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Wizard World Chicago begins tonight with Kick Off the Con at Level 257 in Schaumburg (THE ROCK FATHER will be there), and this weekend CONtv LIVE brings the action into the homes of viewers around the Globe. Check out the official details below…

20150813 Con TV Live1654 400Official Announcement: Presented by Verizon, CONtv LIVE will bring VIP CONtv subscribers access to a virtual front row seat all weekend long. Are you a fan of Jeremy Renner, Ben McKenzie or even the legendary man with a mustache Burt Reynolds?No need to wait in line or camp out overnight for premium seating – CONtv will offer VIP access to the Cons top talent. With 15+ hours of live Q&As, interviews, debates, workshops and new video game previews, the weekend will be jam packed with surprises. Hosted by stand up comedian and veteran Comic Con host Erin Darling and Fullscreen YouTuber Andre Meadows of Black Nerd Comedy, with special guest appearances from the cast of Evil Dead, Mortal Kombat X, Tales of Halloween and so much more.

Additionally, Comicbook.com, The Official Media Sponsor of CONtv, will be on the floor breaking news and conducting interviews.

Tune in starting 10:30am CT Saturday August 22, 2015 at www.CONtv.com. Join the live chat throughout the weekend for your chance to ask questions and participate in the debate!

The live stream is available to CONtv VIP subscribers ($6.99/month) and accessible via a broad spectrum of connected devices including Android and Mac iOS, Samsung Smart TV, Roku Players and Roku TV, the web, and mobile and tablet devices. This industry-changing experience runs from 10:30am (Central) to 9:30pm on Saturday August 22nd and 11am to 3:30pm on Sunday August 23rd. A full calendar of CONtv LIVE events can be found at http://live.contv.com/live-stream-ww-chicago/ (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change).

The weekend line up of streaming content will include:

  • Live panels with Jeremy Renner (Avengers, Mission Impossible), Ben McKenzie (Gotham), and Burt Reynolds, the legendary man with the moustache (Cannonball Run, Archer), plus special surprise guests panels
  • Expert discussions on Deadpool, Jurassic World, filmmaking, horror, superheroes, and vampires
  • Live gameplay of the upcoming video game releases of Street Fighter V and Mortal Kombat X! LIVE chat and gameplay with the cast of Mortal Kombat X as we take a look at the new game. And, hold on to your flak jackets because the Call of Duty Black Ops III Beta is out and we’re going to show parts of it LIVE
  • Horror Film Fest Special – Get a close look at all the amazing work being featured at the Horror Film Festival, including a sit down with some of the creative minds behind “Tales of Halloween,” a new horror film anthology as well as an exclusive interview with Eli Roth (Hostel, Inglorious Bastards)
  • The cast of Evil Dead and Evil Dead II will be reuniting on the main stage for a special fan Q&A hosted by Ash himself, Bruce Campbell. The panel will include Ted Raimi, Betsy Baker, Sarah Berry, Kassie DePaiva, Ellen Sandweiss, Teresa Tilly, Danny Hicks
  • Cosplay will be Comic Con Royalty on Saturday night. Sit down with professional Cosplayers Heather 1337, Jenifer Ann and Toby Markham aka Sith Camaro to talk about what it takes to make the popular hobby a career. Then everyone’s a star in “Cosplay LIVE!” with live streaming of the costume contest at Comic Con Chicago, including exclusive interviews with top Cosplayers
  • Live chat with fans and the CONtv crew
  • FREE swag giveaways online
  • And so much more!

Catering to Comic Con attendees, voracious entertainment enthusiasts and super fans, CONtv currently boasts 2,500 hours of original programming. With curated films and TV episodes as well as exclusive Comic Con panel coverage from dozens of annual nationwide conventions and original episodic series, CONtv adds new programming to the service weekly. Spanning star studded panels with pop culture heroes such as William Shatner (Star Trek), Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk), and Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead, the forthcoming series Ash vs Evil Dead), to the best in cosplay, creator workshops, Con after hours events, and more, CONtv is the only service to offer Comic Con event coverage alongside premium feature film, television, and original programming curated for the fan community. 

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