Twitch Announces Exclusive Broadcasting Partnership With ReedPOP
PAX Prime, PAX East, New York Comic Con and C2E2 among initial pop culture conventions streaming live content exclusively on Twitch
June 05, 2013 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers, today announced it has teamed up with ReedPOP, the largest producer of pop culture events in the world, as their exclusive streaming partner. Twitch will be the live broadcasting home for some of their largest pop culture conventions, including PAX Prime, PAX East, New York Comic Con and the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2).
“Given the growing popularity of pop culture conventions, many of them are selling out, leaving a lot of fans out in the dark and having to trawl the internet for bits and pieces of news that relate to these events,” said Emmett Shear, Twitch CEO. “With our new partnership with ReedPOP, the ability to enjoy compelling convention content from the comfort of home is now a reality.”
Twitch and ReedPOP have a long standing relationship which have involved partnerships surrounding their biggest pop culture events, such as PAX, C2E2 and New York Comic Con. This new partnership bundles all of these events and more on the horizon into a cohesive package for greater synergy between brands and offerings.
“We are all about reaching as many fans as possible and anything we can do to connect our fans with the incredible talent that comes to our shows is awesome,” notes Lance Fensterman, Global Vice President, ReedPOP. “This partnership with Twitch ensures that everyone interested in our shows will have a consistent destination for some of the best pop culture content in the world whenever they want!”
The partnership with ReedPOP is a significant milestone for Twitch as the company approaches its two-year anniversary. With a growing number of broadcasting partners and visitors—which have both more than quadrupled since its launch in June 2011—having secured a large scale exclusive with an industry leader like ReedPOP is indicative of Twitch’s preeminent role in the live streaming movement.
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jason Scorrano at jscorrano@ReedPOP.com.
Twitch is the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers. More than 35 million gamers gather every month on Twitch to broadcast, watch and chat about gaming. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for leading video game broadcasters including casual gamers, pro players, tournaments, leagues, developers and gaming media organizations. Twitch is leading a revolution in the gaming community, working to create a participatory experience that transcends gameplay. Learn more at http://twitch.tv.
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, Star Wars Celebration, and the UFC Fan Expo. In 2013 ReedPOP has addedStar 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, Asia and Europe.
Kevin Smith and Bryan Johnson are heading to the Florida Supercon, Kevin Eastman will be at NYCC, Rags Morales headlines a new con in Jacksonville, FL, and more.
Jonathan Hickman is added for NYCC 2013, folks get excited about Motor City Comic Con and Dallas Comic Con, some looks back at the Long Beach Comic Expo, and more.
April 18, 2013 by Brian Pate
Filed under California, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic-Con International, Convention News, Movies, New York, New York Comic Con, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Top Stories
Hallmark Introduces 2013 Event-Exclusive Keepsake Ornaments
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 27, 2013) — Hallmark continues its participation at the nation’s largest pop culture fan conventions with four Keepsake Ornaments exclusively developed for 2013 events.
Three ornament designs will be sold in limited quantities at Comic-Con International, to be held July 18-21 in San Diego, Calif., and at New York Comic Con, set for October 10-13 in New York City:
- Wrath of the Rancor™ – Created especially for event sales, this ornament captures Luke Skywalker’s struggle with the savage creature dwelling below Jabba the Hutt’s palace as seen in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi™.
- U.S.S. Kelvin™ – As featured in the 2009 Star Trek movie, this Federation starship exclusive is a “battle-scarred” variant of the same Keepsake Ornament available starting in July in Hallmark Gold Crown® stores.
- Man of Steel – Inspired by this summer’s big-screen adventure of the same name, Superman is the subject of this event-exclusive Keepsake Ornament. Details and images of this ornament will be announced later this year.
At the D23 Expo 2013, slated for Aug. 9-11 in Anaheim, Calif., Hallmark will offer limited quantities of one design:
- Cinderella’s Castle – Featuring battery-operated light and sound, this exclusive Keepsake Ornament will boast a different look from the ornament available starting in July in Hallmark Gold Crown stores.
