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February 2, 2006

WizardWorld Cancels Its Boston Show

Wizard Entertainment's convention arm is announcing that it will not have a 2006 show in Boston. They're also reporting attendance in 2005 at 8800, which is quite low. The next weakest show on the Wizard slate is widely believed to be their Texas convention, although it looks like attendance is stronger there than in Boston and it's my understanding -- I couldn't go to to court on this -- that a move to a more amenable location within the Dallas area might be the kind of structural improvement worth trying before any decision-making process even begins to be applied to that show. Even with their participation deal on the upcoming New York show, this has been a pretty rough several months for the Wizard conventions, as described in Newsarama's article.
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