Informa, the multinational media company that last summer bought Fan Expo Canada organizer Hobby Star Marketing, has purchased Dallas Comic Con and the related Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days. Founder Ben Stevens will remain as director.
A statement on the convention website states, “this partnership will help these shows realize their true potential with new access to extensive resources and expertise.”
Launched in October 2002 by C2 Ventures, the company owned by Stevens and Philip Wise, Dallas Comic Con has grown from 5,000 attendees to about 20,0000, leading to a relocation in May from the Irving Convention Center to the Dallas Convention Center. Stevens and Wise continue to own C2.