So yesterday I posted about The Shat coming to Wizard’s Chicago Comic-Con. I also poked a bit at Wizard buying up so many other comic conventions in the past six months. Well, it looks like I’m not the only one lifting an eyebrow at Wizard’s bit to corner the convention market. Wizard owner, Gareb Shamus, decided to respond to some other blogger’s site.
Here’s the story:
GAREB SHAMUS RESPONDS TO RUMORS OF MARS COMIC CON
Wizard Launches into New Comic Con Territory
New York, NY (February 9, 2010) – The news of Mars Comic Con Wizard World Convention was scooped today by Heidi MacDonald. Wizard was originally distraught over the covert con plans being announced early, but has confirmed the rumor and is making the most of the early announcement.
“We have been working on this Mars show for some time now, and although we wanted to break the news here at wizardworld.com, I am flattered and honored that Heidi was able to get the scoop and post it on her new blog,” said Gareb Shamus, CEO of Wizard. “I have to find the internal leak, either here at Wizard or over at NASA, as everyone was sworn to secrecy, but I want to say to all our fans, ‘See ya in space!’ Also, we may have additional interplanetary announcements forthcoming.”
The first confirmed guest for the inaugural Mars Comic Con is J’onn J’onzz, aka Martian Manhunter. Some of his super powers include Martian vision, flight, super-strength, super-speed, super-breath and invulnerability.
“I can’t wait to return to the planet I was born on, yet avoided returning to since I discovered delicious cookies here on Earth,” said J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter of Mars. “Gareb’s giving me a chance for a triumphant homecoming, and I can’t thank him enough. I just hope DC resurrects me by then.”
Tickets will be on sale soon. Check back often for travel updates.
See the full story: http://www.comicsbeat.com/2010/02/09/wizard-world-mars-announced/
Wizard World Comic Con Tour:
March 26-28, 2010, Toronto Comic Con, Direct Energy Centre
April 16-18, 2010, Anaheim Comic Con, Anaheim Convention Center
June 11-13, 2010, Philadelphia Comic Con, Pennsylvania Convention Center
August 19-22, 2010, Chicago Comic Con, Donald E. Stephens (Rosemont) Convention Center
October 7-10, 2010, Big Apple Comic Con, Pier 94
October 15-17, 2010, New Jersey Comic Con, New Jersey Convention and Expo Center
November 12-14, 2010, Austin Comic Con, Austin Convention Center
December 25, 2010, Mars Comic Con, Aurorae Sinus Convention Center
Atlanta Comic Con, TBD
Cincinnati Comic Con, TBD
Cleveland Comic Con, TBD
New England Comic Con, TBD