Looks like Wizard is adding another show to its tour, with this listing for the Mid-Ohio Con on the Wizard site:
Mid-Ohio Comic Con 2011
Wizard World Convention
OCTOBER 22-23, 2011
Join tens of thousands of fellow fans as they converge at the Greater Columbus Convention Center at Mid-Ohio Comic Con to celebrate the best in pop culture. Columbus’ Comic Con brings it all – Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles, Anime, Manga, & More! This is Ohio’s longest running and most widely attended Comic Con! Brought to you by the group who produces the most widely attended Comic Con tour! **All show tickets will be e-mailed AND available as a pdf file after purchase.**
Mid-Ohio Con is one of the longest running comics shows in the US, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Founder Roger Price sold it a few years back and the new owners moved it from its traditional Thanksgiving dates to the current floating fall dates.
This year’s show, going on as we speak, is a pretty comics-centric show, featuring Kurt Busiek, Adam Hughes and so on. But the presence of nerdlebrity vets like Lou Ferrigno and Michael Berryman should make the switch to the heavily pop culture-focused Wizard brand fairly easy.
Spotted via Johanna Draper Carlson, who suggests she and husband KC Carlson are much less likely to attend the show under the new management.