Form 10-K WIZARD BRANDS, INC. For: Dec 31

March 29, 2021 3:30 PM EDT

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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

Form 10-K

 

(Mark One)

 

[X] ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the fiscal year ended DECEMBER 31, 2020

 

[  ] TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from _______________________ to __________________________

 

Commission File Number 000-33383

 

WIZARD BRANDS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

 

Delaware   98-0357690

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

     

2700 Homestead Road

Park City, UT

  84098
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 650-525-0231

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: Common Stock, Par Value $0.0001

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes [  ] No [X]

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. Yes [  ] No [X]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

 

Yes [X] No [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

 

Yes [X] No [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large, accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large, accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

  Large, accelerated filer [  ] Accelerated filer [  ]
  Non-accelerated filer [X] Smaller reporting company [X]
    Emerging growth company [  ]

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the issuer is a shell company (as defined in rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

 

Yes [  ] No [X]

 

The market value of the voting and non-voting common stock was $1,118,969 based on 771,778 shares held by non-affiliates. The shares were valued at $1.45 per share, that being the closing price on June 30, 2020, the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second quarter.

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

 

As of March 29, 2021, there were 3,506,752 shares of the issuer’s common stock outstanding.

 

 

 

 
 

 

WIZARD BRANDS, INC.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS TO ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K

 

YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020

 

      PAGE
  PART I    
       
Item 1. Business   4
Item 1A. Risk Factors   9
Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments   16
Item 2. Properties   16
Item 3. Legal Proceedings   16
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures   16
       
  PART II    
       
Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities   17
Item 6. Selected Financial Data   18
Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations   18
Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk   29
Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data   29
Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure   29
Item 9A. Controls and Procedures   29
Item 9B. Other Information   30
       
  PART III    
       
Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance   31
Item 11. Executive Compensation   35
Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters   38
Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence   40
Item 14. Principal Accounting Fees and Services   42
Item 15. Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules   43
Item 16. Form 10-K Summary   44
  SIGNATURES   45

 

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NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

Included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K are “forward-looking” statements, as well as historical information. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, Wizard Brands, Inc. (the “Company”) cannot provide assurance that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including matters described in the section titled “Risk Factors.” Forward-looking statements include those that use forward-looking terminology, such as the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “project,” “plan,” “will,” “shall,” “should,” and similar expressions, including when used in the negative. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable and achievable, these statements involve risks and uncertainties and we cannot provide assurance that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ from these forward-looking statements include the following:

 

  the availability and adequacy of cash flow to meet the Company’s requirements;
     
  economic, competitive, demographic, business and other conditions in the Company’s local and regional markets;
     
  changes in the Company’s business and growth strategy;
     
  changes or developments in laws, regulations or taxes in the entertainment industry;
     
  actions taken or not taken by third-parties, including the Company’s contractors and competitors;
     
  the availability of additional capital; and
     
  other factors discussed under the section entitled “Risk Factors” or elsewhere in this Annual Report.

 

All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company are expressly qualified in their entirety by these and other factors. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether to reflect events or circumstances after the date initially filed or published, to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or otherwise unless required by applicable law.

 

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Part I

 

Item 1. Business

 

Corporate History

 

Wizard Brands, Inc. (formerly known as) Wizard Entertainment, Inc., Wizard World, Inc. and GoEnergy, Inc.) was incorporated in Delaware on May 2, 2001. The Company was initially involved in oil and gas exploration but ceased operations and abandoned any interests it had in such properties.

 

On December 7, 2010, the Company entered into a Share Purchase and Share Exchange Agreement (the “Exchange Agreement”) among the Company, an entity known as “Conventions” which was the former majority stockholder of the Company, and shareholders of Conventions, under which Conventions became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.

 

On August 27, 2014, the Company entered into a Joint Venture and Operating Agreement for a forty-seven and one half percent (47.5%) interest in CON TV, LLC (“CONtv”), with Cinedigm Entertainment Corp. (“Cinedigm”), ROAR, LLC (“ROAR”) and Bristol Capital, LLC (“Bristol”). On November 16, 2015, the parties entered into an Amended and Restated Operating Agreement, effective as of July 1, 2015, which, among other things, restructured the business relationship between the Company and Cinedigm with respect to the ownership and operation of CONtv. Under that agreement, the Company greatly reduced and limited its obligations to the venture, while retaining a ten percent (10%) membership interest in CONtv.

 

On December 29, 2014, the Company and a member of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company formed Wiz Wizard, LLC (“Wiz Wizard”) in the State of Delaware. On February 4, 2016, the member of the Board assigned his fifty percent (50%) membership interest to the Company. Consequently, Wiz Wizard is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company which was dissolved in March 2019.

 

On April 10, 2015, the Company and a third-party formed ButtaFyngas, LLC in the State of Delaware. The Company owns fifty percent (50%) of the membership interests. ButtaFyngas, LLC is not currently active.

 

In 2018, the Company changed its name from Wizard World, Inc. to Wizard Entertainment, Inc.

 

On July 29, 2020, the Company changed its name from Wizard Entertainment, Inc. to Wizard Brands, Inc.

 

The Company’s executive offices are located at 2700 Homestead Road, Park City, UT 84098, the telephone number is 650-525-0231. We promote and operate our business operations in part, through the use of our websites, www.wizardworld.com, www.wizardbrands.com, and www.getjevo.com.

 

Comic Conventions

 

Prior to the onset of the age of Covid-19, the Company produced live pop culture conventions (“Comic Conventions”) across the United States providing a social networking and entertainment venue for enthusiasts of movies, TV shows, video games, technology, toys, social networking, gaming, comic books, and graphic novels. Our Comic Conventions have provided an opportunity for companies in the entertainment, toy, gaming, publishing and retail business to carry out sales, marketing, product promotion, public relations, advertising, and sponsorship efforts. However, with the advent of Covid-19, the Company has not been able to produce a live event since March 8, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. Many events that had been planned for 2020 after March 8, 2020, were postponed indefinitely. The timing of when live events can be resumed is dependent upon the progression of the Covid-19 virus, the availability and effectiveness of the vaccines that have been introduced, and the imposition of governmental authority either allowing or disallowing the mounting of live events. The following information is provided in anticipation that the Company will be able to recommence its Comic Conventions in the future.

 

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The Company began producing Comic Conventions in July of 1997. The Company receives revenue from its Comic Conventions primarily from three sources: (i) consumer admissions; (ii) exhibitor booth sales; and (iii) national and/or regional sponsorships. Comic Conventions vary in cost to produce. Production costs vary based on the size and scope of the production. Generally, our production costs range from under $1,000,000 for a smaller scale production to $3,000,000 for a larger production.

 

In 2020, the Company produced Comic Conventions in the following cities: (i) New Orleans, (ii) Portland; and (iii) Cleveland. Events that had been planned for St Louis, Philadelphia, Columbus, and Chicago were postponed in the face of the Pandemic.

 

Our target audience includes men and women in the 18 to 34-year-old demographic, together with families of all ages who are fans of various types of entertainment and media, including movies, music, toys, video games, consumer electronics, computers, and lifestyle products (e.g., clothes, footwear, digital devices, and mobile phones). We continuously review our existing operations and procedures relating to our Comic Conventions in order to ensure that we produce the best possible fan experience at our Comic Conventions and maximize revenue while containing costs.

 

Sponsorships and Promotions

 

We provide sponsorship opportunities that allow advertisers a wide range of promotional vehicles on-site and through our social media and fan outreach efforts. For example, we offer advertisers the ability to: (i) display signage at our Comic Conventions, (ii) include their desired logos on all direct mail that is sent in connection with one or more Comic Conventions, (iii) be included in press releases to the media, (iv) obtain sponsor tags on the radio spots or in the print or online ads where we advertise, and (v) obtain advertising space in our digital media. We also provide the opportunity for advertisers to sponsor events at the Comic Conventions, such as costume contests or gaming tournaments and the ability to brand “step-and-repeats” for photo opportunities, meet and greets with celebrities, VIP packages, and giveaways. Sponsors pay a fee based upon the position of their advertising media and the exposure it will receive. We are able to increase our revenue by utilizing a strategic floor layout that maximizes the amount of highly profitable booth, advertising, and sponsorship opportunities. We are focused on increasing our sponsorship revenue and we are currently actively engaged in enhancing our capabilities in that regard.

 

Marketing

 

Our Comic Conventions are marketed through a variety of media outlets, including social media, websites, public relations, television, radio, out-of-home (OOH), email, “street-teams”, and by flyers, and postcards. Our Comic Conventions usually obtain publicity through coverage of the events at our Comic Conventions by local TV stations, radio stations, newspapers, national press, fan websites, blogs, and social network channels such as Twitter and Facebook,. In certain instances, we do not pay for advertising because we can provide desirable content to media outlets. For example, we typically invite local TV stations to our Comic Conventions so that they can interview the celebrities featured at our Comic Conventions. As a result, we receive TV coverage at no cost and the TV stations obtain content for their shows. In addition, we arrange for celebrities to call into local radio stations. As a result, we receive on-air promotion of our events and the radio station reaches a larger audience who want to tune in to hear our celebrities. We also receive on-air promotion by exchanging airtime for admission giveaways to our Comic Conventions. With respect to the internet and online advertising, we advertise throughout our website www.wizardworld.com about upcoming Comic Conventions. We also send out emails to our fans on a regular basis.

 

Show Attendees

 

Our Comic Conventions are attended primarily by men and women in the 18 to 34-year-old demographic, together with families of all ages who are fans of various types of entertainment and media, including movies, music, toys, video games, consumer electronics, computers, and lifestyle products (e.g., clothes, footwear, digital devices, and mobile phones). We are seeking to develop a positive reputation for hosting quality events in order to build brand loyalty among our show attendees and ensure repeat attendance.

 

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Corporate Sponsors and Exhibitors

 

We identify and target some of the leading movie studios, video game producers, comic book publishers, television broadcasters, and toy manufacturers as future exhibitors and sponsors. In addition, our digital media business will provide sales opportunities across the Fortune 1000 corporate sector, as these brand advertisers look to leverage our media properties to reach our target audience. No single advertiser, promoter or sponsor comprises a significant portion of our revenues.

 

Competition; Competitive Strengths

 

In the live, regionally-based consumer conventions market, the strength of a competitor is measured by the location and size of the region or city, the frequency of live events per year, the guest and VIP list (e.g., celebrities and artists), the number of paying attendees, the physical size of the convention, the extent of the public relations outreach (through traditional media, digital media and social media), and the quantity and quality of exhibitors and dealers. We believe that we have a strong competitive position because our Comic Conventions take place in well-known major cities across the United States throughout the year. Our strategy of providing multiple conventions per year enables us to market our events throughout the entire year, create a large amount of high-quality content that can be distributed through our digital media outlets, and market in not only the regional consumer areas, but nationally as well. The multiple locations also allow us to work with more celebrities, artists and writers and host them in multiple cities.

 

There are a number of Comic Convention providers that produce events across the country. We are unique in that we produce more Comic Conventions in the United States annually than any other organization. We reach audiences coast-to-coast, north-to-south markets in the United States. We believe that creates an advantage over other event producers because our Comic Conventions are not limited to one city, but rather span well-known cities across the United States.

 

We also believe that we have an advantage over competitors because our Comic Conventions are well known and well respected in the Comic Convention and pop culture industry. We have a reputation among fans, exhibitors, and celebrities for producing high-quality and well attended Comic Conventions that provide consumers with a good value proposition for an entertainment experience.

 

Sales Channels and Pricing Policies

 

We have outsourced our admission sales to a national ticketing service. Admission prices typically range from $50 for a single day pass to $80 for a general weekend pass. Entry for children ten years old and under is free at Wizard Comic Conventions.

 

Regulation

 

Typically, we do not have to obtain permits to operate the Comic Conventions. The convention centers at which such events occur obtain any required permits and cover fire safety and occupancy matters as part of the rental agreement. Crowd control varies by location and is either provided by the convention center’s personnel or by a third-party security service recommended by the convention center. The convention centers do, however, require liability insurance, which Conventions has obtained and maintained.

 

Wizard World Virtual

 

Following Wizard World’s last live event in Cleveland in early March of 2020, the Company transitioned nimbly to a Virtual Event Format that went from concept to execution in three weeks, with our first Virtual event held on March 31, 2020.

 

Since March 2020, the Company has broadcast over 200 interactive Virtual events across three platforms: Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube. Programming has included celebrity cast reunions and game shows, concerts, workshops and how-to classes, gaming with celebrities, cosplay contests, fan panels, and more.

 

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Tapping into the international audience potential of our streaming events, in Q4 2020, Wizard World Virtual launched an international series of virtual events geared toward the Asian market with full translation services and marketing designed for these specific markets. Based on the success of this endeavor, Wizard World Virtual will continue to expand into more international markets in 2021, creating a global demand for our original affinity content.

 

Because of the enormous changes in society during the past year, online activity and connection through virtual communities are more important than ever. We see great opportunity to build on our established equity as the online destination for like-minded affinity groups. The virtual events produced by the Company feature a no-charge 30-to-45-minute moderated discussion. Following the moderated discussion there is an opportunity for fans to speak directly with celebrities while paying by the minute for the experience. Additionally, autographs and videos are being sold.

 

In March 2021, Wizard World Virtual launched its Subscription Series — the next generation of the Wizard World Virtual Platform, bringing Wizard World Virtual to wide new audiences as we build interactive communities of affinity groups, offering Virtual and eCommerce experiences they can’t find anywhere else. The Company is primed to grow our communities in breadth, but also in depth as we drill down into niche groups that hunger for VIP access to industry experts, influencers, and behind-the scenes access.

 

Through our Subscription Series approach, the possibilities for our content library are limitless: by partnering with both individuals and businesses with the shared goal of bringing more consumers into their franchise, Wizard World will become the online destination for affinity groups to gain behind-the-scenes and unique experiences they can’t otherwise access.

 

In addition to Wizard World Virtual, the Company produces a number of digital media properties, including, but not limited to, our website www.wizardworld.com, emails, newsletters, together with posts on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram, to create awareness of our Comic Conventions and provide updates to our fans and consumers. To a large extent we also use our website www.wizardworld.com to provide the latest Wizard World news and information. While we derive little or no direct revenue from these properties, they have the indirect benefit of supporting sales relating to our Comic Conventions (dealer and exhibitor booths, admissions, sponsorships), as well as helping us secure additional sought after and high-profile talent. This in turn helps us obtain additional admissions, booth sales and sponsorships for our Comic Conventions.

 

The Company maintains an email list consisting of all our current and active users. This is a primary driver of information dissemination along with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. YouTube is mainly used as brand awareness, information is posted after a Comic Convention, which helps to generate excitement at future events. Because our Comic Conventions visit multiple cities, it is essential that we create excitement in multiple regions, not just focused on a single event.

 

Through posts on Facebook, our attending artists and celebrities are able to help promote our Comic Conventions by announcing their involvement at our events. This helps generate excitement among both their existing fan base and ours while creating a sense of community and groundswell of support for the upcoming Comic Convention. Once we establish a critical mass of people, the Comic Convention can become part of the fabric of the community where people anticipate and look forward to the event months and sometimes even a full year in advance. Retention of Comic Convention attendees is essential to our sales process. Procuring new and timely talent helps generate new customers, as well as the word of mouth of previous attendees. Much of this is achieved via email, Facebook, Twitter, and www.wizardworld.com.

 

Unlike many live events (sports, concerts, etc.), where attendees are spectators (even if they are a part of a community at large), at our Comic Conventions the attendees participate in the events. This atmosphere creates a greater amount of user generated content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. For instance, we generally observe an increase in Facebook “Likes” on profile picture changes on Facebook the days during and after our Comic Conventions featuring celebrity “Photo Ops.” This is a non-paid form of free advertising. Social networks such as Facebook and Twitter are a perfect marriage for these types of event photos.

 

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Wizard World Vault

 

To augment our move into digital programming, in Q1 of 2020 we launched an eCommerce site, Wizard World Vault, which features the best in pop culture memorabilia from the Wizard World Live and Virtual events, along with items from the top artists and exhibitors in the memorabilia world.

 

Through our platforms, Wizard World and Vault are reaching an average of 1.5M people weekly – with enormous potential for upselling and cross-merchandising. The Vault is a collection of autographed photographs, memorabilia and one-of-a-kind collectibles that are offered for sale via e-commerce. The Vault, which launched at or about the same time as the Virtual Experiences, has already proven to be a popular source of celebrity memorabilia among fans of motion pictures and television programming. Included in the Vault is inventory which includes stock from the Company’s inventory of merchandise, consignment inventory, and merchandise that is being sourced for sale by the Company.

 

Jevo

 

On April 28, 2020 the Company, through one of its wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, acquired the assets of the creator of the Jevo machine, which is a patent-protected first-mover application for the creation of gelatin shots. With Jevo, the Company has diversified its revenue generation capabilities by manufacturing, marketing and selling Jevo units and related consumables, both nationally and internationally, to bars, restaurants, clubs, casinos, hotels, cruise lines, resorts and other establishments that serve beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) to the public. In addition to food and beverage applications, the Company has identified other market segments where the Jevo units can be marketed including but not limited to the healthcare and cannabis industries. The Company intends to resume the manufacturing of the Jevo units with a target of producing new Jevo machines in the second quarter of 2021.

 

Clearly, issues emanating from the Covid-19 Pandemic have impacted the hospitality industry (a key segment for Jevo sales), which in turn have impacted operations of Jevo. However, the Company has utilized this time to engage in a wide range of preparatory activities positioning Jevo for a successful re-launch. Such preparatory activities have included, but are not limited to, engaging with suppliers, forecasting and ordering consumables, establishing sales channels, creating marketing materials, and engaging in numerous inventory and supply chain processes necessary to successfully relaunch the manufacturing of Jevo units. The acquisition of Jevo is the Company’s initial entry into M&A activity intended to broaden the Company’s revenue base.

 

As we open up our verticals – entering the spa and fitness, medical, senior living, educational, and cannabinoid sectors – our patented gelatin delivery system will enter sectors far beyond the hospitality industry. Revenue possibilities in healthcare are particularly compelling given the rapid growth of the long-term care field. Already a $443 billion industry, long-term care is expected to grow another 7% over the next four years with 60% of Americans needing long-term care at some point in their lives

 

At our launch event in Florida in January, 2021, target audience interest was keen in learning about the many different applications for delivery of everything from electrolytes to multivitamins, CBD to spirits.

 

Some highlights of the growth industries we are targeting forecast healthy revenue streams once the Jevo technology is adopted:

 

The United States CBD market value was just over $4 billion in 2019 and is projected to exceed $25 billion by 2025. (Brightfield Group, 2019)

 

The health and wellness industry growth rate is 6.4% (and is expected to continue at this pace.

 

Employees

 

We currently have 13 full-time equivalent employees. Additionally, we engage part-time freelance consultants providing us with greater core competence in the disciplines of Marketing, Sponsorship Sales, Event Production and e-commerce.

 

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Where You Can Find More Information

 

Our website address is www.wizardworld.com. We do not intend our website address to be an active link or to otherwise incorporate by reference the contents of the website into this Report. The public may read and copy any materials the Company files with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) at the SEC’s Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, NE, Washington, DC 20549. The public may obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0030. The SEC maintains an Internet website (http://www.sec.gov) that contains reports, proxy and information statements and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the SEC.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

 

Risks Relating to our Company

 

If we need additional capital to fund our growing operations, we may not be able to obtain sufficient capital and may be forced to limit the scope of our operations.

 

As we move forward to implement our growth strategies, we may experience increased capital needs. We may not, however, have sufficient capital to fund our future operations without additional capital investments. If adequate additional financing is not available on reasonable terms or at all, we may not be able to carry out our corporate strategy and we would be forced to modify our business plans (e.g., limit our expansion, limit our marketing efforts and/or decrease or eliminate capital expenditures), any of which may adversely affect our financial condition, results of operations and cash flow. Such reduction could materially adversely affect our business and our ability to compete.

 

Our capital needs will depend on numerous factors, including, without limitation, (i) our profitability, (ii) our ability to respond to a release of competitive products by our competitors, and (iii) the amount of our capital expenditures, including acquisitions. Moreover, the costs involved may exceed those originally contemplated. Cost savings and other economic benefits expected may not materialize as a result of any cost overruns or changes in market circumstances. Failure to obtain intended economic benefits could adversely affect our business, financial condition and operating performances.

 

We need to manage growth in operations to maximize our potential growth and achieve our expected revenues. Our failure to manage growth can cause a disruption of our operations that may result in the failure to generate revenues at levels we expect.

 

In order to maximize potential growth in our current markets, we may have to expand our operations. Such expansion will place a significant strain on our management and our operational, accounting, and information systems. We expect that we will need to continue to improve our financial controls, operating procedures and management information systems. We will also need to effectively train, motivate, and manage our employees. Our failure to manage our growth could disrupt our operations and ultimately prevent us from generating the revenues we expect.

 

Insiders have substantial control over the Company, and they could delay or prevent a change in our corporate control even if our other stockholders want it to occur.

 

As of the date of this filing, our executive officers, directors, own a substantial amount of our outstanding common stock. These stockholders are able to exercise significant control over all matters requiring stockholder approval, including the election of directors and approval of significant corporate transactions. This could delay or prevent an outside party from acquiring or merging with our Company even if our other stockholders want it to occur. This may also limit your ability to influence the Company in other ways.

 

Our Certificate of Incorporation provides for indemnification of officers and directors at our expense and limits their liability, which may result in a major cost to us and hurt the interests of our stockholders because corporate resources may be expended for the benefit of officers and/or directors.

 

Our Certificate of Incorporation and applicable Delaware law provide for the indemnification of our directors and officers against attorney’s fees and other expenses incurred by them in any action to which they become a party arising from their association with or activities on our behalf. This indemnification policy could result in substantial expenditures by us that we will be unable to recoup.

 

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We have been advised that, in the opinion of the SEC, indemnification for liabilities arising under federal securities laws is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification for liabilities arising under federal securities laws, other than the payment by us of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding, is asserted by a director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, we will (unless in the opinion of our counsel, the matter has been settled by controlling precedent) submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction, the question whether indemnification by us is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue. The legal process relating to this matter, if it were to occur, is likely to be very costly and may result in us receiving negative publicity, either of which factors is likely to materially reduce the market and price for our shares if such a market ever develops.

