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August 28, 2017

Nunn on the Run:
Watch out Wizard World returns for the 20th time to Chicago

BY
JERRY NUNN

Watch out Wizard World returns for the 20th time to Chicago
Wizard World Comic Con returned for the 20th time to Stephens Convention Centre in Rosemont. The four day run that started on Aug. 24 running through 27 had fans running around in tights.

While a very celebrity driven comic book convention as opposed to others of its kind, there were lots of opportunites for autographs, photos, and panels with fan favorites.

Watch out Wizard World returns for the 20th time to Chicago
I said hello to Superman himself Dean Cain, met the lively Kato Kaelin and American Pie's Thomas Ian Nicholas.

I discovered art by a wire wizard who manipulates it into figurines.

There were so many talented people down Artist Alley to take them all in. Yes, it was overlwhelming at times but an experience to not be forgotten.

Watch out Wizard World returns for the 20th time to Chicago
There was so much merchandise to purchase that I was constantly tempted to thrown down cash. I even found a connection to my childhood with one salesman who is bringing me action figures from the past next time he's in town. I ran into Rick Goldschmidt who knows more about Rudolph and stop animation than I do. I love Rankin/Bass have since I was a kid.

The fans make the show though. There were amazing costumes from people of all ages. Here's to another 20 years Wizard World!

Look for more celebrities and fun in my hometown of Nashville Sept. 8-19 next month!

Visit WizardWorld.com for tickets and details.

 
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