Starting in 2018, the 30th Harvey Awards will be held at New York Comic Con. A reception will be held at Hudson Annex 38 on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. to honor Harvey Kurtzman’s legacy in lieu of a proper ceremony this year.
Lance Fensterman, head of ReedPOP, said in a statement:
“We are thrilled to host such an iconic award show during one of the biggest comic events of the year, New York Comic Con. We are even more excited to honor the life and work of the late great Harvey Kurtzman here in his hometown, while celebrating the industry’s best work.”
Kurtzman is best remembered for his comic book Mad, which he launched alongside William Gaines in 1952. The awards ceremony was founded by Gary Groth, co-founder of Fantagraphics Books, in 1988 after the Kirby Awards were discontinued in 1987.
Nellie Kurtzman, daughter of Harvey Kurtzman, said:
“My mother, my family and I are excited and very honored to have the Harvey Awards associated with New York Comic Con. NYCC has grown exponentially over the past decade, and ReedPOP brings with them a team that is experienced in running successful events. With my father being a lifelong New Yorker, it is only fitting that the awards return to the city where he worked, and the comic book industry was born. In 2018, we all look forward to the reboot of the awards and having the Harveys in the setting of the largest comic book convention in North America.”