As Wizard are gearing up their comic convention coverage, it seems odd that they're letting go two of their bigger names, Jeff Serling and Spat Oktan.
Jeff was one of the organisers of the Motor City Comic Con before he did a number of jobs for Wizard World, sub contracting to manage the Wizard World Philadelphia and Chicago Comic Cons – even coping with what he admits was the terrible scheduling of the Big Apple Wizard World against NYCC. And after that show, he was made a full time employee of Wizard.
And then a month later let go, without explanation. But Jeff is certainly in demand and has been working for the Detroit Fanfare show, with big plans for next year.
And I'm told Spat is also going, a mainstay of the convention experience, and a favourite face of the company for guests and attendees. Many guests who attend the shows enjoy the familiarity of the same structure serving a multitude of locations. Well that structure is about to lose some of that familiarity.