WWC 2005, Day 0 - Photo Parade

Thu, August 4th, 2005 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

It's Thursday night, almost midnight, as I write this in the Chicago Hyatt O'Hare. Wizard World Chicago's preview night ended around 8:00 PM tonight and, as usual, CBR was there with camera in hand to catch all the action.

Although, there really wasn't all that much action. It was a good chance to get the lay of the floor, but overall it was a fairly light night on the convention floor. Whereas Comic-Con International in San Diego has been doing preview nights for a couple of years now, you should keep in mind that this is Wizard World Chicago's first ever preview night, so the light traffic on the floor should be expected. I remember the first preview night at Comic-Con International and it, too, was pretty quiet. Skip forward a couple of years and it's absolutely jam packed, and the same is likely to happen in Chicago as well.

OK, you're not here to read my ramblings, you just want to see the pretty pictures and what not. Fine. I know when I'm not wanted! Here's the Wizard World Chicago, Day 0 Photo Parade.

While not a part of the convention, I thought this neon art thing at O'Hare was interesting enough to share. The convention floor.
Udon Comics' Erik Ko "Atomika's" Sal Abbinanti
Morning Show DJ and bane of the FCC Mancow, well, he's got himself an urban assault vehicle. Why it's at WWC, I'm not sure. The voice of Space Ghost, George Lowe, with a lovely lady.
Ohhhhh goody, ladies already! Rob Liefeld really is a sketching machine. Every time I see him at a comic convention he's sketching away for the fans.
If your feet get tired walking the convention floor, there's always video games to play. "Papa Midnight" artist Tony Akins & Vertigo editor Jonathan Vankin
As you enter the convention hall from the main lobby, you're greeted by the DC Comics booth. Pretty cool home made Superman costume.
B. Clay Moore (top) and incoming CBR columnist Robert Kirkman (His column starts up on Wednesday! Don't forget!) Tyler Kirkham
Ohhh, they got neato "Batman Begins" props at the show. Including Scarecrow (I'll take a better picture tomorrow) and ... ... Batman's utility case thing. I would so like to see him take that bag through airport security.
"Necromancer's" Joshua Ortega and Francis Manipul Chuck Satterlee, writer of "Of Bitter Souls" from Speakeasy.

 
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