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Wizard World Philadelphia Spotlights Celebrities and Entertainment

Wizard World Philadelphia Spotlights Celebrities and Entertainment

Every comic con is different. Events run by Comic-Con International (San Diego Comic-Con, WonderCon), ReedPop (New York Comic Con, C2E2, Emerald City Comic Con), Wizard World, or dozens of independent producers all have unique characteristics. While last month's independently-run East Coast Comic Con focused on comics creators and 1960s popular culture, this past weekend's Philadelphia … Continue reading Wizard World Philadelphia Spotlights Celebrities and Entertainment

Wizard World CEO John Maatta: Growth through Media Development

Wizard World CEO John Maatta: Growth through Media Development

"This company has to be a hyphenate live-event/media company" While Wizard World's return to Philadelphia was met with rain and drizzle for much of the weekend, there was a ray of sunshine in the company's financial outlook. After a number of rough years, including a $5.75 million loss for 2017, Wizard World showed a net … Continue reading Wizard World CEO John Maatta: Growth through Media Development

Wizard World Philadelphia 2017: Looking to Expand the Fanbase

Wizard World Philadelphia 2017: Looking to Expand the Fanbase

This past weekend, Wizard World Comic Con returned to Philadelphia with a show geared to expanding the audience beyond the usual comic book and superhero crowd. This year's celebrity headliners were drawn from a wider array of fandom than the usual superhero and science fiction movies and TV shows. And, new this year, Wizard World … Continue reading Wizard World Philadelphia 2017: Looking to Expand the Fanbase

Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2016: Recap and Photo Highlights

Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2016: Recap and Photo Highlights

This past weekend, the sixteenth Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con presented a four-day festival of pop culture entertainment. Traditionally the second largest event hosted by Wizard World (second only to the one in Chicago), this year's Philadelphia event featured panel sessions and autograph opportunities with a roster of celebrities from popular movies and television shows. … Continue reading Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2016: Recap and Photo Highlights

Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2015: Recap and Photo Highlights

Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2015: Recap and Photo Highlights

Wizard World, which hosts more than two dozen comic cons around the U.S. each year, returned to the Philadelphia Convention Center this past weekend with Philadelphia's largest pop culture convention. Wizard World doesn't provide specific attendance numbers other than to say that Philadelphia Comic Con attendance was in the "tens of thousands," positioning the event … Continue reading Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2015: Recap and Photo Highlights

Wizard World Philadelphia: Bigger Than Ever

Wizard World Philadelphia: Bigger Than Ever

Recap and Photo Highlights from Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2014 While the previous weekend was filled with two pop culture festivals focused squarely on comic books -- New York Comic Fest and Special Edition: NYC -- this past weekend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con brought a broader spectrum of popular culture activities to the mid-Atlantic … Continue reading Wizard World Philadelphia: Bigger Than Ever