You cannot say that indicted former Illinois governor Rod Bagojevich is not a smart and pragmatic man.
Although recently convicted on a single count of federal corruption, Blago, as he is known to fans, had a mistrial on 23 others, so he’s still out and about. And what does a pol do while out on bail to feed the family?
He takes it to the people, and makes a little spending money by signing autographs at Wizard World Chicago/Chicago Comic-Con. Blago is well aware that cashing in on celebrity is the best followup to a political fall, and while thwarted in his attempt to appear on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me out of Here!, has been a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice. So he’s gone where all reality stars go.
Blagojevich will appear at a photo session at 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and then sign autographs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
“I’m looking forward to meeting loyal supporters and other fans on Saturday,” said Blagojevich, whose many recent television appearances included a stint on “Celebrity Apprentice.”
“Wizard World Chicago Comic Con is all about pop culture, and Rod Blagojevich is as relevant to today’s news as it gets,” said Gareb Shamus, CEO of Wizard Entertainment. “We think the court of public opinion will show him to be a popular figure at the show.”
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.