Wizard World Inc., the organizers of Wizard World Comic Cons, is branching out into gaming events. They’re debuting the new style of events in Atlanta. They describe Wizard World Gaming Atlanta as a celebration of everything gaming related, with eSports competitions, video and tabletop gaming tournaments, industry celebrities, a retro gaming area, live demonstrations, and more.
Wizard World CEO John Macaluso Wizard said, “We wanted to create an exciting, new type of convention for fans who love all kinds of gaming. Gaming is a growing part of all Wizard World shows, and we feel Atlanta is the perfect place to roll out this kind of celebration.”
The industry celebrities and guests announced for Wizard World Gaming Atlanta will include voice actors Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10, Fallout 4, Skylanders) and Tara Platt (Pillars of Eternity, Skylanders, Sailor Moon Crystal), founder of Twin Galaxies Walter Day, and former Donkey Kong world record holder Billy Mitchell.
After Wizard World Gaming Atlanta on January 22-24, the rest of the gaming events will coincide with Wizard World Comic Cons. Those shows will be held in in the following cities: Portland, Ore. (Feb 19-21), St. Louis (April 1-3), Minneapolis (May 6-8), Philadelphia (June 2-5), Sacramento, Calif. (June 17-19), Orlando, Fla. (August 5-7), Chicago (August 18-21), and Austin, Texas (September 23-25).