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Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to be at Chicago Comic Con

20 August 2010 One Comment by

Rod BlagojevichOkay folks, this one falls squarely in the “WTF” department. Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is going to be appearing at Chicago Comic Con this Saturday. Blago will sign be there signing autographs, posing for pictures, and meeting “fans”. His photo session will start at 10:30 a.m., with autographs to follow at 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

And if that news alone wasn’t enough to make you scratch your head in confusion, here’s a real mind boggling quote from Gareb Shamus, the CEO of Wizard Entertainment (who hosts Chicago Comic Con):

“Wizard World Chicago Comic Con is all about pop culture, and Rod Blagojevich is as relevant to today’s news as it gets. We think the court of public opinion will show him to be a popular figure at the show.”

Oh come on Gareb. You don’t expect us to believe that, do you? I know you folks at Wizard are sad about losing Patrick Stewart for the weekend, but … seriously? Blago?

And it gets better. He’s going to be charging $50 for his autograph, and $80 for a professional photo. Guess his legal defense bills have gotten pretty high, eh? I’m just dying to know what those pre-sale numbers are looking like!

Chicago Comic Con is happening August 19-22, 2010 at the Rosemont Convention Center. Visit www.wizardworld.com for more information.

One Comment »

  • Tara M. Clapper said:

    This is lame for several reasons. 1) Entertainment and politics are already too crossed; 2) It implies this guy legitimately has fans and 3) It’s an obvious money grab for the con. Sucks Stewart isn’t there, but it’s kind of a given that one of the major stars at these cons always leaves for one reason or another.

    If it’s all about pop culture, I suggest they change the name of the con. “Comic Con” sounds like something about comic books and geek culture.