Readers of Warren Ellis’s Bad Signal Mailing List have given us a heads-up about a somewhat misleading ad from Wizard Entertainment about Wizard World Toronto Comic Con.
Ellis himself has put an image of the ad up on his web site, apparently from the latest issue of ToyFare:
Unfortunately, this ad is more than a little off the mark, as Ellis said that this is the first he’s heard of the convention, and that he isn’t sure he will be hitting ANY conventions in 2010, let alone Toronto.
“I’m presuming this is some kind of impossibly convoluted but innocent mistake, as opposed to ‘well, if we just SAY Warren Ellis is showing up, then he’ll HAVE to,’” Ellis said on his blog. “But I’ve had no contact from Wizard World about this or any other show, so, god knows what actually happened for this to have somehow gotten printed…”
Things obviously happen in the world of publishing, but no lie, it’s kind of a weird occurrence in any event. (Unless a tiny Warren Ellis has somehow joined the Astonishing X-Men team. That’s actually something I wouldn’t mind reading.)