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Princess Leia, Marty McFly, Doc Brown, Mulder and Scully are all coming to Wizard World Comic Con Chicago

Zach Long
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Zach Long

The annual C2E2 comic book and pop culture convention may seem like a distant memory at this point, but Chicago is big enough to host more than one fan-friendly gathering. Wizard World Comic Con Chicago comes back to Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont on August 18–21, bringing an extensive lineup of guests who have appeared in popular movies and TV shows (and inspired countless cosplayers).

This morning, Wizard World Comic Con Chicago announced several additions to its 2016 lineup of celebrity guests—it’s possibly be the best group of talent that the convention has booked in several years. Headlining the event is actress Carrie Fisher, who starred as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy and recently reprised her role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Though they failed to accurately predict the Cubs World Series championship last year, Back to the Future stars Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd will reunite at Wizard World this year (joined by Lea Thompson, who played Marty McFly's mother in the trilogy). There's also a miniature X-Files reunion happening at Wizard World, including series stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, as well as Mitch Pileggi (who played FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner) and William B. Davis (the Smoking Man).

The photo-ops and autographs don't end there: Previously announced guests include Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead). The majority of the cast of Netflix's Daredevil series will also be in attendance, including Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Jon Bernthal and Rosario Dawson.

Tickets for Wizard World Comic Con Chicago are on sale now, including special VIP packages that include celebrity guest autographs and photos (for those who don't mind paying an extra fee to avoid waiting in line). You still have plenty of time to put together a great costume.

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