The Harvey Awards are one of the comic industries most prestigious events, and in 2018 the celebrated event will get a new home.
The Harvey Awards derives its name from iconic cartoonist Harvey Kurtzman, and ReedPOP will host the event in Kurtzman's hometown at New York Comic Con this year. The award ceremony is being replaced with a reception for 2017 but will return in full form next year at New York Comic Con 2018.
The event will honor Kurtzman's long career as well as the talented creators and professionals in the industry. The reception will be held at the Hudson Annex 38 on Saturday, October 7th from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm ET.
"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."
The Harvey Awards are approaching their 30-year anniversary, which takes place next year, and awards artists, writers, letterers, editors, and designers for their achievements. Kurtzman is known for a variety of projects, including the creation of MAD.
"My mother, my family, and I are excited and very honored to have the Harvey Awards associated with New York Comic Con. NYCC has grown exponentially over the past decade, and ReedPOP brings with them a team that is experienced in running successful events," said Nellie Kurtzman, daughter of Harvey Kurtzman. "With my father being a lifelong New Yorker, it is only fitting that the awards return to the city where he worked, and the comic book industry was born. In 2018, we all look forward to the reboot of the awards and having the Harveys in the setting of the largest comic book convention in North America."
New York Comic Con will feature a variety of guests this year, including Kevin Conroy, Lena Headey, Mark Hamill, Jess Harnell, Jim Cummings, Michael Rooker, Nolan North, Sean Gunn, Rob Paulsen, Pablo Schreiber, Ricky Whittle, Ryan Hurst, Tara Strong, Theo Rossi, Tress MacNeille, Troy Baker, Vic Mignogna, William Shatner, Yetide Badaki, and more.
New York Comic Con 2017 takes place October 5th to the 8th.