Friday, August 15, 2014

Wizard World Chicago Comic Con 2014 Guide


Wizard World’s Chicago Comic Convention in Rosemont returns next week and we’re not exaggerating when we say this may be the biggest one yet!  In terms of entertainment (both on the big, and small screens) we don’t think there’s ever been a guest roster this large or prestigious!  Four days of nerd-madness starts Thursday August 21st, and Idol Threat is here to help with a guide to all the guests and events!  Click on the jump to expand the complete guide and get details on schedules and where to buy tickets:

Comics: 
As always there will be plenty of comic creators visiting this year’s Chicago Wizard World, along with an ample-sized Artist’s Alley!  Legends Stan Lee, Neal Adams, Marv Wolfman and Mike Zeck will be gracing us with their presence!  We’re not sure we remember any local con in recent memory that Marv Wolfman has attended; his writing in The New Teen Titans and Crisis on Infinite Earths are seminal works of comic history.   Leinil Yu (Wolverine), SPIKE TV SCREAM AWARD WINNER Arthur Suydam, Mike McKone, Salvador Larroca (Iron Man), Greg Horn, 30 Days of Night’s Ben Templesmith, Ben Avery writer of The Oz/Wonderland Chronicles, 3-time EISNER Award Winner Geoff Darrow, James O’Barr creator of The Crow, Archie Comics artist Dan Parent, Heavy Metal magazine/Spawn the Impaler artist Rob Prior, Badger/Punisher artist Bill Reinhold and many more can also be found!...


Television:
In the annals of nerddom, there are few that can match the royalty that is Star Trek.  This year Wizard World boasts not just Patrick Stewart aka Captain Jean Luc Picard as a guest, but six main members of Star Trek: The Next Generation as well!  Join LeVar Burton, Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn, Brent Spiner and MORE at their reunion set! They’re even throwing in William Shatner for good measure too!  Doctor Who fans will get a special treat when the 11th Doctor himself MATT SMITH shows up with his companion Karen Gillan (also of Guardians of the Galaxy fame) all weekend with a paid Doctor Who panel planned for 10am on Sunday.  Speaking of the Doctor Who-verse, John Barrowman from Torchwood will also be appearing Saturday and Sunday as well! 

Kevin Conroy the voice of Batman, from the classic Batman: The Animated Series will also be stopping by along with Sara Underwood host of Attack of the Show!, Tommy Frank the Green Ranger, wrestlers John Cena, Bray Wyatt, and WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino.  Luckily, it’s not all old TV shows being represented at this year’s con!  Among the guests are Norman Reedus from Walking Dead, as well as Michael Rooker who will also be there to support the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.  Nicole Beharie from Sleepy Hollow, Michael Jai White from Arrow (and Spawn/Black Dynamite) J. August Richards of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and more will make an appearance throughout the weekend!

Movies:
It’s safe to say that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is the talk of the town for comic movies currently, and Wizard World has taken heed by bringing 3 of the stars along with them!  Join wrester Dave Bautista aka Drax the Destroyer and the aforementioned Michael Rooker (Yondu) and Karen Gillan who shaved her head for the role of Nebula!  Dave and Karen will be doing a Q&A Saturday at 5:15pm.  Booboo Stewart (Seth from Twilight for you ladies out there) who played Warpath in X-Men: Days of Future Past will be there joined by Evan Peters who played Quicksilver.  Anthony Mackie who played Falcon in Captain America: Winter Soldier and Sebastian Stan who played the eponymous villain will be there as well, making Marvel one of the most represented Movie Studios this year.  Karl Urban from the recent Star Trek movies (and star of sci-fi TV series Almost Human) rounds out most of the major movie stars joining the rest of us nerds for this year’s Wizard World Chicago Comic Con!

Stay tuned to Idol Threat for the latest news leading up to the con and during it, and also check here after the weekend to get the latest rumors and announcements from the convention.  Information on scheduling, location and tickets can be found below:

Buy Tickets Here: www.wizardworld.com

LOCATION
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

SHOW HOURS
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 3pm - 8pm
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 12 noon - 7pm
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10am - 8pm
Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 11am - 5pm

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