C2E2 Getting Exclusive “Galaxy Hero” Beer in 2013

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REVOLUTION BREWING TO CREATE BEER EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2)

“Galaxy Hero” Beer to be Launched at Tap Room Party on April 4!

Galaxy HeroNorwalk, CT, March 14, 2013: The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) has today announced that Chicago’s Revolution Brewing will create a beer exclusively for C2E2′s audience of pop culture enthusiasts and comic book fans. “Galaxy Hero”, which is described by Revolution Brewing as a beer which “shoots a raygun blast of Galaxy and Zythos hops into your mouth and leaves a crisp, dry finish” is a superhero’s beer for a superhero-loving audience. The new, exclusive IPA beer will be available for tasting at a debut party sponsored by C2E2 and Revolution Brewing on April 4 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Revolution Brewery Tap Room, located at 3340 N. Kedzie Avenue. Everyone who RSVPs will get at least one drink ticket for a complimentary Galaxy Hero! The beer will also be available in several locations throughout Chicago in the weeks leading up to C2E2 and at the bar in the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel during C2E2.

Launched in 2010, C2E2 has quickly become the largest and most influential pop culture event in the Midwest attracting top comics, entertainment and literary guests and artists. This year’s convention will be no exception. Ticket sales are currently running 75% ahead of this time last year and just a few of the guests who have already been announced include Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, J. Michael Straczynski, R.L. Stine, Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, Peter Davison and Felicia Day. Many more high profile guest announcements will be made in the next month.

C2E2 will take place April 26 – 28 in the West Building at McCormick Place Convention Center.

“I love beer. I love comics. I love Chicago. This is the greatest thing we’ve ever done!” notes Lance Fensterman, Global Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for C2E2. “This tasty partnership only proves what I have always believed to be true – that pop culture influences are everywhere in our lives. Thanks to the folks at Revolution Brewing, artists in their own right for creating this hoppy masterpiece just for C2E2, our fans and yes, the staff. Cheers!”

Josh Deth, Owner of Revolution Brewing and “Chairman of the Party,” comments: “I took my kids to C2E2 last year and it was a blast, so it is super cool to be brewing up Galaxy IPA for this year’s show!”

Tickets for C2E2 are currently on sale at www.C2E2.com. Anyone interested in exhibiting at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo should contact Larry Settembrini, Larry@ReedPOP.com. As noted, more guests and activities will be announced in the month ahead and fans should keep their eyes on C2E2′s website for additional comics and entertainment announcements.

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 will add 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, Asia and Europe.

ABOUT REVOLUTION BREWING: Revolution Brewing is Chicago’s new hometown craft brewery. Our brewpub in Logan Square is a bustling, neighborhood institution where friends and families meet to enjoy the freshest beer in town. Opening our brewery has been a labor of love. We think you can see that in everything we do ranging from the details of our carved fists holding up our mahogany bar to the pungent hop aroma of our Anti-Hero IPA to our creative dishes like our bacon-fat popcorn.

The growth of craft breweries in the U.S. has been nothing short of a revolution and we’re proud to be standing tall in this new crowd. The changing tastes of beer drinkers demand bigger flavors and more variety. That’s exactly what we give you at Revolution Brewing. Our brewpub produces about 50 different beer styles each year. We’ve got session beers like Workingman Mild, hop-bombs like Double Fist and more bourbon barrel aged beers than you can shake a stave at. We have fun doing what we do and invite you to come in and join us.

DC and Tony Daniel Provide Superman Poster for C2E2 2013

Superman C2E2

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DC ENTERTAINMENT REVEALS POSTER ART FOR THE CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2)

Superstar artist Tony S. Daniel Creates Original Drawing Featuring Superman!

Norwalk, CT, Friday, January 18: DC Entertainment – the renowned comic book publisher and media entertainment company – has today revealed that they will provide the original poster art for the 2013 edition of the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). The exclusive art will feature Superman in an iconic Chicago setting. The poster will figure prominently in C2E2′s advertising and promotion and will be featured at the convention as well as in Chicago area retailers and on transit trains and buses throughout Chicago leading up to the show. Famed DC artist Tony S. Daniel (ACTION COMICS) has drawn the powerful new image of Superman flying over the Chicago skyline. Daniel will also be a Spotlight Guest at C2E2 in 2013.

This year’s C2E2, which is produced by the organizers of New York Comic Con (NYCC), is expected to attract thousands of loyal fans making this convention the largest pop culture extravaganza in the Midwest. It will take place April 26 – 28, 2013 in the West Building at the McCormick Place Convention Center.

