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How Wizard World Used To Market Themselves - In 2001
Wizard: The Guide To Comics magazine and its comic convention spinoff Wizard World have been a) insanely successful, b) repeatedly controversial and c) came to a sticky end At its height in the nineties, Wizard World Magazine was selling more than the comics it covered, matching sales with the likes of X-Men, WildCATS, and Batman[...]
Fan Expo sent us this photo of Jeff Goldblum to accompany the Wizard World press release for some reason, and we figured, hell, why not?
Fan Expo is taking over Wizard World's conventions, according to a press release that is careful not to say that Fan Expo has purchased Wizard World outright Six of Wizard World's top conventions will be rebranded as Fan Expo events in 2022, and a FAQ on Wizard World's website says more could be added in[...]
NFTWatch: From Jae Lee's Seven Sons To Rob Liefeld's Deadpool
It has also launched a series of 3D NFTs of exclusive items from the Wizard World Vault online marketplace compiled from 25 years of events, in addition to the 2D NFTs announced earlier this month This will include NFTs of full editions of comic books, collectible figurines, and double-sided cards. NFTWatch: Nick Percival's Bloodlines is intended[...]
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What do you do? Oh — one more thing: in attempting to understand the culture of this strange planet, you tune into the internet and the first communication you come across is a press release from Wizard World talking about how they are packaging old convention video with blockchain and selling it as collectibles with[...]
Wizard Magazine Returns To Celebrate Most Dangerous Comic Con ever
But the name continues in the Wizard World comic conventions – which also came to a shuttering halt in the pandemic shutdowns. Wizard Magazine Returns And so the returning Wizard Magazine #1 is mostly an ad for Wizard World and the online shopping channel, Wizard World Vault Edited by Victor Dandridge, as for now there is not[...]
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In a story that we must stress that we are absolutely not making up, beleaguered comic convention company Wizard World has announced plans to pivot their business model to selling jello shot machines to bars, restaurants, and hospitals as a result of the coronavirus pandemic The strange but, again, very real news comes via the[...]
Wizard World Puts Comic Cons Online, as Coronavirus Pandemic Hits Shows
Wizard Entertainment of the double-decade Wizard Worlds is to launch "Wizard World Virtual Experiences" just as WonderCon announced its postponement/cancellation, and in the wake of the cancelled ECCC, and potentially more to come. Launching later this month, fans will have the ability to purchase a personal one-minute video chat, :15- or :30-second personalized video recording, signed[...]
When Bleeding Cool Spoke to Rod Blagojevich at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago
In 2010, Bleeding Cool went to Wizard World Chicago Who, amidst the wrestlers, cosplayers and William Shatners, was a very unusual guest One Rod Blagojevich, who had been charged with misleading investigators looking into charges that he tried to sell Obama's vacated senate seat for personal profit But Chicago loved their ex-governor Rod Blagojevich and[...]
WizardWorld Crowdfund Investment - With VIP Priveleges
Wizard World, one of the longest-running comic book convention franchises, spinning as they did out of the famous Wizard Magazine: A Guide To Comics And now they are seeking investment from the public. With over $200 million in lifetime revenue, Wizard Entertainment is the largest fandom expo company in the industry, servicing a multitude of domestic[...]
Wizard World Chicago Swaps Comics for Celebrity Photos to Help ComicBooks For Kids
Wizard World Chicago is asking fans to bring child-appropriate graphic novels, comics, science fiction books, or any other similar reading materials to the show, being held on August 22nd to the 25th at Donald E Stephens Convention Center Center. All donations will be handed to ComicBooks For Kids!, an organisation that collects and donates comic book reading[...]
Ghostbusters Convention Coming to California on June 7-8
Ghostbusters fans can celebrate the 35th anniversary in a couple weeks with Ghostbusters Fan Fest, a two day extravaganza done in partnership with Ghost Corps, Wizard World, and Sony Pictures Cast members from all the films and animated series will be there, screenings, and more will take place, and more The convention will be held[...]
