Toronto, ON (February 9, 2016) - Leading subscription box company Nerd Block, together with ReedPOP, the world's largest producer of pop culture events, today announced the launch of the limited edition Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) box: a special one-time offer packed with toys, collectibles, a celebrity autograph and an exclusive T-shirt. The customized C2E2 box will give Fans, whether attending the Chicago-based convention or not, the chance to get their hands on exclusive merchandise reflective of the ReedPOP event experience. Its debut marks the launch of an extended collaboration that will introduce other limited edition boxes branded after ReedPOP's popular roster of events.
"ReedPOP and Nerd Block both thrive on bringing exceptional experiences and value to Fans around the world," says Russ Montague, CEO of Nerd Block. "Since Nerd Block was founded on the idea of bringing the fun of conventions to the doorsteps of Fans, it makes perfect sense to partner with ReedPOP, whose events have been inspirational to all of us here."
The C2E2 box is the first of many planned collaborations between ReedPOP and Nerd Block. In total, it will include eight officially-licensed items including a Funko POP! Vinyl figure based on a character that everyone will be talking about very soon. Other fan boxes planned include Emerald City Comicon and New York Comic Con.
Lance Fensterman, ReedPOP's Global Senior Vice President, added, "We want to bring the ReedPOP experience to as many Fans as we can. We know that not everyone can make it to our shows and for those who do, they're looking for that extra something special. These Nerd Block boxes are just that."
Fans interested in picking up the highly-limited C2E2 box are encouraged to visit nerdblock.com/C2E2 to find out more and sign up to be the first people notified when orders are open.
The C2E2 box will be shipping out in time to arrive at homes before C2E2, taking place March 18-20 in the South Building at McCormick Place in Chicago.
About Nerd Block
Nerd Block is the world's first premium subscription box dedicated specifically to nerds. Sending subscribers an exclusive ShirtPunch t-shirt, plus 4-6 toys and collectibles every month, Nerd Block has amassed an incredible subscriber base worldwide. Nerd Block features seven different genre-focused Blocks from which to subscribe, including Nerd Block Classic, Nerd Block Junior Boys, Nerd Block Junior Girls, Horror Block, Arcade Block, Comic Block, and Sci-Fi Block. Nerd Block has quickly emerged as a prominent player in the global toy industry. Visit www.nerdblock.com.
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture world. ReedPOP is dedicated to celebrations of popular culture throughout the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) West, East, South and Australia, Emerald City Comicon (ECCC), BookCon, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, TwitchCon, UFC Fan Expo and more. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. (www.reedpop.com)