Just a few days in the past we famous that Chris Arrant had left Video games Radar/Newsarama, the place he had labored in numerous capacities, together with Senior Editor, for greater than a decade. Right this moment his new gig was introduced: creating comics-based content material for ReedPOP, the organizer of New York Comedian Con, amongst many different popular culture occasions.
Arrant will function editor-in-chief of their rising editorial efforts within the comics and popular culture house as the corporate focuses on constructing new methods for followers to entry and interact with the content material they love.
You’ll be able to learn extra within the official assertion under, however as ReedPOP developed extra hybrid on-line/in particular person occasions throughout the pandemic, they’re increasing the web portion with issues just like the Metaverse branding (sorry Mark, they have been there first) and The Haul market – so having an skilled content material maker like Arrant on board makes a ton of sense.
As editor-in-chief, Arrant will take the lead on editorial tasks throughout the ReedPop portfolio of occasions to create content material and new digital experiences for followers at house. He’s additionally main the cost to set up their on-line presence as a world authority in popular culture and at ReedPop occasions. As a seasoned journalist, Arrant specializes within the space of comics and its characters. He spent six years as editor, and later senior editor, of the comics-focused leisure information web site Newsarama, and has written for Life, Leisure Weekly, Marvel, Writer’s Weekly, and MTV. Along with his time as a author, Arrant additionally acted as a choose for the Eisner Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards.
Arrant mentioned, “After years of protecting ReedPop’s conventions as an outdoor journalist, I’m thrilled to hitch the workforce and assist evolve their model to satisfy its full potential as the last word popular culture information vacation spot. ReedPop has a massively passionate fanbase and I sit up for main the workforce in providing Con-goers an unparalleled degree of digital content material by our editorial channels.”
Going past its in-person occasions to achieve followers across the globe, ReedPop is dedicated to creating modern digital choices that leverage the intensive entry to studios, publishers, builders, creators and on-screen expertise that Reedpop enjoys worldwide.
ReedPOP’s present reveals embrace New York Comedian Con (NYCC), Chicago Comedian & Leisure Expo (C2E2), PAX West, East, South, and Unplugged, Emerald Metropolis Comedian Con (ECCC), Star Wars Celebration, MCM Comedian Con, Eurogamer Expo (EGX), Minecraft Pageant, ComplexCon and extra.