Official Press Release
Congers, NY (November 3, 2004) - Wizard Entertainment Group, the country's foremost authority on everything related to comic books, gaming, anime, toys, collectibles and pop-culture, announced today that it is expanding its convention empire by adding Wizard World Boston to a successful lineup of events that already includes three-day shows in Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Texas. The first-ever Wizard World Boston will be held from September 30 - October 2 at the Bayside Expo Center.
News of Wizard World Boston comes on the eve of Wizard World Dallas, scheduled for November 5-7 at the Arlington Convention center in Arlington, Texas and establishes the company's events as the largest pop-culture draw in the country. The 2004 Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles shows have already ushered approximately 100,000 fans through their doors, with Wizard World Dallas attendance yet to be tallied.
"Our publishing business allows us to reach out to and communicate with more than two million readers each month through our five magazines, giving us an unrivaled means to understand our audience and what they want, as well as an ability to promote our shows, " said Gareb Shamus, CEO of Wizard Entertainment Group. "We have a great relationship with our readers and show attendees and we know that there is a need for a Wizard World event in New England that provides the region's fans with the ability to get up-close-and-personal with the movers and shakers that are defining pop-culture."
Recent Wizard World events have included guests that include: Stan Lee (Spider-man), David Goyer (writer/director, Batman Begins, Blade: Trinity), Avi Arad (executive producer, Spider-man 2 and X2), Rebecca Stamos (The Punisher), Jessica Biel (Blade: Trinity), Kevin Smith (writer/director, Dare Devil, The Green Hornet), Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Ron Perlman and Selma Blair (Hellboy) and Joss Whedon (creator/writer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), among scores of others.
About Wizard World
Wizard World Los Angeles, Wizard World Philadelphia, Wizard World Chicago, Wizard World Dallas and Wizard World Boston are produced by Wizard Conventions Inc. Wizard Conventions is a sister company of Wizard Entertainment, the industry leader in the comic book and collectibles market that publishes four magazines, Wizard: The Comics Magazine, InQuest Gamer: The Gaming Magazine, ToyFare: The Toy Magazine and Anime Insider: The Japanese Animation Magazine, as well as co-publisher of Toy Wishes: The Holiday Gift Guide. Wizard's publications have a monthly national readership of more than 2 million and are currently sold in 25 countries and five languages. For more information, please visit www.wizarduniverse.com