 

Risks Related to our Business and Industry

 

General

 

We may not be able to prevent others from using our intellectual property and may be subject to claims by third parties that we infringe on their intellectual property.

 

We regard the content that we plan to distribute via digital media to be important to our success. We plan to rely on non-disclosure and other contractual provisions to protect our proprietary rights. We may also try to protect our intellectual property rights by, among other things, searching the Internet to detect unauthorized use of our intellectual property.

 

However, policing the unauthorized use of our intellectual property is often difficult and any steps we take may not, in every case, prevent the infringement by unauthorized third parties. Further, there can be no assurance that our efforts to enforce our rights and protect our intellectual property will be successful. We may need to resort to litigation to enforce our intellectual property rights, which may result in substantial costs and diversion of resources and management attention.

 

Further, although management does not believe that our products and services infringe on the intellectual rights of others, there is no assurance that we will not be the target of infringement or other claims. Such claims, even if not true, could result in significant legal and other costs and may be a distraction to our management or interrupt our business.

 

We encounter competition in our business, and any failure to compete effectively could adversely affect our results of operations.

 

We anticipate that our competitors will continue to expand and seek to obtain additional market share with competitive price and performance characteristics. Aggressive expansion of our competitors or the entrance of new competitors into our markets could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

 

If we do not compete successfully against new and existing competitors, we may lose our market share, and our operating results may be adversely affected.

 

We compete with other advertising service providers that may reach our target audience by means that are more effective than our Comic Conventions and digital media. Further, if such other providers of advertising have a long operating history, large product and service suites, more capital resources and broad international or local recognition, our operating results may be adversely affected if we cannot successfully compete.

 

Our future success depends upon, in large part, our continuing ability to attract and retain qualified personnel.

 

Expansion of our business and operations may require additional managers and employees with industry experience, in which case our success will be dependent on our ability to attract and retain experienced management personnel and other employees. There can be no assurance that we will be able to attract or retain qualified personnel. Competition may also make it more difficult and expensive to attract, hire and retain qualified managers and employees. If we fail to attract, train and retain sufficient numbers of the qualified personnel, our prospects, business, financial condition and results of operations will be materially and adversely affected.

 

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Comic Convention Business

 

If we do not maintain and develop our Wizard World Comic Convention brand, we will not be able to attract an audience to the Comic Conventions.

 

We attract audiences and advertisers partly through brand name recognition. We believe that establishing, maintaining and enhancing our portfolio of Comic Conventions and the brands of our strategic partners will enhance our growth prospects. The promotion of our Wizard World Comic Convention brand and those of our strategic partners will depend largely on our success in maintaining a sizable and loyal audience, providing high-quality content and organizing effective marketing programs. If we fail to meet the standards to which our consumers are accustomed, our reputation will be harmed and we may lose market share.

 

Our future success depends on attracting sponsors and pop culture advertisers who will advertise at our Comic Conventions. If we fail to attract a sufficient number of sponsors and pop culture advertisers, our operating results and revenues may not meet expectations.

 

One of our important strategies is to create an integrated platform of tours on which sponsors and pop culture advertisers wishing to reach our target audience may advertise. However, advertisers may find that our targeted demographic does not consist of their desired consumers or a critical mass of consumers, decide to use a competitor’s services or decide not to use our services for other reasons. If the sponsors and pop culture advertisers decide against advertising with us, we may not realize our growth potential or meet investor expectations. Our future operating results and business prospects could be adversely affected.

 

We may not be able to respond to changing consumer preferences and our sales may decline.

 

We operate in markets that are subject to change, including changes in customer preferences. New fads, trends and shifts in pop culture could affect the type of live events customers will attend or the products consumers will purchase. Content in which we have invested significant resources may fail to meet consumer demand at the time. A decrease in the level of media exposure or popularity of the pop culture market or a loss in sales could have a material adverse effect on our business, prospects and financial condition.

 

We rely on key contracts and business relationships, and if our current or future business partners or contracting counterparties fail to perform or terminate any of their contractual arrangements with us for any reason or cease operations, or should we fail to adequately identify key business relationships, our business could be disrupted and our reputation may be harmed.

 

If any of our business partners or contracting counterparties fails to perform or terminates their agreement(s) with us for any reason, or if our business partners or contracting counterparties with which we have short-term agreements refuse to extend or renew the agreement or enter into a similar agreement, our ability to carry on operations and cross-sell sales and marketing services among different platforms may be impaired. In addition, we depend on the continued operation of our long-term business partners and contracting counterparties and on maintaining good relations with them. If one of our long-term partners or counterparties is unable (including as a result of bankruptcy or a liquidation proceeding) or unwilling to continue operating in the line of business that is the subject of our contract, we may not be able to obtain similar relationships and agreements on terms acceptable to us or at all. If a partner or counterparty fails to perform or terminates any of the agreements with us or discontinues operations, and we are unable to obtain similar relationships or agreements, such events could have an adverse effect on our operating results and financial condition. Further, if we are unable to timely produce our Comic Conventions or produce the same quality of Comic Conventions to which our target demographic has been accustomed, the consequences could be far-reaching and harmful to our reputation, existing business relationships and future growth potential.

 

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We may also need to form new strategic partnerships or joint ventures to access appropriate assets and industry know-how. Failing to identify, execute and integrate such future partnerships or joint ventures may have an adverse effect on our business, growth, financial condition, and cash flow from operations.

 

Our future success depends on attracting high-profile celebrities and VIPs to our Comic Conventions. If we fail to attract such celebrities and VIPs, our attendance may suffer and our operating results and revenues may be adversely impacted.

 

Our ability to maintain our competitive position will be dependent on attracting high profile celebrities and VIPs to attend our Comic Conventions. We attract our audience by providing opportunities to meet some of their favorite celebrities. The failure of the Company to attract such high-profile celebrities and VIPs may hurt the attendance at our Comic Conventions and as a result, our operations results and revenues may be adversely impacted.

 

The Ability of the Company to produce live events attracting thousands of attendees largely depends on the course and the scope of the progression of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Until the Pandemic abates the Company will suffer loss of revenue and operating results will be adversely impacted.

 

Because of the substantial uncertainties concerning the course and scope of the current situation with the Covid-19 virus, it is currently unclear how many live events will actually be produced by the Company in 2021. It is presently unknowable how long the current situation with Covid-19 will continue and what impact the Covid-19 situation will ultimately have upon the Company. Already because of Covid-19 the Company has had to cease producing live events, which had been its primary source of revenue. line revenue and net profits or it may be that some of the activities will succeed and some will fail. It remains too early to make proper projections or to be able to fully assess the scope of the risk factors that are involved.

 

Digital Media

 

We could face a variety of risks of expanding into a new business.

 

The Company will expand into digital media and content creation. Risks of our entry into the new business line of digital media, include, without limitation: (i) potential diversion of management’s attention and other resources, including available cash, from our existing businesses; (ii) unanticipated liabilities or contingencies; (iii) the need for additional capital and other resources to expand into this new line of business; and (iv) inefficient combination or integration of operational and management systems and controls. Entry into a new line of business may also subject us to new laws and regulations with which we are not familiar, and may lead to increased litigation and regulatory risk. Further, our business model and strategy are still evolving and are continually being reviewed and revised, and we may not be able to successfully implement our business model and strategy. We may not be able to attract a sufficiently large number of audience or customers, or recover costs incurred for developing and marketing these products or services. If we are unable to successfully implement our growth strategies, our revenue and profitability may not grow as we expect, our competitiveness may be materially and adversely affected, and our reputation and business may be harmed.

 

In developing and marketing the new business of digital media, we may invest significant time and resources. Initial timetables for the introduction and development of our digital media business may not be achieved and price and profitability targets may not prove feasible. Furthermore, any new line of business could have a significant impact on the effectiveness of our system of internal controls. Failure to successfully manage these risks in the development and implementation of our new digital media business could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

 

We will face significant competition in the digital media business. If we fail to compete effectively, we may lose users to competitors, which could materially and adversely affect our ability to generate revenues from online advertising.

 

We will face significant competition for online advertising revenues with other websites that sell online advertising services. In addition, we indirectly compete for advertising budgets with traditional advertising media, such as television and radio stations, newspapers and magazines, and major out-of-home media. Some of our competitors may have longer operating histories and significantly greater financial, technical and marketing resources than we do, and in turn may have an advantage in attracting and retaining users and advertisers.

 

Risks Relating to Being a Public Company

 

We will incur significant costs to ensure compliance with United States corporate governance and accounting requirements.

 

We will incur significant costs associated with our public company reporting requirements and costs associated with corporate governance requirements, including requirements under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and other rules implemented by the SEC. We expect all of these applicable rules and regulations to significantly increase our legal and financial compliance costs and to make some activities more time consuming and costly. We also expect that these applicable rules and regulations may make it more difficult and more expensive for us to obtain director and officer liability insurance and we may be required to accept reduced policy limits and coverage or incur substantially higher costs to obtain the same or similar coverage. As a result, it may be more difficult for us to attract and retain qualified individuals to serve on the Board or as executive officers. We may be wrong in our prediction or estimate of the amount of additional costs we may incur or the timing of such costs.

 

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If we fail to maintain an effective system of internal control over financial reporting, our ability to accurately and timely report our financial results or prevent fraud may be adversely affected and investor confidence may be adversely impacted.

 

As directed by Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, or SOX 404, the SEC adopted rules requiring public companies to include a report of management on the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting in their annual reports. Under current SEC rules, our management may conclude that our internal controls over our financial reporting are not effective. Even if our management concludes that our internal controls over financial reporting are effective, our independent registered public accounting firm may issue a report that is qualified if it is not satisfied with our controls or the level at which our controls are documented, designed, operated or reviewed, or if it interprets the relevant requirements differently from us. In the event that we are unable to have effective internal controls, investors and others may lose confidence in the reliability of our financial statements and our ability to obtain equity or debt financing as needed could suffer.

 

In addition, failure to implement required new or improved controls, or difficulties encountered in their implementation, could harm our operating results or cause us to fail to meet our reporting obligations. If we or our independent registered public accounting firm identify material weaknesses, the disclosure of that fact, even if quickly remedied, could reduce the market’s confidence in our financial statements and harm our stock price. In addition, if we are unable to continue to comply with Section 404, our non-compliance could subject us to a variety of administrative sanctions, including the inability of registered broker-dealers to make a market in our common stock, which could reduce our stock price.

 

A continued decline in general economic conditions and disruption of financial markets may, among other things, reduce the discretionary income of consumers or further erode advertising markets, which could adversely affect our business.

 

Our operations are affected by general economic conditions, which affect consumers’ disposable income. The demand for entertainment and leisure activities tends to be highly sensitive to the level of consumers’ disposable income. Declines in general economic conditions could reduce the level of discretionary income that our fans and potential fans have to spend on consumer products and entertainment, which could adversely affect our revenues. Volatility and disruption of financial markets could limit our advertisers’, sponsors’, and/or promoters’ ability to obtain adequate financing to maintain operations and result in a decrease in sales volume that could have a negative impact on our business, financial condition and results of operations. Continued softness in the market could adversely affect our revenues or the financial viability of our distributors.

 

The advertising market is particularly volatile and we may not be able to effectively adjust to such volatility.

 

Advertising spending is volatile and sensitive to changes in the economy. Our advertising customers may reduce the amount they spend on our media for a number of reasons, including, without limitation:

 

  a downturn in economic conditions;
     
  a deterioration of the ratings of their programs; or
     
  a decline in advertising spending in general.

 

We may be unable to maintain or increase our advertising fees and sales, which could negatively affect our ability to generate revenues in the future. A decrease in demand for advertising in general, and for our advertising services in particular, could materially and adversely affect our operating results.

 

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Our conventions bring large groups of people together, which business model is being threatened by COVID-19.

 

We are primarily in the convention business, the success of which is dependent upon the ability to bring large numbers of people together. At the present time this is not possible due to the effects of COVID-19. Our last convention was held on March 6, 2020, which was a good success. Our next convention is not scheduled at this time. If the effects of COVID-19 are not resolved soon, it will continue to have an ongoing material effect on our business.

 

Risks Related To Our Securities

 

Our common stock is quoted on the OTCBB and OTCQB, which may have an unfavorable impact on our stock price and liquidity.

 

Our common stock is quoted on the OTCBB and OTCQB. The quotation of our shares on the OTCBB and OTCQB may result in a less liquid market available for existing and potential stockholders to trade shares of our common stock, could depress the trading price of our common stock and could have a long-term adverse impact on our ability to raise capital in the future.

 

There is limited liquidity on the OTCBB and OTCQB, which enhances the volatile nature of our equity.

 

When fewer shares of a security are being traded on the OTCBB and OTCQB, volatility of prices may increase and price movement may outpace the ability to deliver accurate quote information. Due to lower trading volumes in shares of our common stock, there may be a lower likelihood that orders for shares of our common stock will be executed, and current prices may differ significantly from the price that was quoted at the time of entry of the order.

 

Our stock price is likely to be highly volatile because of our limited public float.

 

The market price of our common stock is likely to be highly volatile because there has been a relatively thin trading market for our stock, which causes trades of small blocks of stock to have a significant impact on our stock price. You may not be able to resell shares of our common stock following periods of volatility because of the market’s adverse reaction to volatility. Other factors that could cause such volatility may include, among other things: actual or anticipated fluctuations in our operating results; the absence of securities analysts covering us and distributing research and recommendations about us; overall stock market fluctuations; economic conditions generally; announcements concerning our business or those of our competitors; our ability to raise capital when we require it, and to raise such capital on favorable terms; conditions or trends in the industry; litigation; changes in market valuations of other similar companies; announcements by us or our competitors of significant contracts, acquisitions, strategic partnerships or joint ventures; future sales of common stock; actions initiated by the SEC or other regulatory bodies; and general market conditions. Any of these factors could have a significant and adverse impact on the market price of our common stock. These broad market fluctuations may adversely affect the trading price of our common stock.

 

The ownership by Paul Kessler of our common stock will likely limit your ability to influence corporate matters.

 

Mr. Paul Kessler, one of our directors, is the beneficial owner of a substantial amount of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock. As a result, our Mr. Kessler has significant influence over most matters that require approval by our stockholders, including the election of directors and approval of significant corporate transactions, even if other stockholders oppose them. This concentration of ownership might also have the effect of delaying or preventing a change of control of our Company that other stockholders may view as beneficial.

 

In order to raise sufficient funds to expand our operations, we may have to issue additional securities at prices which may result in substantial dilution to our shareholders.

 

If we raise additional funds through the sale of equity or convertible debt, our current stockholders’ percentage ownership will be reduced. In addition, these transactions may dilute the value of our common shares outstanding. We may also have to issue securities that may have rights, preferences and privileges senior to our common stock.

 

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Our stock is thinly traded, so an investor may be unable to sell at or near ask prices or at all.

 

The shares of our common stock are traded on the OTCBB and OTCQB and are thinly traded, meaning that the number of persons interested in purchasing our common stock at or near ask prices at any given time may be relatively small or non-existent. This situation is attributable to a number of factors, including the fact that we are a smaller reporting company that is relatively unknown to stock analysts, stockbrokers, institutional investors and others in the investment community who generate or influence sales volume. Even in the event that we come to the attention of such persons, they would likely be reluctant to follow an unproven company such as ours or purchase or recommend the purchase of our shares until such time as we become more seasoned and viable. As a consequence, our stock price may not reflect an actual or perceived value. Also, there may be periods of several days or more when trading activity in our shares is minimal or non-existent, as is currently the case, as compared to a seasoned issuer that has a large and steady volume of trading activity that will generally support continuous sales without an adverse effect on share price. A broader or more active public trading market for our common shares may not develop or if developed, may not be sustained. Due to these conditions, you may not be able to sell your shares at or near ask prices or at all if you need money or otherwise desire to liquidate your shares.

 

Currently, there is a limited public market for our securities, and there can be no assurances that any public market will ever develop and, even if developed, it is likely to be subject to significant price fluctuations.

 

We have a trading symbol for our common stock, namely ‘WIZD’. However, our stock has been thinly traded, if at all. Consequently, there can be no assurances as to whether:

 

  any market for our shares will develop;
     
  the prices at which our common stock will trade; or
     
  the extent to which investor interest in us will lead to the development of an active, liquid trading market. Active trading markets generally result in lower price volatility and more efficient execution of buy and sell orders for investors.

 

Until our common stock is fully distributed and an orderly market develops in our common stock, if ever, the price at which it trades is likely to fluctuate significantly. Prices for our common stock will be determined in the marketplace and may be influenced by many factors, including the depth and liquidity of the market for shares of our common stock, developments affecting our business, including the impact of the factors referred to elsewhere in these risk factors, investor perception of our Company and general economic and market conditions. No assurances can be given that an orderly or liquid market will ever develop for the shares of our common stock.

 

We are subject to the “penny stock rules” which will make our securities more difficult to sell.

 

We are subject to the SEC’s “penny stock” rules because our securities sell below $5.00 per share. The penny stock rules require broker-dealers to deliver a standardized risk disclosure document prepared by the SEC which provides information about penny stocks and the nature and level of risks in the penny stock market. The broker-dealer must also provide the customer with current bid and offer quotations for the penny stock, the compensation of the broker-dealer and its salesperson, and monthly account statements showing the market value of each penny stock held in the customer’s account. In addition, the bid and offer quotations, and the broker-dealer and salesperson compensation information must be given to the customer orally or in writing prior to completing the transaction and must be given to the customer in writing before or with the customer’s confirmation.

 

Furthermore, the penny stock rules require that prior to a transaction, the broker dealer must make a special written determination that the penny stock is a suitable investment for the purchaser and receive the purchaser’s written agreement to the transaction. The penny stock rules are burdensome and may reduce purchases of any offerings and reduce the trading activity for our securities. As long as our securities are subject to the penny stock rules, the holders of such securities will find it more difficult to sell their securities.

 

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We are not likely to pay cash dividends in the foreseeable future.

 

We currently intend to retain any future earnings for use in the operation and expansion of our business. Accordingly, we do not expect to pay any cash dividends in the foreseeable future but will review this policy as circumstances dictate.

 

Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments.

 

None

 

Item 2. Properties.

 

On June 16, 2016, the Company entered into a Standard Multi-Tenant Sublease (“Sublease”) to occupy office space at 662 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90049 with Bristol Capital Advisors, LLC, an entity controlled by a member of the Company’s board of directors. The term of the Sublease is 5 years and 3 months, beginning on July 1, 2016 with monthly payments of $8,118. Upon execution of the sublease, the Company paid a security deposit of $9,137 and $199,238 for prepaid rent. The prepaid rent allowed the Company to obtain preferential lease terms and induced the landlord to make certain improvements to the property. Bristol Capital Advisors, LLC is not the owner of the subject premises (it is a tenant in the building) and Bristol Capital Advisors, LLC passes its actual and direct cost of the Company’s occupancy through to the Company without any fee, profit or markup. Bristol Capital Advisors, LLC did not profit from the pre-payment of rent. The lease term date is September 2021. The Company moved its offices and records to the offices of Barlock Fund LP in Park City, Utah during the fourth quarter 2020.

 

On April 18, 2020 the Company entered into a commercial lease for 3200 square feet office/warehouse space at 16142 Wyandotte Street, Van Nuys, California 91405. The monthly rental payment is $3,900.00. The term of the lease is five (5) years from May 1, 2020.

 

The Company does not own any real estate.

 

Item 3. Legal Proceedings.

 

The Company is not involved in any disputes and does not have any litigation matters pending which the Company believes could have a materially adverse effect on the Company’s financial condition or results of operations. There is no action, suit, proceeding, inquiry or investigation before or by any court, public board, government agency, self-regulatory organization or body pending or, to the knowledge of the executive officers of our Company or any of our subsidiaries, threatened against or affecting our Company, our common stock, any of our subsidiaries or of our Company’s or our Company’s subsidiaries’ officers or directors in their capacities as such, in which an adverse decision could have a material adverse effect.

 

However, from time to time, we may become involved in various lawsuits and legal proceedings which arise in the ordinary course of business. Litigation is subject to inherent uncertainties, and an adverse result in these or other matters may arise from time to time that may harm our business.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

Not Applicable.

 

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Part II

 

Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

 

Reverse Stock Split

 

Following the board of directors approval, the Company filed a Certificate of Change to its Articles of Incorporation (the “Amendment”), with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware to effectuate a one-for-twenty (1:20) reverse stock split (the “Reverse Stock Split”) for all classes of its stock, par value $0.0001 per share, without any change to its par value. The Amendment became effective on January 23, 2020. No fractional shares were issued in connection with the Reverse Stock Split as all fractional shares were “rounded up” to the next whole share.

 

All share and per share amounts for the common stock have been retroactively restated to give effect to the reverse splits.

 

(a) Market Information

 

Our shares of common stock are currently quoted on the OTCBB and OTCQB under the symbol “WIZD”.

 

The following table sets forth the high and low bid price for our common stock for each quarter during the past two fiscal years. All prices for the calendar quarters during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, reflect the impact of the 1 for 20 reverse split of our common stock that went into effect on February 27, 2020. The prices reflect inter-dealer quotations, do not include retail mark-ups, markdowns or commissions and do not necessarily reflect actual transactions. Quote information was obtained from Yahoo Finance.

 

Period  High   Low 
         
January 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019  $0.218   $0.050 
           
April 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019  $0.200   $0.096 
           
July 1, 2019 through September 30, 2019  $0.215   $0.130 
           
October 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019  $0.136   $0.052 
           
January 1, 2020 through March 31, 2020  $5.800   $0.070 
           
April 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020  $1.850   $0.174 
           
July 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020  $1.700   $0.800 
           
October 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020  $1.050   $0.550 

 

On March 24, 2021, the stock closed at $5.10.

 

(b) Holders

 

As of March 31, 2021, a total of 3,506,752 shares of the Company’s common stock were outstanding and held by 29 shareholders of record. This figure does not take into account those shareholders whose certificates are held in the name of broker-dealers or other nominees.

 

(c) Dividends

 

We have not declared or paid any dividends on our common stock and intend to retain any future earnings to fund the development and growth of our business. Therefore, we do not anticipate paying dividends on our common stock for the foreseeable future. There are no restrictions on our present ability to pay dividends to stockholders of our common stock, other than those prescribed by Delaware law.

