In one sense, ComplexCon is the end result of a process begun over a decade ago, when a daring group of artists, journalists and publishers set out to redefine the meaning of pop culture through Complex magazine. The success of the magazine paved the way for a dynamic, genre-defying web platform and media company, which eventually allowed for ComplexCon, the world’s largest gathering of like-minded pop culture enthusiasts for a weekend of fashion, art, music, food, and more.
In another sense, however, ComplexCon is just getting started. The convention’s first installment, which took place in Long Beach, CA, in November 2016, provided an opportunity for the minds behind Complex to work with the likes of artists Takashi Murakami and Pharrell Williams as Executive Chairs of our host committee to craft a bespoke experience that appealed to generations of fans. That was just year one. Now, we’re going further.
Moving forward, ComplexCon will provide an opportunity for our partners and collaborators to blow the roof off conventional thinking in terms of brand integration, creative installations, and product offerings, as the convention continues to expand, both in size and notoriety.
Expect big things as we continue to harness the power of the Complex fan base – which Complex founder Marc Eckō foresaw so many years ago – to bring greater exposure to our cultural and commercial partners.
ComplexCon will continue to offer top-notch musical acts across various stages, such as our inaugural headliners Kid Cudi, Skrillex and Snoop Dogg. We will continue to work with visionary designers to launch new fashion products, and will strive to offer an ever-widening range of hospitality experiences to our dedicated fans. Every one of these offerings presents an unparalleled opportunity for brands looking to leverage the influence and expertise of the Complex team.
ComplexCon is here. ComplexCon is what’s next. ComplexCon is the Internet in Real Life. ComplexCon is where we make culture pop, together.
TasteFood culture, elevated.
Join Complex's James Beard Award-winning destination First We Feast to celebrate all things food and drink. Meet the chefs, writers, bartenders, brands and foodies like you who are changing the way we gather around the table. With a myriad of restaurants, food trucks, snacks, bars and beer gardens, never-before-seen freak food mashups, plus tons of free tastings it’s a veritable foodie Disneyland––but better, because there’s booze.
Your ComplexCon Pass gets you in on the Instagram-worthy good stuff.
WatchConversations that move the culture forward.
Only under ComplexCon's roof will you be able to WATCH and connect with the best and brightest minds in music, style, sneakers, sports, film, art, and pop culture. From insightful conversations to first looks, your access will be unparalleled. Watch with like-minded people as artists, musicians, filmmakers, brands, innovators, authors, designers, chefs––the creator class––showcase what the future looks like. The best part: These are forward-thinking, two-way interactions with you that will move the culture forward.
Your all-access ComplexCon pass gets you into the room and in front of the cultural heavyweights you care most about.
ListenExperience the biggest names in music as we celebrate in their creations and their impact on our culture in an event unlike any other.
Music is the cornerstone of our culture. But what is next? Where is it heading? Come hear from the artists, influencers and producers that are shaping the direction of the music we love as they share what's next. During the day, head to one of the may performances, round-table conversations, and listening sessions. At night, head to the Long Beach Arena where ComplexCon culminates with a headlining performance guaranteed to be the hottest ticket of the year. Register now and get a first look all summer long as we reveal who will take the ComplexCon main stage.
Experience200,000 square feet of high-impact art and design.
Everywhere you look, ComplexCon will engage your senses. The shops, exhibitions, stages and zones––literally every surface in the Long Beach Convention Center's 200,000+ square feet––is meant to inspire. Working with some of the most innovative creators, we'll transform the space into an art installation unlike anything you've ever seen. Learn more about how you can access the ComplexCon experience.