NYCC ‘09 | Counting down
Perez's Booth at NY Comic-Con
Win Private Reception and Art with George Perez
The Nerdy Bird flies around NYCC, Day 1
Photo and Art From NY Comic-Con
Nearly 77,000 Fans Attended NYCC
Perez Video Interview on Newsarama
Pizza time with George Perez
New York Comic-Con Ranks #2 in NYC Events
posted May 8, 2009 2:19 PM by vu sleeper
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
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
For 2010 and going forward, the NYCC has moved to a fall schedule beginning with October 8-10, 2010.
posted Feb 10, 2009 10:45 PM by vu sleeper
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.
[ Read more comics.gearlive.com ]
posted Feb 10, 2009 5:38 PM by vu sleeper
posted Feb 9, 2009 9:50 AM by vu sleeper
'Fantasy Economy' Up at NYCC
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.
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.”
[ Read more icv2.com ]
Perez Only Appeared on Febuary 6th?
David Torres' Time at the NY Comic Con
posted Feb 9, 2009 9:42 AM by vu sleeper
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??
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
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
(and then completely forgot about Infinite Crisis
), and Ordway
. 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.
posted Feb 9, 2009 12:11 AM by vu sleeper
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.
posted Feb 8, 2009 8:15 PM by vu sleeper
JLA/Avengers #3 Original Art Mishap
posted Feb 8, 2009 1:42 PM by vu sleeper
NYCC LIVE: Sunday Conversation with Dan DiDio
by Shaun Manning, Staff Writer
Sun, February 8th, 2009 at 9:23AM PST
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.
posted Feb 7, 2009 1:17 PM by vu sleeper
Perez Not on All-Star
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.
posted Feb 7, 2009 12:50 PM by vu sleeper
Newsarama Reports DC Nation Panel
posted Feb 7, 2009 10:08 AM by vu sleeper
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.
George Perez on All-Star? No, but hopefully something big.
Official Announcement, Wolfman Joins the 'DC Universe Online' Team
posted Feb 7, 2009 10:00 AM by vu sleeper
NYCC '09 - DC Comics' 'DC Nation' Panel
By Albert Ching posted: 06 February 2009 07:03 pm ET
It’s the first DC Nation
(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
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.
Wonder Woman Animated Premiered at NY Comic-Con with Panel
[NYCC] MARV WOLFMAN JOINS THE 'DC UNIVERSE ONLINE' TEAM
The super scribe signs on to add his creative flair to the highly anticipated gaming experience
By Steve Sunu Posted 2/6/200
WIZARD: How did you get involved in DC Universe Online?
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.
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
posted Feb 7, 2009 9:55 AM by vu sleeper
New On-Going Series "Aventure Comics" Features Character from Legion of 3 Worlds
posted Feb 6, 2009 11:22 PM by vu sleeper
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
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).
[ Read more www.newsarama.com
posted Feb 6, 2009 10:37 PM by vu sleeper
Perez Watches Over NY Comic-Con
[NYCC] THIS JUST IN... 'ADVENTURE COMICS'
The creative team for the new DC Comics ongoing series revealed!
By Jim Gibbons and Kevin Mahadeo Posted 2/6/2009
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.
posted by yusuf madhiya Feb 6, 2009 8:56 PM [ updated a minute ago by vu sleeper ]Feb 6, 2009 10:51 PM
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
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!
posted Jan 29, 2009 6:39 PM by vu sleeper
PRIVATE RECEPTION AND ART WITH GEORGE PEREZ AT NEW YORK COMIC CON
Personal time and a rollickin’ 3-minute sketch!
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 www.CGCComics.com
for details. A portion of proceeds raised from books submitted for the
CGC Signature Series from this signing will go towards the Hero
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!
IF YOU WIN…
• 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 http://nycomiccon.com/
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
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
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 www.HeroInitiative.org
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
posted Jan 29, 2009 1:45 PM by vu sleeper [ updated a minute agoJan 29, 2009 1:50 PM ]
i was just curious if you knew what table george is gonna be at, during the nycomiccon?
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
Stop by and say hi!
posted Jan 14, 2009 8:29 PM by vu sleeper
NYCC ‘09 | Counting down
Posted on January 14, 2009 - 01:53 PM by JK Parkin
With 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'
Perez to Attend NY Comic Con in 2009
Jan 5, 2009 10:18 AM posted by vu sleeper
NYCC Expecting 'Fairly Significant Growth'
Published: 01/04/2009, Last Updated: 01/05/2009 01:23am
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
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.
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.
Nov 11, 2008 7:40 PM posted by vu sleeper
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 Posted by
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.