With many conventions being cancelled, I have been saying someone needs to get on the virtual convention bandwagon to bring the same information, panels, and guests to those who can’t attend. Wizard Entertainment sees an opportunity, and has announced the formation of W Events, a virtual event and conference production arm of the company.

From the press release:

W Events is commencing production of state-of-the-art live/virtual conferences and events focused on subject matter desired by various business segments, including lifesciences/biotech, technology, medicine and law. The “B to B” content produced by W Events will springboard off of the production expertise of Wizard Entertainment in the consumer space.

One of the hallmarks of W Events will be the hybrid nature of the events that it produces, with each event comprised of both a live and a virtual component. It is contemplated that W Events will be world-class, state-of-the-art undertakings which will present information from an international roster of subject matter experts who are the leaders in their fields of endeavor.

John Maatta, CEO of Wizard Entertainment, stated, “Wizard has mastered the production of live events in the consumer space; it is now time to utilize those production capabilities and Wizard’s institutional knowledge to expand the scope of its activities into the international B-to-B arena by producing extraordinary events and conferences for various serious business segments.”

It is expected that W Events will launch its first event within the next 60 to 90 days. Maybe there is hope for ECCC after all?

via Wizard World

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