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Music, Trivia, Dance, Kato Kaelin Host Leads Entertainment Slate At Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, Thursday through Sunday, Free With Admission

From a variety of music styles, trivia, dance and personality Kato Kaelin introducing it all, Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced the highlights of its non-stop entertainment lineup at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, Thursday through Sunday at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. The initiative, designed to keep the show floor buzzing throughout the weekend, will feature national and local acts of all kinds, allowing fans to enjoy more of the best of pop culture during the events. All of the entertainment is included free with any admission to the show, unless noted, and is separate from the previously announced programming panel schedule.

The “Kids Zone” will also feature a variety of activities for the younger set, including face painting, coloring, dance parties, puppet shows and read-alongs.

The Entertainment Stage, introduced in 2017 as an added feature to enhance the atmosphere at Wizard World events, has been a huge hit, with Kaelin serving as host, including trivia and giveaways right from the entertainment stage. The stage, located just inside the main entrance, is the hub for much of the rapidly-rotating schedule, with others spread around the show floor.

Among the highlights of the Wizard World Comic Con Chicago entertainment lineup are:

  • Musicians Retro Nerds (Thursday), Thomas Ian Nicholas (Thursday, Saturday), Broken Transmitter (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), James Morris (Friday, Sunday), The Figure 3 Motown (Saturday, Sunday)

  • Cos-Spray, the Art of Cosplay (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)

  • Chicago’s own famed Second City’s Pop Culture Clash (Friday and Saturday)

  • Ghostbusters Slime Dive Trivia (Thursday, Sunday)

  • Wizard World Karaoke (Thursday, sign up at stage)

  • Cosplay meetups (all four days), and Trash Can Cosplay competition (Sign-up with cosplay guest Knightmage)

  • Dance with Face Time Police (Friday, Saturday)

  • Kids Zone Entertainment including:

Reptile Show and Tell by Scaly Tailz

  • Thursday at 6:00pm

  • Friday at 2:00pm and 6:00pm

  • Saturday at 1:00pm and 4:30pm

  • Sunday at 1:00pm

3) Official Ghostbusters Activities

  • Thursday at 7:00pm Storytime & Photo Op

  • Friday at 3:00pm Sing and Dance Along with Slimmer

  • Saturday at 12:00pm Sing and Dance Along with Slimmer

  • Sunday at 11:00am Storytime and Photo Op

  • Coloring Sheets, Meet & Greet with Characters, Story Times, and more each day! Stop by for more activities all weekend!

  • Trivia and DJ spinning all weekend

  • Costume contest for Adults (Saturday) and Kids (Saturday and Sunday)

The full schedule of entertainment and programming can be found at http://wizardworld.com/programming-entertainment/chicago.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The 10th event scheduled on the 2018 Wizard World calendar, Chicago show hours are Thursday, August 23, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, August 24, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, August 25, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, August 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Comic Con Chicago is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

For more on the 2018 Wizard World Chicago, visit http://wizd.me/ChicagoPR.

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also teamed with Sony Pictures Entertainment to find the next generation of movies as well as to engage in a number of strategic initiatives. Additional initiatives may include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally. Fans can interact with Wizard World at www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The 2018 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon.

Music, Trivia, Dance, Kato Kaelin Host Leads Entertainment Slate At Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, Thursday through Sunday, Free With Admission
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