By Shawn Scott Smith| August 10, 2010 | Comments Off
NEW YORK and ANAHEIM, Calif., August 10, 2010 – Following a successful debut at the 2010 Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con, Wizard Entertainment CEO Gareb Shamus today announced that the event will return to the Anaheim Convention Center, April 29 through May 1, 2011.
The inaugural Anaheim Comic Con, held April 16-18, featured a rare reunion of “Batman’s” Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether and Yvonne Craig and more than 250 celebrities, comic artists and writers. Comic book legend Stan Lee, TV icon William Shatner and legend Mickey Rooney were among the other headline guests. Numerous well-known producers and directors, including Avi Arad and Don Murphy, comprised a special section, and the popular Voice Actors Pavilion is scheduled to return in 2011. The 2010 event brought together fans of pop culture, comics, toys and collectibles and offered a chance to see the best each industry has to offer.
“Our first Anaheim Comic Con was a smashing success, and Wizard World is pleased to have secured a date for 2011,” said Shamus. “We have just scratched the surface of what this event can be, and we look forward to bringing an even bigger and better show back to the Anaheim Convention Center.”
About Wizard Entertainment:
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Shamus publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare, FunFare and numerous books about pop-culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Shamus also produces a North American Comic Con tour. Chicago Comic Con – The Pop-Culture Capital of the World!
Wizard World Comic Con Tour:
August 19-22, 2010 – Chicago Comic Con – Donald E. Stephens (Rosemont) Convention Center
October 1-3, 2010 – Big Apple Comic Con (New York) – Penn Plaza Pavilion
October 15-17, 2010 – New England Comic Con (Boston) – John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
November 12-14, 2010 – Austin Comic Con – Austin Convention Center
December 3-5, 2010 – Atlanta Comic Con – Cobb Galleria Centre
March 18-20, 2011 – Toronto Comic Con – Direct Energy Centre
April 29-May 1, 2011 – Anaheim Comic Con – Anaheim Convention Center
May 6-8, 2011 – Wizard World Comic Con NYC (New York) – Penn Plaza Pavilion
June 10-12, 2011 – Philadelphia Comic Con – Pennsylvania Convention Center
TBA – Cincinnati Comic Con
TBA – Cleveland Comic Con
TBA – Nashville Comic Con
TBA – Connecticut Comic Con
TBA – New Jersey Comic Con