The long-running Harvey Awards have found a new home with ReedPOP's New York Comic Con. First establsihed in 1988 by Gary Groth, the Harvey Awards ceremony have been held at Baltimore Comic Con for the past 11 years but announced in late 2016 that the partnership between the convention and the Harvey Awards committee had been terminated.
The Harvey Awards will skip a 2017 awards grouping, to get back on track for a 2018 awards ceremony at New York Comic Con.
"We are thrilled to host such an iconic award show during one of the biggest comic events of the year, New York Comic Con," said Lance Fensterman, Global Head of ReedPOP. "We are even more excited to honor the life and work of the late great Harvey Kurtzman here in his hometown, while celebrating the industry's best work."
In place of a awards ceremony this year, New York Comic Con is hosting a reception honoring the legacy of Harvey Kurtzman and the awards which were named after him. This event is scheduled to take place as part of NYCC On October 7 at the Hudson Annex 38.
"My mother, my family, and I are excited and very honored to have the Harvey Awards associated with New York Comic Con. NYCC has grown exponentially over the past decade, and ReedPOP brings with them a team that is experienced in running successful events," said Nellie Kurtzman, daughter of Harvey Kurtzman. "With my father being a lifelong New Yorker, it is only fitting that the awards return to the city where he worked, and the comic book industry was born. In 2018, we all look forward to the reboot of the awards and having the Harveys in the setting of the largest comic book convention in North America."