Link of the Week | New York Comic Con

This post is for Pace’s pop-culture junkies. Whether you’re a comic book connoisseur, a would-be media magnate, or a run-of-the-mill fan fanatic, Comic Con has something for you.

New York Comic Con (NYCC) is the largest pop culture convention on the east coast. An added bonus for NYC attendees is that it also takes place in Gotham City, the comic book capital of the world. More than 185,000 fans attended New York Comic Con in 2016, which made it the largest comic book and pop culture gathering in the U.S. last year. This year’s event will run from October 5–8 at the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan at 655 West 34th Street.

2015 NYCC attendees. Image courtesy of New York Comic Con.

In addition to panels, screenings, and special events, NYCC features hundreds of guests who will be signing autographs in a designated autograph area, in Artist Alley, in private rooms, and at various booths on the show floor. A very small snapshot of guests include:

Comics:

  • Adi Granov  |  Iron Man, Star Wars: Darth Vader, Marvel Movies
  • Afua Richardson | Black Panther: World of Wakanda, Genius, All Star Batman
  • Geoff Johns | Green Lantern, DC Universe Rebirth
  • Amy Mebberson | Disney Princesses
  • Billy Martin | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mavel Cover Artist

Entertainment:

  • Felicity Jones | Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Jason Isaacs | Harry Potter
  • Josh Hutcherson | Hunger Games, Future Man
  • Peter Capaldi | Doctor Who
  • Yetide Badaki | American Gods

Literary:

  • Jodi Meadows | Before She Ignites, My Lady Jane, The Orphan Queen duology
  • Jason Fry | Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View
  • Jonathan Hennessey | The Comic Book Story of Video Games, Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding Father, The Comic Book Story of Beer
  • Rachel Ignotofsky | Women in Science, Women in Sports
  • R.L. Stine | Goosebumps
Seth Meyers at NYCC 2015. Image Courtesy of New York Comic Con.

The New York Public Library will also play a part in this year’s show.  On October 5th, from 9am–4pm, the library will host a free, ticketed event, or “professional day,” for librarians, teachers, and educators on comics and graphic novels.

We’re posting about Comic Con now because you need to get tickets early. You must also have a Fan Verification profile to attend NYCC.

Happy cosplaying!

 

Link of the Week | Brooklyn Book Festival


Alright everyone, mark your calendars tout de suite. The Brooklyn Book Festival is THIS SUNDAY, Sept. 17th at 10am at Brooklyn Borough Hall & Plaza 209 Joralemon Street in Brooklyn, NY. The largest free literary event in New York City, is a great way to “casually run into” new voices and literary powerhouses in the publishing industry. To name-drop just a few, five authors participating in the event include:

The Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter (WNBA-NYC) and National Reading Group Month will also be exhibiting at the fair. (Pace Publishing Professor Jane Kinney Denning is the President of WNBA-National.) Located at Booth 345, they will be showcasing:

  • Membership Benefits
  • Events Calendar
  • Reading Group Guides
  • NRGM Great Group Reads Information and Lists 
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Giveaways
  •  … and more!

Member Volunteers are also needed for the festival! Volunteers will get a chance to meet new people, promote the organization, and spend time with other WNBA members. If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please register here (organizers have asked that you include times that you’re available).

Now is the best time to join the WNBA. As a member during the organization’s Centennial year, you’ll get free admission to WNBA Centennial celebrations and other publishing events throughout the season. Student membership is $20, a great value in the city for aspiring publishers and writers. For more information on membership, you can visit the WNBA membership page.

Welcome Back to Pace University |

Professor Sherman Raskin

Dear Colleagues and Graduate Students,

I hope you enjoyed your summer break. Welcome back to Pace University. We have 27 new students, 57 current students, and 3 visiting students enrolled in the Pace Publishing program for Fall 2017 – a total of 87 students this semester. The faculty and staff look forward to working with you and assisting you this term.

Please mark your calendar for the following publishing event. Bette Rockmore will be giving the Fall semester lecture as Visiting Professor on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. She is the Vice President of Advertising Sales at SiriusXM Satellite Radio and will serve as Visiting Professor for the 2017/18 academic year. Her lecture will take place at 163 William Street, 18th floor at the downtown NYC campus from 6–8pm. She will discuss issues currently facing the publishing and media industries. Refreshments will be served. You will receive an official invitation shortly.

Another important date to place in your calendar is Wednesday, September 27th. We would like to invite all M.S. in Publishing students to our Fall Orientation to meet faculty, staff, and classmates. Join us from 5–6pm in our Multimedia Lab at Midtown Center, 8th floor. RSVP to puboffice@pace.edu no later than September 13, 2017.

