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  • Wizard World Acquires Mid-Ohio-Con

    This is kind of old news now, but in case you missed it…

    Press Release:

    Wizard World Acquires Mid-Ohio-Con

    Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con Set for October 22-23, 2011

    Headline Guests Adam West, Burt Ward, Rob Liefeld Announced for 2011

    NEW YORK and COLUMBUS, Ohio – Gareb Shamus, CEO of Wizard Entertainment, today announced the acquisition of Mid-Ohio-Con. The show will make its inaugural appearance on the Wizard World Tour circuit on the weekend of October 22-23, 2011 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH.

    Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con logo“The acquisition of Mid-Ohio-Con gives us an even stronger presence in the key Midwest market,” said Shamus. “We are excited to have the opportunity to build from the great foundation of Mid-Ohio-Con, which has consistently delivered the best in comics, celebrity and pop culture entertainment for 30 years running.”

    “We are thrilled to join the Wizard World Tour,” said James Henry, Managing Director of Mid-Ohio-Con. “We are excited to work with Gareb and the Wizard World team to produce Mid-Ohio Comic Con and we are confident that this partnership will result in a show that will delight fans, creators and exhibitors alike in 2011 and beyond.”

    Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con announced its first slate of guests for 2011, which includes “Batman” stars Adam West and Burt Ward as well as fan-favorite Image Comics creator Rob Liefeld. “I’m in,” said Liefeld. “I’ve never been to Mid-Ohio before….make it a big deal!” Stay tuned for additional headline guest announcements in the coming months.

    Mid-Ohio-Con is one of America’s longest-running and most successful comic book and pop-culture conventions, carrying on a fun and family-oriented tradition of bringing fans of all ages together with leading comic book writers and artists, film and television stars and creators, and publishers and retailers from across the nation.

    2010 marked Mid-Ohio-Con’s 30th anniversary show which included guests of honor David Finch and Adam Hughes along with featured media guests Michael Berryman and Lou Ferrigno and more than 100 creators from the worlds of comics, film, gaming and television. The show had record attendance and has received acclaim from exhibitors, fans and guests as the best in its long history.

    About Wizard Entertainment:
    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 the largest North American Comic Con tour. Wizard World Comic Con – The Pop-Culture Capital of the World!

    For the most recent event information please visit www.wizardworld.com and become a Wizard World Comic Con Fan on Facebook.

    Wizard World Comic Con Tour:
    November 12-14, 2010 – Austin Comic Con – Austin Convention Center
    December 4-5, 2010 – Atlanta Comic Con – Cobb Galleria Centre
    January 29-30, 2011 – New Orleans Comic Con – New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    February 26-27, 2011 – Miami Comic Con – Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Hotel and Exhibition Center
    March 18-20, 2011 – Toronto Comic Con – Direct Energy Centre
    April 29-May 1, 2011 – Anaheim Comic Con – Anaheim Convention Center
    May 21-22, 2011 – Big Apple Comic Con ‘Spring Edition’ – Penn Plaza Pavilion
    June 17-19, 2011 – Philadelphia Comic Con – Pennsylvania Convention Center
    August 11-14, 2011 – Chicago Comic Con – Stephens Convention Center
    September 17-18 – New England Comic Con – Hynes Convention Center
    September 24-25 – Big Apple Comic Con – Penn Plaza Pavilion
    October 23-24, 2011 – Mid Ohio Comic Con – Greater Columbus Convention Center
    October 28-30, 2011 – Central Canada Comic Con – Winnipeg Convention Centre
    November 2011 – Austin Comic Con
    December 2011 – Atlanta Comic Con
    TBA – New Jersey Comic Con
    TBA – Cincinnati Comic Con
    TBA – Cleveland Comic Con
    TBA – Nashville Comic Con

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