 

Transfer Agent

 

V Stock Transfer, LLC

18 Lafayette Place

Woodmere, NY 11598

 

Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities

 

There were no sales of unregistered securities during the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2020. All sales of unregistered securities prior to the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2020, have been disclosed in prior periodic filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

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Special Sales Practice Requirements with Regard to “Penny Stocks”

 

To protect investors from patterns of fraud and abuse that have occurred in the market for low priced securities commonly referred to as “penny stocks,” the SEC has adopted regulations that generally define a “penny stock” to be any equity security having a market price (as defined) less than $5.00 per share, or an exercise price of less than $5.00 per share, subject to certain exceptions. Our stock is subject to the “penny stock” regulations during periods in which the price is below $5.00 per share. During any such periods, broker-dealers selling our common stock are subject to additional sales practices when they sell our stock to persons other than established clients and “accredited investors.” For transactions covered by these rules, before the transaction is executed, the broker-dealer must make a special customer suitability determination, receive the purchaser’s written consent to the transaction and deliver a risk disclosure document relating to the penny stock market. The broker-dealer must also disclose the commission payable to both the broker-dealer and the registered representative taking the order, current quotations for the securities and, if applicable, the fact that the broker-dealer is the sole market maker and the broker-dealer’s presumed control over the market. Monthly statements must be sent disclosing recent price information for the penny stock held in the account and information on the limited market in penny stocks. Such “penny stock” rules may restrict trading in our common stock and may deter broker-dealers from effecting transactions in our common stock.

 

Item 6. Selected Financial Data

 

Not Applicable. The Company is a “smaller reporting company” and not subject to the Selected Financial Data requirement of Item 6.

 

Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

THE FOLLOWING DISCUSSION OF OUR PLAN OF OPERATION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS SHOULD BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND RELATED NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS INCLUDED ELSEWHERE IN THIS REPORT. THIS DISCUSSION CONTAINS FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS THAT RELATE TO FUTURE EVENTS OR OUR FUTURE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE. THESE STATEMENTS INVOLVE KNOWN AND UNKNOWN RISKS, UNCERTAINTIES AND OTHER FACTORS THAT MAY CAUSE OUR ACTUAL RESULTS, LEVELS OF ACTIVITY, PERFORMANCE OR ACHIEVEMENTS TO BE MATERIALLY DIFFERENT FROM ANY FUTURE RESULTS, LEVELS OF ACTIVITY, PERFORMANCE OR ACHIEVEMENTS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED BY THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS. THESE RISKS AND OTHER FACTORS INCLUDE, AMONG OTHERS, THOSE LISTED UNDER “FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS” AND “RISK FACTORS” AND THOSE INCLUDED ELSEWHERE IN THIS REPORT.

 

We intend that this discussion will provide information that will assist in understanding our financial statements, the changes in certain key items in those financial statements, and the primary factors that accounted for those changes, as well as how certain accounting principles affect our financial statements. This discussion should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and accompanying notes for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, included elsewhere in this report.

 

Prior to the onset of the age of Covid-19 the Company produced live pop culture conventions (“Comic Conventions”) across the United States providing a social networking and entertainment venue for enthusiasts of movies, TV shows, video games, technology, toys, social networking, gaming, comic books, and graphic novels. Our Comic Conventions have provided an opportunity for companies in the entertainment, toy, gaming, publishing and retail business to carry out sales, marketing, product promotion, public relations, advertising, and sponsorship efforts. However, at present, because of the substantial uncertainties concerning the course and scope of the current situation with the Covid-19 virus, it is currently clear that no live events will be produced by the Company during Q4 of 2020. It is presently unknowable how long the current situation with Covid-19 will continue and what impact the Covid-19 situation will ultimately have upon the Company. Because of the Covid-19 situation, the Company has not been able to produce a live event since March 8, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. Events that had been planned for 2020 have been postponed into 2021. Currently no live events are scheduled for the remainder of 2020. Live events are scheduled for New Orleans and Philadelphia in January 2021. However, at this point it is unknowable if such scheduled events can take place or not, with the determination being solely dependent on the progression of the Covid-19 virus, and the imposition of governmental authority either allowing or disallowing the mounting of live events.

 

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Despite the unprecedented challenges experienced by the global economy this past year, the Company’s businesses, specifically the live events and hospitality industries (in which the Jevo machine plays), weathered the seismic shift in March when live events and many hospitality venues shut down due to COVID. Despite the decimation of these sectors, we successfully pivoted our business models to continue to bring in steady revenue while expanding our consumer base. The businesses of the Company currently consist of: (i) Live Event Comic Conventions, (ii) Virtual pop-culture events, (iii) Sales of memorabilia and collectibles; and, (iii) Manufacturing and sale of the Jevo appliance.

 

As we move into 2021, our strategies continue to evolve. The Company is repositioning its approach: after completing over 200 streaming virtual online events, Wizard Virtual will continue to create and build global interactive online communities for affinity groups by sourcing, producing, marketing, and streaming exclusive proprietary events and Signature Series content. At Jevo, we’re introducing the machine into new verticals - all actions that should help us thrive in a still-uncertain marketplace.

 

Strategy

 

There has recently been considerable interest in a consumer category of digital products known as NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens). NFTs are collectibles where various objects (including pictures, music and video) are digitized. The digital version of the object is sold as a unique, blockchain-authenticated collectible.

 

In recent months many companies have entered this space. However, Wizard Brands, Inc., because of its existing enterprises, is perhaps uniquely situated to enter the NFT marketplace on a scale at which no other new market entrant into this space can achieve.

 

Although the NFT market is currently gaining considerable attention in the press, and is achieving traction with consumers, it is impossible to know the ultimate size and significance of the NFT marketplace.

 

Wizard Brands, Inc., having captured thousands of hours of video elements, consisting of millions of desirable frames of content, and possessing an extensive collection of celebrity collectables and its current market position in the pop-culture consumer products, is likely very favorably-positioned to attract attention and market share as it enters this sector. Additionally, the fan base that comprises Wizard’s largest constituency is already active in the digital space and the brand extension into digital collectibles is a natural progression into a new and vibrant marketplace. Because Wizard already owns content, and has the marketing and distribution apparatus already in place, the potential for the Company to realize impressive margins in the NFT space is manifest.

 

Due largely to the enormous changes in society during the past year, online activity and connection through virtual communities are more important than ever. We see great opportunity to build on our established equity as the online destination for like-minded affinity groups.

 

Through its digital initiatives Wizard Brands desires to become the online destination for affinity groups to gain behind-the-scenes and unique experiences they can’t otherwise access.

 

As we continue to grow of Subscription Series, subjects that we are currently sourcing and looking to produce as Signatures Series will include:

 

  Hunting and Fishing;
     
  Self Defense;
     
  Sports Teams (professional and collegiate);
     
  Football, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, etc.;
     
  Musicians;
     
  Authors;
     
  Baking / Cooking;
     
  Home and Garden;
     
  Auto racing and enthusiasts;
     
  Mainstream television; and
     
  Comics / Comic series / CosPlay.

 

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Everyone who participates in the Signature Series will benefit: from the fans who gain direct, personal, and interactive access to talent and influencers, to the talent and influencers who will realize vast opportunities (including financial) to connect and expand their fan bases. Wizard Virtual, which will own content, collect live and residual income and constantly generate new merchandising opportunities, will see its affinity communities continue to grow as we expand our offerings.

 

The opportunities these Signature Series will open up to monetization are highly compelling. From collectors’ items to limited release products, from insider access to early release products to retail tie-ins, sponsorships and advertising — the possibilities are exponential.

 

As we continue to develop our subscription-based series model for our intensely engaged and loyal communities, we aim to achieve five objectives:

 

  Increased and residual revenue;
     
  Digital product sales and cross-promotions with other businesses;
     
  Platform for influencers to increase their base, earn money, and amplify their message;
     
  Further grow our base of consumers to whom we can market content, merchandise, and experiences; and
     
  Enrich content library across a wide swath of interests.

 

Our objective is to continue to create an expanded and qualitatively enhanced digital presence to leverage the Company’s digital extensions to become a dominant voice and destination for pop culture enthusiasts across multiple media platforms. Key elements of our strategy include:

 

  producing high quality Comic Conventions events across the United States to entertain fans and to allow for promotion of consumer products and entertainment;
     
  produce rich content and leveraging the content created at the Comic Conventions through digital media outlets such as websites, apps, emails, newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, among others, and producing new virtual experiences; and
     
  obtaining sponsorships and promotions from media and entertainment companies for our Comic Conventions, including: (i) expanding our relationships with entertainment and media companies; and (ii) Continue efforts to control all costs including corporate overhead and convention production costs.

 

Finally, during 2019 and 2020, the Company has utilized internal controls, operating procedures and techniques to control costs. These operating changes have included staff cuts and the realignment of various operating functions within the Company.

 

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Results of Operations

 

Summary of Statements of Operations for the Years Ended December 31, 2020 and 2019:

 

   Year Ended 
   December 31, 2020   December 31, 2019 
Revenues  $4,518,163   $10,578,316 
Cost of revenues  $3,006,575   $9,673,685 
Gross margin  $1,511,588   $904,631 
Operating expenses  $2,828,606   $2,762,037 
Loss from operations  $(1,317,018)  $(1,857,406)
Other expenses  $(623,383)  $(304,449)
Net loss attributable to common shareholder  $(1,854,609)  $(2,161,855)
Loss per common share – basic  $(0.53)  $(0.62)
Loss per common share – diluted  $(0.53)  $(0.62)

 

Revenue

 

Revenue was $10,578,316 for the year ended December 31, 2019, as compared to $4,518,163 for the comparable period ended December 31, 2020, a decrease of $6,060,153. The decrease is revenue was a result of the impact of Covid-19 on the ability of Company to produce live events. Of the total revenue for the year, $2,610,123 was derived from the live events we were able to hold during the first fiscal quarter and $1,915,744 was derived from other sources of revenue we were able to develop during the balance of the year.

 

Because of the Covid-19 situation the Company produced no live events during the Second, Third, and Fourth Quarters of 2020. Rather, the Company, commencing on March 31, 2020 commenced the production of virtual events. Between March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2020 present, the Company has produced approximately 200 virtual events. For the year revenue from the virtual events was $1,466,714.

 

In addition to the virtual events that were produced, the Company also engaged in e-commerce through the Wizard World Vault and on the eBay platform. During the year, the revenue contributed by e-commerce was $412,325.

 

Convention revenue was $2,610,123 for the year ended December 31, 2020 as compared to $10,578,316 for the comparable period a decrease of $7,968,193. During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company produced a total of 3 shows compared to 14 events in the year ended December 31, 2019. As noted above, the Company produced no live shows during the Second, Third and Fourth Quarters.

 

Gross Profit

 

Gross profit percentage, after considering cost of revenues, increased to 33.5% during the year ended December 31, 2020, up from 8.6% during the year ended December 31, 2019. The gross profit percentage increase was attributable in part to the significantly lower operating costs of operating virtual events and e-commerce versus live events.

 

Other Income

 

Paycheck Protection Program

 

On March 27, 2020 the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) was enacted and included a provision for the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) to implement its Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). The PPP provides small businesses with funds to pay payroll costs, including some benefits over a covered period of up to 24 weeks. Funds received under the PPP may also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. Subject to certain criteria being met, all or a portion of the loan may be forgiven. The loans bear interest at an annual rate of one percent (1%), are due two (2) years from the date of issuance, and all payments are deferred for the first six (6) months of the loan. Any unforgiven balance of loan principal and accrued interest at the end of the six (6) month loan deferral period is amortized in equal monthly installments over the remaining 18-months of the loan term. On April 30, 2020, the Company closed a $197,600 SBA guaranteed PPP loan. The Company expects to use the loan proceeds as permitted and apply for and receive forgiveness for the entire loan amount. As of September 30, 2020, the outstanding balance under the loan was $197,600.

 

Small Business Administration Loan

 

On June 9, 2020, the Company executed a loan agreement with the SBA. The Company received aggregate proceeds of $149,900 under the loan which shall accrue interest at a rate of 3.75% and will mature in June 2050. As of September 30, 2020, the outstanding balance under the loan was $149,900.

 

Operating Expenses

 

Operating expenses for the year ended December 31, 2019, were $2,762,037, as compared to $2,828,606 for the year ended December 31, 2020. The increase is primarily attributable to the integration of the Jevo operations which increased the consulting fees and general and administrative expenses in addition to an increase of stock-based compensation. These increases were offset by a decrease in employee salaries and benefits. General and administrative expenses increased by $183,044 from the comparative period of the prior year.

 

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Loss from Operations

 

Loss from operations for the year ended December 31, 2019, was $1,857,406 as compared to a loss from operations of $1,317,018 for the year ended December 31, 2020. The positive variance was primarily attributable to the transition from producing live events to producing virtual events and establishing the e-commerce operations, as well as costs associated with the acquisition of the Jevo operating unit and the assimilation of the Jevo unit into the Company.

 

Other Expenses

 

Other expenses for the year ended December 31, 2020 was $623,383, as compared to $304,449 for the year ended December 31, 2019. In each case, the expense was interest expense related to convertible notes and corresponding debt discount.

 

Net Loss Attributable to Common Stockholder

 

Net loss attributable to common stockholders for the year ended December 31, 2020, was $1,854,609 or loss per basic share of $0.53, compared to a net loss of $2,161,855 or loss per basic share of $0.62, for the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

Inflation did not have a material impact on the Company’s operations for the applicable period. Other than the foregoing, management knows of no trends, demands, or uncertainties that are reasonably likely to have a material impact on the Company’s results of operations.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

The following table summarizes total current assets, liabilities and working capital at December 31, 2020 compared to December 31, 2019:

 

   December 31, 2020   December 31, 2019   Increase/(Decrease) 
Current Assets  $2,217,487   $3,217,922   $(1,000,435)
Current Liabilities  $7,065,862   $7,703,779   $(637,917)
Working Capital (Deficit)  $(4,848,375)  $(4,485,857)  $(362,518)

 

At December 31, 2020, we had a working capital deficit of $4,848,375 as compared to working capital deficit of $4,485,857, at December 31, 2019, a change of $362,518. The change in working capital is primarily attributable to a decrease in cash and cash equivalents and prepaid convention expenses and an increase in inventory, accounts payable and accrued expenses offset by a decrease in unearned revenue.

 

Net Cash

 

Net cash used in operating activities for the year ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 was $1,070,718 and $705,603, respectively. The net loss for the year ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, was $1,940,401 and $2,161,855, respectively.

 

Going Concern Analysis

 

The Company had a loss from operations of $1,317,018 and $1,857,406 for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. On December 31, 2020, we had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $1.9 million and a working capital deficit of $4.8 million. We have evaluated the significance of these conditions in relation to our ability to meet our obligations, which had previously raised doubts about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern through March 2022. However, the Company believes that the effects of its cost savings efforts with regard to corporate overhead and show production expenses together with the initiation of virtual activities and e-commerce, will guide the Company in a positive direction as we continue to strive to attain profitability.

 

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However, because of the current situation with the Covid-19 virus, the Company was unable to produce any live events after the First Quarter of 2020. At present it is unclear how many live events will actually be produced by the Company in 2021. It is presently unknowable how long the current situation with Covid-19 will continue and what impact the Covid-19 situation will ultimately have upon the Company in 2020 and 2021. At this point, the Company has postponed all of the live shows that it has scheduled for 2020. In the face of the impact of Covid-19 on live events generally, the Company has focused on producing virtual events. The first such virtual event was an interactive fan experience which took place on March 31, 2020 and since that time the Company has produced approximately 150 virtual events. In addition, the Company has moved into e-commerce with online sales of collectables and the creation of the “Wizard World Vault” as a site for consumers to purchase pop-culture memorabilia and collectables.

 

In addition to its cost containment strategies, the Company identified opportunities to rapidly move into the areas of (I) retailing collectables, (ii) providing virtual opportunities to fans to interact with celebrities, (iii) creating live and virtual events and conferences focused on new subject matter and affinities, and (iv) engaging in M&A opportunities.

 

On December 19, 2019, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Barlock 2019 Fund, LP (the “Purchaser”), for the sale of the Company’s securities, comprised of (I) a $2,500,000 convertible debenture, convertible at a price of $2.50 per share, and (ii) warrants to acquire 300,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $2.50 per share. The warrants are now exercisable at $0.25 per share due to anti-dilution protections contained in the securities. As a condition to Purchaser entering into the Purchase Agreement, the Company entered into a security agreement in favor of the Purchaser, granting a security interest in substantially all of the property of the Company, whether presently owned or existing or hereafter acquired or coming into existence, including but not limited to, its ownership interests in its subsidiaries, to secure the prompt payment, performance and discharge in full of all of the Company’s obligations under the debenture. The security interest is on equal footing with certain other creditors of the Company. The Company received $2,500,000 in cash from the offering of the securities but was required to pay out of the closing proceeds Purchaser’s attorney’s fees in the amount of $25,000. The Company has agreed with the Purchaser that the funds received will be restricted and utilized only for M&A opportunities, new business ventures, brand extensions and the creation of new vertical opportunities by the Company. The subject debenture contains a “ratchet” provision that adjusts the conversion rates of the notes to the lowest rate the Company has agreed to issue stock. The effect of repricing board and employee options to $0.25 reset the conversion rates the note to $0.25. In light of the financial stress Covid-19 has placed on the Company the holder of the note has agreed to not require payment due under the outstanding notes until December 31, 2022. The debenture contains a “ratchet” provisions that adjusts the conversion rate of the debenture to the lowest rate the Company has agreed to issue stock. The effect of repricing board and employee options to $0.25 reset the conversion rates of the debenture to $0.25. In light of the financial stress Covid-19 has placed on the Company the holder of the debenture has agreed to not require payment due under each of the outstanding debenture until December 31, 2022.

 

Additionally, if necessary, management believes that both related parties (management and members of the Board of Directors of the Company) and potential external sources of debt and/or equity financing may be obtained based on management’s history of being able to raise capital from both internal and external sources coupled with current favorable market conditions, It is understood however, that although there is a recent history of related-parties providing a source of financing, there is no absolute certainty that any such related-party financing can be obtained on a going-forward basis. Therefore, the accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern.

 

The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments to reflect the possible future effects on the recoverability and classification of assets or the amounts and classification of liabilities that may result from the matters discussed herein. While the Company believes in the viability of management’s strategy to generate sufficient revenue, control costs and the ability to raise additional funds if necessary, there can be no assurances to that effect. The Company’s ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon the ability to further implement the business plan, generate sufficient revenues and to control operating expenses.

 

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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

As of December 31, 2020, the Company had no off-balance sheet arrangements.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

We believe that the following accounting policies are the most critical to aid you in fully understanding and evaluating this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation.” Critical accounting policies and practices are those that are both most important to the portrayal of the Company’s financial condition and results and require management’s most difficult, subjective, or complex judgments, often as a result of the need to make estimates about the effects of matters that are inherently uncertain. The Company’s significant and critical accounting policies and practices are disclosed below as required by generally accepted accounting principles.

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The Company’s consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”).

 

Use of Estimates and Assumptions and Critical Accounting Estimates and Assumptions

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the dates of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Principles of Consolidation

 

The consolidated financial statements include all accounts of the entities as of the reporting period ending date(s) and for the reporting period(s).

 

Property and Equipment

 

Property and equipment is stated at historical cost less accumulated depreciation and amortization. Depreciation and amortization is computed on a straight-line basis over the estimated useful lives of the assets, varying from 2 to 7 years or, when applicable, the life of the lease, whichever is shorter.

 

The impairment charges, if any, are included in operating expenses in the accompanying statements of operations.

 

Intangible assets

 

Intangible assets represent intangible assets acquired in connection with the Company’s purchase of Jevo patents and technology. The transaction was not a business combination or acquisition of a business.

 

The intangible assets are expected to be amortized using a straight-line method consistent with the expected future cash flows related to the intangible asset. Amortized intangible assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances exist that indicate the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. When indicators of impairment exist, an estimate of undiscounted net cash flows is used in measuring whether the carrying amount of the asset or related asset group is recoverable.

 

Measurement of the amount of impairment, if any, is based upon the difference between the asset or asset group’s carrying value and fair value. Fair value is determined through various valuation techniques, including market and income approaches as considered necessary.

 

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Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

 

Long-lived assets are comprised of intangible assets and property and equipment. Long-lived assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the asset may not be recoverable. An estimate of undiscounted future cash flows produced by the asset, or the appropriate grouping of assets, is compared to the carrying value to determine whether an impairment exists, pursuant to the provisions of FASB ASC 360-10 “Accounting for the Impairment of Long-Lived Assets and for Long-Lived Assets to Be Disposed Of”. If an asset is determined to be impaired, the loss is measured based on quoted market prices in active markets, if available. If quoted market prices are not available, the estimate of fair value is based on various valuation techniques, including a discounted value of estimated future cash flows and fundamental analysis. The Company reports an asset to be disposed of at the lower of its carrying value or its estimated net realizable value. The Company did not record any impairment for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, as there were no triggering events or changes in circumstances that indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable.

 

Leases

 

On January 1, 2019, the Company adopted ASC 842 using the modified retrospective approach and recognized a right of use (“ROU”) asset and liability in the consolidated balance sheet in the amount of $252,980 related to the operating lease for office space. Results for the year ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 are presented under ASC 842, while prior period amounts were not adjusted and continue to be reported in accordance with the legacy accounting guidance under ASC Topic 840, Leases.

 

As part of the adoption, we elected the practical expedients permitted under the transition guidance within the new standard, which among other things, allowed us to:

 

  1. Continue applying our current policy for accounting for land easements that existed as of, or expired before, January 1, 2019.
     
  2. Not separate non-lease components from lease components and instead to account for each separate lease component and the non-lease components associated with that lease component as a single lease component.
     
  3. Not to apply the recognition requirements in ASC 842 to short-term leases.
     
  4. Not record a right of use asset or right of use liability for leases with an asset or liability balance that would be considered immaterial.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company follows the FASB Accounting Standards Codification ASC 606 for revenue recognition. The Company will recognize revenue when it is realized or realizable and earned. The Company considers revenue realized or realizable and earned when all of the following criteria are met:

 

1) Identify the contract with a customer

 

A contract with a customer exists when (i) the Company enters into an enforceable contract with a customer that defines each party’s rights regarding the services to be transferred and identifies the payment terms related to these services, (ii) the contract has commercial substance and, (iii) the Company determines that collection of substantially all consideration for services that are transferred is probable based on the customer’s intent and ability to pay the promised consideration. The Company applies judgment in determining the customer’s ability and intention to pay, which is based on a variety of factors including the customer’s historical payment experience or, in the case of a new customer, published credit and financial information pertaining to the customer.

