According to event organiser Michael Paille, the Winnipeg show will continue without Wizard's support, though help from volunteers and fundraisers is being sought.
Rumours that the Winnipeg convention had been cancelled surfaced when Wizard removed details of it from its webpage. However, tickets for the event continued to be sold after Paille indicated that he had booked the venue.
"I guarantee you Winnipeg will have a comic con this year," he wrote on the convention's Facebook page.
Wizard World acquired the Central Canada Comic Con in November last year. The firm's CEO Gareb Shamus announced that the show had been added to its portfolio shortly after confirming that the New Orleans-based NOLA Comic-Con had also joined the Wizard roster.
The Central Canada Comic Con takes place in October. Consult the Raven Comics blog for details of how to volunteer at the event.