WHAT’S COMIC CON? コミコンとは

TOKYO COMIC CON 2017.12.1 FRI/12.2 SAT/12.3 SUN Makuhari Messe, International Exhibition Halls 9~11

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Worlds’largest pop culture event,finally arrived in Japan, 2016!!!

What’s Comic Con?
Starting out as Golden State Comic Book Convention in 1970, it was first organized by Shel Dorf and a group of San Diegans. Today, Comic Con is an event encompassing technology and pop culture. The San Diego Comic-Con (U.S.) is a huge annual event in early July, attracting more than 130,000 visitors by showcasing large range of elements; comics, animation, games, and movies. Nowadays, comic conventions are big business with a huge public attention, holding recurring shows not only in American cities, but with its franchised events held in France, the United Kingdom., and Taiwan.
What’s Tokyo Comic Con?
Stan Lee, the creator of “Spiderman” and “X-Men”, who later became the editorial director and publisher of Marvel Comics, as well as the chairman emeritus of Marvel Media, had brought revolution to the American comic industry. Stan Lee, the “Father of pop culture”, encountered the king of technology, Stephen Gary “Steve” Wozniak, aka Woz, who was one of the co-founders of Apple Inc. This triggered a chemistry between the two legends, which led to the “Silicone Valley Comic Con” (U.S.A ). Meanwhile, Woz had advocated the idea of “Tokyo Comic Con” and this was where it all began. Stann Lee had been summoned as the honorary goodwill ambassador, Daniel Logan as the first goodwill ambassador. Japanese actor Ryoma Takeuchi had also been called upon to raise excitement. On December 2016, the event made its way as Tokyo Comic Con 2016, and had closed out a stunning success.
In close relation to “Silicon Valley Comic Con” organized by Woz, Tokyo Comic Con is a festival celebrating Japanese and American pop culture, while keeping its genetic “American” style foundation. Unlike other existing comic, film, animation festivals or game shows, this is a place where everyone can share and enjoy the revolutionary and enthusiastic experience. The event is friendly to all generation, from the youngest to the eldest, and everyone will surely have their intellectual curiosity aroused! This year, the enhanced Tokyo Comic Con is coming back with its latest updates… So don’t miss it.
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Event Outline

Event Name Tokyo Comic Convention 2017 (Tokyo Comic Con 2017)
Organizer Tokyo Comic Convention Co., Ltd, Tokyo Comic Convention Management Committee
Date 2017/12/01 (Fri) ~ 2017/12/03 (Sun)
Venue Makuhari Messe, International Exhibition Hall 9, 10, and 11 (2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, 261-0023 Japan)
https://www.m-messe.co.jp/access/
Estimated Visitors Approx. 50,000 (TTL 3 days)
Estimated Number of Exhibitors 130~150 companies/groups (Last Year: 111 companies/group)
Content • Experiencing various games using/featuring the latest technology
• Autograph and photograph sessions with Hollywood stars
• Exhibition of goods from America and all over the world
• Exhibition of invaluable rare items, targeting core fans
• Live performances
• Panel discussion by pop culture and technology leaders and influencers
• Cosplay contest
• Latest information and updates on comics and films
• Company booth (preview/ exhibition of new products)
• Artist Alley – Individual exhibitions by popular American comic authors/ animators
• Food court Etc
HP http://tokyocomiccon.jp
Twitter @Tokyocomiccon
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tokyocomiccon/
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDEpRnftsqxuD4vKXbrlftQ

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