I'm going to be in Chicago for vacation, and WWC happens to be going on while I'm there. Never been to a con before, so figured I'd give it a whirl - no expectations at all, but I think it should be entertaining at the least. I've done some checking online to see what I can expect from this thing, and I'm not finding information that would be necessarily useful. The exclusives don't interest me at all, which is a shame after hearing about some of the goodies at the San Diego con. - Some events (Star Wars presentation) are labeled "ticket required" - does that mean you pay for them, or its a first come/first serve type of deal? - There are going to be a lot of artists/creators at the thing, and I see no mention of charging for autographs, though I'm not naive enough to think that its going to be free. What kind of damage can I expect? (Looking at Michael Turner, Alex Ross sigs). What about sketches? Apparently some artists do them, but what can I expect with that? I'm not going as a die-hard fanboy - other than the Dreamwave & Devil's Due TF comics, I haven't cracked any since the early 90s. I'm just looking to waste a day doing something different. But at the same time, I'd like to come prepared since it is halfway across the country for me! Any tips/advice from folks who have gone to these things before? Thanks in advance!