Company Acquires Event at David L. Lawrence Convention Center from Founder Renee George; 25 Shows Now On 2015 Calendar
Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) announced the addition ofWizard World Comic Con Pittsburghto its 2015 schedule, bringing the current number of events during the year to 25. Wizard World acquired the event, set for September 11-13 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, an SMG managed facility, from founder and longtime ownerRenee George.
Celebrity and comics creator guests and other details about the event will be announced in the coming weeks.
â€œWe are excited to have acquired the long-standing and popular Pittsburgh Comicon from Renee,â€ said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. â€œWe are excited to inject the Wizard World flavor in the Pittsburgh market, a city weâ€™ve been wanting to expand to for many years. We are looking forward to seeing all our fans in September!â€
â€œI am pleased that Wizard World will be able to continue the two-decade tradition of our show,â€ said George. â€œIt’s a great opportunity for all of our loyal attendees in the area to take part in an even bigger event with more of what they have enjoyed for many years.â€
â€œYou will see the Pittsburgh Comicon Staff at the David Lawrence Center bringing our family friendly atmosphere to downtown Pittsburgh,â€ added George. â€œOur family and friends will continue to run the charity events, including Charity Quick Sketch & the Make-A-Wish Auction. All current contracts between the Pittsburgh Comicon & exhibitors or artists will be honored at this show. The Pittsburgh fans have been asking for bigger and better media guests and Wizard World will be able to provide that for them.â€
With the addition of Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh, the largest-ever schedule of pop culture conventions will include at least 11 new events in 10 new venues. Longstanding events in Philadelphia and Chicago are among the 14 returning shows from last year.
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh show hours are Friday, Sept. 11, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 13, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character â€“ and some never before dreamed â€“ will roam the convention floor.
For more on the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh, visit http://wizd.me/PittsburghPR.
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