New York, NY (December 3, 2009) - Gareb Shamus, CEO of Wizard Entertainment, has made the decision to move Chicago’s largest and longest running Comic Con, to the following week, August 19-22, 2010 due to the recent announcement of Star Wars Celebration.
“We respect our 20 year relationship with LucasFilms and everything Star Wars has meant to the fan community. In deference to our attendees, guests and friends at Lucas, we are changing dates. We are all fans of the Star Wars films, and this slight change enables us to bring the type of presence the fans would expect at our annual Comic Con,” Shamus says.
This move enables everyone who comes to Chicago to still get a taste of one of their favorite franchises.
Tickets will start at $25 and will be on sale soon.
About Gareb Shamus:
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Wizard Entertainment publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare, FunFare, and numerous books about pop-culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Gareb also produces a North American Comic Con tour.
Wizard World Comic Con Tour:
Toronto Comic Con, Direct Energy Centre, March 26-28, 2010
Anaheim Comic Con, Anaheim Convention Center, April 16-18, 2010
Philadelphia Comic Con, Philadelphia Convention Center June 11-13, 2010
Chicago Comic Con, Donald E. Stephens (Rosemont) Convention Center, August 19-22, 2010
Big Apple Comic Con, Pier 94, October 7-10, 2010
New England Comic Con, TBD
New York, NY (October 15, 2009) - Gareb Shamus, CEO of New York based Wizard Entertainment, announces the Toronto Comic Con will take place this spring, March 26 -28, 2010.
Toronto Comic Con
“We’re excited to take our Wizard World Toronto Comic Con brand internationally with our premiere event in Canada,” said Shamus. “We’re thrilled to offer the guests, celebrities, artists, dealers and exhibitors our fans are accustomed to, and I believe this show will be fun for the entire family.”
Peter Dixon, owner of Paradise Conventions and former owner of the Toronto show, will help produce the event, ensuring the continuation of the family friendly atmosphere of the show.
Ben Varadi, Chief Creative Officer of Toronto-based Spin Master Ltd., says, “I’ve always been a fan of Gareb’s Comic Cons. I’m sure I speak for all pop-culture fans when I say I could not be happier that he is holding one of his fine events here.”
This show that has been consistently awarded The Best International Comic Book Convention (non-USA) by ComicBookConventions.com, for the last 5 years.
Toronto Comic Con
March 26 -28, 2010
Direct Energy Centre
100 Princes Blvd.
Toronto, ON, M6K 3C3
About Wizard Entertainment
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Wizard Entertainment publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare, FunFare, and numerous books about pop-culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Gareb produces Big Apple Comic Con at Pier 94 October 16-18, 2009, Anaheim Comic Con at the Anaheim Convention Center, April 16-18, 2010, Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con at the Philadelphia Convention Center June 11-13, 2010, Chicago Comic Con at the Donald E. Stephens (Rosemont) Convention Center, August 12-15, 2010 and Toronto Comic Con at the Direct Energy Centre, March 26-28, 2010.