Updated: January 18, 2018

Creation Entertainment's

STRANGER CON

A Salute to the TV series Stranger Things

 
Saturday and Sunday
June 23-24, 2018 
IMPORTANT SCHEDULE INFORMATION***


WESTIN O'HARE
6100 N. River Rd.
ROSEMONT, IL. 60018

#StrangerCon

Stranger Things captured everyone's attention when it debuted in 2016 with amazing performances, intriguing mystery and its Steven Spielberg/Stephen King vibe. Drawing on '80's culture, horror, and the all too familiar experiences of being a nerdy kid, the show managed to be fresh and exciting while feeling familiar and relatable. There's no way we at Creation will ever look at Christmas lights the same way again!

We couldn't be more excited to bring you Stranger Con in Chicago, a convention that celebrates a show we love so much, and the people who make it what it is. Headlined by breakout star Millie Bobby Brown, we bring you the stars of Stranger Things, off the screen and in person for two days full of excitement, music and fun! Meet your favorite actors from Stranger Things and interact with them in ways you never thought possible. Don't worry, we didn't invite the Demogorgon or Shadow Monster.

This convention is different from any you've ever been to before. We guarantee you a seat to see all the stars, so there's no camping out or hoping to just catch a glimpse. Your only concern is having the time of your life alongside them!

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Be sure of which day a guest is doing photo ops/autographs before purchasing your admission tickets.

Eleven

Appearing on stage Sunday, doing photo ops and autographs that day, as well as appearing on an exclusive GOLD ONLY panel (and appearing for all the audience later in the day).

Appearing Sunday.

Will Byers

Appearing on stage Sunday, doing photo ops and autographs that day, as well as appearing on an exclusive GOLD ONLY panel (and appearing for all the audience later in the day).

Appearing Sunday.

Steve Harrington

Appearing on stage Saturday, doing photo ops and autographs that day, as well as appearing on an exclusive GOLD ONLY panel (and appearing for all the audience later in the day).

Appearing Saturday.

Barb

Appearing on stage Saturday, doing photo ops and autographs that day, as well as appearing on an exclusive GOLD ONLY panel (and appearing for all the audience later in the day).

Appearing Saturday.

Murray Bauman

Saturday and Sunday

Saturday and Sunday

Click here to view the FAQ and learn everything you need to know to have the best experience!

Unlike other genre conventions, Creation Entertainment has a strict policy to not "oversell" tickets. Every attendee, no matter what ticket they purchase, will have a seat in the main auditorium to see the major guests and join the main events! We believe in a more personal convention for fans, by fans, that leaves you with memories that last a lifetime!


 



THESE CONVENTIONS ARE INTENDED FOR ADULTS. ON STAGE APPEARANCES BY OUR GUESTS MAY INCLUDE OFF-COLOR OR INAPPROPRIATE HUMOR AND PROFANITY. CHILDREN ARE WELCOME IF ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT WHO IS AWARE OF THE POTENTIAL CONTENT.

The views and opinions expressed by any talent or participant at, or during the convention are those of the authors and/or the persons appearing on stage, and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Creation Entertainment, LLC or any of their affiliated parties.


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Master Of Ceremonies for STRANGER CON BRETT GELMAN


Stranger Con will have a special celebrity host Brett Gelman "Murray Bauman" for the entire weekend, and we can't wait to see him entertain you for the entire convention!


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THE COSTUME CONTEST

Show your creative talents, and impeccable taste in characters, by entering our famous Costume Contest! Held on SATURDAY, come dressed as any Stranger Things character or anything with an 80's theme, and compete for the audience's applause to win great prizes! Who wouldn't want a $250 Gift Certificate good for Creation merchandise and the adoration of the audience?

Note: Gift certificate are good for one year towards Creation Merchandise Only, excludes convention, autograph and photo-op tickets.


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Our vendor area is filled with Stranger Things products, and great non-Stranger Things merchandise that we know you'll like!

