||Comic Con has another banner year
Special to the online edition of Windy City Times
This article shared 608 times since Tue Aug 29, 2017
Thousands of pop-culture aficionados poured into Rosemont's Donald E. Stephens Convention Convention Center for Wizard World Comic Con on Aug. 24-27.
It was the 20th year the venue hosted the event.
Among the many celebrity guests were out actor John Barrowman ( Arrow; Torchwood ), Paul Bettany ( Vision in the Avengers movies ), Summer Glau ( Firefly; Arrow ), Michael Rooker ( The Walking Dead; Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer ), Elizabeth Henstridge ( Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ), Dean Cain, Kevin Sorbo, Cobie Smulders ( Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; How I Met Your Mother ), John Cusack, Caleb McLaughlin ( Stranger Things ), Loni Anderson ( WKRP in Cincinnati ) and even rock star Gene Simmons.
However, celebrities were far from the only attractions at this huge convention. Artists/illustrators, forums ( on topics such as diversity ), merchandise, games and, of course, cosplay ( fans in costume ) also served as feasts for the eyes.
Photos by Andrew Davis
This article shared 608 times since Tue Aug 29, 2017
| ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE|
|'Firebird' opens Reeling Chicago LGBTQ+ Internat'l Film Fest tonight|
--From a press release - CHICAGO, Illinois — Tonight, the 39th annual Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival invites audiences to enjoy an in-person pre-party and theater screening of 'Firebird' for Opening Night at the Music Box Theater. Director P ...
|REVIEWS: Movies of Reeling 2021 |
- Reeling: The 39th Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival will take place Friday, Sept. 23-Thursday, Oct. 7. After a virtual edition in 2020, Reeling returns with in-person screenings this year, kicking off with the Estonian romantic drama ...
|Few LGBTQ nods from the Emmys even as RuPaul makes TV history |
Netflix's The Crown and Apple TV+'s Ted Lasso were among the big winners as the Television Academy presented its 2021 Emmy Awards on Sept. 19 in Los Angeles. While the Academy had drawn praise for the ...
|MOVIES 'Shang-Chi' actor in anti-gay controversy|
Actor Simu Liuthe star of the latest Marvel action movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ringsis embroiled in controversy over alleged Reddit comments he made about how pedophilia is "no different from being gay," ...
|FILM REVIEW Chastain mesmerizes in 'Tammy Faye,' but bio offers few surprises|
Televangelists featured in some of the of the most spectacular falls from grace in the '80s. Television preachers who'd spent the better part of the '70s and the '80s insinuating themselves into pocketbooks, not to mention ...
|SHOWBIZ 'Genera+ion' axed, sports items, Wilson Cruz, k.d. lang, Lil Nas X|
HBO Max did now renew Genera+ion, its OC-high-school-set dramedy, out.com noted. "We will not be moving forward with a second season of Genera+ion," a spokesperson for HBO Max said in a statement. "We are very proud ...
|8th Annual Black Alphabet Film Festival on Nov. 5-7|
The 8th Annual Black Alphabet Film Festival (BAFF) will take place Nov. 5-7 at the University of Chicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. One of the longest running Black ...
|Stephen Amell, 'Outlander' star to be at Wizard World Chicago|
Stephen Amell, known to millions as the crime-fighting vigilante lead in the hit TV series Arrow, will return to Wizard World Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 16. Amellwho also starred in DC Universe vehicles such as DC's ...
|Brittany Devon meets a 'Platonic Girlfriend'|
Queer, genderfluid actor Brittany Devon has created a brand new project to explore with Platonic Girlfriend. It is the story of a relationship between straight woman Alice and a queer, nonbinary person named Dev. Devon stars ...
|THEATER Out actor Dan Butler to be in 'When Harry Met Rehab'|
Don Clark, a Chicago-based film/theater producer as well as co-owner of the Chicago Magic Lounge, will present the world premiere of When Harry Met Rehaba comedy that takes sobriety seriously and is based loosely on the ...
|TELEVISION 'Drag Race,' 'Queer Eye,' 'Pose' among Creative Emmy winners|
Three 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies took place Sept. 11-12—and Netflix's The Queen's Gambit led the way with nine wins going into next weekend's Primetime Emmys, Deadline reported. LGBTQ+ individuals and shows also scored se ...
|MUSIC Lil Nas X wins top award at MTV VMAs|
The MTV VMA Awards took place Sept. 12and an LGBTQ+ artist took home one of the night's top awards. Lil Nas X won Video of the Year for "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)," besting Cardi ...
|SHOWBIZ 'Boy Meets Boy,' Jennifer Hudson, 'SVU,' tennis honor, ABBA|
Ariztical Entertainment is releasing the German movie Boy Meets Boy on DVD and VOD on Oct. 26. According to a press release, the plot of the 70-minute movie is as follows: "Harry has been partying for ...
|TV Rory O'Malley lands his second gay cartoon role with 'Chicago Party Aunt' |
Inspired by a popular Twitter account, Netflix's latest adult cartoon, Chicago Party Aunt, takes the Windy City to a whole new level. Superstore star and Second City alumna Lauren Ash plays the titular character, Diane Dunbrowski. ...
|MOVES Talking about 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie'|
The new movie Everybody's Talking About Jamie tells the inspiring story of Jamie New, a young drag artist who overcomes hardship and homophobia in Sheffield, England. Out actor Max Harwood stars as New, who gets by ...