Gareb Shamus Resigns As Wizard World President, CEO And Director

Gareb Shamus Resigns As Wizard World President, CEO And DirectorDid you wonder why Gareb Shamus' Wizard World blog, set up ostensibly to replace the Wizard World digital magazine, recently disappeared?

This might be a reason.

Pursuant to a letter of resignation dated December 1, 2011 (the "Resignation Letter"), Mr. Gareb Shamus resigned his positions as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. Mr. Michael Mathews, Chairman, will serve as the Company's Interim Executive Chairman and oversee the Company's day to day operations until the Board of Directors (the "Board") has identified a new Chief Executive Officer. The Board will immediately commence the search for a new Chief Executive Officer and anticipates completing its search no later than January 15, 2012. Mr. Shamus' resignation is not the result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company's operations, policies or practices.

Goodness gracious. Here is that letter.

December 1, 2011
Board of Directors
Wizard World, Inc.
Gentlemen:
I hereby resign my positions as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Wizard World, Inc. (the "Company") effective immediately. The resignation is not the result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company's operations, policies or practices.
Sincerely,
Gareb Shamus

I was discussing with another how the taint in the Wizard brand in relation to the comics industry as a whole could be removed. This is pretty much what they suggested. When Gareb has chosen to speak to me, I've always found him generous, keen, interesting and a pleasure to talk with. But I know others have had different experiences. Anyway, I wish Gareb the best of luck with his many continuing projects, both within and without Wizard. After all, he must still owns a large chunk of the company. So I leave you with the way we'll always remember him.

Being chased by a white Lando Calrissian over those missing subscription monies.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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