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REEDPOP ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL COMIC BOOK EVENT – Special Edition: NYC
New festival connects fans and creators in birthplace of comics on June 14-15 – Kyle Higgins, Ryan Stegman, Tim Seeley and others announced in initial lineup
New York– February 24, 2014 – Today ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events including New York Comic Con, is expanding its event offerings and getting back to its roots with the creation of Special Edition: NYC. Held in the birthplace of comics, New York City, the inaugural event is scheduled to take place on June 14-15 at Javits Center North.
This new comic book festival will provide fans the opportunity to connect with artists, socialize with fellow collectors in a unique setting and search for those always hard to find back issues. The event is a pure celebration of comic book culture created specifically for die-hard comic book fans, creators and publishers.
From rising stars to living legends, Special Edition: NYC is the place where fans will be able to meet their comic book heroes and get exclusive access to Special Guests from the pages of mainstream, alternative, indie, international and web comics. Artists and creators will also have the opportunity to connect with their fans. Special Guests already scheduled to appear at Special Edition: NYC, include: Alex Maleev (Daredevil), Brian Wood (DMZ), Charles Soule (Letter 44), Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Lil Gotham), Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine), Greg Pak (Action Comics), James Tynion IV (Batman Eternal), Jenny Frison (Revival), Joe Eisma (Morning Glories), Joe Harris (The X-Files: Season 10), Kyle Higgins (Nightwing), Marguerite Bennett (Batman Annual #2), Michael Moreci (Hoax Hunters), Mike Norton (Revival), Nick Bradshaw (Wolverine and the X-Men), Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire), Ramon K Perez (Wolverine and the X-Men), Ryan Browne (God Hates Astronauts), Ryan Stegman (Wolverine) and Tim Seeley (Revival).
“New York Comic Con has grown to include so much more than comic books – it is the ultimate pop culture event. Special Edition: NYC will give comic book fans an intimate destination to meet with publishers and special guests,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “Its creation is meeting consumer demand for more comic book experiences and builds upon our mission to provide fans of all kinds the very best in experiential events.”
With more than 130,000 fans in attendance and an estimated $70 million impact on New York City during New York Comic Con 2013, the event has become the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention with the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Fans have been clamoring for a greater specialization on comics, especially in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world – New York City.
Fans can buy tickets starting on Wednesday (February 26) at 12:00 PM EST at the Special Edition: NYC site. All upcoming Guest appearances and panel submissions can be found on the website or on the Special Edition: NYC social media pages (Twitter, Facebook & Instagram).
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions, which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime, East and Australia, Star Wars Celebration, and the UFC Fan Expo. In the past year, ReedPOP has added Star Wars Celebration Europe, PAX Australia and Oz Comic-Con to its rapidly expanding portfolio of international events. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific (including Australia).
January 10, 2014 by Colin Solan
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Emerald City Comicon has added Jock, Brom, CB Cebulski, Kurt Busiek, Joe Quinones, Maris Wicks, Sina Grace, and many more more comic creators to their special guests roster in the new year! This year’s ECCC will be held on March 28-30, 2014 Check out their website to find the latest on everything ECCC, including lists of guests, exhibitors, artists, schedules, gaming and events! www.emeraldcitycomicon.com
Gothic fantasy artist Brom is most well-known for his work on role-playing games. His recent works are Krampus: the Yule Lord, The Child Thief, The Plucker, The Devil’s Rose.
Writer of such books as Wolverine: In The Flesh, Strange Tales, X-Infernus, Runaways, War of Kings: Darkhawk, Astonishing Tales, various What If? titles and Avengers Fairy Tales for Marvel Comics, for whom he is also a talent scout and editor.
Writer of Tales from the Con, creator/writer/artist of Evil Inc., Courting Disaster, and How to Make Webcomics.
A video game and game promotional artist, who has worked on League of Legends, Masters of the Universe, Marvel vs. Capcom.
Cover artist for comics such as Ben 10, Ame-Comi Girls, Jinnrise, Fanboys vs. Zombies, Valen the Outcast.
Character designer for Disney TV Animation, Sony Feature Animation and Nickelodeon Animation, designing characters for shows such as Kim Possible, Danny Phantom, Kevin Smith’s Clerks The Animated Series and many more.
Artist of Bedlam and The Manhattan Projects, co-creator of Smoke and Mirrors, creator of God Hates Astronauts and Blast Furnace.
Eisner Award-winning writer/creator of Astro City, writer of Marvels, Superman, Conan, Trinity, JLA/Avengers, Marvels: Eye Of The Camera, Spider-Man/Mary Jane, Wednesday Comics, The Brave and the Bold, Iron Man, I Am An Avenger, Age Of Heroes, Kirby: Genesis and many more.
Writer of Pilot Season: Fleshdigger, Graveslinger, and Outlaw Territory, artist on Deadpool, Fantastic Four and Star Wars, character designer on X-Men:TAS and Spider-Man Unlimited, storyboard artist on TMNT & Avengers: EMH.
Artist and writer for Regular Show, Adventure Time, The Walking Dead, The Li’l Depressed Boy comics, as well as Burn the Orphanage, Not My Bag.
B. Clay Moore
Writer of The Vampire Diaries, A+X, Ben 10, JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull, Legends of the Dark Knight.
Recent recipient of the Inkpot Award for Achievement in Comic Arts, Delbo has been an artist in the comics industry for over fifty years, including runs on The Transformers, Thundercats, Detective Comics, and The Superman Family.
Writer of Cable And X-Force, Avengers Arena, The Answer!, Legion Of Monsters and X-Men: Season One.
Artist of Invincible Universe, DC Nation Super Spectacular, Spider-Man, and Teen Titans. Cover artist for FF, Guarding the Globe, and more.
Artist on Batman Beyond, Batman Beyond: Unlimited, and Batman: Arkham Unhinged.
Artist on the upcoming Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell graphic novel, as well as issues of FF, Batman ’66, Batman Black and White. Cover artist for Captain Marvel, Serenity: Leaves on the Wind, Robocop: Last Stand, The Amazing Spider-Man.
New York Times bestselling illustrator of Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birutė Galdikas. Writer on Batman Black and White, colorist on Batman ’66, and cover artist for Adventure Time.
Co-writer on an upcoming run on Detective Comics, writer of Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion, All New Executive Assistant: Iris, The Black Bat, and previously a co-writer and colorist on The Flash.
Artist of Leaving Megalopolis, Red Lanterns, Green Lantern, Green Lantern: New Guardians, Secret Six, Deadpool, Suicide Squad, Batgirl, Exiles, New Excalibur and Aquaman.
Writer for Spawn, Jack Rabbit, and Bungie’s new video game Destiny.
Cover artist for Grimm Fairy Tales, Joe Palooka, Army of Darkness, and penciller for Grifter.
Writer for numerous titles, including Codename: Action, Doc Savage, The Shadow, Edison Rex, The Mysterious Strangers, Masks.
Writer of Batman Beyond 2.0, Nightwing, Masters of the Universe, Deathstroke, Supreme Power, Batman, Detective Comics and Captain America.
Writer of Wolverine and the X-Men, Winter Soldier, Infinity: Against the Tide and Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted, artist of Sledgehammer 44, Django Unchained and the upcoming Southern Bastards with fellow ECCC guest Jason Aaron.
Artist of Iron Man, Red She-Hulk and Hulk, as well as cover artist of Alpha Flight, Uncanny X-Force, Guardians of the Galaxy, Incredible Hulks, Herc and Silver Surfer.
Artist of Adventures of Superman, Superior Carnage, X-Treme X-Men and Silver Surfer. Cover artist of Red Hood and The Outlaws, Green Lantern: New Guardians and Red Lanterns.
Ryan Browne, creator of GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS, appears at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 7:00pm to sign copies of his brand new soft cover collection. Plus their Halloween party will be the same night, bonus points for anyone dressed as one of Browne’s characters!
Aw Yeah Comics
4933 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
Brad Walker, Christian DiBari, and Ryan Browne sign at Alterniverse on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!!
