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PAX East 2020 Officially Gets Bumped Up A Month
Penny Arcade and ReedPop announced they will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of PAX during PAX East 2024, set to happen in late March While no official plans have been announced yet beyond the dates and location, the team wanted to make sure attendees knew this year would come with a major birthday bash as[...]
New York Comic Con: NYCC 2024 Dates Officially Confirmed
The last time we checked in with how things were looking with New York Comic Con (NYCC), we were learning how ReedPOP was planning to handle any changes to the four-day event (October 12th-15th) with the writers' strike officially over and the possibility of a SAG-AFTRA deal in place before the convention kicks off[...]
EE3 Announces Shift To Online-Only Event For 2022 Due To COVID-19
Well, at least they told us in advance! The ESA has confirmed this week that ReedPop parted ways with the organization, and as a result, there will be no E3 next year The word came down from, which was convenient since ReedPop is their parent company, letting people know they had indeed pulled out[...]
PAX Unplugged Reveals Matther Mercer To Be Keynote Speaker
At the end of PAX West 2023, Penny Arcade and ReedPop had a couple of announcements, the big one revealing Matthew Mercer will be at PAX Unplugged Organizers confirmed that Mercer would serve as the keynote speaker for the event, set to return to Philadelphia this December, as the tabletop-centric convention comes back for another[...]
PAX West 2023 Reveals First List Of Major Exhibitors
Penny Arcade and ReedPop revealed more of their plans for PAX West 2023, as they unveiled the first round of major exhibitors taking part this year It appears many of the people who originally took part in PAX before the pandemic have returned, as SEGA, Nintendo, Bandai Namco, and more have confirmed they will be[...]
Nintendo Live Will Be Part Of PAX West 2023
ReedPop and Penny Arcade confirmed the news with Nintendo this morning, as PAX will be taking over the new Seattle Convention Center, while Nintendo Live will take place in both the Summit Building with them, and at the Convention Center Arch at 705 Pike, essentially setting up shop in the former home of PAX as[...]
All Four Distributors Together For The First Time At ComicsPRO
Cebulski will be there to pass it on to David Gabriel. Flickr: /Jiuguang Wang  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic Companies planning to attend will include 2000 AD/Rebellion Publising, A Wave Blue World, Anomaly Productions, Bad Idea Comics, Battle Quest Comics, BCW Supplies, BINC, Book County Clearance House, Boom Studios, CEX Publishing, Comic Shop Assistant, Comic Hub, DC,[...]
PAX East 2022 Will Require Vaccinations For Entry
Penny Arcade and ReedPop revealed many of the exhibitors that will be taking part in PAX East 2023 when it happens in late March Several familiar faces will be coming back for the Boston event as you'll be able to see The Pokemon Company, THQ Nordic, Devolver Digital, Yacht Club Games, Inti Creates, Chucklefish, Ysbryd[...]
New Report Suggests Nintendo, Xbox, & PlayStation Won't Be At E3 2023
Which, if true, would be a major blow to the convention as it is trying to return to a physical format with the help of ReedPop this year at the Los Angeles Convention Center None of the big three responded to IGN's requests, but ReedPop did send the statement below. Credit: ReedPop "E3 is such a significant[...]
PAX East 2022 Will Require Vaccinations For Entry
Penny Arcade and ReedPop announced this week that PAX East will once again return to Boston in 2023 as it will happen in late March Returning to the BCEC, the convention is aiming to return to full capacity as they will take over the entire expo hall with the goal of bringing back many of[...]
PAX Unplugged 2022 Announces Exhibitors & Keynote Speakers
Penny Arcade and ReedPop revealed several new details for PAX Unplugged 2022, including the exhibitors as well as the keynote speakers The Storytime Keynote this year will be led by The McElroy Brothers, Travis and Griffin, as they will take stage in the Main Theater on Friday, December 2nd, at 10:30AM ET if you're not[...]
ReedPop Announces E3 2023 Dates, Including Business Days
ReedPop, along with the ESA, officially revealed dates for E3 2023 as they are expanding it to four days with business dates included The convention will take place from June 13th-16th, returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center, as they will separate industry and consumer days and spaces This is actually a pretty big deal[...]
Emerlad City Comic Con Changes Policy On Masking
And now ReedPOP has reversed that mask policy, They are still not testing for vaccination A new message issued reads;  "I want to let you know that we are reinstituting the face covering requirement for Emerald City Comic Con 2022 Approved face coverings will be required throughout all areas of the show and we are strongly[...]
PAX West Reveals Multiple Major Exhibitors For 2022 Event
ReedPop and Penny Arcade finally revealed some of the major exhibitors coming to PAX West 2022, including some returning names If you happened to attend the event in 2021, you may have noticed there was a lot missing from that event, which was to be expected to a degree since we were (and still are)[...]
