Wizard Entertainment has announced a new 3-day pop culture consumer show, which will be held in Atlanta from June 30th through July 2nd, 2006.  The Atlanta show is Wizard's sixth, joining similar events in Chicago, Boston (see 'Wizard Announces Fifth Annual Show'), Texas, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia.


Wizard Entertainment's Wizard World Chicago attracted an audience of more than 54,000 last year (see 'Wizard World Chicago Over 54K') making it the second largest pop culture convention in the U.S., trailing only the San Diego Comic-Con.


For its inaugural Atlanta show Wizard Entertainment has staked out prime mid-summer dates, which may cause some conflicts for game companies (because Origins 2006 is being held in Columbus, Ohio from June 29th to July 2nd) and anime/manga publishers (since Anime Expo 2006 runs from July 1st through the 4th in Anaheim, California).