“Each year I am always encouraged by the tremendous support that DC Entertainment provides at our shows,” notes Lance Fensterman¸ Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for C2E2. “This year is obviously no exception and this early announcement is a great way to be setting the stage for C2E2. The poster art is a key element of our show and a critical part of our marketing strategy. This year’s image reflects the strength and dynamism of C2E2 and I am incredibly grateful to Tony Daniel for contributing his time and effort on our behalf. He is a brilliant artist and he has created what will be a lasting image for C2E2 in 2013.”

Once again, DC Entertainment will have a presence at C2E2 with an interactive booth where fans will have room and opportunity to meet with creators and staff.

ABOUT TONY S. DANIEL: A life long Chicagoan residing now in the Northern Suburbs, Tony has dedicated himself to the creation of comic books. Tony started his career at indie publisher, Comico, drawing the cult classic , “Elementals.” Soon after, Tony moved over to Marvel Comics’ “X-Force” and “Gambit and the X-ternals.” Tony then worked with the legendary Alan Moore at Image’s “Spawn: Bloodfued” before going on to create his own indie books, such as “The Tenth,” “Adrenalynn,” “F5″ and “Silke” for Image and Dark Horse Comics. Going back to the mainstream, Tony has worked at DC comics since 2004 on books like “Teen Titans” and, most notably, “Batman” with superstar writer Grant Morrison, before writing and drawing his own run on “Batman” following the “Battle For the Cowl” event. Tony relaunched the New 52 “Detective Comics” which he both worked on as writer and artist. Tony’s most recent assignment involves Superman in the pages of Action Comics with writer Andy Diggle.

Tickets for C2E2 are currently on sale at www.C2E2.com. Anyone interested in exhibiting at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo should contact Larry Settembrini, Larry@ReedPOP.com. Organizers note that many more guests and activities will be announced in the months ahead and fans should keep their eyes on C2E2′s website for additional comics and entertainment announcements.

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 will add Star WarsCelebration 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.

ABOUT DC ENTERTAINMENT: DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes-a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes-to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.

Holy Reunion, Batman! Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar to Appear at C2E2 2013

C2E2 Batman

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ADAM WEST, BURT WARD AND JULIE NEWMAR TO REUNITE AT THE CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO

Catwoman Will Join Batman and Robin for Autographing and Panel Appearance!

Norwalk, CT, January 9, 2013: Noted actors Adam West and Burt Ward, who created the roles of Batman and Robin in the 1960′s Batman TV series, will appear at this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) along with legendary actress Julie Newmar who famously appeared as Catwoman in the same series. The three actors will be reunited at C2E2 where they will be Spotlight Entertainment Guests appearing together on a panel as well as signing in the Autographing Area for all three days of the show. C2E2, which is organized by the producers of New York Comic Con (NYCC), is a celebration of pop culture embracing timeless products and creations and attracting famous and successful artists, creators, writers, actors and musicians from every walk of life. Organizers recently announced that the multi-talented artist Kevin Smith will be making a special appearance at C2E2 this year where he will appear in an exclusive engagement at the show.

C2E2 is the largest pop culture event to take place annually in the Midwest and show officials are anticipating that this year’s event will be the biggest since it was launched in 2010. C2E2 will be held April 26 – 28 in the West Building at McCormick Place Convention Center.

In addition to his role as Batman, Mr. West has made nearly 50 other movies and has had starring roles in several TV series including The DetectivesThe Last Precinct, and The Clinic. Notably, he is currently recognized for his voice work playing the fictionalized character Mayor Adam West on the animated series Family Guy. Burt Ward has had numerous acting jobs and has appeared in several reunions with co-star Adam West through the years. Ward is also tirelessly devoted to rescuing dogs and both he and his wife operate the largest giant breed dog rescue in the world, Gentle Giants Rescue. Ms. Newmar is a Tony Award-winning stage actress widely known to a generation of TV viewers for her guest-starring appearances in many iconic TV programs in the 1960′s and 70′s including The MonkeesColumboGet SmartStar TrekF Troop and The Beverly Hillbillies, among many others. She is widely credited for creating the quintessential Catwoman in the Batman TV Series.

“Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar enjoy an immense following in the pop culture community and we are proud to be making this early announcement about their appearance at C2E2,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for C2E2. “We will be revealing many more guests in the coming months all of whom will reflect the range and diversity of our audience and the depth of our programming. Our goal is to bring together top talent from many fields who have one thing in common – they are loved and respected by the pop culture community. Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar certainly meet this criteria and I am grateful to them for agreeing to be at our show for three full days.”

