New York– May 22, 2014 – Special Edition: NYC just got a little more Marvel-ous. Today ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, announces the comic book publisher will be joining the inaugural event with an onsite booth, all-star panels, exclusive giveaways, and the creation of an exclusive poster. Staying true to the message of the show, this will give fans the unique opportunity to connect with Marvel artists and socialize in exciting new ways. 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. Marvel will be located in booth 302.
The Marvel lineup at this year’s show includes:
MARVEL: All-New Young Guns
Marvel’s newest superstar illustrators – assembled on one stage! Originally launched in 2004, the Young Guns program has shined a spotlight on the best and brightest in the comic book industry early in their careers. Now, join Marvel’s ALL-NEW YOUNG GUNS as they unveil exclusive imagery, explain their methods and influences, discuss how they got into the industry and more! The panel will include:
MARVEL: Next Big Thing
Want to start reading Marvel comics? There’s no better time than Marvel NOW! And there’s no better place to learn about our thrilling and creatively diverse All-New Marvel NOW series than this panel! PLUS – What cataclysmic event begins this September in AVENGERS and NEW AVENGERS? And what exactly is the monumental fall 2014 Avengers and X-Men event, AXIS? You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers! Don’t miss exciting discussion of current and future projects as editors & writers spill the beans on all things MARVEL!
Marvel Unlimited+ MEMBERS ONLY Event
Join Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos as well as Marvel editors and top creators for a private panel discussion of what’s happening inside the Marvel Universe. Get FREE merchandise (while supplies last), sneak peeks of upcoming comics, Q&A Session to answer all your burning questions and more! Marvel Unlimited Plus Members ONLY – show your Member Card or confirmation email at the Marvel Booth for event credentials.
As part of the booth giveaways, Marvel will give fans the opportunity to get their hands on Iron Man masks, All-New Young Guns previews samplers, and Original Sin glow-in-the dark bouncy ball eyeballs. Special Edition: NYC will be the last chance for fans to get one of the original run eyeballs before they transition to a new look in August. The poster, illustrated by the All-New Young Guns artists, features a sextuplet of heroes and villains including Magneto, Scarlet Witch, Rogue, Dr. Strange, Havok, and Medusa. It will be available at select comic book stores and at the Javits Center during the show.
“Special Edition: NYC was created to meet consumer demand for more comic book experiences, while at the same time providing truly unique and interesting experiences,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP.“Marvel’s addition fits the bill and we couldn’t be more excited about the way they’re going to connect with fans. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity.”
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 atthe 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).