Advanstar Communications and its pop culture convention Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo have teamed up with Diamond Comic Distributors to expand the growth of the annual event.
Diamond will use its connections in the comic industry to attract new fans to Comikaze Expo, which will take place Nov. 1-3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
“We enjoy and support pop culture fandom as all of its exciting forms expand rapidly around the globe,” says John Parker, vice president, business development, Diamond. “Even in a highly connected and socially digital world spanning from New York to Tokyo, Dubai to Toronto, Shanghai to Sao Paolo, Mumbai to Los Angeles, fans want to personally gather to interact with their favorite characters, experience the latest story developments, cosplay and perform and purchase related merchandise. We are thrilled with our new Comikaze Expo alliance and look forward to contributing to the growth of their innovative Los Angeles event."
This year’s expo will feature a raft of attractions from vendors and exhibitors including interactive contests, celebrity autograph signings, screenings, panel sessions and gaming tournaments.
"My partners and I are committed to creating a unique, one-of-a-kind fan experience that will be enjoyed by all,” says Regina Carpinelli, founder and chief executive officer, Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo. “Part of fulfilling that goal is to partner with industry giants. Diamond Comics is the one of the most precious gems in the pop culture world. We have no doubt that together we can achieve our prime objective to create one of the world’s largest, most diverse pop culture conventions."