Looking at the Wizard World schedule appended to the New Orleans announcement we just posted, it looks like a truce of sorts has been posted for Con Wars! — at least on the New York City battlefront.
You’ll recall that last year, The Big Apple Con was at one point schedule for the exact same weekend as New York Comic Con — a move seen as retaliation for ReedPOP starting a show in Chicago. However, cooler heads prevailed, and the Big Apple was moved to the weekend BEFORE NYCC, while the New England Comic-Con in Boston completed the bookend the week after.
However in 2011, this isn’t even an issue. The fall Big Apple Con and New England Comic-Con — have been moved to September 17-18 and Sept. 24-25, respectively, a month prior to the 2011 NYCC which will be held October 14-16, 2011.
There’s still a wee bit of con battle with Wizard World’s Toronto show planned for March 18-20 — the same weekend as next year’s C2E2. However, looking at nationwide attendance this year, it seems that the pie is big enough for everyone.
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
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
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.