Inside Fan Verification: now you need a cell phone to buy New York Comic Con tickets


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.

Four Days in Bookland: BookExpo, BookCon Chicago 2016

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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 […]

Vienna Comic Con 2015: Day One: Saturday


We arrived back at the convention center bright and early, and were pleasantly surprised to discover that the press room was serving breakfast! After a brief tutorial on the Jura coffee maker (no… not a “coffee maker”… a “coffee juke box”!), I had a nice cup of normal (black) coffee with crema, and a few slices […]

Vienna Comic Con 2015: Friday, Day Zero

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[Please tolerate any typos… this is being typed on a European laptop…  z and y are switched, thereäs all sorts of rearranged characters, and the spellcheck is Deutsch.] ReedPOP is hosting their first Vienna Comic Con this weekend! Looking at the calendar, this coincided with my annual ten-day Thanksgiving vacation (which uses only three vacation […]

NYCC’15: Another Attendance Record Smashed! (But how do you fit more people inside Javits?)


Forbes reports on New York Comic Con’s record attendance: If you spent any time at all at New York Comic Con last weekend, you know there were lots and lots and LOTS of people crowding the Javits Center on the west edge of Manhattan. Official attendance numbers now confirm that observation. ReedPop just confirmed to […]

NYCC’15: “NYCC Team Q&A” Listens to the Fans’ Criticisms, Concerns, and Comments

A con tradition, ReedPOP schedules a final panel at New York Comic Con where the main staff gathers to listen to concerns from attendees. This year, the panel consisted of Lance Fensterman (Senior Global Vice President), Mike Armstrong (Event Director), MK Goodwin (Content Manager), Jackie  Williams (Marketing Director), and Kristina Rogers (Event Manager). (Shown, right to left, above.) […]

NYCC’15: ReedPOP Rings the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange

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From the New York Stock Exchange calendar: The New York Stock Exchange welcomes representatives from ReedPOP to ring the NYSE Closing Bell® to celebrate the launch of New York Super Week and New York Comic Con in New York City from October 5-11. New York Comic Con is the largest pop culture convention in America, […]