LOS ANGELES- Wizard World, Inc. announced today that its scheduled Springfield convention is being moved to 2018. The event was originally scheduled for November 10-12 at the University Plaza Convention Center.
“We felt like we needed more time to put together the kind of show that fans have come to expect from us,” said Public Relations Manager Jerry Milani. “The time frame was just too short to have everything in place.”
The 2018 Schedule for all Wizard World events is below:
- January 5-7, New Orleans, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
- February 2-4, St. Louis, America’s Center
- March 2-4, Cleveland, Ohio, Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
- April 13-15, Portland, Ore., Oregon Convention Center
- May 17-20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Convention Center
- May 31-June 2, Des Moines, Iowa Events Center
- June 8-10, Columbus, Ohio, Greater Columbus Convention Center
- July 13-15, Boise, Idaho, Boise Centre
- August 23-26, Chicago, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
- September 21-23, Madison, Wis., Alliant Energy Center
- October 26-28, Oklahoma City, Cox Convention Center
- Fall TBD, Austin, Texas, Austin Convention Center
- October/November TBD, Biloxi, Miss., Mississippi Coliseum & Convention Center
- October/November TBD, Montgomery, Ala., Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center
- October/November TBD, Peoria, Ill., Peoria Civic Center
- October/November TBD, Springfield, Mo., University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
- October/November TBD, Winston-Salem, N.C., Benton Convention Center
The rosters of celebrities and artists at each city are still being formed, but so far the St. Louis convention has secured Bonnie Wright (Harry Potter franchise) and Michael Rosenbaum (“Smallville,” Guardians of the Galaxy 2). It’s unclear what guests may appear in Springfield.
“The confirmed portion of Wizard World’s 2018 schedule combines many of the cities which have proven most attractive to fans with some new markets that we believe will embrace us similarly,” said John D. Maatta, Wizard World President and C.E.O.
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