Wizard World Postpones 5 Shows For 2017, Schedules 17 For 2018

Wizard World has postponed five shows that would have been held in the next few months, Biloxi Wizard World (October 13th-15th), Montgomery Wizard World (October 20th-22nd), Springfield Wizard World (November 10th-12th), Peoria Wizard World (November 3rd-5th) and Winston-Salem Wizard World (December 1st-3rd), rescheduling them for 2018, with a number of additions.

There will be no more shows for 2017 at all, with all these now lined up for 2018.
• January 5-7, New Orleans, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
• February 2-4, St. Louis, America’s Center
• March 2-4, Cleveland, Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
• April 13-15, Portland, Ore., Oregon Convention Center
• May 17-20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Convention Center
• June 1-3, Des Moines, Iowa, Iowa Events Center
• June 8-10, Columbus, Ohio, Greater Columbus Convention Center
• *July 13-15, Boise, Idaho, Boise Centre
• August 23-26, Chicago, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
• September 21-23, Madison, Wis., Alliant Energy Center
• October 26-28, Oklahoma City, Cox Convention Center
• Fall 2018 TBD, Austin, Texas, Austin Convention Center
• *October/November TBD, Biloxi, Miss., Mississippi Coliseum & Convention Center
• *October/November TBD, Montgomery, Ala., Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center
• *October/November TBD, Peoria, Ill., Peoria Civic Center
• *October/November TBD, Springfield, Mo., University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
• *October/November TBD, Winston-Salem, N.C., Benton Convention CenterNew Orleans is the first show in Januaru and will feature Stan Lee and Jason Momoa, with St. Louis welcoming Bonnie Wright and Michael Rosenbaum, Cleveland having Jon Heder and Holly Marie Combs, and Portland bringing back Bonnie Wright and Michael Rosenbaum.

Wizard World’s recent financial reports have made unfortunate reading and will end 2017 on quite a sour note. John D. Maatta, Wizard World President and C.E.O is quoted as saying  “The confirmed portion of Wizard World’s 2018 schedule combines many of the cities which have proven most attractive to fans with some new markets that we believe will embrace us similarly. In moving five of our more recently announced shows to 2018, we are better equipped to put on the kind of successful pop culture celebration that our fans have come to expect.”

Those planning on appearing at the five postponed shows have been told “The 2018 dates will be released at a later date once negotiations are complete. We believe having more time for marketing in each of these cities will be highly beneficial. If you have registered or paid to appear at any of these shows, someone will be reaching out to you shortly to discuss your options.”

Will one of those options include screaming at the high heavens?

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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