We all grew up wanting to know what Snozberries taste like (obviously the Snozzberries taste like Snozzberries), and we all wanted to visit Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. But we all know, there were only five golden tickets.
Those five lucky kids are all grown up now, and will be reuniting at Chicago Comic Con next month (August 11-14, 2011) at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.
Peter Ostrum (“Charlie Bucket”), Paris Themmen (“Mike Tee Vee”), Julie Dawn Cole (“Veruca Salt”), Denise Nickerson (“Violet Beauregard”) and Michael Boellner (“Augustus Gloop”), will be together again for the 40th anniversary of this iconic musical film.
“This is a truly unique opportunity to meet the five child actors who helped make Willy Wonka such a classic movie,” said Gareb Shamus, Wizard World CEO. “It is these kinds of once-in-a-lifetime events that make Wizard World shows so interesting and exciting for fans of all ages.”
Chicago Comic Con is only a few weeks away, but I hope some die hard Wonka fans are reading this, and they show up to the con in their Oompa Loompa costumes!