A NY Comic Con Alert: ComiXology @ New York Comic Con 2017

As I continue my own preparation for this weeks NY Comic Con, I am sharing the briefs from some of the companies that will be on point and should be investigated. This here post will line out the goings on with the folks at ComiXology. Check it out.

The Press Release:
Fans to join #TeamComics and become Comic Book All Stars at the comiXology photo booth in Hall 1E. Fans To Take Photos With Their Favorite Creators Including Scott Snyder, Marjorie Liu, Sanford Greene, Jeremy Whitley, Katie Cook, Dustin Nguyen And More!

ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping and reading service, revealed their 2017 New York Comic-Con plans today, with a fan-centric Comic Book All Star Trading Cards photo booth that let’s comic fans take pictures with their favorite creators, sponsoring Artist Alley and topping it all off with a 10th Anniversary Party on Friday open to all.

Placing the spotlight on fans, comiXology is putting a twist on their popular trading card promotion with this year’s Comic Book All Star photo booth. Fans now have the opportunity to get their photo taken with their favorite comic book creators during specified times, or take a solo photo all weekend long, and join #TeamComics. Whether posing with creators, solo, or with a friend, this photo opportunity is a celebration of comics culture. Participants will receive a print of the photo and also their card digitally to share via social media.

“We’ve had incredible success with our Comic Book All Stars Trading Cards. Now we’re putting the focus on fans to show our appreciation by making them a part of our Comic Book All Stars Trading Cards,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “Everyone loves a selfie, especially one with glamorous lighting, right? I encourage fans to stop by our trading card photo booth to take their photo and pose with the talented people who craft the stories we love.”

On Friday October 6th, comiXology invites all fans and professionals to come celebrate at its 10th Anniversary Party. The party kicks off at 9pm at Tir na nÓg, 315 West 39th St., New York, NY 10018 and goes on until midnight with an open bar and appetizers (first come first served).

New York Comic Con takes place in New York City October 5th – 8th at the Javits Convention Center with comiXology exhibiting at booth AAB1 in comiXology sponsored Artists Alley, found in it’s new location, Hall 1E. In addition, comiXology will be hosting three panels at this year’s convention with fun giveaways at each panel. The company will be announcing the schedule for creator photo opps via comiXology’s social media and Tumblr closer to the convention.

The Comic Book All Stars Collectible Trading Cards were made popular with Comic Book All Stars Series 1, a set of 26 cards that were given away in July 2016 at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Series 2, a set of 31 cards given away in October 2016 at New York Comic-Con, and Series 3, a set of 35 cards given away in July 2017 at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As previously noted, I’m keeping the side dialogue to a minimum based on my own convention preparations but I guess that there will NOT be a series of cards for the NYCC since they didn’t mention it. Oh well, I really enjoyed my second series that I scooped up last year. If you are going to the convention some of the artists and writers might have these cards at their tables and if you ask nicely will give you one. I don’t know if you are using the ComiXology app on your mobile device yet, but I am on my Kindle Fire and have mostly downloaded the free offerings. I am more a fan of the physical comic book to the electronic means but their process has sure helped with some reviewing of the recent stuff. Be sure to download this app and of course the NY Comic Con one before you forget and wander the massive Halls of Javits lost and without direction. The countdown continues.

Official Website: http://www.comixology.com

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