 

2) Identify the performance obligations in the contract

 

Performance obligations promised in a contract are identified based on the services that will be transferred to the customer that are both capable of being distinct, whereby the customer can benefit from the service either on its own or together with other resources that are readily available from third parties or from the Company, and are distinct in the context of the contract, whereby the transfer of the services is separately identifiable from other promises in the contract. To the extent a contract includes multiple promised services, the Company must apply judgment to determine whether promised services are capable of being distinct and distinct in the context of the contract. If these criteria are not met the promised services are accounted for as a combined performance obligation.

 

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3) Determine the transaction price

 

The transaction price is determined based on the consideration to which the Company will be entitled in exchange for transferring services to the customer. To the extent the transaction price includes variable consideration, the Company estimates the amount of variable consideration that should be included in the transaction price utilizing either the expected value method or the most likely amount method depending on the nature of the variable consideration. Variable consideration is included in the transaction price if, in the Company’s judgment, it is probable that a significant future reversal of cumulative revenue under the contract will not occur. None of the Company’s contracts as of December 31, 2019 contained a significant financing component.

 

4) Allocate the transaction price to performance obligations in the contract

 

If the contract contains a single performance obligation, the entire transaction price is allocated to the single performance obligation. However, if a series of distinct services that are substantially the same qualifies as a single performance obligation in a contract with variable consideration, the Company must determine if the variable consideration is attributable to the entire contract or to a specific part of the contract. For example, a bonus or penalty may be associated with one or more, but not all, distinct services promised in a series of distinct services that forms part of a single performance obligation. Contracts that contain multiple performance obligations require an allocation of the transaction price to each performance obligation based on a relative standalone selling price basis unless the transaction price is variable and meets the criteria to be allocated entirely to a performance obligation or to a distinct service that forms part of a single performance obligation. The Company determines standalone selling price based on the price at which the performance obligation is sold separately. If the standalone selling price is not observable through past transactions, the Company estimates the standalone selling price taking into account available information such as market conditions and internally approved pricing guidelines related to the performance obligations.

 

5) Recognize revenue when or as the Company satisfies a performance obligation

 

The Company satisfies performance obligations either over time or at a point in time. Revenue is recognized at the time the related performance obligation is satisfied by transferring a promised service to a customer.

 

Convention revenue is generally earned upon completion of the convention. Unearned convention revenue is deposits received for conventions that have not yet taken place, which are fully or partially refundable depending upon the terms and conditions of the agreements.

 

The Company recognizes cost of revenues in the period in which the revenues was earned. In the event the Company incurs cost of revenues for conventions that are yet to occur, the Company records such amounts as prepaid expenses and such prepaid expenses are expensed during the period the convention takes place.

 

Equity–based compensation

 

The Company recognizes compensation expense for all equity–based payments in accordance with ASC 718 “Compensation – Stock Compensation”. Under fair value recognition provisions, the Company recognizes equity–based compensation net of an estimated forfeiture rate and recognizes compensation cost only for those shares expected to vest over the requisite service period of the award.

 

Restricted stock awards are granted at the discretion of the Company. These awards are restricted as to the transfer of ownership and generally vest over the requisite service periods, typically over a four-year period (vesting on a straight–line basis). The fair value of a stock award is equal to the fair market value of a share of Company stock on the grant date.

 

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The fair value of option award is estimated on the date of grant using the Black–Scholes option valuation model. The Black–Scholes option valuation model requires the development of assumptions that are input into the model. These assumptions are the expected stock volatility, the risk–free interest rate, the expected life of the option, the dividend yield on the underlying stock and the expected forfeiture rate. Expected volatility is calculated based on the historical volatility of the Company’s Common stock over the expected option life and other appropriate factors. Risk–free interest rates are calculated based on continuously compounded risk–free rates for the appropriate term. The dividend yield is assumed to be zero as the Company has never paid or declared any cash dividends on our Common stock and does not intend to pay dividends on our Common stock in the foreseeable future. The expected forfeiture rate is estimated based on historical experience.

 

Determining the appropriate fair value model and calculating the fair value of equity–based payment awards requires the input of the subjective assumptions described above. The assumptions used in calculating the fair value of equity–based payment awards represent management’s best estimates, which involve inherent uncertainties and the application of management’s judgment. As a result, if factors change and the Company uses different assumptions, our equity–based compensation could be materially different in the future. In addition, the Company is required to estimate the expected forfeiture rate and recognize expense only for those shares expected to vest. If our actual forfeiture rate is materially different from our estimate, the equity–based compensation could be significantly different from what the Company has recorded in the current period.

 

Fair Value Measurements

 

The Company follows ASC 820-10 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification to measure the fair value of its financial instruments and disclosures about fair value of its financial instruments. ASC 820-10 establishes a framework for measuring fair value in accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (U.S. GAAP), and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. To increase consistency and comparability in fair value measurements and related disclosures, ASC 820-10 establishes a fair value hierarchy which prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value into three (3) broad levels. The three (3) levels of fair value hierarchy defined by ASC 820-10 are described below:

 

Level 1   Quoted market prices available in active markets for identical assets or liabilities as of the reporting date.
     
Level 2   Pricing inputs other than quoted prices in active markets included in Level 1, which are either directly or indirectly observable as of the reporting date.
     
Level 3   Pricing inputs that are generally unobservable inputs and not corroborated by market data.

 

Financial assets are considered Level 3 when their fair values are determined using pricing models, discounted cash flow methodologies or similar techniques and at least one significant model assumption or input is unobservable.

 

The fair value hierarchy gives the highest priority to quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs. If the inputs used to measure the financial assets and liabilities fall within more than one level described above, the categorization is based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement of the instrument.

 

The carrying amounts of the Company’s financial assets and liabilities, such as cash, accounts receivable, inventory, prepaid expenses and other current assets, accounts payable and accrued expenses approximate their fair values because of the short maturity of these instruments.

 

Transactions involving related parties typically cannot be presumed to be carried out on an arm’s-length basis, as the requisite conditions of competitive, free-market dealings may not exist. However, in the case of the convertible promissory note discussed in Note 5, the Company obtained a fairness opinion from an independent third party which supports that the transaction was carried out at an arm’s length basis.

 

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Income Taxes

 

The Company follows the asset and liability method of accounting for income taxes under FASB ASC 740, “Income Taxes.” Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the estimated future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that included the enactment date. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized.

 

FASB ASC 740 prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more likely than not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. There were no unrecognized tax benefits as of December 31, 2019 and 2018. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. No amounts were accrued for the payment of interest and penalties at December 31, 2019 and 2018. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position. The Company is subject to income tax examinations by major taxing authorities since inception.

 

The Company may be subject to potential examination by federal, state, and city taxing authorities in the areas of income taxes. These potential examinations may include questioning the timing and amount of deductions, the nexus of income among various tax jurisdictions, and compliance with federal, state, and city tax laws. The Company’s management does not expect that the total amount of unrecognized tax benefits will materially change over the next twelve months.

 

The Company is no longer subject to tax examinations by tax authorities for years prior to 2017.

 

Recently Adopted Accounting Guidance

 

In October 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-16, “Income Taxes (Topic 740): Intra-Entity Transfers of Assets Other than Inventory”, which eliminates the exception that prohibits the recognition of current and deferred income tax effects for intra-entity transfers of assets other than inventory until the asset has been sold to an outside party. The updated guidance is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption of the update is permitted. The adoption of ASU 2018-16 did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statement presentation or disclosures.

 

In August 2018, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2018-13, “Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Disclosure Framework - Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement”, which changes the fair value measurement disclosure requirements of ASC 820. This update is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and for interim periods within those fiscal years. The adoption of ASU 2018-13 did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statement presentation or disclosures.

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02 “Leases” (Topic 842) which amended guidance for lease arrangements to increase transparency and comparability by providing additional information to users of financial statements regarding an entity’s leasing activities. Subsequent to the issuance of Topic 842, the FASB clarified the guidance through several ASUs; hereinafter the collection of lease guidance is referred to as ASC 842. The revised guidance seeks to achieve this objective by requiring reporting entities to recognize lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet for substantially all lease arrangements.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

In March 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-04, “Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting.” ASU 2020-04 provides optional expedients and exceptions to account for contracts, hedging relationships and other transactions that reference LIBOR or another reference rate if certain criteria are met. The amendments of ASU No. 2020-04 are effective immediately, as of March 12, 2020, and may be applied prospectively to contract modifications made and hedging relationships entered into on or before December 31, 2022. The Company is evaluating the impact that the amendments of this standard would have on the Company’s consolidated financial statements

 

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In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, Income Taxes(Topic 740): “Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes”, which is intended to simplify the accounting for income taxes by removing certain exceptions to the general principles in Topic 740 and by clarifying and amending existing guidance to improve consistent application. This ASU is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2020. Early adoption is permitted. Certain amendments within this ASU are required to be applied on a retrospective basis, certain other amendments are required to be applied on a modified retrospective basis and all other amendments on a prospective basis. The Company is currently evaluating the impact the adoption of this standard will have on the consolidated financial statements.

 

In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-06, Debt—”Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity”. This ASU amends the guidance on convertible instruments and the derivatives scope exception for contracts in an entity’s own equity, and also improves and amends the related EPS guidance for both Subtopics. The ASU will be effective for annual reporting periods after December 15, 2021 and interim periods within those annual periods and early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the new guidance on its consolidated financial statements.

 

Management has evaluated all recent accounting pronouncements as issued by the FASB in the form of Accounting Standards Updates (“ASU”) through the date these financial statements were available to be issued and found no recent accounting pronouncements issued, but not yet effective accounting pronouncements, when adopted, will have a material impact on the financial statements of the Company.

 

Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure About Market Risk

 

Not Applicable. The Company is a “smaller reporting company.”

 

Item 8. Financial Statements

 

Our consolidated financial statements are contained in pages F-1 through F-28 which appear at the end of this Annual Report.

 

Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounts and Financial Disclosure

 

None

 

Item 9A. Controls and Procedures

 

(a) EVALUATION OF DISCLOSURE CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Pursuant to Rule 13a- 15(b) under the Exchange Act, the Company carried out an evaluation, with the participation of the Company’s management, including the Company’s Principal Executive Officer (“PEO”) and Principal Financial Officer (“PFO”), of the effectiveness of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as defined under Rule 13a-15(e) under the Exchange Act) as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based upon that evaluation, the Company’s PEO and PFO concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were not effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that the Company files or submits under the Exchange Act, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including the Company’s PEO and PFO, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

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(b) MANAGEMENT’S REPORT ON INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING

 

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting as required under applicable United States securities regulatory requirements. Internal control over financial reporting is defined in Rule 13a-15(f) or 15d-15(f) promulgated under the Exchange Act as a process designed by, or under the supervision of, the Company’s chief executive and chief financial officers and effected by the Board, management and other personnel, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and includes those policies and procedures that:

 

  1) Pertain to the maintenance of records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the issuer;
     
  2) Provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the issuer are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the registrant; and
     
  3) Provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of the issuer’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

 

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect all misstatements. A system of internal controls can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system are met, no matter how well the system is conceived or operated. Projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

 

Our management assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2020. In making this assessment, our management used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (“COSO”) in 2013 in Internal Control Integrated Framework. Based on that evaluation under this framework, our management concluded that our internal control over financial reporting was not effective because of the following material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting.

 

  1) Due to our small number of accounting employees and resources, we have limited segregation of duties, as a result of which there is insufficient independent review of duties performed; and
     
  2) In addition, management has not completed a full documentation of all processes and procedures as it relates to internal controls over financial reporting.

 

This annual report does not include an attestation report of our independent registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting because we are a “smaller reporting company.” Our management’s report was not subject to attestation by our independent registered public accounting firm pursuant to rules of the SEC that permit us to provide only management’s report in this annual report.

 

(c) CHANGES IN INTERNAL CONTROLS OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting, as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act, during our most recently completed fiscal quarter other than on November 24, 2020, John D. Maatta who had been serving as CEO and CFO resigned these officer positions and Scott D. Kaufman was elected CEO and Heidi C. Bowman was elected CFO. These changes resulted in a segregation of duties that is reasonably likely to materially affect our internal control over financial reporting.

 

The Company is committed to improving financial organization. As part of this commitment, management and the Board perform reviews of the Company’s policies and procedures as they relate to financial reporting in an effort to mitigate future risks of potential misstatements. The Company will continue to focus on developing and documenting internal controls and procedures surrounding the financial reporting process, primarily through the use of account reconciliations, and supervision.

 

Item 9B. Other Information

 

None.

 

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Part III

 

Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

 

Directors and Executive Officers

 

The following table indicates the name, age and position held by each of our executive officers and directors. Our officers were elected effective November 24, 2020, for two year terms. Their terms are renewable for one year terms thereafter. The term of office for a director is for one year or until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified by the stockholders.

 

Name   Age   Title
Scott D. Kaufman   48   CEO, President, and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Heidi C. Bowman   55   CFO, Chief Accounting Officer and Secretary
Paul L. Kessler   60   Director
John D. Maatta   69   Director
Greg Suess   48   Director
Michael Breen   58   Director

 

Certain biographical information with respect to our executive officers and directors.

 

Scott D. Kaufman, CEO, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors

 

Mr. Kaufman has nearly twenty years of experience of sourcing, financing and restructuring private and publicly traded companies, working with executives and boards of companies to manage their corporate growth initiatives and managing and trading a portfolio of debt and equity securities.

 

Currently, Mr. Kaufman is a founding member of Hillair Capital Management LLC. Hillair is an investment entity first organized in 2010 that finances, invests in and/or restructures emerging companies that are seeking transformative capital through debt and/ or preferred instruments. Mr. Kaufman leads the sourcing, due diligence, structuring and negotiating activities for Hillair with a constant focus on capital preservation. Mr. Kaufman has spearheaded changes within investments by acting as a “C” level officer, board member and a restructuring officer.

 

Previously, Scott was a Partner and Managing Director at Midsummer Capital, LLC. Midsummer Capital manages a group of investment funds that specialized in the financing of small capitalization public companies through negotiated private placements. Prior to Midsummer, Scott was a securities trader at Knight Capital Group, Inc

 

Mr. Kaufman received both a BA and a EMBA from Columbia University.

 

The Board believes Mr. Kaufman’s experience in financing and restructuring publicly traded companies will allow him to provide a significant contribution to the Company’s growth.

 

Heidi C. Bowman, CFO, Chief Accounting Officer and Secretary

 

Heidi C. Bowman has over 30 years of finance and accounting experience in a variety of industries including private equity, oil & gas and real estate. Ms. Bowman received her undergraduate degree from UCLA in Economics. Ms. Bowman has been self-employed as a CPA since January of 2000.

 

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Paul L. Kessler, Director

 

Mr. Kessler combines over 30 years of experience as an investor, financier and venture capitalist. In 2000, Mr. Kessler founded Bristol Capital Advisors, LLC, a Los Angeles based investment advisor, and has served as the Principal and Portfolio Manager from 2000 through the present. Mr. Kessler has broad experience in operating, financing, capital formation, negotiating, structuring and re-structuring investment transactions. He is involved in all aspects of the investment process including identification and engagement of portfolio companies. His investment experience encompasses both public and private companies. Mr. Kessler has actively worked with executives and boards of companies on corporate governance and oversight, strategic repositioning and alignment of interests with shareholders.

 

The Board believes that Mr. Kessler’s extensive experience in matters including capital formation, corporate finance, investment banking, founder, owner, operator of successful companies, corporate governance, as well as his understanding of capital markets, will provide a significant contribution to the growth of the Company.

 

John D. Maatta, Director

 

John D. Maatta has been a member of the Board since May 25, 2011, serving as Chairman of the Board from February 5, 2016 through April 22, 2016 and Mr. Maatta served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President since May 3, 2016. Mr. Maatta resigned as an officer of the Company on November 24, 2020. Since that time, he has been employed as a consultant to the Company and remains a member of the Board. Formerly, Mr. Maatta was engaged in the practice of law. Mr. Maatta also served as EVP of The CW Television Network, prior to which he was the Chief Operating Officer of The CW Network, which is America’s fifth broadcast network and a network that focuses substantially on targeting young adults between the ages of 18 and 34. From September 2005 through September 2006, Mr. Maatta served as the Chief Operating Officer of The WB, a Warner Bros. television network (“The WB”), where he had direct oversight of all business and operations departments, such as business affairs, finance, network distribution (which included The WB 100+ station group), technology, legal, research, network operations, broadcast standards and human resources. While Chief Operating Officer at The WB, Mr. Maatta also served as The WB’s General Counsel. Mr. Maatta is currently a director of Trader Vic’s, Inc., a Polynesian-style restaurant chain, a position he has held since 1998. Mr. Maatta received a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of San Francisco in 1974, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in 1977. Between 2013 and 2016 Mr. Maatta served as the President of UNICEF for the Southern California region, and is a current member of the UNICEF Southern California Board and the Chairman of the UNICEF Chinese Children’s Initiative. Mr. Maatta is also a member of the Southern California Board of the Asia Society.

 

The Board believes that Mr. Maatta’s experience with operating companies in the entertainment industry and his contacts in the industry are important factor in the Company’s growth as a digital entertainment and event company.

 

Greg Suess, Director

 

Greg Suess has been a director of our Company since May 9, 2011. In 2018 Mr. Suess co-founded Activist Artists Management, LLC, a Los Angeles-based management and consulting company that focuses on media and entertainment and provides comprehensive management services for its clients, including talent and brand management, managing partnerships, strategic alliances and marketing strategies that engage consumers through entertainment, music and lifestyle experiences. Since 1997 Mr. Suess has been with the law firm of Glaser, Weil, Fink, Howard, Avchen & Shapiro, LLP, where he is currently a Partner and focuses on general corporate law and media and entertainment. Mr. Suess holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern California (Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies), and holds a JD/MBA from Pepperdine University. Mr. Suess is a member of the State Bar of California.

 

The Board believes that Mr. Suess’ extensive experience and background in the media and entertainment industry complements the Company’s events business and its new initiatives and will provide a significant contribution to the Company’s growth.

 

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Michael Breen, Director

 

Mr. Breen is an English qualified solicitor and was the Managing Director of the Sports and Entertainment Division of Bank Insinger de Beaufort N.V., a wealth management organization and part of the BNP Paribas Group, one of the world’s largest banks. Mr. Breen was an equity partner with the law firm Clyde & Co, where he specialized in all aspects of sports and entertainment law. Mr. Breen also has extensive experience in event-based entertainment, having been responsible for the legal documentation relating to the world-famous UK music awards known as the Brit Awards. Mr. Breen holds an Honours LLB degree in law from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.

 

The Board believes Mr. Breen’s extensive experience in the entertainment industry will allow him to provide a significant contribution to the Company’s growth.

 

Family Relationships

 

There are no family relationships between any of our officers and directors.

 

Board of Directors

 

Our board of directors consists of five persons, two of whom are “independent” within the meaning of Rule 5605(a)(3) of the NASDAQ Marketplace. The three that are not independent are significant shareholders of the Company and one is also an executive officer of the Company.

 

Committees of the Board of Directors

 

Our Board currently has an Audit Committee, a Compensation Committee and a Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

 

Audit Committee

 

On March 17, 2013, the Board authorized the creation of an Audit Committee. Currently, the Audit Committee is comprised of two independent Directors: Michael Breen as Chairman and Gregory Suess. The Audit Committee’s functions include: selecting our independent registered public accountants; reviewing the results and scope of the audit and other services provided by our independent registered public accountants; reviewing our financial statements for each interim period and for our year end and our internal financial and accounting controls; and recommending, establishing and monitoring the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures. The Company retains outside financial experts to assist in its preparation of financial information and documents. The Audit Committee did not hold a meeting in 2020.

 

Compensation Committee

 

On March 17, 2013, the Board authorized the creation of a Compensation Committee. Currently, Gregory Suess serves as the Chair of the Compensation Committee which also includes Michael Breen. The Compensation Committee is responsible for establishing and administering our policies involving the compensation of all of our executive officers and establishing and recommending to our Board the terms and conditions of all employee and consultant compensation and benefit plans. The Compensation Committee did not hold a meeting in 2020.

 

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

 

On March 13, 2014, the Board authorized the creation of a Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Currently, Mr. Suess serves as the sole member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee reviews and provides oversight with regard to the Company’s corporate governance related policies and procedures and also recommends nominees to the Board and committees of the Board, develops and recommends to the Board corporate governance principles, and oversees the evaluation of the Board and management. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee did not hold a meeting in 2020.

 

Committee Charters

 

The Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee have adopted written charters which govern their conduct.

 

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Board Oversight in Risk Management

 

Risk is inherent with every business, and how well a business manages risk can ultimately determine its success. We face a number of risks, including liquidity risk, operational risk, strategic risk and reputation risk. Our Chief Executive Officer also serves as one of our directors. In the context of risk oversight, at the present stage of our operations we believe that our selection of one person to serve in both positions provides the Board with additional perspective which combines the operational experience of a member of management with the oversight focus of a member of the Board. The business and operations of the Company are managed by our Board as a whole, including oversight of various risks that the Company faces.

 

Compliance with Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act

 

Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act requires the Company’s directors, executive officers and persons who beneficially own 10% or more of a class of securities registered under Section 12 of the Exchange Act to file reports of beneficial ownership and changes in beneficial ownership with the SEC. Directors, executive officers and greater than 10% stockholders are required by the rules and regulations of the SEC to furnish the Company with copies of all reports filed by them in compliance with Section 16(a).

 

Based solely on our review of certain reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the reports required to be filed with respect to transactions in our common stock during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, were timely filed. Form 3s and Form 4s have been filed for the CEO and the CFO.

 

Code of Ethics

 

The Company has adopted a Code of Ethics.

