Space at NY Comic Con Already at a Premium

Show Wants Ideas, Suggestions and Talent for Panels and Special Events

Norwalk, CT , August 24, 2006: With still months to go before the next New York Comic Con (it's scheduled for the Jacob K. Javits Center , February 23rd – 25th), the convention is practically sold out. Even with twice as much space booked at the Javits Center for 2007, the dealer/retailer space is reserved to current capacity and the rest of the exhibit is 90% sold. A waiting list has already been formed and convention organizers are trying to secure additional space above the current increase. There is no word from Javits whether this will be possible for 2007.

Meanwhile, the convention has just hired an outside consultant who will work year-round to oversee all programming for New York Comic Con. He will be responsible for all of the entertainment highlights, of which there are many, as well as some of the educational panels. Last year ('06) New York Comic Con had 165 individual panels. “The best ideas for our panels come from our customers,” notes Greg Topalian, VP for New York Comic Con. “We will be depending on their feedback and their valuable suggestions for our many programs over the next few months.”

The contact for programming ideas for New York Comic Con is Mark Dressler. He may be reached at [email protected] or by phone at 231-932-0475.

Some of the companies already contracted to participate in New York Comic Con in 2007 include: ADV Films, Diamond Comic Distributors, Dark Horse, DC Comics, 4 Kids Entertainment, Fox Atomic, Funimation, Konami, The Level 5 Group, Lions Gate, Marvel Entertainment, SLG Publishing, TokyoPop, UGO, Viz Media, Wizards of the Coast, and WizKids.

The complete exhibitor list for 2007 can be found online at

New York Comic Con is managed by Reed Exhibitions (RX), a division of Reed Elsevier plc. Reed Exhibitions, the world's largest organizer of business-to-business events. Each year Reed events assemble over 90,000 suppliers and over 5.5 million buyers from around the world. Today, over 460 Reed events are held in 38 countries throughout the Americas , Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia/Pacific, and are organized by 33 fully staffed offices. Reed's portfolio of events serves 52 industries worldwide. BookExpo America 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. As a member of the Reed Elsevier plc group, a world-leading business and information provider, Reed offers integrated market access programs covering exhibitions, trade publications, direct marketing and the Internet over a database of more than 9 million. New York Comic Con is not affiliated with any other comic convention event, including any other event having Comic-Con in its name.

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