According to a forwarded email, ReedPOP, the event company that throws New York Comic Con, C2E2, PAX and many other popular fan events, has expanded its international reach by teaming with Comic Con India, which launched three years ago and now throws shows in Mumbia, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi. (The Bangalore show is the weekend after next.)
We Are Thrilled And Excited To Announce That Comic Con India Is Now Part Of The Illustrious Reed Pop Family Of International Pop Culture Events. Over The Past Three Years, We Have Endeavored To Create First Class Pop Culture Experiences, Acting As A Stage For Local And International Talent To Showcase Creativity And Interact With Enthusiasts, With Active Support Of Partners Such As You.
With This Joint Venture, Indian Fans Should Now Expect New Events And Better Experiences In The Coming Years. Our Partnership With ReedPOP Will Help Us Scale Further And Create World Class Events That Will Deliver The Best Experiences To Audiences Here In India.
We Look Forward To Your Constant Support And Hope To Have You On-Board For Some Really Awesome Times Ahead.
ReedPOP previously teamed with the Oz Comic Con in Australia and the Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention, and throws a European Star Wars Celebration. Parent company Reed Expo throws events worldwide, so ReedPOP is uniquely suited to these kinds of ventures.
The Indian comics scene has been growing rapidly, with an emerging middle class, and the spread of pop culture globally. A native Indian comics market is being supplemented by imports from the US and other English language companies. I met two of the principles of Comic Con India last year and they told me that indie comics are as popular as superheroes in their market—so there is definitley a lot to grow on here.
Speaking of which, The Beat needs an Indian comics correspondent! If you are interested email me at comicsbeat at gmail.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.