Manga publisher Go! Comi has announced that it will be hosting portfolio reviews for the first time ever at their booth during New York Comic Con. The reviews will be held at booth 564 on Saturday February 24th between 10:00 AM and noon. If you are talented, ambitious, and have a portfolio, the editors at Go! Comi wants to see your work.

Does this mean Go! Comi is planning to start publishing original material? Creative Director Audry Taylor answered this important question with a cryptic smile. "Come to our panel Saturday at 2:00 PM and you'll find out."

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CLAMP MokonaCLAMP member Mokona will be holding an autograph session in February:

Start: 13:00.
Place: Logos Gallery (where an special exposition will be held from February 16th~28th.
Tickets will be given for the first 200 people who purchase CLAMP Mokona no Okimonokimono at Logos Gallery on February 16th at 10:00.

Start: 17:00.
Place: Libro Ikebukuro Parco Shop.
Tickets will be given for the first 200 people who purchase CLAMP Mokona no Okimonokimono at Libro Ikebukuro Parco Shop on February 15th at 17:00.

*Translation from Chibi Yuuto's CHRoNiCLEs

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Norwalk, CT, January 22, 2007: In a significant development that will transform it into a year-round national event, New York Comic Con (NYCC) has announced that it will launch an audio and video podcast available free to the general public.

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ICv2 has announced the addition of six new panelists to its second annual ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference at New York Comic Con in February. The new panelists are: Larry Gonick (graphic novelist); Kurt Hassler (co-publisher of Yen Press and ICv2's "#1 Most Powerful Person in Manga" last year); Glenn Kardy (CEO of Japanime, publisher of Kanji de Manga, etc.); Dallas Middaugh (associate publisher of Del Rey Manga); Ted Rall (Pulitzer Prize-nominated cartoonist, and graphic novelist); and Tomoko Suga (Senior Manager, Foreign Rights Department of Kodansha).

Source: MangaBlog

AnimeNEXT is proud to be bringing its world famous Manga Library to the NY Comic Con for the second year in a row. Last year was great success and we had many visitors to the library. It was great to bring the art of Japanese Manga to the crowd; some attendees knew and loved Manga already, other comic book fans were introduced to the medium for the first time.

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Between January 21st and February 2nd, a commemorative exhibition called "Japan's Power of Expression" will be held to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Japan Media Art Festival. The celebration event will take place at the newly established national fine arts museum in Roppongi, Tokyo.

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ALC Publishing, the world's only all-yuri publisher, is pleased to announce that they will premiering their newest Yuri anthology, "Yuri Monogatari 4" New York Comic Con, being held at Jacob Javits Center in New York City on February 23-25, 2007.

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Korean Comics: A Society Through Small Frames, an exhibition sponsored by the Korean Society, will take place at the Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library from January 16 to March 16. The event will feature "83 framed works by 21 of Korea's most talented cartoonists, drawn over a period of 40 years. It includes work by artists from both South Korea and North Korea."

The Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory, a museum that showcases the works of Detective Conan creator Goshou Aoyama, will open in Kitasakae-cho (Tottori Prefecture) on March 18th. The museum, part of a plan to create Detective Conan related landmarks in Goshou Aoyama's Hometown, will be divided into 6 sections, with each having a specific function, such as anime and manga museums and cafeteria.

Source: ANS

topKei Toume's 3rd original art exhibition, Winter Art - Exhibition (????????????, also a pun on Toume's name ?????????), will be held at GoFa (Gallery of Fantastic Art), Aoyama in Tokyo. The exhibition will be open from February 24 to March 11.

The exhibition will feature Toume's early artworks, special artworks, as well as artworks of Toume's currently serialized works. A set of limited edition figurine will also be sold during the exhibition. The figurines are based on HASAMI, a series that Toume created just for the exhibition. Original artworks of HASAMI will also be available during the event.

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