Tickets for C2E2 are currently on sale at www.C2E2.com. Anyone interested in exhibiting at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo should contact Larry Settembrini, Larry@ReedPOP.com. Many more guests and activities will be announced in the months ahead and fans should keep their eyes on C2E2′s website for additional comics and entertainment announcements.

ADAM WEST: Adam West is a true American icon. From his humble beginning on a wheat ranch in Walla Walla, Washington, Adam skyrocketed to fame in Hollywood, pursuing an extraordinary career in entertainment that has spanned half a century. His role as Batman in the classic television series and feature of the same name continues to be seen throughout the world more than 40 years after its debut. While Batman, and his alter ego, Bruce Wayne, remains his signature role, Adam has a multitude of motion picture, theater, and TV credits to his name.

He has made nearly 50 movies, including starring or co-starring roles in Drop Dead GorgeousThe New AgeThe Young PhiladelphiansAn American Vampire StorySoldier in the RainRobinson Crusoe on Mars, and Nevada Smith.

He has had starring roles in several TV series other than Batman, including The DetectivesThe Last Precinct, and The Clinic. His theater credits include Volpone at the Mark Taper Forum at the Los Angeles Music Center.

Adam West has also lent his voice to animated characters in such well-known series as Family GuyThe SimpsonsRugratsBatmanAnimaniacsJonny BravoSpydogsThe Super Adventure Team, and many others. His voice-over work in animated film includes the roles of “Ace, Hollywood Chicken Little” in Disney’s Chicken Little, and “Uncle Art” in Disney’s Meet the Robinsons. In 2000, he also contributed the voice of “Leonard Fox” to the animated short, Redux Riding Hood, which went on to win an Academy Award nomination.

Adam West is the author of two books, Back to the Batcave and Climbing the Walls. He lends his support to numerous charities and won $250,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, on behalf of an organization supporting underprivileged women and children in Idaho. Adam splits his time between homes in Palm Springs, California, and Ketchum, Idaho.

More than 50 years after starting his career in Hollywood, Adam West continues to work consistently in TV and film. His most recent work includes a guest starring role on the hit series 30 Rock and a viral video for Funny or Die. His undeniable talent and unique brand of humor have become truly iconic in entertainment and he continues to entertain fans around the world.

BURT WARD: At the age of 20, Ward auditioned for the part of Robin. After beating out over 1,100 other kids for the part, Ward was cast alongside Adam West in the title role, and the two would go on to become pop culture icons. First airing as a mid-season replacement, Batman took the ratings – and world – by storm with its vivid colors and larger than life villains, played by some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

The series went on to produce 120 episodes and a full length feature film. The multi-level appeal of the show made it a life-long favorite for fans young and old. The show still airs today in 50 countries worldwide. Burt Ward and Adam West quickly became household names and remain that way today.

Today, Burt and his wife operate the largest giant breed dog rescue in the world, Gentle Giants Rescue. Over the past 18 years, they have rescued over 14,000 dogs. Having dedicated his life to saving the lives of thousands of dogs, it really shows that Burt Ward has gone from the “Caped Crusader” to the “Canine Crusader”.

JULIE NEWMAR: Born in Hollywood … known for being the quintessential Catwoman. Julie Newmar dropped out of college to become a choreographer/ dance director for Universal Studios. Her early appearances are often seen on YouTube, including her role as the golden statue-come to-life in the film Serpent of the Nile. She was next cast as one of the brides in the classic MGM musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Like her mother, a former Ziegfeld girl, Julie made the New York stage her next horizon at age 19.

She soon became an overnight sensation as the one and only Stupefyin’ Jones in Li’l Abner. Julie would recreate the same role on Broadway 42 years later, in the same costume. Subsequent to the original performance, her legs were insured for 10 million dollars (not however, in the event of theft).

Julie won a Tony for her acting role on Broadway in the hit comedy Marriage-Go-Round, and she was immediately accepted by the prestigious Actors Studio. Loving dance, she continued to star in Bob Fosse’s musicals on and off Broadway. She toured nationally with Joel Grey in Stop the World I Want to Get Off.

She guest-starred in many now-favorite TV episodes, on shows such as The MonkeesColumbo,Love American StyleGet SmartStar TrekF TroopThe Beverly HillbilliesTwilight Zone andRoute 66. The part she’s most fondly remembered for is Catwoman, in the original Batmantelevision series.

