Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) continues its 2018 schedule by celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, August 23-26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. And the lineup of celebrities scheduled to attend is a stellar one, featuring Tom Welling (“Smallville,” “Lucifer”), Ian Somerhalder (“The Vampire Diaries”), six stars of the cast of “Outlander” (Sam Heughan, Catriona Balfe, Graham McTavish, Lotte Verbeek, Richard Rankin, Sophie Skelton) and Guardians of the Galaxy standouts Dave Bautista and Pom Klementieff headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the comic con and pop culture extravaganza.
Welling, the “Outlander” cast (except McTavish) and Klementieff will appear on Saturday and Sunday; Somerhalder and Bautista will attend on Saturday only; McTavish is scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Other celebrities scheduled to attend include the “Boy Meets World” foursome of Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel, Will Friedle and Rider Strong, David Krumholz (“Firefly,” Serenity), Christy Carlson Romano (“Kim Possible”), Matt Ryan (“Constantine,” “Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag”), Nichelle Nichols (“Star Trek”), Michael Rosenbaum (“Smallville,” “The Justice League”), James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Holly Marie Combs and Brian Krause (“Charmed”), Gregg Sulkin (“Pretty Little Liars,” “Marvel’s Runaways”), Henry Winkler (“Happy Days,” “Barry”) and Thomas Ian Nicholas (Rookie of the Year, American Pie).
Wizard World Comic Con Chicago will also feature non-stop live entertainment, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities, movie screenings hosted by stars and directors and more. Details to follow soon.
Wizard World is the home of the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet. Artist Alley in Chicago will feature Diana Gabaldon (Outlander novels), Mike Grell (“Green Arrow,” “Batman”), Ryan North (“Adventure Time,” “Squirrel Girl”), Jonathan Glapion (“Batgirl,” “Wonder Woman”), Bob Camp (“Ren & Stimpy”), Tony “KO!” Kordos (“Cyborg”), Mostafa Moussa (“Superman,” “Fantastic Four”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons”), Shawn Coss (“Cyanide & Happiness”), Arthur Suydam (“Deadpool,” “Marvel Zombies”), Rebecca Rothschild(“Warshiner,” “Mortal Combat X”) and more.
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.