Brad Walker will be here signing, with commissions and sketches for sale. Brad’s work includes; Green Lantern New Guardians (DC), Action Comics (DC), Heroes For Hire (Marvel), Guardians of the Galaxy (Marvel), Secret Six (DC), and more.
Christian DiBari will be here signing, with commissions and sketches for sale. Christian’s work includes; The Warriors (Dynamite Entertainment), Magician: Apprentice, Warhammer 40,000: Exterminatus, Pale Horse (BOOM Studios), and more.
Ryan Browne will be here signing, with commissions and sketches for sale. Ryan is the artist behind our Alterniverse Exclusive Shrugged2 #1 $1 Comic from Aspen Comics. Ryan is an accomplished Illustrator and Horror Artist. Check him our @ZombiePETZ on Twitter.
2510 Route 44 (inside Sycamore Plaza), Salt Point, NY 12578
Ryan Browne signs at Challengers Comics on Friday April 12th from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm!
We’re throwing a party to celebrate the release of GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS: THE COMPLETELY COMPLETE COLLECTION, and unfortunately creator Ryan Browne found out about it, so he’ll be here to sign books and irritate Dal. Beer and wine will be served, which is sure to keep Ryan in a “charming” mood. Attendees will not only be able to get the FIRST copies of the God Hates Astronauts hardcover, but they can get a FREE Challengers exclusive “Ex Libris Challengers” bookplate with each hardcover.
From the creator of “Blast Furnace: Recreational Thief” and “Smoke and Mirrors” comes the ultimate collection of the most outrageous weirdo parody comic on the web, GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS. Imagine a book that is a bizarre mix of “The Venture Brothers”, “Aqua Teen Hunger Force”, “The Tick” and that hilarious Billy Bob Thornton film “The Astronaut Farmer.”
GHA follows the story of a group of incompetent, small-minded, super powered narcissists called “The Power Persons Five” who are hired by NASA to stop all farmers from launching themselves into space in homemade rocket ships. Unfortunately, for NASA, this goal is scarcely even addressed and the book focuses more on extramarital affairs, bank robing owls, big gross swollen heads, ghost cow heads, olde tyme boxers, tigers eating cheeseburgers in the Crab Nebula, buffalo judges and tons of aggressive swearing. Not as much a superhero book as it is a parody of basically everything and a celebration of weird that is jam-packed with references to Robo-Cop and Die Hard.
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Ryan Browne signs at Aw Yeah Comics on Sunday February 3rd!
Ryan Browne (pronounced “Brown”) is a professional comicbookman what does draws and occasionally write his very own funny books. He rose to household status with his non-award winning comic smashsations “God Hates Astronauts” and “Blast Furnace” which are available online at www.godhatesastronauts.com and www.blastfurnacecomic.com
He is currently destroying all expectations and hope with his new book “Smoke and Mirrors” for IDW Publishing. Try not to catch his fever; it is highly-contagious and depressingly incurable.
Aw Yeah Comics
4933 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
Artists Jenny Frison (I, Vampire) and Ryan Browne (God Hates Astronauts) sign at on Satruday <May 5, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Free Comic Book Day!
20523 S. La Grange Road, Frankfort, IL 60423
Challengers hosts Jon Armstrong for a magic show on Thursday, April 12th. Jon will be performing at 8pm, and will be available to meet fans until 11pm. Drinks will be served.
Jon will be joined by his fellow creators of IDW’s new series SMOKE & MIRRORS, writer Mike Costa and artist Ryan Browne. Copies of the first issue will be available for purchase while supplies last.
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Golden Apple Comics hosts a signing on Wednesday March 21, 2012 at 10:30am for Jon Armstrong, Mike Costa, and Ryan Browne, the creators of Smoke & Mirrors
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Challengers hosts a release party for two new series on Saturday, March 24th from 6-10pm: Image’s HOAX HUNTERS and IDW’s SMOKE & MIRRORS. Joining us will be the writers of Hoax Hunters, Steve Seeley and Michael Moreci, and the artist of Smoke & Mirrors, Ryan Browne. Drinks and snacks will be provided.
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647