Details and first guests of Special Edition: NYC, ReedPOP’s new slimmer summer show have been revealed. Guests include Alex Maleev, Brian Wood, Charles Soule, Marguerite Bennett, Joe Harris and more to come.

As we noted previously, this show is the same dates as two previously announced local shows. I hope that everyone will consider checking these shows out if they are closer to home as they all have very desirable guest lists.

Today ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events including New York Comic Con, is expanding its event offerings and getting back to its roots with the creation of Special Edition: NYC. Held in the birthplace of comics, –New York City, the inaugural event is scheduled to take place on June 14-15 at Javits Center North.

This new comic book festival will provide fans the opportunity to connect with artists, socialize with fellow collectors in a unique setting and search for those always hard to find back issues. The event is a pure celebration of comic book culture created specifically for die-hard comic book fans, creators and publishers.

From rising stars to living legends, Special Edition: NYC is the place where fans will be able to meet their comic book heroes and get exclusive access to Special Guests from the pages of mainstream, alternative, indie, international and web comics. Artists and creators will also have the opportunity to connect with their fans. Special Guests already scheduled to appear atSpecial Edition: NYC , include: Alex Maleev (Daredevil), Brian Wood (DMZ), Charles Soule (Letter 44), Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Lil Gotham), Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine), Greg Pak (Action Comics), James Tynion IV (Batman Eternal), Jenny Frison (Revival), Joe Eisma (Morning Glories), Joe Harris (The X-Files: Season 10), Kyle Higgins (Nightwing), Marguerite Bennett (Batman Annual #2), Michael Moreci (Hoax Hunters), Mike Norton (Revival), Nick Bradshaw (Wolverine and the X-Men), Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire), Ramon K Perez (Wolverine and the X-Men), Ryan Browne (God Hates Astronauts), Ryan Stegman (Wolverine) and Tim Seeley (Revival).

“New York Comic Con has grown to include so much more than comic books – it is the ultimate pop culture event. Special Edition: NYC will give comic book fans an intimate destination to meet with publishers and special guests,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “Its creation is meeting consumer demand for more comic book experiences and builds upon our mission to provide fans of all kinds the very best in experiential events.”

With more than 130,000 fans in attendance and an estimated $70 million impact on New York City during New York Comic Con 2013, the event has become the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention with the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Fans have been clamoring for a greater specialization on comics, especially in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world – New York City.

Fans can buy tickets starting on Wednesday February 26 at 12:00 PM EST at the Special Edition: NYC site. All upcoming Guest appearances and panel submissions can be found on the website or on the Special Edition: NYC social media pages (Twitter,Facebook & Instagram).


  1. of course, ReedPop makes tickets come out on a day historically that people have not been paid yet. clearly they didnt listen to complaints last year.

  2. Reed doesn’t care about anything except their $$$, note their Wizard World-like tactics with this con and NY Comic Fest, a metro NY show that has long scheduled that Saturday for their inaugural con.

  3. I think it’s ridiculous that ppl on NYCC’s facebook page are frowning and complaining that “so there’s no tv/anime/cosplay/movies?” with a FROWN, asking “it’s just about comics?” Get out of this hobby. There are enough Cons for you, it’s about time to get one for comic books again.

  4. I agree with Vince Keels though; why release tickets Wednesday when most don’t get paid til Friday?? Reed is so desperately out of touch I mean you cant fault them for admitting their a for-profit business but at least don’t make it impossible for ppl.

  5. Why does it matter when ReedPOP starts selling tickets?

    This isn’t San Diego… the tickets will be on sale for months.
    (Maybe the VIP tickets will sell out quickly, but I would wager they will still be available during the coming weekend.)

    NYCC sold out late September last year.

    And folks… It’s $60 for two days. $30 for one. That’s hardly a wallet-buster.

  6. i want goodies and a lounge for the vip im serious give us a room and special status as a vip holder and i shell out for it are u listening lance fenceman

  7. I am a vendor at NYCC since it’s inception, and although I sell Japanese toys, I applaud this move to make a comics-centric show. As a comic book fan myself, shows like SDCC are so far removed from the base of comic books that they shouldn’t even be called “Comic” Con. Having a show that’s comics-related brings the whole concept of a “Comic” Con back to its roots, and although I will be vending at Eternal Con in Long Island that same weekend, I hope that all three shows will come to a mutual agreement to hold them on different days next year so I can vend at two shows, and come as a regular convention-goer for this new NYCC one so I can enjoy getting autographs on my books and meet creators without some idiot wearing wings that span 100 feet across trying to act like some character from a video game and telling me to call him by that name and complaining that something at my booth for $2.00 is going to break his budget.

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