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  • FL – Free Comic Book Day 2015

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    Aaron Lopresti, Andy Smith, Chad Hardin, Chuck Dixon, Dave Myers, Graham Nolan, Greg Land, James Bukauskas, Kate Carleton, Morry J. Hollowell, Ron Garney, Sergio Cariello, Tim Townsend, Tommy Castillo, Wil Quintana, Fierce Comics, and more appear at Yancy Street Comics on Saturday, May 2, 2015 for Free Comic Book Day 2015!

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    Yancy Street Comics
    9409 US 19 (inside Gulfview Square Mall), Port Richey, FL 34668
    727-817-0888

    Hero Initiative Will Have Exclusives, Parties, and Special Guests at SDCC 2014

    Hero Initiative SDCC 2014 Schedule

    Press Release:

    Hero Initiative at San Diego Comic Con

    With Overstreet exclusive and CGC Signings plus two great parties: Stone Brewing’s Hop-con and LA Times Hero Complex!

    LOS ANGELES, CA (July 16, 2013) – The Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is travelling into Comic-Con International in San Diego July 23-27 at the San Diego Convention center. We have exclusives, parties and special guests throughout the weekend at booth #5003 that you will not want to miss!

    Hero Initiative Overstreet 2014It’s an anniversary for the Hero Initiative and The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide. This year marks the fifth consecutive year Gemstone Publishing and Hero have teamed up to raise money for comic creators in need. Harkening back to the character’s earliest appearances, Wolverine is featured with the Hulk and Wendigo on the cover for The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #44 Hero Initiative Edition. Returning even further to Wolverine’s roots, the Hero-exclusive cover is illustrated by Herb Trimpe, who teamed with a pair of superstars, inker Tom Palmer and colorist Laura Martin, for the piece. Gemstone Publishing’s Creative Director Mark Huesman designed the logo and trade dress.

    This exclusive, 500-copy, limited hardcover edition will go on sale at Comic-Con International: San Diego on Wednesday, July 23, at our booth. An extremely limited number of copies will be available from Hero’s website and through a select group of participating retailers. There will be no softcover edition of this version, and it will retail for $35.

    2014  w00t StoutWe hope to see you to kick things off Wednesday night—if you already have your ticket for Hop-Con 2.0: The w00tstout Launch Festival! The great event put on by Stone Brewing Co. is sold out, and features an amazing exclusive w00tstout beer with label drawn by the legendary Dave Gibbons! Make sure and get your tickets early for NEXT year!

    CGC Signature SeriesFans who like to get their books signed and authenticated by CGC for Signature Series will definitely want to check out Hero’s exclusive signing with 17 top creators! Hero is the exclusive CGC Signature Series facilitator at the con for Amanda Conner, Chuck Dixon, Kevin Eastman, Dave Gibbons, Sina Grace, Brian Haberlin, Dan Jurgens, Andy Lanning, Ken Lashley, David Lloyd, Ron Marz, Danny Miki, Denny O’Neil, Jimmy Palmiotti, Louis Simonson, Walt Simonson and Chip Zdarsky!

    Bring your books to the CGC booth, #901, NO later than Friday, July 25 at 5 p.m. Cost is $38 plus return shipping, and you don’t have to wait in lines!

    And some great friends of Hero will be appearing at our booth, #5003, as well. Check out Ken Lashley on Thursday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., and Dan Jurgens on Friday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. and Denny O’Neil Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

    About The Hero Initiative

    The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

    Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.HeroInitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

    FL – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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    Press Release:

    Free Comic Book Day at Yancy Street just keeps growing each year! We have an amazing guest list for you this year! Some of our biggest sales of the year that you don’t want to miss! (To be announced soon!) And let’s not forget FREE comics!

