Reedpop Australia, the organisers behind some of the biggest conventions in the country including PAX Australia, has announced that they have sold Oz Comic-Con to Expertise Events.
Reedpop Australia announced the news via Facebook this afternoon, revealing that Expertise Events would become the new owners of the pop culture convention.
"The decision to sell our Oz Comic-Con events is not a reflection on the hard-work of the team, the support of our exhibitors or the passion of our fans - it is time to let another team take the reins," Reedpop Australia wrote.
Reedpop clarified in further comments that PAX Australia "is not affected" by the sale.
Expertise Events has a long history in running consumer events in Australia, although none of them have much connection with pop culture and gaming. The company's most consistent event in 2019 was the Craft & Quilt Fair, which ran across most major Australian cities, the International Jewellery Fair in Sydney, and the METexpo media and entertainment conference, which largely focused on the technical aspects of media delivery, broadcast and transmission infrastructure, which also held a few panels on esports and the challenges it presents for live production.
"We would like to thank everyone who has attended and been part of this amazing journey. You gave us the opportunity to celebrate our pop culture obsessions with the best fans in the world – and for that we’ll be forever grateful," Reedpop Australia said. Reedpop had only recently asked fans on November 25 to fill out a guest survey to help shape the line-up for 2020.