ReedPOP, the folks behind New York Comic Con, are expanding into China, thereby laying more claim to the word “International” than Comic-Con International, parent organization of the San Diego Comic-Con, WonderCon and A.P.E., all of which are U.S.-based.
“China is a massive frontier for ReedPOP, a huge market and boundless community of fans that we are eager and enthusiastic to build events for,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “This is a huge opportunity for the millions of fans in the country who haven’t experienced a ReedPOP event and we can’t wait to see how they respond. Geekdom is a universal language and we’re sure that the Chinese people will celebrate fan culture in their own unique and amazing ways.”
The convention takes place May 16th and 17th, but a bootleg, knock-off version will probably be available seven days earlier.