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New York Comic Con Selects Newsarama as Media Partner
Feb 27, 2008 (08:02 AM EST)


NEW YORK, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Comic Con (NYCC) today announced that it has chosen Newsarama.com, the leading authority for expert commentary and analysis of the global comic book industry, as a media partner and host of this year's official digital newsroom. Newsarama will launch a NYCC news hub featuring a dedicated video player. Fans will be able to view their favorite comic book creators, illustrators, movie producers, directors and actors as they discuss their latest endeavors with the Newsarama team. During the event, Newsarama will conduct exclusive interviews in its skybox studio offering in-depth conversations with the industry's most notable and influential contributors-as well as up-and-coming stars. They will also be canvassing the showroom floor for impromptu interviews, coverage of special events and behind the scenes action.

Expected to be the largest in its history, NYCC will host more than 400 exhibitors, hundreds of artists and over 150 special events. Fans will be among several high-profile celebrity guests attending lively panels and never- before-seen previews and screenings of Hollywood's newest genre films and TV shows. In addition to their on-site video interviews, Newsarama's editorial team will provide unparalleled coverage of breaking news, live panel discussions, and up-to-the-minute commentary.

"We have a ton of great events in store for this year's New York Comic Con and wanted a seasoned media partner that could speak with insight and authority about what's happening in this burgeoning industry," says Lance Fensterman, Show Manager for NYCC. "Newsarama was a great fit for us - we're excited to offer fans this new online hub for info and details on all the action. This is sure to be the most dynamic New York Comic Con ever."

"Newsarama is excited to partner with NYCC and offer our readers an opportunity to hear directly from the most influential names in the comic book industry," says Michael Doran, founder and senior editor of Newsarama. "I think this partnership further demonstrates our commitment to offer comic book enthusiasts even more breaking news, insightful interviews and engaging discussions."

NYCC will take place April 18 to 20 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. For inquiries regarding interview schedules in Newsarama's skybox studio or submitting news announcements for consideration, please contact Matt Ostrower at 212-703-5843 or events@imaginova.com.

About New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con (April 18-20 in the Jacob K. Javits Center) is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture event. An enormous show floor plays host to top entertainment industry leaders showcasing the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, television, and more. New York Comic Con gives attendees access to top entertainment industry talent, panels, and autograph sessions as well as sneak peeks at upcoming television shows and motion pictures. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con provides an ideal business setting for the major players in the worlds of comics, film, and television. Further information can be found at www.newyorkcomiccon.com .

About Imaginova

Imaginova is a leading digital media and commerce company and the preeminent online destination for the Intellectually Curious. The Imaginova Network of media properties, including LiveScience.com, Space.com, Aviation.com, Newsarama.com and Space News (SpaceNews.com), delivers engaging and entertaining editorial and multimedia content to a robust community of curious and well-informed users. Imaginova's original content is syndicated through major online portals and licensed by educational publishers and institutions. Imaginova is also the premier source of innovative consumer and educational products available at OrionTelescopes.com, LiveScienceStore.com, and StarryNightStore.com. Founded in 1999, Imaginova Corp. is privately held and based in New York City, with offices and news bureaus in Virginia, California, Toronto and Paris. For more information, please visit www.Imaginova.com .

CONTACT: Roger Bilheimer, Roger Bilheimer Associates, +1-203-966-0792, Bilheim@aol.com; or Emily Zyborowicz, Imaginova Corp., +1-212-703-5873,

Web site: http://www.imaginova.com/ http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/