ReedPOP has acquired MCM Central, the organizers of the six MCM Comic Con events in the United Kingdom.
"For nearly a decade I’ve watched with great admiration as the MCM brand grew in size, scale and quality, as well as in the hearts and minds of UK fans. I could not be more proud and humbled to team up with the MCM team to bring two world-class pop culture event companies together,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Head of ReedPOP. "The addition of the MCM brand extends the reach and influence of the ReedPOP portfolio and further solidifies our place as the number one producer of fan events across the globe. We cannot wait to work with the MCM team to build even bigger and better events for fans in the UK.”
MCM Comic Con launched in 2002 as the London Expo, later renaming itself to be MCM Comic Con - 'MCM' standing for "Movies, Comics, Media." Under that name, MCM has held conoventions in London, Birmingham, the Midlands, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Belfast, Manchester, Scotland, Liverpool, Stockholm, Malmö, Copenhagen, Belgium and Hannover. MCM was founded by Paul Miley and Bryan Cooney.
"Everyone at MCM is delighted to be joining the ReedPOP family," said Cooney. "I have visited NYCC many times and thought how cool would it be to work with Lance and ReedPOP. Today, all my wishes are granted. I look forward to launching MCM into a higher orbit of popular culture’s greatest shows alongside ReedPOP."
No future MCM Comic Con dates have been announced as of yet.