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
[Conventions] Sebastian Stan, Evan Peters, Hayley Atwell, William Shatner Among Top Celebrities Scheduled To Attend Wizard World Sacramento, June 17-19
PRESS RELEASE: Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) continues its 2016 schedule with its third trip to Sacramento Convention Center at Wizard World Sacramento, June 17-19. Captain America star Sebastian Stan, X-Men standout Evan Peters, Hayley Atwell (“Agent Carter,” Captain America: The First Avenger), William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “Boston Legal”), and Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson (The Naked Gun ) headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the pop culture extravaganza, the 11th event on Wizard World’s calendar of comic con and gaming cons in 2016.
PRESS RELEASE: Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and Rose Tours today announced its first Wizard World Cruise, a pop-culture, comic con themed, three-night journey on the Norwegian Sky, December 2-5, from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas. The event will feature celebrities including Norman Reedus as well as an Artist Alley with noted comics creators, cosplay contests, exhibitors, parties, video game tournaments and more.
PRESS RELEASE Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and Marvel today announced that the “Detective Comics #474″ with variant cover by Dan Panosian, an issue which marks the first appearance of “Deadshot,” will be included in the July ComicConBox™. Monthly subscribers will receive the color variant cover while new subscribers can select a virgin cover edition as a gift, available only through ComicConBox.
[Convention] Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Michael J. Fox, Norman Reedus Headline Robust Celebrity Roster At Wizard World Philadelphia, June 2-5
PRESS RELEASE: In what may be its largest collection of top headliners ever, Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) continues its 2016 schedule with its 16th trip to the Pennsylvania Convention Center at one of its flagship events, Wizard World Philadelphia, June 2-5. The once-in-a-lifetime collection of stars includes Marvel franchise headliners Chris Evans ( Captain America:The First Avenger, The Winter Soldier, Civil War), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers ), Sebastian Stan ( Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The First Avenger) and Anthony Mackie (Captain America: Civil War, The Winter Soldier, Avengers) and others plus Back to the Future
[Convention] Gerhard, Salvador Larroca, Mike Baron, Tom Cook Among Top Comics Creators To Attend Wizard World Madison, April 8-10
Eisner Award winners Gerhard, Salvador Larroca, Mike Baron, as well as Tom Cook, Michael Golden , Clinton Hobart, Angel Unzueta, James O’Barr, Guy Gilchrist , and Phil Ortiz are among the leading comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Madison, April 8-10 at the Alliant Energy Center. It is the sixth comic con event on the 2016 Wizard World calendar and second year for the show in Madison.
[Convention] Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival Returns To Chicago August 18-21; Announces Call For Entries
PRESS RELEASE: Horror fans across the Midwest will again be treated to the best in genre film as Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival returns to the Chicago area from August 18-21. The 3rd annual festivities will feature dozens of films including the U.S. and World Premieres of both features and shorts, special anniversary screenings, 35mm repertory screenings, and a variety of special guests. The festival will once again be held in conjunction with Wizard World Chicago, all under the guidance of the inimitable, one-of-a-kind host, Bruce Campbell.
[Conventions] Mixed Martial Arts Legend George St-Pierre To Attend Wizard World Philadelphia June 4-5
PRESS RELEASE One of the most popular mixed martial arts fighters in the world, Georges St-Pierre will attend Wizard World Philadelphia on Sunday, June 5, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, it was announced today by the Quebec native and Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD). The three-time former UFC Welterweight champion, known by many as the best “pound-for-pound” MMA athlete ever, will greet fans, sign autographs and pose for photo ops at his first Wizard World comic con appearance.
PRESS RELEASE: Wizard World fans have shown their love and devotion to all things pop culture for years. Now couples can put their love for each other on full display as Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) has teamed up with noel.events founded by world leading event designer Tom Noel to bring themed weddings to the popular comic con and gaming convention circuit through Wizard World Weddings.
[Convention] Michael Gaydos, Rick Burchett, Billy Martin, Ken Kelly Headline Artist Alley At Wizard World St. Louis, April 1-3
PRESS RELEASE: Eisner Award winner and Rick Burchett (“Wonder Woman,” “Batman”) Michael Gaydos (“Jessica Jones”), Ken Kelly (“Kiss” album covers, “He-Man”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”), Billy Martin (“TMNT,” lead guitarist, Good Charlotte), Tom Cook (“He-Man,” “She-Ra”), Bob Camp (“Ren and Stimpy,” “G.I. Joe”), are among the leading comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World St. Louis, April 1-3. It is the fourth visit to the America’s Center for Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and the fifth comic con event on the 2016 Wizard World calendar.
PRESS RELEASE: Marvel blockbuster films such as Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers and Thor and hit TV programs such as “Agent Carter” and “Agents of “S.H.I.E.L.D” have attracted millions of fans, with megastars Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Sebastian Stan among the main attractions. Now, those three plus popular supporting actors Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, Stanley Tucci and Frank Grillo will gather for the first time at Wizard World Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, it was announced today by Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD), producer