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Ian Jane
02-24-2014, 12:33 PM
ReedPop are the guys who put on the increasingly huge NYCC every year. They've just passed along this press release for an upcoming June show that is going to be comics only (as opposed to the ultra huge mass media event that the NYCC has morphed into over the years).

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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 (https://twitter.com/SpEditionNYC), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/home.php) & Instagram (http://instagram.com/specialeditionnyc#)).

About ReedPOP:

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).

Ian Jane
05-09-2014, 10:12 AM
Not sure if anyone else is going to this or not but the guest list has been updated.

http://www.specialeditionnyc.com/Creators/Creator-List/

Some pretty cool people are going to be there.

Ian Jane
05-14-2014, 11:20 AM
Artist alley list has been posted here (http://www.specialeditionnyc.com/Creators/Artist-Alley-List/?campaignid=61815039&iusercampaignid=82043905).

If anyone else is going, I'll be there on the Sat. if you want to meet up.

Ian Jane
05-20-2014, 02:46 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cek9YVjzL9Y

Ian Jane
05-20-2014, 02:46 PM
Toidd Jordan has been added to the guest list.

And by guest list I mean he'll be crashing in our apt. the weekend of the show and hanging out there with me on Sat.

Todd Jordan
05-20-2014, 04:31 PM
I sign shit from 2:00 until 2:05, and only things I can keep.

Ian Jane
05-22-2014, 07:04 PM
Some more info trickling in about panels and events, figure I'll update this as it comes in.

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REEDPOP ANNOUNCES MARVEL LINEUP AND EXCLUSIVE POSTER FOR INAUGURAL COMIC BOOK EVENT – SPECIAL EDITION: NYC

Event Highlighted by Marvel Young Guns Panel and Marvel Unlimited+ Members Only Event

New York– May 22, 2014 – Special Edition: NYC just got a little more Marvel-ous. Today ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, announces the comic book publisher will be joining the inaugural event with an onsite booth, all-star panels, exclusive giveaways, and the creation of an exclusive poster. Staying true to the message of the show, this will give fans the unique opportunity to connect with Marvel artists and socialize in exciting new ways. 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. Marvel will be located in booth 302.

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.

“Special Edition: NYC was created to meet consumer demand for more comic book experiences, while at the same time providing truly unique and interesting experiences,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “Marvel’s addition fits the bill and we couldn’t be more excited about the way they’re going to connect with fans. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity.”

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 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).

About ReedPOP:

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).

About Marvel:

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com © MARVEL

Ian Jane
05-23-2014, 09:59 AM
Cool to see they're advertising this on the subways in NYC!

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Ian Jane
06-11-2014, 09:44 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl0idqJZvyM

Ian Jane
06-13-2014, 10:07 AM
Schedule for the Marvel Booth.

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Ian Jane
06-13-2014, 10:07 AM
That's kinda tiny and hard to read.

Ian Jane
06-06-2015, 09:13 AM
It's that time of year again. If anyone else is going, I'll be wandering around the main floor today.