Pop winter coverWINTER: 2021: ISSUE NO. 9

• Top Licensed Toys, Games, and Collectibles of 2021
• State of the Industry: Geek entertainment without movie theaters, comic cons, and more.
• Fandom Features: Raya and the Last Dragon, Among Us, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Masters of the Universe, The Pop Culture Collaborative.
• Pop Junior: Top Licensed Toys & Games Showcase
• Pop Junior Fandom Features: Moonbug TV, Bluey
Editorial deadline: 1/18/2021
Advertising deadline: 2/15/2021
Bonus distribution: Emerald City Comic-Con E-Blast, Toy Association E-Blast
Click here to read Winter: 2020


SPRING: 2021: ISSUE NO. 10

• Top Licensed Pop-Culture Merch of 2021 (All Categories)
• Pro Q&A: Learn about trends affecting the licensing industry from pros in geek culture.
• Fandom Features: TBD
• Pop Junior: Top Licensed Merchandise for Kids (All Categories)
• Pop Junior Fandom Features: TBD
Editorial deadline: 4/1/2021
Advertising deadline: 4/16/2021
Bonus distribution: Licensing Expo
Click here to read Spring: 2019


SUMMER: 2021: ISSUE NO. 11

• SDCC Exclusives Showcase
• Fandom Features: TBD
• Pop Junior Fandom Features: TBD
Editorial deadline: 5/15/2021
Advertising deadline: 6/11/2021
Bonus distribution: Comic-Con International: San Diego
Click here to read Summer: 2019

 


FALL: 2021: ISSUE NO. 12

•  NYCC Exclusives Showcase
• Fandom Features: TBD
• Pop Junior Fandom Features: TBD
Editorial deadline: 8/1/2021
Advertising deadline: 8/31/2021
Bonus distribution: New York Comic-Con
Click here to read Fall: 2019

 


HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: 2021

• Geeky gifts in all categories: Collectibles, accessories, apparel, home goods, artwork, puzzles, strategy games, party games, video games, media, must-have merch.
• Pop 20: The 20 hottest geeky gifts, sure to sell out.
• Pop Junior: Top toys and games for kids by age: Infants and toddlers, preschoolers, grade schoolers, tweens and teens.

Editorial deadline: 7/29/2021
Advertising deadline: 8/31/2021
Bonus distribution: New York Comic-Con
Click here to read the 2020 Holiday Gift Guide


POP INSIDER DEPARTMENTS

Departments are featured inside every issue of the Pop Insider. Department topics are chosen by the editorial staff. If you are interested in being featured in a department, please reach out.

ARTISTS’ ALLEY
Artists’ Alley is a highly trafficked area at cons all over the country where artists sell original prints featuring characters from your favorite fandoms. This feature profiles a different artist in each issue, highlighting what makes them different, where their inspiration comes from, and more.

COSPLAY CORNER
Cosplayers are artists! The Pop Insider profiles a unique cosplayer in each issue, highlighting their craft, inspiration, and impact on the community.

FAN FUEL
Enjoy original, totally unique recipes inspired by your favorite fandoms. Each recipe is paired with an original cocktail.

FLAUNT YOUR FANDOM
Clothing, makeup, accessories and any other wearable fashion pieces featuring fan-favorite characters and franchises. Must be new for 2020.

#GEEKBOSS
They started from the bottom, and now they are on top of the geek world. How did some of the biggest names in fandom get their start? #GeekBoss profiles a different high-level executive or owner of fandom-fueled companies, from apparel to collectibles to entertainment.

LEVEL UP
Recurring video game feature! This section highlights throwback classics, new trends in gaming, mobile gaming, VR, accessories, and more. 

MEDIA MASHUP (POP JUNIOR)
This department features a round-up of what’s to come in kids’ entertainment

MERCH MAKERS
Each issue, the Pop Insider highlights a manufacturer, giving them the chance to directly engage with fans and explain how —and why — they do what they do.

MINT CONDITION
The Pop Insider profiles all kinds of collectors, from people who have a passion for action figures, to those who love cars, to the cereal obsessed!  

MUST-HAVE MERCH
Accessories, collectibles, and more of the latest must-have merch based on the best in pop culture. Must be new for 2020.

NERDY NEWS
A feature of the biggest, most recent headlines fans need to read! (See Next-Gen News in Pop Junior section as well!)

POP PICKS
The Pop Insider’s top selections across a range of themes. From geeky charities to a quick look at the hottest new video games, to the most recent horror films ripe for a reboot, Pop Picks are list-style articles that give readers short and sweet snippets to binge on. 

RETAIL RUNDOWN
Where can you go to buy your favorite collectibles, comics, and merch? From mass retailers to hometown shops, the Pop Insider highlights a different pop culture retailer in each issue.

THE REWIND
Take it back now, ya’ll. The Rewind highlights popular movies, TV shows, video games, collectibles, and more from yesteryear. It’s our editorial version of Throwback Thursday, any day of the week. 

STAT SHOT
Sales statistics on licensed goods, collectibles, video games, comic books, and more!


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