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The best comic book conventions in Chicago

Find cosplayers, creators and passionate fans at some of Chicago’s best comic book conventions

Zach Long
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Zach Long
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Batman, Superman and Optimus Prime have visited our city in the past, so the abundance of comic book conventions in Chicago makes perfect sense. Whether you're a pop-culture fanatic who loves browsing Chicago comic book stores, the kind of person who sets high scores at Chicago arcade bars or you just enjoy seeing the latest Marvel movies in theaters, you'll find cons that cater to your interests. Taking place in sprawling convention centers, comic book conventions in Chicago gather talent involved with the creation of superheroes, horror films, video games and anime, allowing devotees learn more about their most beloved franchises. Ready to show off your cosplay skills or get a photo with your favorite artist? Hurry up and get a badge for some of the best comic book conventions in Chicago.

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If you're on a quest for geek stuff, you won't have to search for long—Chicago is a nerd paradise. Love to drink beer and waste quarters at arcade bars? The city boasts plenty of them. Prefer to gain knowledge at some of Chicago's best museums? Just pick an institution and check out an exhibition or a special event. Whether you want to browse comic book stores or play video games, we've tracked down the best places to nerd out in Chicago.

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