If you are a convention fan 2022 has been a good year. Many conventions have returned to full strength after dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. One event that has been going really Strong this year is Fan Expo (formerly Wizard World). Fan Expo is known for its amazing guest lists and its Chicago convention will not disappoint. From Star Wars and Star Trek to The Lord of the Ring to Clerks there is a celebrity guest for just about every pop culture fan. Here is a look at who to expect at Fan Expo Chicago July 7 – 10.

Fan Expo Chicago

FAN EXPO Chicago is the ultimate go-to event for sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event in Chicago that attracts hundreds of thousands of people to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

FAN EXPO Chicago offers exciting family-friendly attractions, events, and world-renowned Celebrities! The show, which started as Chicago Comic Con in 1972 and became Wizard World Chicago in 1998, has featured celebrities and creators like Stan Lee, Michael J. Fox, John Travolta, Carrie Fisher, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, WWE® Superstar John Cena®, David Boreanaz and many more headliners.

Everyone is a fan of something, and FAN EXPO Chicago is a place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favorite guest then get the inside scoop about your favorite movies and TV shows at our celebrity panels! Watch professional comic artists battle it out in our popular Sketch Duels, learn from our “How To” workshops, and take photos with your favorite costumed characters! It’s also a great place to buy a unique gift (or treat yourself!) with a huge show floor for shopping madness.

Fan Expo Chicago Guest List

Pop culture fans will want to flock to Fan Expo Chicago this July 7th – 10th. From Star Wars, Marvel, LOTR, Clerks, and more this year’s guest lineup is a must-see. You can check out this year’s lineup below.

Star Wars

  • Gina Carano
  • Anthony Daniels
  • Ashley Eckstein
  • Carl Weathers
  • Ming-Na Wen

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

  • Sean Astin (Also Goonies)
  • Billy Boyd
  • Dominic Monaghan
  • Elijah Wood
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Star Trek

  • Jonathan Frakes
  • John De Lancie
  • Gates McFadden
  • Brent Spiner
Levar Burton will not be attending


  • Jeff Anderson
  • Trevor Fehrman
  • Jason Mewes
  • Brian O’Halloran
  • Kevin Smith

The Goonies

  • Corey Feldman
  • Kerri Green
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Sons of Anarchy

  • Charlie Hunnam
  • Ryan Hurst
  • Ron Perlman (Hellboy)
  • Emilio Rivera
  • Theo Rossi
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  • Brec Bassinger


  • Boyd Holbrook

The Punisher

  • Jon Bernthal

Fan Expo Chicago Animation Voice Actors (not mentioned above)

  • Jessica Darrow – Encanto
  • Billy West – Futurama
  • John De Lancie – Discord
  • Christy Carlson Romano – Kim Possible
  • Will Friedle – Kim Possible
  • Josh Keaton – What If…
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Fan Expo Chicago Anime Guests

  • Abby Trott – Demon Slayer
  • Christopher Sabat – Dragon Ball z
  • Justin Briner – My Hero Academia
  • David Matranga – My Hero Academia
  • Zach Aguilar – Demon Slayer
  • Bryce Papenbrook – Demon Slayer
  • Aleks Le – Demon Slayer
  • Sean Schemmel – Dragon Ball Z
  • Jason Liebrecht – My Hero Academia
  • Monica Rial – My Hero Academia
  • Justin Cook – My Hero Academia
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  • Anjali Bhimani – Overwatch and Ms. Marvel
  • Steve Downes – Halo
  • Troy Baker – The Last of Us
  • David Hayter – Metal Gear Solid
  • Patricia Summersett – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
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We Want To Hear From You

Are you excited about Fan Expo Chicago? Will you be attending this year? Also, if you are going, who are you excited about meeting? That Hashtag Show wants to hear from you!

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