This weekend, ComicBook.com will be at Wizard World Chicago, with guest writer Jen Aprahamian behind the lens and keyboard for us.
What's going on at the show? Well, here's a rundown, with more at the convention's official programming schedule. It should be noted that, unlike New York Comic Con or San Diego Comic-Con International, Wizard World clears the rooms between panels to allow the most people to see SOMETHING, which means you probably won't be able to camp out in a hall and see EVERYTHING.
- Question and Answer sessions featuring Stan Lee, The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal, WWE Superstar CM Punk, Heroes' Hayden Panettiere, Burn Notice's Bruce Campbell, X-Men and Superman Returns star James Marsters and other celebrity guests.
- Three “Star Trek” captains reunite as William Shatner, Scott Bakula and Avery Brooks compare stories of their respective times at the command of the Enterprise.
- A Vampire Diaries Q&A with Paul Wesley and Torrey DeVitto.
- A discussion of the hit NCIS franchise with Lauren Holly and Scottie Thompson.
- The Boondock Saints trio of Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus and David Della Rocco rekindle memories of the popular 1999 cult movie and sequel 10 years later.
- A screening of the new film Contamination - A Convention Story, an in-depth look at the fans and celebrities who attend Horror, Sci-Fi, and Pop Culture Conventions.
- Sci-Fi Speed Dating, fast becoming a convention staple.
- Kids' Day on Sunday, with a full slate of activities specially designed for the youngsters.
- Cosplay and costume contests – adults on Saturday night, kids on Sunday.