Gareb Shamus has announced that he has acquired the NOLA Comic-Con that takes place in New Orleans. The event has been rebranded as Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con and will take place January 29-30, 2011 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
“This can only help increase the interest in the comics industry in New Orleans,” said Ronnie Prudhomme, NOLA Comic-Con owner and promoter. “The whole reason I started NOLA Comic-Con was to get people excited about comics here, and Wizard World’s involvement will take that interest even further.”
The convention center is quite large, with 1.1 million square feet of exhibit space, which places the space as the sixth largest in the nation. Will Wizard World fill the space? Will convention goers and comic book fans flock to the Big Easy in January? How many more comic book conventions will Shamus and Wizard snag up before the end of the year?
A quick look at the Wizard World Comic Con Tour might give you an idea. In 2011, Wizard has one convention a month except for July, which is San Diego Comic Con, and October. With four conventions still having a TBA tag, it looks like it will be a busy year for those who want to go to every convention.