On Saturday, Wizard World Comic Con Chicago will host a series of Pokémon GO meet ups and events within its popular and growing Gaming area. The events will be an exciting new facet of Wizard World’s largest and longest-running pop culture convention, set for Thursday through Sunday at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Wizard World will be the first major convention to provide meet-ups and specific events for Pokémon GO players. Beyond presenting a meeting space, Wizard World Chicago will be sponsoring three Pokémon Trainer Team based meet ups, complete with exciting raffles with prizes and other opportunities for Pokémon fans.

Located in the XP Lounge (on the second floor), Pokémon fans will be able to hang out with fellow Team Valor, Team Mystic, and Team Instinct members!

Pokémon Fan will be able to swap tips, plan local Gym takeovers, win prizes and share in the experience of meeting like-minded people through this unprecedented social mobile game.

Times are as follows:

Team Valor – 12PM

Team Mystic – 1PM

Team Instinct – 2PM

Video games, be they computer based, console, or mobile, have always been a great way to bring people together. The mobile “Pokémon GO” game has brought this to a whole new level, inspiring people to exercise together, communicate with other and make new friends beyond their screens. Wizard World Comics Cons will continue to promote and encourage this at all of its pop culture lifestyle conventions around the US, now and in the future.

Carrie Fisher (Star Wars), the Back to the Future trio of Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson, “The X-Files” tandem of Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, WWE® Superstars John Cena® and Dean Ambrose™, Norman Reedus and Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead,”) and Charlie Cox (“Daredevil”) headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the pop culture extravaganza, the 13th event on Wizard World’s calendar in 2016.

Wizard World comic and gaming con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Comic Con Chicago show hours are Thursday, August 18, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, August 19, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, August 20, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, August 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more on the 2016 Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, visit http://wizd.me/ChicagoPR.

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched Wizard World Music (www.wizardworldmusic.com), Wizard World Store (www.shopwizardworld.com), CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™ (www.comicconbox.com), a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The Wizard World 2016 schedule is available at: http://wizardworld.com/searchby/city/.

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