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  • Wizard World Expands to Cleveland; Acquires North Coast Comic Con

    February 9, 2010 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Ohio, Top Stories

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    Wizard World Comic Con continues expansion in Mid-west to Cleveland

    New York, NY (February 8, 2010) – Gareb Shamus, CEO of Wizard Entertainment, today announces the re-launch of North Coast Comic Con as Cleveland Comic Con Wizard World Convention.

    “We admire Roger’s vision for this show and promise to bring Cleveland an event filled with creators, celebrities and so much more,” said Shamus.

    Shamus bought the North Coast Comic Con from Roger Priebe who will advise and consult on the show. Priebe will continue to run local events.

    “This partnership is a win-win for everyone; the fans, the industry and the locals. I see nothing but good things ahead,” said Priebe.

    Wizard’s Comic Con Tour will bring the strong caliber of stars and exhibitors that fans across the nation have come to expect. New dates and venues will be announced soon.

    For information on all Comic Con tour stops visit www.wizardworld.com.

    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

    Cleveland Comic Con, TBD

    New England Comic Con, TBD