I find this incredibly humorous. I follow a lot of low liquidity stuff, so seeing a zero is not too rare, but for something to trade but trade so little is funny.
To add something of substance, Living Social is running deals for both NOLA and Portland. Portland has consistently been running ahead of NOLA even with a little run up this week. Maybe Portlandians are just more deal savvy or something though.
I know it would be too much to hope for individual event figures, but if they use a similar deal on future events, it may be possible to parse a sort of expectation for events especially the ones that are opening in new cities. Madison is up next, and they ran a similar deal on Groupon, but it was for a limited time so it is hard to make the comparison. I'll try to track everything regardless.
there is a zero % chance that there is a 150m offer out there that can also meet the courts covenants and gain the judges approval.
go to twitter and type: $dmrc riley. The official report isn't there, but the target is reported at a bunch of different outlets. Usually if I try to post a link on here the messageboard eats the post.
They're playing a game show with Bruce Campbell called last fan standing. It costs money to be a contestant and to be in the audience which seems lame. I'd think you want to maximize a rowdy crowd and the quality of participants by letting everyone in at least in the first events. However, a geeky trivia game show certainly seems like a good fit for the service.
Are we sure the big 5 one they've previously mentioned is going to be the one announced? The language has changed to 'nationally recognized' for this release. They'd previously indicated several other clients besides the Big 5 one that they were getting up and running.
The change in language would make me thing it's something like a Trader Joe's. In terms of customers they are the ideal first one since they can transfer whole stores over due to the lower number of products and higher number of store brands.
Not trying to rain on a parade, I think in time this could be a $100 stock, but if people think the worst case scenario is Target or something they might be surprised.
I want to say it was $100 setup + $25 yearly renewal. I'm sure it's somewhere on their website, but the key is that renewal. It's got to be a crazy high margin revenue stream.
Good start to the year. Saturday nearly gone as well, per Wizard World's own Instagram account.
Also, set those limit buys, I got some more at .65 yesterday. Have one more set at .60 but I don't know that I'll ever get it.
Also, we now are having live concerts at all 24 events.
Lead World of Warcraft composer Jason Hayes and his band Critical Hit have announced that they will be performing at all Wizard World Comic Con events this year.
They are going to have a VIP package with the band, so there will be additional revenue generation in addition to simply making the events more exciting.
Portland 3 Day admissions also Sold Out.
I'm off my game. It looks like this may have been announced earlier. Regardless, the company is 2/2.
Madison will be where it really gets interesting as that is the first new city on the tour.
He ain't' kidding about Wegmans. Any way to confirm the Walmart/Costco stuff?
Wegmans has 85 retail locations - wikipedia
Wegmans has ~ 6000 store brand products - I typed in wegman's on the companies own homepage. I could be missing a whole brand there if it they have items under a 'Kirkland' type brand a la Costco so take that fwiw.
People I know from New York are obsessed with Wegman's
Premier Exhibitions (PRXI), the foremost presenter of museum quality exhibitions throughout the world, will unveil New York City's newest "must-see" destination for New Yorkers and tourists alike this Spring 2015. Premier On 5th, a state-of-the-art exhibition and special events center located at 417 5th Avenue between 37th & 38th Streets, will offer visitors exciting, informative, entertaining and behind-the-scenes experiences through a diverse range of themed museum quality exhibitions and the opportunity to entertain guests with creative special events designed just for them.
Launching with one of New York City's most iconic brands, Premier On 5th kicks off with "Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition," celebrating the NBC program's 40-year history as America's comedic, musical, political and social pulse. In the Exhibition, SNL fans will be able to experience the excitement of the live show, which was the brainchild of writer/producer Lorne Michaels and became a cultural phenomenon within weeks of its debut on October 11, 1975. "Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition" reveals the intense creative process that unfolds to bring each episode of offbeat humor, edgy political satire and hip musical performances into millions of living rooms every Saturday night.
"In addition to connecting visitors with the backstory of the show and affording an opportunity to relive the show's most laughable moments and sketches, "Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition" goes even further to give people a sense of what it's like to be part of the creative team, and the frenetic schedule and pace that is involved with each weekly episode," said Mark Lach, Creative Director of Premier Exhibitions. "It can look so effortless on TV, but this exhibition illustrates that a lot of hard work and preparation undoubtedly goes into each and every laugh."
Beginning with the scripts that start to take shape on Mondays and culminating with the live broadcast on Saturday, the exhibition illustrates...
I agree that the forward P/E is great. Worth noting that the event growth is currently 50% with 16 2014 events and 24 2015 since San Antonio is in doubt. Still, great.
