I’m sure some will be elated the comic convention is returning, but I have a feeling more than one person could care less what Wizard is doing with their conventions these days.

Press Release

Gareb Shamus, CEO of New York based Wizard Entertainment, today announced the launch of Austin Comic Con 2010 Wizard World Convention, to be held at the Austin Convention Center from November 12-14, 2010.

Fans have been asking for this event for some time. In an e-mail to Shamus, Larry Nickels Jr. wrote, “There are many people that I know of personally who would love to attend the convention if it is returned to our great state.”

Another fan, Matthew Adamic put it more succinctly with, “Bring back Wizard World Texas.”

“The fans have spoken and they want us back in Texas. We previously had a great experience here and are thrilled to be back,” said Shamus. “It’s a great city with a top-notch convention center and we’re really looking forward to seeing our fans at the type of pop-culture festival only we can bring.”

Austin is now the seventh city in the Wizard World Comic Con tour. Attendees can anticipate the strong caliber lineup of stars and exhibitors that fans across the nation have come to expect.

For information on Austin Comic Con and other Wizard events, visit www.wizardworld.com.


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  1. I went to WWTX ’06 I belive. My first convention, took a buddy since the wife was working. Had fun.

    I was majorly disappointed in the lack of any repesentation from DC or Marvel. But I know that before I bought the tickets.

    All the money this year is being saved to go to either Dragon Con on Hero Con. And of course Mississippi’s 3rd Annual Southern Fried Comic Convention.

  2. I attended WWTX ’03, ’04, and ’06. Houston had not held a comic convention in years, so I started driving up to Arlington to attend WWTX as often as possible. When Texas was dropped from the tour, I was left with a bad taste in my mouth. Houston started up Comicpalooza last year and will hold it this year at a bigger venue. I was also considering the Dallas Comic Con.

  3. Texas already has the Dallas Comic Con. It was here before Wizard World Texas, and it’s still here. More importantly, it’s a great show and very accessible for fans, and they get phenomenal guests. Does Wizard honestly think by going to a different city that everything will fix itself? Their show failed here for a reason. All they are doing is bringing back their failure, just slightly more South though. If you haven’t heard about it, you should check out the next Dallas Comic Con info here http://www.dallascomiccon.com – they have Tim Sale, Adam Hughes, and more.

  4. Attended the show in Austin this past weekend and it was way overpriced and sucked! Far worse than the past Arlington shows.

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