More information about Hallmark’s plans for these fan events will be announced closer to the respective dates.
Starting April 15, the 2013 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Dream Book showing this year’s entire line of Keepsake Ornaments will be available in Hallmark Gold Crown® stores and online at Hallmark.com.
About Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hallmark makes the world a more caring place by helping people express what’s in their hearts and spend time together – a privilege few other companies in the world enjoy. Hallmark greeting cards and other products are found in more than 39,000 retail outlets in the United States, including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. The brand also reaches people online at Hallmark.com and on television through Hallmark Hall of Fame original movies and cable’s top-rated Hallmark Channel. Worldwide, Hallmark offers products in more than 30 languages available in 100 countries. This privately held company is based in Kansas City, Mo., and is led by the third generation of the founding Hall family. Visit http://corporate.hallmark.com for more details.
Veronica Mars creator confirms SDCC 2013 signing, NYCC adds Marc Silvestri, and Stan Lee will be at the Frank and Son Collectible Show on Saturday. All that and lots more!
“Behind every great hero, there are a whole lot of villains.” – Geoff Johns
NEW DOCUMENTARY NECESSARY EVIL: VILLAINS OF DC COMICS
LEGENDARY VILLAIN CHRISTOPHER LEE NARRATES
BURBANK, CA (March 26, 2013) – The Joker, Bane, Deathstroke, Darkseid and Lex Luthor — the scariest and most menacing villains in DC Comics’ universe — take center stage in a brand new full-length documentary from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) and DC Entertainment (DCE). The joint announcement was made today by WBHE and DCE.
Christopher Lee, who has played the villain more times than almost any other actor, will provide his unique voice as narrator. His roles in more than 200 films include star turns as Dracula, the Mummy and Frankenstein’s monster in Hammer horror classics, Count Dooku in Star Wars, and Saruman in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit films.
In this new documentary film, the malevolent, sometimes charismatic figures from DC Comics’ hallowed rogues’ gallery will be explored in depth, featuring interviews with the famed creators, storytellers and those who have crafted the personalities and profiles of many of the most notorious villains in comic book history.
Production begins March 30, to coincide with WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center March 29-31.
Noted Geoff Johns, best-selling author and DCE’s Chief Creative Officer, “DC Comics is known for many things, but chief among them is the compelling, diverse and legendary society of super-villains who populate its universe. From the monstrous Solomon Grundy to the brutal Black Adam to the charismatic Sinestro, there is no single greater collection of villainy in all of fiction. These villains are hugely popular comic book characters in their own right and, quite honestly, many are often times more popular than some of our iconic super heroes.”
Jeff Baker, WBHE’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, Theatrical Catalog, added “The DC brand is enjoying a huge resurgence thanks to the entire leadership team at DC Entertainment which is driving opportunities not only for new theatrical properties, but for brand extensions as well. This new documentary will reinforce this evolving strategy and leverage DC assets across the entire studio landscape.”
Johns also reiterated that this year’s initiative will be a turning point for DCE. “It’s time we deconstruct these complex and sinister antagonists and celebrate the role they play as the engine and energy of some of the greatest storytelling in comics. 2013 is the Year of the Villain at DC Comics.”
On Saturday, March 30th, fans attending WonderCon are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite DC Comics’ villain for an opportunity to be featured in the documentary Fans can join DCE at WonderCon at booth 801 with filming to take place Saturday from 10:30am – Noon. To find out more about where and what time to meet in the WonderCon DC Entertainment booth, keep checking the DC Comics Facebook (Facebook.com/DCComics) and Twitter sites (@DCComics).
Participation in upcoming ‘cons’ (Comic-Con International: San Diego and New York Comic Con) is anticipated, with a full release scheduled for later in the year.
Splash Page Comic Art would like to welcome Joe Quinones to our family of talented artists!
