REEDPOP OFFERS TICKETS FOR NEW YORK COMIC CON AT SELECT RETAILERS AND ROLLS OUT ROBUST LINEUP FOR INAUGURAL NEW YORK SUPER WEEK
Legendary Writer Neil Gaiman, Super Group X Japan and Others Join New York Super Week to Showcase Music, TV, Film and More
NORWALK, CT – July 31, 2014 – This will be the biggest year in New York Comic Con history and ReedPOP, the world’s largest producer of pop culture events, is rolling out a limited number of tickets for the sold out New York Comic Con at comic book retailers along with special New York Super Week cards next week. This is the last chance for fans to get multi-day passes and gain special access to the show’s events. The ticket rollout also supports the newest addition to the power-packed guest lineup for the week-long New York Super Week festival – legendary writer and creator Neil Gaiman, brought to the stage by NPR’s Ask Me Another.
Midtown Comics will be the epicenter of New York Comic Con’s retailer ticket launch on August 7 giving fans the chance to buy tickets for New York Comic Con and the New York Super Week card at its Midtown Comics Downtown location before rolling out ticket sales to its other stores on August 8. The limit will be four tickets per customer.
Today’s ticket announcement comes as ReedPOP reveals the latest and greatest guest to join the week’s events and activities — renowned comic luminary Neil Gaiman. The prolific Gaiman will appear as the VIP (Very Important Puzzler) at an exclusive New York Super Week edition of NPR’s Ask Me Another, a rambunctious public radio show from NPR and WNYC that blends brainteasers, pub trivia, comedy and music into an evening of hilarity. On October 10 at the 92nd Street Y Kaufmann Concert Hall, host Ophira Eisenberg invites guests and contestants alike to stretch their noggins and tickle their funny bones alongside house musician Jonathan Coulton. The New York Super Week show will be taped for air on public radio stations around the country and available as an NPR podcast.
Gaiman joins a stellar lineup of New York Super Week guests and events including internationally renowned rock icons X Japan, led by co-founder, drummer, pianist and songwriter Yoshiki, who will return to New York City’s Madison Square Garden for their first concert since 2010. Tickets for X Japan’s October 11 concert will go on sale Friday, August 1 at 10:00 AM EDT. Yoshiki will also be on a panel with comic legend Stan Lee at New York Comic Con where they will discuss the pair’s collaborations, including the comic based on Yoshiki – “Blood Red Dragon.”
These new additions round out a growing lineup of superstar participants and programming for New York Super Week that kicks-off with StarTalk Live! hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The week-long festival’s events demonstrate the breadth of international, national and local pop culture, including live recordings of Slate’s Hang Up & Listen podcast, The Big Quiz Thing, Sonic Boom from SEGA, a Doctor Who Trivia and Costume Contest, Nickelodeon Nostalgia Nite, eSports competitions and more.
“The demand has never been higher for New York Comic Con and we’re glad that we can provide more tickets to fans to give them access to the show as well as all the activities happening during New York Super Week,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “New York Super Week is the true evolution of the New York Comic Con experience, the city will be buzzing as the spirit of pop culture sweeps its way through the Big Apple. This line up has been laid out with the sole goal of entertaining the fans and we have a lot more surprises in store.”
New York Super Week will take place October 3-12, leading into the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting convention – New York Comic Con. The New York Super Week card will offer fans access to dozens of special offers including drink specials at venues and bars, discounts to citywide tours and in-store merchandise discounts at retailers including Midtown Comics and Discovery Times Square.
Since ReedPOP’s first event in 2006, the sold out New York Comic Con, the group has sought to dually produce exceptional experiences for passionate audiences and grow the industries surrounding these passions. This philosophy has led to burgeoning attendance, the support of major creators and publishers and partnerships with leading entertainment brands including Lucasfilm (Star Wars Celebration), UFC (UFC Fan Expo) and Penny Arcade (PAX). ReedPOP’s events now reach 600,000 attendees, welcome 3,000 exhibitors, showcase 2,000 guests, and occupy 4,000,000 gross square feet across 15 conventions on four continents around the world.
Additional details about New York Super Week events, guests and sponsors will be revealed in the coming weeks. Please note, the New York Super Week Card is not a New York Comic Con ticket or a ticket to any New York Super Week ticketed events — those must be purchased separately. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.NewYorkComicCon.com or www.NewYorkSuperWeek.com and New York Super Week’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram).
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions, which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime, East and Australia, Star Wars Celebration, Special Edition: NYC, Oz Comic-Con, BookCon and the UFC Fan Expo. In 2013 ReedPOP (has) added Star Wars Celebration Europe and PAX Australia to its rapidly expanding portfolio of international events. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific (including Australia). (www.reedpop.com)