 

Legal Proceedings

 

There are no material proceedings to which any director or officer, or any associate of any such director or officer, is a party that is adverse to our Company or any of our subsidiaries or has a material interest adverse to our Company or any of our subsidiaries. No director or executive officer has been a director or executive officer of any business which has filed a bankruptcy petition or had a bankruptcy petition filed against it during the past ten years. No director or executive officer has been convicted of a criminal offense or is the subject of a pending criminal proceeding during the past ten years. No director or executive officer has been the subject of any order, judgment or decree of any court permanently or temporarily enjoining, barring, suspending or otherwise limiting his involvement in any type of business, securities or banking activities during the past ten years. No director or officer has been found by a court to have violated a federal or state securities or commodities law during the past ten years.

 

Director Meetings

 

During 2020 the Board of Directors of Wizard Brands, Inc. held two (2) Board Meetings.

 

Communications with Directors

 

Stockholders may communicate with the Board of Directors by sending written communications addressed to the Board of Directors, or any individual director, to: Wizard Brands, Inc., 2700 Homestead Road, Park City, UT 84098. All communications will be forwarded to the Board of Directors or any individual director, as appropriate. In order to facilitate a response to any such communication, the Company’s Board of Directors suggests, but does not require, that any such submission include the name and contact information of the shareholder submitting the communication.

 

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Item 11. Executive Compensation

 

SUMMARY COMPENSATION TABLE

 

Name and Position(s)  Year   Salary($)   Option Awards($)   Total 
John D. Maatta (1)  2020   $73,235    0   $73,235 
CEO and CFO  2019   $125,000    2,322   $127,322 
Scott D. Kaufman (2)  2020   $0    0   $0 
CEO                   

 

 

(1)

Mr. Maatta served as the Company’s Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer for all of 2019 and during 2020 until November 24, 2020. Effective as of November 18, 2020 Mr. Maatta entered int a Consulting Agreement with Company for a term of one year under which he is compensated at the rate of $10,000.00 per month.

     
  (2) Mr. Kaufman was appointed CEO of the Company on November 24, 2020. During 2020 he was paid no cash compensation. However, on March 1, 2021, he was awarded 2,075 shares of Series A Preferred Stock having a stated value of $20,750 for services he provided to the Company as CEO from November 24, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

 

Employment Agreement with Scott D. Kaufman

 

On March 1, 2021, the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”) approved the Company’s entry into, and the Company entered into, an Employment Agreement, effective as of November 24, 2020 (the “Effective Date”), with Scott D. Kaufman to serve as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer for a term of two years, subject to automatic renewal for additional terms of one year unless either party gives prior written notice of non-renewal to the other party no later than 60 days prior to the expiration of the then-current term. Mr. Kaufman will receive an annual base salary of $250,000, provided that until such time as the Registrant has positive net income on a consolidated basis with its subsidiaries for a period of six months, the Registrant, in its sole discretion, may elect to pay Mr. Kaufman his Base Salary, in whole or in part, in the form of the Registrant’s Series A Preferred Stock. Mr. Kaufman is also eligible to receive an annual bonus as determined by the Compensation Committee of the Board and as approved by the Board. The Board also agreed, during the term of Mr. Kaufman’s employment, to take reasonable steps to appoint him to the Board, to maintain such appointment, and to nominate him as a director for the purposes of any meeting or consent of the Registrant’s stockholders electing directors during the term of his employment.

 

Upon the termination of Mr. Kaufman’s employment for any reason Mr. Kaufman will receive his accrued but unpaid compensation and vacation pay through the date of termination and any other benefits accrued to him under any benefit plans outstanding at such time, and the reimbursement of documented, unreimbursed expenses incurred prior to such date. Upon termination of Mr. Kaufman’s employment due to his death or Total Disability (as defined in his Employment Agreement), Mr. Kaufman or his estate or beneficiaries, as applicable, shall also receive six months of his base salary at the then-current rate, payable in a lump sum, continued provision for a period of 12 months of benefits under the benefit plans in which Mr. Kaufman was participating at the time of such termination, and payment on a pro-rated basis of any bonus or other payments earned in connection with any bonus plan in which Mr. Kaufman was participating at the time of such termination. Upon Mr. Kaufman’s termination of his employment for Good Reason (as defined in his Employment Agreement), Mr. Kaufman will also receive the greater of 12 months of his base salary at the then current rate or the remainder of the base salary due under his Employment Agreement, to be paid in equal bi-weekly installments at such times he would have received them if there was no termination, continued provision for a period of 12 months of benefits under benefit plans in which Mr. Kaufman was participating at the time of such termination, and payment on a pro-rated basis of any bonus or other payments earned in connection with any bonus plan in which Mr. Kaufman was participating at the time of such termination. All payments to Mr. Kaufman under his Employment Agreement are subject to withholding of applicable taxes.

 

Loan from officer

 

During the year ended December 31, 2019, the CEO made a non-interest bearing loan to the Company of $100,000. During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, an additional $125,000 was loaned to the Company, which together with other amounts paid on behalf of the Company, brought the total amount loaned to $351,000. The outstanding balance under the loan payable as of September 30, 2020, and December 31, 3019 was $0 and $100,000, respectively, and was included in accounts payable and accrued liabilities on the condensed consolidated balance sheet. On August 3, 2020 the Board of Directors resolved to convert the total amount of debt (including loans made to the Company and deferred compensation) owed to John D. Maatta, as of July 31, 2020, into 35,074 shares of Series A Preferred Stock. In addition, on August 3, 2020, as ratified on August 21, 2020 the Board of Directors elected to cancel the 2018 Maatta shares previously issued for outstanding deferred compensation and issue a new total of 85,868 shares of Series A Preferred stock

 

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Consulting Agreements

 

Bristol Capital, LLC – related party

 

On December 29, 2016, the Company, entered into a Consulting Services Agreement (the “Bristol Consulting Agreement”) with Bristol Capital, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company managed by Paul L. Kessler, the then non-executive Chairman of the Company. Pursuant to the Bristol Consulting Agreement, Mr. Kessler served as Executive Chairman of the Company. The initial term of the Bristol Consulting Agreement was from December 29, 2016 through March 28, 2017 (the “Initial Bristol Consulting Term”). The term of the Bristol Consulting Agreement will be automatically extended for additional terms of 90 day periods each (each additional term together with the Initial Bristol Consulting Term, the “Bristol Consulting Term”), unless either the Company or Bristol Capital, LLC gives prior written notice of non-renewal to the other party no later than thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of the then current Bristol Consulting Term.

 

During the Bristol Consulting Term, the Company will pay Bristol Capital, LLC a monthly fee (the “Monthly Fee”) of $18,750. For services rendered by Bristol Capital, LLC prior to entering into the Bristol Consulting Agreement, the Company will pay Bristol Capital, LLC the Monthly Fee, pro-rated, for the time between September 1, 2016 and December 29, 2016. Bristol Capital, LLC may also receive an annual bonus as determined by the Compensation Committee of the Board and approved by the Board. This agreement is still in effect.

 

In addition, the Company granted to Bristol Capital, LLC options to purchase up to an aggregate of 600,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, in accordance with the following vesting schedule and at the applicable exercise prices therein:

 

(i) 3,750 options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock, such options vesting upon the Effective Date of December 29, 2016 and expiring on December 29, 2021, at an exercise price of $10.00 per share;

 

(ii) 3,750 options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock, such options vesting on December 31, 2016 and expiring on December 29, 2021, at an exercise price of $10.00 per share;

 

(iii) 3,750 options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock, such options vesting on March 31, 2017 and expiring on December 29, 2021, at an exercise price of $11.00 per share;

 

(iv) 3,750 options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock, such options vesting on June 30, 2017 and expiring on December 29, 2021, at an exercise price of $11.00 per share;

 

(v) 3,750 options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock, such options vesting on September 30, 2017 and expiring on December 29, 2021, at an exercise price of $11.00 per share;

 

On August 3, 2020 the Board acknowledged and ratified the amounts of deferred compensation owed under the Consulting agreement in the amount of $881,250,000.00 and granted Series A preferred Stock to liquidate the entire amount of the debt that was owed. Additionally, on August 4, 2020 the Bristol Consulting Agreement was amended to provide for payment of the Consulting Fee payable thereunder either in cash or in Series “A” preferred stock, at the election of the Company

 

(vi) 3,750 options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock, such options vesting on December 31, 2017 and expiring on December 29, 2021, at an exercise price of $12.00 per share;

 

(vii) 3,750 options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock, such options vesting on March 31, 2018 and expiring on December 29, 2021, at an exercise price of $12.00 per share; and

 

(viii) 3,750 options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock, such options vesting on June 30, 2018 and expiring on December 29, 2021, at an exercise price of $12.00 per share.

 

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OUTSTANDING EQUITY AWARDS AT FISCAL YEAR-END

 

Name  Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Options Exercisable   Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Options
Unexercisable
   Equity Incentive Plan Awards: Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Unearned Options   Option
Exercise Price
   Option
Expiration Date
John D. Maatta, CEO and CFO   160,000    -    -   $12.00   5/11/21
Paul L. Kessler, Executive Chairman   45,000    -    -   $12.00   12/29/21

 

Director Compensation

 

The non-employee members of the Board (i) for their participation in meetings of the Board and its committees, are compensated $1,000 for in person meeting, and $250 - $500 per telephonic meeting, depending on the length of the telephonic meeting, and (ii) are provided a monthly retainer of $750 per month. During 2020 no cash compensation was paid to the members of the Board of Directors; rather such compensation remained accrued and unpaid. The intention is to issue stock to the Directors in place and stead of cash compensation with regard to the amounts that have been accrued and on a going-forward basis.

 

On October 16, 2018, the Company granted three members of the Board 15,000 options each to purchase the Company’s common stock with an exercise price of $3.40 per share, a term of 5 years, and a vesting period of 1 year. The options have an aggregated fair value of approximately $98,544 that was calculated using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model. The three directors that were issued the options were Gregory Suess, Michael Breen and Jordan Schur. Directors John D. Maatta and Paul L. Kessler were awarded 20,000 restricted shares of common stock each for Board service.

 

On September 12, 2019 the Board approved granting each of the three non-employee members of the Board a non-qualified Option to purchase up to fifteen thousand (15,000) shares of the Company’s common stock subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan. The exercise price for the Non-qualified Options is $3.40. The Non-qualified Options are exercisable for period of 5 years from September 12, 2019 vesting from the date of issuance in equal amounts over a period one year at the rate of twelve hundred fifty (1,250) shares per month at the end of such month commencing in the month ended September 30, 2019, and pro-rated for the number of days each non-employee member of the Board serves on the Board during such fiscal quarter.

 

On August 21, 2020 the Board, approved the repricing of the exercise price of outstanding stock options that had been issued to the members of the board and to employees to $0.25 per share.

 

Director Agreements

 

The Company is in the process of entering into new agreements with each of its directors. Each such agreement will continue to indemnify each director during the term that such director serves as a member of the Board until six years thereafter. The indemnification will continue to provide each director to the fullest extent permitted under Delaware law for any claims arising out of, or resulting from, among other things, (i) any actual, alleged or suspected act or failure to act as a director or agent of the Company and (ii) any actual, alleged or suspected act or failure to act in respect of any business, transaction, communication, filing, disclosure or other activity of the Company. Further, the director is indemnified for any losses pertaining to such claims, provided, however, that the losses not include expenses incurred by the director in respect of any claim as which such director shall have been adjudged liable to the Company, unless the Delaware Chancery Court rules otherwise.

 

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Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters

 

Our authorized capital stock consists of 105,000,000 shares, of which 100,000,000 are for shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and 5,000,000 are for shares of preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share. As of March 29, 2021, there were 3,506,752 shares of our common stock issued and outstanding, all of which were fully paid, non-assessable and entitled to vote. Each share of our common stock entitles its holder to one vote on each matter submitted to the stockholders.

 

The following table sets forth information as of March 29, 2021, with respect to the beneficial ownership of our common stock by (i) each of our officers and directors, (ii) our officers and directors as a group and (iii) each person known by us to beneficially own more than five percent (5%) of our outstanding common stock. Unless otherwise specified, the address of each of the persons set forth below is in care of Wizard Brands, Inc., 2700 Homestead Road, Park City, UT 84098.

 

Title of Class   Name of Beneficial Owner   Number of Shares     Percent of Class  
Common   Paul L. Kessler, Director     24,175,971 (1)     60.1 % (1)
Common   Scott D. Kaufman, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors     10,669,500 (2)      26.8 %(2)
Common   Heidi Bowman, CFO     160,000 (3)     * (3)
Common   John D. Maatta, Director     3,934,720 (4)     9.9% %(4)
Common   Greg Suess, Director     94,828 (5)     * (5)
Common   Michael Breen, Director     77,500 (6)     * (6)
Common   All officers and directors as a group (6 persons)     39,112,519       98.1 %(7)

 

*denotes less than 1%

 

  (1) This total includes: (i) 2,589,986 shares owned by Bristol Investment Fund, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company (“BIF”), managed by Bristol Capital Advisors, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, of which Mr. Kessler has voting and dispositive power over the shares beneficially owned, (ii) 24,450 shares owned by Bristol Capital, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“BC”), of which Mr. Kessler has voting and dispositive power over the shares beneficially owned, (iii) 3,935 shares owned by Paul Kessler IRA Rollover, of which Mr. Kessler has voting and dispositive power over the shares beneficially owned, and (iv) 39,350 shares owned by Bristol Capital Advisors Pension and Profit Sharing, of which Mr. Kessler has voting and dispositive power over the shares beneficially owned. This total also includes 10,000,000 shares underlying a debenture held by BIF and 7,000,000 shares underlying a warrant held by BIF. This total also includes 900,000 shares into which Series A Preferred Shares held by BC are convertible and 30,000 shares underlying options held by BC, and 20,000 shares of restricted stock This total also includes 3,525,000 shares into which Series A Preferred Shares held by Mr. Kessler are convertible and 43,250 shares underlying options held by Mr. Kessler.  Mr. Kessler was granted options as follows: 30,000 options were granted on December 29, 2016 and 15, 0000 options were granted on January 23, 2019.  Additionally, 20,000 shares of restricted stock were granted to Mr. Kessler on September 29, 2018.
  (2) This total represents 332,000 common shares into which 8,300 Series A Preferred Shares held by Mr. Kaufman are convertible, 10,000,000 shares underlying a debenture held by Barlock 2019 Fund, LP (“BF”), of which Mr. Kaufman is the beneficial owner and 300,000 shares underlying a warrant held by BF. Additionally, 37,500 options were granted to Mr. Kaufman on April 3, 2020.
  (3) This total represents common shares into which 4,000 Series A Preferred Shares held by Ms. Bowman are convertible.
  (4) Of these shares, 20,000 are owned outright by Mr. Maatta, 140,000 may be acquired by Mr. Maatta upon the exercise of an option, and 3,774,720 are common shares into which Series A Preferred Shares held by Mr. Maatta are convertible. The options that were granted to Mr. Maatta are as follows: 40,000 options were granted on May 3, 2016; 20,000 options were granted on January 23, 2019, and 100,000 options were granted on April 4, 2020. Additionally, 20,000 shares of restricted stock were granted to Mr. Maatta on September 29, 2018.
  (5) Of these shares, 67,500 may be acquired by Mr. Suess upon the exercise of options at the exercise price of $0.25 per share. The options that were granted to Mr. Suess are as follows: 15,000 shares on September 29, 2018 and 15,000 shares on September 12, 2019, and 37,500 shares on April 3, 2020. Additionally, 20,000 shares of restricted stock were granted to Mr. Suess on September 29, 2018.
  (6) Of these shares, 67,500  may be acquired by Mr. Breen upon the exercise of an option. The options that were granted to Mr. Breen are as follows: 15,000 shares on September 29, 2018 and 15,000 shares on September 12, 2019, and 37,500 shares on April 3, 2020. Additionally, 10,00 shares of restricted stock were granted to Mr. Breen on September 29, 2018.
  (7) Percentage assuming all derivative securities held by the appliable officer or director have been exercised.

 

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Stock Option Issuances Under the 2011 Incentive Compensation and Award Plan

 

Option Grants

 

On May 9, 2011, as subsequently amended on September 14, 2011, April 11, 2012, July 9, 2012 and September 25, 2014, we adopted the 2011 Incentive Stock and Award Plan, which was authorized and approved by the Board, and have granted to all directors, options to purchase our common stock pursuant to the terms of their employment, consulting and/or director agreements. On August 3, 2020 the board of directors adopted and approved the 2020 Incentive Stock and Award Plan.

 

On May 5, 2014, the Board approved the granting to each of the five non-employee members of the Board on May 9, 2014, a Non-qualified Option to purchase up to fifteen thousand (15,000) shares of the Company’s common stock subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan. The exercise price for the Non-qualified Options is $12.80. The Non-qualified Option is exercisable for period of five (5) years from the date of issuance and such option shall vest in equal amounts over a period of three (3) years at the rate of twelve hundred fifty (1,250) shares per fiscal quarter at the end of such quarter, commencing in the quarter ended June 30, 2014, and pro-rated for the number of days each non-employee member of the Board serves on the Board during such fiscal quarter.

 

On September 29, 2018 the Board approved granting each of the three non-employee members of the Board a non-qualified Option to purchase up to fifteen thousand (15,000) shares of the Company’s common stock. The Board also awarded restricted shares as follows: Mr. Suess, Mr. Kessler and Mr. Maatta received twenty thousand (20,000) restricted shares, Mr. Breen and Mr. Schur received ten thousand (10,000) restricted shares.

 

On September 12, 2019 the Board approved granting each of the three non-employee members of the Board a non-qualified Option to purchase up to fifteen thousand (15,000) shares of the Company’s common stock subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan. The exercise price for the Non-qualified Options is $3.40. The Non-qualified Options are exercisable for period of 5 years from September 12, 2019 vesting from the date of issuance in equal amounts over a period one year at the rate of twelve hundred fifty (1,250) shares per month at the end of such month commencing in the month ended September 30, 2019, and pro-rated for the number of days each non-employee member of the Board serves on the Board during such fiscal quarter.

 

Stock Option Issuances Under the 2016 Incentive Compensation and Award Plan

 

Option Grants

 

On August 12, 2016, Board unanimously approved, authorized and adopted (subject to stockholder approval) the 2016 Incentive Stock and Award Plan (the “2016 Plan”) to replace the expired Third Amended and Restated 2011 Incentive Stock and Award Plan. The 2016 Plan provides for the issuance of up to 5,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock through the grant of nonqualified options, incentive options and restricted stock to the Company’s directors, officers, consultants, attorneys, advisors and employees.

 

On July 15, 2016, in conjunction with the Maatta Employment Agreement, the Company granted to Mr. Maatta 40,000 options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share which shall vest quarterly over the period beginning on July 15, 2016 and ending May 3, 2021, at an exercise price range of $10.00 to $12.00 per share.

 

On November 8, 2016, in conjunction with the Malinoff Employment Agreement, the Company granted to Mr. Malinoff 30,000 options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share which shall vest quarterly over the period beginning on November 8, 2016 and ending July 14, 2021, at an exercise price range of $10.00 to $12.00 per share. These options issued to Mr. Malinoff have been cancelled.

 

On December 29, 2016, in conjunction with the Bristol Consulting Agreement, the Company granted to Bristol 30,000 options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share which shall vest quarterly over the period beginning on December 29, 2016 and ending December 29, 2021, at an exercise price range of $10.00 to $12.00 per share.

 

On January 23, 2019 the Company granted certain of its employees a total of 107,125 options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock par value $0.0001 per share which shall vest quarterly over a two year period at an exercise price of $2.60 per share.

 

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Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

 

Wiz Wizard LLC

 

On December 29, 2014, the Company and a member of the Board formed Wiz Wizard (d/b/a ConBox) in the State of Delaware. The Company and the member of the Board each owned 50% of the membership interest and agreed to allocate the profits and losses accordingly upon repayment of the initial capital contributions on a pro rata basis. On February 4, 2016, the member of the Board assigned his fifty percent (50%) membership interest to the Company. The Company ceased ConBox operations in 2017. Wiz World, LLC was dissolved in March 2019.

 

Consulting Agreement

 

On December 29, 2016, the Company entered into a Consulting Services Agreement (the “Consulting Agreement”) with Bristol Capital, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Bristol”) managed by Paul L. Kessler, the Chairman of the Company. Pursuant to the Consulting Agreement, Mr. Kessler will serve as Executive Chairman of the Company. The initial term of the Agreement is from December 29, 2016 through March 28, 2017 (the “Initial Term”). The term of the Consulting Agreement will be automatically extended for additional terms of 90-day periods each (each a “Renewal Term” and together with the Initial Term, the “Term”), unless either the Company or Bristol gives prior written notice of non-renewal to the other party no later than thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of the then current Term.

 

During the Term, the Company will pay Bristol a monthly fee (the “Monthly Fee”) of Eighteen Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty and No/100 Dollars ($18,750).

 

In addition, the Company will grant to Bristol options to purchase up to an aggregate of 30,000 shares of the Company’s common stock.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company incurred total expenses of $225,000 and $225,000, respectively, for services provided by Bristol.

 

During the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company incurred expenses of approximately $225,000, for each period for services provided by Bristol. On November 22, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Company decided to issue 210,982 shares of Preferred stock (“2018 Bristol shares”) for settlement of the outstanding fees due to Bristol totalling $496,875. At December 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company accrued $0 and $125,154, respectively, of net monthly fees due to Bristol. On August 3, 2020, the Board of Directors resolved to convert the total amount of debt owed to Bristol of $384,375, as of July 31, 2020, into 38,438 shares of Series A Preferred stock. On August 3, 2020, as ratified on August 21, 2020, the Board of Directors elected to cancel the 2018 Bristol shares and issue an additional 88,125 shares of Series A Preferred stock.

 

Operating Sublease

 

On June 16, 2016, the Company entered into a Standard Multi-Tenant Sublease (“Sublease”) with Bristol Capital Advisors, LLC (“Bristol Capital Advisors”), an entity controlled by the Company’s Chairman of the Board. The leased premises are owned by an unrelated third party and Bristol Capital Advisors passes the lease costs down to the Company. The term of the Sublease is for 5 years and 3 months beginning on July 1, 2016 commencing with monthly payments of $8,118. Upon execution of the Sublease, the Company paid a security deposit of $9,137 and $199,238 for prepaid rent. During the year ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, the Company incurred total rent expense of $115,954 and $101,843, respectively, under the Sublease.

