Wizard World, Inc. (the “Company” or “Wizard World”), a leading producer of entertainment and pop culture events in North America, today announced that it has promoted Randy Malinoff to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. The announcement was jointly made by Paul Kessler, Chairman of the Board, and John D. Maatta, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wizard World with Mr. Malinoff reporting directly to Mr. Maatta.
PRESS RELEASE: Five upcoming 2016 Wizard World Comic Cons will be bonanzas for comic book fans when “Wizard World VIP” attendees receive six limited edition exclusive variant covers of three all-time favorite comics by three superstar artists at each event.
PRESS RELEASE: As if appearances by superstars from Star Wars, Back to the Future, “The X-Files,” “The Walking Dead” and many more film and TV favorites weren’t enough, there’s another reason for fans to grab VIP admissions to Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, as the first 800 “Wizard World VIP” attendees will receive copies of the “Batman #50” and “Superman #50” exclusive black & white variant covers, both drawn by Patrick Gleason. The Midwest’s largest pop culture convention is set for August 18-21 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.
PRESS RELEASE: Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival, presented by Starz and their hit original series Ash vs. Evil Dead, returns for its third annual festivities on August 18-21, in conjunction with Wizard World Chicago. Today, the Festival announced highlights of the groovy lineup, sponsored by Shudder and Bloody-Disgusting.com, featuring the critically acclaimed opening night nail-biter Don’t Breathe, directed by Fede Alvarez; a salute to genre hero Fred Dekker; an epic event featuring comedian Doug Benson; and a 25th anniversary celebration of the most excellent sequel, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (originally titled Bill & Ted Go To Hell).
Every once in a while, dreams do come true! This past weekend, at the 2016 Wizard World Philadelphia, one of mine finally happened! More about that below! And it wasn’t getting to go to two cons on two weekends in a row, either!
PRESS RELEASE: Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD), producer of the largest comic and pop culture convention events, and Crypt TV, the digital brand behind the most terrifying content on the web, have announced a new eight-city video showcase series that will treat Wizard World Comic Con attendees to some of the scariest video content available today.
[Conventions] Eliza Taylor, Amy Jo Johnson, Ian Somerhalder, James Marsters Among Top Celebrities Scheduled To Attend Wizard World Columbus, July 29-31
Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) continues its 2016 schedule with its sixth trip to the Greater Columbus Convention Center at Wizard World Columbus, July 29-3
[Conventions] Jason Shawn Alexander, Gerhard, Paolo Rivera, Mike Norton Headline Artist Alley At Wizard World Sacramento, June 17-19
PRESS RELEASE: Eisner Award winners Jason Shawn Alexander (“Abe Sapien,” “Batman Arkham City”), Gerhard (“Cerebus”), Paolo Rivera (“All-New X-Men,” “Avenging Spider-Man” and Mike Norton (“Battlepug,” “Revival and The Answer!”),as well as standouts Howard Chaykin (“Avengers 1959,” “JSA”) Billy Martin (“TMNT New Animated Adventures,” also lead guitarist/keyboardist, Good Charlotte), Danny Fingeroth (group editor, “Spider-Man,” “The Avengers”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”), and James O’Barr (“The Crow”) are among the leading comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Sacramento, June 17-19. It is the third visit to the Sacramento Convention Center for Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and the
PRESS RELEASE: Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and James Spence Authentication (JSA) today announced a partnership by which Wizard World Comic Con attendees can utilize the services of the leader in autograph authentication on line or at the autograph kiosk at Wizard World events beginning this weekend in Des Moines and June 2-5 in Philadelphia.
PRESS RELEASE: In celebration of Free Comic Book Day, CONtv has expanded its free trial period of VIP streaming service from 30 days to 60 days! In addition, fans will get a FREE collectible CONtv t-shirt previously only available at select Wizard World Comic Cons.
Yesterday, word spread around the Internet that John Macaluso resigned as CEO of Wizard World, Inc. Though the company filing said the departure had nothing to do with any disagreement with the company or any matter relating to the company’s operation, policies, or practices, today Wizard World announced John Maatta as the new CEO with a two-year contract.
PRESS RELEASE: Wizard World, Inc., the preeminent producer of Comic Cons across North America, announced that the cast of Netflix’s breakout hit series “Marvel’s Daredevil” will be on the scene at Wizard World Chicago, August 18 -21, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Actores from the show scheduled to attend include Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Jon Bernthal (Frank Castle/The Punisher), Elodie Yung (Elektra Natchios), and Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple). All of the cast members are scheduled to appear Saturday, August 20th – Sunday, August 21st, and will meet & greet
[Merch] ComicConBox™ To Include Exclusive ‘All New X-Men #9’ Variant Cover by Michael Gaydos In June
PRESS RELEASE: Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and Marvel today announced that the “All New X-Men #9″ (Apocalypse Wars Part 1) with variant cover by Michael Gaydos will be included in the June ComicConBox™. Monthly subscribers will receive the color variant cover available only through ComicConBox.
[Conventions] Colleen Doran, Peter David, Phil Hester, Guy Gilchrist Among Top Comics Creators To Attend Wizard World Des Moines, May 13-15
PRESS RELEASE: Eisner Award winners Colleen Doran (“Sandman,” “The Vampire Diaries”), Peter David (“The Incredible Hulk,” “Spider-Man 2099”), and Phil Hester (“Wonder Woman,” “Green Hornet”), as well as Guy Gilchrist (writer/cartoonist, “Nancy,” “Muppet Babies”), Tom Cook (“He-Man,” “She-Ra”), Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Spider-Man”), Clinton Hobart (Disney fine art), Danny Fingeroth (group editor, “Spider-Man”), James O’Barr (“The Crow”), Mark Kistler (PBS Television , “The Secret City”), and Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies” “Army of Darkness”) are among the leading comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Des Moines, May 13-15 at the Iowa Events Center. It is the ninth comic con