Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch: A Report From New York Comic-Con Pop Culture Happy Hour pal Petra Mayer just got back from New York Comic-Con, so we got her to update us briefly on Gillian Anderson, fandom and very big crowds.

Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch: A Report From New York Comic-Con

Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch: A Report From New York Comic-Con

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Costumes were plentiful at the New York Comic-Con at Jacob Javitz Center. Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images hide caption

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Costumes were plentiful at the New York Comic-Con at Jacob Javitz Center.

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Friend Of PCHH and NPR Books editor Petra Mayer recently returned from New York Comic-Con, so we asked her to talk a little about what she did while she was up there. As it happens, she kept herself very busy, moderating a panel full of authors she admires and chatting up one of the biggest nerd icons of her (and my) pop-culture coming-of-age.

We'll talk about the relative prominence of the New York flavor of Comic-Con as compared to the San Diego flavor, we'll hear about a new book involving the UN, we'll reflect on what kind of hard-working women pop culture often does and doesn't bring you, and we'll hear about what Smaug is up to these days.