 

Securities Purchase Agreement - 1

 

Effective December 1, 2016, the Company entered into the Purchase Agreement with Bristol Investment Fund, Ltd. (the “Purchaser”), an entity controlled by the Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors, pursuant to which the Company sold to the Purchaser, for a cash purchase price of $2,500,000, securities comprising: (i) the Debenture, (ii) Series A Warrants, and (iii) Series B Warrants. Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the Company paid $25,000 to the Purchaser and issued to the Purchaser 25,000 shares of Common Stock with a grant date fair value of $85,000 to cover the Purchaser’s legal fees. The Company recorded as a debt discount of $25,791 related to the cash paid and the relative fair value of the shares issued to Purchaser for legal fees.

 

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(i) Debenture

 

The Debenture with an initial principal balance of $2,500,000, due December 30, 2018 (the “Maturity Date”), will accrue interest on the aggregate unconverted and then outstanding principal amount of the Debenture at the rate of 12% per annum. Interest is payable quarterly on (i) January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1, beginning on January 1, 2017, (ii) on each date the Purchaser converts, in whole or in part, the Debenture into Common Stock (as to that principal amount then being converted), and (iii) on the day that is 20 days following the Company’s notice to redeem some or all of the of the outstanding principal of the Debenture (only as to that principal amount then being redeemed) and on the Maturity Date. The Debenture is convertible into shares of the Company’s Common Stock at any time at the option of the holder, at an initial conversion price of $3.00 per share, subject to adjustment. In the event of default occurs, the conversion price shall be the lesser of (i) the initial conversion price of $3.00 and (ii) 50% of the average of the 3 lowest trading prices during the 20 trading days immediately prior to the applicable conversion date. The debenture contains a “ratchet” provisions that adjusts the conversion rate of the debenture to the lowest rate the Company has agreed to issue stock. The effect of repricing board and employee options to $0.25 reset the conversion rates of the debenture to $0.25. In light of the financial stress Covid-19 has placed on the Company the holder of the debenture has agreed to not require payment due under each of the outstanding debenture until December 31, 2022.

 

(ii) Series A Warrants

 

The Series A Warrants to acquire up to 833,333 shares of Common Stock at the Series A Initial Exercise Price of $3.00 and expiring on December 2, 2024. The Warrants may be exercised immediately upon the issuance date, upon the option of the holder. The exercise price of the Warrants is currently $0.25 and the expiration date has been extended.

 

(iii) Series B Warrants

 

The Series B Warrants to acquire up to 833,333 shares of Common Stock at the Series B Initial Exercise Price of $3.00 and expiring on December 2, 2024. The Series B Warrants were exercised immediately upon the issuance date. The Company received gross proceeds of $1,667 upon exercise of the warrants.

 

Upon issuance of the note, the Company valued the warrants using the Black-Scholes Option Pricing model and accounted for it using the relative fair value of $1,448,293 as debt discount on the consolidated balance sheet. The debt discount is amortized over the earlier of (i) the term of the debt or (ii) conversion of the debt, using the effective interest method which approximates the interest method. The amortization of debt discount is included as a component of interest expense in the consolidated statements of operations. There was unamortized debt discount of $0 and $4,999 as of December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively, which includes the debt discount recorded upon execution of the Securities Purchase Agreement discussed above.

 

The note payable was not retired on the due date and remains outstanding as December 31, 2020. The Company continues to accrue interest at the stated rate of 12% per annum. Accrued interest expense as of December 31, 2020 and 2019 was $1,373,837 and $923,836, respectively.

 

Securities Purchase Agreement – 2

 

On December 19, 2019, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Barlock 2019 Fund, LP (the “Purchaser”), for the sale of the Company’s securities, comprised of (i) a $2,500,000 convertible debenture, convertible at a price of $2.50 per share, and (ii) warrants to acquire 300,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $2.50 per share. As a condition to Purchaser entering into the Purchase Agreement, the Company entered into a security agreement in favor of the Purchaser, granting a security interest in substantially all of the property of the Company, whether presently owned or existing or hereafter acquired or coming into existence, including but not limited to, its ownership interests in its subsidiaries, to secure the prompt payment, performance and discharge in full of all of the Company’s obligations under the debenture. The security interest is on equal footing with certain other creditors of the Company. The Company received $2,500,000 in cash from the offering of the securities but was required to pay out of the closing proceeds, Purchaser’s attorney’s fees in the amount of $25,000.

 

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(i) Debenture

 

The debenture will accrue interest on the aggregate unconverted and then outstanding principal amount of the debenture at the rate of 12% per annum. Interest is payable quarterly on (i) January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1, beginning on January 1, 2020, (ii) on each date the Purchaser converts, in whole or in part, the debenture into Common Stock (as to that principal amount then being converted), and (iii) on the day that is 20 days following the Company’s notice to redeem some or all of the of the outstanding principal of the debenture. The debenture is convertible into shares of the Company’s Common Stock at any time at the option of the holder, at an initial conversion price of $2.50 per share, provided, however, from and after an event of default, the conversion price shall be equal to the lesser of (i) the then conversion price or (ii) 50% of the average of the three lowest trade prices during the 20 trading days immediately prior to the applicable conversion date. The initial conversion price is subject to adjustments in connection with, among other things, (i) the Company’s issuance of additional shares of Common Stock, or securities convertible into or exercisable for additional shares of Common Stock, at a price lower than the then current Conversion Price, and (ii) future stock splits, reverse stock splits, mergers or reorganizations, and similar changes affecting holders of Common Stock. The debenture contains a “ratchet” provisions that adjusts the conversion rate of the debenture to the lowest rate the Company has agreed to issue stock. The effect of repricing board and employee options to $0.25 reset the conversion rates of the debenture to $0.25. In light of the financial stress Covid-19 has placed on the Company the holder of the debenture has agreed to not require payment due under each of the outstanding debenture until December 31, 2022.

 

(ii) Warrant

 

The Company also issued to the Purchaser a warrant to purchase up to 300,000 shares of Common Stock at $2.50 per share. The Warrant may be exercised immediately upon the issuance date, upon the option of the holder. The warrant exercise price is subject to adjustments in connection with (i) the Company’s issuance of securities to acquire additional shares of Common Stock at a price lower than the then effective exercise price and (ii) future stock splits, reverse stock splits, mergers or reorganizations, and similar changes affecting holders of Common Stock. The warrant expires on December 1, 2024. The exercise price of the Warrants is currently $0.25.

 

The Purchaser is owned and managed by Scott D. Kaufman who was elected to our board of directors on November 4, 2019, and subsequently elected CEO, President and Chairman of our board of directors on November 24, 2020.

 

Approval of Related Party Transactions

 

Related party transactions are reviewed and approved or denied by the board of directors of the Company. If the related party to a transaction is a member of the board of directors, the transaction must be approved by a majority of the board that does not include the related party.

 

Director Independence

 

The common stock of the Company is currently quoted on the OTCBB and OTCQB, quotation systems which currently do not have director independence requirements. On an annual basis, each director and executive officer will be obligated to disclose any transactions with the Company in which a director or executive officer, or any member of his or her immediate family, have a direct or indirect material interest in accordance with Item 407(a) of Regulation S-K. Following completion of these disclosures, the Board will make an annual determination as to the independence of each director using the current standards for “independence” that satisfy the criteria for the NASDAQ.

 

As of March 31, 2021, the following directors are independent under these standards:

 

Greg Suess and Michael Breen.

 

Item 14. Principal Accounting Fees and Services

 

Audit Fees

 

(a) The Company’s independent registered public accounting firm, MaughanSullivan LLC (“Maughan”), was engaged on December 17, 2017. The aggregate fees billed by Maughan for the audit of the Company’s financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 was $22,000. The aggregate fees billed by Maughan for the audit of the Company’s financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 was $25,500.

 

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Audit Related Fees

 

(b) Maughan billed the Company for assurance and related services that were related to its audit or review of the Company’s financial statements during the fiscal years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, $7,500 and $12,000, respectively.

 

Tax Fees

 

(c) The aggregate fees by Maughan for tax compliance, advice and planning was $7,500 for the fiscal and tax year ended December 31, 2020. No fees were billed in the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

All Other Fees

 

(d) Maughan did not bill the Company for assurance related services other than the foregoing during the fiscal years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019.

 

PART IV

 

Item 15. Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules.

 

The following documents are included as exhibits to this report.

 

(a) Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.   Description
3.1   Certificate of Incorporation of GoEnergy, Inc. (as filed as Exhibit 1.1 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form SB-2, filed with the SEC on March 25, 2003).
3.2   Bylaws (as filed as Exhibit 2.1 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form SB-2, filed with the SEC on March 25, 2003).
3.3   Certificate of Amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation of GoEnergy, Inc., dated December 6, 2010 (as filed as Exhibit 3.3 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on December 13, 2010).
3.4   Certificate of Correction, dated December 8, 2010 (as filed as Exhibit 3.4 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on December 13, 2010).
3.5   Second Certificate of Correction filed January 20, 2011 (as filed as Exhibit 3.5 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on January 25, 2011).
3.6   Certificate to set forth Designations, Voting Powers, Preferences, Limitations, Restrictions, and Relative Rights of Series A Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.0001 par value per share (as filed as Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on December 13, 2010).
3.7   Certificate of Amendment to Certificate to set forth Designations, Voting Powers, Preferences, Limitations, Restrictions, and Relative Rights of Series A Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock, $.0001 par value per share (as filed as Exhibit 4.3 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on April 25, 2011).
3.8   Certificate of Amendment to Certificate to set forth Designations, Voting Powers, Preferences, Limitations, Restrictions, and Relative Rights of Series A Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock, $.0001 par value per share (as filed as Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on March 30, 2012).
3.9   Amended and Restated Series A Certificate of Designations, dated March 29, 2012 (as filed as Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on March 30, 2012).
3.10   First Amendment to the Bylaws of Wizard World, Inc. (as filed as Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed with the SEC on November 21, 2016).

 

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3.11   Certificate of Amendment of Certificate of Incorporation (as filed as Exhibit 3.11 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on March 30, 2020).
10.1   Form of Securities Purchase Agreement (as filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on December 23, 2019)
10.2   Form of 12% Senior Secured Convertible Debenture (as filed as Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on December 23, 2019)
10.3   Form of Warrant (as filed as Exhibit 10.3 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on December 23, 2019)
10.4   Form of Security Agreement (as filed as Exhibit 10.4 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on December 23, 2019)
31.1   Certification by the Principal Executive Officer of Registrant pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a))*
31.2   Certification by the Principal Financial Officer of Registrant pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a))*
32.1   Certification by the Principal Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002*
32.2   Certification by the Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1350 as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 *
101.INS   XBRL Instance Document *
101.SCH   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema *
101.CAL   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase *
101.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase *
101.LAB   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase *
101.PRE   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase *

 

* filed herewith

 

Item 16. Form 10–K Summary.

 

The Company has elected not to include a summary of the Form 10-K.

 

[SIGNATURES ON NEXT PAGE]

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

  Wizard Brands, Inc.
  (Registrant)
     
Dated: March 29, 2021 By: /s/ Scott D. Kaufman
    Scott D. Kaufman
    Principal Executive Officer

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Dated: March 29, 2021 /s/ Scott D. Kaufman
Scott D. Kaufman
 

Chief Executive Officer, President, Principal Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board

   
Dated: March 29, 2021

/s/ Heidi C. Bowman

  Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Secretary
   
Dated: March 29, 2021 /s/ Paul L. Kessler
Paul L. Kessler
  Director
   
Dated: March 29, 2021 /s/ Greg Suess
Greg Suess
  Director
   
Dated: March 29, 2021 /s/ Michael Breen
Michael Breen
  Director
   
Dated: March 29, 2021 /s/ John D. Maatta
John D. Maatta
  Director

 

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December 31, 2020

 

Index to the Consolidated Financial Statements

 

Contents   Page(s)
     
Report of Registered Independent Public Accounting Firm     F-2
     
Consolidated Balance Sheets at December 31, 2020 and 2019   F-3
     
Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Years Ended December 31, 2020 and 2019   F-4
     
Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Deficit for the Years Ended December 31, 2020 and 2019   F-5
     
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for Years Ended December 31, 2020 and 2019   F-6
     
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements   F-7

 

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maughansullivanllc

A CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

PCAOB REGISTERED

www.maughansullivanllc.com

 

REPORT OF REGISTERED INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

To the Stockholders and the Board of Directors of Wizard Brands, Inc.:

 

Opinion on the Consolidated Financial Statements

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Wizard Brands, Inc. (the “Company”) as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, the related consolidated statements of income, of stockholders’ equity, and of cash flows for each of the two years in period ended December 31, 2020, including the related notes (collectively referred to as the “consolidated financial statements”).

 

In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the two years in the period ended December 31, 2020 in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

Basis for Opinion

 

The Company’s management is responsible for these consolidated financial statements. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s consolidated financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (“PCAOB”) and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

 

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audits, we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

 

Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

/s/ MaughanSullivan LLC  
   
We have served as the Company’s auditor since 2017.  
Manchester, VT  
March 29, 2021  

 

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Wizard Brands, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

   December 31, 2020   December 31, 2019 
Assets          
           
Current Assets          
Cash and cash equivalents  $1,897,703   $2,777,654 
Accounts receivable, net   33,452    113 
Inventory   220,641    - 
Prepaid convention expenses   3,625    342,283 
Prepaid expenses   62,066    97,872 
           
Total Current Assets   2,217,487    3,217,922 
           
Property and equipment, net   58,501    58,104 
           
Intangibles, net   132,000    - 
           
Operating lease right of use asset, net   244,072    170,696 
           
Security deposits   18,303    9,408 
           
Total Assets  $2,670,363   $3,456,130 
           
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Deficit          
           
Current Liabilities          
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $3,474,061   $3,317,972 
Unearned revenue   758,847    1,568,242 
Notes payable   -    - 
Operating lease liability   108,713    93,324 
Convertible promissory note – related party, net   2,500,000    2,500,000 
Due to CONtv joint venture   224,241    224,241 
           
Total Current Liabilities   7,065,862    7,703,779 
           
Operating lease liability, net   137,694    79,816 
Notes payable, net   347,500    - 
Convertible debenture, net   1,964,216    1,929,264 
Total Liabilities   9,515,272    9,712,859 
           
Commitments and contingencies          
           
Stockholders’ Deficit          
Preferred stock-Series A Cumulative and Convertible par value $0.0001: 500,000 shares authorized; 173,974 and none shares outstanding, respectively   17    - 
Preferred stock par value $0.0001: 4,500,000 shares authorized; none and 288,448 shares issued and outstanding, respectively   -    29 
Common stock par value $0.0001: 100,000,000 shares authorized; 3,506,752 and 3,506,752 shares issued and outstanding, respectively   351    351 
Additional paid-in capital   23,206,367    21,854,134 
Accumulated deficit   (30,039,146)   (28,098,745)
Non-controlling interest   (12,498)   (12,498)
Total Stockholders’ Deficit   (6,844,909)   (6,256,729)
           
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Deficit  $2,670,363   $3,456,130 

 

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements

 

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Wizard Brands, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

 

   For the Years Ended 
   December 31, 2020   December 31, 2019 
         
Revenues  $4,518,163   $10,578,316 
           
Cost of revenues   3,006,575    9,673,685 
           
Gross margin   1,511,588    904,631 
           
Operating expenses          
Share-based compensation   407,951    274,587 
Salaries and benefits   817,113    1,127,038 
Consulting fees   530,149    470,063 
General and administrative   1,073,393    890,349 
           
Total operating expenses   2,828,606    2,762,037 
           
Loss from operations   (1,317,018)   (1,857,406)
           
Other income (expenses)          
Interest expense   (633,383)   (304,449)
Other income   10,000    - 
           
Total other expenses   (623,383)   (304,449)
           
Loss before income tax provision   (1,940,401)   (2,161,855)
           
Income tax provision   -    - 
           
Net loss   (1,940,571)   (2,161,855)
           
Series A Preferred dividends   85,792    - 
           
Net loss attributable to common stockholders  $(1,854,609)  $(2,161,855)
           
Loss per share - basic  $(0.53)  $(0.62)
           
Loss per share - diluted  $(0.53)  $(0.62)
           
Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic   3,506,752    3,506,752 
           
Weighted average common shares outstanding – diluted   3,506,752    3,506,752 

 

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements

 

 F-4 
 

 

Wizard Brands, Inc.

Consolidated Statement of Stockholders’ Deficit

 

   

Series A
Preferred Stock

Par value $0.0001

   

Preferred Stock

Par value $0.0001

   

Common Stock

Par value $0.0001

    Additional
Paid In
    Accumulated     Non-controlling     Stockholders’  
    Shares     Amount     Shares     Amount     Shares     Amount     Capital     Deficit     Interest     Deficit  
                                                             
Balance, January 1, 2019     -     $           -       288,448     $         29       3,506,752     $       351     $ 21,034,211     $ (25,936,890 )   $ (12,498 )   $ (4,914,797 )
                                                                                 
Share-based compensation     -       -       -       -       -       -       274,587       -                         -       274,587  
                                                                                 
Warrants issued as debt discount     -       -       -       -       -       -       545,336       -                         -       545,336  
                                                                                 
Net loss     -       -       -       -       -       -       -       (743,826 )     -       (743,826 )
                                                                                 
Balance, December 31, 2019     173,974       17       -       -       3,506,752       351       23,161,556       (29,416,628 )   $ (12,498 )   $ (6,267,202 )
                                                                                 
Share-based compensation     -       -       -       -       -       -       -       407,852       -       407,852  
                                                                                 
Cancellation of Preferred shares     -       -       (288,448 )     (29 )     -       -       (709,553 )     -       -       (709,582 )
                                                                                 
Issuance of Preferred shares for settlement of accrued liabilities     173,974       17       -       -       -       -       1,739,726       -       -       1,739,743  
                                                                                 
Deemed dividend     -       -       -       -       -       -       (85,792 )     -       -       (85,792 )
                                                                                 
Net loss     -       -       -       -       -       -       -       (1,940,401 )     -       (1,940,401 )
                                                                                 
Balance, December 31, 2020     173,974     $ 17       -     $ -       3,506,752     $ 351     $ 21,854,134     $ (30,039,146 )   $ (12,498 )   $ (6,844,909 )

 

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements

 

 F-5 
 

 

Wizard Brands, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

 

   For the Years Ended 
   December 31, 2020   December 31, 2019 
Cash Flows From Operating Activities:          
Net loss  $(1,940,401)  $(2,161,855)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:          
Depreciation   24,336    47,698 
Accretion of debt discount   34,952    4,999 
Right-of-use asset amortization   (109)   2,444 
Share-based compensation   407,852    274,587 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Accounts receivable   (33,339)   124,282 
Inventory   (220,641)   - 
Prepaid convention expenses   338,658    419,827 
Prepaid expenses   35,806    117,912 
Security deposits   (8,895)   - 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   1,100,458    606,983 
Unearned revenue   (809,395)   (142,480)
           
Net Cash Used In Operating Activities   (1,070,718)   (705,603)
           
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:          
Purchase of property and equipment   (24,733)   (6,014)
Purchase of intangible assets   (132,000)   - 
           
Net Cash Used In Investing Activities   (156,733)   (6,014)
           
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:          
Proceeds from issuance of convertible debentures and warrants   -    2,500,000 
Proceeds from notes payable   347,500    - 
Payment of debt issuance costs   -    (25,400)
           
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities   347,500    2,474,600 
           
Net change in cash and cash equivalents   (879,951)   1,762,983 
           
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of reporting period   2,777,654    1,014,671 
           
Cash and cash equivalents at end of reporting period  $1,897,703    2,777,654 
           
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:          
Interest paid  $-   $- 
Income tax paid  $-   $- 
           
Supplemental disclosure of noncash investing and financing activities:          
Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for lease obligations  $173,938   $252,980 
Deemed dividend  $85,692   $- 
Warrants issued for debt discount recorded on convertible debt  $-   $545,336 

 

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements

 

 F-6 
 

 

Wizard Brands, Inc.

December 31, 2020

Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements

 

Note 1 – Organization and Operations

 

Wizard Brands, Inc.

 

Wizard Brands, Inc., formerly GoEnergy, Inc., Wizard World, Inc. and Wizard Entertainment, Inc. (“Wizard Brands” or the “Company”) was incorporated on May 2, 2001, under the laws of the State of Delaware. The Company, through its operating subsidiary, is a producer of pop culture and live multimedia conventions across North America. Effective October 5, 2018, the Company changed its name to Wizard Entertainment, Inc. On July 29, 2020, the Company changed its name to Wizard Brands, Inc.

 

Kick the Can Corp.

 

Kick the Can Corp. was incorporated on September 20, 2010, under the laws of the State of Nevada.

 

Kicking the Can, L.L.C.

 

Kicking the Can, L.L.C. was formed on April 17, 2009, under the laws of the State of Delaware.

 

Acquisition of Kick the Can Corp. / Wizard Conventions, Inc. Recognized as a Reverse Acquisition

 

On December 7, 2010, the Company entered into and consummated a share exchange agreement (“Share Exchange Agreement”) with successor, Kick the Can Corp. (“KTC Corp.”) and its predecessors Wizard Conventions, Inc. and Kicking the Can, L.L.C. (collectively, “Conventions”). Pursuant to the Exchange Agreement, the Company issued 32,927,596 shares of its common stock to the KTC Corp. shareholders in exchange for 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of KTC Corp. The shares issued represented approximately 94.9% of the issued and outstanding common stock immediately after the consummation of the Share Exchange Agreement.

 

As a result of the controlling financial interest of the former stockholder of Conventions, for financial statement reporting purposes, the merger between the Company and Conventions has been treated as a reverse acquisition with KTC Corp. deemed the accounting acquirer and the Company deemed the accounting acquiree under the acquisition method of accounting in accordance with section 805-10-55 of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”). The reverse merger is deemed a capital transaction and the net assets of KTC Corp. (the accounting acquirer) are carried forward to the Company (the legal acquirer and the reporting entity) at their carrying value before the combination. The acquisition process utilizes the capital structure of the Company and the assets and liabilities of KTC Corp. which are recorded at historical cost. The equity of the Company is the historical equity of KTC Corp. retroactively restated to reflect the number of shares issued by the Company in the transaction. Because of the predecessor/successor relationship between the Company and KTC Corp., Conventions ultimately became the accounting acquirer.

