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.”
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The nominees for the first-ever Ringo Awards have been announced, representing “an aggregate of jury and fan top nominations.” The nomination process was open to anyone, which has led to some unexpected choices. Only comic professionals can vote on the final winners.
The jury includes: John Haines, Jamar Nicholas, Chris Powell, Hannah Means-Shannon and Jose Villarrubia.
Named for artist Mike Wieringo, who passed away in 2007, the award will be presented at Baltimore Comic-Con Sept. 23, the former home of the Harvey Awards.
Check out the nominees below:
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