    Guests Include:
    Andy Smith
    Angel Medina
    Ron Garney
    Morry J. Hollowell
    Wil Quintana
    Sergio Cariello
    Chuck Dixon
    Meghan Hetrick
    Tommy Castillo
    Greg Land
    Jim Fern
    Pat Broderick
    Fierce Comics
    David Campiti
    Jinky Coronado
    Benny Powell

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    Yancy Street Comics
    9409 US 19 (inside Gulfview Square Mall), Port Richey, FL 34668
    727-817-0888

    Look Who’s Coming to MegaCon 2014…Comic Creators and Celebrities Announced

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    Press Release:

    ORLANDO MEGACON – Look What’s Happening

    MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event in the southeastern U.S., begins announcing guests for the 2014 show. MegaCon will take place March 21 -23, 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center Hall SB in the North/South Building in Orlando, FL.

    Confirmed comic book guests include:
    J. Scott Campbell, Frank Brunner, Neal Adams, Bill Sienkiewicz, Mark Waid, Ron Marz, Greg Land, Michael Golden, Dennis Calero, George Pérez, Brandon Peterson, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Cully Hamner, Karl Story, Renee Witterstaetter, Billy Tucci (20th anniversary of Shi) and Brian Pulido (15th anniversary of Lady Death), Nick Bradshaw, Adam Kubert, Dan Jurgens, Mike Miller, Joshua Ortega, Digger, Bart Sears, Ethan Van Sciver, Mike McKone, Frank Tieri, Mike Mayhew, Chuck Dixon, Skottie Young

    Confirmed media guests include:
    Walking Dead – Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun, David Morrissey, Beth Kinney, Sonequa Martin-Green
    Torchwood – John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Gareth David-Lloyd
    Torchwood animated series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse – Eliza Dushku
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Torchwood – James Marsters
    Smallville – Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, John Glover, Laura Vandervoort, Aaron Ashmore
    Napolean Dynamite – John Heder
    Battlestar Galactica – Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Herbert Jefferson, Anne Lockhart
    Star Wars – Peter Mayhew, Tom Kane
    Comic Book Men – Mike Zapcic, Ming Chen, Bryan Johnson
    Star Trek, Big Bang Theory – Wil Wheaton;

    Voice Actors:
    Rob Paulsen, Jim Cummings, Quinton Flynn, Phil LaMarr, Rich Horvitz, Vic Mignogna, Jennifer Hale

    You won’t want to miss Comos

    First time ever official MegaCon Friday evening Dance for 18+ only
    Costume Contest – Drinks – Dancing
    Spectacular Laser show & visuals by Empire Visuals
    Nelson Flux – Evolv 3
    Hosted by Nick Wolfe
    $10 – Friday evening from 9pm – 11:30pm

    Introducing: The Ghost of the Robot Band with James Marsters – Saturday evening performance $20 in advance $25 at the door.

    Other events include: MegaCon video gaming and the Supercon 2K series provided by National Video Gaming Association and Vibras Five.One, RPG, LARP, card and miniature gaming events, children events provided by the Skiffytown Heroes, Speed Dating, anime events, belly dancing, Indy Film Festival, movie trailers screening room, Saturday evening dance, late night adult only dance, and professional panel room.

    Thanks to our sponsors: 101.1 WJRR, The am 740 Game, 104.1 Real Radio, Certified Guaranty Company, Central Florida Mensa, Students of the Unusual

    The MegaCon guest list is constantly growing. Check www.MegaConvention.com frequently for more updates.

    MegaCon 2014
    Orange County Convention Center
    Orlando, Florida
    March 21st – 23rd
    Contact Info: info@megaconvention.com or www.megaconvention.com

    Comic-Con International Announces 20 More Guests for SDCC 2014

    Via the Toucan Blog:

    SPECIAL GUESTS WAVE 2 IS HERE!

    20 More Guests Announced for Comic-Con International 2014!

    Comic-Con International introduces twenty more guests for the 2014 event, to be held July 24-27 at the San Diego Convention Center. This second wave of guests for 2014 includes creators from mainstream and alternative comics, graphic novels, manga, and mystery/thriller books, plus a pair of comics historians. For complete bios and larger photos of these guests, please click here to visit our CCI 2014 Special Guests page!

