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FAN EXPO Chicago is "Vacation" Destination With National Lampoon Reunion

Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, Anthony Michael Hall, Randy Quaid, and Dana Barron Reunite On Stage


Chicago, Illinois (May 18, 2023) – Chicago’s longest-running comics and pop culture convention, FAN EXPO Chicago became a “Vacation” destination with today’s announcement of a once-in-a-lifetime reunion of NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION cast members including Chevy Chase, Anthony Michael Hall, Christie Brinkley, Randy Quaid, and Dana Barron at this year’s show, running August 10 - 13, 2023 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. The event marks the 40th anniversary of the classic film’s release.

The storied cast of one of the most beloved comedies in cinema history will meet and greet fans throughout the weekend, and take to the stage to discuss their experiences working on the film and the impact it had on generations of audiences. First released on July 29, 1983, NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION showcased some of Chicago’s most notable creative talent, putting little-known screenwriter John Hughes on the map with Harold Ramis’s follow-up to CADDYSHACK. The film follows the Griswold family’s misadventures on a cross-country drive from the suburbs of Chicago to the Walley World theme park.


Additional highlights of FAN EXPO Chicago 2023 include a time-tripping “Back to the Future” cast reunion featuring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, and Tom Wilson; legendary director Sam Raimi (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, The Evil Dead); Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian, Breaking Bad); Christina Ricci (Wednesday, The Addams Family); Henry Winkler (Arrested Development, Scream, Happy Days); and Katee Sackhoff (The Mandalorian, Battlestar Galactica).


FAN EXPO Chicago runs August 10 - 13, 2023 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Show hours are Thursday 4 - 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets start at $22 during the advanced pricing window until July 26, 2023, and begin at $27 from July 27 through the end of the show; 4-day passes and VIP packages also available at https://fanexpohq.com/fanexpochicago/buy-tickets/. More information and updates can be found at https://fanexpohq.com/fanexpochicago/.

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