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  • Wizard World Chicago Comic Con Presents “Kid’s Day” on Sunday, August 14, 2011

    Press Release:

    Kids Rule at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con on Sunday, August 14

    Kids Adventure Passport Quest, “Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!®, Face Painting, Balloon Creations, Kids Costume Contest, ‘My Favorite Giant’ Reading Just a Few of the All-Day Activities at Wizard World Digital Booth

    My-Favorite-Giant-CoverNEW YORK and ROSEMONT, Ill., August 8, 2011
     – It’s an all-day kid’s extravaganza as Wizard World Chicago Comic Con presents “Kid’s Day” on Sunday, August 14, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.  Kid-friendly activities include meeting (and taking pictures with) characters like the lovable “Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!® from the Nickelodeon® series, Disney® princesses, favorite superheroes and “The Defuser,” plus face painting, balloon art, the impossibly cute Kids Costume Contest and a special reading of “My Favorite Giant” by author Peter Mayhew, well-known for having portrayed “Chewbacca” in STAR WARS.

    Kids can stop by the Wizard World Digital Booth and pick up a free Wizard World Kids Adventure Passport, to complete activities all over Chicago Comic Con and get a prize at the end of their journey.  Parents can look for the “Kid-Friendly” button on activities, vendors, booths and sessions throughout the convention center.

    Some of the special programming for kids includes learning “How to be a Hero” with Jarrett Crippen, a.k.a. “The Defuser” from “Who Wants to be a Superhero” (noon); a “Draw Like a Superhero” session with Eisner Award winners Franco Aureliani and Art Baltazar (1 p.m.); the Costume Contest (2 p.m.); and “My Favorite Giant” reading (3 p.m.).

    Kids can also take their best shot at STAR WARS’ “Jar Jar Binks” with a Nerf blaster rifle at the 501st Legion Midwest Garrison’s “Shoot-Jar Jar” Game, with all donations benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    For more information, parents and kids can visit www.wizardworldkids.com.

    Wizard World Chicago Comic Con is the seventh stop on Wizard World’s 2011 North American tour.  Hours are Thursday, August 11, 5 – 9 p.m.; Friday, August 12, noon – 8 p.m.; Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, August 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Kids 10 and under are admitted free (up to two per paid adult admission).  Tickets are available in advance online at http://www.wizardworld.com/chicago.html at a savings over tickets purchased at the door.  Advance adult single-day tickets are priced at $25 ($35 on site); four-day all-session tickets are $50 ($60 on site).  VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available on a limited basis.

    Chicago Comic Con brings together thousands of fans of all ages and dozens of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Some of the superstar guests include Patrick Stewart, Bruce Campbell, Christopher Lloyd, Morena Baccarin, Felicia Day, Academy Award Winner® Lou Gossett Jr. and James Marsters.

    About Wizard World:
    Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests. Wizard World also produces Wizard World Digital, an online publication covering new and upcoming products and talents in the pop culture world, and is distributed on a weekly basis to online and iPad users worldwide.

    The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

    ***** SAVE THE 2011/12 DATES *****
    August 11-14, 2011 – Chicago Comic Con
    September 24-25, 2011 – Los Angeles Comic Con
    October 22-23, 2011 – Mid-Ohio Comic Con
    November 11-13, 2011 – Austin Comic Con
    January 28-29, 2012 – New Orleans Comic Con
    March 24-25, 2012 – Toronto Comic Con
    April 28-29, 2012 – Anaheim Comic Con
    May 19-20, 2012 – Big Apple Comic Con
    June 1-3, 2012 – Philadelphia Comic Con
    October 2012  – New England Comic Con
    December 8-9, 2012 – Miami Comic Con

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