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Friday was my first day at the new Fan Expo Chicago. Even for a Friday, it did not seem quite as busy as I expected, but everyone there seemed to be enjoying themselves. I was able to attend a panel by Cosawesome Studios featuring James Wulfgar of Wulfgar Weapons and LadyDragon Cosplay Creations talking about how to cosplay on a budget, but more on that later.

As previously mentioned, the layout of the convention was certainly different from past years, and could be quite confusing at times. There were uneven rows, which could be hard if you were trying to go through the convention in a methodical manner so that you saw everything, but it was easy enough to learn after a while. There were lots of vendors selling attractive and unique items, and a plethora of artists (if you could find Artist Alley) with distinct styles and art from varied fandoms. Even if you weren’t getting any autographs, photo ops, or attending any of the special events, it would have been easy to spend quite a lot of money over the course of the weekend!

The amount of cosplayers started out a bit slow, but certainly picked up by the time I got out of my panel in the morning. Unfortunately I did not personally take many photos since I was volunteering at a booth for League of Enchantment most of the day, but still managed to take a few and pose with some of my fellow Marvel cosplayers. One attendee was even kind enough to pay for me to take a photo with the Captain Carter shield that Shield Labs had at their booth!

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.

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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.

Show Hours:
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, United States
(847) 692-2220

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