FAN EXPO Chicago 2023 returned to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on August 10th and runs though August 13th for their 2023 show.
Sunday was the final day for FAN EXPO Chicago and it started out slow. We arrived about an hour after the event started and we noticed how easy traffic and parking was. When we first arrived, there was very little cosplay, but as the day wore on, it picked up. I guess everyone else also started out slow.
It seemed like the air conditioning was finally working. Overall, it was a great day to walk around and see everything, get some shopping done, and meet some old and new friends.
FAN EXPO Chicago 2023 Cosplay Saturday (Pt. 1)
FAN EXPO Chicago 2023 Cosplay Saturday (Pt. 2)
FAN EXPO Chicago 2023 Cosplay Saturday (Pt. 3)
FAN EXPO Chicago 2023 Cosplay Saturday (Pt. 4)
FAN EXPO Chicago 2023 Cosplay Saturday (Pt. 5)
Sunday was a good day for cosplay and I got a decent amount of floor pictures. I also snagged photos of the kids contest, red carpet, and the Andorian run… so stay tuned for those.
FAN EXPO Chicago is the ultimate go-to event for sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event in Chicago that attracts hundreds of thousands of people to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.
FAN EXPO Chicago offers exciting family-friendly attractions, events, and world-renowned Celebrities! The show, which started as Chicago Comic Con in 1972 and became Wizard World Chicago in 1998, has featured celebrities and creators like Stan Lee, Michael J. Fox, John Travolta, Carrie Fisher, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, WWE® Superstar John Cena®, David Boreanaz and many more headliners.
Everyone is a fan of something, and FAN EXPO Chicago is a place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favorite guest then get the inside scoop about your favorite movies and TV shows at our celebrity panels! Watch professional comic artists battle it out in our popular Sketch Duels, learn from our “How To” workshops, and take photos with your favorite costumed characters! It’s also a great place to buy a unique gift (or treat yourself!) with a huge show floor for shopping madness.
Join tens of thousands of fans who are just like you and experience the ultimate playground for comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming. Four days of citywide events, family-friendly attractions and world-renowned celebrities await!
Thursday: 4 PM – 9 PM
Friday: 10 AM – 7 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 7 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018
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Convention – FAN EXPO Chicago
FAN EXPO HQ is the largest comic con producer in the world. Collectively, it hosts nearly 1 million fans annually at FAN EXPO Canada, MEGACON Orlando, FAN EXPO Denver, Calgary Comics & Entertainment Expo, FAN EXPO Chicago, FAN EXPO Dallas, FAN EXPO Boston, FAN EXPO Philadelphia, Edmonton Comics & Entertainment Expo, FAN EXPO San Francisco, Toronto Comicon, FAN EXPO Cleveland, FAN EXPO New Orleans, FAN EXPO Portland, FAN EXPO Vancouver, and Dallas FAN FESTIVAL. The list of upcoming events is available here, along with up-to-date ticket information. Discover. Celebrate. Belong.