Weirdest Guest Of Wizard World Chicago – Rod Blagojevich (UPDATE)

Posted by August 20, 2010 Comment

What do you do when your political career is over, your name is a national joke and you have nothing left to live for?

You go to Wizard World Comic Con.

Disgraced Illinois politician Rod Blagojevich will appear at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con tomorrow – not to open it, but to set up his booth. Sign autographs and pose for photos for a few dollars here, a few dollars there.

Seriously, it feels like a Daily Show sketch.

Blagojevich was arrested for a series of fraudulent schemes including allegations that he wanted to sell President Obama’s vacant seat to the highest bidder – with video to back this up.

His recent court appearance saw him convicted of lying to investigators but, as jurors could not agree on the other charges, a mistrial was called. A new trial has been called on the remaining contested charges.

Bleeding Cool kudos points for the weirdest photo anyone gets.

UPDATE: Blimey he’s charging $50 for an autograph and $80 for a posed photo...

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