Harvey Awards will return in 2018 at the New York Comic Con

Annual awards will skip 2017 as ReedPOP plans a reception honoring Harvey Kurtzman at this year’s show.

The Harvey Awards will find a new home next year at the New York Comic Con, the annual fall convention managed by ReedPop. According to Newsarama, NYCC will host a reception this year honoring the legacy of Harvey Kurtzman and the awards that were named after him, with a full awards ceremony planned for 2018.

“We are thrilled to host such an iconic award show during one of the biggest comic events of the year, New York Comic Con,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Head of ReedPOP. “We are even more excited to honor the life and work of the late great Harvey Kurtzman here in his hometown, while celebrating the industry’s best work.”

Established in 1988 after the Kirby Awards were dissolved, the Harvey Awards have been presented at various conventions over the years, including the Chicago Comicon, the Dallas Fantasy Fair and, since 2006, at the Baltimore Comic-Con. Late last year the partnership with ReedPOP was announced, and this year saw the birth of the Ringo Awards, which will be presented at the Baltimore Comic-Con Sept. 23.

This year’s New York Comic Con takes place Oct. 5-8.

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