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Slideshow: 2016 Wizard World Comic Con Chicago From Aug. 18-21

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David Della Rocco of ‘Boondock Saints.’

CHICAGO – One of Chicago’s most popular pop culture gatherings is the Wizard World Comic Con, and the 2016 edition is building anticipation for the weekend of August 18th through the 21st. Besides the fan costumes, vendor booths and comic book legends, Wizard World has appearances from TV and movie celebrities, highlighted by Michael J. Fox (“Back to the Future”), David Duchovny (“The X-Files”) and Princess Leia herself, the one and only Carrie Fisher.

To gear up for this year’s Wizard World Comic Con, HollywoodChicago.com is publishing – for the first time – a series of Exclusive Portraits from last year’s Wizard World Comic Con. Photographer Joe Arce was there, and shot 22 Exclusive Portraits of the type of TV and movie celebrities that Wizard World can offer at the event.

The Wizard World Comic Con is a yearly event in Chicago, but also has upcoming 2016 events in Austin, Texas (September 23-24-25), Tulsa, Oklahoma (October 21-11-23) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (November 4-5-6). Click here for details regarding all things at the 2016 Wizard World Comic Con Chicago and beyond, including a listings of celebrity autograph/photo opportunities, comic creators and the huge vendor market.

Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.

  1. WWFF1: Barry Bostwick of ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ and ‘Spin City.’
  2. WWFF2: David Della Rocco of ‘Boondock Saints.’
  3. WWFF3: Milo Ventimiglia of TV’s ‘Heroes’ and ‘Gilmore Girls.’
  4. WWFF4: Tobin Bell of the ‘Saw’ movie franchise.
  5. WWFF5: Legendary Carroll Spinney, puppeteer of ‘Big Bird.’
  6. WWFF6: Sean Patrick Flannery of ‘Boondock Saints.’
  7. WWFF7: Ted Raimi of ‘Spider-Man’ and ‘Evil Dead.’
  8. WWFF8: Adam Baldwin of ‘My Bodyguard,’ ‘Full Metal Jacket, TV’s ‘Firefly.’
  9. WWFF9: Ben McKenzie of ‘Gotham.’
  10. WWFF10: Sean Pertwee of ‘Gotham.’
  11. WWFF11: Kristy Swanson of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’
  12. WWFF12: Cerina Vincent of ‘Cabin Fever.’
  13. WWFF13: Jodie Sweetin of ‘Fuller House.’
  14. WWFF14: Another view of Jodie Sweetin.
  15. WWFF15: Tyler Labine of ‘Deadbeat,’ ‘Reaper.’
  16. WWFF16: Danny Hicks of ‘Evil Dead 2’ and ‘Darkman.’
  17. WWFF17: Ian Somerhalder of ‘Lost’ and ‘Vampire Diaries.’
  18. WWFF18: Seth Gilliam of ‘The Walking Dead.’
  19. WWFF19: Zach McGowan of ‘Shameless.’
  20. WWFF20: Nathan Fillion of ‘Castle.’
  21. WWFF21: Brad Dalton of ‘Agents of Shield.’
  22. WWFF22: Adrienne Barbeau of ‘Maude’ and ‘Escape from New York.’

Wizard World Chicago Comic Con will take place August 18th-21st, 2016, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Click here for more details and ticket information.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

Writer, Editorial Coordinator

© 2016 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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