Media Release — Wizard World CEO Gareb Shamus today announced changes to three of the events on the North American Wizard World Comic Con tour. The Big Apple Comic Con will be held on Oct. 1-3 at the newly renovated Penn Plaza Pavilion in New York City. The new dates for the New England Comic Con are now Oct. 15-17 at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, and the New Jersey Comic Con will move to a date to be announced shortly.
“We spoke with the publishers and their creators, and they worked with us to help facilitate new dates. They pledged their support, and we liked what they had to say,” said Shamus.
The new schedule will allow Wizard Entertainment to take advantage of the larger and newly refurbished Penn Plaza Pavilion (7th Ave. at 33rd St.) in New York for Big Apple Comic Con. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in renovations have been made so far, with even more planned. Located across the street from Penn Station, the Penn Plaza Pavilion is one of the most convenient destinations in all of New York City, and is also one of the highest trafficked areas in the entire country.
“We are excited about the move to the Penn Plaza Pavilion for the Big Apple Comic Con,” added Shamus. “After we saw the upgraded and larger facilities, we knew we had a winning venue for the fans. We are also thankful to the Hynes Convention Center in Boston for accommodating our change for our inaugural New England Comic Con. We look forward to making an announcement regarding New Jersey Comic Con when details are finalized.”
The first guests scheduled to appear at Big Apple Comic Con 2010 are iconic artist Joe Madureira, as well as legendary actors Adam West and Mickey Rooney. Expect a massive guest presence, as is customary with all Wizard World shows.
Fans are encouraged to check the Wizard World Website at www.wizardworld.com to see which special guests, celebrities and artists are scheduled to attend each event, as these will be updated as they confirm. Tickets are available now for Big Apple Comic Con and New England Comic Con.
Tickets purchased for any of the affected events will be honored for the new dates, or fans can request a refund or exchange if the new dates are no longer convenient for them.