Sunday, April 20, 2014

Fantasy Camp

Stan Lee, William Shatner, and your best costume at Chicago Comic Con

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What happens when Stan Lee, William Shatner, and Lou Ferrigno are in the same room?

We're not sure, but we plan on finding out at Wizard World's Chicago Comic Con, taking over the Stephens Center this weekend.

Yes, there will be men in tights (costume contest Sat 6-9p) and yes, there will be a random assortment of actors from Luke Perry to Scott Bakula to Dean Cain.

But if you ever wanted to learn to fight like Luke Skywalker, enroll in the Jedi Lightsaber Master Class covering all the moves and rules of Jedi warfare. And if you've been wondering what a band of Trekkies sounds like, check out Five Year Mission (Sat 6-6:45p) as they perform songs written for specific Star Trek episodes.

Spider-Man/Avengers creator Stan Lee and Shatner won't be the only artists in attendance. You can try your hand, too, during the booze-fueled Drink and Draw event (Sat 8:30-10:30p).

About the only thing missing is sci-fi speed dating. Oh wait, they have that, too (Fri 3-5p; Sat 1-3p & 4-6p).

Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
Thursday-Sunday, August 9-12
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont
(646) 801-5572
wizardworld.com

Price: $35-45 per day or $75 for a four-day pass here
Hours: Thu-Fri Noon-8p; Sat 10a-7p; Sun 10a-5p
Subway: Blue Line to Rosemont
Nearby: Morton's The Steakhouse; Gibson's Bar & Steakhouse; Bogart's Bar & Grill

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