We wish you a very successful semester. Please feel free to contact me or faculty or staff if you have any questions. My very best to you this term.

Sherman Raskin
Professor English/Publishing
Director M.S. in Publishing Program
Director Pace University Press

 

Welcome back to Pace University |

Professor Jane Denning


Welcome back to the Fall 2017 Semester,

I hope you all had a restful summer break and that you are ready for an exciting semester in the M.S. in Publishing program!

Be sure to check out the blog daily as we are always updating it with great information for M.S. in Publishing students and alumni. We start off each week with an inspiring Quote of the Week. Other regular weekly features include: The Link of the Week, Jobs of the Week, and Around Town: Books and Magazine Events in NYC. We also post monthly Alumni in the Spotlight Interviews, Faculty/Advisory Board in the Spotlight features, Reports from the Trenches (we love to have students blog about field trips, guest lectures, books or magazines they have read etc., so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you want to contribute), and Volunteer and Events postings.

We also post numerous Internship and Employment opportunities, so be sure to bookmark the blog. As you embark on your internship search, don’t forget to go to the Internship Resources (Book and Magazine) tab on the blog. We have been working hard to update this resource and there are great links here to assist you with your search. We are also in the process of developing a robust Career Resources tab on the blog that will host useful information on resume and cover letter writing and job searching and networking, so check back often! And, if you are looking to do an internship and take PUB 699A and B, please email me anytime at jdenning@pace.edu to set up a time to meet.

The blog also includes our Faculty and Staff Bios—a great way to learn more about the backgrounds and accomplishments of your professors and publishing staff! The Publishing Links that run along the right side of the blog are also a great resource for students and publishing professionals.

I would also like to take this time to thank you for your future contributions to and feedback on the blog. We hope that you are finding it a useful resource. Please feel free to email me with any suggestions or comments.

We love to hear from you and are always looking for new ways to provide you with useful information. And, for students interested in publishing some writing samples, putting together a post for the blog is a great way to do that.

With best regards,

Executive Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach
Blog Editor
http://mspub.blogs.pace.edu/
Adjunct Professor
Pace University
MS in Publishing
551 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10176
212-346-1404

President WNBA-National
http://www.wnba-books.org

Immediate Past President, Women’s National Book Association-NYC
http://www.wnba-nyc.org/ | http://wnba-nyc.org/blog/

Taking a Break

Everyone here at the Pace MS in Publishing Program hope you all have had a great start to your summer and hope you continue to have a fantastic summer season. As this second half of the summer semester begins, we will be on hiatus until the Fall semester begins.

We hope that we have given you lots of fun events to check out Around Town, helped you in any employment prospects, informed you of interesting publishing related links, and inspired you with amazing quotes.

In the meantime, If you have any questions or anything you would like posted to the blog, please contact Blog Editor at jdenning@pace.edu.

See you all in the Fall!

Job and Internship Fair

Pace University will be holding the Spring 2017 Job and Internship Fair on Wednesday, February 15, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Gym and Student Union of One Pace Plaza.

Be sure to bring in your updated resume and look interview ready. There will be over 125 employers at the event all looking for a mix of majors and hiring for various positions.

Make sure to have several copies of your resume on hand, dress in your best professional attire, and get ready to do some very important networking.

Among the companies that will be in attendance will be  iHeartMedia, IBM, KPMG, Deloitte, NYC District Attorney’s Office, Warner Music Group and many more.

This event is open to all students. For more information and to see the full list of employers, visit Handshake.

Please visit the Pace Career Services page if you have any additional questions about resumes, jobs, or internships.

The Robert L. Edgell Scholarship and the William Littleford Scholarship

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Each year, the Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) (http://www.siia.net/Divisions/ABM-Association-of-Business-Information-Media/BPEF) awards the Robert L. Edgell Scholarship and the William Littleford Scholarship to two students from Pace University’s MS in Publishing Program who demonstrate an understanding of, and an interest in, the business-to-business media industry.

This year, one student will be awarded the Edgell Scholarship, and one student will be awarded the Littleford scholarship. This is a scholarship of $1000 paid directly to the student at the Spring MS in Publishing Advisory Board meeting March 9.

The 2017 Edgell and Littleford Scholarships, given by American Business Media, is a wonderful opportunity to explore B-to-B publishing and to think about how your publishing skills apply across industries.