    Confirmed for Comic-Con International 2014 are these additional special guests:

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    June Brigman, artist, co-creator, Power Pack

    Mark Brooks, cover artist, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers

    Colleen Coover, artist, co-creator, Bandette

    Chuck Dixon, writer, Batman, Airboy

    Francesco Francavilla, writer/artist, The Black Beetle, Afterlife with Archie

    Brian Haberlin, artist, Witchblade, Anomaly

    Gregg Hurwitz, author, Tell No Lies, Batman: The Dark Knight

    Batton Lash, writer/cartoonist, Supernatural Law, The First Gentleman of the Apocalypse

    Jim Lee, co-publisher, DC Entertainment; artist, Justice League, Superman Unchained

    Paul Levitz, editor, former publisher, DC Comics; writer, World’s Finest

    CCI Wave 2 #2

    Sara Mayhew, writer/artist, Legend of the Ztarr

    Michelle Nolan, comics/pop culture historian, Love on the Racks, Ball Tales

    Denny O’Neil, writer/editor, Batman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow

    John Picacio, artist, A Song of Ice and Fire, Elric of Melnibone

    Mimi Pond, cartoonist, Over Easy

    Stan Sakai, creator, writer, cartoonist, Usagi Yojimbo

    Jeff Smith, creator, writer/artist, Bone, RASL, Little Mouse Gets Ready

    J. Michael Straczynski, creator, writer, Ten Grand, Sidekick, The Adventures of Apocalypse Al

    Maggie Thompson, writer/editor/comics historian, Comics Buyer’s Guide

    Paul Tobin, writer, co-creator, Bandette, Colder

    Stay tuned for more special guest announcements for Comic-Con International 2014, coming soon!

    FL – Free Comic Book Day 2013

    March 11, 2013 by  
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    Mark Brooks, Ron Garney, Sergio Cariello, Mark Texeira, Billy Tucci, Chuck Dixon, Morry Hollowell, Wil Quintana, Tony Kordos, Dani Raschel Jimenez, Dave Myers, and more appear at Yancy Street Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!

    Yancy Street Comics
    9409 US 19 (inside Gulfview Square Mall), Port Richey, FL 34668
    727-817-0888

    FL – Free Comic Book Day 2012

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    Jim Cheung, Gail Simone, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Tommy Castillo, Chuck Dixon, Will Quintana, Morry Hollowell, Fierce Comics, Scott Harper, Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc, Dave Myers, and more sign on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!

    Yancy Street Comics
    9409 US 19 (inside Gulfview Square Mall), Port Richey, FL 34668
    727-817-0888

    MegaCon Announces Initial 2012 Guest Lineup Including Kate Mulgrew

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    Press Release:

    ORLANDO MEGACON ANNOUNCES INITIAL 2012 GUEST LINEUP

    MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event in the Southeast, is pleased to make its initial announcement of guests. MegaCon will take place February 17th – 19th, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

    MegaCon is proud to announce the appearance of Kate Mulgrew who played Captain Kathryn Janeway from the TV series Star Trek: Voyager

    Comic book guests include: Tony Bedard, Dennis Calero, Nick Cardy, Frank Cho, Amanda Conner, Daxiong, Dan DiDio, Chuck Dixon, Paul Gulacy, Cully Hamner, Phil Hester, Rob Hunter, Dan Jurgens, Barbara Kesel, Pablo Marcos, Phil Noto, Jimmy Palmiotti, Dan Parent, Paul Pelletier, Brandon Peterson, Stephane Roux, Frank Tieri, Tim Townsend, Billy Tucci, Ethan Van Sciver, Zeb Wells

    Media guests include stars from Star Trek, Warehouse 13, Vampire Diaries, Star Wars, Babylon 5, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Stargate, Robot Chicken and Ghost Hunters International.  These stars include: Kate Mulgrew, Brent Spiner, Eddie McClintok, Sal Runbinek, Tia Carrere, David Anders, Joseph Morgan, Laura Cohan, David Prowse, Daniel Logan, Richard LeParmetier, Peter Mayhew, Valerie Perrine, Bruce Boxleitner, Stephen Furst, Peter Jurasik, Corin Nemec, Tony Amendola, Paul McGillion, Scott Tepperman, and Nicholas Brendon.

