NYC – The Rise of Aurora West Signing

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Eisner award-winning author and cartoonist Paul Pope appears at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in conversation with art critic and editor Jillian Steinhauer of Hyperallergic on Tuesday, September 30th at 7:00 pm!

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Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St, New York, New York 10012
(212) 334-3324

NYC – NYCC Presents: Heroes & Villains

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Fred Van Lente, Greg Pak, and Cory Smith appear on Friday September 5, 2014 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM!

Press Release:

CALLING ALL HEROES!

Do you have what it takes to save the world from mayhem? Prove it when you attend the first installment of New York Comic Con Presents… Heroes! Come dressed to conquer evil and take part in the Heroes Costume Contest for a chance to win tickets to NYCC. Not into the whole tights and cape get up? Bring your pencils and sketch pad and fearlessly draw alongside fellow NYCC Fans in a hero-themed drawing competition, with prizes provided by our special NYCC Comic Guests! You’ll also have a chance to win tickets to NYCC 2014! There will be drink specials for the brave, freebies for the gutsy and an all-around good time for heroes and heroines alike!

More info at the link!

RockBar NYC
185 Christopher Street, New York City, NY 60657
(212) 675-1864

NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay to Debut at New York Comic Con 2014

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Press Release:

NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay to Debut at New York Comic Con 2014

First Stop in “Quest for the Crown” Cosplay Competition Circuit to Play Out at NYCC and Lay Foundation for Search to Find Best Cosplayer on the Planet.

New York – August 25, 2014 – Today, ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, announces the debut of a new Cosplay championship at this year’s New York Comic Con (NYCC). The inaugural NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay will be the biggest and most prestigious costume contest on the East Coast and will serve as the first stop in the “Quest for the Crown,” a new Cosplay competition circuit that celebrates the very best in Cosplay design from all over the world.

Cosplay veterans, former champions and amateurs alike will battle it out for a shot at the NYCC Eastern Championship Crown and over $10,000 in cash and prizes. The Eastern Champion of Cosplay will represent the East Coast in the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago in April 2015, the final round in the Quest for the Crown competition. Thousands of NYCC fans will watch in person and millions of people around the world will tune in via the New York Comic Con live stream to witness the spectacle and pageantry of this fun-filled competition celebrating the best Cosplayers the East Coast has to offer — entries spanning the worlds of comics, movies, television, video games, anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy!

“The Crown Championships of Cosplay began in Chicago last year, and we’re excited to now introduce this new leg of our Cosplay tournament here,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP.  “We love the evolution and growth of our contests — we’ve seen the best Chicago has to offer, and we look forward to expanding this now to reward the passion, dedication and craftsmanship of Cosplayers around America… and ultimately the planet.”

The Crown Championships of Cosplay debuted at ReedPOP’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo earlier this year, and New York Comic Con represents the kick-off of a larger Quest for the Crown competition that will span multiple events, all leading up to a final again set in ReedPOP’s C2E2.  ReedPOP, with over 15 events around the globe, looks forward to setting up additional stops in the Quest for the Crown from the US to Australia, creating a new, worldwide platform to showcase the Cosplay community.

NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay Prizes will include:

First Place/Best in Show

  • Two VIP Tickets for C2E2 2015
  • $1,500 Cash
  • Airfare – within the continental US to C2E2 2015
  • Hotel for two nights in Chicago for C2E2 2015
  • Automatic Entry into the final round of the Crown Championships of Cosplay at C2E2
  • $100 Gift Card to ReedPOP Supply Co.

Second Place

  • Two VIP Tickets for NYCC 2015
  • $1,000 Cash
  • $50 Gift Card for ReedPOP Supply Co.

Third Place

  • Two 4-Day Tickets for NYCC 2015
  • $500 Cash
  • $25 Gift Card to ReedPOP Supply Co.

Fans can register here for the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay, starting today. All submissions must be in by 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, September 19.

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 South, Star Wars Celebration, and the UFC Fan Expo. In 2013, ReedPOP added Star Wars Celebration Europe and PAX Australia 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, Africa, Australia and the Asia/Pacific. (www.reedpop.com)

NYC – We’re All Mad Here Signing

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Bestselling authors Lauren Beukes (Broken Monsters), Lev Grossman (The Magician’s Land), and Jeff VanderMeer (Acceptance) talk the weird, the fantastical, and the magical, followed by a Q&A and signing at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe on Monday, September 22nd from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Presented by WORD.

