At the conclusion of Wizard World Texas last year, there was some discussion I overheard about whether or not WWTX would be returning to the Lone Star State. Talking to a vendor after the event, he informed me that they were already booked for 2008. 2009 was the big question.
The Texas event happens in November at the end of a looong con season. Really, much of the big news that gets announced happens around Comic-Con time. It’s hard to get guests there for that very reason. Neither Marvel nor Dark Horse came out in 2007, leaving DC and Top Cow to run away with it – and they did a marvelous job doing so.
Every vendor I spoke with had a huge weekend at WWTX in 2007.
Surfing around the Wizard World site today, I see that Texas is listed as “tentative” for 2009. One wonders if it’s the location that’s up in the air, or is it whether or not Texas will happen at all.
It would be a shame if Wizard World pulled out of Texas. It’s the biggest con we get in these parts.
Wizard World rolls into the Lone Star Star State November 7 and runs through November 9.