Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, kids day was a smashing success

Yesterday my family and I attended Wizard World Comic Con Kids day. Having never attended a Comic Con, I wasn't sure what to expect. I was surprised at all the booths, appearances and fun for everyone.

On kids days, there were lots of activities just for the smallest fans. The first item that the kids got to do was collect their Wizard World Adventure Passport.The kids were encouraged select kid-friendly booths to get stamps on their passports. For collecting all the stamps, the kids got a prize. Every kid loves a goodie bag!

For my husband and I, it was fun seeing all the stars from the shows that we grew up enjoying. There was a whole area where you could meet all the stars from various movies, television shows and media outlets. You could get autographs, chat and sometimes get a picture. My husband was excited to see Bruce Campbell, Sam Axe from Burn Notice.

What struck me as interesting was the many artists who offered family friendly drawings. I spoke with Mario Wytch from Wytcharts.com. He  created a kid friendly zombie comic book, My Pet Zombie, because he wanted his kids to enjoy his work. My boys have been enjoying the book.

Also the Zombie Survival Crew booth recognized that kids are joining the zombie craze. Their website and programming is created for the whole family to enjoy.Their tag line is " keeping humans off the endangered species list one zombie at a time."  With the assistance of high profile commanders like Anthony Michael Hall, Sean Patrick Flanery,  and several more, this group shares thoughts and strategies for taking down zombie. This family friendly website can have parents and kids working together to understand survival techniques.

On our way home, I asked my boys their favorite parts of the event. My oldest enjoyed the Captain America - Norton Symantec booth where we got in a Captain America movie scene. My other son liked seeing the Batmobile and all the storm troopers that were walking around the convention hall.

I could see our family attending Wizard World Comic Con again. The event is more than just a gathering of hard core comic fans. It was a great way to bring parents and kids together to appreciate the fun of the comic world.

Disclosure: I received press passes to attend the Kids Day at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago. All opinions are 100% mine and have not been influenced by any person or entity. For my complete disclosure policy, please visit www.more4momsbuck.com/disclosure.


  1. Look like a load of fun. I want to go ;) Thanks for sharing.

  2. My 6 yr. old daughter probably would've loved going to something like that... she's really into Superheroes. :p