Well well. Just the other day we mentioned the horrible Q3 financials for convention company Wizard World. Along the way we pointed out that their revamped publishing plans didn’t seem to have gone too far and mistakenly said that the “WizPop
daily newsletter idea had never appeared. we were corrected in that it’s actually up as a daily FB post.
With a little more than 1200 followers. Not to be mean.
We were thinking to ourselves, hm, putting money into a tough business like publishing is probably not a great idea for a company bleeding cash like Wizard World…
And…now, this very day, I’m told Brian Walton and Luke Y Thompson, who were hired to run the publishing, have been put “on hiatus.”
Thompson back this up, tweeting yesterday:
Okay, followers. Seems I'm looking for work again. I'd love any pointers. Thanks.
— Julia's husband Luke Y. Thompson (@LYTrules) November 17, 2017
I”m also told that there may be more layoffs at Wizard World as they try to staunch the money flow.
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.