Reedpop Adds Crunchyroll Expo To Its Family Of Pop Culture Conventions

November 20, 2019

Leading Anime & Japanese Pop Culture Event to join Reedpop portfolio starting with 2020 show; Tickets to New Year’s Crunchyroll Expo will be available starting on Tuesday, November 26th

NORWALK, CT – November 20, 2019 – Reedpop, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events and part of Reed Exhibitions, today announced that Crunchyroll Expo will be joining its portfolio of global fan conventions. Since 2017, Crunchyroll Expo has become an annual convention showcasing the best that anime and Japanese pop culture have to offer, with unique events and experiences from Crunchyroll, the world's most popular anime brand. The previous two iterations of the show have been held at the San Jose Convention Center. 

The 2020 Crunchyroll Expo will take place over Labor Day Weekend, September 4-6, at the San Jose Convention Center. Tickets are slated to go live on Tuesday, November 26th at 9am PST/12pm EST on www.crunchyrollexpo.com. The 2019 show saw the premieres of the movie BLACKFOX, an OVA for Mob Psycho 100 II as well as a screening of the movies Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku and Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn. The show welcomed the iconic Japanese horror manga artist Junji Ito, as well a concert and appearances from the legendary music group FLOW.

"We are thrilled that the Reedpop team will work with Crunchyroll to deliver Crunchyroll Expo to anime fans, ” said Lance Fensterman, President of Reedpop. “The Crunchyroll team has done an amazing job in making this show into what it’s become in just a few years. We know that fans continue to clamor for additional experiences hitting the cross-section of anime, manga and cartoons. We couldn’t be more excited to work with a brand as strong and dynamic as Crunchyroll is and we look forward to delivering an incredible experience for their fans.”

“It’s our priority that Crunchyroll Expo presents extraordinary anime experiences to fans,” says Mary Franklin, Head of Events at Crunchyroll. “Reedpop not only has the production expertise to help us expand and improve the shows each year, they also care deeply about pop culture fans.”

Since the launch of the sold-out New York Comic Con in 2006, Reedpop has sought to produce exceptional experiences for passionate audiences and help grow the industries surrounding those passions. Over the past two years, ReedPOP launched its first comic con in Africa, Comic Con Africa, and an all-new U.S. show, Keystone Comic Con in Philadelphia, expanding the portfolio to nearly 40 fan conventions around the world. 

For more information on Crunchyroll Expo, including pertinent updates on this year’s show, please visit https://expo.crunchyroll.com/, sign up for the newsletter, and follow the event on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is the world’s most popular anime brand, connecting a community of 50 million registered users and 2 million subscribers with 360-degree content experiences. Fans connect through the world’s largest collection of anime including "Naruto Shippuden," "Attack on Titan," and “Dragon Ball Super,” as well as Crunchyroll Games, Crunchyroll News, events such as Crunchyroll Expo and the Anime Awards, and can purchase related merchandise through its online store and retail partners. Through its app on game consoles, set-top boxes, mobile devices and more, Crunchyroll delivers content from leading media producers directly to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages. The service is available for free or through a premium offering that allows users to watch ad-free with access to simulcasts—top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast. 

About Reedpop

Reedpop is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions – the world’s leading events organizer. Launched in 2006, the group has become the number one producer of pop culture events across the globe as well as a full service digital content provider and media company. Delivering once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences curated specifically for localized audiences, Reedpop currently features events in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, including: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), PAX West, East, South, Australia and Unplugged, Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC), Star Wars Celebration, MCM Comic Con, Eurogamer Expo (EGX), Comic Con Paris, BookCon, Comic Con Seoul, Comic Con Africa, Minecraft Festival, ComplexCon and more. In addition to organizing and managing events, Reedpop also runs and operates the Gamer Network and its portfolio of leading gaming websites including Eurogamer, Rock Paper Shotgun and GamesIndustry.Biz. The staff at Reedpop are a fan-based, globally focused group of professionals that are uniquely qualified to build and serve the communities with whom they share a common passion.(www.reedpop.com)