New York Comic Con, commonly known as NYCC, is one of the biggest comic book conventions in the United States. The convention brings together enthusiasts of comic books, movies, TV shows, video games, and pop culture in general. It’s a four-day event that takes place annually in October at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
But have you ever wondered who owns NY Comic Con? Let’s take a closer look.
The History of NY Comic Con
NYCC was first held in 2006 by ReedPOP, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions. ReedPOP is an events organizer that specializes in organizing pop culture events around the world. Since its inception, NYCC has grown to become one of the biggest events organized by ReedPOP.
Who Owns Reed Exhibitions?
Reed Exhibitions is a global events company that organizes several trade shows and consumer exhibitions worldwide. The company is owned by RELX Group (formerly known as Reed Elsevier), which is a multinational information and analytics company based in London, England.
About RELX Group
RELX Group operates across four major areas: scientific, technical and medical; risk and business analytics; legal; and exhibitions. The company has over 30,000 employees spread across more than 40 countries worldwide. It has been listed on both the London Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange since 1996.
What Does This Mean for NY Comic Con?
As a subsidiary of ReedPOP, NYCC is ultimately owned by RELX Group through its ownership of Reed Exhibitions. However, this has little impact on the day-to-day operations of NYCC or its attendees.
NYCC continues to be organized by ReedPOP with their unique vision for what makes a great comic con experience for fans all over the world.
In summary, NY Comic Con is owned by ReedPOP, which is a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions. Reed Exhibitions is owned by RELX Group, a multinational information and analytics company based in London, England.
However, the ownership structure has little impact on the experience of NYCC attendees. Fans can continue to look forward to one of the biggest and most exciting comic book conventions in the world every year in New York City.