New York Magazine Considers Going Biweekly

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Bionic astronaut Steve Austin and his handler Oscar Goldman are forced to deal with government traitors as well as the return of the villainous android Maskatron. Dynamite has also paired Gold Key comics and A-list writers for four new series: Greg Pak’s Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, Frank Barbiere’s Solar: Man of the Atom, Fred Van Lente’s Magnus: Robot Fighter and Mark Waid’s Doctor Spektor. Comics publishers Dynamite and Dark Horse Comics have a pair of crossovers in the works. The fantasy protagonists of Dark Horse’s Conan and Dynamite’s Red Sonja join up to do battle, sword-and-sorcery style, in an as-yet-unnamed title. And in The Shadow vs. Grendel, writer/artist Matt Wagner brings the popular throwback pulp hero into conflict with the masked assassin. Joss Whedon’s “Whedonverse” gets a spotlight both in a new Dark Horse Serenity series by Zack Whedon picking up where the movie follow-up to the TV series Firefly left off and 30-issue “seasons” each for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel & Faith. Next year, the company is also rolling out Greg Rucka’s Veil, about an amnesiac woman with strange powers; Jonathan Maberry’s horror series Bad Blood, with a guy whose blood is deadly for vampires; and two new books from David Lapham, the all-ages, bug-squashing adventure Juice Squeezers and the Western sci-fi Kid McAlister. The cult 1990s antihero The Crow gets a Southwestern makeover in IDW Entertainment’s The Crow: Pestilence, debuting in March. And for the children of the ’80s, the company is combining two of its more popular franchises with the ongoing series Transformers/G.I. Joe next summer. Those who enjoy Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Bagaria declined to comment on profitability but said its not the first time the company has mulled the move. Over the past five years weve considered various options, he said. While digital ad sales are growing, it has not been enough to stem the shrinking dollars coming from the weekly print edition, increasing pressure on Editor-in-Chief Adam Moss. It would be sad if it happened, but it would not surprise me, said Steve Cohn, editor of Media Industry Newsletter, which showed that New Yorks ad pages were down 9.2 percent year-over-year through Oct. 14. Digital now accounts for about half the companys ad revenue, but that is attributable as much to prints steady erosion as it is to digitals gains in recent years. Before the recession, New York racked up 3,343 ad pages in 2007, according to MIN 1,500 pages more than it is expected to tally this year. Ad pages fell 12 percent in 2008, followed by a staggering 27 percent drop in 2009. And in a move that is sure to be worrisome as it pushes for digital dollars, Web traffic in September dropped to 3.6 million unique monthly visitors, according to comScore, a 16 percent drop from last year. A Wasserstein family trust inherited the magazine after the death of Bruce Wasserstein in 2009. The financier brought it for $55 million back in 2003. So far, the Wasserstein family has kept the magazine and websites rolling, but it is not clear what the trusts capacity is to absorb losses over a prolonged period.

New York Television Festival Adds Mitch Hurwitz, More to Line-Up

7:00 PM: A Very Special Panel with The Chris Gethard Show Tribeca Cinemas, the Varick Room: 54 Varick Street Theres no more surprising or addictive show on TV. – The A.V. Club Dubbed by New York Magazine as the “Carson of Cable Access” Chris Gethard and his team of comedy misfits invade NYTVF for a very special panel charting the success of this independent TV phenomenon. 1:00 PM 5:00 PM: NYTVF Development Day Tribeca Cinemas: 54 Varick Street NYTVF Development Day offers aspiring creators and TV fans alike a day of free panels and events offering both educational and inspirational insight into the creation of television. 7:00 PM: U.S. Premiere of Hulu’s The Wrong Mans Tribeca Cinemas: 54 Varick Street Sponsored by New York Magazine and The NYTVF is thrilled to present the U.S. premiere of Hulu’sThe Wrong Mans as the signature red carpet event for closing night of the 9th annual New York Television Festival. The debut screening of the series’ first two episodes will be followed by a talk-back featuring creators, writers, and stars. The Wrong Mansis co-written by and co-starring Tony Award-winner James Corden (Doctor Who, Gavin & Stacey, Gulliver’s Travels) and Mathew Baynton (Peep Show, Spy, Gavin & Stacey), with director and producer Jim Field Smith (Episodes, Butter, She’s Out of My League). 7:30 PM: NYTVF Awards SVA Theatre: 333 West 23rd Street The Festival’s Awards Show will recognize outstanding entries and individual achievement in the 2013 Independent Pilot Competition as well as the winners of the NYTVF Critics Award and Festival Development Awards from IFC, MTV, VH1, truTV, Channel 4, CW Seed and BET. Additional winners will be announced in the FOX Comedy Script Contest and NYTVF Pitch. To register for tickets or passes to these or any Festival events, visit and click on Box Office. PRESS NOTE: Media interested in covering any New York Television Festival events can apply for credentials by completing this form at . About the NYTVF Established in 2005, the NYTVF constructs new and innovative paths of development and talent identification, while simultaneously complementing the traditional television development model. By partnering directly with networks, studios, production companies, digital platforms and brands, the NYTVF provides its Industry Partners with a streamlined development model, leveraging its vast creative community of over 12,000 independent producers and production companies, to create content with specific partners in mind. During the annual New York Television Festival held each fall in New York City the NYTVF brings together its top artists and industry decision-makers for a series of events designed to foster networking, collaboration and education. The Festival also marks the culmination of the organizations yearly development efforts and features screenings of top independent content, educational panels, fan events, red carpet premieres, and more.

New York Comic Con 2013: The beauties and beasts

Yaya Han dressed as Madam Hydra.

I got a lot of, I could be your Spider-Man, she said as she was flocked by admirers Saturday. You feel like youre the character, its a great feeling. Bryan Pace for New York Daily News Yaya Han dressed as Madam Hydra. RELATED: WHAT THE TREK IS GOING ON! Pratt Institute student Molly Glover, a huge Game of Thrones fan, recruited seven friends from school to form a human Iron Throne from the HBO fantasy series. The 20-year-old budding costume designer started in August and made the costume out of fabric and spray-painted pool noodles. Bryan Pace for New York Daily News 25-year-old Sarah Nielsen dressed as Black Widow. I wanted to find people who were willing to contribute and all of my friends graciously accepted, said Glover. Bryan Pace for New York Daily News Stacey Weiland dressed as Mad Moxie from the video game Borderlands. Even Game of Thrones actor Jerome Flynn was impressed, and took time to sit on the throne between signing autographs. This event was surreal as it was, but sitting on a load of fans isnt what I expected to happen, the British actor told the News, but New York is full of surprises. Bryan Pace for New York Daily News 25-year-old Jennifer Hashimoto dressed as Cat Women. RELATED: NEW YORK COMIC CON 2013: ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, KEN JEONG, BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT JOIN BOBS BURGERS SEASON FOUR At the ripe old age of 3, aspiring Wonder Woman Tesla Muchado is already a three-year veteran of New York Comic Con and was excited to pose for a photo with an adult, Helene Waldermarson, 26, dressed as her favorite superhero.

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