Fascinated, intrigued even, I went on a hunt. Finding nothing on the Wizard site, I eventually turned up a forum post from Joe Yanarella, senior vice president of operations at Wizard Entertainment.
“Wizard World Texas is fortunate enough to host this year’s Texas FearFest, Texas’ premiere horror convention … It’ll essentially add an entire extra hall of themed pop culture activity to our current Texas convention at no extra cost for consumers. Think of it as two shows in one. And if fans respond positively, we may make this a staple of all our Wizard conventions …”
Initially, I wasn’t sure how I felt about this. I like my WWTX pretty much the way it is. The only change I generally care for is usually stolen from me by my wife. But one thing I often complain about is that I want more at Wizard World. More guests, more stuff, more fun, more, more, MORE! So maybe this is good change?
Too much is always better than not enough, after all.
Okay, so I’ve decided this is a good thing.
Not everybody is sold on this idea, though. While some hailed this as a win-win, others on the forum responding to Joe’s announcement expressed concern about the appropriateness of the horror content for younger convention goers. WWTX is billed as a family-friendly event.
Wizard World Texas is Nov. 7-9 at the Arlington Convention Center.