New York Comic Con is working closely with MTV to help them cast a fanboy segment for the network’s award-winning True Life documentary series. All interested fanboys are encouraged to apply immediately. All applications will be reviewed by the talent and production staff at MTV’s True Life.
Are you obsessed with comic books, anime, fantasy, or manga? Do you like to dress up as your favorite character and attend conventions with other fans? Have you ever waited in line overnight for a book, movie, or videogame release? Do you have tattoos depicting your favorite brand or characters? Have you ever missed work, school, or other important events to engage in role-playing or cosplay? Are you misunderstood by your family or significant other because of it? Have you ever been told to “grow up” by someone important to you? If you’re an obsessed fanboy (or girl), MTV wants to hear from you.
If you appear to be between the ages of 16 and 28 and identify with any of the above, MTV wants to hear your story. Go to www.nycomiccon.com/mtvtruelife and follow directions for completing the application.
“This is probably one of the coolest things we’ve put together since I’ve been running New York Comic Con,” notes Lance Fensterman, who runs New York Comic Con. “This is a great opportunity for someone to take their fanboy status and elevate it to MAJOR fanboy status. We’re looking forward to working with MTV on this and it will be great fun to make a fanboy famous!”
NYCC and MTV officials note that the fanboy will be a guest at New York Comic Con and will be followed at the convention by a MTV True Life production crew.
Below is a video I took at New York Comic Con a few years ago, of Kevin Eastman, creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, doing a sketch of FAKK 2 for me in an comic art book I had just purchased. I guess that makes me a fanboy too!
New York Comic Con takes place at the Jacob K. Javits Center on February 6 – 8, 2009. More information on the show is available at www.nycomiccon.com.