Official Press Release
New York Comic Con (NYCC) today announced it will host a special gathering for NYC-area comic fans, creators, and professionals on Wednesday, May 20th from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM at Dave and Busters in Times Square (234 West 42nd Street). This inaugural New York Comic Con Happy Hour will serve as a space for the NYC comic community to chat, network, and interact with the New York Comic Con team. The NYCC Happy Hour is free and open to the public.
"We're very excited to launch our first New York Comic Con Happy Hour," NYCC Show Manager Lance Fensterman said. "The last NYCC was this past February, the next isn't until October 2010, and there's a long time in-between. We don't want to disappear, though, and are planning a series of parties and similar events throughout this year and next to keep New York's comic community engaged."
Dave and Busters will be offering all attendees half-priced drinks until 7:30 PM and half-priced games all night long. Further, attendees will want to be at the party at 8 PM when NYCC hosts its summer kickoff raffle -- with prizes generously donated by partners including Dave and Busters, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Midtown Comics. Raffle prizes include:
$50 Midtown Comics Gift CardMarvel Variant Comics Signed by Editor-In-Chief Joe QuesadaDC Comics Variant ComicsDave and Busters Power CardNew York Comic Con Beach PackThe New York Comic Con will be holding happy hours at Dave and Busters and all summer long, with upcoming events June 10th, July 15th, and August 19th. For more information, visit NYCC's official website (www.newyorkcomiccon.com) and official blog (www.mediumatlarge.net).
ABOUT NEW YORK COMIC CON:New York Comic Con is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Our show floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Our panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. Our screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market place, bringing together the major players in the entertainment industry. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media, and licensing capital of the world -- Gotham City. Further information can be found at newyorkcomiccon.com.
ABOUT REED EXHIBITIONS:The New York Comic Con is operated by Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading events organizer. In 2007, Reed brought together over six million industry professionals from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today, Reed events are held in 38 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia and organized by 39 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a FTSE-100 company and world-leading publisher and information provider. In 2006, Reed Elsevier made adjusted profit before taxation of Ã‚Â£1,052 million on turnover of Ã‚Â£5,398 million.