Truth be told, the Wizard World Tour has come in for some “joshing” here at Stately Beat Manor in recent days, but now The Beat has to give them MAJOR props for having a good sense of humor AND better Photoshop skills than us. After our story on Wizard World Mars ran yesterday, this press release was sent out:
GAREB SHAMUS RESPONDS TO RUMORS OF MARS COMIC CON
Wizard Launches into New Comic Con Territory
New York, NY (February 9, 2010) – The news of Mars Comic Con Wizard World Convention was scooped today by Heidi MacDonald. Wizard was originally distraught over the covert con plans being announced early, but has confirmed the rumor and is making the most of the early announcement.
“We have been working on this Mars show for some time now, and although we wanted to break the news here at wizardworld.com, I am flattered and honored that Heidi was able to get the scoop and post it on her new blog,” said Gareb Shamus, CEO of Wizard. “I have to find the internal leak, either here at Wizard or over at NASA, as everyone was sworn to secrecy, but I want to say to all our fans, ‘See ya in space!’ Also, we may have additional interplanetary announcements forthcoming.”
The first confirmed guest for the inaugural Mars Comic Con is J’onn J’onzz, aka Martian Manhunter. Some of his super powers include Martian vision, flight, super-strength, super-speed, super-breath and invulnerability.
“I can’t wait to return to the planet I was born on, yet avoided returning to since I discovered delicious cookies here on Earth,” said J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter of Mars. “Gareb’s giving me a chance for a triumphant homecoming, and I can’t thank him enough. I just hope DC resurrects me by then.”
Tickets will be on sale soon. Check back often for travel updates.
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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.