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FAN EXPO CHICAGO 2022

HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY

Thank you all for joining us in celebrating 50 years of fandom in the Windy City! 

From the fantastic fans, great guests, and amazing vendors, we had a wonderful time sharing in the celebrations.

Here are some of the highlights of all the fun from FAN EXPO Chicago 2022.

GUEST APPEARANCES

JON BERNTHAL

This is a headshot of Jon Bernthal holding a microphone. He is in the midst of answering a question so his mouth is open. His brown hair is tousled and her has a slight scruff. He is looking to the left of the image. He is wearing a blue button up flannel and is wearing 2 gold chains around his neck. In the background, is the FAN EXPO background that repeats a variety of phrases.

CHARLIE HUNNAM

A head shot of Charlie Hunnam. There is a microphone tilted up at him. He is half smiling. His hair is pulled back and tucked into the black flat cap. He is wearing a light blue button up with a left  upper pocket with two strings coming out. In the background, is the FAN EXPO background that repeats a variety of phrases.

BREC BASSINGER

Brec Bassinger head shot. She is smiling and her head is turned slightly to the left. Her blonde hair is down and she is wearing orange square (hoop-like) earrings. She is also wearing a black blazer, yellow/red/white FAN EXPO Lanyard and two gold chains. In the background, is the FAN EXPO background that repeats a variety of phrases.

JOEL MCHALE

A headshot of Joel Mchale. He is holding a microphone and is in the middle of talking/asking a question. His brown hair is a bit tousled and he has some scruff. He is wearing a white t-shirt with a black collar. In the background, is the FAN EXPO background that repeats a variety of phrases.

CARL WEATHERS

A head shot of Carl Weathers holding a microphone. He is smiling as he answers a question. His has buzzed short black hair and a short white beard. He is wearing a black suit jacket with a light blue button up. On his wrist is a teal bracelet with a circular middle charm. In the background, is the FAN EXPO background that repeats a variety of phrases.

ANTHONY DANIELS

A head shot of Anthony Daniels holding his book "I AM C-3PO: The Inside Story by Anthony Daniels, Featuring JJ Abrams." with half of an image of C-3PO. He is holding the book to his face. He has short white hair and is wearing a black long sleeve shirt. In the background, is the FAN EXPO background that repeats a variety of phrases.

FANTASTIC COSPLAY

STUNNING LOOKS

RED CARPETS

Cosplayer as homemade Captain America from Falcon and the Winter Soldier. In the background, is the FAN EXPO background that repeats FAN EXPO..

FANDOM MEET UPS

Image from the red carpet. Tony Stark, in a gray suit jacket black shirt with his reactor shining through and blue jeans, is looking away from the tom foolery of Ghost Rider, movie accurate cosplay with a flaming skull head, holding chains around a "Spiderman at a con" who is kneeling down. The Spiderman is holding the chains that are looped around the back of his neck (the chain is draped behind his neck like a large necklace) and is wearing a casual white pants, marvel button up with heads of avengers and a brown backpack. In the background, is the FAN EXPO background that repeats FAN EXPO.

CRAFTSMANSHIP CUP

A group shot of the craftmanship cup winners. From the left, (cut off slightly) Bridgerton inspired Rapunzel and Belle, Battle Eowyn, and Edward Scissor Hands. They are holding their winners certificates. In the background, is the FAN EXPO background that repeats FAN EXPO and other Phrases.

COSPLAY

There were some amazing cosplay at FAN EXP Chicago. Whether posing for photos, strutting their stuff on the red carpet, or competing in the Cosplay Crafstmanship Cup, Chicago knew how to bring the fun.

REUNIONS GALORE

CAST REUNIONS

LORD OF THE RINGS

Group shot of Sean Astin (in a button up shirt with a white line through the middle, gray on either side and a black, white and gray diamond pattern on the right side of his shirt), Billy Boyd (gray jacket with a black shirt underneath with red words), Dominic Monaghan (black shirt with a Heath Ledger's Joker as Ronald McDonald, jeans, and a lot of wrist bands) and Elijah Wood (crossed armed, in a dark green jacket, dark gray Hawaiian shirt and dark Jeans). They are smiling at the audience. In the background, is the FAN EXPO background that repeats FAN EXPO and phrases.

PAPER GIRLS

Group shot of the cast from Paper Girls:  Camryn Jones, Riley Lai Nelet, Sofia Rosinsky, and Fina Strazza. They are all wearing dark clothes and the two on the left are posing with a straight face while the two on the right are smiling. They are smiling at the audience. In the background, is the FAN EXPO background that repeats FAN EXPO.

STARGIRL

Group shot of Brec Bassinger, Anjelika Washington, Yvette Monreal hugging as they pose for a picture. In the background, is the FAN EXPO background that repeats FAN EXPO.

ROCKING POSTCASTS

TUNE IN NEXT TIME

THE FRIENDSHIP ONION

Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd hosting their Friendship Onion Podcast. Billy is gesturing to Dominic like he is presenting him to the audience. Dominic is posing proudly as he wears a black shirt with a chameleon on it. In the background, the words FAN EXPO are repeated.

MARGINALIZED MURDER

Image of Carly Roland, wearing a green and yellow jersey, talking into a mic with a computer in front of her. In the background on a screen is the image of "Marginalized Murder: the case of the 51".

I HEAR... VOICES

This is an angled shot of Will Friedle and Christy Carlson Ramano as they hold their mics and talk to each other. Will is wearing a gray long sleeve with the white/yellow/red FAN EXPO lanyard. Christy is wearing a light pastelish green and orange long sleeve shirt with a smiley face on it and she is wearing black glasses.

FANDOM FINDS

Fantastic Vendors

Windy City Workshop

SHIMMERING CHIMERA

RADCAT

BLACK AND WHITE GUY

CHALK GIRL

LEGGING LASS

FUN MOMENTS

MORE HIGHLIGHTS

KEVIN SMITH OFFICIATES A WEDDING

A couple kissing in front of Kevin Smith as he officiate the wedding. He is looking at them proudly. Kevin is wearing a white hat backward and a black Clerks hoody.

GAMING

Two guys playing. One is wearing a blue and white stripped shirt.

FUN GUEST MOMENTS

Trevor Fehrman making a funny face at the camera at the guest signing area.

STAR WARS PARADE

Anthony Daniels smiling as he walks with a silver C-3PO on the red carpet.

FAMILY FUN ZONE

Two ghost busters lifting up green slime in front of children. One girl is wearing a Captain America shirt and is looking at it in awe.

AFTER PARTIES

Fancy Riddler in a green vest and purple silk tie who is dancing.