- Total Film, SFX and Comic Heroes to drive ticket sales & awareness through multiplatform channels
- Future’s film portfolio to curate main stage at convention
18/04/12 Kapow! Comic Convention, www.kapowcomicconvention.com, is delighted to announce that Future Publishing’s film portfolio – comprising Total Film, SFX and Comic Heroes – will be the main media partner for this year’s event.
The partnership will see Total Film, SFX and Comic Heroes drive ticket sales and maximise event exposure, both in print and online to their combined audience of over 2 million people*, whilst the respective film titles will curate the main stage at the convention itself.
The event, which is taking place on 19 and 20 May at London’s Business Design Centre in Islington, will build on the success of the first year, with an unrivalled array of talent from the film, TV and comic book world set to attend. Total Film, SFX and Comic Heroes will conduct live interviews with all the key stars from their main stage, with additional content filmed exclusively for www.totalfilm.com and www.sfx.co.uk.
Sarah Unwin, Director of Kapow! Comic Convention says: “Future’s film portfolio is the perfect partner for us. Kapow! is all about the biggest comics, TV shows and Hollywood movies and each of these core titles is positioned beautifully to push the material from the publishers and the studios to their target demographic. We really couldn’t ask for more appropriate people to be working with and are delighted to have Total Film, SFX and Comic Heroes as an integral part of this much-anticipated event.”
Sam Wight, Future Publishing Entertainment Group Marketing Manager says: “The Kapow! Comic Convention offers us an extremely exciting opportunity to engage our key target audience from our very own stage, whilst also accessing a huge host of film, TV and comic talent. Through live interviews, exclusive competitions and a Cosplay competition, we can really bring our brands to life. Last year’s event was a huge success and with this year’s set to be even better. We are thrilled to be on board!”
The comic-book guest list for this year includes the industry’s biggest names such as Warren Ellis, Frank Quitely, Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons, Charlie Adlard, Bryan Hitch, Scott Snyder, Olivier Coipel, Kieron Gillen, Sara Pichelli, plus Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, and DC’s Co-Publisher, Dan DiDio are confirmed to participate – representing the first time these publishers have both been in the UK for almost two decades. The film and TV guests are set to be announced on 3 May.
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For more information: please contact:
Sarah Unwin on email@example.com for information on Kapow!
Ben Bolton, Senior Communications Executive for Future on 020 7042 4034 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The first Kapow! Comic Convention took place just last year, in April 2011, and was a runaway success with both tickets and exhibitor space selling out well ahead of the event. Started by sisters, Lucy and Sarah Unwin, the event attracts 10,000 attendees over the weekend and boasts an unrivalled guest list from the film, TV and comic-book world. Kapow! 2011 saw Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston introducing exclusive footage from Thor, Joe Cornish talking Attack the Block, Duncan Jones chatting Source Code, the UK premiere of Super, career Q&A’s with Noel Clarke and Mark Gatiss plus signings and interviews with the cast of Merlin, Misfits and Skins. Over 40 A-list comic creators spoke on panels and signed throughout the weekend, plus Kapow! is now the proud owner of Two Guinness World Records.
About Total Film:
Total Film is the modern movie brand, taking an affectionate and irreverent look at Hollywood blockbusters, classic films and more indie fare. Reaching more valuable film fans than ever before, TotalFilm.com, the Total Film app and magazine provide users with all the latest gossip and news from the film world, including first looks at the coolest movies in production now. The Total Film brand offers the world’s most reliable film and DVD reviews together with exclusive interviews with the biggest names and hottest talents working in movies right now.
At the forefront of sci-fi, fantasy and horror since 1995, SFX is earth’s number one sci-fi magazine. The SFX brand now encompasses the monthly magazine, www.sfx.co.uk, the quarterly Comic Heroes and regular SFX Collections specials.
About Comic Heroes
Essential reading for life-long fans and newcomers alike, Comic Heroes is the only companion you’ll ever need as you explore every corner of the comic book universe. Covering everything from the comic books themselves through to the films and videogames they have inspired. From the makers of SFX Magazine, Comic Heroes features the very best in artist and writer interviews, in-depth reading guides, chats with the stars of blockbuster movies, comprehensive reviews and the latest news.
Please note: Kapow! Comic Convention is an event run by Brightstar Events and has no connection or affiliation with San Diego Comic-Con or Comic-Con International.