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Date: 06-08 Feb 2009
Location: New York, New York

George Pérez appeared as a guest only on Friday, February 6th

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    art George Perez at NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2009
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    SPIDER-MAN (07 Feb 2009)
    art by Perez, colors by T Smith at NYCC 2009


    GEORGE PEREZ with KID FLASH at NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2009 (06 Feb 2009), photo by Jill Pantozzi

    BEAST (2009), 3 Minute sketch by George Pérez at NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2009 (06-08 Feb 2009), from Brauny.

    HUMAN TORCH (2009), sketch by George Pérez at NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2009 (06-08 Feb 2009), from Brauny.

    SILVER SURFER (2009), 3 Minute sketch by George Pérez at NY COMICCON 2009 (06-08 Feb 2009), from Brauny.

    THE THING (2009), sketch by George Pérez at NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2009, from Christopher Boyle.

    GREEN ARROW (2009), 3 Minute sketch by Pérez at Ny COMIC-CON 2009 (06-08 Feb 2009), from Christopher Boyle.

    GREEN LANTERN  (2009), art by George Pérez at NYCC 2009 from Chad  Garrett

    New York Comic-Con Ranks #2 in NYC Events

    posted May 8, 2009 2:19 PM by vu sleeper


    NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2009 (06-08 Feb 2009)

    New York Comic-Con Ranks #2 in NYC Events
    Friday, May 8, 2009

    The New York Comic-Con (NYCC) is now the second biggest event in New York, according to Crain’s New York Business. This year the show, which had 77,000 attendees, beat out the New York City Marathon by 2,000 guests for the second spot. The New York National Boat Show came in fourth place, the spot NYCC occupied last year.

    The New York International Auto Show, a perennial in the top spot, was far and away the number one attraction with an estimated 1,000,000 attendees.

    For 2010 and going forward, the NYCC has moved to a fall schedule beginning with October 8-10, 2010.

    Pizza time with George Perez
    posted Feb 10, 2009 10:45 PM by vu sleeper


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    George Perez

    Pizza time with George Perez
    Posted by David Torres Tuesday February 10, 2009 7:12 pm

    I am a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx. We have a large list of alumni who have gone on to bigger and better things. Some of these people include Regis Philbin, Martin Scorsese, and comic book legend George Perez.  My brother Danny is an art teacher there and he informed me a few months back that the school was able to secure George Perez to come in and do a talk with the art students of the school. My brother told me to come in and meet him.

    Prior to meeting Mr. Perez at my old high school, I first met him at the NY Comic Con. In my blog about the Con, I mentioned that I was going to get a bunch of books signed and graded by CGC and I got my copy of “Crisis on Infinite Earths” #7 signed by Mr. Perez.

    On Monday, Mr. Perez arrived at the school where he was greeted outside of my brother’s classroom with a display of reproductions of numerous comic book covers of his work through the years - some of the covers that were reproduced were used from my collection.

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    Perez Video Interview on Newsarama
    posted Feb 10, 2009 5:38 PM by vu sleeper

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      NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2009 (06-08 Feb 2009)
    George did a video interview with Newsarama.

    Nearly 77,000 Fans Attended NYCC
    posted Feb 9, 2009 9:50 AM by vu sleeper


    NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2009 (06-08 Feb 2009)

    'Fantasy Economy' Up at NYCC
    Nearly 77,000
    Published: 02/09/2009 01:59am

    Nearly 77,000 (unique) fans thronged the Jacob Javits Center in New York over the weekend for New York Comic Con, smashing last year’s record (see “NYCC Rocks”) with over 15% growth.  Saturday tickets sold out despite a bigger space than last year’s, and Friday and Sunday were also both busy.  As a harried Bob Chapman of Graphitti Designs told us while doing land office business on Saturday afternoon, “Inside these walls the ‘fantasy’ economy is perfect.  Outside the doors of the convention the economy sucks.”


    “We were thrilled with the crowd, and think we delivered,” Lance Fensterman, the Reed VP in charge of NYCC told us on Sunday night after the show closed.  “We thought if we built something that was worthy, the fans would reward us with their tightly kept dollars, and I’m really proud that our team built something that was worth those dollars.  On the other side, the exhibitors trusted us to build their business and it paid off.”

