CW18's Primetime Stars Ready to Shine at Fan Fest Chicago April 7th & 8th

OTA (Original Team Arrow)'s David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, and Stephen Amell are some of the names set to appear at Fan Fest Chicago 2018, April 7th & 8th. (Credit: Fan Fest)

Some of CW18's brightest stars are set to shine among the roster of special guests appearing at Fan Fest Chicago April 7th & 8th. Walker Stalker Con and Heroes and Villains Fan Fest are joining forces once again for two fun-filled days at Fan Fest Chicago 2018 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

Attendees will be treated to interactive cosplay characters, pop culture artists and vendors, live question and answer panels, and highly coveted meet-and-greet opportunities with their favorite stars of film and screen. Among many names from The Walking Dead, Marvel's The Defenders and Daredevil, Gotham, and more, CW18's primetime stars are well represented at the event in the Windy City.

Leading things off is everyone's favorite Emerald Archer, ARROW's titular hero himself, actor Stephen Amell. Rounding out what fans refer to as OTA or Original Team Arrow, Mr. Amell is joined by Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak) and David Ramsey (John Diggle). Cast members Echo Kellum (Curtis Holt), and Katrina Law (Nyssa al Ghul) all will join the fun, as will this season's big bad, Kirk Acevedo (Ricardo Diaz). Fan favorite villains will be well represented by John Barrowman (Malcolm Merlyn) and Josh Segarra (Adrian Chase).

Get Lit with representatives from the new hit series BLACK LIGHTNING. Stars Cress Williams (Jefferson Pierce), Marvin "Krondon" Jones III (Tobias Whale), and renowned character actor James Remar (Peter Gambi) all will be in attendance and ready to mingle with fans.

It's no mystery why RIVERDALE is a pop culture phenomenon. Two of the hit show's amazing cast members, Lili Reinhart (Betty Cooper) and Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl Blossom) are coming to the convention for the first time to celebrate the recent third season renewal announcement.

SUPERNATURAL and current THE WALKING DEAD fan favorite Jeffrey Dean Morgan makes his much anticipated return to Fan Fest Chicago to spend some time with fans.

Waverider regular Franz Drameh (Jefferson "Jax" Jackson) is set to delight fans of DC's LEGENDS OF TOMORROW ahead of Monday evening's season finale.

Finally, and this is no joke, the multi-talented Aisha Tyler will be present to mingle with fans of her work on WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? and ARCHER (among many other series).


Guests are also slated to appear on stage during live panels, answering fan questions and creating some not-to-be-missed moments all weekend.


Perhaps our friend The Chalk Girl will be creating another CW-inspired masterpiece at her booth this weekend?? Find out, as she and many other amazing artists will have their work available for purchase, as well. What are you waiting for, CW18 faithful?! Gather your Legion and meet us at Fan Fest Chicago in Rosemont!!

Fan Fest Chicago

April 7th & 8th, 2018

Location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Saturday: 10:30am to 7:00pm? Sunday: 10:30am to 5:00pm? VIP Entry at 9:00am each day

Tickets range from $45 General Admission to $1,400 for the ultimate experience