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.
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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