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Wizard World Comic Con Chicago is Coming August 20-21-22-23, 2015

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Wizard World Chicago is almost upon us and once again it is looking to be a spectacular show! The line-up of celebrities, comic book creators and pop culture icons looks to be the best in years and PopCultHQ is more than excited to be there to cover the weekend’s many events!

Event Update: Arrow star Stephen Amell will be at Wizard World Comic Con on FRIDAY and SATURDAY

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New to this year’s Wizard World Comic Con is the Bruce Campbell Horror and Film Festival. For more information and coverage on that please check our spotlight article HERE at the Bruce Campbell Horror Fest Schedule

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Here is the rest of the guest list spotlighted by PopCultHQ. Be sure to check out the whole list at the Wizard World website which link we have provided also for ticket sales. Act fast as quite a few of the VIP tickets are already selling out!!

Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2015
August 20-21-22-23, 2015 Thur-Fri-Sat-Sun

To order your WW Chicago tickets go toWizard World Chicago Website

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Some highlights of the more than 120 hours of programming scheduled include:

  • Interactive Q&As with Renner (Sunday, 2:15 p.m.), Reynolds (Saturday, 2:15 p.m.), Amell (Saturday, noon), Ventimiglia (Friday, 5 p.m.), de Ravin (Sunday, 11:15 a.m.), Somerhalder (Saturday, 11 a.m.), Bell (Friday, 6 p.m), Spinney (Friday, 3 p.m.), Rooker (Sunday 12:30 p.m.), Kirsty Swanson (Sunday, 2:30 p.m.), Brett Dalton (Saturday, 4 p.m.), Scott Wilson (Friday, 4 p.m.), Jodie Sweetin (Saturday, 6 p.m.) and others
  • Dual Q&A sessions with “Serenity”/Firefly trio Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau , and Adam Baldwin (Saturday, 3 p.m.), “Doctor Who” duo Billie Piper and Arthur Darvill (Sunday, 11:30 a.m.), survive the streets of Gotham with Ben McKenzie and Sean Pertwee (Sunday, 1:15 p.m.), and The Boondock Saints tandem Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco (Sunday, noon)
  • Evil Dead I & II reunion hosted by Campbell, featuring Danny Hicks, Betsy Baker, Sarah Berry, Kassie De Paiva, Ted Raimi and others (Saturday, 5 p.m.)
  • Screenings of “Supergirl” presented by CBS 2 (Saturday, 1 p.m.) and “Scream Queens” presented by FOX 32 (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.)
  • Join the master of horror, Eli Roth and the star of The Green Inferno, Lorenza Izzo , for an exclusive preview of the film (Sunday, 2 p.m.) Go to Hell and Back with comedian Nick Swardson (Saturday, 5:30 p.m.)
  • Meet & Greet with Ian Somerhalder, Damon Salvatore himself (Saturday, 10 a.m.)(Paid event)
  • World Of Warcraft Composer Jason Hayes and his video game tribute band ‘Critical Hit’ perform original arrangements and electrifying live concerts of music from the most celebrated videogames of all time (Saturday, 6:30 p.m.)
  • Comics-themed sessions with Tom Cook (Saturday, 4:30; Sunday, noon), storytelling with Michael Golden (Saturday, 4 p.m.), learn how to write comics with “Green Arrow’s” Mike Grell, “Billy Dogma’s” Dean Haspiel and “Archie’s” Barbara Slate, “Batman Adventures’”
    Ty Templeton and “Spider-Man’s” Danny Fingeroth (Saturday, 5:30 p.m.),
  • “Beloved Villains” with Genese Davis, Adam G. Simon, Eric Kieron Davis (Friday, 6:30 p.m.), and others
  •  CONtv Presents a Q&A session with Green Power Ranger Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”) (Saturday, 3 p.m.). Then join him for the ‘Green Power Ranger Half-Hour of Power’ karate class for all ages (Sunday, 1:30 p.m.)
  • Step into the ring with WWE® Superstar Daniel Bryan™ (Thursday, 8 p.m.), WWE® Diva Paige™ (Friday, 7 p.m.)
  • Costume contests for adults (Saturday, 7 p.m.) and kids (Sunday, 3:30 p.m.), plus cosplay-themed sessions with Wizard World personality Damian Beurer (Thursday, 7 p.m.) and others
  • Meet-and-greets with Jason David Frank (Saturday, 5:30 p.m./Sunday 11 a.m.) (Paid events)

Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms at the Greater Chicago Convention Center. VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted.

Celebrity Guests:

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Jeremy Renner
(Actor – Avengers: Age of Ultron [Clint Barton/Hawkeye];The Avengers [Clint Barton/Hawkeye])

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Norman Reedus
(Actor – The Walking Dead; Boondock Saints I & II; Blade II; Pandorum; Charmed)

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Nathan Fillion
EMMY AWARD NOMINEE
(Actor – Serenity; Firefly; Castle; Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters; Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

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Stephen Amell
(Actor – Arrow [Oliver Queen/Arrow])

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Bruce Campbell
(Actor – Army of Darkness; Evil Dead; Burn Notice; Spider-Man; My Name is Bruce; Xena; Hercules)

Kristy Swanson
(Actress – Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Dude, Where’s My Car?; Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; Big Daddy)

Scott Wilson
(Actor – The Walking Dead [Hershel Greene]; Dead Man Walking; Monster; CSI; The X-Files)

Milo Ventimiglia
(Actor – Heroes[Peter Petrelli]; Gotham [Jason “The Ogre” Lennon]; Rocky Balboa; Chosen; That’s My Boy)

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Michael Rooker
(Actor – Guardians of the Galaxy [Yondu]; The Walking Dead)

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Summer Glau
(Actress – Serenity; Firefly; Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; Alphas)

Seth Gilliam
(Actor – The Walking Dead [Father Gabriel Stokes]; Teen Wolf; Starship Troopers; The Wire)

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Jason David Frank
(Actor – Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers [Tommy Green/White Ranger])

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Sean Patrick Flanery
(Actor – Boondock Saints I & II; Dexter; Saw 3D; Powder; Adv. of Young Indiana Jones)
*Appearing Courtesy of Convention All Stars

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Jon Bernthal
(Actor – The Walking Dead; Mob City; The Wolf of Wall Street; Grudge Match)

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Adam Baldwin
(Actor – Full Metal Jacket; Serenity; Firefly; My Bodyguard; Chuck; Angel; Stargate SG-1; The X-Files)

Jodie Sweetin
(Actress – Full House [Stephanie Tanner])

Emilie De Ravin
(Actress – Once Upon A Time [Belle]; Lost [Claire])

Matt Ryan
(Actor – Constantine [John Constantine])

Billie Piper
(Actress – Doctor Who [Rose Tyler]; Penny Dreadful; Secret Diary of a Call Girl [Belle/Hannah])

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Ben McKenzie
(Actor – Gotham [Detective James Gordon], The O.C. [Ryan Atwood], Southland [Officer Ben Sherman])

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Burt Reynolds
ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE
(Actor – Smokey and the Bandit; Deliverance; The Longest Yard)

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Ian Somerhalder
(Actor – The Vampire Diaries [Damon Salvatore]; Lost [Boone Carlyle])

Cast of Synapse 

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Wizard World is also the place to go meet some of the greatest comic book talents in the world! From comic legend Neal Adams, Mike Zeck, Tim Vigil, James O’ Barr and many more of the stars of the comic book landscape today. Artist like Ken Lashley, Whilce Portacio, Greg Horn and the rest of the super talented crop at WW Chicago this year.

Guest Artist:

Neal Adams

Neal Adams
EISNER AWARD
HALL OF FAMER

(Artist – Batman; Green Lantern; X-Men; Superman; Avengers)

Ken L.

