With the continuing success of their New York Comic Con, Reed Exhibitions plans to launch a Midwestern Comic Con, the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), to be held the weekend of April 16-18, 2010. The company is also changing the dates of the 2010 New York Comic Con (NYCC), now taking place October 8-10, 2010, instead of in February (this year’s con will be held February 6-8, 2009). The original Comic Con in San Diego (SDCC) will still be held July 23-26, 2009.
Reed Exhibitions Canada is also closing the 2009 trade show BookExpo Canada, citing insufficient interest from publishers. Reed plans to have BookExpo America serve all of North America’s publishers and booksellers.