Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Light Dawns on Marblehead!

Well, it appears that some semblance of sanity has finally penetrated the management team of Wizard World, and they have moved the date of their NY comicbook show. Yep you read that right, This year’s Big Apple Comic Con will be held on Oct. 1-3 (instead of the same weekend as the previously booked NYComicCon). It was also announced that New England Comic Con is now Oct. 15-17 (in Boston), and the NJ Comic Con is also moving to a new date (to be announced later).
“We spoke with the publishers and their creators, and they worked with us to help facilitate new dates. They pledged their support, and we liked what they had to say,” said Shamus.
I’ll just bet he did. no one that I spoke to over the past several months could understand why Wizard chose to book a major event on the same weekend as one that was booked six months earlier for the same city. It seemed like a suicide move.

Well, I’m glad to see that sanity prevailed and they moved the date, as such a head-to-head mash-up would ultimately only hurt the industry.

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