New York Comic Con
New York Comic Con
The floor of the 2007 Convention.
Status Active Genre Multi-genre Venue Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Location New York City, New York Country United States First held 2006 Organizer Reed Exhibitions, a division of Reed Business Filing status For-profit Attendance 96,000 in 2010 (est.) Official website Official site
The first event was held in 2006 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Organizers stated the attendance was far more than anticipated (with the convention floor even being shut down and exhibitors and convention goers locked out at one point) and that they were arranging to have sufficient space for the 2007 show.
The second annual show was held February 23–25, 2007. While lines were long, the show did not suffer the same problems of the previous year's outing, as the convention organizer was noticeably better prepared and had more than double the space available.
The New York Comic Con is a for-profit event produced and managed by Reed Exhibitions, a division of Reed Business, and is not affiliated with the long running non-profit San Diego Comic-Con, nor the Big Apple Convention, later known as the Big Apple Comic-Con, which is owned by Wizard World.
Location and dates
Dates Location Attendees Notable guests February 24–26, 2006 Jacob Javits Center, NYC 33,000 Kevin Smith, George RR Martin, Frank Miller February 23–25, 2007 Jacob Javits Center, NYC 49,000 Stan Lee, Brian K. Vaughan April 18–20, 2008 Jacob Javits Center, NYC 60,000 Stan Lee, Frank Miller, T.M. Revolution, Paul Barnett, Coheed and Cambria February 6–8, 2009 Jacob Javits Center, NYC 77,000 Dave Gibbons, Joss Whedon, McG, Daniel Dae Kim, Euros Lyn October 8–10, 2010 Jacob Javits Center, NYC 96,000 John Romita Sr., John Romita Jr, Stan Lee October 13–16, 2011 Jacob Javits Center, NYC Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Tom Kenny October 11-14, 2012 Jacob Javits Center, NYC TBA TBA
The New York Comic Con hosts some of the biggest companies and artists in the world of comics, pop art and anime. It features over 400 companies on the main floor, including DC Comics, Marvel Entertainment, Square Enix, Capcom, A.P.N.G. Enterprises and GG Studio, as well as over 300 artists in Artist's Ally. 2010 was the first year to feature the Cultyard, a pavilion for art, design, collectible toys, pop-tech and fashion. The Cultyard has its own section, and feature leaders in the industry including Toy Tokyo, Toyqube, Tokidoki, Elite Gudz, and DKE, as well as artists Tara McPherson, Phetus, and Simone Legno.
Danny Fingeroth at the April 2008 convention.
Artist Jerry Ordway at the April 2008 convention.
Thor writer/artist Walter Simonson at the April 2008 convention.
Identity Crisis artist Rags Morales at the April 2008 convention.
Italian artist Simone Bianchi at the April 2008 convention.
Watchmen photographer Clay Enos at the February 2009 convention.
NEW-GEN Creators J.D. Matonti, Chris Matonti, and Julia Coppola with NEW-GEN Creative Consultant Mark Hamill at October 2011 convention.
- ^ a b Fans Wild for New York Comic Con 2010, Publishers Weekly, Oct 12, 2010 (retrieved 11-8-11)
- ^ "NYCC: Greg Topalian on Saturday's Show". Newsarama. February 26, 2006[dead link]
- ^ "Indie Outreach and More for NYCC 2008", Publishers Weekly, Aug 27, 2007 (retrieved 11-8-11)
- ^ "NYCC Fan FAQs". accessed October 18, 2011.
- ^ Aoki, Deb. "NY Comic-Con and NY Anime Festival to Combine Shows in 2010" About.com. September 10, 2009
- ^ IEM New York Official Site
- ^ Reid, Calvin. "Indie Outreach and More for NYCC 2008". Publishers Weekly. August 28, 2007. Retrieved March 5, 2010.
- ^ Lillard, Kevin. "New York Comic Con". (May 2007) Newtype USA. pp. 96-97
- ^ 2009 details
- ^ a b Reed Exhibitions, "The Cultyard Comes To New York city," 13 July 2010
- New York Comic Con website
- Videos and photos from New York Comic Con 2007
- AMCTV.com's Sci-Fi Department's video coverage of the 2008 New York Comic Con
- Midtown Comics, New York
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