Diana Gabaldon, Dan Brereton, Gene Ha, Tom Cook Headline Creators At Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, August 23-26

Artist Alley Headliners Also Include Bob Camp, Andrew Pepoy, Kurt Lehner, Dan Dougherty, Jose Delbo, Jonathan Glapion, Arthur Suydam At 20th Anniversary Event At Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

ROSEMONT, Ill., August 2, 2018Diana Gabaldon  (Outlander novels), Dan Brereton  (“Nocturnals,” “Batman: Thrillkiller”), Gene Ha (“Mae,” “Justice League”), Tom Cook (“Masters of the Universe,” “Smurfs”), Bob Camp (“Ren & Stimpy”), Andrew Pepoy (“The Simpsons,” “Archie”), Kurt Lehner (“Gargoyles,” “Marvel Action Hour”),  Jose Delbo (“Raggedy Ann,” “The Beatles”), Dan Dougherty (“Beardo,” “Touching Evil”), Jonathan Glapion (“Batgirl,” “Wonder Woman”) and Arthur Suydam  (“Deadpool,” “Marvel Zombies”) are among the dozens of professional writers and artists scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, August 23-26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

This marks the 20th anniversary of the first Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, with a weekend that will feature many demonstrations and discussions at the Creative Stage.

Artist Alley in Chicago will also feature top creators such as Greg Horn (“Phoenix,” “Venom”),  Arvell Jones (“Black Panther,” “Luke Cage”), Ryan North (“Adventure Time,” “Squirrel Girl”), Tony “KO!” Kordos (“Cyborg”), Mostafa Moussa (“Superman,” “Fantastic Four”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons”), Shawn Coss (“Cyanide & Happiness”), Rebecca Rothschild (“Warshiner,” “Mortal Combat X”) and more.

Wizard World Comic Con Chicago will also feature non-stop live entertainment, gaming, and autographs, photo ops and exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities such as Tom Welling (“Smallville,” “Lucifer”),  Ian Somerhalder (“The Vampire Diaries”), “The X-Files” headliners Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, six stars of the cast of “Outlander” (Sam Heughan, Catriona Balfe, Graham McTavish, Lotte Verbeek, Richard Rankin, Sophie Skelton), Guardians of the Galaxy standout Pom Klementieff  and many others, a dedicated kids zone and more, along with Wizard World’s Master of Ceremonies, Kato Kaelin.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The 10th event scheduled on the 2018 Wizard World calendar, Chicago show hours are Thursday, August 23, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, August 24, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, August 25, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, August 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Comic Con Chicago is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

The 2018 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon .