Stranger Things is of the biggest smash hits on Netflix. With its recently-released third season, this show by the Duffer Brothers has cemented itself into the popular culture landscape and has gained a huge following of fans.
The city of Chicago is thrilled to be hosting what they are calling Stranger Con 2019. This is a convention for all kinds of Stranger Things fans to come and meet one another and the stars of the show itself. It is taking place this year from October 5 –6th, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago. Right now, discount hotel reservations are available for convention-goers, so book soon before they sell out.
This year’s Stranger Con has all your favorites from the show. Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), and other cast members will be there to sign autographs and take pictures with their fans. Be sure to check the convention website to see which day your favorite actor will be there.
While in town you should take a look at some of the other things that you can do during the Stranger Con 2019 weekend. We have a few ideas for options you may want to consider.
A good choice for somewhere to go while waiting for your time to enjoy Stranger Con is the Rosemont Theater. This historic venue seats up to 4,400 people. It frequently hosts some of the biggest names in comedy, dance shows, Broadway shows, and even musical acts.
You can catch some of your favorite acts at this theater and see the big names that you have always wanted to see live and in person. You can also enjoy a nice slice of authentic Chicago pizza while you are there.
You really can’t go to Chicago and not check out the Navy Pier. A visit here makes you feel like you’ve gotten the full city experience. This area of the city alone has all kinds of attractions that you’d never expect to find all in one place. You can check out everything from shopping to amusement rides to the famous WBEZ Chicago radio station that broadcasts the popular radio program “This American Life.”
There is something for everyone at the Navy Pier, and that is why it is a must-visit destination while you are in Chicago. They rotate the available attractions at the Pier throughout the year so those who go back a second or third time may get to see something new.
You probably don’t know this attraction by the Cloud Gate name, but that is what it is officially called. Most people just know it as “The Bean.” It is a giant piece of living art that you can walk right up to and touch. It is in the shape of a giant and reflective metal bean right in the middle of downtown. Go up and touch it, walk underneath it, and make sure to take your picture with this important piece of art.
These are all great ideas for things you can do in between visiting with your fellow Stranger Things fans. Make sure you check out the dates of the convention to see when your favorite actors and actresses from the show will be available at the convention. Get ready for this exciting event and do Chicago right!