PiercingMetal was on point at the 2021 edition of New York Comic Con and to help celebrate our 11th year of attendance, a series of creator briefs were done at the booths and tables of those who wished to talk about their work. Shot by site founder Ken Pierce with the Canon Powershot, this installment features Fat Guy Inc., CCP Comics, D.E. Night, Smart Pop Books and Stranger Comics.
The famed New York Comic Con has returned to the Halls of Javits after the pandemic forced the 2020 event to be postponed and go virtual for their “Metaverse” online experience. This years event will be following and enforcing strict Covid-19 protocols and require all attendees to be masked and not just with their respective cosplays. I am excited to announce that PiercingMetal will once more be among the members of the press exploring the floor and bringing the experience to your desktops or mobile devices if you have not decided to join this time around or are too far away.
It’s been about two weeks since we last offered the readership an update on the October scheduled New York Comic Con for 2021. If you missed that notice please click HERE to be up to speed. Now I have returned to share an update to the update based on the continuing changing factors of just about everything in New York City. Read on and know that I will return with some editorial at the close.
The Announcement: Check out these important updates to our health and safety guidelines for NYCC 2021. As always, thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate the safe return of NYCC. We strongly encourage you to read through our guidelines at NYCC21.com/Safety and bookmark that page for future updates.
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Last month, we helped share the news from ReedPOP about the 2021 New York Comic Con badges being completely sold out (seen HERE in case you missed it). Now we return with an update on said convention based on the news and regulations being issued only yesterday. I snagged the images from their Facebook and will NOT be typing the text over since its pretty clear to the eye.
Stay tuned for updates coming as soon as possible about how this will impact #NYCC protocols. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the safe return of NYCC!
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The Press Release:
The Harvey Awards today revealed the nominations and opened the voting for the following categories: Book of the Year, Digital Book of the Year, Best Children or Young Adult Book, Best Adaptation from Comic Book/Graphic Novel, Best Manga, and Best International Book. The nominees for the 2021 Harvey Awards are:
Book of the Year:
* The Book Tour by Andi Watson (Top Shelf Productions)
* Cyclopedia Exotica by Aminder Dhaliwal (Drawn & Quarterly)
* Department of Truth, Vol 1: The End Of The World by James Tynion IV, Martin Simmonds (Image Comics)
* Heaven No Hell by Michael DeForge (Drawn & Quarterly)
* Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio by Derf Backderf (Abrams)
* The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen (Random House)
* Monsters by Barry Windsor-Smith (Fantagraphics)
* Stone Fruit by Lee Lai (Fantgraphics)
* Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen: Who Killed Jimmy Olsen? by Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber (DC Comics)
* Save It For Later: Promises, Protest and Parenthood by Nate Powell (Abrams)
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