Wizard World’s Largest, Longest Running Show Moves Dates At Donald E. Stephens Convention Center; Ticket Purchasers Can Use On Rescheduled Date
ROSEMONT, Ill., July 28, 2020 – Wizard Entertainment, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD) today announced that its Wizard World Chicago convention, originally scheduled for August 20-23 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, has been postponed due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The revised dates for the 23rd annual event, Wizard World’s largest and longest running show, are June 24-27, 2021.
Fans who purchased general admission and/or VIP tickets for the original dates may use those for the rescheduled dates. Artists, exhibitors and others associated with the event can expect communication from Wizard Entertainment soon regarding the new dates.
Previously, Wizard World announced other entries on its early calendar of events taking place in 2021: New Orleans, January 8-10; Philadelphia, Jan. 15-17; Portland, January 29-31; Cleveland, February 26-28; and St. Louis, March 12-14.
Communities across North America have supported Wizard events for more than 20 years; Wizard Entertainment’s paramount concern is for everyone’s safety and well-being. Wizard Entertainment looks forward to continuing its pop culture conventions at a time deemed appropriate by public health and government officials, in consultation with other local authorities as necessary.
In an exciting initiative that has gained traction in its own right, Wizard Entertainment invites fans to participate in free daily Wizard World Virtual Experiences, in which celebrities from favorite TV shows, film franchises and more conduct group video Q&As, available on Twitch, Facebook and YouTube. Wizard Entertainment has conducted more than 75 of these sessions to date, which have been expanded to include artists, authors, cosplayers, trivia, karaoke and other elements of the Wizard World event experience. The schedule of upcoming sessions is available at www.wizardworldvirtual.com.
Wizard World 2021 Calendar, as of July 28, 2020:
· Jan. 8-10, New Orleans, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
· Jan. 15-17, Philadelphia, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
· Jan. 29-31, Portland, Oregon Convention Center
· Feb. 26-28, Cleveland, Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
· March 12-14, St. Louis, America’s Center
· June 24-27, Chicago, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
About Wizard Entertainment, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard Entertainment, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World Virtual Experiences powers a content-rich channel that provides fans with the opportunity to enjoy programming and to directly connect with celebrities via a variety of video platforms. Additional initiatives may soon include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally. Fans can interact with Wizard Entertainment at www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services. Additionally, Wizard Entertainment owns a minority interest in Cinedigm’s ( NASDAQ:CIDM) ConTv.
The 2020-21 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon.