Wizard World Absorbs NOLA Comic-Con into New Orleans Comic Con

November 4, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Louisiana, Top Stories

NOLA Comic-Con and Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con

UPDATE: According to the NOLA Comic-Con website, their May event will proceed as planned.

Press Release:

Wizard World Acquires NOLA Comic-Con

NEW YORK, November 3, 2010 – Gareb Shamus, CEO of Wizard Entertainment, today announced the acquisition of NOLA Comic-Con, which had been held the past two years in suburban New Orleans. The event will now become part of the Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con scheduled for January 29-30, 2011, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

“NOLA Comic-Con has been a well-respected event that has really helped bring out the comics fans in Louisiana,” said Shamus. “We are pleased to be working with Ronnie Prudhomme to help build New Orleans Comic Con in our first year.”

“This can only help increase the interest in the comics industry in New Orleans,” said Prudhomme, NOLA Comic-Con owner and promoter. “The whole reason I started NOLA Comic-Con was to get people excited about comics here, and Wizard World’s involvement will take that interest even further.”

New Orleans Comic Con, part of the world’s largest pop culture convention series, will be the first on the 2011 Wizard World Comic Con schedule, and the first Wizard World convention in “The Big Easy.

The freshly renovated New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is an essential component of what makes the city’s major business events so successful. With 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, the Convention Center is the sixth largest convention facility in the nation, and it consistently ranks in the country’s top ten of facilities that hold the most conventions and tradeshows annually.

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 – Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
February 26-27, 2011 – Miami Comic Con – Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC)
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, 2011 – New England Comic Con – Hynes Convention Center
September 24-25, 2011 – Big Apple Comic Con – Penn Plaza Pavilion
November 2011 – Austin Comic Con – Austin Convention Center
December 2011 – Atlanta Comic Con
TBA – New Jersey Comic Con
TBA – Cincinnati Comic Con
TBA – Cleveland Comic Con
TBA – Nashville Comic Con

Nola Comic-Con (May 2011)

Convention Nola Comic-Con
Convention Website http://www.nolacomic.com
Start Date 05/14/2011
End Date 05/15/2011
About This Convention: Nola Comic-Con
Hours 10am-5pm
Admission $20 per day or $30 for both. Children 7 and under are free.
Validated parking at Canal Place $5 10 hour parking. Vendors will be selling Golden Age, Silver Age, Bronze Age, Modern Age Comics, Toys, Statues, Artwork and all Comic and Sci-Fi related merchandise
Convention Guests TBA soon!
Venue Name Westin Canal Place
Venue Address 100 Rue Iberville
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 30
Projected Attendance 2000
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Anime
- Collectibles
- Gaming
- Horror
- Science Fiction and Fantasy

Nola Comic-Con (April 2010)

NOLA Comic-Con

NOLA Comic-Con

Convention Nola Comic-Con
Convention Website http://www.nolacomic.com
Start Date 04/24/2010
End Date 04/25/2010
About This Convention: Free parking and Door prizes every hour. Charity auction. There will be dealers with comics, toys, anime, manga, statues, original art and, more.
Convention Guests Darick Robertson, Dave Johnson, Derec Donovan, Robby Musso, Rob Guillory, Kody Chamberlain, John Dell, Tim Lattie, Mass Casualty Comics, the 501st Legion, and more to come!
Venue Name The Pontchartrain Center
Venue Address 4545 Williams Blvd.
Kenner, LA 70065
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 50
Projected Attendance 1000
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Anime
- Collectibles
- Gaming
- Science Fiction and Fantasy