 

Wizard World Digital, Inc.

 

On March 18, 2011, the Company formed a wholly owned subsidiary called Wizard World Digital, Inc., a Nevada corporation (“Digital”). Digital never commenced operations or had employees and was dissolved in March 2019.

 

 F-7 
 

 

Wiz Wizard, LLC

 

On December 29, 2014, the Company and a member of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company formed Wiz Wizard, LLC (“Wiz Wizard”) under the law of the State of Delaware. The Company and the member of the Board each owned 50% of the membership interest and agreed to allocate the profits and losses accordingly upon repayment of the initial capital contributions on a pro rata basis. The Company consolidates its 50% equity interest and reports the remaining 50% equity interest owned by a member of the Board as the non-controlling interest in Wiz Wizard as the management of the Company believes that the Company has the control of Wiz Wizard. In addition, the Company and Wiz Wizard, launched ComicConBox (“ConBox”) in April 2015. ConBox was a subscription-based premium monthly box service featuring collectibles, exclusives, toys, tech and gaming, licensed artwork, superior comics and apparel, Comic Convention tickets, special VIP discounts and more, which were shipped on or around the end of every month. On February 4, 2016, the member of the Board assigned his fifty percent (50%) membership interest to the Company. Consequently, Wiz Wizard is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. The Company ceased ConBox operations in 2017 and dissolved Wiz Wizard, LLC in March 2019.

 

ButtaFyngas LLC

 

On April 10, 2015, the Company and an unrelated third party formed ButtaFyngas, LLC (“ButtaFyngas”) under the laws of the State of Delaware. The Company and the unrelated party each own 50% of the membership interest and shall allocate the profits and losses accordingly upon repayment of the initial capital contributions on a pro rata basis. The Company consolidates its 50% equity interest and reports the remaining 50% equity interest owned by the third party as the non-controlling interest in ButtaFyngas, which had no operating activity for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

Recent Developments

 

On April 28, 2020 the Company, through one of its wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, acquired the assets of the creator of the Jevo machine, which is a patent protected first-mover application for the creation of gelatin shots. With Jevo, the Company will diversify its revenue generation capabilities by manufacturing, marketing and selling Jevo units and related consumables, both nationally and internationally to: bars, restaurants, clubs, casinos, hotels, cruise lines, resorts and other establishments that serve beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) to the public. In addition to food and beverage applications the Company has identified other market segments where the Jevo units can be marketed including but not limited to the healthcare industry. The acquisition of Jevo is the Company’s initial entry into M&A activity intended to broaden the Company’s revenue base. Following the closing of the merger transaction, Jevo’s financial statements as of the closing were consolidated with the financial statements of the Company. As of the date of this report, the purchase price allocation has yet to be valued.

 

The assets purchased from Jevo (assignment for the benefit of creditors), LLC were included in the Company’s consolidated financial statements at December 31, 2020, although the final purchase price allocation has yet to be valued, are as follows:

 

Inventory  $235,034 
Prepaid rent   3,900 
Property and equipment – vehicle   15,000 
Leasehold improvements   4,600 
Intangible assets – Intellectual Property   132,000 
Deposits   8,793 
Liabilities   - 
      
Total assets included in the consolidated balance sheet  $399,327 

 

The Company recognized approximately $57,000 of expenses relating to the set-up, repairs, licensing, temporary labor and operations of Jevo during 2020.

 

The purchase was settled in full with no related liabilities as of December 31, 2020.

 

Note 2 – Going Concern Analysis

 

Going Concern Analysis

 

The Company had a loss from operations of $1.3 million and $1.9 million for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. On December 31, 2020, we had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $1.9 million and a working capital deficit of approximately $4.8 million. We have evaluated the significance of these conditions in relation to our ability to meet our obligations, which had previously raised doubts about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern through March 2022. However, the Company believes that the effects of its cost savings efforts with regard to corporate overhead and show production expenses commenced in 2017, together with the initiation of virtual activities and e-commerce, will guide the Company in a positive direction as we continue to strive to attain profitability. During 2020 and 2019, the Company has utilized internal controls, operating procedures and techniques to control costs. These operating changes have included staff cuts and the realignment of various operating functions within the Company.

 

However, because of the current situation with the Covid-19 virus, the Company was unable to produce any live events after the First Quarter of 2020. At present it is unclear how many live events will actually be produced by the Company in 2021. It is presently unknowable how long the current situation with Covid-19 will continue and what impact the Covid-19 situation will ultimately have upon the Company in 2021 and beyond. At this point, the Company has postponed all of the live shows that it has scheduled for ??. In the face of the impact of Covid-19 on live events generally, the Company has focused on producing virtual events. The first such virtual event was an interactive fan experience which took place on March 31, 2020 and since that time the Company has produced over 200 virtual events during 2020. In addition, the Company has moved into e-commerce with online sales of collectables and the creation of the “Wizard World Vault” as a site for consumers to purchase pop-culture memorabilia and collectables.

 

 F-8 
 

 

We see an opportunity in the Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) industry. NFTs are collectibles where various objects (including pictures, music and video) are digitized.  The digital version of the object is sold as a unique, blockchain-authenticated collectible. In recent months many companies have entered this space.  However, Wizard Brands, Inc., because of its existing enterprises, is perhaps uniquely situated to enter the NFT marketplace on a scale at which no other new market entrant into this space can achieve.  Although the NFT market is currently gaining considerable attention in the press, and is achieving traction with consumers, it is impossible to know the ultimate size and significance of the NFT marketplace.

 

On April 28, 2020 the Company, through one of its wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, acquired the assets of the creator of the Jevo machine, which is a patent-protected first-mover application for the creation of gelatin shots. With Jevo, the Company has diversified its revenue generation capabilities by manufacturing, marketing and selling Jevo units and related consumables, both nationally and internationally, to bars, restaurants, clubs, casinos, hotels, cruise lines, resorts and other establishments that serve beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) to the public. In addition to food and beverage applications, the Company has identified other market segments where the Jevo units can be marketed including but not limited to the healthcare and cannabis industries. The Company intends to resume the manufacturing of the Jevo units with a target of producing new Jevo machines in the second quarter of 2021.

 

Clearly, issues emanating from the Covid-19 Pandemic have impacted the hospitality industry (a key segment for Jevo sales), which in turn have impacted operations of Jevo. However, the Company has utilized this time to engage in a wide range of preparatory activities positioning Jevo for a successful re-launch. Such preparatory activities have included, but are not limited to, engaging with suppliers, forecasting and ordering consumables, establishing sales channels, creating marketing materials, and engaging in numerous inventory and supply chain processes necessary to successfully relaunch the manufacturing of Jevo units. The acquisition of Jevo is the Company’s initial entry into M&A activity intended to broaden the Company’s revenue base.

 

As disclosed in “Securities Purchase Agreement II”, On December 19, 2019, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Barlock 2019 Fund, LP (the “Purchaser”), for the sale of the Company’s securities, comprised of (i) a $2,500,000 convertible debenture, convertible at a price of $2.50 per share, and (ii) warrants to acquire 300,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $2.50 per share. As a condition to Purchaser entering into the Purchase Agreement, the Company entered into a security agreement in favor of the Purchaser, granting a security interest in substantially all of the property of the Company, whether presently owned or existing or hereafter acquired or coming into existence, including but not limited to, its ownership interests in its subsidiaries, to secure the prompt payment, performance and discharge in full of all of the Company’s obligations under the debenture. The security interest is on equal footing with certain other creditors of the Company. The Company received $2,500,000 in cash from the offering of the securities but was required to pay out of the closing proceeds, Purchaser’s attorney’s fees in the amount of $25,000. The Company has agreed with the Purchaser that the funds received will be restricted and utilized only for M&A opportunities, new business ventures, brand extensions and the creation of new vertical opportunities by the Company. The subject note contains a “ratchet” provisions that adjusts the conversion rates of the note to the lowest rate the Company has agreed to issue stock. The effect of repricing board and employee options, (as discussed in Item 5 “Other Information”) to $0.25 reset the conversion rate of the debenture to $0.25. In light of the financial stress Covid-19 has placed on the Company, the holder of the debenture has agreed to not require payment due under the outstanding notes until December 31, 2022.

 

In addition to its cost containment strategies, the Company identified opportunities to rapidly move into the areas of (i) retailing collectables, (ii) providing virtual opportunities to fans to interact with celebrities, (iii) creating live and virtual events and conferences focused on new subject matter and affinities, and (iv) engaging in M&A opportunities. The Company initiated these activities in 2020.

 

Additionally, if necessary, management believes that both related parties (management and members of the Board of Directors of the Company) and potential external sources of debt and/or equity financing may be obtained based on management’s history of being able to raise capital from both internal and external sources coupled with current favorable market conditions, It is understood however, that although there is a recent history of related-parties providing a source of financing, there is no absolute certainty that any such related-party financing can be obtained on a going-forward basis. Therefore, the accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern.

 

The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments to reflect the possible future effects on the recoverability and classification of assets or the amounts and classification of liabilities that may result from the matters discussed herein. While the Company believes in the viability of management’s strategy to generate sufficient revenue, control costs and the ability to raise additional funds if necessary, there can be no assurances to that effect. The Company’s ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon the ability to further implement the business plan, generate sufficient revenues and to control operating expenses.

 

Note 3 – Significant and Critical Accounting Policies and Practices

 

The management of the Company is responsible for the selection and use of appropriate accounting policies and their application. Critical accounting policies and practices are those that are both most important to the portrayal of the Company’s financial condition and results and require management’s most difficult, subjective, or complex judgments, often as a result of the need to make estimates about the effects of matters that are inherently uncertain. The Company’s significant and critical accounting policies and practices are disclosed below as required by generally accepted accounting principles.

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The Company’s consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”).

 

 F-9 
 

 

Use of Estimates and Assumptions and Critical Accounting Estimates and Assumptions

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the dates of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Principles of Consolidation

 

The consolidated financial statements include all accounts of the entities as of the reporting period ending date(s) and for the reporting period(s).

 

Name of consolidated
subsidiary or entity
  State or other
jurisdiction of
incorporation or
organization
  Date of incorporation
or formation (date of
acquisition, if
applicable)
  Attributable
interest
 
               
KTC Corp.   The State of Nevada, U.S.A.   September 20, 2010     100 %
                 
Kicking the Can L.L.C.   The State of Delaware, U.S.A.   April 17, 2009     100 %
                 
Wizard World Digital, Inc.
(dissolved in March 2019)
  The State of Nevada, U.S.A.   March 18, 2011     100 %
                 
Wiz Wizard, LLC
(dissolved in March 2019)
  The State of Delaware, U.S.A.   December 29, 2014     100 %
                 
ButtaFyngas, LLC   The State of Delaware, U.S.A.   April 10, 2015     50 %
                 
Wizard World China, LLC   The State of Delaware, U.S.A.   August 31, 2017     100 %
                 

Jevo Holdings, LLC (formerly Wizard Immersive, LLC)

  The State of California, U.S.A.   June 18, 2018     100 %
                 
Wizard Special Events, LLC   The State of California, U.S.A.   June 5, 2018     100 %
                 
Wizard World, LLC   The State of California, U.S.A.   October 30, 2018     100 %

 

All inter-company balances and transactions have been eliminated. Non–controlling interest represents the minority equity investment in the Company’s subsidiaries, plus the minority investors’ share of the net operating results and other components of equity relating to the non–controlling interest.

 

As of December 31, 2020 and 2019, the aggregate non-controlling interest in ButtaFyngas was ($12,498). The non-controlling interest is separately disclosed on the Consolidated Balance Sheet.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

The Company considers investments with original maturities of three months or less to be cash equivalents.

 

The Company minimizes its credit risk associated with cash by periodically evaluating the credit quality of its primary financial institution. The balance at times may exceed federally insured limits.

 

 F-10 
 

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

For purpose of this disclosure, the fair value of a financial instrument is the amount at which the instrument could be exchanged in a current transaction between willing parties, other than in a forced sale or liquidation. The carrying amount of the Company’s short-term financial instruments approximates fair value due to the relatively short period to maturity for these instruments.

 

Accounts Receivable and Allowance for Doubtful Accounts

 

Accounts receivable are stated at the amount management expects to collect from outstanding balances. The Company generally does not require collateral to support customer receivables. The Company provides an allowance for doubtful accounts based upon a review of the outstanding accounts receivable, historical collection information and existing economic conditions. The Company determines if receivables are past due based on days outstanding, and amounts are written off when determined to be uncollectible by management. The maximum accounting loss from the credit risk associated with accounts receivable is the amount of the receivable recorded, which is the face amount of the receivable net of the allowance for doubtful accounts. As of December 31, 2020 and 2019, the allowance for doubtful accounts was $0 and $0, respectively.

 

Inventories

 

Inventories are stated at average cost using the first-in, first-out (FIFO) valuation method. Inventory was comprised of the following:

 

   December 31,
2020
   December 31,
2019
 
Finished goods  $220,641   $                   - 

 

Finished goods inventory includes finished components to the Jevo units.

 

Property and Equipment

 

Property and equipment are recorded at cost. Expenditures for major additions and betterments are capitalized. Maintenance and repairs are charged to operations as incurred. Depreciation is computed by the straight-line method (after taking into account their respective estimated residual values) over the estimated useful lives of the respective assets as follows:

 

   Estimated Useful
Life (Years)
    
Computer equipment 

3

    
Equipment  2-5
    
Furniture and fixture  7
    
Leasehold improvements  *

 

(*) Amortized on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease or the estimated useful lives, whichever period is shorter.

 

Upon sale or retirement of property and equipment, the related cost and accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts and any gain or loss is reflected in the consolidated statements of operations.

 

 F-11 
 

 

Intangible assets

 

Intangible assets represent intangible assets acquired in connection with the Company’s purchase of Jevo patents and technology. The transaction was not a business combination or acquisition of a business. As reflected in Note 1, the amount attributed to the intellectual property from the purchase was $132,000.

 

The intangible assets are expected to be amortized using a straight-line method consistent with the expected future cash flows related to the intangible asset. The Company has determined that a ten-year useful life of the intellectual property is reasonable and will begin amortization in Q2 2021.

 

Amortized intangible assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances exist that indicate the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. When indicators of impairment exist, an estimate of undiscounted net cash flows is used in measuring whether the carrying amount of the asset or related asset group is recoverable.

 

Measurement of the amount of impairment, if any, is based upon the difference between the asset or asset group’s carrying value and fair value. Fair value is determined through various valuation techniques, including market and income approaches as considered necessary.

 

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

 

Long-lived assets are comprised of intangible assets and property and equipment. Long-lived assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the asset may not be recoverable. An estimate of undiscounted future cash flows produced by the asset, or the appropriate grouping of assets, is compared to the carrying value to determine whether an impairment exists, pursuant to the provisions of FASB ASC 360-10 “Accounting for the Impairment of Long-Lived Assets and for Long-Lived Assets to Be Disposed Of”. If an asset is determined to be impaired, the loss is measured based on quoted market prices in active markets, if available. If quoted market prices are not available, the estimate of fair value is based on various valuation techniques, including a discounted value of estimated future cash flows and fundamental analysis. The Company reports an asset to be disposed of at the lower of its carrying value or its estimated net realizable value. The Company did not record any impairment for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, as there were no triggering events or changes in circumstances that indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable.

 

Investments - Cost Method, Equity Method and Joint Venture

 

In accordance with sub-topic 323-10 of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) (“Sub-topic 323-10”), the Company accounts for investments in common stock of an investee for which the Company has significant influence in the operating or financial policies even though the Company holds 50% or less of the common stock or in-substance common stock.

 

Method of Accounting

 

Investments held in stock of entities other than subsidiaries, namely corporate joint ventures and other non-controlled entities usually are accounted for by one of three methods: (i) the fair value method (addressed in Topic 320), (ii) the equity method (addressed in Topic 323), or (iii) the cost method (addressed in Subtopic 325-20). Pursuant to Paragraph 323-10-05-5, the equity method tends to be most appropriate if an investment enables the investor to influence the operating or financial policies of the investee.

 

Investment in CONtv

 

The Company currently holds a limited and passive interest of 10% in CONtv, a joint venture with third parties and Bristol Capital, LLC (a related party controlled by a member of the Board). CONtv is a digital network devoted to fans of pop culture entertainment and is inactive

 

For the year ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company recognized $0 losses from this venture, respectively.

 

As of December 31, 2020 and 2019, the investment in CONtv was $0.

 

As of December 31, 2020 and 2019, the amount due to CONtv was $224,241.

 

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Fair Value of Measurements

 

The Company follows ASC 820-10 to measure the fair value of its financial instruments and disclosures about fair value of its financial instruments. ASC 820-10 establishes a framework for measuring fair value under U.S. GAAP and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. To increase consistency and comparability in fair value measurements and related disclosures, ASC 820-10 establishes a fair value hierarchy which prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value into three (3) broad levels. The three (3) levels of fair value hierarchy defined by ASC 820-10 are described below:

 

Level 1   Quoted market prices available in active markets for identical assets or liabilities as of the reporting date.
     
Level 2   Pricing inputs other than quoted prices in active markets included in Level 1, which are either directly or indirectly observable as of the reporting date.
     
Level 3   Pricing inputs that are generally unobservable inputs and not corroborated by market data.

 

Financial assets are considered Level 3 when their fair values are determined using pricing models, discounted cash flow methodologies or similar techniques and at least one significant model assumption or input is unobservable.

 

The fair value hierarchy gives the highest priority to quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs. If the inputs used to measure the financial assets and liabilities fall within more than one level described above, the categorization is based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement of the instrument.

 

The carrying amounts of the Company’s financial assets and liabilities, such as cash, accounts receivable, inventory, prepaid expenses and other current assets, accounts payable and accrued expenses approximate their fair values because of the short maturity of these instruments.

 

Transactions involving related parties typically cannot be presumed to be carried out on an arm’s-length basis, as the requisite conditions of competitive, free-market dealings may not exist. However, in the case of the convertible promissory note discussed in Note 5, the Company obtained a fairness opinion from an independent third party which supports that the transaction was carried out at an arm’s length basis.

 

Leases

 

On January 1, 2019, the Company adopted ASC 842 using the modified retrospective approach and recognized a right of use (“ROU”) asset and liability in the consolidated balance sheet in the amount of $252,980 related to the operating lease for office space. Results for the year ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 are presented under ASC 842, while prior period amounts were not adjusted and continue to be reported in accordance with the legacy accounting guidance under ASC Topic 840, Leases.

 

As part of the adoption, we elected the practical expedients permitted under the transition guidance within the new standard, which among other things, allowed us to:

 

  1. Continue applying our current policy for accounting for land easements that existed as of, or expired before, January 1, 2019.
     
  2. Not separate non-lease components from lease components and instead to account for each separate lease component and the non-lease components associated with that lease component as a single lease component.
     
  3. Not to apply the recognition requirements in ASC 842 to short-term leases.
     
  4. Not record a right of use asset or right of use liability for leases with an asset or liability balance that would be considered immaterial.

 

Refer to Note 9. Operating Leases for additional disclosures required by ASC 842.

 

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Revenue Recognition and Cost of Revenues

 

The Company recognizes revenue according to ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The Company will recognize revenue when it is realized or realizable and earned. The Company considers revenue realized or realizable and earned when all of the following criteria are met:

 

1) Identify the contract with a customer

 

A contract with a customer exists when (i) the Company enters into an enforceable contract with a customer that defines each party’s rights regarding the services to be transferred and identifies the payment terms related to these services, (ii) the contract has commercial substance and, (iii) the Company determines that collection of substantially all consideration for services that are transferred is probable based on the customer’s intent and ability to pay the promised consideration. The Company applies judgment in determining the customer’s ability and intention to pay, which is based on a variety of factors including the customer’s historical payment experience or, in the case of a new customer, published credit and financial information pertaining to the customer.

 

2) Identify the performance obligations in the contract

 

Performance obligations promised in a contract are identified based on the services that will be transferred to the customer that are both capable of being distinct, whereby the customer can benefit from the service either on its own or together with other resources that are readily available from third parties or from the Company, and are distinct in the context of the contract, whereby the transfer of the services is separately identifiable from other promises in the contract. To the extent a contract includes multiple promised services, the Company must apply judgment to determine whether promised services are capable of being distinct and distinct in the context of the contract. If these criteria are not met the promised services are accounted for as a combined performance obligation.

 

3) Determine the transaction price

 

The transaction price is determined based on the consideration to which the Company will be entitled in exchange for transferring services to the customer. To the extent the transaction price includes variable consideration, the Company estimates the amount of variable consideration that should be included in the transaction price utilizing either the expected value method or the most likely amount method depending on the nature of the variable consideration. Variable consideration is included in the transaction price if, in the Company’s judgment, it is probable that a significant future reversal of cumulative revenue under the contract will not occur. None of the Company’s contracts as of December 31, 2020 contained a significant financing component.

 

4) Allocate the transaction price to performance obligations in the contract

 

If the contract contains a single performance obligation, the entire transaction price is allocated to the single performance obligation. However, if a series of distinct services that are substantially the same qualifies as a single performance obligation in a contract with variable consideration, the Company must determine if the variable consideration is attributable to the entire contract or to a specific part of the contract. For example, a bonus or penalty may be associated with one or more, but not all, distinct services promised in a series of distinct services that forms part of a single performance obligation. Contracts that contain multiple performance obligations require an allocation of the transaction price to each performance obligation based on a relative standalone selling price basis unless the transaction price is variable and meets the criteria to be allocated entirely to a performance obligation or to a distinct service that forms part of a single performance obligation. The Company determines standalone selling price based on the price at which the performance obligation is sold separately. If the standalone selling price is not observable through past transactions, the Company estimates the standalone selling price taking into account available information such as market conditions and internally approved pricing guidelines related to the performance obligations.

 

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5) Recognize revenue when or as the Company satisfies a performance obligation

 

The Company satisfies performance obligations either over time or at a point in time. Revenue is recognized at the time the related performance obligation is satisfied by transferring a promised service to a customer.

 

Convention revenue is generally earned upon completion of the convention. Unearned convention revenue is deposits received for conventions that have not yet taken place, which are fully or partially refundable depending upon the terms and conditions of the agreements.

