PRLog - July 9, 2014 - ROSEMONT, Ill. -- From Vine to YouTube to Instagram to Twitter to Facebook and more, fans now have a place to gather to celebrate the best and brightest in the world of social media as socialcon makes its debut August 23-24 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Some of the most-followed social media stars will be in attendance, including “The Fam Tour” members Nash Grier, Hayes Grier, Cameron Dallas and Carter Reynolds; Reggie Couz; Princess Lauren; Toby Randall and many more in two days of meet-and-greets, concerts, live performances, Q&A panels, autographs, photo ops and more. The combined followers base exceeds 100 million users.
socialcon is produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD), which conducts dozens of pop culture conventions nationwide annually. The timing and location of socialcon CHICAGO are co-located with Wizard World Chicago Comic Con (August 21-24), the largest event on the promotion's calendar.
Some of the other leading social media phenoms scheduled to attend the inaugural event include The Hillywoods, KingBach, Kingsley, DeStorm Power, Anthony Quintal (LohAnthony)
“We are excited to bring stars with a combined tens of millions of followers to one place so that thousands of fans with whom they have interacted can meet them up close and personal,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “Several have appeared at our Wizard World Comic Cons and have been huge hits, so creating socialcon, a series of events highlighting the social media stars, is a natural addition.”
socialcon CHICAGO will run as a distinct event from Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, with separate admission, programming and show floor. On Saturday, Meet & Greet entry begins at 10:30; general admission is from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. On Sunday, Meet & Greet entry begins at 10:30; general admission is from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Various ticket packages and information on each are available at http://www.socialconchicago.com.
About socialcon CHICAGO
Join tens of thousands of fellow fans as they converge at the Donald E. Stephen Convention Center (Rosemont) at socialcon CHICAGO to celebrate the best in social media. socialcon brings many of the top stars including Nash Grier, Hayes Grier, Cameron Dallas, Carter Reynolds, Reggie Couz, Princess Lauren, Toby Randall, The Hillywoods, KingBach, Kingsley, DeStorm Power, Anthony Quintal (LohAnthony)
Meet & Greets, concerts, live performances, Q&A panel programming and more are all here! socialcon CHICAGO is brought to you by the group that produces the most widely attended event tour in the U.S.!
About Wizard World:
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) 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.