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Has the world got you down? Feeling a severe lack of brightly colored animals in your life? Do you prefer your cats with red bows and no mouths? If you’re in the Denver area, then Sanrio has the event for you. The Hello Kitty Supercute Friendship Festival is coming to the Denver Coliseum (4600 Humboldt St, Denver, CO), June 5 - 7, 2015 as part of its North American tour. The festival celebrates Hello Kitty’s illustrious forty year career.
Going beyond a traditional live stage show, Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival offers a unique multi-component walk-around festival atmosphere for Sanrio fans of all ages. It will feature Hello Kitty and her friends in multi-stage live performances, DJ-driven dance sequences, interactive exhibits, animation, fashion, photo ops, craft activities, event-exclusive collectibles and much more!
Along with luminaries such as Hello Kitty, Badtz-Maru, and Keroppi, expect appearances from newer Sanrio characters like Purin, a a golden retriever that resembles a large flan, and Kuromi, a mischievous imp-girl that plays the guitar.
Kitty was created by graphic designer Yuko Shimizu in 1974 and has since become one of the foremost cartoon icons of the 20th century and still going strong in the 21st. This festival follows off of Sanrio’s first Hello Kitty museum exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles which ran from October, 2014 to May, 2015. Banzai, Kitty-chan!
For more information, go to: http://www.sanrio.com/HKFestival
The Hello Kitty Supercute Friendship Festival
June 5 - 7, 2015Denver Coliseum4600 Humboldt St.Denver, CO 80216
Returning to New York on June 6th and 7th, 2015, ReedPop's Special Edition: NYC is a convention that’s an extends its popular New York Comic Con (NYCC) which takes place in Autumn 2015. But this show primarily focuses on comic books and their creators. The art and writing of comics is highlighted here, not the Hollywood-ification that has become so popular that sometimes overshadows that core creative side.
This show brings together the creators and fans, and offers the experience that comic cons were originally intended to provide. This gives fans the opportunity to meet their favorite writers and artists from all over the world, get quality time with them, and give them the recognition they deserve without being overwhelmed by the media hype that’s taken over the scene at the media-driven cons.
The show utilized a structure similar to what’s done at NYCC's artist alley (though this year it’s set at Pier 94 rather than the Javits Center). By being at a different venue this year, it highlights that is is different from NYCC. So the emphasis is on the fan, the creators' tables, comic vendors, and comic companies.
Here’s the chance to focus on meeting your favorite comic creator on a personal level, getting autographs and photos, or getting that one-of-kind commissioned sketch from somebody you’ve just discovered.
SEN features a long list of creators appearing, both returners from last year and new to the show. Guests include:
You can purchase comics getting great deals at this show. Perhaps you can search for that missing issue you need to fill out your collection, or gawk at/join in with the endless parade of cosplayers.
It’s reported that NYCC tickets will be available on-site during SE 2015 just in case you weren't able to obtain one through online -- or if you prefer to perform a traditional in-person transaction.
Go through your comic collections for that specific book you want signed by your favorite creator — check out the list on the website and see if they will be there; or save up some money to get an artwork created by your favorite artist right there at the show. This show will be one memorable experience for any comic fan — from the youngest to those convention veterans.
For more info and tickets, go to: http://www.specialeditionnyc.com/
Special Edition: NYCJune 6 - 7, 2015
Pier 94711 12th Ave.New York, NY 10019
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