    Live Music on all three days by popular Celtic Band: Emerald Rose.

    Other events include: children events provided by the Skiffytown Heroes, paint and take room, RPG gaming events, anime events, LAN room, belly dancing, Indy Film Festival, movie trailers screening room, Saturday evening dance, late night adult only dance, and professional panel room.

    The MegaCon guest list is constantly growing. Check www.MegaConvention.com frequently for more updates.

    MegaCon 2012
    Orange County Convention Center
    Orlando, Florida
    February 17th – 19th, 2012
    Contact Info: info@megaconvention.com or www.megaconvention.com

    FL – Acme 30th Anniversary Party

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    Chuck Dixon (writer on GI Joe) and Sergio Cariello (artist on The Lone Ranger) sign from 12PM – 4PMon July 3rd at ACME SUPERSTORE in Longwood, Florida! Face painting for the kids from 11AM – 3PM, Giveaways and more all day!!!

    Acme Comics Toys & Collectibles Superstore
    905 E State Road 434 #100, Longwood, FL 32750-5344

    C2E2 Announces More Guests of Honor and Featured Guests for 2010

    December 16, 2009 by  
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    MORE GUESTS OF HONOR AND FEATURED GUESTS ARE ADDED TO GROWING LIST OF APPEARANCES AT C2E2!

    Announcement Comes at Start of C2E2 Holiday Tour

    Norwalk, CT, December 15, 2009: Organizers of the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) have announced that four more Guests of Honor and five more Featured Guests have been added to the growing list of special guest appearances by popular writers, creators and artists at the new pop culture convention which is being launched April 16 – 18, 2010 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center. Chuck Dixon, Steve Epting, Bob Layton, and David Lloyd will appear as Guests of Honor and Gene Ha, Mark Morales, Joshua Ortega, Khoi Pham, David Uslan, and Dexter Vines will appear as Featured Guests. Officials note that this brings the total number of Guests of Honor appearing at the new show to 12. The number of Featured Guests who have been lined up is 10.

    “We are incredibly grateful to all the talented individuals, many of whom are the very best at what they do, who have committed to making an appearance at our show,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President and Show Manager for C2E2. “We’re going to deliver a spectacular show, a quality, professional event that brings top artists and creators from across the country together with their many fans – and this is still early in the game! As soon as 2010 kicks in we will have plenty more guests to announce so stay tuned!”

    C2E2’s announcement comes at the start of its Holiday Tour in Chicago, where Show Manager Lance Fensterman and representatives of the C2E2 team will be delivering prizes and gifts during a week-long meeting with fans, professionals, and retailers throughout the greater Chicago area. Details about the Holiday Tour are available at www.C2E2.com.

    Daily, Weekend, and VIP Tickets to C2E2 are now also available at www.C2E2.com Daily and weekend tickets are currently priced at a discounted, early bird rate. Fans wishing to take advantage of his lower rate must order their tickets before December 31st, after which the cost will rise to standard pricing. For more information on tickets, guests, or C2E2 in general, beyond the official show site, fans are encouraged to visit C2E2’s official blog, www.mediumatlarge.net, and follow C2E2 on Twitter at www.twitter.com/c2e2.

    ABOUT CHUCK DIXON:
    Born in Philadelphia, Chuck Dixon has more than 25 years of experience in the graphic novel field as an editor, writer, and publisher. He has contributed well over a thousand scripts to publishers including DC Comics, Marvel, Dark Horse, Hyperion and others featuring a range of characters from Batman to The Simpsons. His comic book adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit continues to be an international bestseller. Considered to be one of the most prolific writers in his field, this award-winning storyteller currently writes G.I. Joe for IDW, The Good the Bad and the Ugly and Stargate Universe for Dynamite, and The Simpsons for Bongo Comics along with many creator-owned projects for various publishers.

