December 22, 2006

Touring Pop Culture Event Updates Schedule for Texas in 2007 and Los Angeles in 2008 

Congers, NY (December 22, 2006) – Wizard Conventions today announced changes to the Wizard World schedule for 2007 and 2008. Wizard World, the country’s foremost touring event for pop culture and comic books, has spread out its schedule for 2007 and 2008 by pushing the Texas 2007 event back one week, and moving the Los Angeles 2008 event up by one month.

This new schedule is designed to better accommodate exhibitors, dealers, fans, special guests, and others interested in attending every possible industry event, ensuring that attendees experience all the best in pop culture, from breaking news to exclusive sneak peeks.

The updated 2007 and 2008 schedules are as follows:

2007 Wizard World Tour Schedule

March 16-18                Wizard World Los Angeles (Los Angeles Convention Center)

June 15-17                   Wizard World Philadelphia (Pennsylvania Convention Center)

August 9-12                Wizard World Chicago (Donald E. Stephens Convention Center)

November 16-18         Wizard World Texas (Arlington Convention Center)


2008 Wizard World Tour Schedule

March 14-16                Wizard World Los Angeles (Los Angeles Convention Center)

May 29-June 1                        Wizard World Philadelphia (Pennsylvania Convention Center

June 26-29                   Wizard World Chicago (Donald E. Stephens Convention Center)

November 7-9             Wizard World Texas (Arlington Convention Center)

Wizard Conventions recently closed its 2006 tour, welcoming more than 127,500 fans in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago and Texas. 

For more information about Wizard, visit the company online at its recently re-launched website www.wizarduniverse.com.



About Wizard World

Wizard World Los Angeles, Wizard World Philadelphia, Wizard World Chicago and Wizard World Texas are produced by Wizard Conventions Inc. Wizard Conventions is a sister company of Wizard Entertainment, the industry leader in the comic book and collectibles market that publishes four magazines, Wizard: The Magazine of Comics, Entertainment and Pop-culture, InQuest Gamer: The Gaming Magazine, ToyFare: The Toy Magazine and Anime Insider, as well as co-publisher of Toy Wishes: The Ultimate Guide to Family Entertainment. Wizard’s publications have a monthly national readership of more than 2 million and are currently sold in 25 countries and five languages. Wizard can be found online at www.wizarduniverse.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, 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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