Wizard World Inc. has cancelled its planned 2017 conventions in Albuquerque, New Mexico (July 14 - 16) and Orlando, Florida (August 11-13). No reason was given for the cancellations, however the con organizer hopes to return to Orlando in 2018. Those who have purchased advance tickets or photo ops for these two events will receive automatic refunds.
Looking ahead, Wizard World states that it will "almost double" the number of conventions it does annually in 2018 with a full schedule to be announced sometime this month. The company currently has 20 scheduled to run by the end of 2017, so "almost double" could mean as many as 35 conventions.