Fan Expo acquires several Wizard World EventsAug 10, 11am
Fan Expo is one of the largest convention running organizations in the world, with Fan Expo events held in several locations such as Orlando and Denver. Wizard World used to be predominant in the world of conventions.
Successful conventions held during COVIDJan 9, 12pm
The coronavirus has ravaged events around the country with an estimated 10,000+ major events and festivals cancelled or postponed due to risks of community transmission of COVID-19. However with special attention to health and safety, some events have been able to happen succesfully and without any reported cases of virus transmission.
Walker Stalker Convention in Atlanta, Georgia recently had eight convention guest appearances cancelled, as announced by the guest's appearance agency, Full Empire Promotions. Walker Stalker Con is run by "Fan Fest Events" which also runs "Heroes & Villains" conventions.
Hentai Con in California CancelledOct 8, 10am
The cancellation of a second annual convention in California was announced over the weekend on their website, with the Marriott Burbank based Hentai Con announcing a cryptic data breach and plans for 2020.
Wizard World Inc. announced today in an SEC filing that they would be performing a reverse stock split on outstanding common stock, in which all outstanding shares would be traded between 5-for-1 to 20-for-1.
The Walker Stalker fan convention organization, Fan Fest Events, has come under scrutiny in recent weeks over slow refunds after postponing their convention scheduled for August 24-25 in Nashville. The convention reportedly has been slow to issue refunds to people who paid to attend that event.
According to Project A-Kon's official Facebook page, North America's longest running anime convention has been purchased by an outside investor, Frank Powell, who was listed in a public letter as President of both A-Kon, LLC, and a separate entity called eventPower, LLC.
Anime Midwest gets Youtube stars.Feb 2, 1pm
Anime Midwest is a three-day anime con with tons of anime events, organized by fans for fans. It focuses on lots of cosplay events, several anime screenings, free Mt. Dew for all congoers, lots of panels, video game events, and a lot more.
MAPPA is going to ChicagoMar 10, 12am
Anime Midwest is an anime convention held in Chicago, and they announced via a Press Release that the studio behind several recent popular anime will be in attendance, participating in the convention. The full press release is below.
Washington, D.C. (February 28, 2017) – Japanese rock band FLOW will appear as part of the ANISONG WORLD MATSURI at Otakon 2017, organizers announced today. The announcement was made via video message from previously announced JAM Project.