New Jersey’s got itself a new Situation, and I’m not talking about a guy with a fake tan, spiky hair and chiseled abs.
Wizard has announced that it will be launching its own New Jersey Comic Con, in Edison, NJ, on October 15-17. The convention takes place the week after the Great Con War battleground of New York, where Wizard and competitor Reed Exhibitions will square off with Big Apple Con versus the New York Comic Con.
The real questions, of course, are these: Will this potentially staunch New Jersey conventioneers from hitting NYCC or Big Apple Con? (Answer: Unlikely.) But will this tap into the fatigue that companies themselves have during convention season? That may very well be the case — certainly don’t expect companies like Marvel and DC to be sending out huge contingents, even if many of their editors and the like already live in NJ.