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ReedPOP Cancels 2020 New York Comic Con Physical Event

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The Press Release:
Today, ReedPop – the world’s leading producer of pop culture events – announced that New York Comic Con’s physical event at Javits Center will not take place as intended in 2020, and that they are officially partnering with YouTube on an all-digital event that will bring the excitement, community, and incredible content expected from NYCC directly to fans around the world.

From October 8-11, the New York Comic Con YouTube channel will exclusively live stream panels from leading entertainment brands. Starz will bring the epic American Gods, CBS All Access will feature the legendary Star Trek Universe, DreamWorks Animation will showcase the best of television animation, and Hulu & FX will add to the slate of exciting programming for fans worldwide. More news will be made in the coming weeks about content including premieres, announcements, fan contests and more.
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Announcing The Nominees For The 2018 Harvey Awards

The 2018 New York Comic Con will be here before you know it and this is one of the prestigious honors that is given out based on efforts in the medium and we proudly share the nominees for this years Harvey Awards with our readership.

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The Press Release:
The Harvey Awards today revealed the nominees and new categories debuting at the 30th anniversary celebration of the awards. The new award categories include: Book of the Year, Digital Book of the Year, Best Children or Young Adult Book, Best Adaptation from a Comic Book/Graphic Novel, Best Manga and Best European Book. Voting is now open to eligible industry professionals.

“We are proud to announce the nominees for the new slate of Harvey Awards. By opening up the process to librarians, educators, retailers and more, we believe that we have an accurate representation of this year’s best graphic works,” said Nellie Kurtzman, co-chair of the Harvey Awards Steering Committee.
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Attention: A NY Comic Con 2017 Announcement Is Here!

Hey my fine feathered friends, it’s Saint Patrick’s Day today and that means everyone is going to have a little “luck of the Irish” as I share this broadcast from the desk of NY Comic Con mastermind Lance Fensterman. The massive event will be on sale before you know it and its always something that causes a bit of a feeding frenzy in terms of the ticket purchasing so these details are good to know in advance. Check it out and I’ll return with a couple of thoughts afterward.

“NYCC Fans,

It’s that time of the year again and we’ve got a few NYCC updates for you. (Nah, sorry, no dates for on-sale yet!)

First: We will be requiring Fan Verification again in order to buy a NYCC 2017 ticket or have one purchased for you. Fan Verification will open on April 19, 2017 for anyone who didn’t create a profile last year. Anyone who fills out a Fan Verification profile will have access to the limited quantity ticket on-sale at a later date. If you’re new to NYCC and have questions about this process or just need a refresher, check out our FAQs.

Second: Anyone who created a Fan Verification profile in 2016, your profiles will carry over in 2017. Hip-hip hooray! As an extra thank you, we’re giving fans with NYCC 2016 profiles first crack at a limited number of tickets with a special NYCC 2017 ticket presale. Only fans with NYCC 2016 Fan Verification profiles will be able to purchase tickets during the presale or have one purchased for and assigned to them. Quantities for the presale will be limited and if you’re unable to get the tickets you want, you’ll have another chance during the general on-sale happening at a later date.
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Notice: ReedPOP Fights NY Comic Con Ticket Resellers With New Ticketing Process

Readers of this website know full well about just how much we enjoy attending the massive NY Comic Con that is held each October over at the Javits Center. I’ve attended since 2010 and have made it a point to go for all four days (well, once it became four days) and newer readers to the site can verify this statement HERE for our historical comprehensive coverages. Each year NYCC gets bigger and bigger and with that popularity the level of people scalping tickets for the event for ridiculous prices has grown and now the folks at ReedPOP are aiming to squash this practice as best as possible with a new “Fan Verification” process. The full and massive press release that I received a short time ago can be read below the graphic. Get a cup of coffee or your preferred beverage and get comfortable because this one is a doozy with a lot to absorb.


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The Press Release:
New Fan Verification Process Meant to Stem the Tide of Resellers; Transition of New York Super Week to NYCC Presents Supports Bold Expansion Plans for Show in Manhattan

NORWALK, CT – May 17, 2016 – In true superhero fashion, ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, is taking a stand against the live event industry’s greatest supervillains – ticket resellers. Today, the producer of New York Comic Con announces the introduction of a new Fan Verification process to help limit the amount of resellers and get Tickets into the hands of Fans along with other Ticketing changes. As part of today’s announcement, ReedPOP will also transition the New York Super Week brand to NYCC Presents, representing a shift that will support a broader range of NYCC content throughout Manhattan. New York Comic Con will take place October 6-9, 2016.
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Insert Sad Emoticon Here; There Will Be No Special Edition: NYC for 2016

The timing of this article is a little late but I had the 2016 International Toy Fair for a few days and it really locked out my time to get some stuff out to you but yeah you are reading this correctly, there will be NO Special Edition: NYC for this 2016 year and that’s a shame because it was a lot of fun. It was also under the command of ReedPOP who are the folks that give us the NY Comic Con every year and have been doing so for ten years straight now. It was reported that the 2015 convention attendance numbers had beaten those that were found at the West Coast event Comic-Con International: San Diego and that my friend is pretty bad ass. Recently GSVP of ReedPOP Lance Fensterman was interviewed by Comic Book dotcom and I’ve quoted some of that for you below.

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Here is an excerpt from the interview by ComicBook.com;

“The problem is, there’s not necessarily a place to expand the convention further. The Javits Center in New York got a boost from the addition of a new subway station across the street from it, but it needs more square footage in order to expand. That’s become a central issue for Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. The goal is to expand into more of New York City, with the square footage to spare. I really want to get New York Comic-Con all over the city. We’ve been chipping away at that, with some success,” Fensterman told ComicBook.com in an interview. ” Being in Hammerstein Ballroom and programming content there, great. Getting some of the NYC Super Week events out there,” he said. That’s the goal going forward then. ” We really want to take a big step forward in kind of growing outside of the Javits Center, because that’s the only place we can grow. But really taking that event much more city-wide is a big goal.”
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