August 16 - 18, 2024

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

FAN EXPO Chicago

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COMIC ATTRACTIONS

KAPOW! SZZZKT! Prepare for a rip-roaring time with a bunch of legendary creators and hard-to-find comics. Sign up for our e-newsletter to receive all of the best comic updates.

MEET LEGENDARY COMIC CREATORS

Comic Legends, Pro Comic Book artists, and amazing writers will be with us all weekend long. Be sure to drop by the Comic Creator area next to Artist Alley to meet them and geek out over their amazing work.

Ghost Machine Experience

Dine with industry giants Geoff Johns, Bryan Hitch, Francis Manapul, and Ivan Reis from the new comics universe Ghost Machine at this once-in-a-lifetime special experience. Having dinner with these comic legends is a moment to remember, which is why you'll also get some incredible takeaways, like exclusive comics, a ton of autographs, and a picture-perfect group selfie. Secure your spot now as seating is very limited.

KUBERT SCHOOL CREATOR ACADEMY

Do you love drawing? Whether you're new to the world of illustration or already taking classes, hone in your skills by taking a class from the talented instructors at The Kubert School. Visit their booth on the show floor for free Creator Academy lessons and to watch master artists at work. 

KUBERT SCHOOL PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

Here’s a great opportunity to have your portfolio reviewed by instructors from the Kubert School. Check closer to the show for dates and times.

ARTIST ALLEY

Indie meets pro in this special area where you will find all your favorite pencillers, painters, inkers, and writers. This is a “must experience area” for anyone interested in meeting the rising stars and the people who work within the art industry.

GET YOUR COMIC BOOKS AUTOGRAPHED

Have a comic created by someone on our guest list? Bring it to the show to get it signed by the original artist.

Note: Some guests may have autograph fees and/or signing limits. Please check with creators individually.

COMIC PANELS & WORKSHOPS

Are you an aspiring comic artist? Take your craft to the next level at our amazing panels and workshops hosted by the pros of the industry. You'll learn drawing techniques, storytelling devices, and more that'll really help bring your work to life.

SKETCH DUELS

Check out your favorite comic artists as they go “pen-to-pen”, and be entered to win the original art they produce once they’re done. An amazing experience to witness, these friendly competitions show who has the edge in comic book illustration.