Comic Book Resources is reporting that Wizard Entertainment Group has fired Senior Vice President/Editor-in-Chief Pat McCallum. An official announcement is expected later today.
McCallum, who oversaw all the company’s publications, was one of the original staff members of Wizard magazine.
As the CBR story notes, it’s been a bumpy year for Wizard Entertainment Group, on both the publishing and convention fronts.
In May, Wizard laid off seven employees from its various magazines, including Anime Insider and Inquest. According to Newsarama, a source said staff members were told the lay-offs were based on “revenue issues.”
Then in August, less than a week after Wizard World Chicago, the company fired its senior convention staffers, Stewart Morales and Gabe Fieramosco.
Update: Wizard has issued a press release that lists McCallum’s firing among “several staffing changes,” that include new hires in the publishing and convention divisions.
The release limits mention of McCallum to one sentence: “Additionally, Wizard announced that Editor-in-Chief Pat McCallum and Wizard Entertainment have parted ways.”