Vienna Comic Con Premieres This November!

May 13, 2015

+++ Vienna to become the centre of European pop culture with a world-class weekend of artists, celebrities, video games, collectibles and entertainment +++

VIENNA (13th May 2015). – On the 21st and 22nd of November 2015  the first edition of Vienna Comic Con premieres at Messe Wien in Vienna, Austria. The two-day pop culture and gaming event will be produced by Reed Exhibitions Messe Wien in cooperation with ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events including New York Comic Con and the PAX video game shows.

New Comic Con Hotspot

Vienna Comic Con will bring the best of pop culture to Central Europe with a vibrant exhibit hall floor, entertainment and panels, and the opportunity for guests to meet favourite pop culture celebrities. Just one of the highlights: ReedPOP U.S. is working with Vienna Comic Con to present an International Cosplay Competition, the winner of which will be sent to Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) to compete in the championship finals.

Pop Culture Favourites On Board

Just a few of the companies that have already agreed to participate include Egmont publishers; Panini Verlags GmbH; Figuya; Manga-Mafia; KAZÉ Manga & Anime; Microsoft; Sony Computer Entertainment; Ubisoft; and Legend Icon.

”We aim to make Vienna Comic Con the leading pop culture event in Central Europe,” says Dr. Barbara Leithner, New Business Development at Reed Exhibitions. “Fans at Vienna Comic Con will experience unique programs and events, and meet pop culture creatives from all over the world.”

Vienna Comic Con is slated for Hall D at Messe Wien in Vienna. Show hours are Saturday, 21st November from 10:00 to 19:00, and Sunday, 22nd November from 10:00 to 17:00. For more information on tickets, guests, programming and the latest Vienna Comic Con news, go to www.vienna-comiccon.com.

Reed Exhibitions hosts over 500 events and is the world’s leading organiser of conventions. Since its start in 2006, ReedPOP has staged top-ranking pop culture events including New York Comic Con, PAX Prime, Star Wars Celebration and C2E2 in the United States, and introduced Comic Con events across the globe in Europe, India, Asia and Australia.

“Vienna Comic Con will bring together the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys and games,” says Matthias Limbeck, managing director at Reed Exhibitions in Austria. “It will be the place where the creatives, stars and heroes meet their fans, who in turn will be able to experience the latest trends in their favoured fields of international popular culture.”

About ReedPOP

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) Prime, East, South and Australia, Emerald City Comicon, BookCon, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, TwitchCon and UFC Fan Expo. 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)

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