Our vendor area is small compared to a massive “comic con” that covers many properties, and that's how we like it. Our conventions provide a more personal experience, and that extends into the vendor area, to give the fans (and celebrities) a more rewarding show. You won't have to wade through seas of merch you aren't interested in just to find the gold because we bring only the best to our vendor area.


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Put your encyclopedic Stranger Things knowledge to work in our famous Yes/No Trivia Competition! Be the last fan standing on stage and you could win up to $1400!

This event is held on the Sunday of the convention.


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Held on SATURDAY, our Celebrity MC, Brett Gelman, will host a karaoke party like you've never seen! Take a trip back to the ’80’s and sing your favorite songs with some of the stars of Stranger Things as YOUR backup singers and dancers! Admission is FREE!

Please note that this is a GENERAL ADMISSION EVENT, so you do not keep your same seats you had during the day. For those who want, or need, seating at the Karaoke Party, there will be seats available in the rear of the theater.


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ADDITIONAL EVENTS AND ATTRACTIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED!
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Below you'll find all the ways to attend Stranger Con. We have multiple levels of packages and ticket options to fit any desire and every budget!

We begin selling tickets with our Gold Package and then open up more ticket options the closer we get to the convention. Each level is limited so act fast, and don't let a once in a lifetime opportunity slip through your fingers!



Gold Weekend is our most comprehensive ticket package! Click the items below for more information and find out what you get when you "Go Gold" (Click each benefit for more information):

Reserved Seats

Reserve your seat in our main theater for the entire event! Gold Package Holders choose their seats before anyone else, ensuring the best views in the house. This seat is yours for the whole weekend, free from wandering seat-stealing monsters from the Upside Down! They are available in limited supply, so order quickly please.

Autographs

You get wonderful in person autographs from Millie Bobby Brown, Noah Schnapp, Joe Kerry, Shannon Purser and Brett Gelman included in the price of your Gold ticket! More autographs to be added soon!

Priority Lines

You are in the front rows for all autograph signings included in this package! Now you'll spend less time in line, and more time enjoying the show. We generally call autographs done in the theatre row by row, with GOLD WEEKEND Package Patrons going first, so “GOLD” definitely does have its own perks for sure. Also autographs including in Gold when finally our list is coming, will be worth a large part of the package itself.

Priority Preregistration

Gold gives you priority registration before any other guests! Get first dibs on exclusive merchandise and any remaining autograph or photo op tickets! Preregistration generally takes place the night before the convention starts and isn't a necessity, but can help make your weekend be as smooth as possible. You are welcomed to register at any number of times, we even have a special time on Saturday and then after a bit of a break for some other packages, we’re open for GOLD WEEKEND packages for the rest of the time registration is open.

Collectible Credentials

Special collectible badge and wristband only for Gold package holders! These keepsakes will make sure you never forget your amazing weekend.

Exclusive Gold Panels

We're bringing you TWO exclusive Gold panels for Stranger Con!
• The first panel is Saturday and features Joe Keery & Shannon Purser together, at last, to talk about their experiences and answer your questions.
• The second panel will be Sunday and features Millie Bobby Brown & Noah Schnapp together on stage! Learn what it's like to be a part of the phenomenon that is Stranger Things, ask your questions, and enjoy an exclusive half-hour panel.

Like Your Seat? Keep it!

If applicable you can renew the same exact seat, or try for a better one, at the following year's convention in Chicago!

Access to our famous Karaoke Night!

A karaoke party like you've never seen with a special appearance from some of the celebrities!

Admission to the Vendors Room

Well, duh. Gold folks especially on Friday Night and Saturday morning get in before most of our other patrons so you’ll get in amongst the first.


$519
GET YOUR ORDERS IN TO AVOID MISSING OUT ON WHAT IS GONNA BE THE PLACE TO BE!

 

FIRST ROW SEATING WILL HAVE A PREMIUM PRICE OF $699 -SOLD OUT

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*Please note that if you have autographs as part of your ticket package benefits you will need to have something for the celebrities to sign. They will sign anything you bring from home and there is a wide assortment of photos and other collectibles on sale at the convention.

