We asked Shamus what plans he had for the Big Apple shows other than the National (the fall show), and he said that “we’re still working that out.” Carbonaro had run as many as three other Big Apple shows annually, in addition to the National.
We also asked Shamus for clarification on the ownership structure, and he said that he will own Big Apple, and that Wizard Entertainment will run it. Asked why he chose that ownership structure, Shamus replied, “I’ve always wanted to own a show in New York. This is just something that was very near and dear to me.”
• According to Twitter and the grapevine , yesterday, in addition to announcing the Shamus/Wizard/Big Apple deal, Brett White, the news editor for Wizard’s website, was let go. Another layoff was also rumored.