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Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St, New York, New York 10012
(212) 334-3324

Win Tickets to NYCC 2014 and Rave of Thrones

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Win a Rave of Thrones VIP Experience
In partnership with New York Super Week

**GRAND PRIZE**

(1) 3-Day Passes to New York Comic Con
(2) New York Super Week Cards
(3) Tickets to Rave of Thrones
(4) Backstage passes to Rave of Thrones
(5) VIP Table at Rave of Thrones
(6) Bottle of choice at Rave of Thrones

… A value of over $1000! …

- First Prize for the most points wins it all!
- Second Prize wins (2) tickets to Rave of THRONES

CLICK THE LINK FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!

ESL ONE Dota 2 Tournament Part of ReedPop’s New York Super Week in October 2014

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Press Release:

ESL One to make competitive gaming history during New York Super Week this October at Madison Square Garden

(New York) August 13, 2014 – ESL, the world’s largest, independent eSports brand, is proud to announce their next groundbreaking Dota 2 tournament will be held in The Theater at Madison Square Garden October 9-10, serving as the crown jewel of interactive entertainment for ReedPOP‘s inaugural New York Super Week. As the largest in-person competitive gaming event ever held on the East Coast, thousands of video game enthusiasts will watch the top eSports teams in the world compete in the finals of a global Dota 2 tournament. In partnership with Twitch, the world’s leading online video platform and community for gamers, the event will be live broadcast on ESL’s Twitch channel. In addition, joinDOTA will once again join the team as ESL’s coverage partner, providing on-air talent for the show.

Combining the world’s most passionate fans with the innovators of the eSports industry, ESL, Twitch and ReedPOP will present the largest eSports event ever in New York City – and a cornerstone of New York Super Week, a 10 day long festival with over 60 nerdy, geeky, cool pop culture events across all five boroughs of NYC in the lead up to this year’s New York Comic Con!  This prestigious event will feature eight of the top Dota 2 teams in a battle for $100,000. Details about the roster and information about invitees and qualification will be released in the coming weeks.

“By staging this event at the iconic Madison Square Garden, we’re going to see history in the making,” said James Lampkin, Product Manager for ESL One. “ReedPOP, Twitch and ESL are coming together to create something special that New York City has never seen before.”

Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP added, “ESL and Twitch are helping to make the first ever New York Super Week the ultimate celebration of pop culture in New York City and bring the fan experience to the next level. This is a keystone event in a week filled with amazing programming and will set the bar for future events.”

The event comes off the back of ESL One Frankfurt, which took place on June 28th-29th this year. Competition saw eight teams take to the stage in a World Cup Football stadium (Commerzbank-Arena, Germany) for an event that broke viewership and attendance numbers worldwide. Over 12,500 visitors attended the stadium each day to watch the action unfold live on a 412m2 screen, with an additional peak of over 500,000 concurrent viewers watching the show online.

Twitch has worked with ESL since 2011. Since that time, enthusiasts from over 180 countries have tuned in to watch ESL’s content on Twitch. Twitch recorded a peak of over 280,000 concurrent viewers on a single stream during IEM Cologne in 2013. This was broken only a few months later during the IEM Katowice 2014, when the concurrent viewership in the Western world peaked at 643,000 across all games at the event.

“eSports are not only rivaling traditional sporting events, they’re eclipsing them, especially when it comes to the live online viewership numbers on Twitch,” said Kevin Lin, COO, Twitch. “In partnership with ReedPOP and ESL, we’re bringing to the US more of what the audience wants – big events at historical venues. This ESL One milestone-setting Madison Square Garden event is testament to the future of the eSports industry.”

To find out more about the tournament, visit http://www.esl-one.com. You can also learn more about the qualifiers by following @ESL on Twitter.

