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Events Thu Aug 08 2013

Writing Workshops at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

jedi mario.JPGIf you've had a hankering to geek out over your favorite comic books, get gussied up as Jedi Mario, and rub elbows with the likes of Stan Lee, Robert Rodriguez, and various WWE Superstars, well, brother, you're in luck. This weekend is the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, and it is a four-day parade of delectable, nerdy madness.

However, if hiding in a basement with a typewriter and a tumbler of whiskey is more your speed, don't worry, the Con also features a number of writing and publishing workshops. Find out how to maintain your creative streak, learn the ins and outs of self-publishing, get tips on designing fictional fantasy worlds, and even discover the "pitfalls of writing." As if you didn't already know.

The complete schedule of events, lectures, workshops, and sci-fi speed dating interludes is available online for your perusal. Wizard World Chicago Comic Con runs from Thursday, August 8 through Sunday, August 11 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 9301 Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont, Ill. A ticket to all four days will set you back $90 online or $100 at the door, and one-day tickets range from $50-$70, depending on the day. Check out the Tickets page for more information.

Photo courtesy of and credited to Bill Watters.

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