By Shawn Scott Smith| July 15, 2010
Celebrity Appearances at NYCC Span the Pop Culture Universe
Norwalk, CT, July 15, 2010: New York Comic Con (NYCC) has today announced a line up of celebrity actor guests who have starred in television, film and theater and who will appear at the show to autograph and mingle with fans. The introduction of these Special Guests highlights the scope of the convention’s guest appearances and underscores the broad appeal of New York Comic Con which has rapidly become a pre-eminent pop culture event. The entertainment guests who have been announced are: Christopher Judge, James Marsters, Katee Sackhoff, and Ian Whyte. They join other celebrity guests from the world of comics including Stan Lee, John Romita, Sr., and John Romita, Jr. among many others. Officials at NYCC recently announced a line up of comic guests including Adam Hughes, Steve McNiven, Steve Epting, Bob Layton and Greg Pak. The New York Comic will be co-located with the New York Anime Festival (NYAF) this year and will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, October 8 – 10, 2010. Both shows are produced by ReedPOP, a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions.
“These celebrity guests from the world of TV and film have contributed enormously to the pop culture world and they have helped bring iconic comic and pop culture characters to life,” notes Lance Fensterman, Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for NYCC. “We are indebted to them for making their time available to us and for being available to our thousands of fans. This certainly proves how vast the pop culture universe is and we plan to include ALL of it at NYCC! This year’s show will be bigger than ever.”
With the exception of James Marsters, the celebrity guest appearances are sponsored by Celebrity Authentics and they will be appearing in the Celebrity Authentics booth. James Marsters will appear in Autograph Alley, as well as participate in panels and a Saturday (October 9, 2010) evening concert. Concert details and ticket information will be available soon at www.jamesmarsters.com. Information about autograph prices, times, etc. will be posted soon on the NYCC website. Tickets for NYCC and NYAF may also be purchased at the convention’s website, www.nycomiccon.com. Other information about the shows, as well as news about ReedPOP, which also organizes Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), is available at Lance Fensterman’s blog, www.mediumatlarge.net.
James Marsters may best be known for the role of Spike, the cult favorite punk-goth vampire from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. His credits also include Smallville, Torchwood, and Caprica. He’ll be signing in Autograph Alley and be performing a concert on Saturday night.