About ESL - The world’s largest, independent eSports brand, leading the industry across various games with numerous online and offline competitions. This includes high profile international and national leagues and tournaments such as the Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL Pro Series, Starcraft® II World Championship Series, as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues and matchmaking systems. ESL covers a broad field of services in gaming technology, event management, advertising and TV production, fully catering to the needs of the eSport’s ecosystem. With offices in Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Spain, China and North America, it has a true global footprint. www.eslgaming.com

About ESL One - In ESL One, teams and players from all over the world compete in an eSports tournament unlike any other. Featuring the games Dota 2, Counter-Strike Global Offensive and Battlefield 4, ESL One gives out hundreds of thousands in prize money every year. With events taking place in sports stadiums all over the world, it puts the players in front of enthusiastic audiences, cheering them on in their attempt to secure the one trophy and the glory that comes with it. www.esl-one.com

About TwitchTwitch is the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers where more than 55 million gather every month to broadcast, watch and talk about video games. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for the entire video game ecosystem. This includes game developers, publishers, media outlets, events, user generated content, and the entire eSports scene. In February 2014, Wall Street Journal ranked Twitch as the 4th largest website in terms of peak internet traffic in the U.S., fortifying the brand as an entertainment industry leader and the epicenter of social video for gamers. For more information visit: www.twitch.tv.

About Dota 2® - Dota 2®, released in 2013, is an Action RTS (Real Time Strategy) game from developer, Valve Software. Acting as a stand-alone sequel to Defense of the Ancients, the computer game combines action and strategy in an exciting fantasy world. Players pick from a pool of over a hundred heroes, forming two teams of five players. Actively played by millions of individuals, the game continues to grow and excite the gaming community.

About ReedPOPReedPOP 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, South and Australia, Star Wars Celebration, Special Edition: NYC, Oz Comic-Con, BookCon and the UFC Fan Expo. In 2013, ReedPOP (has) added Star Wars Celebration Europe and PAX Australia 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). (www.reedpop.com)

NY – Hellboy Signs

perlmanSons of Anarchy star Ron Perlman appears at Book Revue to sign his new memoir Easy Street (The Hard Way) on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

The candid, hilarious, and inspiring memoir of the iconic star of Beauty and the Beast, the Hellboy movies, and Sons of Anarchy.

A classically trained actor who cut his teeth in the East Village’s Off-Broadway scene, Ron Perlman—a Golden Globe winner (Beauty and the Beast) with starring roles in the Hellboy movies, Drive, Pacific Rim, and Sons of Anarchy—has traveled an offbeat path to showbiz success. His story involves rising from New York’s tough Washington Heights neighborhood, enduring incredible hardships, and ignoring the naysayers who taunted him for his distinctive looks. It’s a tale that demonstrates the power of persistence.

With a filmography of nearly 200 credits working alongside countless stars during his forty-year career, Perlman knows the ins-and-outs of filmmaking. In Easy Street (the Hard Way), he shares his inspiring story for the next generation of performers.

IMPORTANT!
All books signed at Book Revue events must be purchased at Book Revue. If you purchase the book prior to the event please save your receipt. If you have purchased the book from somewhere else you can still get your book signed, we just ask that you make a purchase in our store of equal or greater value to that of the book.

Book Revue
313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-271-1442

NYC – Art Out Loud 2014

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Julie Bell, Dave Palumbo, Dan dos Santos, and Charles Vess appear at Society of Illustrators on Saturday September 13, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Top fantastic illustrators will demonstrate their skills and techniques in an open forum.

TICKETS
$40 Members, $50 Non-Members, $20 Students
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Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

NYC – Irwin: A New York Story Screening

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Press Release:

Join the Society of Illustrators on Wednesday September 3, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. for a screening of the documentary “Irwin: A New York Story,” directed by Dan Makara. The film follows the life of Irwin Hasen, a 96 year old comic book creator and strip artist, as he shares his memories of childhood and the Golden Age of Comics.

The film will be followed with a panel discussion led by Ed Steckley and includes Al Jaffee, Karen Green, and Arnold Roth.
A small reception will follow.

Tickets
$15 Non-Members | $10 Members | $7 Seniors/Students
purchase tickets here

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

NYC – Tomboy/Adam Signing

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Local writers Liz Prince (Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir) and Ariel Schrag (Adam) appear at WORD to discuss gender identity and their newest works on Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:00 pm. In Tomboy, Prince chronicles her struggle to understand what it means to “be a girl.” In Schrag’s debut novel Adam, a teenage boy gets mistaken for a trans girl — and falls for a lesbian. Join us for what should be a fascinating discussion.

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Word Bookstore
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222-2002

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