In December of 2014, former President Obama opened the doors to Cuba after 56 years of U.S. economic embargo. Two years later, MAD Event Management has partnered with Paradiso, the Cuban cultural agency, to launch Cuba Comic Expo, which will be held May 19–21 in Havana, according to Trade Show Executive.
A website was launched as well – cubacomicexpo.com – “Join us on May 18, 2017, for a historic trip to the beautiful Cuban capital of Havana. You will be treated to culture, tours and wonderful food and classic Cuban drinks.”
According to the article, Mad Event Managment will sponsor comic, animation, prose and other creators to join them in Cuba and will facilitate meetings with their Cuban peers for a one-day trade event, followed by a two-day public event to be held at Havana’s Cuba Pavilion.
“This cultural exchange program will welcome creators from the aligned pop culture worlds of comic book, animation, storytelling and other creative arts to Havana for a unique and historic event,” Marty Glynn, CEO of MAD said to TSE.
No creators or panels have been announced yet, but the Cuba Comic Expo website has information on how to book your trip if you are coming from the United States.
Stay tuned as more details become available.
MAD Event Management also produces the New Jersey Comic Expo, Long Beach Comic Expo, Anime Fan Fest, and Long Beach Comic Con.
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