Home Con News An Interview with New York Comic Con/ReedPOP’s Brian Stephenson (2nd October 2014)

profile - brian stephenson (reedPOP)An Interview with New York Comic Con/ReedPOP’s Brian Stephenson, presented by An Englishman In San Diego and the Friends Of CCI Forum

Something we try to do here at An Englishman In San Diego is give con fans an insight into the massive undertaking that is putting on the incredible events that we make the effort to travel across the globe to attend. That has certainly been our goal in the past with San Diego Comic-Con, when we have managed to get time with CCI’s Director of Press & Public Relations David Glanzer. Now, thanks to Alyssa Franks and our very good friends at the Friends Of CCI Forum, we’ve been able to arrange a live interview with New York Comic Con‘s opposite number, ReedPOP’s Brand Marketing Director Brian Stephenson!

The interview will be taking place as a live Google+ Hangout on Thursday 2nd October 2014 (approx. 2pm PST / 5pm EST / 10pm GMT) – this isn’t going to be as firmly organised as the weekly Cup O’ Tea shows are, as a number of our guests are unfamiliar with Hangouts, and so we’re keeping it pretty loose! You can watch live on YouTube (or even, the video link above!) at: http://youtu.be/C2NrXVX2Jd8 or join in the conversation live at the Google+ Event page: https://plus.google.com/events/cb5tt2qpq2cc6r8n68m01seqhig


The interview will be moderated by Leonard Sultana of An Englishman In San Diego and, joining him and Brian, will be Alyssa and a number of guests from the Friends Of CCI Forum, who have been polling forum members for questions that they’d like to have discussed. Of course, we’ll have our own questions to put forward – and you have the opportunity to suggest some yourself, LIVE. Either head to the Google+ Event Page when created and click on the Q&A feature of the broadcast, or watch along on YouTube and tweet your questions to Brian, using the hashtag #AskBrianNYCC.

All the links will be shared on this page, too, so do pop back to this page, just prior to the start time of the Hangout when they’ll be edited into this post. At a later date, a full transcription of the interview will be posted and we’ll try to get audio versions up if possible.

ReedPOP are the massive organisation behind some of the worlds most exciting conventions including, not only New York Comic Con (which takes place next week) but also, Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, the PAX events, Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) and Star Wars Celebration, along with many others. With NYCC only days away, the frantic buzz behind the scenes is at fever pitch so we are very lucky to get the opportunity to speak to Brian at all – this is a fantastic chance to see how NYCC is shaping itself to the massive demand of the ever-growing rise of pop culture, how the city of New York is embracing the madness of the event and how ReedPOP is helping to shape convention culture, worldwide.

A recap of this interview will be replayed during the Cup O’ Tea show this Sunday but this is a chance for you to watch along to the full interview, live – we hope you can join us!

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