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Disney’s D23 Expo to return in 2011, not this year

D23 Expo

D23 Expo

Following Disney’s inaugural D23 Expo in September, many wondered what the next installment might look like now that Marvel is part of the House of Mouse. It turns out we’ll have to wait another year to find out.

Geoff Boucher reports that Disney plans to stage the D23 Expo as a biennial event, which means the second convention won’t be held until sometime in 2011.

“I’m not sure when this decision was made or how the expo was viewed in the new regime at Disney,” Boucher writes on The Los Angeles Times’ Hero Complex blog, “but I’ll try to find out.”

Last year’s event, held in Anaheim, featured presentations on Disney’s upcoming film slate and appearances by several stars, booths by BOOM! Studios and other licensees, displays for Disney divisions like ABC and Pixar, and more. As JK Parkin noted in his coverage for Robot 6, attendance for the first two days — a Thursday and Friday — was light, but picked up considerably on the weekend.

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