Monday, March 10, 2008

Neil Gaiman at NYCC!

Here is my big announcement for the morning, Neil Gaiman will be doing an event at NY ComicCon this year! We've been working for a few months now with our buddy Charles at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund to do an event and it's finally now a reality.


We're calling it "An Evening With Neil Gaiman" and it will be his only appearance at The Con. We are going to do it on Friday, April 18 and Neil will do a reading and there may be an auction of some rare stuff as well. All of the proceeds from the event will go directly to CBLDF and it will be a ticketed event.
General admission tickets to the reading are available for $20, while supplies last. Tickets for a VIP reception are strictly limited to 100, and will include access to meet Mr. Gaiman and receive two signatures, plus a gift bag of exclusive Neil Gaiman oriented items from CBLDF, and preferred seating at the reading. VIP reception tickets are available for $500 and the reception will take place before the event begins.
Tickets will go on sale today by visiting the special events ticket page at NYCC.com and you'll also need a pass to The Con to attend the Gaiman event.
-L

13 comments:

Matt said...

Your CBLDF link is broken.

Very cool sounding event though.

Lance Fensterman said...

Fixed the link, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Not cool sounding. I come to NYC to meet stars and get autographs. If Mr. Gaiman can't attend the entire weekend and sit at a booth, he should not attend. The fans gave him his career; don't snub us. Wy should I pay $200 for an autograph?

Anonymous said...

what time is this event?

Anonymous said...

He isn't snubbing you, he's raising money for a good cause. If he was signing free at a booth then it kinda defeats the purpose. Gaiman's talent and work ethic is the base of his career, that's why he has fans. It was an even trade, so he doesn't owe you anything. You can google about numerous events when Gaiman went above and beyond for his fans. The one time he tries to raise money...sheesh!!!

Brad said...

I agree.. he's raising money for a good cause And I dont mind paying a bit extra to get his signature. However $500's is a bit much for the common fan just to get an autograph dont you think? I mean Stan Lee is pretty much doing the same thing and for only $300. Im on the fence weather I want to shell out that kind of cash..

Anonymous said...

I am also wondering what time this event is. I'm sure it'll wind up conflicting with Doctor Who :cp

lightningcount8 said...

will there be a way to get signatures otherwise at the event?

Lance Fensterman said...

Sadly, lightningcount8 he is not planning to do any signings other than the VIP event for CBLDF.

-Lance

Anonymous said...

I hate to say this but I agree with one comment above. NYCC shouldn't be promoting Neil Gaiman so heavily that he is going to be attending to meet with the fans when he's only doing one signing and it costs $500 for 2 to 3 signatures. I know the money is for a good cause but it's steep. I don't blame Neil but NYCC for touting this great big guest...come and meet him...and then have him do one signing for $500. Fans want to have the opportunity to meet these guests. We are life long fans and would love to meet with him. If he needed to charge something for autographs and give it to charity great but $500 and one signing? Not cool.

Lance Fensterman said...

I gotta say guys, I'm a little surprised at the backlash! Read the post again, "Neil Gaiman will be doing an event at NY ComicCon this year!" some guests have the time to do signings and some guests prefer not to - that is there choice for reasons we may not even know. The fact remains that Neil is coming to the con and doing a great fundraiser for CBLDF. The big ticket not only gets you signed merch but an amazing bag of swag (which we hope to give some details on this week) and private time with the man himself. I know, we'd all like more time with all of the artists at the show, but that can't always be the case. Does that make the con or the artist jerks? I certainly hope not! The fact remains it's gonna be a great event, with an amazing artist for a great cause. Wish you could all be there!

Lance

tomas said...

I'm sure they're just a bit of disappointed. I was excited to see Neil on the NYCC front page as well and was a little let down by the details, but i'll get over it. Frankly I would get skinned alive by the missus if I bought a ticket, but best of luck with the event!

Kevin Fitzpatrick said...

I have this to say to the haters: Gaiman is doing a great thing for the CBLDF. This is a good organization. Last year at the con, I went to their booth and picked up the whole run of Ronin, signed by Frank Miller, for $20.

Gaiman could sit at a table for 12 hours for 2 days straight and sign til his arm broke, and people would still not be happy. If you are a big fan, you'd go to this event.

Tip of the cap to Lance & Co. Good event!