Category: Features

Feature stories and interviews about the community, state and fandom.

Peter Sagal Announces Withdrawal from Chicon 7 Appearance

Chicon Peter Sagal Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, regrets to announce that Special Guest Peter Sagal has had to withdraw from his Worldcon appearance due to conflicting professional commitments. Peter Sagal is best known as the host of National Public Radio’s irreverent weekly news quiz “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me.” He…

Sean Astin To Appear At C2E2

C2E2 Sean Astin Show organizers at C2E2, which is set take place this coming weekend, April 13 – 15 at McComick Place in Chicago, have announced that Sean Astin will appear as a guest at the show. In addition to featuring top artists and creators from the world of comics, C2E2 is a showcase for…

Chicon 7 Announces 2012 Hugo Award Nominees

Chicon CHICAGO – Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), is proud to present the 2012 Hugo Award and John W. Campbell Award nominees. The winners will be announced Sunday, September 2, 2012, during the Hugo Awards Ceremony at Chicon 7 in Chicago, Illinois. 1101 valid nominating ballots were received and counted. Best…

Wizard World Announces Guests for Chicago Comic Con

Wizard World Photo: Wizard World William Shatner will be among the celebrities appearing atChicago Comic Con in August. Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, which for nearly two decades has thrilled hundreds of thousands of fans with standout celebrities, top-notch superstar artists, VIP experiences and more, rolls out an expanded, full four-day show, August 9-12 at…

Wizard World, Inc. Names John Macaluso to New Position of CEO

Wizard World NEW YORK – Wizard World, Inc. (symbol: WIZD) (“Wizard World” or the “Company”), one of North America’s most diverse digital entertainment and events companies, announced that John Macaluso, a successful businessman and entrepreneur, has been named the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer. He had previously been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors…

Fan Groups To Attend Toronto Comic Con

Wizard World NEW YORK – Cosplay groups supporting their favorite movie and TV franchises, podcasts and radio shows, comics events and roller derby athletes are among the more than 20 organizations scheduled to attend Wizard World Toronto Comic Con, April 14-15 at Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC). The appearance of fan-friendly groups like the 501st…