Official Press Release
Spider-Man is known as the World’s Greatest Super Hero, and next week at New York Comic Con (Oct 11-14), join Marvel in celebrating his birthday! Next Sunday, October 14th is Spidey’s birthday and for a Super Hero this big, we know nothing less than making history would be suitable—so in the days leading up this memorable day, Marvel is pulling out all the stops!
“Spider-Man is one of the most popular and special characters in the world, so we wanted to make sure we celebrated his birthday in a big way ” said Dan Buckley, Publisher & President of the Print, Animation & Digital Divisions, Marvel Worldwide, Inc. “From working with the New York City Mayor’s Office for a very special announcement, to partnering with our friends at Hallmark Cards to make history, we’re ensuring that New York Comic Con is the place for fans of all ages to celebrate Spider-Man!”
First, don’t miss the event that brings together the New York City Mayor’s Office and Marvel Entertainment for a special proclamation of Marvel-ous proportions! At 10:15am on Friday, October, 12 in the Marvel booth (#1838), join Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, NYC Commissioner of Media and Entertainment Katherine Oliver, Captain America, and Spider-Man himself to kick off the celebration. Don’t miss out on the big announcements and chance to be part of Marvel history!
“We are thrilled to welcome Comic-Con back to New York this year and especially excited to celebrate the birthday of a real New Yorker, Spider-Man!“ said Katherine Oliver, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. Over the years, Spider-Man has helped showcase the best of what New York has to offer our friends in entertainment, and New York Comic Con is an opportunity to see just how many other creative minds are using this great city for inspiration and as a backdrop for their stories.”
Then, be one of the first to sign the larger than life (6’x 8’) Spider-Man Birthday Card, produced by Hallmark, as Marvel attempts to shatter the Guinness World Record for “Most Contributions to a Greeting Card.” With the help of Marvel fans in attendance we’re sure we can do it—but we have limited space on this giant card! This card will be on display in the Marvel booth (#1838) at different times each day, both for contributions and for photo ops, so make sure you check in frequently so you don’t miss out!
On Saturday, October 13 head over to room 1E13 at NYCC for the "Marvel Television Presents" Panel! Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, gives you the latest on season two of Ultimate Spider-Man, the hit animated series on Disney XD, along with an inside look at the anticipated new animated series, Marvel's Avengers Assemble and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.!
Then, on Sunday, October 14-- the final day of New York Comic Con—Marvel’s celebrating the official birthday of Spider-Man with more events, news and fun than you can Thwip! First, in Room 1E07, check out the Amazing Spider-Man & Beyond panel, where the minds behind your Spider-Man comics come together to give you all the news about the wall-crawler. What’s next for Spider-Man? Find out here!
Next, calling fans of all ages—come to the IGN Theatre for an interactive event like nothing you’ve ever seen before! The cast ofSpider-Man: Turn off The Dark, the hit Broadway show, arrives at New York Comic Con for a panel—nay, a performance!—that involves you, fans of all-ages!
Did you get up early for New York Comic Con? Miss your Sunday Morning cartoons? We’ve got the solution-- come on down to the IGN Theatre to view one of the most acclaimed episodes of the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series.
“If you’re a Spider-Man fan, then you’ll have the time of your life at New York Comic Con” said Axel Alonso, Editor-in-Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “Sunday, October 14th is going to be a special day that all Marvel fans will remember!”
Plus, all convention long, check out the Marvel Booth (#1838) for special Spider-Man signing events with the creators behind your favorite comics, exclusive giveaways and more!
Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on the Marvel Events App & events.marvel.com, the best way to get exclusive videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!
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