TurtleMe, the creator of the #1 hit webnovel and webcomic series The Beginning After The End on Tapas, will debut his face for the first time to fans and press at the Tapas panel The Beginning After the End (Tapas): Creator TurtleMe Reveal! at Anime NYC Friday, November 18th at 2PM ET.
TurtleMe is an official guest of Anime NYC and will participate in several events throughout the weekend including a Q&A at the Yen Press Industry Panel on November 19th at 12PM ET, and several signing sessions.
TurtleMe shared, “I am honestly so excited to meet my fans face to face for the first time. I started publishing The Beginning After The End on Tapas in 2016 and the constant fan support around it is the reason why today it has been made into both a webcomic and a printed graphic novel, I owe it all to them. I’m in awe, these fans inspire me every day to become a better storyteller, and to be an official guest of the con feels like a big step for me as a creator.”
The Beginning After the End publishing partners Tapas (webcomic and webnovel) and Yen Press (graphic novel) will collaborate at Anime NYC to connect this beloved creator and story with fans around the world traveling to the convention. Both publishing partners will have a booth on the convention floor – Tapas (booth #554) featuring free TBATE poster giveaways and Yen Press (booth #1516) selling the TBATE graphic novel along with other fun giveaways. Tapas is also hosting a sweepstakes in partnership with Anime NYC on social media giving away Anime NYC weekend passes to one lucky fan! For more details, please follow @Tbateofficial on Instagram and Twitter.
Tapas CEO, Chang Kim: “Tapas in its DNA is a creator-first platform and TurtleMe is one of our original creators, we have really grown together. To be able to support him at Anime NYC and connect TurtleMe to fans that have supported The Beginning After The End and our platform for years in a big way is really exciting and incredibly rewarding.”
“We are elated that TurtleMe will reveal his face for the first time at Anime NYC,” said Anime NYC show director Peter Tatara. “TurtleMe pushes boundaries, and as a story that’s inspired by both western and eastern fantasies, The Beginning After the End has really captured reader’s imaginations. Those who will attend the TurtleMe Tapas panel are in for a treat.”
Anime NYC will take place from November 18-20 at The Javits Center (655 W. 34th Street).