After cancelling their events last fall, Wizard Entertainment announced that the Wizard World Chicago 2006 convention held in Chicago will feature the ultimate in video game entertainment, Video Games Live. With Video Games Live, an immersive concert featuring music from the biggest video games of all time performed by some of the nationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most respected orchestras and choirs, Wizard Entertainment continues its unrivaled commitment to providing fans with the best in pop-culture entertainment.
Video Games Live will feature exclusive video footage and music arrangements, lasers, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Video Games Live brings an incredibly exciting and unique element to our events which our attendees will be certain to appreciate and enjoy,Ã¢â‚¬? said Gareb Shamus, Chairman and CEO of Wizard Conventions. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Video gaming has become an important part of todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s culture and by adding Video Games Live to our already impressive line-up of Wizard World activities, it furthers our reputation as the number one pop-culture show in the country.Ã¢â‚¬?
Video Games Live is a complete celebration of the video game industry which includes pre- and post-show festival activities including a costume contest, playable game demos and meet-and-greet with game designers and composers. Music from some of the top game franchises will be performed, including Mario, Zelda, Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Warcraft, Myst, Castlevania, Medal of Honor, Sonic, Kingdom Hearts, Tron, Final Fantasy, Advent Rising, Beyond Good and Evil, and God of War.