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    Perez Only Appeared on Febuary 6th?
    posted Feb 9, 2009 9:42 AM by vu sleeper


    NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2009 (06-08 Feb 2009)
    nerdgasm, day 3
    Posted by grifter at 8:34 PM Sunday, February 8, 2009

    came in late today, and still had to be shepherded thru the holding area. WTFF??

    anyway, still made it in good time; my choices haven't started signing yet. but that's only because ... i kinda put the DC booth on the low priority. the 3 PM Geoff Johns signing was the only one i intended to go to. unfortunately, George Perez was nowhere on the list, which pretty much made 4 big books in my backpack a little more than deadweight (thanks a lot, DC). i gotta change that.


    bummer: no George Perez!!! if i knew beforehand that he was gonna appear only on Friday, i woulda brought my Perez books now, wouldn't i?? damn you, DC!

    to save some pride, i got colorist Tom Smith for JLA/Avengers (and then completely forgot about Infinite Crisis), and Ordway for IC and CoIE. Infinity Gauntlet came home empty (it already had a Starlin signature from years ago). those four books were already like a third of my body weight.

    David Torres' Time at the NY Comic Con
    posted Feb 9, 2009 12:11 AM by vu sleeper


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    My Time at the NY Comic Con
    Sunday February 8, 2009 8:32 pm
    Posted by David Torres Categories: Conventions, Editorials

    This weekend was the 4th annual New York Comic Con (NYCC).


    I got two other books signed at the convention. I got “Batman: The Cult” #1 signed by Jim Starlin and I got “Crisis on Infinite Earths” #7 signed by George Perez. Perez and I have something in common as we both graduated from the same high school: Cardinal Hayes High School.  Cardinal Hayes will be celebrating the work of George Perez on February 9th.  My older brother is a teacher there and he said he’d get me in.  I can’t stay the whole day because I couldn’t get off for work.  If anything interesting happens, I’ll write about it.

    Photo and Art From NY Comic-Con
    posted Feb 8, 2009 8:15 PM by vu sleeper


    NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2009 (06-08 Feb 2009)

    BEAST (2009), 3 Minute sketch by George Pérez at NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2009 (06-08 Feb 2009), from Brauny.

    HUMAN TORCH (2009), sketch by George Pérez at NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2009 (06-08 Feb 2009), from Brauny.

      SILVER SURFER (2009), 3 Minute sketch by George Pérez at NY COMICCON 2009 (06-08 Feb 2009), from Brauny.

    THE THING (2009), sketch by George Pérez at NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2009, from Christopher Boyle.

    GREEN ARROW (2009), 3 Minute sketch by Pérez at Ny COMIC-CON 2009 (06-08 Feb 2009), from Christopher Boyle.

    JLA/Avengers #3 Original Art Mishap
    posted Feb 8, 2009 1:42 PM by vu sleeper


    NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2009 (06-08 Feb 2009)
    JLA/ AVENGERS #3 JLA/AVENGERS #3 (Nov 2003)

    NYCC LIVE: Sunday Conversation with Dan DiDio
    by Shaun Manning, Staff Writer
    Sun, February 8th, 2009 at 9:23AM PST

    Welcome to Day 3 of CBR's live coverage from the New York Comic Con. Dan DiDio is hosting his regular Sunday conversation this afternoon, and we will be bringing you live updates throughout the hour. Hit "refresh" to see where the conversation goes.


    Dan Slott and Tom Brevoort then joined the panel. "Dan Slott is hear to explain 'Final Crisis' #7," DiDio joked.

    DiDio went down the panel for exciting cover choices. "I like a symbolic cover," Carlin said, after joking that he likes "covers where everything is spelled correctly--as the editor who spelled Metropolis wrong on a cover..."

    Brevoort said he was most excited by the cover of "JLA/Avengers" #3, which featured every Leaguer and every Avengers. George Perez apparently sold the art almost immediately, and requested Marvel to send him the art back. An intern, however, packed a Xerox. "George called back, his voice was three octaves higher!" Brevoort said.

    The Nerdy Bird flies around NYCC, Day 1
    posted Feb 7, 2009 1:17 PM by vu sleeper


    NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2009 (06-08 Feb 2009)

    GEORGE PEREZ with KID FLASH at NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2009 (06 Feb 2009), photo by Jill Pantozzi
    The Nerdy Bird flies around NYCC, Day 1
    by Jill Pantozzi, Contributor
    Sat, February 7th, 2009 at 10:59AM PST

    Ahh, the smell of sweaty geeks in the morning. I know it well. You do too if you're a frequent visitor of comic book conventions. It's something we all must grin and bear, for we are the dedicated. The devoted. The sometimes wacky. We are comic book fans.

