Sometimes the best laid plans are spoiled by spontaneous support. Earlier we reported a surge in support for Heroes Con when Wizard announced it was hosting a Wizard World convention on the same weekend in Atlanta. The common opinion was that even thought this date was never made official it was an attempt to stop on competition so Wizard World could become the biggest comic convention. Talk about picking the wrong con to try and crush. The backlash against the draconian move was so drastic as to give Heroes the best line up in its history leaving Atlanta with only Kevin Smith.
The end of it all has resulted in Wizard officially declaring Atlanta ’06 dead in an online interview with Gareb Shamus about a week to ten days after support for the same-date-in-’06 Heroes Con made it clear that a better date should probably be explored.