The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo is nigh, meaning there’s three days of unfettered nerdery to be had at McCormick Place.
Now in its sixth year, the comic/television/gaming convention boasts hundreds of panels, screenings, and meet-and-greets for pop-culturati, including a new feature in which superfans can pay for photo ops with various purveyors of fantasy. Among the candidates: Jason Momoa, a.k.a the Dothraki Khal Drogo.
That’s right: Khal Drogo will be at McCormick Place this weekend, just hanging out, and for 50 bones you can snap a photo with all 235 murderous pounds of him. The Drogz will give two separate photo ops (Saturday at noon and Sunday at 2 p.m.) and sit on panels spotlighting Game of Thrones (1:30 p.m. Sunday) and Jason Momoa himself (12:15 p.m. Saturday).
Also in from Westeros is Loras Tyrell (Finn Jones), whose photo ops are cheaper in proportion to his coolness ($40 today at 5:45 p.m., Saturday at 2:45 p.m., and Sunday at noon). Loras and Drogo will also do joint photo ops for $80 (Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday at 11:30 a.m.), which could be awkward, they being from opposite sides of the Narrow Sea and all. Momoa and Jones will reportedly not be in costume, but as the Dothraki say, Mra yera zhor? (Do you care?)
If getting a photo with Khal Drogo isn’t on your bucket list, there’s plenty else to do at C2E2. Highlights include an Orphan Black panel, a screening and Q&A with M. Night Shyamalan, visits from comic gurus Scott Snyder (Batman) and Stan Lee (Spider-Man), and appearances by a surprising number of ex-pro wrestlers.
There are also afterparties, including an improv show with the Cards Against Humanities creators and a Revolution Brewing-sponsored gaming bash at Threadless HQ. Tickets and a full schedule are available at c2e2.com, and individual photo ops can be purchased here.