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Kids Rule at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con on Sunday, August 14
Kids Day activities at Wizard World Comic Con include Adventure Passport Quest, “Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!®, face painting, balloon creations, kids costume contest, 'My Favorite Giant’ reading
By: Jerry Milani
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”
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 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.
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Wizard World, Inc. 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.