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WonderCon’s Move In 2012 Means a Shift for C2E2 and Wizard World

With WonderCon’s home venue, San Francisco’s Moscone Center, undergoing renovations in 2012 it left the convention’s organizers with only two options: cancel the event or find a new venue. Today they’ve announced the show will be moved to Anaheim, running March 16-18.

Hit the jump to see what this means for the other conventions.

ReedPop’s C2E2, who have been holding off on announcing dates for their March show, are now looking for alternative dates in an effort to help lighten an already congested calendar. Subsequently, Wizard World announced that they will now be postponing their scheduled April show in Anaheim.

Here is what the organizers had to say on the matter:

“It certainly was not our wish to move,” commented David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for the nonprofit event. “However, when faced with the prospect of canceling the show for a year or moving locations, after careful consideration we decided to keep WonderCon on the 2012 calendar at a venue that could accommodate our needs.”

“We fully understand the challenges of trying to secure dates at any venue, let alone one undergoing renovation,” said Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President of ReedPop. “In an effort to minimize the impact on exhibitors and attendees we are currently looking to shift C2E2 from our traditional March dates.”

Gareb Shamus, CEO of Wizard World offered a unique solution to offset any potential conflict for fans and exhibitors: “All of us who produce conventions know securing dates can often be a frustrating experience especially when you find yourself having to move to a new city.” Shamus continued, “Because of their long history, Wizard World has decided to accommodate WonderCon and postpone our April 2012 Anaheim show.”

“We appreciate the efforts of Lance and Gareb for going above and beyond in making the WonderCon transition more manageable,” said Glanzer.

It’s really nice to see these companies working together to give fans the best opportunity at getting to as many conventions as they want.

Via Comic Book Resources

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  1. September 1, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    WHOA this means I can afford to go this year!

    • September 1, 2011 at 4:39 PM

      thought you might like that! 😉

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