Sunday, December 21, 2014

Pure Com-edy

Superheros, celebrities and pro wrestlers collide at Chicago Comic Con

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Ever feel like asking Dennis Rodman what the deal is with his new best buddy Kim Jong-Un?
 
Now’s your chance.
 
The Worm will be in the flesh along with dozens of other "colorful" celebrities at Chicago Comic Con, taking over the Stephens Center this weekend.
 
You might rub shoulders with Jon Heder (Napolean Dynamite), Ralph Macchio, Mini-Me, and Playboy playmate Sara Underwood.
 
But the event’s biggest draw is comic book legend Stan Lee, mastermind co-creator of Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk, and The X-Men (not to mention his notorious cameo in Mallrats.)
 
And lest we forget, Lee creation Lou Ferrigno will also be on hand, as will Superman actor Brandon Routh, Walking Dead star Norman Reedus, rapper Tech N9ne, and a truckload of pro wrestlers.
 
In between perusing the Batmobile and the DeLorean, stop in for seminars on subjects ranging from "Who Is Batman to You?" to "The Pitfalls of Wrestling."
 
If that’s not enough, there’s sci-fi speed dating, a costume contest, and a belly-dancing Wonder Woman.
 
Maybe comic books aren’t so nerdy after all.

Chicago Comic Con
Through Sunday, August 11
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd., Rosemont
(847) 692-2220
wizardworld.com

Hours: Fri noon-7p; Sat 10a-7p; Sun 10a-5p
Price: From $40 here
Subway: Blue Line to Rosemont
Nearby: Red Bar; Liberty Tavern; Morton’s The Steakhouse

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