Wizard World convention comes to Rosemont

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Monday, August 22, 2016

ROSEMONT, Ill. (WLS) -- Fans of comic book capers and crazy costumes have invaded the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont this weekend for Wizard World Comic-Con.

The annual event brings together tens of thousands of fans to celebrate all forms of superhero fun. That includes movies, toys, TV shows, video games, and even collectible art pieces.

Wizard World is Chicago's biggest and longest-running comic con show. It runs run through Sunday.

As part of the comic con, actor Bruce Campbell is hosting his 3rd annual Horror Film Festival. It will feature dozens of films including world premieres and special screenings. The Horror Film Festival will take place at Muvico Rosemont 18 Theaters. Among the films showcased during the film festival is the new horror-thriller "SiREN", about a bachelor party that turns into a nightmare.

Event:Wizard World Comic Con

Date: August 18-21, 2016

Hours: Thursday, 3 p.m.-8 p.m. -- Friday, 12 p.m.-7 p.m. -- Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. -- Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Address: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018

Admission/Ticket Prices: Thursday - $40, Friday - $50, Saturday - $60, Sunday - $50

Links: wizardworld.com/comiccon/chicago


Chiller Films "SiREN" Screening:

Muvico Rosemont 18 Theaters, 9701 Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont

Sunday, 8:00 p.m. (The film will be in theaters later this year)