    ABOUT STEVE EPTING:
    With a career stretching back to First Comics, Steve Epting made his name with Marvel fans everywhere with a 50-issue run drawing Avengers in the early ’90s. He also contributed art to various X-Men titles, including the Factor X series, part of the seminal Age of Apocalypse event. This was followed by a stint at DC Comics, working on their flagship Superman, as well as on an acclaimed run on Aquaman. After working on various CrossGen titles, including the Eisner-nominated El Cazador, which he co-created with writer Chuck Dixon, Steve returned to Marvel to embark on his first collaboration with writer Ed Brubaker on Captain America. The award-winning team of Brubaker and Epting then culminated Marvel’s 70th Anniversary by redefining the origins of the Marvel Universe in The Marvels Project.

    ABOUT GENE HA:
    Gene Ha is a comic book artist mainly known for his superhero stories and covers. He started off drawing books such as Cyclops and Phoenix for Marvel and Starman for DC. He is best known for his collaborations with writer Alan Moore, Top 10 and its prequel, The Forty-Niners. Both projects won Eisners, the highest award in American comics. In 2008, he won his third Eisner for Justice League of America #11 with writer Brad Meltzer. He is currently doing a series of painted covers for DC’s Blackest Night: JSA and Kevin Smith’s Batman: Widening Gyre. Along with writer Bill Willingham, he’s diligently working on Backroads for IDW, a modern fantasy graphic novel. Gene Ha’s work has been reprinted in countries as far flung as Poland, France, Brazil, and Japan. Gene Ha lives outside Chicago in Berwyn, IL with his lovely wife Lisa and their two beagle bassets. Since college he’s tried to avoid temptations that will distract him from drawing more comics, and thus never mastered using a game controller with more than one button. Sad but true. More info about him can be found at www.geneha.com and www.facebook.com/geneha.

    ABOUT BOB LAYTON:
    In 1978, with writing partner David Michelinie, Bob totally re-imagined Marvel’s Invincible Iron Man, ultimately transforming it from a low-end book into one of Marvel’s all-time best sellers. Their “Demon in a Bottle” storyline is now considered a milestone in comics history. Second only to his tenure on Iron Man, Bob is also known for his innovative contributions to the Valiant Comics line as Editor-in-Chief and Senior Vice President. Bob (with David Michelinie) returned to Marvel Comics and Iron Man in 2008, creating two, new limited series to be released in conjunction with the Iron Man motion picture. Marvel has recently released two hardback editions of Layton’s classic Hercules series in conjunction with his new four-issue Hercules mini-series for 2009. Along with comics work, Bob and David Michelinie are currently collaborating on the development of properties for major motion pictures and television, including his highly successful web comic, Colony. For more, visit www.boblayton.com.

    ABOUT DAVID LLOYD:
    David Lloyd was born in North London and trained in advertising art before becoming a sequential artist in 1977. He first attracted attention working on Night Raven for Marvel UK, and later created the globally successful V for Vendetta with Alan Moore. He’s worked on various stories in the Hellblazer series, Aliens, Marlowe: The Graphic Novel, Global Frequency, War Stories, and the acclaimed crime thriller, Kickback. For European publishers, he’s drawn for a collection of war memoirs, Words of Stars, and produced his first limited-edition print, The Prizefighter. He’s also written and illustrated a book on Sao Paulo. Currently he’s helping launch an educational website in the UK called Cartoon Classroom. More information on Kickback and David’s other past and present projects can be found at www.lforlloyd.com.

    ABOUT MARK MORALES:
    A graduate of New York’s famed School of Visual Arts, Mark Morales is a longtime comics veteran. Over the course of his 15 year career, he has worked for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics and various others, mostly as an inker. Through the years, Mark has worked on such titles as Uncanny X-Men, Secret Invasion, Justice League, New Avengers, Thor, Daredevil, and many others. Currently he is hard at work on Siege from Marvel Comics.

