Slideshow: Upcoming Wizard World Comic Con in Chicago Runs August 22-25, 2019

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Ben Savage of TV’s ‘Boy Meets World.’

CHICAGO – It’s baaaaack! 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 22th through the 25th, 2019. Besides the fan costumes, vendor booths and comic book legends, Wizard World has appearances from TV and movie celebrities, highlighted in 2019 by Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”), Ben McKenzie (“Gotham”), Henry Winkler (“Happy Days,” Barry”), Cary Elwes (“Stranger Things,” “Princess Bride”) and Melissa Joan Hart (“Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”).

To preview the upcoming event, photographer Joe Arce shot these Exclusive Portraits from the 2018 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: Nichelle Nichols, Uhura of the original TV ‘Star Trek.’
  2. WIZWORLD2: Ben Savage of TV’s ‘Boy Meets World.’
  3. WIZWORLD3: Danielle Fishel of ‘Boy Meets World.’
  4. WIZWORLD4: Will Friedle of ‘Boy Meets World.’
  5. WIZWORLD5: Rider Strong of ‘Boy Meets World.’
  6. WIZWORLD6: Ernie Hudson of ‘Ghostbusters.’
  7. WIZWORLD7: Director Ivan Reitman of ‘Ghostbusters.’
  8. WIZWORLD8: Holly Marie Combs of TV’s ‘Charmed.’
  9. WIZWORLD9: Brian Krause of ‘Charmed.’
  10. WIZWORLD10: Matt Ryan of TV’s ‘Constantine.’
  11. WIZWORLD11: Tom Welling of TV’s ‘Smallville.’
  12. WIZWORLD12: Michael Rosenbaum of ‘Smallville.’
  13. WIZWORLD13: David Alpay of TV’s ‘The Vampire Diaries.’
  14. WIZWORLD14: Christy Carlson, voice of ‘Kim Possible.’
  15. WIZWORLD15: David Krumholtz of TV’s ‘The Deuce.’
  16. WIZWORLD16: Feodor Chin, voiceover in ‘Overwatch’ (VidGame) & TV’s ‘Regular Show.’
  17. WIZWORLD17: Kato Kaelin, ‘Media Personality.’

Wizard World Chicago Comic Con will take place August 22th-25th, 2019, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 North River Road, in Rosemont, Illinois. Click here for more details and ticket information. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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