Also, I think you are forgetting a major revenue driver, in terms of I guess we can call them 'same store sales' which is sponsorships. Once the events can attain high profiles, you can get a big chunk of money from studios to generate buzz. That's basically free revenue. I work at a place that deals with 5k and 10k type running races and there are times when the sponsorship of the event ends up generating more for the event than the actual participants. Now, these races are for charity so it's a little bit different, but still...
I am most curious about what they're doing with Horrorfest and ConTV as you can only hold so many Wizard Worlds before your growth there tops out. The former seems like a smash hit to me as I imagine it can be differentiated enough to be it's own franchise, while the latter I'm not holding my breath on. It seems fairly low risk/high reward though, so I'm OK with taking a chance at it.
I'm also curious to see the number of employees listed on the next 10k. How head count increases as related to events is interesting. They also seem to be making a major push into social media. Look at their Facebook video page. There were months in 2014 where they maybe put 1 or 2 videos up, but for Reno/NOLA the number of videos posted has exploded.
From the Needham presentation. Basically, this past year was just getting all the necessary channels in place. I like the sound of that, especially considering they still came out with a fairly major retailer. I bought more as soon as the conference ended.
The main site is showing this change. I don't see an announcement anywhere. I'd like to know why the change was made, but it probably isn't great news.
Not in love with this.
Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and Dangerous Entertainment today announced that Wizard World Presents Bruce Campbell’s Groovy Fest will co-locate with the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, August 22-23 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. The event, formerly known as “Bruce Campbell’s Horror Fest,” is being moved to accommodate taping of Campbell’s new TV show, “Ash vs. Evil Dead.”
Those who had purchased admissions for the original event will receive full refunds, along with special offers. Additionally, fans with admission to Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, August 20-24, will also be able to attend the event with no extra admission fee. Single-day and VIP admissions will be available shortly.
“I’m very sorry for any inconvenience moving the event may cause and I appreciate your understanding,” said Campbell. “We’re excited to move the event, renamed ‘Bruce Campbell’s Groovy Fest’ — to highlight our groovy nature — until August so Wizard World Comic Con Chicago fans can enjoy the show too. There will be more exciting details to come in the months ahead, so stay tuned!”
In addition, all full-price Bruce Campbell’s Groovy Fest attendees will receive a limited edition exclusive variant cover “The Walking Dead” comic, drawn by one of Wizard World’s talented artist guests (to be announced shortly). Comics will be issued at registration while supplies last and VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version.
Wizard World Presents Bruce Campbell’s Groovy Fest show hours are Saturday, August 22, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, August 23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced the addition of Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh to its 2015 schedule, bringing the current number of events during the year to 25. Wizard World acquired the event, set for September 11-13 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, an SMG managed facility, from founder and longtime owner Renee George.
Celebrity and comics creator guests and other details about the event will be announced in the coming weeks.
“We are excited to have acquired the long-standing and popular Pittsburgh Comicon from Renee,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “We are excited to inject the Wizard World flavor in the Pittsburgh market, a city we’ve been wanting to expand to for many years. We are looking forward to seeing all our fans in September!”
“I am pleased that Wizard World will be able to continue the two-decade tradition of our show,” said George. “It’s a great opportunity for all of our loyal attendees in the area to take part in an even bigger event with more of what they have enjoyed for many years.”
“You will see the Pittsburgh Comicon Staff at the David Lawrence Center bringing our family friendly atmosphere to downtown Pittsburgh,” added George. “Our family and friends will continue to run the charity events, including Charity Quick Sketch & the Make-A-Wish Auction. All current contracts between the Pittsburgh Comicon & exhibitors or artists will be honored at this show. The Pittsburgh fans have been asking for bigger and better media guests and Wizard World will be able to provide that for them.”
I think I remember them saying on a conference call that the initial partner would be getting a sweet deal on prices for being the first to take the leap, so maybe a little high?
Right. Plus, Wegman's probably wants it to succeed as much as dmrc does to get the rest of the store done over so the discount is for visibility and gaining a cheerleader of sorts. At Needham they referred to having a rep from a retailer in their NRF booth as almost unprecedented.
If you want to check out exactly the type of criticisms Wizard World gets, check out the Pittsburgh Comicon Facebook page comments beneath the statement they released on the deal. The hardcore comic people feel like the comics take a backseat to the celebrities at Wizard World and doubly disappointing to them is the fact that the prices then rise because of those same celebrities they don't care about.
I honestly am thinking about getting super active on twitter and showing these people talking about $40 for entrance that Living Social basically always has $22 single day passes available.
I feel their pain, (Wizard World is to Cons what Rock and Roll Marathons or Color Runs are to racing. Running a 5k used to be like $10, but now you get a T-shirt and there's a party and it's something like $35 plus theirs no more prize money because places don't matter...) but I still love the investment. Rock and Roll Marathon makes mega $$$.