Wizard World came to Chicago this weekend, August 22-25th, and we are there to cover it.
This year’s celebrity line-up was a chaotic jumble, as stars were added at the last minute and others cancelled. Originally the headliner was Jason Momoa, but he cancelled to protest an Observatory being built on sacred Hawaiian land.
Scrambling for last minute headliners, Wizard World did pretty well and brought in both John Travolta and Jeff Goldblum (Definitely a “J” theme of celebs this year). Not too shabby. Of course, the fans of Jason were still upset.
It didn’t make fans any happier when the celebrity schedules didn’t go up until Thursday morning. Most people would normally have had their weekends already planned out, but they had to wait until the last minute. The last minute changes were understandable, due to the celeb changes, but still not appreciated.
Thursday is the day to go. This is when you can scope out the floor, talk to people, and get a good layout of the land. You can also pick up your passes without waiting forever in line.
And of course, there was cosplay. Thank you, everyone!
If you see yourself, please mention it in the comments and we will tag you.
Stay tuned, there will be more coverage of Wizard World Chicago!
To see where you are taking your next cosplay, be sure to check out our Cosplay Convention List.
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About Wizard Entertainment, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard Entertainment, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard Entertainment has also teamed with Sony Pictures Entertainment to find the next generation of movies as well as to engage in a number of strategic initiatives. Additional initiatives may include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally. Fans can interact with Wizard Entertainment at www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.
The 2019 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/