Con wars are back! Only not warlike. After a long absence from the crucible of New York City’s cramped and expensive venues, Wizard World is coming back to the city that started it all with the WIzard World New York City Experience, to be held June 28-30 at Basketball City Pier 36. The venue is known to us but does recall the cavernous Pier 94 where Wizard held its 2009 show. The date doesn’t seem to conflict with anything too major, save for a few smallish cards and comics shows in the Midwest.
UPDATE: I understand that this show will NOT be a comics show in any way. Unless comics are “other attractions”:
celebrities, creators, sports stars, music, exhibitors, parties and other attractions
So there you go, Nerdlebrity Con 1
Otherwise, expect to meet a lot of Walking Dead personnel.
Experience New York City, differently, as Wizard World brings together celebrities, creators, sports stars, music, exhibitors, parties and other attractions at the 2013 Wizard World New York City Experience, June 28-30. Comics legend Stan Lee, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” icon Patrick Stewart and “The Walking Dead” trio of Norman Reedus, Michael Rooker andJon Bernthal are the first stars scheduled to attend the extravaganza at Basketball City (Pier 36) in lower Manhattan, overlooking the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty and steps away from vibrant South Street Seaport.
“Fans will want to keep the last weekend of June open,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “We have a star-studded affair planned and we are excited to launch with an early guest list, with more to follow. This show will have an all new look and feel that encompasses talented artists, unique shopping opportunities, specialty programming, sports heroes and much more. It will be a true experience unlike any other for New York fans.”
Tickets go on sale for this exclusive event, with limited tickets available, on March 1 at www.wizardworld.com. Additional guests, special receptions and events, start and end times and ticket prices will be announced shortly.
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.