Friday, May 23, 2014

Special Edition: NYC this June 14-15

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).
The Marvel lineup at this year’s show includes:

MARVEL: All-New Young Guns
Saturday 12:15
Marvel’s newest superstar illustrators – assembled on one stage!  Originally launched in 2004, the Young Guns program has shined a spotlight on the best and brightest in the comic book industry early in their careers. Now, join Marvel’s ALL-NEW YOUNG GUNS as they unveil exclusive imagery, explain their methods and influences, discuss how they got into the industry and more!  The panel will include:
·         Mahmud Asrar
·         Ryan Stegman
·         Sara Pichelli
·         Valerio Schiti
·         Nick Bradshaw
·         David Marquez

MARVEL: Next Big Thing
Saturday 2:45pm
Want to start reading Marvel comics?  There’s no better time than Marvel NOW!  And there’s no better place to learn about our thrilling and creatively diverse All-New Marvel NOW series than this panel!   PLUS – What cataclysmic event begins this September in AVENGERS and NEW AVENGERS?  And what exactly is the monumental fall 2014 Avengers and X-Men event, AXIS?  You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers!  Don’t miss exciting discussion of current and future projects as editors & writers spill the beans on all things MARVEL! 

Marvel Unlimited+ MEMBERS ONLY Event
Sunday 11:15
Join Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos as well as Marvel editors and top creators for a private panel discussion of what’s happening inside the Marvel Universe.  Get FREE merchandise (while supplies last), sneak peeks of upcoming comics, Q&A Session to answer all your burning questions and more!  Marvel Unlimited Plus Members ONLY – show your Member Card or confirmation email at the Marvel Booth for event credentials. 

As part of the booth giveaways, Marvel will give fans the opportunity to get their hands on Iron Man masks, All-New Young Guns previews samplers, and Original Sin glow-in-the dark bouncy ball eyeballs.  Special Edition: NYC will be the last chance for fans to get one of the original run eyeballs before they transition to a new look in August. The poster, illustrated by the All-New Young Guns artists, features a sextuplet of heroes and villains including Magneto, Scarlet Witch, Rogue, Dr. Strange, Havok, and Medusa. It will be available at select comic book stores and at the Javits Center during the show.
“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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