Post by The Ultimate Nullifier on Jan 26, 2015 19:12:10 GMT -6
C2E2 is in April. Wizard World Chicago Comic Con is in August. And that is how the Chicago comic world is divided.
Aside from this year, when Wizard World will run a the Wizard World Comic Con Fan Fest Chicago event the month before C2E2, in March.
For $25 for the weekend or $15 for a day – or free admittance to four-day and VIP Wizard World Chicago attendees it’s a low priced alternative, and a clear move to reduce the appeal of going to C2E2 so soon afterwards. It may be being sold as a “thank you” to loyal Wizard World fans but be in no doubt, this is a screw you to C2E2. And while it will in no way challenge C2E2 in terms of size, scale or scope, for he casual attendee, this may be a welcome budget alternative.
“The Wizard World Comic Con Presents Fan Fest Chicago is a great way for us to give back to the fans,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “We appreciate so much their having made Wizard World Comic Con Chicago the biggest show in the Midwest that we have put together a low-cost, high-energy show for all to enjoy.”