Slideshow: Upcoming 2018 Wizard World Comic Con in Chicago Runs August 23-26

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Loni Anderson of ‘WKRP in Cincinnati.’

CHICAGO – It’s coming back! One of the best annual pop culture entertainment and comic book gatherings returns to Chicagoland once again, as the Wizard World Comic Con will make its yearly visit to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., the weekend of August 23rd through the 26th, 2018. Besides the fan costumes, vendor booths and comic book legends, Wizard World has appearances from TV and movie celebrities, highlighted in 2018 by David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files”), Ben Savage (“Boy Meets World”), Henry Winkler (“Happy Days,” Barry”) and Nichelle Nichols (“Star Trek,” Original Series).

To preview the upcoming event, photographer Joe Arce shot these Exclusive Portraits from the 2017 Wizard World Comic Con. 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

  1. WIZWORLD1: Loni Anderson of ‘WKRP in Cincinnati.’
  2. WIZWORLD2: Danny Trejo of ‘Machete.’
  3. WIZWORLD3: Jenna Coleman of ‘Victoria’ and ‘Dr. Who.’
  4. WIZWORLD4: Catherine Tate of ‘The Office’ and ‘Dr. Who.’
  5. WIZWORLD5: Kevin Sorbo of ‘Hercules: The Legendary Journey.’
  6. WIZWORLD6: Dean Cain of ‘Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.’
  7. WIZWORLD7: Billy Boyd of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy.
  8. WIZWORLD8: Charisma Carpenter of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and ‘Veronica Mars.’
  9. WIZWORLD9: Nicholas Brendon of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’
  10. WIZWORLD10: Thomas Wilson was Biff from ‘Back to the Future.’
  11. WIZWORLD11: Thomas Ian Nicholas (‘Rookie of the Year’) will also appear in 2018.
  12. WIZWORLD12: Christian Kane of TV’s ‘The Librarians.’
  13. WIZWORLD13: Colin Donnell of ‘Arrow.’
  14. WIZWORLD14: Arryn Zech, voice of Bella Belladonna of ‘RWBY.’

Wizard World Chicago Comic Con will take place August 23rd-26th, 2018, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Click here for more details and ticket information. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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