I am so excited that our family will be attending Family Day at Chicago Comic Con on Sunday, August 14. We have never been, but are thrilled for the opportunity to go to experience the fun they have to offer. Among guests like Anthony Michael Hall, James Marsters and Patrick Stewart, five of the original cast members from “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” will also be there. These cast members are Julie Dawn Cole (“Veruca Salt”), Denise Nickerson (“Violet Beauregard”), Peter Ostrum (“Charlie Bucket”), Paris Themmen (“Mike Tee Vee”) and Michael Boellner (“Augustus Gloop”). This is such a unique opportunity to meet five of the cast members who helped make “Willy Wonka” such an incredible movie.
In the next few weeks before the event, we will be raffling off a couple signed lithographs to our readers! Make sure to like us on Facebook and check back here for more details as we get closer!
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. Tickets are available in advance online at http://www.wizardworld.com/chicago.html at a savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are priced at $25 ($35 on site); four-day all-session tickets are $50 ($60 on site), and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available on a limited basis.