- Posted by Johanna on August 2, 2013 at 4:13 pm
- Category: Comic News
This year’s Wizard World Chicago Comic Con is scheduled for August 8-11 (Thursday – Sunday). That’s only a week away!
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!