Wizard World Comic Con won’t return to Des Moines in 2019
Put away your masks and capes for another year, Iowans, because the state’s largest comic convention doesn’t plan to return in 2019.
Wizard World Comic Con won’t hold a convention in Iowa’s capital city this year, event publicist Jerry Milani told the Register. Iowa Events Center officials confirmed that the traveling pop culture convention isn’t booked for the venue in 2019.
The multi-day event may return in 2020, but a date hasn’t been set, Milani said.
Wizard World first stopped at the Iowa Events Center in 2015. The event drew thousands in previous years, many celebrating nerd culture by donning costumes of favorites heroes and villains.
Celebrities to appear at past Wizard World stops in Des Moines include William Shatner, WWE star Seth Rollins, “Superman Returns” actor and Iowa’s own Brandon Routh, Jason Mewes of “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” John Cusack and late Marvel legend Stan Lee.
Fans wanting a comic con fix can catch the event in neighboring states. Wizard World plans to stop in 11 cities this year, including Chicago, St. Louis and Madison, Wisconsin.