One of the features I love most about ComiXology is ComiXology Submit, which allows a lot of indie writers and artists to get their work out to a large audience. I’m thrilled that they’re going to be using their panels at NYCC to allow independent creators to get acquainted with it, and to give the advice that will help these independent artists break into comics. Go, learn how to get your work out there! Maybe the next book we review at What’cha Reading will be yours!
And then go to the CBLDF party at Tir Na Nog, because it sounds awesome and will be supporting a great cause.
October 6th, 2014 – New York, NY – Take comics further this New York Comic Con 2014 (NYCC) as comiXology – the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform – hosts an impressive line-up of panels loaded with special guests as well as Kindle Fire HDX and Fire 6 tablet giveaways. Also, don’t miss the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) party Saturday, October 11th, proudly sponsored by comiXology and Dynamite Entertainment, where there will be free food, drinks and even more giveaways! NYCC 2014 runs from Thursday, October 9th through Sunday, October 12th at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
ComiXology will be joined on panels each day of NYCC by such comic industry tastemakers as The Bunker co-creator Joshua Fialkov, superstar creator Jimmy Palmiotti, Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.’s Bill Jemas, Publishers Weekly Senior News Editor Calvin Reid, Oily Comics Publisher and TEOTFW creator Charles Forsman, BOOM! Box editor and Lumberjanes co-creator Shannon Watters, Fantagraphics Books Marketing Manager Jen Vaughn, The Agency co-creators Bethany & Ruben Romero, Five Ghost co-creator Frank J. Barbiere, and Nelvana of the Northern Lights Publisher Hope Nicholson! ComiXology will also be giving away a Kindle Fire HDX or Fire 6 tablet to one lucky attendee at every panel.
Keep your Saturday night free during NYCC as comiXology co-sponsors the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund NYCC party with Dynamite Entertainment. The event is open to fans and professionals alike and will take place Saturday, October 11th, 8-10pm at Tir Na Nog – Time Square, 315 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018. There will be free food, drinks, and prize giveaways throughout the evening. A suggested $10 admission fee will be collected at the door with all proceeds benefiting the great work of the CBLDF.
Here’s comiXology’s full schedule for New York Comic Con 2014:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9th
ComiXology Submit: The Future of Self-Publishing
When: Thursday, October 9th, 6PM-6:45PM
To date, comiXology Submit has released over 2000 independent comic books, graphic novels & manga from celebrated indie creators like Shannon Wheeler, Becky Cloonan & more. Join John D. Roberts (Director of comiXology Submit) along with Submit breakout successes Joshua Fialkov (The Bunker co-creator), Charles Forsman (Oily Comics Publisher and TEOTFW creator), Bethany & Ruben Romero (The Agency co-creators) for a tell-all discussion on how you too can create, submit & reach the ranks of comiXology Submit stardom! Moderated by comiXology’s Chip Mosher.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10th
Comics: Where to begin?
When: Friday, October 10th, 6PM – 6:45PM
Just getting into comics but not sure where to start? We’re here to help! Join some of the industry’s biggest professionals as they dig into their vast comic knowledge to personally recommend series just right for you! Join comiXology co-founder & CEO David Steinberger as well as Bill Jemas (Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.), Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly Senior News Editor), Jen Vaughn (Fantagraphics Books Marketing Manager), Shannon Watters (BOOM! Box Editor and Lumberjanes co-creator), Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts co-creator), with moderating by Chip Mosher (comiXology), as they guide you through the awesome world of comics!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11th
ComiXology: Ask Me Anything
When: Saturday, October 11th, 5PM – 5:45PM
From how to publish your own comic book through comiXology Submit to a “how-to” on beginning your own successful start-up just like comiXology co-founders & panelists David Steinberger & John D. Roberts, ComiXology spills the beans on everything you’ve ever wanted to know about digital comics, publishing, LIFE & more! Moderated by comiXology’s marketing maven, Chip Mosher, this panel will answer your burning curiosities in a no-holds-barred Q & A of epic proportions!
ComiXology NYCC Party Benefiting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Hosted in Part by Dynamite Entertainment
When: Saturday, October 11th, 8PM-10PM
Where: Tir Na Nog – Time Square, 315 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018
Cost: Suggested $10 admission fee. (All door proceeds go to the CBDLF)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12th
Successfully Crowdfund Your Comic
Time: Sunday, October 12th, 1:15PM – 2PM
Get in on the self-publishing revolution! From crowdfunding your own comic on Kickstarter to self-publishing with comiXology Submit, this is a panel you can’t miss. Join John D. Roberts (Director of comiXology Submit), Jen Vaughn (Fantagraphics Books Marketing Manager), Jimmy Palmiotti (multiple-Kickstarter success story), & Hope Nicholson (Nelvana of the Northern Lights Publisher) for an in-depth discussion that will give you the knowledge to successfully create, fund & promote your own comic! Moderated by comiXology’s Ivan Salazar.
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ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers – and independent creators as well – comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Los Angeles and Paris.