UPDATE: I’m told this lawsuit was also settled at the same time as the main one. So, all water under the bridge now. The other day we reported on the end of Wizard World’s lawsuit against former CMO Stephen Shamus for breach of contract. However, as a tipster mentioned in the comments, there is still […]
According to court documents, the lawsuit filed against former Wizard exec Shephen Shamus for Breach of Contract and Misappropriation of Corporate Assets (among other things) was settled last month. No terms were announced. As you may recall, last November, Wizard sued Shamus, who had been Chief Marketing Officer at Wizard for years, for $1 million in […]
Yesterday a rather curious message went out from Wizard World to vendors with a new table policy: they will no longer accept credit card payments for booths and tables, but require payment by cash or check. In a separate email to vendors, WW confirmed that they are no longer using TicketLeap for ticketing, which they […]
In an attempt to reach younger audiences, Wizard World is launching a series of SocialCons, which will be co located with Wizard World shows, but have separate admissions, show floors and guests lists. The first one kicks off Feb. 18-21 in Portland, OR. The events will spotlight stars of Snapchat, Instagram, Snapchat, etc such as Zach […]
Rob Salkowitz has an analysis of the current financial maneuvers at Wizard World, including the $2.5 million financing by chairman Paul Kessler we reported on yesterday. Since our understanding of finances extends to the level of “Starbucks is more expensive at airports” you might enjoy his analysis: So, to summarize, Wizard has borrowed nearly $2.5 […]
Thing have been looking pretty turbulent over at convention company Wizard World, with cash flow problems and office shut downs, but chairman Paul Kessler, who has been on the board since 2013 and was named Chairman in April of this year, has just come to the rescue via financing agreement with his company Bristol Investment […]
Barry Bostwick a.k.a. Brad Majors from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, during his panel at #WizardWorldPittsburgh! 👄👠😎 A post shared by Wizard World (@wizardworld) on Nov 5, 2016 at 2:30pm PDT Ever since Wizard World’s lawsuit against former CMO Stephen Shamus was made public, you can bet there has been a lot of gossip flying […]
Say it ain’t so, Norman Reedus. Last week convention company Wizard World fired their Chief Marketing Officer Stephen Shamus, and they filed suit against him. The suit alleges that Shamus used his position to obtain more than $1 million worth of signed memorabilia and collectibles from Wizard World guests which he then sold. A sweet set-up for some extra cash, if true.
Wizard World has announced a somewhat streamlined schedule of 16 conventions for next years, mostly concentrating on major metropolitan areas. Here’s the list: New Orleans, January 6-8 Portland, February 17-19 Cleveland, March 17-19 St. Louis, April 7-9 Minneapolis, May 5-7 Des Moines, May 19-21 Philadelphia, June 1-4 Sacramento, June 16-18 Albuquerque, July 14-16 Columbus, August 4-6 […]
Wizard World Portland gets the Time Lord treatment in an exclusive variant cover for the upcoming show in February.