In 1995, Universal Pictures and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment produced a movie named after her, To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar. In the film, Julie appeared as herself.

With cutting-edge sensibility, Julie retrained herself into the Internet world of social media. Active on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jnewmar, Julie is currently working on four books, and various videos to be seen on the media section of her website, www.JulieNewmar.com.

An avid gardener, Julie’s gardens are renowned. There is a rose, daylily and begonia named after her. See: http://JulieNewmar.com/videos/julie_newmar_garden/ 

Julie has a handicapped son who “sparks love and a high level of creativity” in her life.

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 will add 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, Asia and Europe.

The Hunger Games Costumes Tour to Visit The Hollywood Show, ECCC, C2E2, NYCC, and More in 2013

Hunger Games Costumes

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HUNGER GAMES COSTUMES COUNTRYWIDE TOUR BEGINS MARCH 1

Exhibit Showcases the Original Screen-Worn Costumes from Record-Breaking Blockbuster

Los Angeles, January 7, 2013

Haxbee, Inc. announces the Hunger Games Costumes Exhibit & Auction. The exhibit encompasses original screen-worn costumes worn by Jennifer Lawrence as “Katniss,” Josh Hutcherson as “Peeta,” Elizabeth Banks as “Effie,” Stanley Tucci as “Caesar,” Liam Hemsworth as “Gale,” Woody Harrelson as “Haymitch,” Lenny Kravtiz as “Cinna,” Donald Sutherland as “President Snow,” Wes Bentley as “Seneca,” and many, many more.

To kick off the tour, Haxbee and its subsidiary, Blacksparrow Auctions, will be providing a special sneak preview at The Hollywood Show in Los Angeles from January 11 to 13. The Hollywood Show, a popular movie and television memorabilia convention that features over a hundred celebrities at each of its four annual shows, will be held at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel.

Following the Hollywood Show, the Hunger Games Costumes Exhibit will begin its tour and be seen at the following locations:

  • March 1-3 Emerald City Comicon, Seattle, WA
  • April 26-28 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Chicago, IL
  • October 10-13 New York Comic Con, New York, NY

Additional dates and locations will be announced in the future. The exhibit winds up in New York City, where ReedPOP–the largest producer of pop culture events in the world—will host a live auction at New York Comic Con. Over 200+ costumes will be on the auction block. Interested bidders will be able to bid live in-person, by telephone, via absentee, and on the Internet as facilitated by iCollector. A print catalog will be available for purchase in April.

Haxbee, Inc. and its Blacksparrow Auctions subsidiary have a collective number of 80 years’ experience dealing with Hollywood memorabilia and collectibles. For more information about the company and the Hunger Games Costumes Exhibit & Auction, visit haxbee.com.

Manga Artist Moyoco Anno to Appear at NYCC 2012 as a Spotlight Guest

Sugar Sugar Rune

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ACCLAIMED MANGA ARTIST MOYOCO ANNO TO BE SPOTLIGHT GUEST AT NEW YORK COMIC CON

Anno To Attend In Cooperation With Vertical, Inc.

Norwalk, CT, September 19, 2012:  New York Comic Con (NYCC) is today proud to announce Ms. Moyoco Anno, the writer and illustrator of numerous acclaimed Japanese comics including Sakuran, Sugar Sugar Rune, Flowers and Bees and Hataraki-man, will appear at this year’s NYCC as a Spotlight Guest. New York Comic Con will take place October 11 – 14, 2012 at NYC’s Javits Center. NYCC is one of New York’s largest annual events, last year attracting over 100,000 attendees. Ms. Anno joins a broad range of already-announced guests including Yoshitaka Amano, Brian K. Vaughan, Mike Mignola, Joshua Gates and Anne Rice. Anno’s appearance at New York Comic Con is in partnership with Vertical, Inc., publisher of Sakuran in the US.

Moyoco Anno is one of the most respected names in Japanese comics today and is also regarded highly worldwide as one of the most important figures in josei manga (women’s comics). Her nearly twenty comic properties have attained enormous popularity since her debut in 1989, especially among young women in Japan, where she is equally known for her iconic design work as her writing, which often covers the topics of women and beauty. Though she is primarily known abroad for her women’s comics, her most popular title in the United States has been Sugar Sugar Rune (published by Del Rey), which was targeted at primary school-aged girls. For this work, she earned the prestigious Kodansha Manga Award in 2005. Anno has also written a number of titles for men’s anthologies in more recent years, including Flowers and Bees (VIZ Media), and one of her most popular works, Hataraki-man, which would eventually be adapted into live-action and animated TV series.

