There was a lot of rumors circulating this past weekend that Wizard World was acquiring the Pittsburgh Comic Con, and this morning’s press release from Wizard confirmed it. The organizaers of the long running convention sent out an email partially addressing the sale.

via email

The internet has been a buzz with rumors over the last several days. Wizard World’s official statement should be coming tomorrow. But I would like to take this opportunity to address all our friends and fans….
Wizard World will be taking over our show dates as of this coming September.

We have LOVED bringing the best in comics to Pittsburgh for the last 20+ years. We were extremely excited about our proposed move downtown for 2015, but circumstances change and we have had to change with them.

We have been so blessed to have the most dedicated, passionate and friendly fans and artists attend the Comicon for all these years. Wizard World will soon learn how lucky they are to inherit such an incredible fanbase. Thank you all for having been part of our family.

One note of business: For anyone that has prepaid for their 2015 spot, all previously signed contracts will be honored by Wizard World. You can contact Renee for more details at

Thanks Again. We can’t express enough our appreciation the years of fun and friendship.

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For those of you in the Pittsburgh area, what is your take on this announcement and sale?  Will you attend the Wizard World show?


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