Iconic Comic Con events known to pop culture fans all over the world, to be held in Korea.

January 24, 2017

Media Day Launches Global Pop Culture Festival, 'Comic Con Seoul'

  • The first media day of 'Comic Con Seoul' launched the global Pop culture festival, which comes to COEX August 4-6, 2017.
  • Global Sr. Vice President of ReedPOP, the world’s largest international Pop culture event organizer, introduced this new overseas Comic Con.
  • Reed Exhibitions Korea introduced 'Super Junior’ Member Kim Hee-Chul as Comic Con Seoul’s Promotional Ambassador,
  • ‘Comic Con Seoul' will present the unique experience of a mainland US Comic Con to pop culture fans in Korea.

(January 24, 2017, Seoul) Reed Exhibitions Korea, leading organizer of global exhibitions, hosted its first media day for ‘Comic Con Seoul’ on Jan. 24 at Yeouido CGV Business Hall. Comic Con Seoul will be held at COEX in Seoul this August.

Tyler Rasch, a smart and sexy man, fluent in Korean and a well-known broadcaster, hosted the event.  Lance Fensterman, Global Sr. Vice President of ReedPOP, presented ReedPOP’s global vision, and spoke about the importance of the new show in Seoul.

“We are honored and excited to work with the Comic Con Seoul team to bring this iconic pop culture festival to Korea,” said Fensterman. “Comic Cons bring passionate fans together to enjoy the latest and best in movies, cartoons, games and other entertainment. We hope Korean fans will love it. We are certainly having fun creating the experience for them.”

Fensterman and his team founded New York Comic Con, now the largest comic convention worldwide, and produce shows like the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), the PAX video game shows, and Star Wars Celebration.

Son Joo Bum, Country General Manager of Reed Exhibitions Korea, introduced plans for Comic Con Seoul in more detail, led a question and answers session with the audience, and conducted a commissioning ceremony for ambassadors and advisors.

"Anyone who likes animation and games cannot help but be enthusiastic about Comic Con,” said Kim Hee-Chul, “I am excited to be commissioned as the first public relations ambassador for Comic Con Seoul.”

Comic Con is an abbreviation of Comic Convention. It is a cultural festival for fans, not only of comics, but also of games, movies, characters, and animation. Those attending Comic Con can listen to behind-the-scenes stories from the worlds of celebrities, entertainment and comics, see what is coming next in movies and drama, find exclusive collectibles, and share the overall experience with fans who also love pop culture.
Through Comic Cons, ReedPOP has hosted major celebrities like George Clooney, Paul Rudd and Sigourney Weaver. First looks at movies and dramas, rare appearances from legendary artists, and surprise performances and screenings are hallmarks of the events. The best cosplayers in the world compete in the Global Championships of Cosplay. At Comic Con Seoul, the winning cosplayer will be sent to Chicago to compete in the Global Championships next spring at C2E2.  

”I think Comic Con Seoul is famous enough to be on the bucket list for pop culture lovers of comics, games, movies and characters,” said Son Joo Bum, “and it is very meaningful because it is being introduced to Korea. I am confident that it will be a memorable event for the fans that enjoy an original Comic Con."

For more information about Comic Con Seoul, please visit Comic Con Seoul website (give URL) and official Facebook (add URL). Early Bird Tickets will be announced on February 10th, with special benefits for those who purchase tickets early.

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Introduction of ReedPOP and Reed Exhibitions Korea

ReedPOP produces pop culture events as a part of Reed Exhibitions, the world’s largest exhibition organizer. ReedPOP plans the leading pop culture events around the world including New York Comic Con, Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Emerald City Comicon, PAX, Star Wars Celebration, Comic Con Paris, Oz Comic Con, Comic Con India and more.

Reed Exhibitions Korea is the Korean branch of Reed Exhibitions, a global exhibition organizer. Reed Exhibitions holds more than 500 exhibitions and conferences in 43 key industries in 30 countries around the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa, with more than 3800 exhibitors. Currently, Reed Exhibitions Korea organizes exhibitions in six specialized industries including the marine and shipbuilding industry, lifestyle industry, cosmetics industry, electronics manufacturing industry, broadcasting and franchise through 3 organizations: Reed Exhibitions Korea, Reed K. Fairs Exhibitors, and Reed-COEX joint venture.

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