 

The Company recognizes cost of revenues in the period in which the revenues was earned. In the event the Company incurs cost of revenues for conventions that are yet to occur, the Company records such amounts as prepaid expenses and such prepaid expenses are expensed during the period the convention takes place.

 

Disaggregation of Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The following table disaggregates gross revenue by significant revenue stream for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019:

 

   For the Years Ended 
   December 31,
2020
   December 31,
2019
 
Conventions  $2,610,123   $10,578,316 
Virtual   412,325    - 
Vault   1,466,714    - 
Jevo   29,001    - 
Total revenue  $4,518,163   $10,578,316 

 

Shipping and Handling Costs

 

The Company accounts for shipping and handling fees in accordance with paragraph ASC 605-45-45-19. While amounts charged to customers for shipping products are included in revenues, the related costs are classified in cost of revenue as incurred.

 

Shipping and handling costs were $5,954 and $0 for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

Equity–based compensation

 

The Company recognizes compensation expense for all equity–based payments in accordance with ASC 718 “Compensation – Stock Compensation”. Under fair value recognition provisions, the Company recognizes equity–based compensation net of an estimated forfeiture rate and recognizes compensation cost only for those shares expected to vest over the requisite service period of the award.

 

Restricted stock awards are granted at the discretion of the Company. These awards are restricted as to the transfer of ownership and generally vest over the requisite service periods, typically over a four-year period (vesting on a straight–line basis). The fair value of a stock award is equal to the fair market value of a share of Company stock on the grant date.

 

The fair value of an option award is estimated on the date of grant using the Black–Scholes option valuation model. The Black–Scholes option valuation model requires the development of assumptions that are input into the model. These assumptions are the expected stock volatility, the risk–free interest rate, the expected life of the option, the dividend yield on the underlying stock and the expected forfeiture rate. Expected volatility is calculated based on the historical volatility of the Company’s Common stock over the expected option life and other appropriate factors. The expected option term is computed using the “simplified” method as permitted under the provisions of ASC 718-10-S99. The Company uses the simplified method to calculate expected term of share options and similar instruments as the Company does not have sufficient historical exercise data to provide a reasonable basis upon which to estimate expected term. Risk–free interest rates are calculated based on continuously compounded risk–free rates for the appropriate term. The dividend yield is assumed to be zero as the Company has never paid or declared any cash dividends on the Common stock of the Company and does not intend to pay dividends on the Common stock in the foreseeable future. The expected forfeiture rate is estimated based on historical experience.

 

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Determining the appropriate fair value model and calculating the fair value of equity–based payment awards requires the input of the subjective assumptions described above. The assumptions used in calculating the fair value of equity–based payment awards represent management’s best estimates, which involve inherent uncertainties and the application of management’s judgment. As a result, if factors change and the Company uses different assumptions, the equity–based compensation could be materially different in the future. In addition, the Company is required to estimate the expected forfeiture rate and recognize expense only for those shares expected to vest. If the actual forfeiture rate is materially different from the Company’s estimate, the equity–based compensation could be significantly different from what the Company has recorded in the current period.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company follows the asset and liability method of accounting for income taxes under FASB ASC 740, “Income Taxes.” Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the estimated future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that included the enactment date. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized.

 

FASB ASC 740 prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more likely than not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. There were no unrecognized tax benefits as of December 31, 2020 and 2019. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. No amounts were accrued for the payment of interest and penalties as of December 31, 2020 and 2019. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position. The Company is subject to income tax examinations by major taxing authorities since inception.

 

The Company may be subject to potential examination by federal, state, and city taxing authorities in the areas of income taxes. These potential examinations may include questioning the timing and amount of deductions, the nexus of income among various tax jurisdictions, and compliance with federal, state, and city tax laws. The Company’s management does not expect that the total amount of unrecognized tax benefits will materially change over the next twelve months.

 

The Company is no longer subject to tax examinations by tax authorities for years prior to 2017.

 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) was signed into law in March 2020. The CARES Act lifts certain deduction limitations originally imposed by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (“2017 Tax Act”). Corporate taxpayers may carryback net operating losses (“NOLs”) originating between 2018 and 2020 for up to five years, which was not previously allowed under the 2017 Tax Act. The CARES Act also eliminates the 80% of taxable income limitations by allowing corporate entities to fully utilize NOL carryforwards to offset taxable income in 2018, 2019 or 2020. Taxpayers may generally deduct interest up to the sum of 50% of adjusted taxable income plus business interest income (30% limit under the 2017 Tax Act) for 2019 and 2020. The CARES Act allows taxpayers with alternative minimum tax credits to claim a refund in 2020 for the entire amount of the credits instead of recovering the credits through refunds over a period of years, as originally enacted by the 2017 Tax Act.

 

In addition, the CARES Act raises the corporate charitable deduction limit to 25% of taxable income and makes qualified improvement property generally eligible for 15-year cost-recovery and 100% bonus depreciation. The enactment of the CARES Act did not result in any material adjustments to the income tax provision.

 

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Earnings per Share

 

Earnings per share (“EPS”) is the amount of earnings attributable to each share of common stock. For convenience, the term is used to refer to either earnings or loss per share. EPS is computed pursuant to Section 260-10-45 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification. Pursuant to ASC Paragraphs 260-10-45-10 through 260-10-45-16, basic EPS shall be computed by dividing income available to common stockholders (the numerator) by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding (the denominator) during the period. Income available to common stockholders shall be computed by deducting both the dividends declared in the period on preferred stock (whether or not paid) and the dividends accumulated for the period on cumulative preferred stock (whether or not earned) from income from continuing operations (if that amount appears in the income statement) and also from net income. The computation of diluted EPS is similar to the computation of basic EPS except that the denominator is increased to include the number of additional common shares that would have been outstanding if the dilutive potential common shares had been issued during the period to reflect the potential dilution that could occur from common shares issuable through contingent shares issuance arrangement, stock options or warrants.

 

The following table shows the outstanding dilutive common shares excluded from the diluted net income (loss) per share calculation as they were anti-dilutive:

 

    Contingent shares issuance
arrangement, stock options
or warrants
 
    For the Year
Ended
December 31, 2020
    For the Year
Ended
December 31, 2019
 
             
Convertible note     833,333       833,333  
Common stock options     792,750       226,000  
Common stock warrants     10,300,000       1,133,333  
                 
Total contingent shares issuance arrangement, stock options or warrants     11,926,083       2,192,666  

 

Related Parties

 

The Company follows subtopic ASC 850-10 for the identification of related parties and disclosure of related party transactions.

 

Pursuant to Section 850-10-20, the related parties include: (a) affiliates of the Company (“Affiliate” means, with respect to any specified person, any other person that, directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by or is under common control with such person, as such terms are used in and construed under Rule 405 under the Securities Act); (b) entities for which investments in their equity securities would be required, absent the election of the fair value option under the Fair Value Option Subsection of Section 825-10-15, to be accounted for by the equity method by the investing entity; (c) trusts for the benefit of employees, such as pension and profit-sharing trusts that are managed by or under the trusteeship of management; (d) principal owners of the Company; (e) management of the Company; (f) other parties with which the Company may deal if one party controls or can significantly influence the management or operating policies of the other to an extent that one of the transacting parties might be prevented from fully pursuing its own separate interests; and (g) other parties that can significantly influence the management or operating policies of the transacting parties or that have an ownership interest in one of the transacting parties and can significantly influence the other to an extent that one or more of the transacting parties might be prevented from fully pursuing its own separate interests.

 

Reclassification

 

Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation.

 

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Recently Adopted Accounting Guidance

 

In October 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-16, “Income Taxes (Topic 740): Intra-Entity Transfers of Assets Other than Inventory”, which eliminates the exception that prohibits the recognition of current and deferred income tax effects for intra-entity transfers of assets other than inventory until the asset has been sold to an outside party. The updated guidance is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption of the update is permitted. The adoption of ASU 2018-16 did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statement presentation or disclosures.

 

In August 2018, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2018-13, “Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Disclosure Framework - Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement”, which changes the fair value measurement disclosure requirements of ASC 820. This update is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and for interim periods within those fiscal years. The adoption of ASU 2018-13 did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statement presentation or disclosures.

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02 “Leases” (Topic 842) which amended guidance for lease arrangements to increase transparency and comparability by providing additional information to users of financial statements regarding an entity’s leasing activities. Subsequent to the issuance of Topic 842, the FASB clarified the guidance through several ASUs; hereinafter the collection of lease guidance is referred to as ASC 842. The revised guidance seeks to achieve this objective by requiring reporting entities to recognize lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet for substantially all lease arrangements.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

In March 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-04, “Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting.” ASU 2020-04 provides optional expedients and exceptions to account for contracts, hedging relationships and other transactions that reference LIBOR or another reference rate if certain criteria are met. The amendments of ASU No. 2020-04 are effective immediately, as of March 12, 2020, and may be applied prospectively to contract modifications made and hedging relationships entered into on or before December 31, 2022. The Company is evaluating the impact that the amendments of this standard would have on the Company’s consolidated financial statements

 

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, Income Taxes(Topic 740): “Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes”, which is intended to simplify the accounting for income taxes by removing certain exceptions to the general principles in Topic 740 and by clarifying and amending existing guidance to improve consistent application. This ASU is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2020. Early adoption is permitted. Certain amendments within this ASU are required to be applied on a retrospective basis, certain other amendments are required to be applied on a modified retrospective basis and all other amendments on a prospective basis. The Company is currently evaluating the impact the adoption of this standard will have on the consolidated financial statements.

 

In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-06, Debt—”Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity”. This ASU amends the guidance on convertible instruments and the derivatives scope exception for contracts in an entity’s own equity, and also improves and amends the related EPS guidance for both Subtopics. The ASU will be effective for annual reporting periods after December 15, 2021 and interim periods within those annual periods and early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the new guidance on its consolidated financial statements.

 

Management has evaluated all recent accounting pronouncements as issued by the FASB in the form of Accounting Standards Updates (“ASU”) through the date these financial statements were available to be issued and found no recent accounting pronouncements issued, but not yet effective accounting pronouncements, when adopted, will have a material impact on the financial statements of the Company.

 

Subsequent Events

 

The Company evaluates subsequent events and transactions that occur after the balance sheet date for potential recognition or disclosure. Any material events that occur between the balance sheet date and the date that the consolidated financial statements were issued are disclosed as subsequent events, while the consolidated financial statements are adjusted to reflect any conditions that existed at the balance sheet date.

 

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Note 4 – Property and Equipment

 

Property and equipment stated at cost, less accumulated depreciation and amortization, consisted of the following:

 

   December 31,
2020
   December 31,
2019
 
Computer Equipment  $36,525   $48,128 
Equipment   474,069    474,068 
Furniture and Fixtures   65,465    62,321 
Vehicles   15,000    - 
Leasehold Improvements   27,094    22,495 
    618,153    607,012 
Less: Accumulated depreciation   (559,652)   (548,908)
   $58,501   $58,104 

 

Depreciation expense was $24,336 and $47,698 for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

Note 5 – Related Party Transactions

 

Wiz Wizard LLC

 

On December 29, 2014, the Company and a member of the Board formed Wiz Wizard (d/b/a ConBox) in the State of Delaware. The Company and the member of the Board each owned 50% of the membership interest and agreed to allocate the profits and losses accordingly upon repayment of the initial capital contributions on a pro rata basis. On February 4, 2016, the member of the Board assigned his fifty percent (50%) membership interest to the Company. The Company ceased ConBox operations in 2017. Wiz World, LLC was dissolved in March 2019.

 

Consulting Agreement

 

On December 29, 2016, the Company entered into a Consulting Services Agreement (the “Consulting Agreement”) with Bristol Capital, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Bristol”) managed by Paul L. Kessler, the Chairman of the Company. Pursuant to the Consulting Agreement, Mr. Kessler will serve as Executive Chairman of the Company. The initial term of the Agreement is from December 29, 2016 through March 28, 2017 (the “Initial Term”). The term of the Consulting Agreement will be automatically extended for additional terms of 90-day periods each (each a “Renewal Term” and together with the Initial Term, the “Term”), unless either the Company or Bristol gives prior written notice of non-renewal to the other party no later than thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of the then current Term.

 

During the Term, the Company will pay Bristol a monthly fee (the “Monthly Fee”) of Eighteen Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty and No/100 Dollars ($18,750). This agreement has been amended so that the monthly fee owed to Bristol may now, at the option of the Company, be paid in preferred stock. The consulting agreement is still in effect.

 

In addition, the Company granted to Bristol options to purchase up to an aggregate of 30,000 shares of the Company’s common stock.

 

During the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company incurred expenses of approximately $225,000, for each period for services provided by Bristol. On November 22, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Company decided to issue 210,982 shares of Preferred stock (“2018 Bristol shares”) for settlement of the outstanding fees due to Bristol totaling $496,875. At December 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company accrued $0 and $125,154, respectively, of net monthly fees due to Bristol. On August 3, 2020, the Board of Directors resolved to convert the total amount of debt owed to Bristol of $384,375, as of July 31, 2020, into 38,438 shares of Series A Preferred stock. On August 3, 2020, as ratified on August 21, 2020, the Board of Directors elected to cancel the 2018 Bristol shares and issue an additional 88,125 shares of Series A Preferred stock.

 

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Operating Sublease

 

On June 16, 2016, the Company entered into a Standard Multi-Tenant Sublease (“Sublease”) with Bristol Capital Advisors, LLC (“Bristol Capital Advisors”), an entity controlled by the Company’s Chairman of the Board. The leased premises are owned by an unrelated third party and Bristol Capital Advisors passes the lease costs down to the Company. The term of the Sublease is for 5 years and 3 months beginning on July 1, 2016 commencing with monthly payments of $8,118. During the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company paid lease obligations $108,046 and $115,954, respectively, under the Sublease. The Sublease terms in September 2021. See Note 9.

 

The offices and records of the Company moved to the Barlock offices in Park City, Utah during the fourth quarter 2020.

 

Loan from officer

 

During the year ended December 31, 2019, the CEO made a non-interest bearing loan to the Company of $100,000. During the year ended December 31, 2020, an additional $125,000 was loaned to the Company, which together with other amounts paid on behalf of the Company, brought the total amount loaned to $351,000. The outstanding balance under the loan payable as of December 31, 2020 and 2019 was $0 and $100,000, respectively, and was included in accounts payable and accrued liabilities on the consolidated balance sheet. On August 3, 2020 the Board of Directors resolved to convert the total amount of debt (including loans made to the Company and deferred compensation) owed to John D. Maatta, as of July 31, 2020, into 35,074 shares of Series A Preferred Stock. On August 3, 2020, as ratified on August 21, 2020 the Board of Directors elected to cancel the 2018 Maatta shares previously issued for outstanding deferred compensation and issue an additional 85,868 shares of Series A Preferred stock (see Note 8).

 

Securities Purchase Agreement

 

Effective December 1, 2016, the Company entered into the Purchase Agreement with Bristol Investment Fund, Ltd. (the “Purchaser”), an entity controlled by the Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors, pursuant to which the Company sold to the Purchaser, for a cash purchase price of $2,500,000, securities comprising: (i) the Debenture, (ii) Series A Warrants, and (iii) Series B Warrants. Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the Company paid $25,000 to the Purchaser and issued to the Purchaser 25,000 shares of Common Stock with a grant date fair value of $85,000 to cover the Purchaser’s legal fees. The Company recorded as a debt discount of $25,791 related to the cash paid and the relative fair value of the shares issued to Purchaser for legal fees.

 

(i) Debenture

 

The Debenture with an initial principal balance of $2,500,000, due December 30, 2018 (the “Maturity Date”), will accrue interest on the aggregate unconverted and then outstanding principal amount of the Debenture at the rate of 12% per annum. Interest is payable quarterly on (i) January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1, beginning on January 1, 2017, (ii) on each date the Purchaser converts, in whole or in part, the Debenture into Common Stock (as to that principal amount then being converted), and (iii) on the day that is 20 days following the Company’s notice to redeem some or all of the of the outstanding principal of the Debenture (only as to that principal amount then being redeemed) and on the Maturity Date. The Debenture is convertible into shares of the Company’s Common Stock at any time at the option of the holder, at an initial conversion price of $3.00 (as converted) per share, subject to adjustment. In the event of default occurs, the conversion price shall be the lesser of (i) the initial conversion price of $3.00 and (ii) 50% of the average of the 3 lowest trading prices during the 20 trading days immediately prior to the applicable conversion date. The debenture contains a “ratchet” provisions that adjusts the conversion rate of the debenture to the lowest rate the Company has agreed to issue stock. The effect of repricing board and employee options to $0.25 reset the conversion rates of the debenture to $0.25. In light of the financial stress Covid-19 has placed on the Company the holder of the debenture has agreed to not require payment due under each of the outstanding debenture until December 31, 2022.

 

(ii) Series A Warrants

 

The Series A Warrants to acquire up to 833,333 shares of Common Stock at the Series A Initial Exercise Price of $3.00 and expiring on December 1, 2021. The Warrants may be exercised immediately upon the issuance date, upon the option of the holder. The exercise price has now been adjusted to $0.25 and the exercise date has been extended.

 

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(iii) Series B Warrants

 

The Series B Warrants to acquire up to 833,333 shares of Common Stock at the Series B Initial Exercise Price of $0.0001 and expiring on December 1, 2021. The Series B Warrants were exercised immediately upon the issuance date. The Company received gross proceeds of $1,667 upon exercise of the warrants.

 

Upon issuance of the note, the Company valued the warrants using the Black-Scholes Option Pricing model and accounted for it using the relative fair value of $1,448,293 as debt discount on the consolidated balance sheet. The debt discount is amortized over the earlier of (i) the term of the debt or (ii) conversion of the debt, using the effective interest method which approximates the interest method. The amortization of debt discount is included as a component of interest expense in the consolidated statements of operations. For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company recorded amortization of $0 and $4,999, respectively. There was unamortized debt discount of $0 as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, which includes the debt discount recorded upon execution of the Securities Purchase Agreement discussed above.

 

Securities Purchase Agreement – December 2019

 

Effective December 19, 2019, the Company entered into the Purchase Agreement with a Purchaser, pursuant to which the Company sold to the Purchaser, for a cash purchase price of $2,500,000, securities comprising: (i) the Debenture and (ii) Series A Warrants. Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the Company paid $25,400 to the Purchaser to cover the Purchaser’s legal fees. The Company recorded as a debt discount of $25,400 related to the cash paid and the relative fair value of the shares issued to Purchaser for legal fees. A principal of the Purchaser serves as a Director on the Board of the Company. See Note 7.

 

Investment in CONtv

 

The Company currently holds a limited and passive interest of 10% in CONtv, a joint venture with third parties and Bristol Capital, LLC (a related party controlled by a member of the Board). CONtv is a digital network devoted to fans of pop culture entertainment and is inactive

 

For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company recognized $0 losses from this venture, respectively.

 

As of December 31, 2020 and 2019, the investment in CONtv was $0.

 

As of December 31, 2020 and 2019, the amount due to CONtv was $224,241.

 

Note 6 – Notes Payable

 

Paycheck Protection Program

 

On March 27, 2020 the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) was enacted and included a provision for the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) to implement its Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). The PPP provides small businesses with funds to pay payroll costs, including some benefits over a covered period of up to 24 weeks. Funds received under the PPP may also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. Subject to certain criteria being met, all or a portion of the loan may be forgiven. The loans bear interest at an annual rate of one percent (1%), are due two (2) years from the date of issuance, and all payments are deferred for the first six (6) months of the loan. Any unforgiven balance of loan principal and accrued interest at the end of the six (6) month loan deferral period is amortized in equal monthly installments over the remaining 18-months of the loan term. On April 30, 2020, the Company closed a $197,600 SBA guaranteed PPP loan. The Company expects to use the loan proceeds as permitted and apply for and receive forgiveness for the entire loan amount. As of December 31, 2020, the outstanding balance under the loan was $197,600.

 

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Small Business Administration Loan

 

On June 9, 2020, the Company executed a loan agreement with the SBA. The Company received aggregate proceeds of $149,900 under the loan which shall accrue interest at a rate of 3.75% and will mature in June 2050. As of December 31, 2020, the outstanding balance under the loan was $149,900.

 

Note 7 – Convertible Debenture

 

Securities Purchase Agreement

 

Effective December 19, 2019, the Company entered into the Purchase Agreement with a Purchaser (related party), pursuant to which the Company sold to the Purchaser, for a cash purchase price of $2,500,000, securities comprising: (i) the Debenture and (ii) Series A Warrants. Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the Company paid $25,400 to the Purchaser to cover the Purchaser’s legal fees. The Company recorded as a debt discount of $25,400 related to the cash paid and the relative fair value of the shares issued to Purchaser for legal fees.

 

(i) Debenture

 

The Debenture with an initial principal balance of $2,500,000, due December 30, 2021 (the “Maturity Date”), will accrue interest on the aggregate unconverted and then outstanding principal amount of the Debenture at the rate of 12% per annum. Interest is payable quarterly on (i) January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1, beginning on January 1, 2020, (ii) on each date the Purchaser converts, in whole or in part, the Debenture into Common Stock (as to that principal amount then being converted), and (iii) on the day that is 20 days following the Company’s notice to redeem some or all of the of the outstanding principal of the Debenture (only as to that principal amount then being redeemed) and on the Maturity Date. The Debenture is convertible into shares of the Company’s Common Stock at any time at the option of the holder, at an initial conversion price of $2.50 (as converted) per share, subject to adjustment. In the event of default occurs, the conversion price shall be the lesser of (i) the initial conversion price of $2.50 and (ii) 50% of the average of the 3 lowest trading prices during the 20 trading days immediately prior to the applicable conversion date. In July 2020, the Purchaser agreed to extend the debenture a year as well as forbear any collection on the debenture up to December 30, 2022. The subject debenture contains a “ratchet” provisions that adjusts the conversion rates of the notes to the lowest rate the Company has agreed to issue stock. The effect of repricing board and employee options to $0.25 reset the conversion rates the note to $0.25. In light of the financial stress Covid-19 has placed on the Company the holder of the debenture has agreed to not require payment due under the outstanding debenture until December 31, 2022.

 

(ii) Warrants

 

The Series A Warrants to acquire up to 300,000 shares of Common Stock at the Series A Initial Exercise Price of $2.50 and expiring on December 1, 2024. The Warrants may be exercised immediately upon the issuance date, upon the option of the holder. The exercise price has now bee