Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) has worked out a deal with ReedPOP to be the only onsite comic grading service at both Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) and Emerald City Comiccon (ECCC). The deal which extends through 2019, bars CGC's competitors like Comic Book Certification Service (CBCS) from appearing at these conventions. No mention is made of any exclusivity for ReedPOP's other conventions.
“We are ecstatic to have CGC be the official onsite comic grading service at our future events. They have an amazing reputation in the hobby for their level of consistency and integrity,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “This addition just adds another special aspect to our Shows as Fans can purchase and trade all their collectibles and get them graded onsite.”
“CGC is thrilled to be offering onsite grading at C2E2 and Emerald City Comicon, which are two of the largest and most fan-friendly Shows in the hobby,” says CGC Director of Operations, Harshen Patel. “Chicago continues to be one of CGC’s strongest markets and the addition of Seattle will benefit our loyal west coast collectors, who have been eager for an onsite grading opportunity.”
C2E2 2017 takes place April 21 through 23 in Chicago, while ECCC 2017 is scheduled for March 2 through 5 in Seattle.