WizardWorld Chicago Comic Con 2014 – A Look Back

[Editor’s Note: The dreaded Con Funk infected us here at ASM headquarters, causing the delay in this article.] We’ve been going to WizardWorld Chicago, also known as Chicago Comic-Con, for over a decade, so we’ve seen the convention go through many changes over the years.   We’ve seen the convention grow, we’ve seen the floor layout expand and change, we’ve seen the focus switch from a comic convention to a pop-culture gathering.  So, while we like to look at each year as its own separate entity, it’s hard to not compare the convention to those from the past. WizardWorld Chicago 2014

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‘Guardians Of The Galaxy,’ David Boreanaz Q&A’s, Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival, Creator Sessions, TV & Film Screenings Headline Programming At Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

‘Gotham’ Screening, ‘Star Trek: TNG,’ Reunion, ‘Doctor Who,’ John Barrowman, Karl Urban, Stan Lee Sessions, Game Show, Leonard Nimoy Via Skype, Speed Dating, Film Festival Among 150+ Hours Of Panels At Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, August 21-24 ROSEMONT, Ill., August 13, 2014 – In its largest and most diverse programming schedule to date, Wizard World Chicago Comic Con will feature more than 150 hours of Q&A’s, movie and TV screenings, special events, creator sessions, meet and greets, parties, fan-driven panels and more over four full days at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Thursday through Sunday, August 21-24. Most

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Wizard World Presents ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ Panel Featuring Sir Patrick Stewart, Moderated By William Shatner, August 24 During Chicago Comic Con

Below is the press release announcing a special “Star Trek: The Next Generation” panel at Wizard World Chicago.  Six TNG members will be in attendance, and the panel will be moderated by William Shatner himself.  The reason for this panel?  It’s been twenty years since the finale, “All Good Things” aired. Twenty years?  Good Lord, I’m old.  See the press release below and hit the jump for more. Wizard World Presents ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ Panel Featuring Sir Patrick Stewart, Moderated By William Shatner, August 24 During Chicago Comic Con Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Levar Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Brent

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Boreanaz, Reedus, Smith, Gillan Headline Wizard World Chicago Comic Con Celebrity Roster

David Boreanaz, Norman Reedus, Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Katie Cassidy, Stan Lee Headline Celebrity Guests At Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 21-24 Five WWE® Standouts Including Superstar John Cena®, Five ‘The Walking Dead’ Stars, Anthony Mackie, Evan Peters, Top Comics Creators Also Among Top Stars At Pop Culture Festival At Donald E. Stephens Convention Center ROSEMONT, Ill., June 25, 2014 – David Boreanaz (“Bones,” “Angel”), Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead,” Boondock Saints), Matt Smith and Karen Gillan (“Doctor Who,”), Katie Cassidy (“Arrow”), William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “T.J. Hooker”) and comics legend Stan Lee are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 21-24 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. It is largest and longest-running

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Wizard World Chicago Comic Con 2013 – The Stuff We Wished We Saw

As mentioned in our previous Chicago Comic Con gallery article, there was a lot that we felt we missed this year at the con.  Well, thanks to Jerry Milani and the other fine folks at Wizard, we were provided some images that their staff photographers took.  After looking through them, here are some of the best things that I personally wish we had seen.  A bunch of pictures, so they’re hidden behind the jump.

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Wizard World Chicago Comic Con 2013 In Pictures

While at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con this past weekend, we were on a mission to take pictures of some of the cooler costumes and displays we saw.  Interestingly enough, it seemed that although the extra space made it easier to get around, having two floors to cover made it seem like we were always missing some cool costume disappearing down an aisle, never to be seen again.  There was a fantastic Brienne costumer that we were unable to photograph, and we couldn’t find her again.  Besides the two floors, another reason could be that with the new layout of

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Wizard World Chicago Comic Con: A New Look for 2013!

Wizard World Chicago Comic Con sported a new look this year, taking over a completely different area of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. As attendees of the con for over a decade, it felt odd to walk in through the main entrance and turn to the right to enter the show rather than the hall(s) to the left that used to host the con. The most notable change in 2013 was that the con was spread out over two levels of the convention center. The ground level show floor hosted the celebrity autographs, the photo op

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Wizard World Chicago Comic Con Is On!

Wizard World’s Chicago Comic Con (http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ch.html) has started, and we at ASM will be hitting the show on Saturday.  If you are going, please look for us and say “Hi!” To whet your appetite for the show, here are a few video links, courtesy of the folks at Wizard. And be sure to check out their fan page for updates from the floor!  http://vip.me/SocialWorld

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Sunday Is Kids Day At Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

Arts & Crafts, Face Painting, ‘Creepy Crawlies,’ Green Ranger Power Hour, ‘Kid-Friendly’ Booths, Exclusive Lithographs, Passport Program, Costume Contest Lead Special Children’s Programming; Kids Under 10 Free With Paid Adult ROSEMONT Ill., August 5, 2013 – Move over, mom and dad!  Sunday is Kids Day at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, with an array of programming, kid-friendly celebrities, creators and exhibitors designed especially for children, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.  From the impossibly cute Kids Costume Contest to the positively “icky” Creepy Crawlies in Pop Culture panel, children of all ages will enjoy a variety of activities all day long. 

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