Comic-cons combining to become powerhouse conventions seems to be a trend lately. We recently saw it happen with Wizard World and Fan Expo, and Fandemic Tour merged with Atlanta Comic-Con as well. Ace Universe and Leftfield Media have partnered up to create a new expansive experience for fans.
Both companies have released statements :
ACE Universe and LeftField Media are proud to announce an exciting collaboration for a first-of-its-kind co-location, The ACE Experience @ Awesome Con, happening June 3, 4 and 5, 2022 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Awesome Con, the Mid-Atlantic’s premiere pop culture convention, welcomes new partner ACE Universe to bring fans even more energetic programming, globally recognized special guests and one-of-a-kind experiences.
The initial guest lineup featured in The ACE Experience are Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings stars Simu Liu (Shang-Chi), Meng’er Zhang (Xialing) and Florian Munteanu (Razor Fist). General admission tickets to Awesome Con are required for entry and are available for sale now by visiting here. Photo Ops and Autograph tickets for The ACE Experience will be available for purchase starting Tuesday, March 29 at 1 p.m. ET via here.
“We’ve known the folks over at LeftField Media for over 10 years and we discuss working with one another every year or so, but now the time feels right,” says Stephen Shamus, ACE Universe President. “We believe that LeftField Media is the premier showrunner in the industry, and nobody runs a more professional event. The combination of their expertise and our ability to provide the greatest VIP guests in Comic Con history is monumental.”
Operating within the Awesome Con show floor, The ACE Experience will bring fans many of the same experiences they’ve come to know and love from ACE Comic Con including Celebrity Photo Ops, In-Person Autographs and a Q&A from the celebrities in attendance.
Now in its ninth year, Awesome Con returns to unite fans at one of the largest pop culture events in the country with celebrities and experts hosting panels; cosplay contests; gaming tournaments; iconic pop culture memorabilia; and as always, a diverse array of activities for the entire family. The ACE Experience joins a robust lineup of guests, a full list of which can be found here.
It is evident that both companies have mutual respect for each other and will take the best parts of each to provide fans a better con experience. Are we witnessing a new era of conventions or will these partnerships fizzle out once the pandemic is “over?”
Either way, it seems that the real winners are the fans.
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