Comic Connect Walking Dead #1 CGC
Ever attended a Wizard World show? Many of them had exclusive covers for #1 commissioned for the shows, and many can be found here Issue #100 was a landmark issue, and many of the variants and rare editions are also included. The best part is that once you get to the later issues of the comic,[...]
Sony to Create Wizard World: The Movie?
Sony and Wizard World are the latest companies to find themselves in the grip of passion, with a press release revealing the two companies are teaming up to develop new comic book based properties. At first glance, you might be thinking, there's just one problem here: Wizard World is known for comic conventions, not comic books[...]
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Hot on the heels of former Wizard World CEO John Macaluso's attempt to carve out his own comic con territory with Fandemic (as well the recent legal drama between Wizard World and the Shamuses), Stephen and Gareb Shamus have announced the launch of Ace Universe, a new comic con company that promises a "Ground-Breaking Approach[...]
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Canadian cartoonist Gerhard, long-time collaborator with Dave Sim on Cerebus, was due to appear at Wizard World Nashville this weekend But he isn't there He wrote last week: "I've been booked for this show for over a year. We've been contacting them about our travel arrangements for weeks. Yesterday, a week before the show, someone calls to let[...]
Jeff Smith To Join Rob Liefeld And Trina Robbins In Wizard World's Hall Of Legends
Bone creator Jeff Smith is set to be the third inductee in Wizard World's prestigious Hall of Legends, according to a press release. Following in the tradition of Sir Robert Liefeld and Trina Robbins, Smith will enter the Wizard World Hall of Legends when Wizard World rolls through Columbus in August The award-winning cartoonist whose work[...]
Cosplay, Scenes, and Observations From The Floor At Wizard World Sacramento
Wizard World's annual tour has again returned to Sacramento, where thousands of fans will be descending on the Sacramento Convention Center through Sunday evening We headed out there today to take in some of the sights, a few panels, and to generally see how it all felt as the event is now entering it's fourth[...]
Trina Robbins Joins Rob Liefeld In Wizard World's Hall Of Legends
It seems like it was just last month that we reported that superstar artist Sir Robert Liefeld would be the inaugural inductee into Wizard World's new Hall of Legends Perhaps that is because it was just last month that we reported that Rob Liefeld would be the inaugural inductee into Wizard World's Hall of Legends[...]
Wizard World Philly Checklist: Sketches, Variant Covers, Sex Toys? Updated
This seems to be a very poor choice of a vendor at something that is supposed to be a family friendly event. Checking the Wizard World Philadelphia website I could not find the Rabbit Company specifically, but I did find two exhibitors listed which could be the same place. Risque Boutiques A series of adult toy innovations, lingerie[...]
Following 2016 Troubles, Wizard World Posts Big 2017 Q1 Loss
Yesterday, we learned that superstar artist Sir Robert Liefeld will be the inaugural inductee into the Wizard World Hall of Legends at Wizard World Philly this weekend But will he be the last?! Things aren't quite that dire yet, but according to a report from super-serious industry site ICv2, the company posted big losses on its[...]
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Wizard World, the comic book convention organizers that previously published Wizard Magazine, are starting their own hall of fame! According to a press release, the company will be "honoring and respecting the legacy of the comic arts through the Wizard World Hall of Legends, a new initiative to celebrate the artists, writers and insiders who[...]
Comic Con In Your Future – Des Moines Wizard World
On Friday, May 12th, I received a call saying Wizard World would like Rodman Comics to be at their Des Moines show I explained the reason we hadn't signed on was because roughly with just a month to go there were only two guests signed on according to their website They were Micky Dolenz from[...]
Ex-CEO John Macaluso Sold 8.5 Million Shares In Wizard World In December #WIZD
John Macaluso used to be CEO of Wizard World Entertainment but resigned back in April He would be replaced by John Maatta, and has recently been referred to in the legal battle between Stephen Shamus and Wizard World as party to the disputed contract between Shamus and Wizard that seems to be at the heart of that case[...]