    This is the fourth New York Comic Con, and the third I've successfully attended (Don't mention the first, I'll probably cry). A few things have changed since last year. Most importantly, all the panels have been moved to the right side of the building. That doesn't sound like a big deal, but after two years of getting familiar with your surroundings it's hard to make yourself head in the correct direction. Even in my speedy wheelchair, I was late to the first panel I planned on attending - Dark Horse Comics.


    It was very casual, and I'm expecting a lot more people at tomorrow's DC Universe panel, but I like it this way. Fans getting to question creators and getting immediate answers. Geoff Johns should just record himself saying, "Blackest Night" to save himself some effort. Nine times out of ten, that will be his answer, so think hard before you waste your question. My sympathies go out to Dan Didio who was dedicated enough to wear a shirt for each color of the Lantern spectrum in the already stuffy room. He took one off each time the emotion suited him. The coolest part of this panel for me was getting to see such amazing talents like Greg Rucka, James Robinson and George Perez for the first time.

    Perez Not on All-Star
    posted Feb 7, 2009 12:50 PM by vu sleeper


    NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2009 (06-08 Feb 2009)
    NYCC 09: DC's Nation Panel News
    DC hosts a packed Friday evening panel. All the latest details from the show.
    by Richard George

    February 6, 2009 - In the depths of winter, convention season has returned. It's time for fans to connect with the industry and time for comic book publishers to come out of hiding and unveil their latest, greatest projects. Kicking off the season this year is the 2009 New York Comic-Con, and IGN is here in full force. It might be cold enough to hurt your eyes, but that won't stop our team from bringing you the biggest announcements and all the new art we can dig up.

    Marvel and DC both have a variety of panels planned. Marvel kicks off the first day of the show with panels dedicated to War of Kings, Dark Reign and the X-Men. Cup of Joe and a panel focusing on the company's 70th anniversary are also scheduled. DC focuses on Superman as well as its traditional "DC Nation" panel on the first day and shifts to Batman and the larger DC Universe later in the weekend. On the movie front we know Pixar is here with over half of its next film, Up. Presentations for Friday the 13th, Terminator Salvation and Watchmen are planned as well. TV highlights should include Dollhouse and Fringe, just to name a couple. As we hear the information, we'll pass it along. Want to see everything we've got? Be sure to check out our Comic-Con index by clicking here. Stay tuned for more soon!

    Panel kicks off with introductions. George Perez. Geoff Johns. Bob Wayne. James Robinson. Greg Rucka. Eddie Berganza. Ian Sattler. Sterling Gates.


    George Perez on All-Star? No, but hopefully something big.

    Newsarama Reports DC Nation Panel
    posted Feb 7, 2009 10:08 AM by vu sleeper



    NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2009 (06-08 Feb 2009)
    NYCC '09 - DC Comics' 'DC Nation' Panel
    By Albert Ching posted: 06 February 2009 07:03 pm ET

    It’s the first DC Nation panel (the publisher’s Q&A-heavy convention staple) of the year at 2009’s first major show, and it’s also the first DC-wide panel since a certain mini-series titled Final Crisis wrapped. There should be some stuff to talk about, no?

    Held at 7:15 p.m., a quarter-hour after the New York Comic Con exhibit hall closed, a packed crowd — standing attendees dotted the meeting room’s walls — awaited some shreds of info on the latest happenings of the DC Universe (or some attention paid to their various gripes.

    Led, as usual, by DC Universe Senior VP/Executive Editor Dan DiDio, the panel also included legendary penciler George Perez (who received claps from the crowd when he arrived first; ”For once, I’m early,” the artist said), VP of Sales Bob Wayne, Senior Story Editor Ian Sattler (“He’s going to explain to you all the minute details not in Final Crisis,” DiDio joked), Final Crisis/Blackest Night editor Eddie Berganza and writers Greg Rucka, James Robinson, Sterling Gates, and Geoff Johns.


    DiDio then brought a fan in a Kid Flash outfit up to the dais to pose for a picture with George Perez. The fan asked about the future of Bart Allen: "He'll be in the 31st century in Legion of Three Worlds," said Johns, adding that he'll be back in the Flash universe as of Flash: Rebirth.

    "If Wally West is just going to be in Titans and guest starring in Flash, aren't you basically making him Kid Flash again?" "Who said those would be the only books he'd be in," asked Sattler.

