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Wizard: Where am I now?

March 8th, 2013 · No Comments

The Panels on Pages team recently asked me to answer a few questions about my time at Wizard Entertainment as part of a retrospective on the period leading up to and following the launch of their site, which was created in the aftermath of Wizard shutting down their message boards. I’ve always been a big […]

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Tags: guest spots · media

“Worst Businessman in the Comics Industry” Redux

December 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Apparently, former Wizard World CEO Gareb Shamus wasn’t pleased with his recent cameo in The Gutters comic. A few days ago, I linked to a comic written by Ryan Sohmer that featured Shamus receiving the “Worst Businessman in the Comics Industry” award. The art for the comic was originally provided by [a talented webcomic creator […]

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Tags: comics · webcomics

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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Tags: general

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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Tags: general

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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