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New York Comic Con Partners with Anime Expo to Debut Anime Fest at NYCC x Anime Expo

ReedPOP has announced that it is partnering with The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) to launch Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo. The four-day event will take place at Pier 94 from October 4-7 and provide fans the ultimate East Coast anime festival and celebration of Japanese pop culture.

Fans will join Japanese guests, prolific artists, and other New York Otaku at a festival of autograph signings, cosplay, Instagram-worthy activations, a curated Artist Alley, live music, and creative Japanese pop culture classes. More surprises will be revealed in the coming months as Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo creates programming and content that brings the best of both worlds into one major anime festival.

Tickets for Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo will go on sale on July 15. Tickets are available to fans with Fan Verification accounts at a discounted rate when they purchase their New York Comic Con badges (or if they’ve already purchased NYCC badges) and will be made available to the general public not attending NYCC as well.

Pricing for badges range from $10-$25 for Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo:

  • Thursday (October 4): $20
  • Friday (October 5): $20
  • Saturday (October 6): $25
  • Sunday (October 7): $25
  • Sunday Kids (October 7): $10
  • Thursday (October 4): NYCC Badge Holder – $15
  • Friday (October 5): NYCC Badge Holder – $15
  • Saturday (October 6): NYCC Badge Holder – $20
  • Sunday (October 7): NYCC Badge Holder – $20
  • Sunday Kids (October 7): NYCC Badge Holder – $5

Five Days of Books

Everyone’s heard of Comic Con be it the San Diego or New York editions, for the non-comic geeks or book nerds there’s ReedPOP’s other pop culture offsprings Book Expo America and Book Con. These two events combine over five days, May 30th to June 3rd, in New York City to give readers a glimpse at upcoming books and a chance to meet their favorite authors.

To be clear the first three days, Book Expo America or BEA, are more for industry folks, giving them a chance to chat and politik, like I did, look for upcoming book reviews as soon as I get a chance to power through my book haul. The last two days, Book Con is for the fans to get a chance to grab autographs and also learn about books on the horizon, and snag some discounted books, I spent a bit more than I needed too.

What follows are my 3 highlights, which can different from someone else’s, so please be kind as I went to panels that sparked my interests.

Day 1 is more for signing in but I was able to squeeze in my first panel, The Graphic Novels You Can’t Miss of 2018, moderated by Publishers Weekly’s Calvin Reid gave me a heads up on a gang of graphic novels that cover several genres; a memoir by David Small (Home After Dark), a new take on food by Blue Delliquanti (Meal), sports stories by Ngozi Ukazu (Check, Please!) and more sci-fi from the mind of Tim Fielder (creator of Matty’s Rocket).

 

On day 2, for whatever reason, odds are my Mom and her politicking, I’ve been in rooms with Congress people and Mayors before, but never a living legend like Congressman John Lewis and I was one of the lucky ones to meet him, Afua Richardson, and Andrew Aydin as they signed samplers of their new book Run.

My last panel for the Con on day 5 was PBS’s The Great American Read with authors Glynnis MacNicol, Yahdon Israel, Veronica Roth, Daniel Jose Older, and host host Lindsay Ellis. This literary showdown pitted American classics against each other in preparation for the eight-part series that explores 100 best-loved American novels chosen from a national survey. I still can’t believe that Harry Potter was the winner of our panel event. To vote or for more information go to PBS.

Of course there were other great panels, filled with authors who were gracious with their wit and insight in a carnival like space with a few Cosplayers, but if you’re a book lover like me you need to find your way to one of these amazing gatherings of book nerds.

 

George Carmona 3rd is an Artist/Writer, former Milestone Media Intern, former DC Comics paper pusher, lifelong comic geek and book lover. He is also the author of  DC Super Friends Joke Book from Penguin Random House. You can find his work at FistFullofArt.com or follow him on twitter at GCarmona3.

Around the Tubes

Tomorrow is new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments. While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Baylor Lariat – Kickstarting a Comic Career: three prominent comic artists visit Baylor – This is cool to see.

ICv2 – ReedPOP Makes Another Big Move, Acquiring EGX Events and Content Network – This is… interesting.

The Beat – GoFundMe Fundraiser to help Marvel colorist Justin Ponsor’s cancer treatment – Chip in and help!

 

Reviews

Comic Attack – Black Panther Annual #1

Talking Comic s- Bloodshot Salvation #1

Comics Bulletin – Postal: Mark #1

Sequart – Prism Stalker #1

ReedPOP Adds MCM Comic Con to Its Family of Conventions

We had word there was going to be a big announcement from ReedPOP after New York Comic Con and there’s a good chance this is it. The convention management company has acquired MCM Comic Con adding not just a convention but a leader in conventions in the United Kingdom. This will take effect immediately.

MCM Comic Con sees 300,000 fans and cosplayers take part in events in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool, and Belfast.

MCM Comic Con premiered in 2002 and was co-founded by Bryan Cooney and began as London Expo rebranding in 2004 as the London MCM Expo (MCM stands for “Movies, Comics, Media”).