E3 Announces Return In 2023 In Partnership With ReedPop
The ESA announced today that they will be bringing back E3 in 2023 to Los Angeles, but this time they'll be working with ReedPop If you're not familiar with ReedPop, you should be considering they are the prime convention organizer in the United States, currently producing events like PAX, New York Comic-Con, Star Wars Celebration,[...]
Do Heroes Still Wear Masks At Comic Cons?
The ReedPOP organisers of the upcoming ECCC, the Emerald City Comic Convention of Seattle, sent out the following message to exhibitors regarding their decision to drop mandatory mask-wearing at the show, They write; Hey ECCC Exhibitors, Our goal is to continuously keep you updated as we approach re-openings and finding the "new normal" in the events industry. We[...]
Alanah Pearce Will Be The Keynote Speaker For PAX East 2022
Penny Arcade and ReedPOP have revealed the PAX East 2022 keynote speaker, as Alanah Pearce will be taking the stage this time If you're not familiar with the way PAX events work, every time one of them starts up, they usually have a keynote speaker open up the Storytime ceremony and talk about their careers,[...]
PAX East 2022 Will Require Vaccinations For Entry
Penny Arcade and ReedPop are highlighting some of the returning studios to PAX East as the event comes back to Boston in April After having to postpone the 2021 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team is bringing the event back to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from April 21st-24th, and with them[...]
Chris Arrant Hired As Editor-In-Chief For ReedPOP
Former Bleeding Cool contributor and former Newsarama senior editor Chris Arrant has been hired as editor-in-chief of ReedPOP And no, I didn't know ReedPOP, owners of C2E2, ECCC, MCM, NYCC and many more shows, needed an editor-in-chief But that speaks as to their upcoming plans. As editor-in-chief, Arrant will take the lead on editorial projects across the[...]
PAX East 2022 Will Require Vaccinations For Entry
Penny Arcade and ReedPOP announced the return of PAX East 2022 to Boston next April, but it will come with a major requirement The event is currently set to return to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) from April 21st-24th, with four single-day badges currently on sale for $75, while individual Friday, Saturday, and Sunday[...]
Penny Arcade Has Officially Retired PAX South
Penny Arcade and ReedPop announced this afternoon that they have officially decided to retire PAX South At least, for now The company posted the statement you see below on both the event's main page as well as their social media, essentially explaining that due to the pandemic and the fact that the event hasn't really[...]
PAX Unplugged Announces Return To Physical Event In December
Penny Arcade and ReedPop revealed they will be bringing PAX Unplugged back this year in physical form this December After the success of running PAX West 2021 under COVID-19 protocols in Seattle (which according to organizers had universal mask compliance and 93% of attendees showing proof of vaccination), the team is bringing back the tabletop-centric[...]
Masks, Shots & Tests Needed For NYCC, ECCC, Florida, C2E2 Comic Con
ReedPop has today announced updated health and safety protocols that will be implemented at upcoming 2021 events, including New York Comic Con (NYCC), Florida Supercon, Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) and Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) They state that "at all ReedPop events, the health and safety of attendees is the team's top priority[...]
PAX West 2021 Will Now Have Vaccination Requirements
Penny Arcade and ReedPop issued a statement this morning about PAX West 2021 as they will now require vaccinations before entry The event received criticism on social media ever since it announced it would be returning as a physical event in September, both from attendees as well as members of the gaming industry who debated[...]
2021 New York Comic Con Badges Sell Out In Less Than 12 Hours
After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ReedPop's New York Comic Con is back at Manhattan's Javits Center this October  And it would seem being forced to sit out NYCC last year has fans at a fever pitch to return, as ReedPop has announced that all badges to this year's event have sold out in just[...]
Penny Arcade Releases New Details On PAX West 2021
Penny Arcade and ReedPop have revealed more details about the return of the in-person version of PAX West 2021 happening in September After having to cancel six shows in a row and covert a few of them into online events in the pandemic (like the upcoming PAX Online East happening July 15th-18th), the two companies[...]
ReedPop & Metro Esports To Form Co-Ed Valorant Team At PAX West
ReedPop and Metro Esports have announced this morning they're forming a new Valorant esports team to debut at PAX West But this is no ordinary team as they are looking to build a diverse co-ed team that will be unlike many of the other teams you see compete in the game Metro will be hosting[...]
Penny Arcade Officially Announces PAX Online For September 2020
ReedPop and Penny Arcade announced this morning that PAX East 2021 won't be happening and instead have changed it to PAX Online 2021 The company released the statement below from Kyle Marsden-Kish, who is the PAX Event Director at ReedPop, letting fans know they have scrapped the event in June in Boston and will be[...]