With New York one of the hot spots of the Wizard/Reed Con Wars, it looks like there’s been a least a little bit of budging on one side.
According to the Beat, Wizard has moved their Big Apple Comic Con a week earlier to October 1-3, which averts the head-to-head competition that would have ensued had they tackled on the New York Comic-Con, due out October 7-10.
“We spoke with the publishers and their creators, and they worked with us to help facilitate new dates,” Wizard CEO Gareb Shamus wrote in a press statement. “They pledged their support, and we liked what they had to say.”
Considering that NYCC is one of the more undisputed cons out there — a lot of creators love NYCC, and there is a lot of bad blood out with Wizard — it’s probably a smart move on Wizard’s part to take a tactical retreat. And as Heidi notes, they’re actually moving to a smaller location, from Pier 92 to the Penn Plaza Pavilion — this will certainly make the place feel more packed, even if many creators don’t show up. Still, considering New York is one of two comics “hubs” (the other being L.A.), this might give some creators a chance to make an appearance at both sites.
What say you, Rama readers? You excited for the move? You think this town is big enough for the two of them? Discuss!