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NY Comic Con Producers Introduce a New Show That’s Actually About Comics

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After reading endless editorials about how Comic Con isn’t really about comics any more – usually aimed at San Diego, but New York to a lesser extent as well – the folks at ReedPOP have decided to put up so that comic fans annoyed by long lines for unrelated celebrities might shut up. This June, Special Edition: New York will be held “specifically for die-hard comic book fans, creators and publishers.” The first wave of announced guests includes Alex Maleev, Brian Wood, Charles Soule, Dustin Nguyen , Frank Cho, Greg Pak, James Tynion IV, Jenny Frison, Joe Eisma, Joe Harris, Kyle Higgins, Marguerite Bennett, Michael Moreci, Mike Norton, Nick Bradshaw, Rafael Albuquerque, Ramon K Perez, Ryan Browne, Ryan Stegman and Tim Seeley.

Assuming they don’t specifically turn vendors away, I’ll go out on a limb and suggest that not everyone in the main hall will be solely a purveyor of printed pictures and words. But it’s a bold experiment, to see if this noble idea called a comic convention can succeed by itself, as it did so long ago. Tickets go on-sale Wednesday.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist