Saturday of Fan Expo Chicago was certainly the busiest day all weekend. While there didn’t seem to have quite the numbers of a Saturday in previous years, the condensed show floor and narrower aisles made it feel more packed.
If attendees needed a break from shopping or looking at art, there were celebrity guest photo ops and autographs, as well as more panels than one could feasibly fit into one day! With celebrity guest panels, anime screenings, cosplay how-tos, and a cosplay competition, there was certainly something to appeal to every attendee. In the family area, Captain America read a book to some kids who were absolutely enthralled.
I attended the Lord of the Rings cosplay meetup in the morning, where quite a bit of silliness was had. I made a video capturing some of it, as well as some of the gorgeous wares for sale.
Finally, what you’ve all been waiting for, some of the impressive cosplays I managed to capture!
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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