Rose City Comic Con & LeftField Media are Super Friends!
Growing LeftField enters equity agreement with Oregon’s premiere pop culture event
NEW YORK, NY (February 8, 2017) – LeftField Media LLC, a boutique event company launched in 2014 by some of the most experienced names in the event business, today announced their investment in Portland, Oregon’s Rose City Comic Con. Rose City Comic Con (RCCC), begun by husband and wife team Ron and Paula Brister in 2011, is a pop culture convention set in the Oregon Convention Center each fall. The event has defined itself as one of the fastest growing fan conventions in the US, and last year attracted over 42,000 attendees. It will take place September 8-10 this year.
Rose City Comic Con is one of the largest fan conventions in the Northwest, spanning the worlds of comics, toys, games, cosplay, movies, and television, and is driven by a Portland-based team dedicated to quality, the fan experience, and customer service. In 2016, Rose City Comic Con welcomed over 25 celebrity guests including Stan “The Man” Lee, John and Joan Cusack, Jon Bernthal, Jim Cummings, Bill Farmer, Peter Mayhew, Ming-Na Wen, and many more. Additionally, RCCC welcomes an average of 100 of the top comic guests from around the world including Brian Michael Bendis, Geoff Darrow, Kelly-Sue Deconnick, Matt Fraction, Mike Mignola, Greg Pak, Greg Rucka, Nicola Scott, Christian Ward, and others.
“We love our fans, and we love Portland! It’s this creative city and its people that inspired us to start Rose City Comic Con. Our constant and consistent goal is to bring a high quality, family-friendly event that will appeal to Portland each and every year,” said Ron Brister, Rose City Comic Con Founder. “Adding Greg and the LeftField team to the Rose City Comic Con team as partners will continue to allow RCCC to grow in many ways, including adding a day to our 2017 event, making RCCC a three day fan experience for the first time!”
“We are thrilled to join the Rose City Comic Con family,” said LeftField President Greg Topalian. “Ron and his team have created Portland’s leading pop culture event, and we’re excited by the opportunity to support Ron’s passion and vision for further growing RCCC for the incredible Portland community.”
LeftField Media was created in 2014 by New York Comic Con founder Greg Topalian with the vision to build a company focused on nimble thinking, a commitment to new audiences, and bringing together the best of B2B and B2C experiences. It is staffed by a team of veterans who have worked on fan conventions and pop culture festivals across the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. In the span of a few short years, LeftField has emerged from a new concept in the event world into an organizer with a portfolio of dynamic events.
Rose City Comic Con expands LeftField’s existing stable, which also includes:
- Awesome Con – Washington DC’s comic and pop culture expo
- Anime NYC – NYC’s Japanese pop culture convention powered by Crunchyroll
- Five Points Festival – A designer toy and comic convention curated by Clutter
- Play Fair – A play-focused festival for families made with the Toy Industry Association
- AXPONA – A hi-fi audio convention in partnership with JD Events
- The Classic Auto Show – LA’s classic and vintage auto show
LeftField’s combined roster – Awesome Con, Anime NYC, Five Points, Play Fair, AXPONA, and The Classic Auto Show – delivers quality experiences across very different audiences united by common passions. Further, this roster showcases LeftField as a strong partner, forming alliances with major associations and influencers. LeftField and RCCC look forward to further announcements throughout this year.
ABOUT LEFTFIELD MEDIA:
LeftField Media, LLC is an events company focused on developing face-to-face events in a range of communities rooted in contemporary culture and shared passion. LeftField was formed in 2014 by Greg Topalian (President, LeftField Media) and is now owned by Topalian and Clarion Events Ltd. With a keen sense of the ever-evolving needs of businesses and their consumers as well as new opportunities created by change, LeftField takes a clean slate approach to business. LeftField’s portfolio includes Play Fair (playfairny.com), a family-focused celebration of toys and play built with the Toy Industry Association; Awesome Con (awesomecon.com), Washington DC’s Comic Con; Anime NYC (animenyc.com), a Japanese pop culture festival presented by Crunchyroll; AXPONA (axpona.com), A hi-fi audio convention in partnership with JD Events; and The Classic Auto Show (theclassicautoshow.com), a classic and vintage auto show launched in Los Angeles. LeftField Media is headquartered in historic South Norwalk, CT. (leftfieldmedia.com)
ABOUT ROSE CITY COMIC CON:
Rose City Comic Con is Portland, Oregon’s comic and pop culture convention. Launched by Ron and Paula Brister in 2011, RCCC is one of the largest and fastest growing fan conventions in the United States. Rose City’s 2017 event will be September 8-10, at the Oregon Convention Center. (rosecitycomiccon.com, facebook.com/RoseCityCC, twitter.com/RoseCityCC)
Disclaimer: LeftField Media LLC and Greg Topalian are not affiliated with New York Comic Con