFest in LA. Come by early because starting at 9:00 PM we’ll be throwing a traditional dorm room mixer with chips, soda and associated poor student fare (Ramen Noodles, anyone?) all while leading a Greendale Pep Rally complete with a costume contest, trivia contest, poster contest and more.
Panel Members (Live From LA)
- Dan Harmon, Creator/Executive Producer
- Russ Krasnoff, Executive Producer
- Neil Goldman, Executive Producer
- Garrett Donovan, Executive Producer
- Joel McHale, “Jeff Winger”
- Gillian Jacobs, “Britta Perry”
- Yvette Nicole Brown, “Shirley Bennett”
- Danny Pudi, “Abed Nadir”
- Ken Jeong, “Senor Chang”
- Jim Rash, “Dean Pelton”
- Alison Brie, “Annie Edison”
Pep Rally Activities
Arts and Crafts 101
Come by early to make your own Starburns sideburns and Evil Troy and Abed goatees at the Greendale Arts and Crafts table outside the Paley Center Auditorium!
Community Trivia Contest
How many paintballs were fired in the seminal Community episode “Modern Warfare”? How many students graduated in the Greendale Class of 2011? How does Dean Pelton keep his head so shiny? Think you know more about Greendale, Community, and Inspector Spacetime than anyone else in NYC? Prove it at Paley Center!
Community Costume Contest
Magnitude… Kickpuncher… Luis Guzman… These are just three of the greats lining Community’s pantheon of iconic characters. Come dressed as your favorite Greendale student or professor for a chance at adoration and prizes. We’ll be giving out awards for our favorite costumes, funniest costumes, and most obscure costumes, as well as audience prizes. Sign up to participate at the Arts and Crafts table.
Greendale Pride Poster Contest
Why do you love Greendale? Show us your school spirit in typical pep rally fashion — on a crudely drawn poster. Make a Greendale Pride poster at home or stop by the Arts and Craft table for supplies at Paley Center to scrawl out your love for the Straight A’s of Greendale (Accessibility, Affordability, Air Conditioning, Awesome New Friends, and A Lot of Classes). Posters will be hung outside the Paley Auditorium and prizes awarded just before the screening begins.
This may be a joke. Or it may be real. We don’t know yet, but pray we run out of time before we kick this bad idea off. Pop-And-Lock-Tober just may come early this year!
What’s Up For Grabs
Willing to endure public shame to show your support for Greendale Community College? Prizes for our Trivia, Costume, and Poster Contests as well as Pop-and-Lock-Athon include Community T-Shirts, New York Comic Con tickets, posters, and shirts, and free admission to future Paley Center events!
Come To The Paleyfest Community Panel
After the Greendale Pep Rally pre-show, we’ll tune in live to the PaleyFest Community panel direct from LA.Tickets are open to the public for $15 but you can get one for only $10 by selecting “COMIC CON” at check out. Tickets include admission to both the pep rally and panel. (You need this ticket to attend the pep rally.)