REEDPOP AND WIKIA PARTNER FOR SECOND ANNUAL
C2E2 CROWN CHAMPIONSHIPS OF COSPLAY COMPETITION
Largest Cosplay Championship Featuring the Best Costume Designers from Around the Globe Returns April 25
New York– December 18, 2014 – Today, ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events and Wikia, the social universe for fandom and the ultimate source for powerful and relevant pop culture, entertainment and game expertise, announce the return of the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay. As the final stop of the ‘Quest for the Crown’ cosplay competition circuit, this is the biggest and most prestigious costume contest in the United States, where veterans of the cosplay circuit and amateurs alike battle it out for a shot at seizing the Crown and over $10,000 in cash and prizes. RedEye, part of Chicago Tribune’s media network, will serve as a media sponsor for the event.
Thousands of Fans will watch in person in Chicago at C2E2 while Fans from around the world will tune in via the official C2E2 Livestream to cheer on their favorite cosplayers as they vie for the Crown. For the first time ever, the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay will feature the regional champion that has qualified directly into the Crown Championships round from the Eastern Championships of Cosplay at New York Comic Con 2014. They will compete against participants battling it out to make it to the final round by impressing celebrity judges. This will be a fun-filled competition that celebrates and showcases the spectacle, pageantry, skill and determination of the best cosplayers in the world. All entries must represent a character or element from Comic Books, Movies & Television, Video Games or Anime & Fantasy.
“Cosplay has taken the world by storm and the level of craftsmanship that we see is truly spectacular,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “We’re thrilled to team up once again with Wikia and RedEye and expect this year’s competition to be bigger and better than ever.”
“Cosplay is where fandom truly comes to life and we’re proud to partner with C2E2 again this year to provide a stage for the best cosplayers in the world to showcase that unique expression of their fandom and compete for the Crown Championship,” added Eric Moro, Director of Programming, Entertainment at Wikia.
Fans can register for the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay starting today at http://ift.tt/1wPxf9e. Each entrant will submit an application to be reviewed by the C2E2 team and entrants may only enter one costume into the competition. Accepted contestants will be pre-judged for craftsmanship off stage and then battle it out on the Main Stage for first place in their respective categories. Each of the first place winners will then move on to the Crown Championship round to compete for cash prizes and ultimate bragging rights as the C2E2 Crown Champion of Cosplay. All submissions must be submitted by March 20, 2015 at 11:59 PM CST. For more information and to see the full list of rules for this year’s competition go to http://ift.tt/1wPxf9e
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions, which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime, East, South and Australia, Star Wars Celebration, New York Super Week, Special Edition: NYC, Oz Comic-Con, BookCon, Comic Con India and the UFC Fan Expo. In 2013 ReedPOP added Star Wars Celebration Europe and PAX Australia to its rapidly expanding portfolio of international events. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific including Australia and India. (www.reedpop.com)
Wikia, the social universe for fans, by fans, is the home for social fandom and the ultimate source for powerful and relevant entertainment expertise. It is the definitive place for people to contribute to original sources of multi-media information around subjects they know and love. Using Wikia, anyone can form new communities around any subject or participate in over 300,000 existing communities by reading or contributing new content. With over 30 million pages of rich content, Wikia’s communities are the most authoritative about any pop culture topic on the Internet. Wikia’s game vertical (http://ift.tt/W3nHmh) is a leading video-game focused network on the Web. Its movies, TV and books verticals (http://ift.tt/XxPUqo) are the fastest growing source of U.S. entertainment content around the world.
Launched in 2006 by founders Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley, Wikia attracts more than 100 million global unique visitors per month and is ranked a Quantcast Top 30 and comScore Top 100 Internet site, as well as a Nielsen Top 10 social network. www.wikia.com or @wikia