August 16 - 18, 2024

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

FAN EXPO Chicago


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The fun doesn't end when the show floor closes! Our after parties & events ensure every fan's schedule is stacked all weekend long. Sign up for our e-newsletter to receive afterparty & event updates.

Rocky Horror Bingo Show (18+)

I see you shiver with antici...pation! Join FreeN'Fun Bar Bingo for this special showing of The Rocky Horror Picture show (complete with costumes) while playing bingo and winning prizes! 

Date: Thursday, August 10
Time: 8:30 PM

Drawing Jam

Come join this fun laid back drawing session for all ages. No drawing skills required. Take part and you could win prizes from Wacom and more. Hosted by Emmy Award winning cartoonist and television host Joe Wos.  

Date: Thursday, August 10
Time: 8:30 PM

Critical Strike Nerdlesque Variety Show (18+)

Set phasers to stunning. Critical Strike Nerdlesque Variety Show is the adventure you're looking for at FAN EXPO Chicago after hours.
Roll a nat 20 with entertainment for Nerds at its finest. Featuring the best in nerdtastic Burlesque - Drag - Pole & Circus. Our performers give maximum effort for your pleasure in these hilarious, cheeky, 18+ cabarets, where we bring favorite characters to life with fun, sexy, and hilarious twists.

NerdDoms Universe incorporates elements from the general nerd universe using both popular music and our own original parody songs to set the mood for each act. The NDU artists are dedicated to our fans and fandoms. Join us today and embrace your adventure.

Date: Thursday, August 10
Time: 9:00 PM
Price: $20

Twilight Parody Shadowcast

NerdDoms Universe will be screening this classic 2008 tale of eternal love while enhancing your experience with a live shadow cast performance! We will also have a fun audience play-by-play (similar to the Rocky Horror Picture Show screenings) complete with call backs and props!

Date: Friday, August 11
Time: 5:45 PM
Price: $20

K-POP Night: Official Fan Expo Chicago After Party

FAN EXPO Chicago, are you ready to Dance the Night Away? Join our K-Pop Night at Joe's Live on August 12 at 8:00 PM for some beats that are smooth like Butter, curated drink specials, raffle giveaways, merch and more. Ddu-Du Ddu-Du do get your tickets ASAP.

Date: Saturday, August 12
Time: 9 PM (doors at 8 PM)
Location: Joe's Live Rosemont
5441 Park Pl
Rosemont, IL 60018

$15 general admission advance/$18 at the door

The Last Masquerade Escape Room

Prince Prospero’s lavish masquerade ball has turned into a nightmare. The Red Death has snuck into the castellated abbey and, one-by-one, the partygoers are succumbing to the terrible plague. Your only hope to escape is to find the masks of those who died tragically, learn the stories, and ultimately earn their favor. 

Secret Aboard Starship Astraeus Escape Room

Fire positron beams at enemy ships. Pilot the Astro Rover through space! Grow alien babies from eggs. Negotiate with hostile aliens! Master faster-than-light travel! And discover a secret that will change the galaxy… but only if you survive. Test your wits, guile and teamwork in this high tech interactive adventure room.

Thursday and Saturday Only

Discovery of Starship Astraeus Escape Room

Blast your way through an asteroid field! Decipher ancient alien ruins, battle enemy starships, study alien creatures, and explore a planet that may yield an incredible discovery… but only if you survive. Test your wits, guile and teamwork in this high tech adventure room where your choices determine your ending.

Friday and Sunday Only

Drink 'N Draw

Come out for a night of seriously silly drawing challenges and drinking! Show off your skills and win over $500 in prizes provided by WACOM and more. Hosted by Emmy Award Winning cartoonist Joe Wos. All skill levels welcome!

Date: Sunday, August 13
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Pete's Tiki Tiki 5510 Park Pl B, Rosemont, IL 60018