NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay to Debut at New York Comic Con 2014
First Stop in “Quest for the Crown” Cosplay Competition Circuit to Play Out at NYCC
and Lay Foundation for Search to Find Best Cosplayer on the Planet
New York – August 25, 2014 – Today, ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, announces the debut of a new Cosplay championship at this year’s New York Comic Con (NYCC). The inaugural NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay will be the biggest and most prestigious costume contest on the East Coast and will serve as the first stop in the “Quest for the Crown,” a new Cosplay competition circuit that celebrates the very best in Cosplay design from all over the world.
Cosplay veterans, former champions and amateurs alike will battle it out for a shot at the NYCC Eastern Championship Crown and over $10,000 in cash and prizes. The Eastern Champion of Cosplay will represent the East Coast in the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago in April 2015, the final round in the Quest for the Crown competition. Thousands of NYCC fans will watch in person and millions of people around the world will tune in via the New York Comic Con live stream to witness the spectacle and pageantry of this fun-filled competition celebrating the best Cosplayers the East Coast has to offer — entries spanning the worlds of comics, movies, television, video games, anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy!
“The Crown Championships of Cosplay began in Chicago last year, and we’re excited to now introduce this new leg of our Cosplay tournament here,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “We love the evolution and growth of our contests — we’ve seen the best Chicago has to offer, and we look forward to expanding this now to reward the passion, dedication and craftsmanship of Cosplayers around America… and ultimately the planet.”
The Crown Championships of Cosplay debuted at ReedPOP’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo earlier this year, and New York Comic Con represents the kick-off of a larger Quest for
the Crown competition that will span multiple events, all leading up to a final again set in ReedPOP’s C2E2. ReedPOP, with over 15 events around the globe, looks forward to setting up additional stops in the Quest for the Crown from the US to Australia, creating a new, worldwide platform to showcase the Cosplay community.
NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay Prizes will include:
- First Place/Best in Show
o Two VIP Tickets for C2E2 2015
o $1,500 Cash
o Airfare – within the continental US to C2E2 2015
o Hotel for two nights in Chicago for C2E2 2015
o Automatic Entry into the final round of the Crown Championships of Cosplay at C2E2
o $100 Gift Card to ReedPOP Supply Co.
- Second Place
o Two VIP Tickets for NYCC 2015
o $1,000 Cash
o $50 Gift Card for ReedPOP Supply Co.
- Third Place
o Two 4-Day Tickets for NYCC 2015
o $500 Cash
o $25 Gift Card to ReedPOP Supply Co.
Fans can register here for the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay, starting today. All submissions must be in by11:59 PM EDT on Friday, September 19. Visit http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/Events for more information on rules and regulations.