Sunday, August 21, 2016

Wizard World Comic Con in Chicago

There’s only one convention in Chicago that draws the biggest names in comics and TV (along with massive crowds of their adoring fans): Wizard World Chicago. Founded in 1972 and acquired by the comics experts at Wizard Entertainment in 1997, the convention has been the best place for generations of fans to run into their favorite childhood character or movie star or swap theories and speculation with other fans. Read on to learn more about the thrilling events that bring visitors back every year.

Wizard World Comic Con Chicago was held on August 18-21 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

Tens of thousands, dressed as costumed characters. A number of females young and old walking through the convention came dressed as Rey, the female protagonist in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

You can see live art in action. The convention's artist’s alley brings together well-known comic artists, who sell their work, hand out signatures, and create original art while fans look on.
Networking opportunities abound. Amateur creators look for new partnerships throughout the convention, while workshops share advice on everything from self publishing to character development.

Wizard World is also the place for cosplay, with hundreds of fans in costume throughout the event, culminating in a big costume contest.



Photography by Amie Hana