LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD) and AXS Digital, a division of AEG, one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world, today announced a partnership to provide admission services for Wizard World events in 2015, beginning with Las Vegas Comic Con, April 24-26. The on sale date for VIP, three-day and single day admissions for each event will be announced shortly.
Wizard World currently has 24 events scheduled on its 2015 calendar. Fans can view the schedule and learn more about each event at http://www.wizd.me/PR.
Some of the dozens of celebrities scheduled to attend shows during the 2015 Wizard World tour include Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead,” Boondock Saints), Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Army of Darkness), Penn Badgley (Gossip Girl, Margin Call), William Shatner ("Star Trek," "Boston Legal"), Stephen Amell ("Arrow"), Evan Peters (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Emily Kinney ("The Walking Dead," Concussion), Michael Rosenbaum ("Smallville," Justice League) and Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, "The Walking Dead").
“This partnership with AXS and AEG will take our admissions process to a new level and provide us new business opportunities,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “In addition to making it easier for fans to gain access to our expanded schedule of shows, working with one of the most influential global entertainment companies in AEG will open up other avenues in the industry as Wizard World continues its growth.”
“We are excited to partner with Wizard World to provide marketing support, technologies and other resources to help them create an even more thriving, robust business that delights millions of customers,” said Todd Goldstein, Chief Revenue Officer, AEG. “We look forward working with John and his partners to explore additional ways to further expand our relationship.”
The full 2015 schedule with dates and locations can be seen at http://wizd.me/PRSchedule2015.
AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, owns or is affiliated with a collection of companies including over 100 of the world’s preeminent facilities such as STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, CA), StubHub Center (Carson, CA), Best Buy Theater (Times Square, New York), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia) and The O2 arena and entertainment district (London, England). Developed by AEG, L.A. LIVE is a 4 million square foot / $3 billion downtown Los Angeles sports, & entertainment district featuring Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Club Nokia, and a 54-story, 1001-room convention "headquarters" destination. In addition to overseeing privately held management shares of the Los Angeles Lakers, assets of AEG Sports include franchises such as the LA Kings, LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo and the Amgen Tour of California cycling stage race. Along with AEG Facilities, other global divisions include AEG Live, the world’s second largest concert promotion and touring companies comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast and special event divisions and AEG Global Partnerships, responsible for worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships, naming rights and other strategic partnerships. In 2010, AEG launched its AEG 1EARTH environmental program featuring the industry's first sustainability report while in 2011, AEG introduced AXS a comprehensive entertainment platform serving as the company’s primary consumer brand. For additional information, visit www.aegworldwide.com.
About Wizard World
Wizard World (OTCBB:WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World also produces socialcon featuring social media stars and will be launching ConTV, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ:CIDM).
Full event information can be found at http://www.wizd.me/PR.
Wizard World 2015 schedule available at: http://wizd.me/PRSchedule2015.