Nashville Newest Tour Stop for Wizard World Comic Con

February 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Horror, Tennessee, Top Stories

GAREB SHAMUS, WIZARD ENTERTAINMENT CEO, ACQUIRES NASHVILLE’S COMIC & HORROR FESTIVAL

Nashville is newest tour stop of Wizard World Comic Con

New York, NY (February 22, 2010) – CEO of New York based Wizard Entertainment, Gareb Shamus, announces his latest convention acquisition. Nashville’s Comic & Horror Festival is now Nashville Comic Con Wizard World Convention.

“The fans in Tennessee have supported and have grown this show into what it is today,” said Shamus.  “We will continue to bring our fans more of what they love about comics and pop-culture.”

The 10 year old Comic & Horror Festival was previously managed by Marc Ballard, owner of ComicCityTN. Ballard will act as an advisor and consultant to maintain the local feel of the show.

“It’s an honor that Wizard took note of this show. The new Nashville Comic Con will broaden the fan base and bring an exciting presence to comic conventions in Tennessee,” said Ballard.

New dates, venues and ticket on-sales will be announced soon.

For information on all Wizard World Comic Con Tour stops visit www.wizardworld.com.

About Gareb Shamus:
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Wizard Entertainment publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare, FunFare, and numerous books about pop-culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Gareb 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 1-3, 2010, New England Comic Con, John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial 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

Cleveland Comic Con, TBD

Nashville Comic Con, TBD

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2 Responses to “Nashville Newest Tour Stop for Wizard World Comic Con”
  1. Kal El says:

    I wonder why Wizard has not put a show on in Miami/fort lauderdale/west palm

    With only two shows in Florida, this would seem an ideal state for another convention

    • Brian Pate says:

      Well, I wouldn’t say there are only two shows in Florida – there’s MegaCon, FX, Florida Supercon, etc., but I have been curious to see if Wizard might come into Florida. There were rumors a couple years ago of them buying MegaCon and turning it into Wizard World Orlando, but that obviously never came to pass, and now they actually seem to be targeting smaller shows for takeover.

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