It’s all come full circle.
Roughly a year ago, we were talking about the publication death of Wizard Magazine and Toyfare. At the time, some were calling it a tragedy, others were calling it inevitability. Many though, simply mourned the death of a pair of magazines that were geek life lines for many years before the Internet. The man behind those rags, Gareb Shamus, was criticised when the announcement was made that Wizard would be going fully digital, and focus on their convention circuit.
Well, flash forward to now. The convention circuit has hit a few road bumps that led to the cancellation of several their shows. As for the online business, this news might be telling of it’s current status. Because, as of Thursday, Gareb Shamus, the man who started Wizard magazine, has resigned from the company he created.
His letter of resignation.
Now Wizard Entertainment is a publicly traded company, so the show will go on for them. Who will be taking over is still up in the air though. Shamus ran Wizard for a full twenty years, with January starting his twenty first. What will he be doing now is anyone’s guess.