Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and FansTang, wholly owned by China Branding Group Limited, today announced a partnership to produce a pop culture convention May 30-June 1, 2015, in the People’s Republic of China. The event name, city location, venue, guests and additional partners will be announced as they become available.
The event will be the first venture outside of North America for Wizard World, which has scheduled 25 Comic Con events domestically in 2015.
“Producing an event in China offers limitless possibilities,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “By partnering with a power player like FansTang we are best able to introduce Wizard World to fans there by producing the best possible event, opening the doors to many more opportunities worldwide.”
“FansTang is pleased to be partnering with WizardWorld on the introduction of Comic Con events in China, which will allow a massive fan base of Chinese and global comic related film, TV, toy and other properties,” said Adam Roseman, FansTang Founder & CEO. “We are excited to work with our local media partners and leverage our extensive reach of over 100 million young Chinese consumers to quickly increase the awareness of the new events coming to China.”
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.
FansTang, wholly owned by China Branding Group Limited, is the largest provider of localized international live events content, social media content and non-studio Hollywood and related video content into the China marketplace. FansTang also maintains the most robust international content data platform that services a growing portfolio of major clients including studios, Hollywood agencies, international ad agencies and brands.
About Wizard World
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World also produces socialcon featuring social media stars and will be launching ConTV, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM).
Wizard World 2015 schedule available at: http://wizd.me/PRSchedule2015.