Emerald City Comic Con founder Jim Demonakos announced he’s leaving ReedPOP, destination unknown, on a FB post. Demonakos has served as Global Director of Comic Talent for ReedPOP since they acquired the show a few years ago. (ReedPOP in the event company behind NYCC, C2E2, ECCC, and many other fan evens worldwide.) In his statement, Demonakos said […]
Okay, it’s time for my annual post on how to navigate your way to C2E2 at McCormick Place. Once again, it’s in the South Building, so if you attended before… well, then why the heck are you reading this?!? You already know how to get there! But for those who might have forgotten, or wondered […]
ReedPOP, the masterminds behind New York Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, and PAX have officially announced a new event in Seoul! [If you have access to Facebook, you can watch the press conference here!] Comic Con Seoul will be held at COEX in Seoul, August 4-6, 2017. Everything is still under construction online, so we don’t know […]
Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) will now be the official onsite comic grading service for the ReedPOP shows Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) and Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) through 2019. CGC is the company that popularizied “slabbing” the most valuable comics – encasing them in eternal crystaline plastic. They also meticulously grade individual comics up to the […]
Update: A pervious version of this story used the word “purchased” regarding ReedPOP’s invlvement but it is a partnership similar to the one the Harvey Awards had with Baltimore Comic Con. The Beat has learned that ReedPOP, the company that runs New York Comic Con and 28 other pop culture events worldwide, will partner with the Harvey […]
A New York Comic Con tradition, Lance Fensterman and his leadership staff hosted the final panel of New York Comic Con 2016, “NYCC Team Q&A“! We hope that you had an awesome time at NYCC this year! The NYCC Team will sit down with Fans to hear your thoughts on the Show and let you […]
Good news, everyone!
A few days ago ReedPOP announced a new “Fan Verification” system for buying tickets for NYCC. ReedPOP head Lance Fensterman told us the system was in order to combat scalping, but also to get more of a snapshot of who wants to attend New York Comic-Con.
Getting “verified” is key because online sales is the only way to buy NYCC badges this year. In the past there were some on site and retail sales but no more.
Once again, publishers, publicists, booksellers, bibliophiles, and other assorted individuals converged for the annual BookExpo America trade show, held last week. And once again, I joined those 18,000 trades people, returning to Chicago just a month after C2E2. As a change of pace, the show was moved to Chicago (last seen locally in 2004), and […]
This morning, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $1 Billion expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.