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    Default CBR: Wizard's Gareb Shamus Buys Toronto Comicon

    Following Wizard's purchase of the Big Apple Comic-Con, Wizard Entertainment CEO Gareb Shamus has expanded his convention operations with the acquisition of the popular Toronto Comicon.


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    He gonna kick Steve out of this one too?

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    why paradise, why?
    my favourite store goes and does this. now i dont know what to do
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    So Shamus will let the mags die a slow death, and invest his money in Conventions instead? Eh, not the stupidest thing to do...

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    Yeah its not a bad plan. He has the "Wizard" name still even if the magazines die off slowly.

    This what...makes his 6th or 7th convention Wizard owns now ?
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    There is some interesting wording going on here. Note that it does not say Wizard purchased the convention, but that Gareb Shamus did so--while Shamus owns Wizard and is intrinsically associated with it, they are separate legal entities.

    Could be nothing. But given Wizard's current state of affairs, I wouldn't be surprised if Gareb is making his move to abandon ship and start over.

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    AWESOME! Maybe Marvel & DC won't come to this con, like they didn't for WW Philly?!?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holdyourfireal View Post
    AWESOME! Maybe Marvel & DC won't come to this con, like they didn't for WW Philly?!?!?
    they came to HeroesCon which i was at last weekend and it was awesome.

    i thought that both companies had people at philly? i thought there were articles with artists and writers that were there? or are you talking about having a marvel and dc panel/booth?

    i hope the wizard cons die. i have had horrible times at their cons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holdyourfireal View Post
    AWESOME! Maybe Marvel & DC won't come to this con, like they didn't for WW Philly?!?!?
    Yeah Philly SUCKED BAD this year. I have never wanted to leave a convention early before last Saturday. Piss Poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by king kahn View Post
    they came to HeroesCon which i was at last weekend and it was awesome.

    i thought that both companies had people at philly? i thought there were articles with artists and writers that were there? or are you talking about having a marvel and dc panel/booth?

    i hope the wizard cons die. i have had horrible times at their cons.
    There were no booths. Not that I care about Marvel or DC, but I does say something when the 2 big guys are not present on the convention floor. I thought there was a lack of big name professionals as well. I find that every year, the Baltimore Comicon kills Wizardworld Philly hands down. It sucks too cause I live in Philly so I want it to be better.

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    I hope he's better at owning conventions than he was at owning a MMA organization...

    And on another note, I wonder what this means to the Fan Expo?

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    Fan Expo Canada is going strong, and we've already announced the Fall 2009 to Spring 2010 Toronto ComiCON and Toronto AnimeCON event dates on the website... http://hobbystar.com/upcomingevents/index.html

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