The ever-growing slate of Wizard-branded conventions swelled by one today with the addition of a spring show in New York, Wizard World Comic Con NYC, set for May 6-8, 2011, at the home of the Big Apple Con, which this resembles, Penn Plaza Pavilion in New York.
If you’ll note, the name “Comic Con New York” is similar to another comics-themed event, held in the fall.
This fall, the site will host its first Big Apple Comic Con, October 1-3, with Adam West, Mickey Rooney, Julia Jones and Mark Millar among the highlighted attendees, with many more to be announced.
“Response to last year’s Big Apple Comic Con and advance interest in the show this October has been so strong that we had to add the Spring event,” said Shamus. “Everyone – the celebrities, the fans, the dealers, manufacturers, artists, and the entire community we deal with was begging us to bring a huge Spring event to New York. And now we have Wizard World Comic Con NYC.”
The PR updates us on the schedule of the various Wizard World shows:
Wizard World Comic Con Tour:
August 19-22 – Chicago Comic Con – Donald E. Stephens (Rosemont) Convention Center
October 1-3 – Big Apple Comic Con (New York) – Penn Plaza Pavilion
October 15-17 – New England Comic Con (Boston) – John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
November 12-14 – Austin Comic Con – Austin Convention Center
December 3-5 – Atlanta Comic Con – Cobb Galleria Centre
March 18-20, 2011 – Toronto Comic Con – Direct Energy Centre
April TBD, 2011 – Anaheim Comic Con – Anaheim Convention Center
May 6-8, 2011 – Wizard World Comic Con NYC – Penn Plaza Pavilion
June 10-12, 2011 – Philadelphia Comic Con – Pennsylvania Convention Center
TBA – Cincinnati Comic Con
TBA – Cleveland Comic Con
TBA – Nashville Comic Con
TBA – Connecticut Comic Con
TBA – New Jersey Comic Con
From looking at this, it would appear that the Midwest leg of the Wizard world tour and the two events in smaller East Coast markets Jersey and Connecticut have yet to find slots in the increasingly busy convention schedule.
Also, this PR did not include the little graphic of the dude with the cape standing next to a billboard with the name of the new convention, and that made us sad.
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.