LOS ANGELES & NEWPORT BEACH, CA (CelebrityAccess) – Global decades’ conventions company NostalgiaCon, LLC, has today (Jan. 17) announced that it has selected TicketSocket, a premier white label ticketing, registration and data marketing company, to build the company’s private white label NostalgiaTix platform.
While financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed, the announcement follows an intense bidding process that involved five of the nation’s largest ticketing companies.
The brainchild of serial entrepreneurs Manny Ruiz (creator and producer of the nationally renowned Hispanicize event and the Mixed Reality Marketing Summit), and Sean Wolfington (Chairman and CEO of The Wolfington Companies and chairman and CEO of CarSaver, Walmart’s exclusive auto buying platform), NostalgiaCon is exclusively dedicated to celebrating pop culture tropes of decades past through global fan conventions, concerts, events, privately licensed entertainment, social media, and more.
Commenting on the deal, Manny Ruiz, CEO of NostalgiaCon, said: “TicketSocket’s white label approach, and API-friendly and flexible technology are ultimately what won us over. With TicketSocket we become a true technology player in our industry and we will have full control over our ticket revenue, branding and functionality in ways that we can optimize for our global business and that will also benefit our event patrons. TicketSocket’s technology allows us to offer our guests a seamless event experience, leading to what will undoubtedly be a very exciting and memorable event.”
TicketSocket’s proprietary plug framework and open API’s are aimed at pioneering a new level of interactivity and customization for event promoters, venues, developers and other ticketing companies.
“For large event organizers, maintaining control over the ticketing process and revenue stream is of the utmost importance,” added Mark Miller, co-founder and CEO of TicketSocket. “We are honored to be selected by NostalgiaCon for our advanced and powerful technology solution and are thrilled to play a key part in the successful development of what is sure to be an unforgettable event.”
NostalgiaCon’s Ultimate 80s Reunion, which is scheduled to take place July 4-6, 2019 in Anaheim, Calif., will be the first event to be powered by TicketSocket.