The void of conventions is almost over, with a number of cons looking to once again offer in-person events this fall. Wizard World Chicago is the latest.
It’s been a brutal year and a half for most people. And I mean that in terms of serious things, that have nothing to do with superfluous things like comic cons. Yet, having nowhere to go to have a little fun was a part of the absence felt by many in 2020. And Wizard World was certainly included in that.
Now halfway through 2021, we’re starting to see the return of many of these events. And as of now, Wizard World Chicago is included in that too. The long-running midwest con announced late last week that it would be once again hitting the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago.
“Virtual events over the past 15 months have opened Wizard World up to fans across the globe, and we’re looking forward to incorporating those elements into the reimagined Wizard World live event format.”Wizard Brands CEO and Chairman Scott Kaufman
Kaufman is referencing the 300+ online events that Wizard World held across the lost year (and a half). Those included “celebrity Q&As, creator and director panels, fan group and expert sessions, quiz shows and more”. So from that, it’s easy to see that there was actually a pretty full calendar for fans. It’s just that none of it was in person. Of course, that changes this October. But even so, Wizard World will be looking to incorporate some of that programming into its revitalized live show.
As to that, the actual con will be taking place on October 15th through the 17th, with ticket sales announced soon. Really cool though, is that ticket purchases made for 2020’s WWC and the postponed August 2021 event will be rolled over into that new show. So if you did buy tickets, not only are you not out that money, but you’ll be getting into what will be the 23rd Wizard World Chicago. Stay tuned for word on how that’s expected to work.