Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2017

Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2017

The 20th Wizard World Comic Con Chicago returns August 24-27 to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Team Gregula is grateful to be covering the longest running and largest comic con and pop culture extravaganza for our 10th consecutive year. Geeks, and games, and guests! Oh, my!

Wizard World Comic Con Chicago features non-stop live events, gaming, movie screenings hosted by stars and directors, exclusive Q&A sessions vith top celebrities and other fun festivities. Plus, see media personality Kato Kaelin introduce magicians, a variety of music styles, cosplay meetups and more all on the entertainment stage.

Wizard World Comic Con Chicago is also the place for cosplay for fans young and old to show off their best costumes by roaming the convention floor and participating in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

Listed below is a selection of some of the confirmed guests and programming highlights at Wizard World Chicago.


Doctor Who

  • David Tennant *Saturday & Sunday *
  • Alex Kingston *Saturday & Sunday *
  • John Barrowman *Saturday & Sunday *
  • Jenna Coleman

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

  • Charisma Carpenter
  • Nicholas Brendon

Batman: The Animated Series

  • Kevin Conroy 
  • Loren Lester


  • Paul Bettany (Avengers: Age of Ultron) *Saturday Only*
  • Elizabeth Henstridge (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) *Friday & Saturday*
  • Steve Blum (Toonami) *All Days*
  • Tom Wilson (Back to the Future trilogy)
  • Danny Trejo (Machete) *Saturday & Sunday *
  • Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
  • Gene Simmons (KISS frontman) *Saturday & Sunday *
  • John Cusack (Better Off Dead…) *Saturday & Sunday *
  • Jewel Staite (Firefly) *Saturday & Sunday *
  • Loni Anderson (WKRP in Cincinnati)
  • Thomas Ian Nicholas (Rookie of the Year)
  • Arryn Zech (RWBY)
  • Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys)
  • Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk)
  • Billy Boyd (The Lord of the Rings franchise)
  • Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman)
  • Christian Kane (Leverage)
  • Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things)


  • Roman Reigns *Thursday, 5-8PM*
  • Alexa Bliss *Thursday, 6-9PM*
  • Kevin Owens *Friday, 3-6PM*
  • Charlotte Flair *Friday, 4-7PM*
  • The Hardy Boyz *Saturday, 4-7PM*


  • James O’Barr (creator, The Crow)
  • Clinton Hobart (licensed Disney fine artist)
  • Steve Geiger (“The Incredible Hulk”)
  • Guy Gilchrist (“The Muppets”)
  • Ben Templesmith (“Fell”)
  • Simon Fraser (“Judge Dredd”)
  • Michael Calero (“Tandar” animatronics)
  • Jeremiah Lambert (“Transformers” franchise)
  • Dean Haspiel (“Billy Dogma”)
  • Kurt Lehner (“Gargoyles”)
  • Jorge Molina (“Avengers Assemble”)
  • Danny Fingeroth (“Spider-Man”)
  • Victor Dandridge (“The Samaritan”)


Special events abound all Veek, highlighted by ‘An Evening with Gene Simmons and his Band’ At Park West (Saturday, 8PM), Barry Bostwick hosting a screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show (Saturday, 9PM) and more.

A full list of programming is available HERE (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change).


  • Thursday, August 24, 4-9PM
  • Friday, August 25, noon-7PM
  • Saturday, August 26, 10AM-7PM
  • Sunday, August 27, 10AM-4PM

For more info on the 2017 Wizard World Chicago, go HERE.

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