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Exclusive 'Back to the Future' Fan Experiences Are Coming to Fan Expo Chicago 2023 - What to Know

Back to the Future was a transformative step forward for science fiction following its release in 1980, and in its wake, left an immeasurable impact on pop culture. The cult classic explored the means of time travel and the live-altering implications it loomed overhead - including the possibility of ruining our realities before they can even happen. The success of Back to the Future remains to be a career highlight for talents such as Micheal J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, who have since still been celebrated for their lead roles in the sci-fi smash hit. Fan Expo HQ is known for its impressive guest rosters, though promises rarer opportunities for fans of the film that will take place exclusively at Fan Expo Chicago.


An Afternoon with the Cast of Back to the Future


Great Scott! Fan Expo Chicago 2023 is hosting a live Back to the Future cast reunion as a part of their convention programming. An Afternoon with the Cast of Back to the Future will reassemble the iconic leading cast - Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, and Tom Wilson - as they appear for an afternoon that's set to be filled with stories around the making of the Back to the Future saga. The cast will engage with fans while answering questions and speaking more about the film, its influence on entertainment media, their career paths, and more. General admission to An Afternoon with the Cast of Back to the Future is free to attend on a first-come, first-served basis for all badge holders, but Gold and Silver Tickets prioritize seating in the panel room. An Afternoon with the Cast of Back to the Future will take place on Sunday, August 13 at 2:00 p.m.


Ultimate Back to the Future Experience


Is seeing the cast in real-time not enough for you? The Ultimate Back to the Future Experience is an even greater way to commemorate your time at Fan Expo Chicago 2023. THE ULTIMATE BACK TO THE FUTURE EXPERIENCE - STANDARD Package will get you a Gold Ticket to An Afternoon with the Cast of Back to the Future, One guaranteed in-person autograph on a Standard 8x10 photo of your choice from Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, and Tom Wilson (photo not included), and a professional photo op featuring the cast of Back to the Future including Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, and Tom Wilson. You and up to three others are allowed to join the cast in the photo op. THE ULTIMATE BACK TO THE FUTURE EXPERIENCE - STANDARD Package is priced at $1,099.95. USD.


The Michael J. Fox: The Experience


More of a Marty McFly fan? The Michael J. Fox: The Experience and Michael J. Fox: The Ultimate Experience are for you. A Michael J. Fox: The Experience Package will score you a Silver Ticket into An Afternoon with the Cast of Back to the Future, a professional photo op with Fox featuring you and up to three others, and an authentic autograph pre-signed by Fox on a Back to the Future 8×10 photo, where the photo is provided by Fan Expo HQ. You can pick up your ticket for Michael J. Fox: The Experience for $399.35 USD. Photos can be framed for an additional $25.00 USD.


Michael J. Fox: The Ultimate Experience


If you prefer a Gold Ticket over a Silver Ticket, the Michael J. Fox: The Ultimate Experience has you covered. It includes everything in the Michael J. Fox: The Experience Package but upgrades your seating at An Afternoon with the Cast of Back to the Future. Instead of your photo being pre-signed, you are guaranteed an in-person autograph from Fox on the photo of your choosing. You are responsible for providing the photo. Tickets are at an upcharge and cost $549.95 USD.



TIERED BACK TO THE FUTURE EXPERIENCES


If you're still thinking about THE ULTIMATE BACK TO THE FUTURE EXPERIENCE - STANDARD Package but want to explore your options, Fan Expo Chicago offers a tiered package plan that makes it easier for you to decide which option best fits your wants. THE ULTIMATE BACK TO THE FUTURE EXPERIENCE - PREMIUM Package includes a Gold Ticket to An Afternoon with the Cast of Back to the Future, one guaranteed in-person autograph on a Premium item of your choice, from Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd & Tom Wilson where you will provide the item, and a professional photo op featuring the cast of Back to the Future including Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, and Tom Wilson, with you accompanied by three other parties. Per Fan Expo HQ, a Premium Item is defined as one of these items: comic books (Raw or Graded), books, magazines, scripts, newspapers, non-sports trading cards, DVDs, video games, 11 X 14 to 11 x 17 photos, mini posters, 16 X 20 photos, license plates, movie posters, record albums, Funko Pop, action figures, hats, and signs. THE ULTIMATE BACK TO THE FUTURE EXPERIENCE - PREMIUM Package will run you $1,199.95 USD.

THE ULTIMATE BACK TO THE FUTURE EXPERIENCE - PREMIUM BULKY Package offers the same incentives as the THE ULTIMATE BACK TO THE FUTURE EXPERIENCE - PREMIUM Package does when it comes down to the ticket and photograph. However, this upgrade grants you one guaranteed in-person autograph on a Premium Bulky item of your choice, from Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd & Tom Wilson. Fan Expo HQ considers Premium Bulky items to be hoverboards, jackets, a DeLorean, shoes (note: no Nike Shoes allowed), flux capacitors, guitar and/or pickguards, camcorders, Pepsi bottles, or sports equipment. THE ULTIMATE BACK TO THE FUTURE EXPERIENCE - PREMIUM BULKY Packages currently retail at $1,299.95 USD.


PHOTO OPS


Standard, premium, and bulky autograph opportunities will be available for Fox, Lloyd, Thompson, and Wilson throughout the duration of the convention. Photo opportunity tickets for pictures with the entire cast, the Fox-Lloyd duo, and Llody with the DeLorean are also available for purchase. If you just want to say "hello" to cast members and grab a selfie at their table, you can purchase Selfie Tickets for your on-the-floor snapshots with Lloyd, Thompson, and Wilson.

Ticket sales for Fan Expo Chicago 2023 are officially live. Fan Expo Chicago will return from August 10 to August 13, 2023, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. More information about Fan Expo Chicago 2023 will be shared through an official newsletter that can be subscribed to here, and new updates about the convention are accessible through their official Facebook Page.


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