Wizard World Philadelphia: Recap and Photo Highlights

Wizard World Philadelphia: Recap and Photo Highlights

Wizard Convention Features Celebrities and Entertainment Wizard World Comic Con returned to the Pennsylvania Convention Center this past weekend for the company's 19th annual Philadelphia pop culture convention. Despite the show's comic con moniker, the focus of the event is largely on celebrity autographs and panel sessions, along with general entertainment and nerd culture activities. … Continue reading Wizard World Philadelphia: Recap and Photo Highlights

Wizard Entertainment CEO John Maatta: Balancing Act

Wizard Entertainment CEO John Maatta: Balancing Act

Wizard seeks to balance fan experience against costs, and looks to expand Wizard World Comic Con returned to Philadelphia this past weekend, one of over a dozen pop culture fan fests the company plans to host around the U.S. this year. During the event, I spoke with Wizard Entertainment president and CEO John D. Maatta … Continue reading Wizard Entertainment CEO John Maatta: Balancing Act

East Coast Comic Con: Comics Creators and More

East Coast Comic Con: Comics Creators and More

From its modest origins as a small, single-day show in Asbury Park in 2012, East Coast Comic Con (normally spelled as Comicon) has expanded to a three-day festival held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. While the historical strength of show has been comic book artists and writers, in recent years the fan … Continue reading East Coast Comic Con: Comics Creators and More