Monday, August 1, 2011

Chicago Comic Con 2011

In general my family is okay with me being a blogger.  They think it's fun and humor me when I'm going on and on about something they don't understand.  Smile and nod... I've taught them that you can get through lot if you just smile and nod.  This is how they've taken to me talking about bloggy stuff.   I've recently been lucky to get a couple of very cool opportunities that they have been excited about as well, but this one, this one has my family over the moon with glee.   We're going to Comic Con Chicago!

Being held August 11th - 14th at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL Comic Con Chicago is bringing together an amazing array of guest stars and artists to "celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking."  The Chicago event will play host to Sir Patrick Stewart, Bruce Campbell, and Felicia Day just to name a few.  We've been invited to take part in Sunday's Kids Day.  

This is the day kids of all ages can enjoy activities such as entering the costume contest, getting their faces painted, making their own super costumes, learning how to draw and write their own comic books, taking pictures with their favorite superheroes, showing off their Padawan skills with balloon light sabers, and much more. All kid-friendly activities, vendors, booths, and sessions will be designated with a Kid-Friendly button.

Jarret Crippen, the Defuser and winner of Stan Lee’s Who Wants to be a Superhero?, will be hosting Kid's Day and holding a session for kids on how they too can become superheroes! Gary Shipman, animator for the hit movie, How To Train Your Dragon, will also be available.  I'm sure that my family of geeks will be shopping their wallets off, and having fan fits of glee the entire time.

For more information on Kid's Day, please visit www.wizardworldkids.com. The site will be updated closer to the event date as more information becomes available.

Chicago Comic Con 2011 Wizard World Convention
AUGUST 11-12-13-14, 2011

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (Rosemont)
5555 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

Show Hours:
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 5pm - 9pm
Friday, August 12, 2011 - 12 NOON - 8pm
Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 10am - 7pm
Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 10am - 5pm

1-Day Advance Ticket: $25
4-Day Advance Ticket: $50
Free for up to two kids ages 10 and under per paid ticket
VIP Experience Packages available

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