Ken Lashley
SPECIAL GUEST
(Artist – Superman; JLA; Action Comics; Batwing; Black Panther; The Flash; LoSH; Avengers; X-Men; Supergirl)

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Whilce Portacio
SPECIAL GUEST
(Artist – Artifacts; Uncanny X-Men; Image United; Spawn; Hulk; Superman/Batman; Wetworks; Batman; X-
Force; Iron Man; The Punisher)

Mike Zeck
SPECIAL GUEST
(Artist – Spider-Man; Punisher; Secret Wars; Batman: LotDK; Green Lantern; Captain America)

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Tim Vigil
BRAM STOKER
AWARD NOMINEE

(Artist – Frazetta Comics; Faust; EO; Webwitch; Dark Kingdom)

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Arthur Suydam
SPIKE TV
SCREAM AWARD WINNER

(Cover Artist – Marvel Zombies; Army of Darkness; Batman)
ZOMBIE KING,
ARTHUR SUYDAM!!!

Michael Golden
(Artist – Batman; Spider-Man; Hulk; X-Men; Daredevil; Star Wars; The Punisher)

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James O’Barr
(Creator – The Crow)

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Greg Horn
(Artist – Marvel: War of Heroes iPhone App; Walt Disney; Guardians of the Galaxy; The Avengers)

Tim Seeley
(Artist – Revival; Hack/Slash; Ant-Man & The Wasp; Wildcats; G.I. Joe; Loaded Bible; Lovebunny & Mr. Hell; Weapon X)

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Arthur Adams
(Artist – Guardians of the Galaxy Team-Up; Monkeyman and O’Brien; Batman; Superman)

Bill Reinhold
(Artist – Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax; The Punisher; Earth X; Wolverine: Origins; Amazing Spider-Man; Green Arrow; Incredible Hulk; Batman: LoDK)

Rob Prior
(Artist – Heavy Metal; Spawn the Impaler; Terminator 2: Nuclear Twilight)

Gerhard
EISNER AWARD WINNER
(Artist – Cerebus)

Billy Martin
(Lead Guitarist/Keyboardist –Good Charlotte, Artist – TMNT New Animated Adventures; Disney; Upper Deck/Marvel)

Tyler Kirkham
(Artist – Worlds’ Finest; Action Comics; Deathstroke; Teen Titans; Green Lantern Corps; Amazing Spider-Man; X-Men)

Andrés Guinaldo
SPECIAL GUEST
(Artist – Convergence Harley Quinn; Justice League Dark; Wonder Woman; Red Lanterns; Son of Hulk; Batman Inc.)

Mike Grell
(Artist – Green Arrow; Green Lantern; Warlord; Action Comics; X-Men; Iron Man)

Jeff Balke
AWARD WINNING COLORIST
(Founder/Creator – Urban Legends the comic series)

Art Baltazar
EISNER AWARD WINNER
(Artist – Superman Family Adventures; Tiny Titans; Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam!)

Tom Cook
(Animator – He-Man; She-Ra; Superfriends; Thundarr the Barbarian; Scooby Doo; Smurfs)

Buzz
(Artist – JSA; Vampirella; Shi; X-Factor; Impulse; Dragonlance; Forgotten Realms)

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Simon Bisley
EISNER AWARD WINNER
(Artist – Hellblazer; Judge Dredd; Batman; Heavy Metal)

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Also in attendance is the ever so popular WWE superstars!! Sting and The Undertaker with friends. 

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Get your tickets now for Wizard World Chicago Comic Con 2015! It will be a BLAST!!

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Last Minute Guest Cancellation Notes: Ernie Hudson, Lou Ferrigno, Robin Lord Taylor, Alan Tudyk & Henry Winkler cancelled due to filming. David Morrissey cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. Manuel Garcia canceled for personal reasons.

Manny Popoca
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