Success Story: SupaPop, POP SEAN Teams Up With Synchronicity and CraneKahn

Sean Danconia, founder and CCO of SupaPop Studios and POP SEAN Creative Factory, calls his experience with Licensing Expo over the past four years “a game changer.”

April 6, 2018

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Sean Danconia, founder and CCO of SupaPop Studios and POP SEAN Creative Factory, calls his experience with Licensing Expo over the past four years “a game changer.”

“Before Licensing Expo, I was trying to do it all on my own—designing, manufacturing, distribution. And while that was a solid learning experience, the Show gave me the opportunity to focus on what I do best, which is the creative, and now I allow an amazing array of licensees to build my brand with me.”

Busy being creative, Danconia runs SupaPop Studios, which creates character-based brands for licensing into apparel, accessories and consumer goods along with media, animation, apps and games. He also manages POP SEAN Creative Factory, his fine-art and design studio for both art galleries and partner companies like General Mills, Disney, Warner Bros., etc.

Licensing Expo has opened many doors for Danconia, both domestically and internationally. Most recently, his licensing team has grown to include both Cynthia Hall Domine of Synchronicity and Al Kahn of CraneKahn, of Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh fame.

“I had walked by Cynthia’s booth at Licensing Expo and thought ‘she has cool brands, and great personal energy, maybe she could represent me?’” says Danconia. It turns out that as he was approaching her booth, Domine was approaching Danconia’s booth as well, making the meeting true “Synchronicity.”

“Cynthia was also the first person to call me when I got back to Los Angeles from Vegas. And as luck would have it, Cynthia’s old boss was Al Kahn,” Danconia remarks.

From there, Kahn was introduced to SupaPop and the duo decided to work on building the next Pokemon.

“A few months later, we were in Japan meeting with some of the companies whose anime I had grown up on,” he adds.  

Since last year’s show, Domine has worked with Danconia to bring on board about 12 licensees including Mighty Fine and Lounge Fly and they have entered the retail market with SupaPop and Super-Pulp (another brand) with FYE.

“We also have a total of five animated shows in the works simultaneously. Things happen fast when you’re with the right people and all of this is as a result of my participating in Licensing Expo,” he says.

For more information on Danconia and his brands, visit popsean.com or supapop.city.

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