Joe Quinones is a relative newcomer to the industry, having first been published by DC Comics for their now defunct Teen Titans GO series in 2007. He is probably best known for his collaboration with writer Kurt Busiek on the Green Lantern serial for Mark Chiarello’s Eisner Award-winning Wednesday Comics. Since then, Joe has illustrated a number of covers and short stories for DC, Marvel, and Dark Horse, with a current cover run on Captain Marvel. Joe also has some unannounced interior work on the horizon, as well as a Zatanna/Black Canary graphic novel, written by Paul Dini, due out at the end of 2013.
I just added new Walking Dead art by Charlie Adlard and Wonder Woman art by Cliff Chiang to the website.
John McCrea Gallery- Just added some great splashes and interior pages from Deadpool, vintage Hitman pages from Garth Ennis’ series, plus The Boys and related books.
Charlie Adlard Gallery - The interior pages of Walking Dead Issue 107 are up for sale in Charlie’s gallery.
Cliff Chiang Gallery - I added interior pages to Wonder Woman Issue 16 and the cover to Issue 18.
Splash Page Comic Art Convention Schedule:
San Jose: May 18 & 19 We will be setting up at the Big Wow Comic Fest. We will be hosting the amazing talents of Lee Bermejo and Brian Azzarello at our booths at the show.
San Diego Comic Con July 17 – 21 we will be at our usual row of booths at 4400-4406.
New York Comic Con October 10-13 we will be setup and make artist announcements closer to the show.
Thanks, and stay tuned to the website for upcoming artist announcements.
Splash Page Comic Art
Corey Taylor (Stone Sour and Slipknot) Signing at the Dark Horse Booth Saturday at NYCC 2012 to Promote His New Comic
COREY TAYLOR TO PEN HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES COMIC!
A multimedia presence includes two upcoming Stone Sour albums and more!
October 10, NEW YORK, NY—Grammy-nominated musician and best-selling author Corey Taylor, the lyricist and lead singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour, is setting down the microphone and putting ink and images to paper in his new project with Dark Horse Comics—House of Gold & Bones!
With stunning covers from Jason Shawn Alexander (Empty Zone, Abe Sapien), this limited four-issue series marks Corey Taylor’s debut in the comics genre. “I’ve been a die-hard fan of comics, on every level, my entire life,” says Taylor. “This has been a dream of mine for years now, and this project was tailor made for a comic, no pun intended. I couldn’t have picked a better company than Dark Horse to make this a reality. I have loved several of their titles for many years, going back to ’92. If we can get this crazy world out of my head and onto the canvas, it’ll be the best thing I’ve ever attempted. And with Dark Horse, I have every confidence that’s exactly what we’ll do.”
House of Gold & Bones is a unique multimedia experience which includes two Stone Sour albums via Roadrunner Records (release date for Part 1 is October 22, with Part 2 following in 2013), videos, online presence, creative album packaging, live shows, and now the Dark Horse Comics series. Each element will follow and expand on the story. Taylor, already an internationally best-selling author, courtesy of last year’s Seven Deadly Sins, wrote the story—as well as the lyrics for the twenty-three tracks that make up the two albums—as a linear story line. The Stone Sour songs set the tone and follow the action, with Taylor’s House of Gold & Bones comic expanding on the story.
Corey Taylor will be signing in the Dark Horse Booth at New York Comic Con Saturday, October 12 at 3 p.m.
Stone Sour’s House of Gold & Bones Part 1 album is on sale October 22, 2012!
House of Gold & Bones issue #1 is on sale April 17, 2013!
Check out the exclusive interview with Corey Taylor on USAToday!
About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, including The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton’s Tragic Toys for Girls and Boys, Serenity, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.
NYCC 2012: Signing & Booth Schedule
Find out about the awesome events at the Marvel booth and who will be there!
Get excited, True Believers! Marvel returns to New York Comic Con, along with the hottest creators in the industry! For four days at the Marvel Booth (#1838), fans will be able to enjoy tons of events, signings, and awesome on-stage events that will make New York Comic Con 2012 truly memorable! Be sure to stop by the Marvel Booth (#1838) for your chance to get in on the exclusive Marvel fun!
