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Starrcast 4-day wresting podcast convention to bring over 5,000 fans to Hyatt Regency Schaumburg

August 30 – September 2

Schaumburg, IL (August 20, 2018)What is being called “The Woodstock of Professional Wrestling”, Starrcast, is coming to the Hyatt Regency in Schaumburg over Labor Day weekend for a four-day wrestling podcast convention and fan fest loaded with over-20 stage shows, meet and greets, autograph signings, unique photo opportunities, parties and more, with some of the most iconic names in sports entertainment.

STARRCAST ON FITE in Chicago NorthwestStarting on Thursday, August 30 and running through Sunday, September 2, over 5,000 fans will gather in Schaumburg to celebrate current, past and future legends of professional wrestling, and support some of the best pro wrestling themed podcasts that have spiked in popularity over the past two years.

Created to support “All In” – the first independent professional wrestling show in history to sell 10,000 tickets, taking place on September 1st at The Sears Center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois – Starrcast has made the Chicagoland area the epicenter of the wrestling world and a destination location for fans this summer. Fans who can’t make it to The Windy City can access more than 40 hours of Starrcast content live and on-demand through digital live streaming network FITE.TV and the FITE mobile app.

“Never in the wrestling industry, or in the fan convention business for that matter, has an event like Starrcast sold out over three months in advance. There has been such an unprecedented demand for access to this event that we were able to partner with a worldwide digital combat sports network, FITE TV, to broadcast all four days of our event,” said Starrcast creator and two-time Sports Illustrated Sports Podcaster of the Year award-winner Conrad Thompson. “If you are a fan of the current product, or at any point in your life you enjoyed professional wrestling, this is a can’t miss event. We have gone all out to make sure fans are treated to experiences they can’t get anywhere else.”

Talent scheduled to appear at Starrcast include:

All In Performers: Cody, The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson), IWGP Heavy Weight Champion Kenny Omega, “Hangman” Adam Page, “The Villian” Marty Scurll, Pentagon Jr., MJF, Britt Baker, Kota Ibushi, Brandi Rhodes, Joey Janela & Penelope Ford, Chelsea Green, Fenix, Jay Lethal, NWA World Champion Nick Aldis, from the television hit show ‘Arrow’ Stephen Amell, Tessa Blanchard, Rey Mysterio, The Briscoes (Mark and Jay), Colt Cabana and more.

WWE Hall of Famers: Kevin Nash, X-Pac, Scott Hall, Jeff Jarrett, Diamond Dallas Page, Madusa, Terry Funk, Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson, J.J. Dillion, Teddy Long, Ron Simmons, and Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler.

Legends: Lex Luger, Billy Gunn, Road Warrior Animal, Magnum T.A., Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, Gail Kim, The Barbarian, Marcus “Buff” Bagwell, Raven, Bully Ray, Haku, Glacier, Bruce Prichard, Kevin Sullivan, Eric Bischoff, Tony Schiavone, Dutch Mantell and more.

Podcasts: Something To Wrestle with Bruce Prichard, What Happened When with Tony Schiavone, 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff, Keeping it 100 with Konann, X-Pac 1,2,360, Bunny Ears with Macaulay Culkin and Matt Cohen, The Art of Wrestling with Colt Cabana, Marty and Sarah Love Wrestling, Full Throttle with Madusa, and over-30 more podcasts represented on Pod Cast Row.

For a full list of talent scheduled to appear, visit

Fans can still purchase a general admission weekend pass ($49.00/plus tax) on line or a general admission daily pass on site ($20.00/cash only). General admission guests have access to video game stations, numerous iconic photo booth opportunities, Podcast Movement’s Pop Up Studio, Wall of Fame, a play-by-play booth, collector’s corner and vendor room.

For a complete schedule of events, visit

For talent announcements, schedule updates and all things Starrcast, follow on Twitter @Starrcast18.


Media Contact – Starrcast
Derek Cuculich

Media Contact – Meet Chicago Northwest
Dave Parulo, President


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