It was great being at Fan Expo Chicago simply for the fact that we once again got to experience a large convention. We got to hang out with friends we hadn’t seen in ages and we got to make some new friends. We got to wander and shop and visit new vendors. We also saw a lot of our old favorites.
Unfortunately, there were a lot of things that were not nice about Fan Expo Chicago. I can’t stress enough about the poor layout. The cosplay was broken into three sections, You had the cosplay guests against the far wall, then the cosplay groups were several aisles away, a few of which were tucked in with vendors. then there was a bar set up directly across from a children’s charity group. Then the Cosplay Red carpet was stuck all the way down at the other end, by the panel rooms.
FAN EXPO CHICAGO – Saturday Cosplay Pt. 1
Fan EXPO CHICAGO – Saturday Cosplay Pt. 2
FAN EXPO CHICAGO – Saturday Cosplay Pt. 3
FAN EXPO CHICAGO – Saturday Cosplay Pt. 4
FAN EXPO CHICAGO – Saturday Cosplay Pt. 5
I saw competing vendors across from each other, and most of the artists were tucked over into an alcove that was easy to overlook. All the food vendors (the few there were) were stuck into a ‘food court’ in an alcove next to Artist Alley; if you missed one, you missed both.
Over all the layout did not make sense.
I did do some minor celebrity spotting on Saturday and snagged a few pics of the Stargirl cast.
But, I don’t think you came here to see the celebrities, so, on to the cosplay!
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, United States
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