    Official Announcement, Wolfman Joins the 'DC Universe Online' Team
    posted Feb 7, 2009 10:00 AM by vu sleeper


      NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2009 (06-08 Feb 2009)
    The super scribe signs on to add his creative flair to the highly anticipated gaming experience
    By Steve Sunu Posted 2/6/200

    Sony Online Entertainment came out with guns blazing at the New York Comic-Con by announcing that DC Comics legend Marv Wolfman (The New Teen Titans) had been brought onto the project to write and flesh out its online version of the DC Universe. Wizard spoke to Wolfman about his involvement (and excitement) with DC Universe Online.

    WIZARD: How did you get involved in DC Universe Online?
    WOLFMAN: Obviously in one way or another, I've been involved with DC since 1967 when I wrote my very first story for them as a pre-born baby. In the last couple of years, I've been writing a lot of video games for various companies, and the cross-pollination seemed to make sense in a lot of ways–most of the games that I've done have been DC driven in one fashion or another. The idea that I would be working on a video game made sense. The fact that it was an MMO made even more sense, because you can actually get into the characters themselves and do grand adventures as if you were in the various cities. As a game player, I thought this would be beautiful.

  • Writer Marv Wolfman joins DC Universe Online team

  • Wonder Woman Animated Premiered at NY Comic-Con with Panel
    posted Feb 7, 2009 9:55 AM by vu sleeper


    WONDER WOMAN DVD (Mar 2009)
    NYCC '09 - Wonder Woman Animated Premiere & Panel
    By Sarah Jaffe posted: 07 February 2009 12:23 am ET

    Wonder Woman is a cultural icon as much as she is a comic book character, and her popularity led to long lines outside the IGN Theater at the New York Comic Con Friday evening waiting on the screening of the first Wonder Woman animated feature.

    Animation for adults has a long tradition outside of the U.S., but it has yet to catch on in a big way in this country. Films like this could do a lot to change that, drawing on the anime tradition and its style of action without mimicking the art style. Its action was well-done, slick and speedy with plenty of violence and explosions but still PG (though the sex jokes might go over the heads of kids).

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    New On-Going Series "Aventure Comics" Features Character from Legion of 3 Worlds
    posted Feb 6, 2009 11:22 PM by vu sleeper


      NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2009 (06-08 Feb 2009)
    The creative team for the new DC Comics ongoing series revealed!
    By Jim Gibbons and Kevin Mahadeo Posted 2/6/2009

    Just announced at DC's "Superman: Building a Better World" panel, the team behind this week's "Origins and Omens" back-up story in Adventure Comics #0–writer Geoff Johns and artist Francis Manapul–will be the creative team on the new and ongoing Adventure Comics.

    The series will feature an as-yet-unrevealed character, focus on the Legion of Super-Heroes and will spin directly out of the Geoff Johns written and George Perez penciled Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds.

    Issue #1 comes out in June.

    Scroll down to view a page of the Johns/Manapul "Origins and Omens" back story, featured in Adventure Comics #0.
    Perez Watches Over NY Comic-Con
    posted Feb 6, 2009 10:37 PM by vu sleeper


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    NYYC:DC Nation
    posted by yusuf madhiya Feb 6, 2009 8:56 PM [ updated a minute ago by vu sleeper ]
    Feb 6, 2009 10:51 PM


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    NYYC: DC Nation
    by Andy Khouri, Editor Fri, February 6th, 2009 at 4:23PM PST

    Welcome to CBR's live coverage of the DC Comics' DC Nation panel at New York Comic Con. Panelists include Peter Tomasi, Geoff Johns, Sterling Gates, James Robinson, Greg Rucka, Eddie Berganza, Ian Sattler, Bob Wayne and George Peréz. The panel is moderated by Dan DiDio.


    How does George Peréz feel about the sequels to "Crisis on Infinite Earths?"

    George Peréz: When I first found out about "Infinite Crisis," it was very flattering. I may not agree or understand a lot of what has been going on. But to have that kind of impact -- that they still remember it! Even if they change every single thing Marv Wolfman and I did in "Crisis," it's the starting point. After a quarter of a century since drawing that book, it's very flattering that it's still worth addressing. Every time there seems to be a "Crisis" book, they approach me to doing something. I'm very grateful. However it turns out, love it or hate it, my name is always going to be next to that asterisk somewhere. I'm grateful they're keeping me alive!

    Win Private Reception and Art with George Perez
    posted Jan 29, 2009 6:39 PM by vu sleeper


    Personal time and a rollickin’ 3-minute sketch!


    NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2009 (06-08 Feb 2009)
    Master artist George Pérez will be at the New York Comic Con Feb. 6-8. But YOU can soak up your Pérez magic away from the teeming masses in a relaxed, private environment—and get a George Pérez original all at the same time! And proceeds benefit The Hero Initiative, the charity dedicated to helping comic creators in medical or financial need!

    Join comic art legend George Perez in a relaxed, private room environment where only 20 fans will be admitted! George's collaborator Bob Wiacek will be on hand as well. You can bring up to five books to be autographed by George (and Bob, so dig out those Brave and Bolds) and CGC will have a Signature Series witness on site if you wish to get autographed books certified by CGC in their Signature Series. PLEASE NOTE: CGC’s Signature Series service is a separate cost you pay direct to CGC. See for details. A portion of proceeds raised from books submitted for the CGC Signature Series from this signing will go towards the Hero Initiative.

    Best of all, in the tradition of Hero's rollickin' The 3-Minute Sketchbook, George will do a 3-minute sketch of a character of your choice on site!

    Tickets are available at $100 each with a STRICT limit of two tickets per person! All purchases of quantities greater than two WILL be disqualified, and you may purchase only quantity 1 or quantity 2.

    This event will take place in a private room at the New York Comic Con at noon on Saturday, February 7, 2009.

    Here’s the five Ws.
    WHO: George Pérez, Hero Initiative Board members and artist of JLA/Avengers, Legion of Three Worlds, The Brave and the Bold, Teen Titans, and many, many more of your favorite comics!

    WHAT: A private appearance with George. Only 20 people will be admitted, maximum two tickets per buyer. Each ticket is good for five signatures and a three-minute sketch!

    WHY: Because George is a jolly good fella, and he believes in and supports The Hero Initiative!

    WHERE: The reception will be at The New York Comic Con at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, NY.

    WHEN: Saturday, February 7, 2009 at high noon!

    • Please come to the Hero Initiative booth (#1865) at the New York Comic Con by NO later than 11 AM on Saturday, February 7 (Friday is fine, as is earlier on Saturday). Bring your PayPal receipt and photo ID to claim your ticket. See Michael Finn at the booth; he’ll be coordinating the event.
    • Please return to the Hero Initiative booth (#1865) at the New York Comic Con by NO later than 11:45 AM on Saturday, February 7, and we’ll get this party started, as the kids say!

    Q: What will George draw on? Do you provide anything?
    A: George will have pencils, pens, markers and the like, but you must bring your OWN material for him to draw on. We suggest a sketchbook, comic backing board or the like. Remember—it’s a three-minute sketch!

    Q: Do I need to buy a ticket to get into this here convention thing you keep talking about?
    A: Yep, and we suggest you check for ticketing and all other convention info.

    Q: Can George sign ten items? Bless my baby? Do the Funky Chicken with me? Go out for a round of cocktails? Beat up my big brother for me? Sweep out a bar in Freehold, NJ if I have a ticket?
    A: No, no, no, no, no, and no. Alas and alackaday, we gotta get everyone through in a timely fashion here. Okay, he’ll bless a baby. It works best if you’re Catholic, ’cause George is, too!

    Q: Is this tax deductible?
    A: Yes, to the extent allowed by law. The Hero Initiative is a non-profit organization recognized by the federal government under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue code.

    Q: Okay, what’s that mean?
    A: We cannot legally give tax advice. According to IRS regulations, we cannot determine the value of this donation. That is between you and your accountant. According to the IRS, the amount of deduction is based on the price that a "willing buyer" will pay for your item. Your PayPal receipt doubles as your donation receipt, and will specify when your donation was made and what was paid.

    Q: Why are you guys so hyped up on this “three minute” deal?
    A: ’Cause of The 3-Minute Sketchbook, a great book Hero published that features over 100 sketches by 100 top artists all done in three minutes or less! It’s super-cool, and copies will be available for sale for a mere $10 both at the Hero booth at the con and at the Pérez event. Check it out!

    This auction is a benefit for The Hero Initiative, the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays' creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and entrée back into paying work.

    For more information, visit or call 818-997-6114.

    NOTE: The 3-Minute Sketchbook cover shown here is merely representative art, and not part of this auction.

    Buy It Now price:     US $100.00
    Shipping:    Pickup only - see item description for details
    Ships to:    Will arrange for local pickup only (no shipping).
    Item location:    NEW YORK, NY, United States

    Perez's Booth at NY Comic-Con
    posted Jan 29, 2009 1:45 PM by vu sleeper [ updated a minute agoJan 29, 2009 1:50 PM ]

    From Contact

    NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2009 (06-08 Feb 2009)
    will asks:
    i was just curious if you knew what table george is gonna be at, during the nycomiccon?

