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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Wizard World Chicago 2013: The Unexpected Guests

The Chicago Comic Con hosted by Wizard World has been happening at the Rosemont Center (aka Donald E Stevens Convention Center) for as long as we can remember now and every year its been changing.  Lately its been becoming more and more like an old school Sci-Fi convention. It's been evolving more by bringing in more cult movie stars, tv actors and wrestlers to join the comic creators.  This year some unlikely guests have popped up on the roster causing pleasant surprises as well as a few unexpected left-field entries.  With the con starting tomorrow we thought we'd give you a list so here's our guide to what you might not expect to see (but will!) at this year's Wizard Convention:

Robert Rodriguez: YES! Robert-fucking-Rodriguez! But you probably already knew that because who would bring the director of Sin City, Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn and Once Upon a Time in Mexico and NOT promote the shit out of it?  Nevertheless this still comes as a surprise despite his connection to the comic world through Sin City.  Catch him signing autographs Saturday (with net proceeds going to the Frank Frazetta Museum) or Friday 7:00 - 8:00pm at the "A Conversation With... Robert Rodriguez" panel in  Room 24.

Darryl "DMC" McDaniels: Yes there's been rappers at Wizard before, MC Chris for one and members of Wu-Tang (they never actually showed but they WERE scheduled) but nothing of the stature of the legendary DMC! The rapper who is one third of Run DMC has been grammy nominated, collaborated with Aerosmith, is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and has done tons of charity work and can now with his new comic book he can add comic creator to his list of accomplishments!  The Hip Hop icon will be appearing Friday and Saturday.

Dennis Rodman: Yes, THAT guy! The retired basketball star, 5-Time NBA Champion, former Bulls & Spurs member, sometime actor, former Madonna lover, former Carmen Electra husband and current friend to Kim Jong Un is coming to the Chicago Comic Con! You can see one of the greatest rebounders to play basketball on Saturday from 12:00 - 3:30PM.

Among the unlikely you will also find Karate Kid Ralph Macchio, Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne, Napolean Dynamite star Jon Heder, Jason David Frank the motherfuckin Green Ranger and Linda Blair from the Exorcist.  They join the plethora of stars and comic book creators you will find this weekend at the 2013 Wizard World Chicago Comic Convention!

Tix Here: www.wizardworld.com/chicago

More Info Here: www.wizardworld.com/showhighlights

Full Programming list: www.idolthreat.blogspot.com/WizardWorld2013

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