MySpace at New York Comic Con!

Feb 20th 2007

Popular Social Networking Site is a Media Sponsor;

Will Host Mystery Panel With Top Comic Creators

Norwalk, CT, February 20:, the leading social networking and lifestyle portal, which recently announced the launch of the MySpace Comic Books profile ( will take an active role in promoting its new community at New York Comic Con (NYCC). The new profile will be the official community for manga, graphic novels and comic books on MySpace.

MySpace will be one of the official media sponsors of NYCC which takes place at the Jacob K. Javits Center , February 23 – 25. MySpace events include:

* Friends can meet face-to-face at the “The Official MySpace Meet Up Point.” MySpacers can meet offline at Fox Atomic booth #553. This area will contain computer stations for users to check their MySpace profile, enter the “The Hills Have Eyes 2” / 15 Gigs of Fear music video mash-up contest, as well as meet talent including Wes Craven, Steve Niles, Jimmy Palmiotti, and more.

* MYSPACE MYSTERY PANEL. This panel will feature three mystery guests – all top creators in the world of comics– to be announced on the day of the panel. The and profiles will reveal clues on the identity of the mystery panelists leading up to the event.

* MySpace member to serve as show correspondent. MySpacer Olive Panter will cover all Comic Con action and report back to the MySpace Comic Books’ community via video reports from the convention floor after Comic Con has wrapped up.

Fans and friends of MySpace Comic Books can check out the community to find the latest comic book news, interviews, special features, contests, exclusives and more. MySpace Comic Books will spotlight the most exciting projects, creators and events in the industry including user generated comics by MySpace members themselves.

MySpace, a unit of Fox Interactive Media Inc., is the premier lifestyle portal for connecting with friends, discovering popular culture, and making a positive impact on the world. By integrating web profiles, video, mobile communications, instant messaging and more, MySpace has created a global connected community with a wide array of communication choices. As the world's top-ranked web domain in terms of page views*, MySpace is the most widely-used and highly-regarded site of its kind. MySpace’s international network includes localized community sites in the United States , the United Kingdom , Japan , France , Germany , Australia , Italy , Ireland , Spain , Mexico , Canada , and New Zealand .

*Among the top 2000 domains comScore Media Metrix, January 2006. For more information on comScore Networks, please go to

ABOUT REED EXHIBITIONS: New York Comic Con is operated by Reed Exhibitions which is the world’s leading events organizer. In 2006 Reed brought together over six million industry professions from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held in 34 countries throughout the Americas , Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organized by 37 fully staffed offices.

Reed organizes a wide range of events, including exhibitions, conferences, congresses and meetings. It’s portfolio of over 460 events serves 52 industry sectors, including:

Aerospace and defense, building and construction, design, electronics, energy, oil and gas, entertainment, food and hospitality, gifts, healthcare, IT/telecoms, jewelry, manufacturing, marketing and business services, pharmaceuticals, property, publishing, security, sport and recreation, transport and logistics, travel.

Working closely with professional bodies, trade associations and government departments Reed ensures that each and every event is targeted and relevant to industry needs. As a result, many Reed events are market leaders in their field.

Reed Exhibitions is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a FTSE-100 company and world-leading publisher and information provider. In 2005, Reed Elsevier made adjusted profit before taxation of £1,002 million on turnover of £5,166 million.

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