Comic-Con International sends a bit of a rebuttal.
On Saturday, word broke that WonderCon would be returning to Anaheim in 2013, with a possibility of running in the Bay Area as well in the fall. I did a write up on it (which you can read here) based on a piece done by Publisher’s Weekly. Examiner.com did their own story adding a few bits of “insight” including a bit of wording that made it seem like CCI was trying to push Wizard Entertainment out of Southern California (no need as they did that to themselves last year)
Well, on the official Comic-Con International Facebook, David Glazner (Director of Marketing & Public Relations) posted a rebuttal (which was apparently removed at about 10:48pm. Just under a couple hours after being posted.) against the Examiner’s claims:
Your comment “This is hardly a surprise as CCI officials had been telling representatives for talent as early as this year’s WonderCon that it would be, “Definitely returning to Anaheim in ’13.” “is categorically incorrect. Comic-Con NEVERtold officials of talent or any others that we would return to Anaheim. The plan has always been to return to San Francisco.Also this comment “In addition, there had never been any particular secret in the Bay Area that CCI had been wanting to expand into Southern California for a Spring event – in part with the implied intent to keep Wizard Entertainment from getting ensconced with one of their own events.” is also incorrect as Wizard had already established a show in Anaheim. You’ll remember that before announcing WC’s 2012 move, a join release had to be issued by Wizard, Reed and Comic-Con.David Glanzer