Today, SHIMMER announced the location of their next live event after this October’s Vol 49-52 tapings in Berwyn, and for only the second time in company history, the group will stage a taping outside of the traditional Eagles Club in suburban Chicago, IL.

Vol 53 of the SHIMMER DVD series will emanate from the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ as part of the WWN/Highspots sponsored WrestleCon convention on April 5-7, 2013. That weekend is, of course, WrestleMania weekend – with WWE presenting WrestleMania 29 from the Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ (three miles away) – so the NY/NJ metropolitan area should be absolutely teeming with 80,000+ wrestling fans. SHIMMER Vol 53 will kick off the day of wrestling on Saturday, April 6th with a 12:00 noon bell time.

SHIMMER will only be one part of the WrestleCon experience, which will also feature live wrestling shows from Dragon Gate USA, EVOLVE, CZW, Chikara, 5 Dollar Wrestling and more. SHIMMER promoter Dave Prazak is quoted as saying:

“Though SHIMMER has been primarily a non-touring, Chicago based DVD series during our first seven years of operation, we are pleased to make a rare exception to that rule come April in order to be a part of the WrestleCon festivities, SHIMMER’s participation in that weekend’s events will give the dedicated wrestling fans who will be in area a fantastic opportunity to witness SHIMMER 53 live and in person. We are excited to join the other top wrestling companies which will be a part of WrestleCon to provide the fans with something different that weekend, a live all female card featuring the very best women athletes in professional wrestling today, SHIMMER style!”

Check out all the information on WrestleCon at the official site

UPDATE: In addition to the above, Dave Prazak has confirmed on the SHIMMER Board that Vols 54-57 of the DVD series will tape back at the usual Eagles Club in Berwyn over the weekend of April 13th & 14th – so that will make five DVDs worth of product recorded in just over a week.

– Stew Allen