It’s been a long time since we announced a new show on the Wizard World Tour—but a new con has just been announced for Portand, OR in February 22-24, headlined by actors Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery, David Della Rocco and artist Greg Horn. The show will be held at the Portland Convention Center.Current Portland-based comics events include the indie-centered Stumptown show, traditionally held in April at the Convention Center, and this weekend’s Rose City Comic-Con, which is being held at the Doubletree Hotel.
“We are thrilled to be adding Wizard World Oregon Comic Con to our 2013 schedule of events and introduce a new region to our exciting shows,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO in a statement. “The city of Portland and Oregon Convention Center are a great fit, and the timing is ideal on the convention calendar.”
A few years ago, Wizard World underwent a very aggressive acquisition plan, adding shows from Cincinnati, New Jersey and other points—most of which never even happened. Portland is obviously the premiere Comicstown on the west coast — perhaps in the US — and a prime spot for comics, even though Wizard’s nerdlebrity-heavy guest lists are their big focus now.
Wizard’s upcoming slate is as follows:
September 28-30, 2012 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 26-28, 2012 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
November 30 – December 2, 2012 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
February 22-24, 2013 – Wizard World Oregon Comic Con
May 30 – June 2, 2013 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 8-11, 2013 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con