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New York Comic Con producer ReedPOP, which just last month expanded to India, is now setting its sights on France.
The division of Reed Exhibitions kicked off its New York show today with the announcement of Paris Comic Con, set for Oct. 23-25, 2015, at the Grande Halle de la Villette. A partnership with Reed France and Japan Expo organizer JTS Group, it marks ReedPOP’s first European event.
ReedPOP, whose stable of events includes Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, PAX and Star Wars Celebration, has been expanding its international presence with the addition of the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention, Australia’s Oz Comic Con, PAX Australia and Star Wars Celebration Europe.
“Paris Comic Con continues our growth across the globe,” Lance Fensterman, ReedPOP’s global senior vice president, said in a statement. “Every region has its own interests and personality, but we’ve found that fans all around the world share universal traits and the same desire to interact with their fellow fans and favorite entertainment. I can’t wait to see the flavor that Paris brings into the mix.”
More details will be provided at an Oct. 23 press conference in Paris. France is of course also home to the Angoulême International Comics Festival, a 40-year-old event that draws about 200,000 visitors each January.