Wizard World Announces 2017 Convention Dates and Cities

So Wizard World released their list of confirmed 2017 dates. There are only sixteen shows on the list, and while it’s still possible they can add more, it’s certainly a much shorter list than, say, 2015’s list of 25 different events. The confirmed 2017 events are as follows:

New Orleans, January 6-8
Portland, February 17-19
Cleveland, March 17-19
St. Louis, April 7-9
Minneapolis, May 5-7
Des Moines, May 19-21
Philadelphia, June 1-4
Sacramento, June 16-18
Albuquerque, July 14-16
Columbus, August 4-6
Orlando, August 11-13
Chicago, August 24-27
Nashville, Sept. 8-10
Madison, September 22-24
Oklahoma City, October 27-29
Austin, Nov. 17-19

Most of these are pretty unsurprising, though we didn’t expect some shows (like Minneapolis) to make the cut for next year. The Madison, WI show has also been moved from the spring to the fall, which will alleviate a pretty crowded convention season in Wisconsin.

Trae Dorn

Trae is the tallest of the hosts, and he is certain it’s because he is the oldest. This is (at the very least) why he is the baldest. Trae co-founded Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con and refuses to apologize for it... which he probably should. Trae also writes the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell he has time to actually do anything anymore. He says he has time because he “does it all quite poorly.”