Excerpted from the official press release; link to full release here:
NEW YORK COMIC CON NAMES PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Kids’ Day Among First of New Initiatives; “Kids Love Comics” a Key Contributor to Programming Events and Ideas
Norwalk, CT, September 30: New York Comic Con (NYCC) has announced that it has appointed senior staff member Jay Williams to the post of Manager of Programming & Education.
In a related announcement, show organizers note that one of Williams’ first initiatives is the launch of Kids’ Day, a significant all-day program on Sunday, April 20 which will focus on events and activities designed to attract and entertain young fans. A key partner in the development of this program is Kids Love Comics (KLC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and growth of children’s comic books in North America.
“We are extremely fortunate to have someone like Jay to step to the plate,” notes Greg Topalian, Show Director for the Con. “Our kids’ stuff is only one small part, though a very important part, of a comprehensive schedule of approximately 125 special events that we’ll be offering, including author activities and conversations, screenings and premiers, and many panel discussions,” Topalian concludes. “As always, our goal is to provide something challenging, entertaining and educational for everyone who attends New York Comic Con.”
New York Comic Con will be held April 18 – 20, 2008 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.
We at Kids Love Comics are very excited about this news, and can't wait to share updated info about the programming! Check back here for new information, as it happens! See you in New York in April!