John Travolta To Make Wizard World Debut In Chicago, Saturday, August 24
'Pulp Fiction,' 'Grease' Star Latest Huge Addition To Celebrity Roster at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
By: Wizard World
Travolta rose to fame with his portrayal of student Vinnie Barbarino in "Welcome Back, Kotter," and shot up to icon status as Tony Manero in the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever, Danny in Grease (1978) and Bud in 1980's Urban Cowboy. He found a new generation of fans a decade later, as James in Look Who's Talking. Since then, lead roles in Pulp Fiction (1994), Get Shorty (1995), A Civil Action (1998), Battlefield Earth (2000), The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009), Gotti (2018) and dozens of other features have kept him front and center as a top draw. His latest film, The Fanatic, hits theaters on August 30.
Travolta joins a standout celebrity roster at Wizard World Chicago that includes Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, Independence Day), Zachary Levi (Shazam, "Chuck"), Steve Guttenberg (Police Academy franchise, Cocoon), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, "Stranger Things"), Henry Winkler ("Happy Days," "Barry"), Chris Sarandon (The Princess Bride, Nightmare Before Christmas), George Wendt ("Cheers"), Melissa Joan Hart ("Sabrina, the Teenage Witch," "Melissa and Joey") and many others.
Wizard World Chicago (www.wizardworld.com/
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. The eighth event scheduled on the 2019 Wizard World calendar, Chicago show hours are Thursday, August 22, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, August 23, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, August 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.