ADMISSION TICKET PACKAGES DO NOT INCLUDE PHOTO OPS; these must be purchased separately below or at the convention (if not sold out). Thanks!


Reserved Seats

Reserve your seat in our main theater for the entire event! Silver Package Holders choose their seats directly off the floor plan of the main theatre and they are usually to the rear or sides of our Gold Package Tickets. These are your seats the entire convention days (once programming begins during the day) This seat is yours for the whole weekend, it does not include the RESERVED seats at The Karaoke Party Friday (but free general admission for all) and also you DO GET THE exact reserved seat as during the day for the SATURDAY NIGHT ROCK CONCERT. Of course it also does not include entrance into the Gold Exclusive panels, but those cast members will appear for the entire theatre naturally.

Autographs

You get in person autographs from Millie Bobby Brown, Noah Schnapp, Shannon Purser and Brett Gelman included in the price of your Silver ticket! More autographs to be added soon!

Priority Lines

You are in the early rows for all autograph signings included in this package! Now you'll spend less time in line, and more time enjoying the show. We generally call autographs done in the theatre row by row, with GOLD WEEKEND Package Patrons going first, followed by “SILVER” PATRONS and so on. Also autographs included in SILVER when finally our list is done, will be worth a large part of the package itself.

Priority Preregistration

SILVER gives you priority registration before many other guests, right after our Gold Patrons! Get early dibs on exclusive merchandise and any remaining autograph or photo op tickets! Preregistration generally takes place the night before the convention starts and isn't a necessity, but can help make your weekend be as smooth as possible. You are welcomed to register at any number of times, we even have a special time on Saturday and then after a bit of a break for some other packages, we’re open for SILVER WEEKEND packages for the rest of the time registration is open.

Collectible Credentials

Special collectible badge and wristband only for SILVER package holders! These keepsakes will make sure you never forget your amazing weekend.

Access to our famous Karaoke Night!

A karaoke party like you've never seen with a special appearance from some of the celebrities! Come to sing, come to mingle, come to relax. This is a general admission so if you’d like to sit there are chairs in the back of the room. celebrities!

Admission to the Vendors Room

Silver folks especially on Friday Night and Saturday morning get in before most of our other patrons so you’ll get in amongst the first.


$449

 

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*Please note that if you have autographs as part of your ticket package benefits you will need to have something for the celebrities to sign. They will sign anything you bring from home and there is a wide assortment of photos and other collectibles on sale at the convention.

ADMISSION TICKET PACKAGES DO NOT INCLUDE PHOTO OPS; these must be purchased separately below or at the convention (if not sold out). Thanks!

OTHER TICKET OPTIONS, WITH OTHER BENEFITS, WILL BE COMING SOON. WHILE NO PACKAGE IS QUITE AS UPSCALE AS GOLD, THEY ARE STILL PLENTY SWEET. WHEN POSTED AND ON SALE WE’LL LET YOU KNOW VIA OUR EMAIL SYSTEM: SO SIGN UP FOR YOUR FREE E-MAILINGS AT https://www.creationent.com/email.htm

Additional ticket packages including:
Copper Weekend Packages
General Admission Weekend Packages
Preferred Single-Day
General Admission Single-Day will be tentatively become available as we get closer.


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STRANGER CON AUCTIONS AT CREATION'S AUCTION SITE: CHICAGO, IL

As we get closer to the convention we auction off special VIP Experiences for a limited number of fans with our amazing guest stars through our online auction site! Ten lucky fans get exclusive backstage access and the chance to meet all of the celebrities at the show. Imagine hanging out with some of the stars of Stranger Things!

The find out when the bidding starts and get access to the auction join our mailing list here: www.creationent.com/email.htm


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Having the chance to to get an in-person autograph from some of the stars of STRANGER THINGS is an exciting experience, and we've worked hard to bring it to you! There will be tons of great photographs and other collectibles available at the convention that are perfect for signing, or bring something from home. Have more than one thing you want signed? Purchase multiple tickets and get all of your autographs at once!

Autograph tickets DO NOT include admission to the convention. You must have an admission ticket for the convention on the day of your autograph session in order to redeem autograph tickets.

