Gareb Shamus of Wizard folded the whole publication thing and started an online blog like Josh Blaylock and others.
The blog is gone, and there's this....
December 1, 2011
Board of Directors
Wizard World, Inc.
I hereby resign my positions as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Wizard World, Inc. (the “Company”) effective immediately. The resignation is not the result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.
Another letter from Wizard itself:
Pursuant to a letter of resignation dated December 1, 2011 (the “Resignation Letter”), Mr. Gareb Shamus resigned his positions as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. Mr. Michael Mathews, Chairman, will serve as the Company’s Interim Executive Chairman and oversee the Company’s day to day operations until the Board of Directors (the “Board”) has identified a new Chief Executive Officer. The Board will immediately commence the search for a new Chief Executive Officer and anticipates completing its search no later than January 15, 2012. Mr. Shamus’ resignation is not the result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.
Anyone else notice the last sentences are almost identical? I can't wait to hear what the grapevine has to say about this.
What's going to happen next? The Wizard World cons are pretty much all that is left. Although, with Shamus gone, maaaaaaaybe people will be willing to work with Wizard now. I mean, for a comic convention, publishers avoided Wizard the way Kim Kardashian avoids dignity. Maybe Wizard realizes they need Marvel and the others to survive, and the only way to get that co-operation was to convince Shamus to move on.
Some people love Shamus. A lot more mortally hate him.
And the world turns on.