ReedPOP, a Reed Exhibitions business that organises and manages events in the pop culture world, has acquired UK based MCM Comic Con. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
In 2017 MCM Comic Con shows run in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool and Belfast. The company boasted nearly 300,000 pop culture fans and cosplayers attend the events throughout the year.
“For nearly a decade I’ve watched with great admiration as the MCM brand grew in size, scale and quality, as well as in the hearts and minds of UK fans. I could not be more proud and humbled to team up with the MCM team to bring two world-class pop culture event companies together,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Head of ReedPOP. “The addition of the MCM brand extends the reach and influence of the ReedPOP portfolio and further solidifies our place as the number one producer of fan events across the globe. We cannot wait to work with the MCM team to build even bigger and better events for fans in the UK.”
MCM Comic Con was co-founded by Bryan Cooney premiering the show in 2002 as the London Expo. In 2004, it rebranded as London MCM Expo – the ‘MCM’ standing for ‘Movies, Comics, Media’; and in 2005, it took the first steps that would change it from a collectors’ and autograph event into a comic con, with the addition of dedicated comics and anime areas plus film and TV content. More recent years saw MCM launch events across the UK.
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