Chicago 'socialcon' Debuts In August Alongside Comic Con


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Stay Social! socialcon Debuts In Chicago With Nash Grier, Hayes Grier, Cameron Dallas, Carter Reynolds, Reggie Couz, Many More, August 23-24

 Princess Lauren, Toby Randall, The Hillywoods, KingBach, Kingsley, Among Social Media Standouts At Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

ROSEMONT, Ill., July 9, 2014– From Vine to YouTube to Instagram to Twitter to Facebook and more, fans now have a place to gather to celebrate the best and brightest in the world of social media as socialcon makes its debut August 23-24 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Some of the most-followed social media stars will be in attendance, including “The Fam Tour” members Nash Grier, Hayes Grier, Cameron Dallas andCarter Reynolds; Reggie Couz; Princess Lauren; Toby Randall and many more in two days of meet-and-greets, concerts, live performances, Q&A panels, autographs, photo ops and more. The combined followers base exceeds 100 million users.

socialcon is produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD), which conducts dozens of pop culture conventions nationwide annually. The timing and location of socialcon CHICAGO are co-located with Wizard World Chicago Comic Con (August 21-24), the largest event on the promotion's calendar.

Some of the other leading social media phenoms scheduled to attend the inaugural event include The Hillywoods, KingBach, Kingsley, DeStorm Power, Anthony Quintal (LohAnthony), Superwoman, DJandDrummer; Josh Peck and Tyler Ward.

“We are excited to bring stars with a combined tens of millions of followers to one place so that thousands of fans with whom they have interacted can meet them up close and personal,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “Several have appeared at our Wizard World Comic Cons and have been huge hits, so creating socialcon a series of events highlighting the social media stars is a natural addition.”

socialcon CHICAGO will run as a distinct event from Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, with separate admission, programming and show floor. On Saturday, Meet & Greet entry begins at 10:30; general admission is from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. On Sunday, Meet & Greet entry begins at 10:30; general admission is from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Various ticket packages and information on each are available at

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