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If you missed the first annual ComplexCon last year, don’t worry because it’s back for a second year.
ComplexCon announced their coming back this November 4-5 where they had their first festival in Long Beach, CA. With that announcement, Complex announced ComplexCon will be hosted by Pharrell, Takashi Morakami, Sarah Andelman, and Virgil Abloh.
Pharrell is coming back for a second year as Host Committee Chair and Cultural Director. Contemporary artist Takashi Murakami will also come back for the second year as Host Committee Member and oversee the design and aesthetics of the whole festival experience. Sarah Andelman and Virgil Abloh make their way in hosting in 2017 for the first time.
As for the theme, Marc Ecko, who is the Founder and Chief Creative & Brand Officer of Complex, explains how the theme of collaboration makes its way to ComplexCon 2017. Ecko told Complex, “The only way we were able to so successfully execute ComplexCon last year was because of collaboration, which why 2017’s theme is collaboration. We are asking all participants, from our audience and exhibitors to the performers and host committee to bring their diverse energy and innovations together to help us emphasize how collaboration contours our lives.”
Last year, ComplexCon attracted over 35,000 fans and included 200 exhibitors, 34 performances, and 75 speakers. Line-up, programming, tickets, and more host committee members will be announced throughout the time up until the festival in November.