All the best of pop culture at Pheasant Run show this weekend

  • Gunner Marek, Grant Marek and Jake Keating of the Naperville area, dressed as Michael Myers of the Halloween series of movies, have their picture taken with a person dressed as Deadpool Saturday at The Chicago Pop Culture Con at Pheasant Run in St. Charles.

      Gunner Marek, Grant Marek and Jake Keating of the Naperville area, dressed as Michael Myers of the Halloween series of movies, have their picture taken with a person dressed as Deadpool Saturday at The Chicago Pop Culture Con at Pheasant Run in St. Charles. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Amber Whitaker of Dead End Doll Factory, left, helps Liza Thompson of California pick out a nutcracker for her son Saturday at The Chicago Pop Culture Con at Pheasant Run in St. Charles.

      Amber Whitaker of Dead End Doll Factory, left, helps Liza Thompson of California pick out a nutcracker for her son Saturday at The Chicago Pop Culture Con at Pheasant Run in St. Charles. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 11/30/2019 8:33 PM

Aisles of pop culture were on display Saturday as the Chicago Pop Culture Con kicked off at The Pheasant Run Resort mega Center in St. Charles.

The multigenre event, which is expected to draw more than 3,000 visitors before this weekend is over, offered a little bit for everyone Saturday.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

People in cosplay costumes wandered the booths checking out rare comic books, toys, Legos, publishers, artists, stars, sports memorabilia and anything fan related.

Liza Thompson of California was happy to pick out a nutcracker from Dead End Doll Factory of Aurora for her son.

"I have bought him a nutcracker every year since he was born 27 years ago, and it's hard to find something original," Thompson said.

Admission is $12 and the event, which started in 2016, is open again Sunday, beginning at noon.

Celebrity guests on Sunday are to include game designer Brian Colin, former Chicago Bear Chris Zorich, hip-hop artist Ambush Zin, and rock band Kid Yuki and The Otakus.

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