Executives from two large companies in the geek culture space are out, in the latest shake-ups in a year disrupted by the arrival of a global pandemic.

Kuo-Yu Liang is no longer at ReedPop, which he joined in 2018 as Global Director of Business Development (see "Global Director of Business Development").  Liang moved to ReedPop after 16 years at Diamond, where he spearheaded the formation of Diamond Book Distributors.  Liang declined comment.

While ReedPop has held virtual events, including Metaverse, held on the dates originally reserved for New York Comic Con (see "New York Comic Con Canceled"), the company has canceled all of its live events in the U.S. since March, and other events around the world.

John Nee is no longer Publisher at Marvel Comics, which he joined in 2018 (see "John Nee Named Marvel Publisher").  He went to Marvel from game and merch company Cryptozoic Entertainment, where he was Co-Founder and Co-CEO.  The news was first reported by Comicbook.com.  While this is a big change for Marvel, it pales in comparison to the bloodbath at DC, where the Co-Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, and numerous other senior executives have been shown the door this year (see "WarnerMedia Layoffs Hit DC (Again)").

Neither Marvel nor Nee responded to requests for comment.