Wizard World Chicago announced the addition of four popular guest stars from hugely successful franchises.
Stephen Amell, known to millions as the crime-fighting vigilante lead in the hit TV series Arrow, returns to Wizard World Chicago on Saturday, October 16. The Toronto-born Amell who also starred in DC Universe vehicles such as DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Batwoman and Supergirl in the Oliver Queen role. In addition, Robert Patrick (Terminator 2) Jason David Frank (Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers) and Mark Sheppard (Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica) bolstered the celebrity roster for the event, set for October 15-17 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.
The four are scheduled to appear all three days, when they will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct Q&A panels and potentially other special events.
Amell has also appeared as a series regular in numerous shows, prominently Hung, Private Practice and Heartland. He also had recurring roles in New Girl opposite Zooey Deschanel and Private Practice as the love interest to Amy Brenneman, and a supporting slot in the 2016 action film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows.
Patrick portrayed T-1000, the android assassin in the 1991 blockbuster, opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton. It was a breakout role for the young actor, who has gone on to more than 150 film and TV roles, including regular stints on True Blood and Sons of Anarchy as well as Last Action Hero and Fire in the Sky.
Frank is best known as the Green Power Ranger, though he has portrayed others in the action series. A martial arts enthusiast, Frank has appeared in dozens of iterations of the franchise and has been a frequent Wizard World guest.
The London-born Sheppard has had many sci-fi genre roles, notably as Crowley in Supernatural, Benedict Valda in Warehouse 13 and Romo Lampkin in Battlestar Galactica. He has more than 60 big and small screen credits in all.
They join a growing Wizard World Chicago celebrity lineup previously announced: Sam Heughan (Outlander), William Shatner (Star Trek, Boston Legal) Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Walking Dead) Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter franchise, All Creatures Great and Small) James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel), Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Supergirl) Katie Cassidy (Arrow, Melrose Place) Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk, King of Queens) and Charles Martinet (Mario Bros. franchise.) Additional celebrities, creators and other attractions will be announced shortly.
Wizard World Chicago will also feature non-stop live entertainment, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities, movie screenings hosted by stars and directors and more. Details to follow soon, along with programming and entertainment stage schedules.
Wizard World events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Show hours are Friday, October 15, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, October 16, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, October 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.
Wizard World Chicago is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.
Wizard World Chicago 2021 will also mark the final event under the Wizard World brand name. As previously announced, beginning in 2022, former Wizard World events held in Chicago as well as New Orleans, Portland, Cleveland, St. Louis and Philadelphia will be produced under the FAN EXPO name. Wizard World will continue to operate the Wizard World Vault and will be participating at all FAN EXPO events.
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