Sakuran, her most recent work in English (Vertical, Inc.), is a beautifully drawn tale of Japanese courtesans, and it has already received accolades since its July 2012 release, including being selected as one of BookExpo America’s Great Graphic Novels of 2012.

Anno will participate at New York Comic Con on October 13 and 14, speaking about her career and signing autographs for attendees. Full details about her panel and signings will be made available in the near future.

“I am honored to welcome Ms. Moyoco Anno to New York Comic Con,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for NYCC. “When many Americans think comic books, they think muscled men in capes and tights. Ms. Anno is responsible for a very different kind of comic that is acclaimed around the world. We hope her time at NYCC rewards her existing fans in America as well as introduces her to many, many new readers.”

Tickets for New York Comic Con 2012 are currently available for purchase at www.NewYorkComicCon.com. Companies interested in exhibiting at New York Comic Con should contact Larry Settembrini,Larry@ReedPOP.com. Other information about the show, as well as news about ReedPOP, which organizes a range of pop culture events, is available at facebook.com/NewYorkComicCon and twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con . Officials note that more details about Ms. Anno’s appearance as well as additional guests and scheduling information will be announced over the coming weeks and fans should keep their eyes on NYCC’s website for additional announcements.

ABOUT VERTICAL, INC: Vertical translates the best contemporary Japanese books. We select our popular novels, graphic novels and quality nonfiction from a rich, variegated stock: Japan’s huge and vibrant book market. In fields like animation and video games, Japanese entertainment thrills people worldwide. The Japanese book world’s offerings are equally entertaining. Until now, however, most Japanese books translated into English have either been literary classics or introductions to traditional culture meant for a limited circle of Japanophiles. Vertical publishes exciting titles that require no prior knowledge of Japanese culture and are not intended to primarily familiarize readers with it; we choose good reads with universal themes. Read different. Read Vertical.

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, Fantasy Football Fest and the UFC Fan Expo.  In 2013 ReePOP will add 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, Asia and Europe.

Andrew Lincoln and Other Cast Members from The Walking Dead to Appear with Robert Kirkman at NYCC 2012

Walking Dead Season 3

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ANDREW LINCOLN AND ADDITIONAL CAST MEMBERS OF THE WALKING DEAD TO APPEAR ON PANEL AT NEW YORK COMIC CON

Other Panelists Include Showrunner and Executive Producer Glenn Mazzara; Executive Producers Robert Kirkman and Gale Anne Hurd

Norwalk, CT, September 14, 2012: New York Comic Con (NYCC) officials have confirmed that a high profile panel focusing on season three of AMC’s hit television series The Walking Dead will take place at this year’s pop culture extravaganza. Cast members including Andrew Lincoln will be joined by showrunner and executive producer Glenn Mazzara as well as executive producers Robert Kirkman and Gale Anne Hurd. Moderated by Talking Dead host Chris HardwickThe Walking Dead panel, which will take place in the IGN Theater on Saturday, October 13, 5:00pm – 6:00pm, will include an exclusive clip from the premiere episode of season three.

In addition to Andrew Lincoln, additional cast members participating in the panel include Norman Reedus,Chandler RiggsDanai GuriraDavid Morrissey and  Michael Rooker. There will also be a limited signing for 50 fans and tickets for the signing will be given away on a first served basis on Saturday morning (10/13). Further details about the signing will be announced soon. The Walking Dead, which returns to AMC on October 14 at 9:00pm (EST)/8:00pm (CST), was originally a comic book series created by writer Robert Kirkman in 2003. It won the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series and the television series premiered to enormous attention and acclaim on October 31, 2010.

New York Comic Con, which will take place October 11 – 14, 2012 at NYC’s Javits Center, is one of New York’s largest annual events, last year attracting over 100,000 attendees. The pop culture convention draws a wide cross section of fans eager to meet and greet the creators, actors, writers, musicians and artists.  The show includes top talent from the worlds of comics, film, television, music, books and gaming.

The Walking Dead is a huge attraction for our fans and I am enormously grateful to AMC for making this possible,” notes Lance Fensterman Show Manager for NYCC and Group Vice President for ReedPOP. “This is a star-studded line up of panelists and I know that we will have thousands of fans who will want to be on hand to hear these creators, producers and stars talk about their contribution to this incredible show. I can’t thank these guests enough for giving their time and talent to New York Comic Con.”

