The WizKids Open is Back and Better than Ever!
December 8, 2015

Program expands outside the US to Europe, Latin America and Canada – offering awesome tournaments and prizes to players and retailers

Hillside, NJ —December 8, 2016 – WizKids is pleased and excited to announce the return of their popular “WizKids Open” series of in-store tabletop game tournaments for 2016. The 2016 WizKids Open program includes a series of regional tournaments, held at selected friendly local game shops, where players will battle it out in HeroClix, Dice Masters, and Attack Wing games for supremacy and amazing prizes.

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While previous WizKids Open events were limited to stores in the United States, WizKids has begun a global expansion by opening up the tournaments to retailers and players in Europe, Latin America and Canada.

At the WizKids Open events, which begin in February 2016 in the US, players will not only be battling it out for a chance to win their regional titles, but also can earn eligibility to participate in the National WizKids tournaments.

While participating stores in Latin America and Canada will be revealed in the coming weeks, with Europe following shortly after, WizKids Open 2016 US locations include:

  • Battleground Games (Modesto, CA)
  • Coliseum of Comics (Orlando, FL)
  • Chicagoland Games (Chicago, IL)
  • Games and Stuff (Glen Burnie, MD)
  • Eternal Games (Warren, MI)
  • Highlander Games (Boynton, NJ)
  • Millennium Games (Rochester, NY)
  • Dragon’s Lair (Austin, TX)
  • Olympic Cards and Games (Lacey, WA)

Players should register immediately, as WizKids is going to be giving away significant prize packs to players chosen randomly from those who have pre-registered for the US events by 1/15/2015.
Don’t wait – sign up for the WizKids Open 2016 now!
To learn more about WKO 2016, visit:  http://wizkidseventsystem.com/wp/wko-2016/

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About WizKids
WizKids/NECA, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NECA, is a New Jersey-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games driven by imagination. WizKids first pioneered the Combat Dial system featured in HeroClix, the leading collectible miniatures game on the market, with over 750 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. WizKids continues to produce new proprietary game platforms and properties including the award-winning fantasy board game Mage Knight, the groundbreaking Dice Building Game engine used in the critically-acclaimed game Quarriors and Dice Masters, as well as its widely haled execution Attack Wing. For additional information, visit www.wizkids.com.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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