At Wizard World Chicago 2017, the Celebrity Host was Kato Kaelin. I wrote about the whole experience on Patch.com at On the Beat at Wizard World Chicago 2017. In short, Kato stole the show with his banter and bits all weekend.
You could not have expected what you got from Kato. He was engaging, funny, informative and everything you'd want in any host or ambassador. It was much more than I figured it would be.
I have seen "Celebrity Hosts" of all sorts in the past and Kato far succeeded all that I can remember. The guy worked it all weekend. He was energetic, positive and fun without being overbearing, sugary or crazy wild.
Next Friday through Sunday (September 22-24), Wizard World is descending on Madison, WI and Kato is scheduled to be there! I previewed this event in my debut on the Madison Patch at Wizard World is Coming to Madison!
There will be the usual array of celebrities (how about the legendary Stan Lee of Marvel Comics?) There will also be the usual vast array of creative folks (How about Victor Dandridge, Guy Gilchrist, Genese Davis, Tom Cook and more?). Of course, there will also be vendors, cosplayers, panels, Q&A's and much more. It is a pop culture extravaganza and I always have a blast.
I'm not the only one having a blast either. Thousands of fans joined me in the fun. Besides working it, I am certain Kato also had a blast. I've communicated with him since then and he confirmed this, along with his desire to make return appearances. This is great news for Wizard World and the fans.the fine people behind
Just when I thought Wizard World could not get better, in came Kato. Congrats to Wizard World for thinking a bit out of the box and bringing in Kato. Thanks to Wizard World and Kato for not making this a shallow figurehead thing. Kato was the real deal and he's coming to Madison!
Kato Kaelin and me in Rosemont, IL-August 2017.