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11x17-sh-posterWelcome to ComicsLive, a guide to upcoming signings, conventions and other comic-related events. Information on submitting your event can be found at the bottom of this post. I’m back this week after taking off last week because of the San Diego Comic-Con; check out the end of this post to see how you can submit your future event.

Tonight

Brooklyn | Mike Dawson, Ryan Dunlavey, Sarah Glidden and CBR’s own Brian Cronin will be at Rocketship starting at 8 p.m.

Aug. 1

Pittsfield, Mass. | The Storefront Artist Project kicks off the month-long The Art of Scott Hanna exhibit, which features all sorts of events in August with Hanna, Joe Staton, Timothy Callahan and more.

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What if you changed your convention’s name and nobody noticed?

WizardWorld Chicago Comic-Con

WizardWorld Chicago Comic-Con

A Wizard Entertainment press release announcing a convention guest of honor is turning a few heads, not for the name of the creator — Mark Millar — but for the name of the event: Chicago Comic-Con.

That, of course, was the name of the Chicago-area convention before it was purchased in 1997 by Wizard and rebranded WizardWorld Chicago.

The change would seem like fairly significant news, bigger even than the announcement of a headliner.

But a quick search of Wizard’s message board reveals the return to the former name — the debranding? — took place, quietly, as early as mid-October. At least that’s when one forum member noticed the appearance of “Chicago Comic-Con” on the company’s website. The change was reinforced in late November when advanced tickets went on sale.

A modified logo on the tickets page reads “WizardWorld Chicago Comic-Con”; however, the Millar press release refers to the event simply as “Chicago Comic-Con.”

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