November 4, 2004

News for Wizard World Boston 2005:

Wizard announces a fifth city

Wizard Entertainment has announced on its web site that it will add Wizard World Boston to its line-up of "pop culture conventions" held annually across the country. Other Wizard locations include Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Dallas.

Boston was previously the site of Hobbystar's Great American Anime Expo in 2001. Hobbystar returned in 2002, but without the anime section of its show. In 2003, Boston's first fan-run convention, Anime Boston, broke attendance records for a first year anime convention and was forced to turn people away at the door.

Wizard World Boston is scheduled for September 30th through October 2nd at the Bayside Expo Center.