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PR: NYCC Opens Casting Call for MTV's "True Life: I'm a Fan Boy"

NEW YORK COMIC CON OPENS

CASTING CALL FOR

MTV’S TRUE LIFE: I’M A FAN BOY!!!

Popular Show to Film on Location at

New York Comic Con

Applications Accepted Immediately at

New York Comic Con Web Site

Norwalk, CT, November 7, 2008: New York Comic Con (NYCC) is working closely with MTV to help them cast a “fanboy” segment for the network’s award-winning True Life documentary series. All interested fanboys are encouraged to apply immediately at www.nycomiccon.com/mtvtruelife and all applications will be reviewed by the talent and production staff at MTV’s True Life.

Are you obsessed with comic books, anime, fantasy, or manga? Do you like to dress up as your favorite character and attend conventions with other fans? Have you ever waited in line overnight for a book, movie, or videogame release? Do you have tattoos depicting your favorite brand or characters? Have you ever missed work, school, or other important events to engage in role-playing or cosplay? Are you misunderstood by your family or significant other because of it? Have you ever been told to “grow up” by someone important to you? If you’re an obsessed fanboy (or girl), MTV wants to hear from you.

If you appear to be between the ages of 16 and 28 and identify with any of the above, MTV wants to hear your story. Go to www.nycomiccon.com/mtvtruelife and follow the directions for filling out the application!

“This is probably one of the coolest things we’ve put together since I’ve been running New York Comic Con,” notes Lance Fensterman, the man (obviously) who runs New York Comic Con. “This is a great opportunity for someone to take their fanboy status and elevate it to MAJOR fanboy status. We’re looking forward to working with MTV on this and it will be great fun to make a fanboy famous!” More information is available at Fensterman’s blog at www.MediumAtLarge.net.

NYCC and MTV officials note that the fanboy will be a guest at New York Comic Con and will be followed at the convention by a MTV True Life production crew.

New York Comic Con takes place at the Jacob K. Javits Center, February 6 – 8, 2009. Tickets for the show are currently on sale and available for purchase at www.nycomiccon.com.

ABOUT NEW YORK COMIC CON: New York Comic Con (February 6 – 8 at the Jacob K. Javits Center) is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture event. An enormous show floor plays host to top entertainment industry leaders showcasing the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, television, and more. New York Comic Con gives attendees access to top entertainment industry talent, panels, and autograph sessions as well as sneak peaks at upcoming television shows and motion pictures. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con provides an ideal business setting for the major players in the worlds of comics, film, and television.

ABOUT REED EXHIBITIONS: Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer. In 2007 Reed brought together over six million industry professionals from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held in 38 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organized by 39 fully staffed offices.

Reed organizes a wide range of events, including exhibitions, conferences, congresses and meetings. Its portfolio of over 500 events serves 47 industry sectors, including:
Aerospace & aviation, automobiles, building & construction, electronics, energy, engineering, entertainment, environment, food & hospitality, gifts, healthcare, IT, jewelry, life sciences & pharmaceuticals, property, manufacturing, medical education, packaging & converting, printing & visual communication, security, sports & recreation, travel.

Working closely with professional bodies, trade associations and government departments Reed ensures that each and every event is targeted and relevant to industry needs. As a result, many Reed events are market leaders in their field.

Reed Exhibitions is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a FTSE-100 company and world-leading publisher and information provider. In 2006, Reed Elsevier made adjusted profit before taxation of £1,052 million on turnover of £5,398 million.

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