Amell will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops, and host Q&A panels and potentially other special events at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.
Amell has also appeared as a series regular in numerous shows including “Hung”, “Private Practice” and “Heartland”. He also had recurring roles in “New Girl” alongside Zooey Deschanel and “Private Practice” as Amy Brenneman’s lover, and a supporting place in the 2016 action film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. : Out of the Shadows.
Amell is another headlining of Wizard World Chicago’s increasingly robust celebrity lineup that also includes 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 Big and Small”), James Marsters (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Angel”), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2 ), Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin ‘Power Rangers”), Mark Sheppard (“Supernatural”, “Battlestar Galactica”), Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”, “Supergirl”), Katie Cassidy (“Arrow”, “Melrose Place”), Irene Bedard (Pocahontas), Paige O’Hara (Beauty and the Beast, Enchanted), Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk”, “King of Queens”) and Charles Martinet (“Mario Bros.” franchise). More celebrities, designers and other attractions will be announced shortly.
Wizard World Chicago will also feature non-stop live entertainment, games, exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities, movie screenings by stars and directors, and more. Details will follow soon, as well as the programming and entertainment schedules for the scenes.
Wizard World events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best of pop culture: movies, TV, games, live entertainment, cosplay, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original artwork , collectibles, contests and more. Hours of operation are Friday, October 15, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday October 16, 10 am-7pm; and Sunday, October 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children 10 and under are admitted free with a paying 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 like every character imaginable – and some had never dreamed of before – will roam the convention hall and take part in the famous Wizard World costume contest on Saturday night.
Wizard World Chicago 2021 will also mark the final event under the Wizard World brand. As previously announced, starting in 2022, the former Wizard World events held in Chicago as well as New Orleans, Portland, Cleveland, St. Louis and Philadelphia will be produced under the name FAN EXPO. Wizard World will continue to operate the Wizard World Vault and participate in all FAN EXPO events.
Tickets start at $ 39.99.
About the Wizarding World:
Wizard World Live produces comic book, game and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best of pop culture: movies, television, games, live entertainment, cosplay, tech, comics, science -fiction, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Each event features themed programming and entertainment with celebrity Q&A, comic book-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, parties and more.