It’s hard to believe that nearly a month has passed since New York Comic Con. This year marked a major milestone for comiXology with our brand new booth space and some major announcements from the revolutionary digital comics reading platform. Now that the dust has officially settled here’s a look back and just how big New York Comic Con 2012 was for comiXology.
This year comiXology was proud to sponsor ICv2’s pre-NYCC event The ICv2 Conference on Comics and Digital II on Wednesday Oct. 10th where industry leaders gathered to discuss the whirlwind year of comics and digital innovation while looking forward at what’s to come next. comiXology CTO Mark Goldberg joined comiXology Co-founder John D. Roberts for talks including Comics – The New Medium and Comics – The Transforming Business Model both panels provided excellent insight into the world of digital comics as comiXology continues to lead the charge on the digital revolution.
It was the news creators everywhere had been waiting for – and during Thursday’s Creating comics the comiXology way discussion panel – ComiXology Submit officially opened its doors to it’s private beta! This brand new initiative will allow independent creators and small press publishers to Submit work for possible comiXology distribution. With the official launch slated for later this year comiXology Submit helped set the stage for an unforgettable NYCC.
Not only did comiXology take the show floor by storm with a brand new interactive booth space featuring hands on displays of it’s patent pending Guided View technology and CMX-HD quality books. We also expanded our collection of nearly 30,000 comics and graphic novels with new Publishers G.T. Labs and Manga legend Ishimori Productions. During the four-day event comiXology also delivered the digital debut of Terry Moore’s Strangers in Paradise, a brand new version of the Comics4Kids app and successfully counted down to 100 million comic and graphic novel downloads! All in all making this year’s NYCC the best one yet!
Showdowns, Open Discussions & Comicpreneurs!
After building a strong tradition of topical discussions during last year’s NYCC comiXology continued to raise the bar during three more panels throughout the weekend. Friday kept the party going during the Digital Price Showdown where lines were drawn, sides weretaken and the talk was heated! Fans got their chance to ask the tough questions from some of the leading digital publishers around regarding the perfect price point of digital comics. Needless to say this was one panel the line was actually worth waiting for. On Saturday comiXology Co-Founders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts took time out to answer questions from comiXology fans and new users alike during the Everything Digital: ComiXology Open Discussion panel where no topic was off limits and every question got answered. Then on Sunday comiXology CEO and Co-Founder David Steinberger dished his secrets to success along side Ted Adams of IDW Publishing and comic retailer Steve Olsen of Little Shop of Comics during the Comicpreneurs: Secrets of Successful Pop Culture Start-ups panel where attendees gathered even more insight from a handful of today’s biggest comic influencers.
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This year’s NYCC proved memorable in more ways than one with plenty of excitement for comic book fans everywhere. Looking back now it’s safe to say comiXology couldn’t have done any of it without the support of all the comiXologists out there downloading and reading digital comics everyday. So whether you got a chance to stop by our booth or took part in the fun over on Twitter, Facebook and even Google Plus we’d like to take a quick moment to say thank you for everything… And be sure to keep an out for our next convention stop down the road.
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