Tickets for New York Comic Con in 2012 are currently available for purchase at www.NewYorkComicCon.com. Anyone interested in exhibiting at New York Comic Con should contact Larry Settembrini, Larry@ReedPOP.com. Other information about the show, as well as news about ReedPOP, which organizes a range of pop culture events, is available at facebook.com/NewYorkComicCon and twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con . Organizers note that many more guests will be announced over the next few weeks and fans should keep their eyes on NYCC’s website and blog for additional comics, entertainment and anime announcements.

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, Fantasy Football Fest and the UFC Fan Expo. 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.

Steve McNiven Provides a Marvel NOW! Poster for NYCC 2012

NYCC 2012 Poster

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MARVEL COMICS REVEALS POSTER ART FOR NEW YORK COMIC CON

The Avengers Come to Manhattan!

Steve McNiven Creates Original Art for 2012 Pop Culture Event

Norwalk, CT, August 31, 2012: Officials at New York Comic Con (NYCC) have announced that Marvel Comics will provide the original poster art for the 2012 edition of the annual pop culture extravaganza. Marvel, the renowned comic books and media entertainment company, has revealed the art which will feature The Avengers in an iconic New York setting. The specially created poster will figure prominently in NYCC’s advertising and promotion and will be featured at the convention as well as in comic book shops around the tri-state area and on MTA and LIRR railroads. Steve McNiven, the well-known and accomplished Marvel Comics artist, is credited for drawing the poster art which showcases Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Captain America in the newly-designed costumes they will be sporting as part of the exciting new Marvel NOW! initiative launching in stores in October. McNiven will also be a Spotlight Guest at NYCC this year.

New York Comic Con, which will take place October 11 – 14, 2012 at NYC’s Javits Center, is one of New York’s largest annual events, last year attracting over 100,000 attendees. The pop culture convention draws a wide cross section of fans eager to meet and greet the creators, actors, writers, musicians and artists. As noted, the original poster art will be widely used to promote the show as well as to create a distinct identity for the 2012 edition of New York Comic Con.

Once again, Marvel Entertainment will have a 3000 square foot booth on the show floor at NYCC where attendees will have ample room and opportunity to mingle with creators and staff including Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment and Axel Alonso, Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief. Other Marvel Spotlight Guests who will be on hand to greet fans will be Kieron Gillen, Jonathan Hickman, Rick Remender, Esad Ribic, Dan Slott and Steve McNiven.

Tickets for New York Comic Con in 2012 are currently available for purchase at www.NewYorkComicCon.com. Anyone interested in exhibiting at New York Comic Con should contact Larry Settembrini, Larry@ReedPOP.com . Other information about the show, as well as news about ReedPOP, which organizes a range of pop culture events, is available at facebook.com/NewYorkComicCon and twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con. Organizers note that many more guests will be announced over the next few weeks and fans should keep their eyes on NYCC’s website and blog for additional comics, entertainment and anime announcements.

ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT: 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

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND/OR ARTWORK PLEASE CONTACT:
Arune Singh
MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT
212-576-4061
asingh@marvel.com

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, Fantasy Football Fest and the UFC Fan Expo. 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.

Peter Davison to be a Spotlight Guest at NYCC 2012

Peter Davison

Press Release:

NOTED BRITISH ACTOR PETER DAVISON IS  SPOTLIGHT GUEST AT NEW YORK COMIC CON

Celebrated Roles Include “Doctor Who” Among Other Parts

Norwalk, CT, August 24, 2012:  Peter Davison, who played the fifth incarnation of The Doctor in the celebrated British television series Doctor Who, will be a Spotlight Guest at this year’s New York Comic Con (NYCC). The noted actor, who is also well known for his role as Tristan Farnon in James Herriott’s All Creatures Great and Small, will be signing autographs and appearing on stage. Doctor Who, which premiered on British television in 1963, has gone on to become a television institution in the UK, a cult phenomenon in the USA and the longest-running science fiction television program in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The series will mark its 50th anniversary in 2013. Peter Davison played the title role from 1981 – 1984.

New York Comic Con, which will take place October 11 – 14, 2012 at NYC’s Javits Center, is one of New York’s largest annual events, last year attracting over 100,000 attendees. The pop culture convention draws a wide cross section of fans eager to meet and greet the creators, actors, writers, musicians and artists.  The show includes top talent from the worlds of comics, film, television, music, books and gaming. Peter Davison, an acclaimed actor who has starred in many other TV series in addition to Doctor Who , will be signing in the Autograph Area Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 14. Further details about his appearance will be revealed in the near future.

