The convention scene has been disrupted over the last two years. This year things are getting back to somewhat normal, but Wizard World as we know it is gone, having been purchased by Fan Expo. Wizard World will live on through the Fan Expo events though. I look forward to Fan Expo's run in Chicago July 7-10.
One of the most interesting folks I have met at Wizard World is Zombie Bit Me. You can watch my interview with her at On the Beat With Zombie Bit Me.
She is a model and a cosplay artist. Cosplay has become so big in the comic con world. There are professional cosplayers and Zombie Bit Me is one of the best and most popular.
I believe she is now known as Zombae. Whatever name she chooses, she is still one of the most recognizable cosplayers on the comic con scene. Based in Canada, she doesn't get down here often and I am glad I met her when I did.
Wizard World is full of cosplayers and my goal is to meet more of them every year. As the lines and prices for other celebrities keep growing, I look for other fun at comic cons and cosplayers are a definite alternative. They are usually happy to pose and get any extra exposure.
I don't know if Zombae will be at Fan Expo, but I hope to see her. I do know many cosplayers will be there. I also know I will be there "On the Beat" as always.
You can learn more about her at Zombae.com. Also check out her Zombae Facebook page. Go to FanExpoHQ.com for scheduling info for the rest of the year. You don't want to miss any fun!
Zombie Bit Me and me in Rosemont, IL-August 2017.