ACE Comic Con Returns to Chicago

ACE Comic Con “Voice of The Super Hero Generation” has quickly become THE go to convention if you want to get up close with actors and celebrities from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The upcoming Midwest show (October 11-12-13) is no exception.

Last year the show was at Navy Pier but in 2019 it has been moved out of the city to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. For Marvel fans, ACE Midwest will feature panels, photos and autographs with Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Jake Gyllenhaal (Mysterio), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie) and while you may not quite consider him a Marvel guest just yet – Kit Harington who will play Black Knight in the upcoming Eternals movie. Also a late addition is actor Henry Zaga who will play Sunspot in Fox’s X-Men: New Mutants. Zaga will be signing autographs and taking selfies with fans for FREE!

Outside of Marvel guests, the show also includes Gwendoline Christie (along with Kit Harrington from Game of Thrones), Kiernan Shipka and Ross Lynch (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), con favorite Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) and Elton John himself Taron Edgerton. Another late addition is Josh Herdman who was in Harry Potter.

***Updated 10/9/19 – While autographs are always in limited supply and sell out very fast, there are actually some photo ops still available with some of your favorite Marvel heroes if you check here on the ACE Comic Con website.

Chris Evans with fans at 2018 ACE Comic Con Chicago

The Marvel related panels are as follows, all are located at the Main Stage:

Brie Larson & Tessa Thompson – Saturday at 4:30pm
Tom Holland & Jake Gyllenhaal – Saturday at 6:15pm
Kit Harrington – Sunday at 12:00pm
Chris Hemsworth – Sunday at 3:00pm

Also, our good friend Andy Park who has drawn a lot of the concept art for the MCU will be there, and has a panel on Saturday at 12:30 on the Creators Stage.

One of the Marvel panels at ACE Comic Con Chicago 2018

There is also an adult cosplay contest on Saturday as well as one for kids on Sunday. For the full panel schedule check here on the ACE Comic Con website.

If you’d like to be in the know about this and other upcoming ACE Comic Con shows, you should join the ACE Comic Con Fan Forum on Facebook. This is a well run group, and Stephen Shamus who runs the show along with his brother Gareb Shamus talks directly to fans and attendees in that group about the show.

Will you be at ACE Comic Con in October? We hope to see you there!