Wes Tillander, the previous owner of the Atlanta Comic Convention, sent out a press release clearing up the fact that he’ll still be running three of his smaller shows a year, and he has a contract to prove it. Text below:
I’M WESLEY TILLANDER, FOUNDER OF THE 15 YEAR OLD (4 TIMES A YEAR ) ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION.CALLED “THE BEST ONE DAY SHOW IN THE SOUTH!” . WHEN WIZARD WORLD RELEASED THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THEY PURCHASED MY SHOW…I HAVE HAD OVER 100 EMAILS AND PHONE CALLS WONDERING IF THE ONE DAY SHOW IS GONE…IT IS NOT…
IF YOU HAVENT HEARD WIZARD HAS BOUGHT ONE…..ONE ….OF THE ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTIONS 4 SHOWS A YEAR….THEY ARE LOOKING NOW FOR A DATE… THE WIZARD SHOW WILL BE CALLED THE “ATLANTA COMIC CON..WIZARD WORLD” AND WILL BE A 3 DAY SHOW. THE OTHER 3 ONE DAY ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION SHOWS WILL GO ON AS USUAL THROUGHOUT THE YEAR …
AT THE END OF THIS EMAIL , IM GOING TO INCLUDE THE SECTION OF THE CONTRACT I SIGNED /WITH SHAMUS –WIZARD WORLD DETAILING THE SITUATION AND MY INVOLVEMENT WITH THE WIZARD SHOW TO CLEAR UP THE SITUATION
WIZARDS /SHAMUS’S NEWS RELEASE WAS CONFUSING .
WIZARD SOUNDS SINCERE ABOUT TRYING TO DO A GOOD , 3 DAY SHOW IN ATLANTA .. AS FOR MY INVOLVEMENT , I AM THE LIASON FOR THE CITY HELPING THEM WITH FINDING A VENUE, PROMOTIONS FOR THE SHOW , AND HELPING WITH MY 15 YEARS OF ESTABLISHED CONTACTS IN ATLANTA.
AGAIN THE SUPERBOWL SUNDAY FEB 7TH , 2010 SHOW THE JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER AS THE GUEST IS STILL ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BELOW IS THE ACTUAL SECTION OF THE CONTRACT EXPLAINING THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE AGREEMENT …I WANT ALL RUMORS SQUASHED AND ALL FIRES PUT OUT!! SO READ THE AGREEMENT BELOW…AND I WILL SEE YOU ALL FEB 7TH, 2010…WE WILL PUT SOMETHING ON THE WEBSITE MAKING SURE EVERYONE GETS THE MESSAGE.
HERE IS THE ACTUAL WIZARD CONTRACT SECTION
….It is understood and agreed that Tillander shall be permitted to continue to promote , host, or otherwise run his current comic convention show in its present form. More specifically, it is understood that Tillander shall be permitted to continue to run his current comic convention show, known as Atlanta Comic Convention, and that Tillander shall be entitled to continue to promote said show no less than four occasions in a calendar year and Tillander shall be permitted to continue the name “Atlanta Comic Convention” along with the symbols and marks of the ACC…
THANKS FOR HELPING TO CLEAR UP THE CONFUSION…HOPEFULLY THIS WILL CALM DOWN THE FEARS OF THE ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION FANS!