“I am very grateful to Peter Davison for attending New York Comic Con,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for NYCC. “Doctor Who symbolizes the scope and staying power of pop culture influences, which is what New York Comic Con is all about. 49-years-young, Doctor Who has influenced generations of fans, families and professionals, and we’re proud to welcome one of the program’s classic Doctors to America. Peter Davison’s participation at NYCC underscores the range of talent that we present to our audience, and I am thankful that he is providing so much of his time for fans to meet him in person.”  

Tickets are currently available for purchase at NewYorkComicCon.com. Companies interested in exhibiting should contact Larry Settembrini at Larry@ReedPOP.com . Other information about NYCC, as well as news about ReedPOP, which organizes a range of pop culture events, is available at facebook.com/NewYorkComicCon andtwitter.com/NY_Comic_ConPreviously announced guests at New York Comic Con include: Anne Rice, Sean Astin, Josh Gates, Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Joe Quesada, Axel Alonso and Brian K. Vaughan, among others. Officials note that many more guests will be announced over the next few weeks and fans should keep their eyes on NYCC’s website for additional announcements.

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ABOUT PETER DAVISON:  Peter was Doctor Who’s fifth Doctor from 1981 until 1984. He first became known to US audiences playing Tristan in All Creatures Great and Small. He has also been seen starring in BBC’sCampionThe Last DetectiveAt Home with the BraithwaitesThe Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy and A Very Peculiar Practice, all of which were shown in the USA. He returned to Doctor Who as the fifth Doctor opposite David Tennant’s tenth Doctor in Time Crash, A Special for Children in Need.  He is currently appearing in Law and Order UK . His daughter, Georgia Moffett, also starred in Doctor Who opposite David Tennant. They have since married and have two children. Peter is married to Elizabeth Morton who appeared in the film Lifeforce. They have two children and a badly behaved dog.

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, Fantasy Football Fest and the UFC Fan Expo. 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.

Redbubble Offers a Poster Challenge for NYCC 2012

August 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, New York, Top Stories

Redbubble NYCC

Via Redbubble:

Official RB/NYCC Show Poster Challenge

Open for entries. Voting will start for this challenge in 19 days.

The Challenge
Suit up people, it’s nearly time for New York Comic-Con. Yes, this October several trillion pop culture afficionados will descend upon a usually quiet east coast city in a quest to sniff Joss Whedon’s hair, drive the Batmobile up a wall and meet the Doctors. But they also come to enjoy nice t-shirts, posters, and various other items one can adorn with splendid and culturally relevant graphic design. Which is why we’re going. Again.

This year we want an epic show poster, just like a limited edition gig poster but to commemorate NY Comic-Con instead. The winning design will be beautifully printed and given pride of place in our booth under the stare of 100,000+ visitors. We’ll hand number 200 to give away to happy people who come and talk to us as a stunning memento and we’ll add your name and bio to every poster for maximum effect. We’re also offering free tickets, free merch and free money for the winner and three runners up.

We’re looking for a superb bit of illustrated poster art highlighting the Redbubble presence at NYCC. It could be a faux-comic cover, parody gig poster, or just some beautiful typography. See Voting Criteria below for details. We did it last year with t-shirtsand the crowd went batshit for them.

Not sure how to enter? Well if you haven’t already you’ll need to Sign Up!

Judging / Voting Criteria
Your poster design must include the following:
- The show dates, October 11-14, 2012, although they can be scripted any way you choose.
- A mention of ‘New York Comic-Con’, or ‘NYCC’.
- A mention of ‘Redbubble’ (it’s one word kids) you can access our logo here but you don’t need to use it.
- It must be available as a poster

Your design must not include the following:
- Any copyrighted material, characters, logos etc. If in doubt. Don’t.
- Cats. Unless they are very funny cats.

Entries will be shortlisted by the community through the voting process. The final winners will be selected by Redbubble based on a sense of incredible imagination, skill and execution of the brief and exactly the right amount of awesome. (Which is ‘a lot’, a lot of awesome.)

It’s going to be a tough one for the judges, we can sense it already.

