So we heard whispers (and some shouts) about this new convention from ReedPOP, here’s the official press release. It’s good to see so many of our favorite creators attending. Here’s hoping this event is as much fun as we hope.
ReedPOP Announces Inaugural Comic Book Event – Special Edition: NYC
New festival connects fans and creators in birthplace of comics on June 14-15 – Kyle Higgins, Ryan Stegman, Tim Seeley and others announced in initial lineup
New York– February 24, 2014 – Today ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events including New York Comic Con, is expanding its event offerings and getting back to its roots with the creation of Special Edition: NYC. Held in the birthplace of comics, –New York City, the inaugural event is scheduled to take place on June 14-15 at Javits Center North.
This new comic book festival will provide fans the opportunity to connect with artists, socialize with fellow collectors in a unique setting and search for those always hard to find back issues. The event is a pure celebration of comic book culture created specifically for die-hard comic book fans, creators and publishers.
From rising stars to living legends, Special Edition: NYC is the place where fans will be able to meet their comic book heroes and get exclusive access to Special Guests from the pages of mainstream, alternative, indie, international and web comics. Artists and creators will also have the opportunity to connect with their fans. Special Guests already scheduled to appear at Special Edition: NYC, include: Alex Maleev (Daredevil), Brian Wood (DMZ), Charles Soule (Letter 44), Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Lil Gotham), Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine), Greg Pak (Action Comics), James Tynion IV (Batman Eternal), Jenny Frison (Revival), Joe Eisma (Morning Glories), Joe Harris (The X-Files: Season 10), Kyle Higgins (Nightwing), Marguerite Bennett (Batman Annual #2), Michael Moreci (Hoax Hunters), Mike Norton (Revival), Nick Bradshaw (Wolverine and the X-Men), Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire), Ramon K Perez (Wolverine and the X-Men), Ryan Browne (God Hates Astronauts), Ryan Stegman (Wolverine) and Tim Seeley (Revival).
“New York Comic Con has grown to include so much more than comic books – it is the ultimate pop culture event. Special Edition: NYC will give comic book fans an intimate destination to meet with publishers and special guests,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP.“Its creation is meeting consumer demand for more comic book experiences and builds upon our mission to provide fans of all kinds the very best in experiential events.”
With more than 130,000 fans in attendance and an estimated $70 million impact on New York City during New York Comic Con 2013, the event has become the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention with the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Fans have been clamoring for a greater specialization on comics, especially in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world – New York City.
Fans can buy tickets starting on Wednesday (February 26) at 12:00 PM EST at the Special Edition: NYC site. All upcoming Guest appearances and panel submissions can be found on the website or on the Special Edition: NYC social media pages (Twitter, Facebook & Instagram).
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions, which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime, East and Australia, Star Wars Celebration, and the UFC Fan Expo. In the past year, ReedPOP has added Star Wars Celebration Europe, PAX Australia and Oz Comic-Con to its rapidly expanding portfolio of international events. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific (including Australia).