Wizard World Comic Con Tour Adds Sanctioned Tabletop Tournament Gaming

February 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Canada, Comic Books, Convention News, Gaming


The Conflict GT @ Wizard World Comic Con brings tabletop tournaments to Wizard fans

New York, NY (February 9, 2010) – Sanctioned Tabletop Gaming tournaments will be held as part of the Wizard World Comic Con tour, debuting at Toronto Comic Con in March.

Wizard’s Comic Con tour producer Shamus said, “By setting up sanctioned gaming tournaments we can give our fans the space they need to do battle. Bringing in tabletop gaming tournaments gives players the comfort of a professional setting and draws a wide range of opponents for the truly competitive atmosphere that fans crave.”

The Conflict GT @ Wizard World Comic Con tournaments will consist of Warhammer Fantasy Battle and Warhammer 40K from Games Workshop and is the first announcement of tabletop gaming tournaments to be held on the Wizard World Comic Con tour.


Paid participants receive discounted Comic Con admission. All fans are encouraged to come into the game area to watch tournaments and visit specialty vendors. There is no charge to enter the gaming area.

For a complete up-to-date schedule of tournaments, rules, registration and prizes go to www.wizardworld.com/gaming-toronto.html. Schedules and registration for Tabletop Gaming tournaments for the entire Wizard World Comic Con tour will be announced soon. Check www.wizardworld.com for updates.

About Warhammer Gaming:

Warhammer Fantasy Battle is played in a Fantasy setting with the main characters being various knights, magic incantations, archers, dragons etc., while Warhammer 40K is staged with tanks, laser guns, spaceships and all the trappings one would imagine in the year 40,000.  An emphasis is placed on high sportsmanship in a highly competitive setting. All players are expected to show an in-depth knowledge of the rules and to act accordingly. The tour promotes an opportunity for many of the elite gamers in their community to meet, play games, and most importantly, have a bunch of good laughs.

About Gareb Shamus:
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Shamus publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare, FunFare and numerous books about pop culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Shamus also produces a North American Comic Con tour.

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

Atlanta Comic Con, TBD

Cincinnati Comic Con, TBD

New England Comic Con, TBD

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