Rewards & Prizes
First Prize:

- Your work featured centrally at our NYCC 2012 booth and 200 prints of your design given away
- A framed version of your winning design
- 2 x Saturday tickets for NYCC OR a $200 RedBubble voucher if you can’t make it
- A feature on our Redbubble Facebook page
- At least a lifetime’s worth of ‘sense of achievement’

Second Prize

- A framed version of your winning design
- 2 x Saturday tickets for NYCC OR a $200 RedBubble voucher if you can’t make it
- A feature on our Redbubble Facebook page

Third Prize

- $150 RedBubble voucher
- Print of your winning design
- A feature on our Redbubble Facebook page

As usual there may be a ’People’s Choice’ award, prizes to be confirmed and they’ll be lovely as always.

Additional Information
All entrants in the challenge agree to be bound by the Official Rules

You may only submit one design.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: The entrant must have clear copyright ownership or permission to use any images utilised in their final submission. Any images that do not meet this criteria will be removed.

Cover Image: Untitled by onetonshadow

Anne Rice to Make Her First NYCC Appearance in 2012

Anne Rice

Press Release:

ANNE RICE TO MAKE HER FIRST APPEARANCE AT NEW YORK COMIC CON

Legendary Author Will Be Spotlight Guest

Author Panels, Author Signings and Book Publisher Participation to Figure Prominently at NYCC in 2012

Norwalk, CT, June 18, 2012: Anne Rice, the legendary author who has defined vampires for a generation of readers and writers, will be a Spotlight Guest at New York Comic Con (NYCC) in 2012. Show officials note that the announcement of Ms. Rice’s participation at NYCC is just the first of several announcements about author appearances, author programs and book publisher participation at the show that organizers will be making in the coming months. Providing literary distinction at a pop culture event replete with major guests and artists from every part of the pop culture universe, Ms. Rice, who became an international phenomenon in 1976 with the publication of Interview with the Vampire, is certain to attract widespread attention at New York Comic Con among her many fans. Show officials note that other leading celebrity guests from the worlds of comics, entertainment and film will also be announced in the very near future.
New York Comic Con will take place October 11 – 14, 2012 at the Javits Center in New York City. The pop culture event, which attracted over 100,000 fans last year, features top talent and major artists from all areas of the pop culture universe including comics, film, television, music, books and gaming.
“New York Comic Con is in the book publishing capital of the world and so it is only right that we should announce a celebrated author as one of our Spotlight Guests right out the gate,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President and Show Manager for New York Comic Con. “Anne Rice is a legendary writer who perfectly combines pop culture celebrity with literary credibility, and we are proud to have her leading the way for us in the literary community in 2012. We are looking forward to making many more announcements about authors, as well as many other celebrity guests from all corners of the pop culture universe, in the very near future.”
Ms. Rice’s Interview with the Vampire has become one of the best-selling novels of all time. She has written 31 books including The Vampire Chronicles, Lives of the Mayfair Witches and The Songs of the Seraphim, among many others. Her most recent book, The Wolf Gift, published by Alfred A. Knopf this past Spring, offers a whole new world – modern, sleek and high tech – and at its center, a story as old and compelling as history: the making of a werewolf, reimagined and reinvented as only Anne Rice could create. In an interview with NPR about The Wolf Gift, Ms. Rice noted: “You’re writing about a vampire or you’re writing about a werewolf, but you’re really just writing about human beings.”
Tickets for New York Comic Con in 2012 are currently available for purchase at www.NewYorkComicCon.com. Companies interested in exhibiting at New York Comic Con should contact Larry Settembrini, lsettembrini@reedexpo.com. Other information about the show, as well as news about ReedPOP, which organizes a range of pop culture events, is available at Lance Fensterman’s blog, www.mediumatlarge.net. Organizers note that many more guests will be announced over the next few weeks and months and fans should keep their eyes on NYCC’s website and blog for additional comics, entertainment and anime announcements.

ABOUT ANNE RICE: Anne Rice was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in English and Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She is the author of 31 books, most recently The Wolf Gift. Her first novel, Interview with the Vampire, was published in 1976 and has gone on to become one of the best-selling novels of all time. She continued her saga of the Vampire Lestat in a series of books, collectively known as The Vampire Chronicles, which have had both great mainstream and cult followings and are widely assigned in high school and collegiate English and philosophy classes. Anne Rice is also the author of The Witching Hour, Servant of the Bones, Merrick, Blackwood Farm, Blood Canticle, The Feast of All Saints, Cry to Heaven, Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana, Called out of Darkness, Angel Time and Of Love and Evil. Anne Rice lives in Palm Springs, California.
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), The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star Wars Celebration, The UFC Fan Expo and Fantasy Football Fest. 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.

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