Wizard World Chicago: Pop Culture, Comics and Celebs Galore!

Wizard World Chicago is this weekend! The Chicago branch of the popular Wizard World conventions starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. The epic alignment of all things comic, cosplay and pop culture will be happening at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (5555 North River Road, Rosemont, Illinois 60018).

Celebrity Appearances

The Wizard World conventions always get an impressive roster of celebrities. The Chicago branch is no different. There will be actors, writers and artists for every fandom to enjoy! From Doctor Who to Firefly and anime to Marvel, the convention will have celebrity autographs and photo op sessions with your favorites. Check out the full appearance list here.

Wizard World Chicago | Doctor Who | David Tennant | Alex Kingston | John Barrowman Wizard World Chicago | Doctor Who | Catherine Tate | Jenna Coleman

Wizard World Chicago | Vic Mignogna | Colin Donnell | Arryn Zech | Caleb McLaughlin Wizard World Chicago | Summer Glau | Jewel Staite | Elizabeth Henstridge | Colbie Smulders Wizard World Chicago | Billy Boyd | Michael Rooker | Lou Ferrigno

Wizard World Chicago Panels

Not sure which panels you want to see while you’re at Wizard World Chicago? We’ve pulled together a small list of highlights you’ll want to see.

Thursday

The Business Of Art With Rob Schamberger (Thursday, Aug. 24, 20174:00 PM – 4:45 PM location: ROOM 3)

Start Your Creativity Engines (Thursday, Aug. 24, 20175:30 PM – 6:15 PM location: ROOM 1)

Drawing Disney With Clinton Hobart (Thursday, Aug. 24, 20176:00 PM – 6:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE)

Marvel Vs. Dc Cosplay Meet- Up (Thursday, Aug. 24, 20177:15 PM – 7:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE)

Cosplay On A Budget (Thursday, Aug. 24, 20177:30 PM – 8:15 PM location: ROOM 14)

Make A Nerdy Living (Thursday, Aug. 24, 20178:00 PM – 8:45 PM location: ROOM 3)

Friday

How To Draw The Marvel Way With Former Marvel Comics Art Director, Steve Geiger (Friday, Aug. 25, 20171:00 PM – 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE)

Cosplay 101 With Wizard World Cosplay Guests (Friday, Aug. 25, 20173:45 PM – 4:30 PM location: ROOM 14)

Making Webcomics (Friday, Aug. 25, 20174:30 PM – 5:15 PM location: ROOM 1)

Hayao Miyazaki: A Storyteller’s Journey (Friday, Aug. 25, 20174:45 PM – 5:30 PM location: ROOM 14)

Bring Your Character To Life (Friday, Aug. 25, 20175:00 PM – 5:45 PM location: ROOM 3)

Saturday

Cosplay Workshop: Working With Worbla (Saturday, Aug. 26, 201711:00 AM – 1:00 PM location: ROOM 2)

Mark Crilley Live Manga Demo (Saturday, Aug. 26, 201711:30 AM – 12:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE)

Allons-Y! A Conversation With David Tennant (Saturday, Aug. 26, 20171:30 PM – 2:15 PM location: ROOM 24 – BALLROOM)

Prop Making 101 By Shield Labs (Saturday, Aug. 26, 20171:45 PM – 2:30 PM location: ROOM 14)

Doodle To Drawing (Saturday, Aug. 26, 20172:30 PM – 3:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE)

How To Make $$$ As An Manga Artist (Saturday, Aug. 26, 20172:45 PM – 3:30 PM location: ROOM 14)

Wizard World Costume Contest (Saturday, Aug. 26, 20177:00 PM – 9:00 PM location: ROOM 24 – BALLROOM)

 

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