Wow, this is big news! Everyone was wondering when the Wizard World tour would leave the continent, but Gareb Shamus has done everyone one better by announcing that the Helium Super-Card Mini-Con will henceforth be known as the Mars Comic Con Wizard World Interplanetary convention. While everyone is bound to be excited by a show on Mars, the timing of the event is a bit odd — it’s currently slated for December 25th, 2010, which puts it in direct opposition to the Dantooine Non-Sports Card Extravaganza, the Twilight Twi-fan Camporee in Dayton and Yaoi-splosion on Ganymede, a moon of the gas giant Jupiter. Also, with manned space flight a victim of recent budget cuts, it’s not clear who will be attending the show. PR below:
Gareb Shamus, CEO of Wizard Entertainment, today announced the re-launch of the Helium Super-Card Mini-con as Mars Comic Con Wizard World Interplanetary.
“We admire Gahan of Gathol’s vision for this show and promise to bring Mars an event filled with creators, celebrities Virgil, and so much more,” said Shamus.
Shamus bought the Helium Super-Card Mini-Con from Gahan of Gathol, who will advise and consult on the show. Gahan will continue to adventure, kill savage Therns and Hormads, and run local events, including his popular Banthoom Action Figure Extravaganza.
“This partnership is a win-win for everyone; Earth people, who will be able to breathe via oxygen pills, Martians, who will get first crack at rare Vampirella variants, and the comics industry which will get to see another planet. I see nothing but good things ahead except for those rotten Kaldanes” said Gahan of Gathol.
“Finally, Wizard World has gone out of this world, and it’s about time,” said Shamus.
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