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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).
Comic artist Ryan Stegman (Wolverine, Superior Spider-Man) will be coming back to Comic Explosion on Saturday February 8th! He’s expected to be there from noon to 2:00 PM. Please stop by and help show this rising star how much his artwork is appreciated!
214 E. Nepessing, Lapeer, MI 48446
Industry legend and Superman Unchained artist Jim Lee will make a special appearance at the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con on June 15th, 2013, along with other industry legend Stan Lee!
Other comic creators attending Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con include Batman artist Greg Capullo, Skottie Young, Humberto Ramos, Ryan Stegman, Rick Remender, Gerry Duggan, and many more! You can find out more info about the show as well as purchase tickets at their website listed below.
Artist Ryan Stegman signs at Phat Collectibles on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
Artist Ryan Stegman signs at Epic Comics on January 18th at 4:00 pm!
Stegman will do 20 FREE sketches for the winners of Epic’s raffle. They will be quick sharpie head sketches, but only 20 lucky people will be able to get them! Raffle begins this Wednesday. You will automatically get one ticket for every copy of Superior Spider-Man you buy, variants get you more tickets, and additional tickets will be sold for $1.
570 N Alafaya Trl, Building C, suite 106, Orlando, FL 32828
Ryan Stegman the artist behind Marvel’s upcoming smash hit Superior Spider-Man signs and sketches at Legacy Comics on January 9th!
5901 McPherson Road, Suite #2B, Laredo, TX 78041
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.
Chris Yost and Ryan Stegman appear on Wednesday January 11, 2011!
Houston, Texas gets a new protector in 2012, and to celebrate Kaine coming to town in SCARLET SPIDER #1 on Wednesday, January 11, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – West Oaks will be holding a welcome party for their incoming hero!
The SCARLET SPIDER creative team of writer Chris Yost and artist Ryan Stegman will be in attendance for this special event where fans will get the opportunity to celebrate Texas style.
Beginning at 12:00 PM and running until 4:00 PM, Yost and Stegman will appear at 8th Dimension Comics & Games in Houston (8475 North Highway 6, Houston, TX 77095) where they will be signing and SCARLET SPIDER #1 will be available.
From there, the action shifts over to the Alamo Drafthouse at 6:30 PM where seating for the event will begin. Attendees will each receive their own copy of SCARLET SPIDER #1 and be treated to a Marvel-themed pre-show on the big screen.
At 7:30 PM, Yost, Stegman and moderator Alan Cerny of Ain’t It Cool News will take to the stage for a panel discussing all things SCARLET SPIDER. Finally, the evening will wind down with selected episodes of “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!” written by Yost himself.
Head over to the Alamo Drafthouse web site now for more info and to reserve your spot as you will not want to miss this unique event on Wednesday, January 11!
Ryan Ottley, Jason Howard, and Ryan Stegman sign at MaximuM Comics on Saturday November 12, 2011 at their Las Vegas location from 11am – 2pm and their Henderson location from 3:30pm – 7pm. They will be signing ONLY, no sketches.
Ryan Ottley amazes us every month with his art on Invincible. This is a great book from Image Comics that you should be reading. We have tons of the Trades and Hardcover editions available at both stores!
Jason Howard who co-created Super Dinosaur with Robert Kirkman and was previously the artist for the Astounding Wolf-Man! We have the books in stock now at both stores!
Ryan Stegman who just finished up Fear Itself: Hulk vs Dracula and one of the covers for The Fearless #1 as well as the upcoming Scarlet Spider! Ryan has also worked on a ton of other books at Marvel. We have a lot of stuff at both stores!
5130 South Fort Apache, Las Vegas, NV 89148
520 S Marks Street, Suite 130, Henderson, NV 89014