VIZ Media Announces Kids Day Plans And Activities For 2013 New York Comic Con

Oct 7th 2013
VISIT VIZ MEDIA AT NEW YORK COMIC CON, BOOTH #1944

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES KIDS ACTIVITIES AND SPECIAL BOOTH APPEARANCES AT
2013 NEW YORK COMIC CON


Celebrate An Annual Weekend Of Fun Aimed At Younger Readers At The East Coast's Largest Comics And Pop Culture Gathering With Special Booth Activities And Guest Appearances For BEN 10 OMNIVERSE, HELLO KITTY®, MAX STEEL™, MONSUNO® And UGLYDOLL®


San Francisco, CA, October 7, 2013 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, celebrates a special day devoted to young and young-at-heart fans during the annual tradition of KIDS DAY – Sunday, October 13th – at the 2013 New York Comic Con held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

VIZ Media has scheduled not only fun booth appearances and autograph sessions for Kids Day but an entire weekend of activities. Meet an array of visionary writers and artists for hit original kids series including BEN 10 OMNIVERSE, HELLO KITTY®, MONSUNO® COMBAT CHAOS™, MAX STEEL™ and UGLY DOLL®. Fans can also catch a variety of free promotional giveaways, including bookmarks and posters, or pick up a free kids comics sampler and learn more about the array of action-packed, fun and inventive titles that are published by the company's Perfect Square imprint.

New York Comic Con is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention, and plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. More information on New York Comic Con is available at: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com.

VIZ Media's Perfect Square imprint focuses on delivering original comics, manga (graphic novels) and other children's books with an emphasis on strong storytelling, eye-popping graphics, empowering themes, and a dash of irreverence, that captures the imagination of a whole new generation. Additional information on titles published by Perfect Square is available at www.PerfectSquare.com.

Saturday, October 12th – New York Comic Con Kids Day! Events & Activities

11:30AM – 1:30PM HELLO KITTY Photo Op at VIZ Media booth #1944
Celebrate the release of VIZ Media's new HELLO KITTY original graphic novels by meeting Hello Kitty in person!

2:30PM – 3:30PM UGLYDOLL Signing With Artist Ian McGinty and Photo Op at VIZ Media booth #1944
Meet UGLYDOLL artist Ian McGinty at the VIZ Media booth and get an exclusively signed free poster and UGLYDOLL comic! Uglydoll Big Toe will also be at the booth!

4:15PM-5:15PM Panel: Writing for Kids of All Ages: Perfect Square
(Room 1A15)

Perfect Square is dedicated to delivering “squarely perfect storytelling” for kids and kids at heart. That means any age comics reader can enjoy new content with beloved characters starting with the youngest readers to the most seasoned true comics fan. Discussing the importance of what it means to make age-appropriate comics that everyone can enjoy are the highly-acclaimed writers for Perfect Square including Brian Smith (writer VOLTRON FORCE, MONSUNO, MAX STEEL; former DC & Marvel editor), former Marvel editors Sebastian Girner (writer MONSUNO) and Cory Levine (writer MONSUNO, BEN 10: OMNIVERSE), B. Clay Moore (writer MAX STEEL, BEN 10: OMNIVERSE), Jacob Chabot (writer/artist HELLO KITTY), Corin Howell (writer/artist BEN 10: OMNIVERSE) and Tom Pinchuk (writer MAX STEEL). The panel will be moderated by Perfect Square's editorial team: Beth Kawasaki, Joel Enos and Traci Todd.


Sunday, October 13th – New York Comic Con Kids Day! Events & Activities

10:30AM – 11:30AM HELLO KITTY Signing With Artist/Writer Jacob Chabot and Photo Op at VIZ Media booth #1944
Celebrate the release of VIZ Media's new HELLO KITTY original graphic novels by meeting Eisner-nominated HELLO KITTY graphic novel artist Jacob Chabot, and get a free signed poster, and meet Hello Kitty in person! Don't miss Hello Kitty in brand new stories as you've never seen her before!

12:00PM – 1:00PM UGLYDOLL Signing With Ian McGinty and Photo Op at VIZ Media booth #1944
Meet UGLYDOLL artist Ian McGinty at the VIZ Media booth and get an exclusively signed free poster and UGLYDOLL comic! Uglydoll Big Toe will also be at the booth!

1:00PM – 2:00PM MONSUNO Signing With Graphic Novel Writers Brian Smith & Writer Sebastian Girner at VIZ Media booth #1944
Meet MONSUNO graphic novel writers Brian Smith and Sebastian Girner, and get a signed art card! MONSUNO COMBAT CHAOS is an epic character-driven adventure that follows five teenagers as they create emotional bonds with huge monsters called Monsunos, mysterious creatures that were delivered to Earth via meteors millions of years ago.

2:00PM – 3:00PM BEN 10: OMNIVERSE Signing With Writer Cory Levine and Artist Corin Howell at VIZ Media booth #1944
Meet some of the talented team behind the new original graphic novel series based on the hit animated series that airs currently on Cartoon Network! Writer Cory Levine and artist Corin Howell will be signing art cards.

3:00PM – 4:00PM MAX STEEL Signing With Writers B. Clay Moore and Tom Pinchuk at VIZ Media booth #1944
Meet writers B. Clay Moore and Tom Pinchuk, and get a signed postcard! Catch the turbo charged adventures and action of MAX STEEL and receive a special free signed art card.

Additional information on titles published by Perfect Square is available at
www.PerfectSquare.com.

Additional information on titles available from VIZ Media is available at
www.VIZ.com.


About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan's largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.

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