    ABOUT JOSHUA ORTEGA:
    Joshua Ortega is a Seattle-based writer whose work spans nearly the entire spectrum of the popular arts. He has written for every major American comic book company including Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image, Top Cow, TOKYOPOP, Dynamite Entertainment, and more, working on high-profile properties such as Star Wars, Spider-Man, Star Trek, Frank Frazetta’s Death Dealer, and Battlestar Galactica. A former journalist, Ortega is also the author of the critically acclaimed novel ((FREQUENCIES)), co-writer of the short film …loves Martha, and has worked on a wide variety of Xbox 360 titles for Microsoft Game Studios, including the smash hit Gears of War 2. He has been featured numerous times on NPR and has also appeared on G4 and Syfy in addition to many other major media outlets. Updates on his new work can be found at www.joshuaortega.com.

    ABOUT KHOI PHAM:
    Khoi Pham is a penciler for Marvel Comics. He is currently working with Dan Slott on Mighty Avengers and worked previously with Brian Bendis on Mighty Avengers: Secret Invasion. His other published work includes Incredible Hercules, X-Factor, What If? Spiderman: Other, 1602 Fantastick Four, and Marvel Comics Presents. He is also featured in Image’s Wonderlost and Image’s Outlaw Territory. Khoi is a founding member of Ten Ton Studios. Visit www.khoipham.com and www.tentonstudios.com.


    ABOUT DAVID USLAN:

    David Uslan began his career even before graduating from college as an intern with D.C. Comics, Walter Cronkite’s production company and Wild Brain Animation Studios. Not long after graduating Mr. Uslan went to work for his mentor and father, Michael Uslan, where he assisted in developing and producing films including Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Constantine, Catwoman, National Treasure and The Spirit. In 2007, Mr. Uslan became a partner in the formation of COG1 Entertainment, a renowned digital interactive production company. As senior vice president of development, Mr. Uslan is responsible for selecting, acquiring and developing properties for feature film, television, videogames and Digital Uses. Among projects acquired or developed by Mr. Uslan are the upcoming feature films Honor Thy Father, Mascot To The Rescue, Black Dawn and The Secret History of Tom Trueheart, the Internet reality series Price My Pride, animated series Kindergoth and Bob Monkey Giant Robot Arm, live action comedy series Hero Withdrawl, and the documentary series Mob’s Greatest Hits.

    ABOUT DEXTER VINES:
    Dexter Vines is an American comic book artist and inker. He is most well known for being one half of the “eDex” team, along with artist Ed McGuiness. Vines is an Atlanta, Georgia native and is one of the comic industry’s most respected inkers, having worked on a multitude of titles for both Marvel and DC. Some titles include Marvel’s big 2007 summer event Civil War, Superman/Batman, The Hulk, and Wolverine: Old Man Logan.

    ABOUT REED EXHIBITIONS POP CULTURE GROUP:
    The Pop Culture Group at Reed Exhibitions owns and operates the New York Comic Con (NYCC), the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), and the New York Anime Festival (NYAF). New York Comic Con was launched in 2006 and quickly became a dominant presence in the pop culture world of public events. In 2009, 452 companies exhibited at NYCC for a total of 84,000 square feet of paid exhibit space, and it has been ranked by Crain’s New York Business as the second-largest annual event in NYC. C2E2, which will debut April 16 – 18 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center, is modeled after NYCC and will provide fans the opportunity to meet and greet their favorite writers, creators, and artists, as well as to see, hear and learn about the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. The Pop Culture Group also operates the recently-launched Star Wars Celebration in partnership with the Lucasfilm Ltd. and UFC Fan Expo. Additionally, it holds a strategic partnership with Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in 2008 and will work closely with PAX on the launch of PAX East in Boston in 2010.

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