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LeftField Media Ready to Safely Reunite the Geek Community at In-Person Events

Sue Pelletier, Senior Editor

LeftField Media has announced that it’s ready to bring back its in-person events, much to the delight of the fans and exhibitors of its Awesome Con, Rose City Comic Con, Anime NYC and Anime Frontier shows. The company will work closely with its host venues to fulfill its top priority — the health and safety of all who come to its events — through compliance with all CDC and state guidelines.

“We are excited and honored to be bringing this amazing community of fans, exhibitors, guests, and industry professionals back together in-person. There is something so remarkable about in-person events, those opportunities for genuine moments of human interaction and connection that cannot be easily replicated or replaced,” said Kelly Comboni, President of LeftField Media.

First up will be Awesome Con, which plans to bring more than 70,000 comic fans to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., in August. Rose City Comic Con is scheduled for the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore., in September. The company will round out the year with Anime New York, which will be held in November at the Javits Center in New York; and Anime Frontier, scheduled to be held in December at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Tickets for all shows are now available online.

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LeftField Media appoints comics industry veteran MK Goodwin as the new Portfolio Director to oversee Awesome Con and Rose City Comic Con

The company also has hired comics industry veteran MK Goodwin to oversee its Awesome Con and Rose City Con portfolio, as well as handle new business development. She previously worked with ReedPop on events including New York Comic Con, Emerald City Comic Con, C2E2 and Star Wars Celebration.

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LeftField Media is a boutique events company that specializes in events catering to contemporary culture and shared passion by delivering geek-out–worthy experiences directly to comics, movies, television, toys, games, anime, manga, science, technology and education fans. Formed in 2014 by Greg Topalian, CEO of Clarion Events North America and LeftField Media, and Comboni, LeftField Media is a division of Clarion Events.

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