Wizard World Chicago: First Guests Announced

The first wave of guests have been announced for the 2019 edition of Wizard World Chicago, taking place August 22-25 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Aquaman star Jason Momoa is among the headliners of the first wave of guests that were announced yesterday.  While the convention takes place Thursday-Sunday, the DC superhero will only be in Chicago for Sunday only.  Gotham stars Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin are scheduled to attend Friday through Sunday.  Cheers star George Wendt will be in town Friday-Sunday so get ready to start shouting “Norm!” whenever he walks into the room.  Wendt isn’t the only TV star of days past heading to Chicago as Henry Winkler will appear all four days.  The Happy Days star can currently be seen on HBO’s Barry.  Joining Winkler in appearing for all four days are Thomas Ian Nicholas, Dean Cain, Lou Ferrigno, and Lisa Marie Varon.

Kevin Conroy at Wizard World Chicago.
Kevin Conroy at Wizard World Chicago. Photo by Danielle Solzman.

Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), Chris Sarandon (The Princess Bride), David Giuntoli (Grimm), Katrina Law (Arrow), Matt Ryan (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Melissa Joan Hart (Clarissa Explains It All; Sabrina, the Teenage Witch), Drew Powell, Teddy Sears (The Flash) will only be appearing Saturday and Sunday.  X-Men’s Daniel Cudmore will appear on Friday and Saturday only.  Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) will attend Friday through Sunday).

Wizard World Chicago will bring back Kato Kaelin to host non-stop live entertainment in the lobby after visitors walk in.  Also on the agenda are gaming, Q&A panels featuring the many celebrity guests in attendance, and movie screenings to be announced.  Additional guests and programming will be announced closer to the August convention.  General admission, VIP packages, photo opportunities, and autographs are currently on sale.

Wizard World Chicago will run August 22-25 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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