WizWorldChiTown’11: Troll and Toad head to Chicago Comic Con
Collectible card gaming has been an increasingly significant part of Wizard World shows, and today’s announcement that TrollandToad.Com will join the Comic Con Tour represents another huge boost.
TrollandToad.com has become the world’s largest online retailer of collectible games. They have been in business since 1993 specializing in collectible card games, out of print games, as well as current games.
Collectible cards and games will now have a stronger presence at upcoming shows, beginning at Chicago Comic Con next month. TrollandToad.Com will set up a booth at each show and hold a series of mini-tournaments for popular games like Pokémon, Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh, HeroClix and others.
TrollandToad.Com will provide free access to the gaming area located within the Exhibit Hall, and some of the games will be free to learn and play, with free lessons available from seasoned players. There will also be a kid’s zone where younger gamers can learn to play.
The gaming hall is located within the exhibit hall and access to the gaming area is free, with purchase of a convention wrist band. A variety of games will be free to learn and play from their volunteer staff. The gaming area is family friendly and will be open to ages. Young convention goers participation is encouraged.
Wizard World began conducting Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh and other CCG tournaments at its conventions in 2010, drawing thousands of players in several cities.
“TrollandToad.Com is a huge proponent of social gaming, and its participation will help ramp up what is already a star-studded gaming line-up with WiZK!DZ (Heroclix), CRYPTOZOIC ENT. (World Of Warcraft Trading Card Game) and The Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA),” said Gareb Shamus, Wizard World CEO. “We are excited to be working with them to make the tournaments an even bigger part of our shows.”
Chicago Comic Con is the seventh stop on Wizard World’s 2011 North American tour. Hours are Thursday, August 11, 5 – 9 p.m.; Friday, August 12, noon – 8 p.m.; Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, August 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets are available in advance online at http://www.wizardworld.com/chicago.html at a savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are priced at $25 ($35 on site); four-day all-session tickets are $50 ($60 on site), and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available on a limited basis.
About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests. Wizard World also produces Wizard World Digital, an online publication covering new and upcoming products and talents in the pop culture world, and is distributed on a weekly basis to online and iPad users worldwide.
The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.