The Marvel Booth (#1838) is your one-stop shop for excitement, entertainment, and prizes at the convention! Tons of great giveaways, costume contests, live games shows, and exclusive Marvel video game demos await you!
And that’s not all because, we have an all-star cast of your favorite Marvel creators who will be at the booth signing all weekend long! Swing by and visit Marvel icons including none other than Dan Slott, Jeph Loeb, Kieron Gillen, Greg Pak, and many, many more!
Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on the Marvel Events App & events.marvel.com, the best way to get exclusive videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!
HERO INITIATIVE Travels to New York City Comic Con with Al Plastino, The BIG Party and exclusive CGC signings
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 5, 2012) – Hero Initiative, the only federally chartered non-profit that helps comic creators in financial and medical need, is pleased to announce its attendance at New York Comic Con, October 11 thru 14 at the Javits Convention Center, located at 655 West 34th Street in New York. Hero is travelling with an amazing all-star cast of some of the industry’s top comic creators, The Big Multiversity Comics Party, and much more!
A whopping 16 creators will sign books for CGC Signature Series certification for Hero! Creators include:
• Andy Lanning
• Todd Nauck
• George Pérez
• Joe Quesada
• Rick Remender
• Paolo Rivera
• Dan Slott
• Tom Smith
• Fiona Staples
• Ryan Stegman
• Billy Tan
• Herb Trimpe
• Fred van Lente
• Mark Waid
• Bob Wiacek
• Bill Willingham
Books to be signed must arrive at:
3278 Yonge St.
Toronto, Ontario M4N 2L6
By no later than Tuesday, October 9.
On-site books can be dropped at the Hero Initiative booth, #1575-#1577, on Friday, October 12 ONLY between the hours of 2:30 PM and 7:00 PM only. Price is $38 per modern book, which includes return shipping. Multiple signatures must add $15, and for pre-1980 books, please contact: info@ParadiseComics.com for pricing.
On Friday October 12 at 11 AM on the Variant Stage, Dare2Draw: Quick Draw will feature both professionals artists and fans drawing together using dynamic action models with prizes and samples provided by our awesome sponsors. All drawings by the professionals will be donated to raise money to Hero Initiative in honor of the late Joe Kubert. Drawing supplies will be provided for all contestants and pro artist Simon Fraser will headline! Look for the winner to be announced on Twitter, @BigCityDnD
Multiversity Comics will host The Big NYCC Party with a bevy of Image Comics creators! Swing by the Houndstooth Pub on 8th Ave between 36th and 37th (a short 3-block walk from the Javits Center) on Friday from 8 PM to midnight. A $10 donation to the Hero Initiative will get you in. It’s a 21+ event, and will assuredly be a fun place for friends, fans and creators to meet, share a drink and mingle. Attendees will include Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Saga), Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore (Luther Strode), and Sina Grace, whose new graphic novel Not My Bag will be debuting at NYCC! Stick around, and a few unexpected additional guests might pop in!
On Saturday, Hero is the ONLY place to meet legendary artist Al Plastino. Al started working on Superman in 1948, and is also the co-creator of Superboy, Supergirl, and the Legion of Super-Heroes. So swing by booth #1575-#1577 and don’t miss out!
Hero Initiative’s talent schedule at booth #1575-1577 is as follows:
Thursday, Oct. 11 (hours 3-9)
400-500: Fernando Dagnino and Pere Perez
Friday, Oct. 12 (hours 10-7)
230-330: Reilly Brown
430-630: Michael Avon Oeming
Saturday, Oct. 13 (hours 10-7)
1100-400: Al Plastino
1230-200: Manuel Garcia and Andres Guinaldo
230-400: Bob Wiacek
430-630: Michael Avon Oeming
Sunday, Oct. 14 (hours 10-5)
200-300: Greg Pak
About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero 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 comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.
For more information, please visit us at www.heroinitiative.org.