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fred pierce and wizard entertainment

October 5th, 2008 · 7 Comments

So, yeah, Wizard Entertainment head honcho Fred Pierce is now a former head honcho. And while it seems smart to shake things up at the sinking company, I can’t help but feel like this is an arrow that’s missed the mark. To be honest, I didn’t have much of a problem with Pierce during my […]

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wizard entertainment: fear and loathing and webcomics

July 10th, 2008 · 4 Comments

A few days ago, I posted a link to Laura Hudson’s analysis of a “statement” by Wizard Entertainment Chairman Gareb Shamus regarding his departure from the mixed martial arts league he co-founded and return to a more “active” role in his floundering publishing company. Shamus subsequently mentions a closer consolidation of the magazine, website, and […]

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wizard world chicago: strange times

June 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Strange times indeed here at Wizard’s biggest show of the convention season. I can’t go 20 feet without bumping into a former co-worker, with many of them now operating out of the PR departments for various publishers. Apparently, I’m one of the only people to leave Wizard Entertainment (whether voluntarily or by the ol’ box […]

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wizard entertainment: continuing the decline

May 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

One of my former writers, Kiel Phegley, was let go by Wizard Entertainment yesterday. In the last couple of months, Kiel had become the most (and perhaps, only) respected voice of Wizard to the online community, hosting their Wizard TV video coverage, spreading himself thin representing the company at various events and contributing to what […]

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links for 2008-03-08

March 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Comics Should Be Good! » Thoughts on…Wizard Deleting their Online Archives … apparently, I’m not alone in wondering about this. (tags: dumbassery wizard) Myspace.com Blogs – COMIX: On Wizard’s Alleged Slave Labor Practices – andy kâ„¢ MySpace Blog … good advice at the end of this one. sounds familiar. (tags: dumbassery wizard) The Comics Reporter: […]

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comicmix: 30 days later

March 6th, 2008 · 2 Comments

March 1 marked the end of my first full month on the job at ComicMix, and though I worry about the jinx of saying so, it seems as if things are going well thus far. Traffic has nearly doubled, the pool of contributors is expanding, and the word from friends and professional colleagues is that […]

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word gets around: me and comicmix

February 6th, 2008 · 3 Comments

First off, many thanks to everyone who has e-mailed, posted comments or otherwise expressed kind words regarding my new position at ComicMix. It’s really great to move from condolences to congratulations in such a short time, and I can honestly say that every person who has contacted me about the departure from Wizard and the […]

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