Note: Patrons must bring an item for celebrities to sign. You can bring something from home or purchase a photo or other collectible in the Vendors room. Please feel free to purchase as many autograph tickets of a particular celebrity as you'd like. Items that are deemed inappropriate by Creation will not be allowed to be presented at the autograph tables.

MILLIE BOBBY BROWN Eleven $75 (Sunday)

NOAH SCHNAPP Will Byers $45 (Sunday)

JOE KEERY Steve Harrington $40 (Saturday)

SHANNON PURSER Barbara "Barb" Holland $35 (Saturday)

NEW! BRETT GELMAN Murray Bauman $35 (Saturday and Sunday)

 

MORE SPECIAL AUTOGRAPHS TO BE ANNOUNCED


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Make a memory you'll never forget, at Creation Entertainment’s Photo Opportunities...

Your photo will be taken by Creation's magical, talented staff photographers! They take incredible pictures, make the stars comfortable posing with the fans, and are generally beloved by all.

MILLIE BOBBY BROWN Eleven $115 (Sunday)

NOAH SCHNAPP Will Byers $85 (Sunday)

JOE KEERY Steve Harrington $70 (Saturday)

SHANNON PURSER Barbara "Barb" Holland $50 (Saturday)

NEW! BRETT GELMAN Murray Bauman $45 (Saturday and Sunday)


GROUP PHOTO OPS: These are ultra-cool, check it out!
Two customers can be in these photo ops for the price of one photo op ticket.

Millie Bobby Brown and Noah Schnapp $189 (Sunday)

Joe Keery and Shannon Purser $140 (Saturday)


MORE SPECIAL PHOTO OPS TO BE ANNOUNCED


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If you'd like to see how much fans enjoy our our photo ops, click here!

If you have more questions about photo ops, click here for our Photo Op FAQ!

Photo Op tickets DO NOT include admission to the convention and are NEVER INCLUDED IN ANY TICKET PACKAGES. You must have an admission ticket for the convention to enter into the photo op areas.

YOUR ONE PHOTO OP TICKET CAN INCLUDE UP TO TWO FANS. YOU ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE UP TO FOUR FANS IN A PHOTO, TO DO THAT YOU MUST PURCHASE TWO TICKETS (Two Fans x Two Tickets = Four Fans In One Photo). We cannot accommodate over FOUR fans in any one photo op.


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EXCLUSIVE CONCIERGE SERVICE 

Ever dreamed of having an exclusive concierge assigned to you, and only you, at your favorite Creation Convention? Our Concierges know the rules inside and out, and use that knowledge to get you in line with the VIPs! Not only that, they also help you keep track of every event, signing and photo op, so you won’t miss a thing.

If you're interested in this premium service, write to: concierge@creationent.com for more info. Thank you.

Book your stay at our beautiful partner hotel, the Westin O'Hare, and turn your convention trip into a full-fledged holiday. The hotel offers exclusive low rates for anyone attending Stranger Con in Chicago.

WESTIN O'HARE
6100 N. River Rd.
ROSEMONT, IL. 60018

Westin O’Hare Hotel (close to the O’Hare Airport and a great spot for our convention!) Stay some extra days and enjoy this incredible cities, certainly always the strongest supporter of Creation Entertainment events anywhere.

Room Rates:
$129 single/double, double/double (two double beds)
Call 1-800-937-8461 or reserve online:

BOOK ONLINE



The show schedule is finalized the week of the convention due to flight itineraries and filming schedules of our celebrities. Convention activities usually start around 10:00 a.m., but will often earlier to accommodate one of the stars. Stage programming ends around 6:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. and autograph sessions begin after stage programming is complete for the day. This can run until 10:00 p.m. so PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY! Signings start later on Sundays, so we recommend that you plan to stay late or stay overnight. The final schedule is always posted on the WEDNESDAY PRIOR TO THE CONVENTION.

Our best advice is to plan for these time variabilities and check the schedule as soon as it is available.

All guests and scheduling are tentative and subject to change.