ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference at NYC Comic Con

ICv2 Announces ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference
at New York Comic-Con
Panelists Include Buyers, CEOs, Experts, and Publishers

Pop culture publishing and consulting company ICv2 has announced that it will host the ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference at New York Comic-Con next February. тАЬThe ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference: Manga and Anime, Movie Superheroes and Anti-Heroes, and the New LiteratureтАЭ will be held on Thursday afternoon, February 23, 2006 at the Javits Center in New York City.

тАЬGraphic novels are at the nexus of a revolution in pop culture,тАЭ said ICv2 CEO Milton Griepp about the Conference. тАЬItтАЩs the place where comics, movies, TV, and videogames intersect; where the Japanese influence is strongest; and where a new form of literature is taking shape. At this Conference, weтАЩre going to bring together the people and companies from this exploding category to talk about ways to make this exciting growth continue.тАЭ

Confirmed panelists include graphic novel buyers from specialty retail chains and comic stores; top executives from anime and manga companies; graphic novel publishers; experts in the field, and more. Among the many notable panelists and moderators are Liza Coppola, Executive Vice President of Viz Media, LLC; Alfred R. Kahn, Chairman and CEO of 4Kids Entertainment, Inc.; Mike Kiley, Publisher and Editor in Chief of Tokyopop, Inc.; James Killen, Graphic Novel Buyer at Barnes & Noble; Calvin Reid of Publishers Weekly; Amy Sternberg, Graphic Novel Buyer for Suncoast; and David Webster, Graphic Novel Buyer at Midtown Comics.

Publishers, creators, retailers, librarians, literary agents, and licensors and licensees will all find plenty at this Conference to inform and inspire their planning for the future.

Tickets for the new event are now on sale on the New York Comic-Con Website at:


Click here to be taken directly to the registration page.

ICv2 is the undisputed expert in the graphic novel field and publishes news and information on pop culture products in the anime, comics, games, toys, and movie and TV merchandise categories daily on its Website, ICv2.com, and in its magazines, the ICv2 Retailers Guide to Anime/Manga, the ICv2 Retailers Guide to Graphic Novels, and the ICv2 Retailers Guide to Games. ICv2 also provides marketing, distribution, and general business consulting services to companies involved in the pop culture products industries.

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New York Comic-Con is a new three-day trade and consumer event planned for the Javits Center in New York City on Friday, February 24th through Sunday, February 26th. New York Comic-Con is

managed by Reed Exhibitions (RX), the world's largest organizer of business-to-business events, a

division of Reed Elsevier plc. Each year Reed events assemble over 90,000 suppliers and over 5 million buyers from around the world. BEA is one of many Reed Elsevier properties within the Reed Global Book Publishing Network, whose trade events include the Asia International Book Fair, London International Book Fair, Salon du Livre: Paris Book Fair, Tokyo International Book Fair and BookExpo Canada, and whose Reed Business Information (RBI) properties include Publishers Weekly, Variety Magazine, Playthings, Video Business, Library Journal, and School Library Journal.

ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference Contact:

Milton Griepp
[email protected]

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