    Perez replies:
    To answer the question that you sent to the George Pérez website:
    I will be at the Hero Initiative Booth pretty much the whole convention, except when I have to do interviews or panels. Hopefully, there will be a schedule printed at the booth.
    Stop by and say hi!

    Take care,

    NYCC ‘09 | Counting down
    posted Jan 14, 2009 8:29 PM by vu sleeper


    NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2009 (06-08 Feb 2009)
    NYCC ‘09 | Counting down
    Posted on January 14, 2009 - 01:53 PM by JK Parkin

    nycc_no_4_thWith the New York Comic Con coming up in a few short weeks, we’ll be collecting and posting information on the various things you can do and see while at the show. So this will be the first of many. 

    If you’re a publisher, creator, retailer or otherwise exhibiting at the show, feel free to drop me an email with your booth schedule, any comics you might be debuting, giveaways or any other information on what you have planned for the show.

    General information: Ticket info | Panels | Autographs | 2009 ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference | Blog

    • Need some help organizing your show? Heidi at The Beat points out this widget you can use to plan your schedule. Very cool.

    The Hero Initiative, the non-profit that provides a financial “safety net” for creators, will have George Perez at the booth (#1762) all weekend long.

    They’re also hosting an art auction Saturday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in room 1A14:

    Join Hero Initiative Chairman George Pérez for a GREAT art auction benefiting The Hero Initiative! Over 40 killer pieces are up for auction, including works from Joe Quesada, George Pérez, Darwyn Cooke, Jae Lee, John Romita Sr. and Jr., Steve Rude, Jim Starlin and ALL the Image Comics founders! Not to be missed!

    NYCC Expecting 'Fairly Significant Growth'
    Jan 5, 2009 10:18 AM posted by vu sleeper


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    NYCC Expecting 'Fairly Significant Growth'
    Published: 01/04/2009, Last Updated: 01/05/2009 01:23am

    Lance Fensterman, the Reed Exhibitions VP in charge of New York Comic Con, told us he’s expecting “fairly significant growth” for the show this year in its earlier dates of February 6-8.  We caught up with Fensterman late last week to ask about expectations for the show, the impact of the earlier dates, and other changes for this year’s event.

    The show’s over two months earlier than it was last year. What does that mean for the show?
    It means we’re crossing our fingers a little bit about the weather.  We always worry about that this time of year.  We’ve arranged to have queuing halls for all the fans so nobody’s going to be standing outside--they’ll be inside where it’s nice and warm. 


    In terms of that crowding question, what’s the over-all space the show is going to have this year versus last year.  Is that up, down, or about the same? 

    It’s actually up about twenty per cent.  We have the same halls for the exhibit floor but our panel rooms will now be directly below the exhibit floor.  Last year they were on the other end of the building.  That does two things.  One, it’s more convenient for our fans.  Two, that space down there is actually larger than at the other end of the building by roughly fifteen thousand square feet.  In addition to that we’ve added the Galleria, which is up above the show floor, which we had two years ago.  We used that space for Artists Alley.  We won’t be using it for Artists Alley, but that is an additional sixty thousand square feet that we’ve added to the show.  There’s significant growth in terms of room to move around and room for exhibits, activities, and panels. 

    Perez to Attend NY Comic Con in 2009
    Nov 11, 2008 7:40 PM posted by vu sleeper


    George Perez!
    Tuesday, November 11, 2008 Posted by Peter Tatara at 5:37 PM

    Ahoy. I'm currently stuck on a stalled train between Queensborough and 45 th Ave. While this doesn't thrill me, what does is an email that just popped into my inbox. Fanboys and fangirls, I'm pleased to welcome George Perez to New York Comic Con!
    George is a multi-award winning, highly respected comics artist who has drawn many landmark comics, including THE NEW TEEN TITANS, CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE, JLA, FANTASTIC FOUR, WONDER WOMAN, THE AVENGERS, JLA/AVENGERS, SACHS & VIOLENS, HULK: FUTURE IMPERFECT, and the current hit FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF 3 WORLDS.

    2009 marks George's 35th year in the comics industry, and New York Comic Con is his first comic convention appearance since April 2007.

    George is a chairman of the Hero Initiative, a comics industry charity which is sponsoring his appearance and to whom George is donating proceeds from his appearance.