ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events including New York Comic Con, announced it is expanding its event offerings and getting back to its roots with the creation of Special Edition: NYC, to be 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.
Fans can buy tickets starting on Wednesday, February 26 at 12:00 PM EST via the Special Edition: NYC site. The growing list of guest appearances and panels can be found on the website or on the Special Edition: NYC social media pages on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
According to the producers, this new comic book festival will provide fans with the opportunity to connect with artists, socialize with fellow collectors in a unique setting and search for those always hard-to-find back issues of their most beloved comic books. The event is billed as 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.
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