To apply, interested students must submit their application to Professor Jane Denning (jdenning@pace.edu) at 551 Fifth Avenue, Room 805F, no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 17th, 2017

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Students are required to submit the following materials:

  • A copy of your current resume
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation—one from a professor in the program and one from a current or former employer
  • A 2-5 page double-spaced personal essay on why you would like to intern for a B to B magazine, focusing on what you hope to gain from the experience or a 2-5 page double-spaced essay on what you see as the value of B to B magazines in the digital age.

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About Connectiv: Connectiv is the global business information association that accelerates innovation for leading and emerging content, data and technology companies.

To learn more about Connectiv, click here: http://www.siia.net/connectiv

Formerly ABM and SIIA Content &
Information Services Division

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About BPEF:

The Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) Internship program gives college students the chance to work at business media companies, in either editorial or non-editorial roles. BPEF, affiliated with Connectiv, the Business Information Association, was established in 1985 by Harold W, McGraw Jr., then-chairman of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

Since then, BPEF has actively promoted the business media industry among college students nationwide through a unique internship program and various scholarships. Over the last two decades, BMEF has placed over 700 students in internships and awarded more than 75 scholarships.

To learn more about BPEF, click here.

What is B2B Media?

B-to-B media is critical to how business professionals make decisions, buy products, set strategies and more. In an overview video veteran b-to-b journalist Matthew Weinstock says, “This is a way to sink your teeth into a subject matter, and become a subject-matter expert, and then learn how to craft that into a story that really impacts the reader.”

To view the full video, click here.

Welcome Back Letter from Prof. Raskin!

January 25, 2017

Dear Colleagues and Graduate Students,

I hope you enjoyed your winter break. Welcome back to Pace University. We have 15 new students and 66 current students and 3 visiting students enrolled in the Pace Publishing program for Spring 2017, a total of 84 students this semester. The faculty and staff look forward to working with you and assisting you this term.

Please mark your calendars for the following publishing events. Lisa Sharkey will give the spring semester lecture as the David Pecker Professor on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Ms. Sharkey is Senior Vice President/Director of Creative Development at HarperCollins and is serving as David J. Pecker Visiting Professor for the 2016-17 academic year. Her lecture will take place at 163 William Street, 18th floor at the downtown NYC campus from 6 to 8 PM. She will discuss issues currently facing the publishing industry. Refreshments will be served.

Another major event and date to place on your calendar is Thursday, April 13, 2017. At that time, the Pace University Publishing Department will host the Student/Alumni Appreciation Dinner that will celebrate student excellence. The Student Appreciation Dinner will be held at 163 William Street, 18th floor from 6 to 8 PM. The dinner gives us the opportunity to recognize student and alumni achievement and the uniqueness of our publishing students and graduates. Please make every effort to attend both events.

We wish you a very successful semester. Please feel free to contact me or faculty or staff if you have any questions during the semester. My very best to you for a successful spring term.

Sherman Raskin
Professor English/Publishing
Director MS in Publishing Program
Director Pace University Press

Welcome Back Letter from Prof. Denning!

Welcome back to the Spring 2017 semester!

I hope you all had a restful winter break and that you are ready for an exciting semester in the MS in Publishing program!

Be sure to check out the blog daily as we are always updating it with great information for MS in Publishing students and alumni. We start off each week with an inspiring Quote of the Week. Other regular weekly features include: The Link of the Week, Jobs of the Week, and Around Town: Books and Magazine Events in NYC. We also post monthly Alumni in the Spotlight Interviews, Faculty/Advisory Board in the Spotlight features as well as our Media Roundups and Reports from the Trenches (we love to have students blog about field trips, guest lectures, books or magazines they have read etc. so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you want to contribute) and Volunteer and Events postings.

In addition, we also post numerous Internship and Employment opportunities so be sure to bookmark the blog. As you embark on your internship search don’t forget to go to the Internship Resources (Book and Magazine) tab on the blog. We have been working hard to update this resource and there are great links here to assist you with your search. We are also in the process of developing a robust Career Resources tab on the blog that will host useful information on resumes and cover letter writing, job searching and networking, so check back often!

The blog also includes our Faculty and Staff Bios—a great way to learn more about the backgrounds and accomplishments of your professors and publishing staff! In addition, the Publishing Links that run along the right side of the blog are also a great resource for students and publishing professionals.

I would also like to take this time to thank you for your contributions to and feedback on the blog and we hope that you are finding it to be a useful resource. Please feel free to email me (jdenning@pace.edu) with any suggestions or comments you have.

We love to hear from you and are always looking for new ways to provide you with useful information. And, for students interested in getting putting together some writing samples, putting together a post for the blog is a great way to do that.

Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful semester!

Jane Kinney-Denning

Executive Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach
MS in Publishing Blog Editor
President WNBA-National
http://www.wnba-books.org