We’re incredibly pleased to announce our coverage and presence at Reed-Pop’s Special Edition: NYC! Taking place on July 14th and 15th, this purely comic con promises, “an intimate event that is focused solely on the art, creation and culture of comic books.” The convention will feature several well known comic artists and writers as well as vendors and panels with whom we can celebrate comic culture with hopefully less crowds and lines.
This con is especially exciting given that every year we see our conventions taken over more and more by a film and tv presence. Attendees can get an autograph from their favorite Walking Dead star while picking up that back issue they’ve been searching for, so it’s not intrinsically a bad thing. I certainly didn’t complain about getting first looks at the next Arkham game. But somehow, it feels a little like we’ve been taken in with the glitz and glam of a Hollywood appearance at our comic conventions, and we’ve lost some of the point and more of the ownership.
It will be really interesting to see how this con unfolds as well as the fans it will attract. Many save up all year to travel hundreds of miles to attend NYCC in October( also hosted by Reed-Pop), so hopefully enough fans will be able to support the running of two conventions.
So, if you’re into comics and can get your butt to NYC in July, make sure you get tickets to the Jacob Javits Center North so we can talk, live and love comics!