Topic Archive: Conventions/Expos

New York Comic Con 2016 Preview: How The Pop-Culture Event Manages Its Growing Popularity

The fest is adding new programming elements to accommodate more attendees and set itself apart from similar fan conventions.

News Posted October 4, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

9 Convention Center Renovations You Should Know About

Find out which facilities across the country are expanding and updating their space.

Venue News Posted September 29, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

Comic-Con 2016: The 27 Most Memorable Stunts and Interactive Experiences

Here's a look at some of the more unique activations, stunts, and interactive experiences at Comic-Con International 2016 in San Diego.

Event Report Posted July 28, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

Why Some Comic Conventions Are Banning Fake Weapons

Growing concerns about safety and attendee behavior have moved event producers to ban fake guns and other items.

News Posted June 27, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

10 Best Ideas of the Week: a Prince Tribute Video Sphere, Instagram-Powered Printers, a Giant Ice Cream Carton

Here's a look at 10 steal-worthy ideas we spotted this week.

News Posted June 24, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

Q&A: Why More Trade Shows Are Catering to the Consumer

President of LeftField Media Greg Topalian discusses the trend of trade shows becoming more accessible to consumers through fan experiences.

Q & A Posted February 15, 2016, 8:21 AM EST

What the Meeting Industry Is Talking About Right Now: 4 Themes From IMEX America

In Las Vegas, meeting pros buzzed about the future of the industry, generational value shifts, and attendee well-being—all amid an atmosphere of optimism.

News Posted October 19, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

10 Event Rules From New York Comic Con Planner Lance Fensterman

The man behind C2E2, BookCon, and this week's 150,000-attendee New York Comic Con shares how he takes care of his team, keeps his guests informed, and remembers to have fun.

Readers' Forum Posted October 5, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT

Comic-Con 2015: 24 Ideas From the Buzzy Parties and Wacky Stunts in San Diego

Adult Swim, Entertainment Weekly, and Playboy events commanded attention, and unexpected brands like Kentucky Fried Chicken pulled attention-getting stunts.

Event Report Posted July 15, 2015, 7:45 AM EDT

How One Festival Serves Early Adopters and Entrepreneurs

With a jam-packed schedule of musical performances, art exhibits, films, and tech talks, Northside Festival's attendees get to discover—or become—the next big thing.

Event Report Posted June 19, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

3 Ways to Control Crowds at Events

The Anime Expo—the most densely populated convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center—continually implements solutions to handle its exponential growth.

Event Intelligence Posted June 10, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT

Hello Kitty Marks 40 Years With First Fan Convention

With 25,000 enthusiasts in attendance, Sanrio's celebration for its iconic character brought retailers like Target and Sephora to Los Angeles to offer exclusive merchandise and on-site activities.

Event Report Posted November 6, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

How a Convention Surprised Fans With "Pop-Up Programming"

Find out why LeakyCon mixed clever, unscheduled moments into its five-day program.

Event Report Posted August 7, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Event Innovators 2014: Lance Fensterman

The global vice president of ReedPop—which organizes New York Comic Con and PAX—is constantly looking for new ways to give the fans what they want.

Event Innovators 2014 Posted June 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

How a Three-Person Staff Produces an Event for 60,000 People

Here's the story behind the largest comic book event in the southeastern United States.

News Posted March 18, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

With Help From Jillian Michaels, Fitness Expo Makes National Debut in Miami Beach

More than 3,000 attendees came to SweatUSA for yoga, spinning, and what may be the next fitness craze, Piloxing.

Event Report Posted October 21, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

5 Tips for Mastering a Massive Event

With 40,000 attendees at the Delta Sigma Theta national convention, planning played a key role in the event running smoothly.

Event Intelligence Posted August 28, 2013, 7:15 AM EDT

Comic-Con 2013: How Brands Stood Out at the San Diego Show

From a towering fun house to a forest built into an arrivals carpet, here's a look at the over-the-top offerings at Comic-Con's parties and booths this year.

Event Report Posted July 23, 2013, 12:37 PM EDT

7 Perks From Convention Centers You Didn't Know You Could Ask For

From a free mobile app to an on-site garden, check out these services to enhance your next convention or trade show.

Venue News Posted July 18, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

Watch: Behind the Scenes at Primerica's 40,000-Person Convention

The financial service's biannual gathering for sales representatives and employees filled Atlanta's Georgia Dome with an impressive array of production gear.

Event Snapshot Posted July 16, 2013, 12:23 PM EDT

Acadia: Private Dining and High-End Event Space Near McCormick Place

The Walkthrough Posted January 5, 2012, 10:00 AM EST

Chicago's Top 100 Events of 2011

Top 100 Posted December 30, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

South Florida's Top 100 Events of 2011

These annual gatherings make a big impact on their respective industries and communities (and on the city) while innovating to stay on top.

The Scout Posted December 28, 2011, 9:40 AM EST

'Twilight' Convention Sells Autographed Stage Banners as Keepsakes

Event Snapshot Posted December 13, 2011, 1:40 PM EST

BizBash Boston Readers' Choice Awards: Voting Is Now Open

From the Editors Posted November 1, 2011, 11:52 AM EDT

Futures Industry Expo Party Offers Culinary Tour of Chicago Neighborhoods

Event Report Posted October 17, 2011, 2:27 PM EDT

At IMEX America: Showgirls and '70s Style Deck Las Vegas's Exhibit

Event Snapshot Posted October 12, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

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