Defending the Night, One Beer at a Time.

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Write drunk, edit sober was never a truer statement. With New York Comic Con less than a month away, this past Thursday I journeyed to the far away land of Brooklyn (not really) for the sixth annual launch of the Brooklyn Defender.

Not a comic or Netflix spinoff, the Brooklyn Defender is a specially crafted beer made by Brooklyn Brewery for New York Comic Con and ReedPOP, the organizers behind Comic Con.

For the past few years Brooklyn Brewery and ReedPOP have collaborated on this beer, designing the bottles label by recruiting comic book artists like Cliff Chang, Khary Randolph and Jamal Igle to help create the look of that years Defender. According to the ReedPOP representative Fallon Prinzivalli, this year was a “special year as it’s the sixth time or 6-pack” Defender team-up with Brooklyn Brewery. This year had a departure from previous years as it looks like the art chores were handled in house by Brooklyn Brewery with a retro silver age style, cape, underwear on the outside, and even emphasizing the four color spot process of making comics. As a beer drinker, I love the Brooklyn Brewery brand and I’m generally ok with the Defender beers, I found this year’s crisp, flavorful and light, a definite step up from a solid beer, the Brooklyn Defender gets 4 capes.

Ms. Prinzivalli also told me that “for the first time ever we have a couple of backdrops and props that people are going to be creating their own story of them defending beer with their friends. So then we’ll have a giant fan going that you can stand in front of and you can pretend that you’re flying through the clouds of New York City.” In addition to the Instagram contest, there was also a raffle and cosplay contest, with winners taking home 3 day passes to Comic Con.

Fans who were lucky enough to make it onto the rsvp list were also treated to free pizza from local pizzeria Sizzle Pizza, cake, and of course a bottle of the latest batch of the Defender beer.

Brooklyn Defender can be found all around New York Comic Con which runs October 5-8th, but will still be available well after.

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day! What are you planning on getting? What looks good? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

Vice – Take That, Adolf! How Comics Mocked the Nazis and Fueled Racism – A really interesting article on some comic history.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Lee Lai’s lovely advice – Free comics folks! Take advantage!

The Guardian – Harper Lee estate endorses To Kill a Mockingbird graphic novel – Very interesting and a little surprising this hasn’t happened sooner.

The Beat – Chris D’Lando lands at ReedPOP to work on C2E2 – A great hire by ReedPOP!

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

The Beat – Roughneck

New York Comic Con Eliminates 3 and 4 Day Tickets

New York Comic Con sent out a flurry of emails today in anticipation of New York Comic Con 2017. The convention sent out Fan Verification emails to those who already have accounts. The profiles are a must for purchases and helped curtail scalping during last year’s convention. For those without profiles, they’ll be able to create one on April 19 and it’s needed if you hope to purchase tickets for this year’s convention. Fans with a 2016 profile will get a chance to pick up a limited number of tickets before the general sale.

The biggest news is that the convention will NOT be selling 3-day and 4-day tickets, there will ONLY be single day tickets. The reason for this is the Javits Center is under construction which is causing the convention to have less space than usual and by selling individual tickets they hope to get as many people into the show as possible.

The date for ticket sales has not been announced yet but will take place on a weekend. New York Comic Con 2017 takes place October 5-8.

Image Comics Founders Reunite at ECCC 2017 to Celebrate 25 years

Image Comics and ReedPOP have announced that original Image Comics company founders Todd McFarlane, Jim Valentino, Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Marc Silvestri, and Whilce Portacio will reunite at Emerald City Comicon 2017 to celebrate the company’s milestone 25th anniversary. The panel will be moderated by Walking Dead creator and Image Comics partner, Robert Kirkman.

The Image Comics founders will come together for a very special ECCC panel on Friday, March 3rd from 1:00–2:30 PM. The panel will focus on the origin story of the company when, 25 years ago, a group of comics artists looked at the difference between what they were capable of and what they were being given, and left the promise of steady work for new pastures. The result was Image Comics, which has grown from an upstart group to a comics publisher that has changed the course of the industry. Image’s 25th anniversary year begins with this special event, a rare gathering that is not to be missed.

Following the panel, there will be an exclusive signing with the Image Comics founders in the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel located next door to the Washington State Convention Center from 3:00–4:30 PM. ECCC will coordinate a ‘lottery system’ where badge-holding fans will submit their names and a lucky 300 fans will win a limited edition poster and admission to have it signed by the founders. Lottery applications are open on the Emerald City Comicon website until February 21st.

On February 1, 1992 seven comics superstars Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino came together to form their own company that would change the landscape of comics forever. Current partners McFarlane, Valentino, Kirkman, Larsen, and Silvestri collectively have brought creator-owned comics to the forefront of industry change and, after 25 years of amazing storytelling freedom, Image Comics celebrates the milestone anniversary all year long with ongoing promotions, events, and festivities.

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