Wizard World Comic Fest

By Margaret Lyons in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 6, 2004 1:27PM

2004_08_06.wizworld.gif Chicagoist's favorite comic-girl-on-the-street Sarah has alerted us that the Wizard World tour is coming to town this NEXT weekend. The fest, in Rosemont, will feature guest of honor Joss Whedon (of Buffy fame) and special guests Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Kelly Hu, and Amber Benson. You can download .pdfs for todayFriday, Saturday, and Sunday's programming. Stupid .pdfs.

In addition to a ton of other comic-y types, make sure to catch Chicago's own Paul Koob, Mr. Hamster Man himself. A few weeks back we asked for tips on Chicago comics, and Hamster Man (well, Koob) was the first name that came up—lucky us. You can read the misadventures of Hamster Man in his comic books, but we are, as usual, partial to the shorter strips. Especially the ones about Penny. Glasses are just cool, even on a brown bag.

By the way, if you have a love for comics as well as an itch to "work long, laborious hours for next-to-nothing," sign up to volunteer at Wizard World.