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Gareb Shamus Booking Agency Profile

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Gareb Shamus is a prominent figure in the comic book industry as the founder and former chairman and CEO of Wizard Entertainment and co-founder and CEO of ACE Comic Con. He was born on December 23, 1968, and grew up with a passion for comic books and sports cards. As a teenager in the 1980s, he was drawn to more mature comics by artists such as Todd McFarlane and Frank Miller. Shamus went on to study economics at the University at Albany, SUNY, where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and a minor in art in 1990.

After college, Shamus started a comic book newsletter, Wizard: The Guide to Comics, for his parents' sports card and comic book store in Nanuet, New York. The newsletter became so popular that in 1991, he turned it into a monthly magazine. Wizard went on to become a worldwide phenomenon, published in over fifty countries and in multiple languages. Shamus expanded Wizard Entertainment to include several more magazines covering toys, games, animation, and all things superhero-related.

In 1997, Shamus bought the Chicago Comicon and expanded its scope, boosting attendance from a few thousand to 25,000 the following year. This success led to the creation of 21 Wizard World comic conventions and pop-culture conventions throughout the United States. Shamus also co-founded International Fight League Inc. (IFLI) and produced several televised MMA fights with partners Fox Sports Networks and MyNetworkTV.

In addition to his entrepreneurial ventures, Shamus is an accomplished artist and the owner of The Pivot Gallery in New York City. His artwork has been exhibited in America and Europe. Shamus' lifelong love for comics and pop culture has led him to become a prominent figure in the industry, and his contributions have had a significant impact on the way fans experience and enjoy the world of superheroes..

How to hire Gareb Shamus for an event

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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Gareb Shamus to speak.

Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like Gareb Shamus in certain cases will consider virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking Gareb Shamus or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
Gareb Shamus's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Gareb Shamus for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Gareb Shamus, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Gareb Shamus. After we consult with them, we will provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the accurate Gareb Shamus booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Gareb Shamus for an event?" is a frequent question we get. The final Gareb Shamus booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we may show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Gareb Shamus charge for an event. An example fee to book Gareb Shamus is in the starting range of $40,000-$74,999. However, any recent popularity change would cause a price fluctuation well beyond this example. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price as well. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
CTI negotiates on behalf of professional event planners and talent buyers for paid appearances! We cannot give out direct contact information of the Gareb Shamus agent or help distribute fan mail, personal messages, gifts, requests for free appearances, or donations of time. The Gareb Shamus manager and agent will only work with us if we present them with funded offers for their client to work your event.
There is low probability to book Gareb Shamus for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Gareb Shamus agent on your behalf if your funding is in place. By not having funding ready then it will more difficult to book Gareb Shamus, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Gareb Shamus booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Gareb Shamus, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Speaking Topic
Business, Business-Ceo's, Entertainment Industry-Comic Conventions, Male, Age Group-18-30's, Age Group-60's+, American
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