Wizard World Chicago Comic Con August 8-11, 2013

This year’s Wizard World Chicago Comic Con is scheduled for August 8-11 (Thursday – Sunday). That’s only a week away!

Everyone Hates the Good Girl Wizard World Chicago Con 2013 Exclusive Lithograph

Although I had a mixed experience last year, I’m really looking forward to attending this time. Much of that is due to the guests. I’m excited to check out all the comic creators, because I usually discover at least one artist new to me. KC is going with me this year (which makes it more fun), and he’s looking forward to catching up with Alan Davis (the two of them worked together on Justice League: The Nail, among other things). Heck, I’m going to have to spend some time going over the guest list just to see everyone who’s on it, and I’m not even thinking about media guests! (Although John Barrowman will be there, and I might stand in line for him.)

Alan Davis also provided the show-exclusive lithograph, limited to 250, shown here. It’s titled “Everyone Hates the Good Girl”.

Ticket options for Wizard World Chicago range from $50 (one-day, Friday or Sunday), $60 (one-day, Saturday), $90 (the whole weekend), to $225 (for a VIP celebrity package; you get a photo op with the celebrity you choose) or $525 for the Stan Lee Platinum Meet-and-Greet — but they’re all sold out.

There’s a huge slate of event programming, including spotlights on celebrities, film and TV show fan meetups, craft focuses (including “Pitfalls of Writing” and “Breaking Into Comics”), character explorations (“Who Is Batman to You?”, “X-Men at 50″), a costume contest, speed dating, and an official After Party on Saturday night.

I’m sure there will be lots to see and shop for. I’m thinking of it as similar to a trip to Disney World. Oh, and the Beat is running a contest where you can win tickets and an original piece of art by Neal Adams. Enter by Monday!

Wizard World Chicago Comic Con logo

7 Responses to “Wizard World Chicago Comic Con August 8-11, 2013”

  1. Russell Lissau Says:

    johanna, Please stop by E2 in artist alley and say hello!

  2. Eric Says:

    I’m excited for this year’s Wizard World. It looks like they have more and better programming than they’ve had in the past. I was not too enthusiastic about going until I saw the programming schedule.

  3. Johanna Says:

    Will do, Russell! I forgot that part of the article — asking people who I should seek out at the show.

    I think they’ve definitely stepped up the programming, Eric.

  4. Eric Says:

    Did you end up going? If so, I’m interested in hearing what you thought about it.

  5. Johanna Says:

    Unfortunately, no. I threw my back out the afternoon before and couldn’t spend the day walking around. I was disappointed, because it sounded fun. Thanks for asking.

  6. Eric Says:

    Hope you’re feeling better. I went Saturday and Sunday and enjoyed it. Highlights for me were the “50 Years of X-Men” panel with Chris Claremont & Alan Davis and the exhibit of Frank Frazetta paintings. Claremont mentioned that what made him want to work with Davis was Davis’ work on D.R. and Quick, which I had never heard of. Later that day, I found “The Complete D.R. and Quick” in a box of half-off tpbs! Made my day.

    There was a different layout this year, with Artists’ Alley & media guests on the ground floor and retailers on the second floor. A retailer friend disliked the new layout because it reduced his foot traffic. I liked it because it made the floor less crowded.

    Hope you can make it next year!

  7. Johanna Says:

    What a serendipitous discovery! Sounds like a good setup, too, where you could either visit guests or shop, depending on what you wanted from the show. I can see why a retailer might be disappointed, though. I do hope to go next year.




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