FishbowlNY received a tip today from former Wizard magazine features editor Andrew Serwin informing us that both Wizard and ToyFare titles have printed their last issues. The two magazines have been in circulation for nearly two decades and received some public acclaim, however in recent years both have dealt with issues of unpaid bills and widespread layoffs. The two magazines will be replaced by an online publication titled Wizard World.
Founder and CEO of Wizard Entertainment Gareb Shamus released a statement claiming that this move will provide readers with the type of content they are seeking on a modern platform.
This is a very exciting day for Wizard World and the industries it serves. The new digital magazine Wizard World will give consumers the content they want in a magazine format with which they are familiar, but distributed in a form that is always available at any time on any device. It is a natural evolution for us in this market.
Wizard World will debut sometime in February.